From Churchill’s Parrot blog: www.churchillsparrot.com
Itâ€™s harvest time all across Americaâ€™s fruited plain and what a glorious harvest it is this year for American liberals.
For well over forty years they have been sowing the seeds of entitlement mentality, racial suspicion, class warfare, government bureaucracy, and moral relativism into American churches, classrooms, town halls, and places of business.Â Now they are at last bringing home the prize they have worked so hard to achieve: The United Socialist States of America.
Best of all, they have Tom Sawyerâ€™d the Republicans into doing most of the heavy lifting for them.Â Â
For instance, they have George W. Bush (the ostensibly Republican President of the United States) asking the Democratic party-run CongressÂ to allow the government to buy $700 billion in toxic mortgages. Genius!Â Not only is this the largest financial bailout of the American economy since FDRâ€™s New Deal but, in conjunction with the $5.2 trillion government takeover of Fannie and Freddie, it amounts to the â€œthe greatest nationalization in the history of humanity.â€ As we said earlier, eat your heart out Hugo Chavez!Â
Better still, liberals can have their socialism and eat it too, for they are rather successfully trumpeting this transition as proof positive of the failure of Conservatism.
Theyâ€™re right of course. This is the failure of Conservatism; not of its principles, however, but in their application – as in, they werenâ€™t!Â Â Â Â Â
Observe – at the heart of the Americaâ€™s present economic meltdown is the mortage crisis.Â At the heart of the mortagage crisis are decisions â€“ empowered by liberal dogma of equal access for all regardless of ability to pay â€“ which forced lending institutions to make suicidalÂ loans.Â The Clinton Administrationâ€™s â€œ National Homeownership Strategyâ€ started the ball rolling in 1994. This was followed a number of well-intentioned/economically-disastrous (read â€œliberalâ€) maneuvers which brought The Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 into full force making matters worse.Â Bushieâ€™s â€œownership societyâ€ proposals only furthered the folly.Â And a wee bit of good old fashioned corruption (oddly majority Demorcrat) sealed the deal.Â Alas, the American economy now lay in ruins.
Government mandates forcing businesses to give their product away to those who cannot affordÂ it will go broke.Â Who knew?Â Well actually any Kindergartner could tell you that but â€¦Â damn it was a good ride while it lasted wasnâ€™t it?
Now faced with the staggering tab for feel-good liberalism and the corruption which funds it, the American people are clamoring for the â€œstabilityâ€ of Mother Socialism, so long as she dons the blue blazer with striped top hat and trousers of Uncle Sam.
Bravo America. And welcome to the world federation of socialist republics!