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Democrats for Oil & Communism

Posted by Admin on June 19, 2008

UPDATE:

Today, Rep. Hinchey (D) has “stepped back” from his call for nationalization of oil refineries… Sort of.

In an interview with FOX News today we have the following offering:

But on Thursday, Hinchey avoided questions over his support for U.S. ownership of refineries in an interview with FOX News. He conceded, however, that the idea was unlikely.

Asked if he advocated the government taking over the oil business, he said: “Let’s be serious. The government is not going to be taking over these refineries. … But I do think we need to be putting national pressure on these oil companies … to let them know that we’re prepared to do whatever is in the national interest of the people of this country. That’s our job — do what is in the public interest.”

Rep. Hinchey Steps Off Idea of Oil Refinery Nationalization,
FOX News, June 19, 2008

No, Rep. Hinchey your JOB is to uphold the Constitution, not make recommendations for communist actions. Your job is to work within the confines of the U.S. Constitution when suggesting solutions. If you were truly interested in the public interest as you state you would never even CONSIDER what you suggested yesterday. He may be backtracking now, but he sure sounded firm yesterday… Perhaps someone pulled him aside and pointed out that his recommendation would be illegal here in the U.S.!

~ ORIGINAL POST ~

Now, most people have probably heard at one time or another Republicans, Libertarians and others cry out that “Democrats are nothing more than communists”! A lot of those same people seem to think conservatives are just overreacting and smearing them.

Well, for those who have any doubts, they need look no further than Washington this week where several Democrats have now suggested, in public, that government control of oil companies is the way to solve our looming energy “crisis”. That’s right, they are calling for nationalization of oil refineries. [For those who may not be aware of what this means – it means that they want the government to take control of these companies away from private owners. They want to assume ownership of these refineries. In doing so, they also claim that they can regulate the amount of oil on the market and thus regulate the price of said oil.]

This is outright communism. They aren’t even trying to hide it anymore. Now, they might lie and say it’s “socialism”, but when the GOVERNMENT owns the means of production it cannot be called anything other than communism. If anyone really thinks that “we the people” control our government, then they haven’t really been paying attention. But, somehow, they think that if the government takes control things will end up just peachy – because you know things have worked out so well for the Venezuelan people since Chavez took over that now our representatives want to do the same things here! (And yes, that was sarcasm!)

For all the complaining they do about our rights being taken away, and our Constitution being torn to shreds, they don’t seem too concerned that this solution would violate the rights of citizens, and thereby undermine the personal property rights of every citizen. They seem to think that because it is the oil companies and the wealthy that own them that they somehow don’t have the same rights as other citizens.

I’m actually so completely disgusted that members of the U.S. House of Representatives are proposing an outright communist solution to these problems that I’m having trouble coming up with the words at this point! I, no doubt, will have to come back to this issue when I get over my shock and speechlessness.

So, for now, I’ll just give you a few links to places you can read more about this proposal yourself. Fans of this blog will no doubt understand what a disaster this policy would be, and why it goes against the very principles of our nation.

Oh, and one more thing before I give you those links – remember the restaurant that serves our Congress critters? It USED to be owned by our government… It steadily lost money so they decided it would be best to privatize it – that’s right they sold it to someone else because they couldn’t do a good enough job of managing it! And now, these same people, think they can take over the oil companies? They couldn’t even run a restaurant, and yet, here they are wanting to be put in control of our oil industry… Could they really be that naive? Answer: Yes, they are!

Another interesting thing I must note – I tried to find more information about what was said by these Democrats yesterday and what I did find was a deafening silence on the part of the MSM. Just another example of the truth taking a back-seat to political posturing. God forbid, the American public be exposed to what these Democrats are proposing – why that might muck things up for the media’s poster-boy candidate the marxist Obama…

~ MORE INFORMATION ~

ARTICLES:

Be Careful What You Wish For, Congress” – Neil Cavuto, FOXNews.com, June 18, 2008

Dems want control over U.S. oil flow: Hinchy joins Waters, says ‘We should own oil refineries” – WND June 19, 2008

VIDEOS:

Maurice Hinchey: Let’s Nationalize Oil! – Video from Neil Cavuto’s show on FNC, June 18, 2008
(This video at YouTube contains a very disturbing interview with a liberal who thinks this is a wonderful idea. Neil’s points are completely lost on her… In fact, at the end Cavuto jokingly says, “as long as you don’t nationalize the media”, she laughingly replies that it would be the first thing on the list! Well, why not, that’s another thing Hugo Chavez has done too – because you can’t have a communist government without a Free Press after all…)

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Obama Exposed – 1995 Interview Proves him a Collectivist

Posted by Admin on April 1, 2008

This post was originally published on the LibertyRocks.us Blog –
BREAKING NEWS: Obama’s 1995 Interview Exposes Him as a Collectivist.

First, for those of you who may not be familiar with what Collectivism is, let’s look to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary for a definition;

COLLECTIVISM:
1
:a political or economic theory advocating collective control especially over production and distribution; also : a system marked by such control
2: emphasis on collective rather than individual action or identity

– Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary; Entry – Collectivism
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Collectivism
Accessed on March 31, 2008

Here is another, perhaps more complete, definition:

Collectivism holds that the individual is not an end to himself,
but is only a tool to serve the ends of the group.

What is the key principle underlying collectivism?
The theory of collectivism (in all its variants) holds that man is not an end to himself, but is only a tool to serve the ends of others. Collectivism, unlike individualism, holds the group as the primary, and the standard of moral value. Whether that group is a dictator’s gang, the nation, society, the race, (the) god(s), the majority, the community, the tribe, etc., is irrelevant — the point is that man in principle is a sacrificial victim, whose only value is his ability to sacrifice his happiness for the will of the “group”.

What is the opposite of collectivism?
The opposite of collectivism is individualism. Individualism declares that each and every man, may live his own life for his own happiness, as an end to himself. Politically, the result of such as principle is capitalism: a social system where the individual does not live by permission of others, but by inalienable right.

– Capitalism.org FAQs
http://www.capitalism.org/faq/collectivism.htm
Accessed on March 31, 2008

Now that you know what Communism, oops, I mean collectivism is, you will know what to look for as you read the interview linked below that Barack Obama gave just 10 years ago…

Here are just two of the more audacious quotes from the interview;

[One Quick Note; As I was reading this, before posting this piece on my blog, I thought to myself, “Wow, the title of Obama’s book was really like a freudian slip wasn’t it. Obama and his closest supporters actually had the “Audacity to Hope”, that people wouldn’t realize the true content of his character in a National Campaign. The Democrats really messed this one up allowing him to get this far – unless this is what they all believe! I guess we shouldn’t be surprised really… A quote of Maya Angelou’s came to my attention in the last few days, she said (paraphrased) Believe somebody when they show you who they are… the FIRST time.]

Anyone familiar with Star Trek will identify the first quote of Obama’s as sounding eerily familiar to the Borg! Automatons without thoughts of their own, with no desire, but that of the collective. Does Barack imagine himself some come-to-life version of the Borg Queen?

Obama on Individualism, vs. Collective thought, action and deed…
Borg Drone from Star Trek In America,” Obama says, “we have this strong bias toward individual action. You know, we idolize the John Wayne hero who comes in to correct things with both guns blazing. But individual actions, individual dreams, are not sufficient. We must unite in collective action, build collective institutions and organizations.”

– Barack Obama,
Interview with the Chicago Reader, 1995

Obama on the Million Man March, which he attended:
Historically, African-Americans have turned inward and towards black nationalism whenever they have a sense, as we do now, that the mainstream has rebuffed us, and that white Americans couldn’t care less about the profound problems African-Americans are facing

– Barack Obama,
Interview with the Chicago Reader, 1995

Please go to Nice Deb’s Blog to read the rest of the interview…

OH, WAIT!!! I almost forgot! What about Hillary, you say?

In case you think I’m just slammin’ Obama, please consider the following – Hillary is no different than Barack. She just has a different name for describing the good Democrats that she has met along the campaign trail. She describes them as good “Communitarians“. [Communitarianism is basically the same as collectivism, denial of all forms of self, in the pursuit of the benefit of the whole, with no thought to the goodness of invidualism. In other words, denying our God-given freedom of thought even for the good of the majority.]

“I was shocked when I learned Iowa and Mississippi have never elected a woman governor, senator or member of Congress,” Clinton told the paper. “There has got to be something at work here. How can Iowa be ranked with Mississippi? That’s not the quality. That’s not the communitarianism, that’s not the openness I see in Iowa.”

– Hillary Clinton, stated to the Des Moines Register,
October 2007, while campaigning in Iowa during the Primaries

Now, you may say Communitarianism is the opposite of libertarianism, and you may be right, but it is also the enemy ideologically to the United States as a Freedom Loving Constitutional Republic! We were not set up as a Socialist/Communist government. Which is the TRUE agenda of both Collectivism, and Communitarianism. And those who say, either ignorantly, or dishonestly that it’s not would end up paving the way for those who recognize it as such, and destroy our country along the way.

Conservatism, Individualism, Capitalism, and its friends in philosophical ideology are what’s best about the United States and what has made this country the most free in the world. We cannot let Collectivists, Communitarians, Socialists, and Communists oppress us like they have millions of other poor unfortunate souls across the world (See the Former Soviet Union (USSR), Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, Fidel Castro, etc…) and are doing to this day (see China, Chavez/Venezuela, Kim Jong Il/North Korea).

Thanks to “Nice Deb“, who brings news of the interview to the blogosphere, and to “Jet Jaguar” over on FreeRepublic.com who notified me of the posting of this expose at Ace of Spades.

UPDATE – April 21, 2008:

Several have written requesting the URL of the original article at the Chicago Reader.
Please accept my apologies for not including it initially in this post:

DeZutter, Hank, “What Makes Obama Run“, The Chicago Reader, December 8, 1995, http://www.chicagoreader.com/features/stories/archive/barackobama/, accessed on April 21, 2008

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