Sunday, January 19, 2014

The "Citizen X" factor

With the release of the book by Robert Gates we find the not so stunning revelation that Obama and Hillary Clinton were making state decisions based upon political calculations. 

For instance, in 2007 when both Obama and Clinton were running against each other they opposed the Iraq "surge" on politics alone.  The quote from Gates was "Hillary told the president that her opposition to the [2007] surge in Iraq had been political because she was facing him in the Iowa primary.  … The president conceded vaguely that opposition to the Iraq surge had been political. To hear the two of them making these admissions, and in front of me, was as surprising as it was dismaying.”

It is exactly this revelation that is the crux of the argument for those who say that a government in control of all of us is wrong and constitutionally illegal.  When decisions are made by our elected leaders that do NOT consider all of the facts and rely on decisions purely for political reasons is, well, dangerous.  We all know this, including those who are making decisions purely for political expediency.  The quote above should say it all because before either Obama and Hillary arrived in their lofty positions, Bush enacted the surge in 2007.  By all accounts, it worked.

We also know that all failed Communist states as well as Socialist ones had a robust propaganda department that was fueled by "political officers".  The Soviets had them in every industry throughout the motherland.  The idea that every bit of information is dissected and spun into propaganda to strengthen the State vs. individualism is paramount to idea that the State is best for the people.  The State makes all decisions about individual things because they are incapable of making the right decisions for themselves.  Thus political officers had to take adverse information and spin it into something ideal for the State, or worse, get rid of all evidence to the contrary including the individuals with such dangerous information or thought.

I think the best example that we can take to illustrate how the political decisions made for the benefit for the State over its peoples is the true life story of Andrei Chikatilo.  Mr. Chikalito was responsible for the serial murders of 53 women and children in the Soviet Union between 1978 and 1990.  Holly wood made a movie titled "Citizen X".  The reason I chose this example is because Citizen X's crimes and resulting investigation spanned the time period before and after the Soviet Union's collapse.  It wasn't until after the collapse (1991) that the police quickly caught the man responsible.  53 Women and Children lost their lives because, as the political apparatchik in charge of the investigation who put it -- "Serial Killers are a decadent Western Phenomena and do not exist in the Soviet State". 

To watch the movie is to understand what the realities of life under government rule is all about.  Instead of following the forensic evidence in the killers' wake, the political officer in charge of the decision making targeted homosexuals (who himself was a homosexual).  In fact, citizen x was arrested with his killing kit and the political officer demanded his release because he was a "communist party member in good standing".

The idea that the State is the best thing in which to live our lives under is dangerous and inherently -- un-American!

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