I’ve been touting this book for years, but in the interest of beating a dead horse, I’ll tout it once more. Parallel Journeys written by former Nazi Youth member, Alfons Heck, is a must read in light of the “Obama Youth” video below.
As any good despot knows, brainwashing the youth is the best place to start when one wants to secure a stout, albeit mindless, following. It worked for Hitler.
Now, I’m not accusing Obama of actively recruiting young people and holding Hitleresque rallies (or poorly choreographed cheer squads). He doesn’t have to; he’s got the main stream media, public schools, and Rock the Vote working those gigs.
Why the Obama Youth pep rally? To sing the praises of Obama’s plan to turn America into a socialist state…er…I mean, to sing the praises of Obama’s health care plan, of course. Now, I’m not an expert on all things health care, but I have some serious issues with the message here. So, in the spirit of educating today’s youthful mush heads, I’d like to offer up a reality check.
The video starts out with the young men chanting, what sounds like, “Alpha, Omega.” Can’t you just see the Messiah laying hands on them? Lesson number one: Obama isn’t deity.
And the praise begins:
“Because of Obama, I’m inspired to be the next doctor.”
And thanks to the Messiah’s socialized health care plan, Jr., you won’t get paid squat. But that won’t matter since you won’t have student loans because, thanks to your Messiah, you’ll go to college on tax payer money. You’ll probably get extra grant money for being a minority. ACORN will make sure of that.
“Because of Obama, I’m inspired to be the next lawyer.”
And work for the NAACP or the ACLU suing “The Man” after you’ve gone to college on “The Man’s” dime. Oh, and I’m sure ACORN can use you.
“Because of Obama, I’m inspired to be the next automotive technician.”
Your vo-tech education will also be financed by the tax payers. You might not rake in the dough as a gear head, but at least you won’t be one of those selfish rich people who pay 70+% of the country’s taxes. You’ll also have free health care, and the government will ensure that you are fiscally solvent by securing your mortgage, thanks to ACORN. Oh, and they’ll pay for your kids’ college, too.
The “I’m inspired” chorus continues down the line until we hear a rousing can-can line of: “Yes we can!”
Then some loud mumbling that is barely discernible, followed by:
“Take more responsibility for our own lives.”
Pardon me? Responsibility for your own lives? With socialized health care? With the government bailing out failed businesses? With the government backing mortgages? With the government paying for everyone’s college? With the government telling you what kind of light bulb to use? I beg to differ.
Next up, viewers are apprised of the finer points of the Obama Health Care Plan.
“Obama’s health care plan will include coverage of all essential medical services.”
And from the look of half you kids, treatment for juvenile diabetes will, no doubt, be essential. Oh, let’s not forget tax payer funded abortion. Wouldn’t want to punish your girlfriend or daughter with an unwanted baby.
“Obama’s health care plan will provide minimal copay for deductibles.”
Copays and deductibles set by the very government lackeys who tanked Fannie and Freddie. I can’t wait.
“Obama’s health care plan will simplify paperwork for providers.”
Show me a time, just one time, when government bureaucracy has EVER resulted in simplified paperwork. Look Jr., after you’ve stood in line at the DMV and seen its stellar efficiency, let me know if you still think the phrase “simplify paperwork” in regard to government isn’t the most ludicrous thing you’ve ever heard.
“Obamas health care plan will provide services for families who cannot afford Medicaid.”
The services are already there; they are already being provided. The problem isn’t a lack of services, it’s a lack of payment. The tax payers are already footing the bill. On Obama’s plan, we’ll be footing even more.
“Obama’s health care plan will provide the participants the ability to move from job to job without changing health care coverage.”
Yep, you’ll even get to keep your coverage if you quit your job at Slurpy Heaven, and become a permanent fixture in the unemployment line. Hence the term, ‘Universal’.
“Obama’s health care plan will extend coverage to young adults up to the age of 25 through their parents plan.”
I don’t really get this one. I mean, universal coverage is just that – universal coverage. So, Jr. (at age 25?), when you finally decide to cut the cord, you can jump from Mom and Pop’s universal health care provided by the government to your own universal health care provided by the government. The difference would be…?
“Obama’s health care plan will not turn any American away from any insurance plan.”
I could be missing something here, but how could there be any other insurance plan? Thanks to a government-funded, entitlement-driven health care system that is FREE (bought and paid for by the tax payers), all other insurance companies will go bust. This is pretty much a moot point.
“Obama’s health care plan will offer health information technology.”
And that means…? I wasn’t aware of a major deficit in this area. I think the Messiah pilfered this from Senator Frist. But more on that later.
“Obama’s plan will reform our market structure to increase competition.”
This is sheer lunacy. But since no one is bothering to actually hold Obama, or anyone in his camp, to what they say, this will probably pass uncontested among those who don’t know squat about history or economics. Katie Couric comes to mind…
Universal health care will not increase competition. Who can compete with the lowest bidder? Who can compete with the government giving hand outs? Who’s going to pay for insurance when the government will cover you? Who will be competing with whom?
“Obama’s plan will offer federal re-insurance to employers”
Again, a la tax payer money. I see a pattern here.
Obama’s plan, as highlighted by these youthful minions, sounds like a more Marxist version of Sen. Frist’s brainchild, “Healthy Mae”.
Speaking to the National Press Club last month [July 2004], Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist floated the idea that the country should create a publicly-chartered private insurer that would help create a big secondary market for health insurance. If it ever came into being, Healthy Mae, patterned after the mortgage market-maker Fannie Mae, would be designed to give individual buyers access to a more stable insurance market — which presumably would feature lower rates that could keep more people covered.
Given the demise of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the thought of a Healthy Mae borders on laughable…or downright frightening. Now that we have the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, (and the fulfillment of years of Republican prophesying that Fannie and Freddie needed reform), the premise that Healthy Mae would have been “designed to give individual buyers access to a more stable insurance market-which would presumably feature lower rates” is a chilling thought, indeed. My guess is that even lower rates would be given to minorities at the behest of such prestigious groups as, oh, I don’t know…ACORN.
But back to the Obama Youth. I’m not knocking these kids. What they want to do with their lives is admirable. But to say their inspiration is “Because of Obama” is truly sad, indeed. What these kids don’t know, because the schools don’t teach history any more, is that Obama will hand them more of the same oppression that they’ve gotten from the Democratic party since the ’60’s. But because he’s black, we are anathema for pointing this out.
Universal health care sounds dandy when chanted by excitable, camo-clad zealots. But, if it’s so great, why do millions of people, from countries who have socialized health care, venture to our shores for treatment? Because our health care is better.
If these kids were being taught history, and not social reconstructionism; economics, and not disguised socialism, they’d know that Obama’s direction for this country hinders any chance of true empowerment, true liberty, or true self-reliance. They don’t realize that their conscience will be guided by the government, and the laws of this country will be subject to a global jury.
Sure, handouts and entitlements will abound. Health care, college, and mortgages for everyone. But what the youth for Obama haven’t been told is this: Whenever someone gives you something, whenever something isn’t earned, but rather, freely placed in an open palm, the giver can always take it away. The giver calls the shots. Under Obama, these kids will never really own anything.