Oppression and Lies are Standard Fare for a Communist Dictatorship
Communists are pragmatic. They know what they want. And they do what it takes to get what they want. For them the ends justify the means. No matter how horrible those means can be. And they’ve been pretty horrible. As communists have been among the greatest abusers of human rights. Something their people are not too keen on. As well as those living in the free world. So communists do something else a lot. They lie.
When you want to do things against the will of the people you need to either lie to the people. Or oppress the people with a large police state. Which can be costly. Because you have to take care of your police apparatus so they oppress the people and don’t turn on you. That’s how all dictators stay in power. Life is horrible in their countries. But it’s pretty good at the top. And those who protect those at the top. North Korea still suffers from recurring famines. Yet those at the top never go hungry. Or suffer the abject poverty of the people. And it’s been this way for a long time. A system maintained with the firm hand of the state. From Kim Il Sung to Kim Jong Il to Kim Jong Un. As the Kim family succession continues to keep life horrible in North Korea (see North Korea announces execution of Kim Jong Un’s uncle, Jang Song Thaek by Chico Harlan posted 12/12/2013 on The Washington Post).
There have been no outward signs of instability under Kim Jong Un, and the North has largely maintained its key policies, resisting economic reform, devoting money to its weapons program and maintaining a gulag system for those accused of political crimes.
Kim Jong Un’s uncle was Jang Song Thaek. I say was for he is no more. Jang was in the inner circle of Kim Jong Il and thought to be a potential successor. But that didn’t happen. As Kim Jong Un had those honors. But Jang was around a long time. And knew a lot of people. Which, of course, made him a threat. So Kim Jong Un had him arrested, put him on trial for crimes against the state and executed. Telling the people he was a “traitor for all ages” and was “despicable human scum” and was “worse than a dog.” He demonized him to get the people to accept that this execution was just. And to send a message. He held power. And anyone thinking otherwise will be demonized and executed. Standard sort of fare for a communist dictatorship. Oppression. And lies.
You get the People to ask for more Government by Buying their Votes with a Cradle-to-Grave Welfare State
A communist state has its drawbacks, though. The aforementioned abject poverty and recurring famines. Because as an economic system planned economies just don’t work. But a free market economy tends to put ideas into people’s heads. Such as we don’t really need the government as much as the government wants us to believe we need them. In the movie V for Vendetta this was something Chancellor Sutler impressed upon his lieutenants. It was imperative to let the people know how much they needed British socialism. Which is not quite communism. But it’s anti-free market capitalism just like communism. And a little easier to sell to the people. For despite the left’s love affair with communism it is hard to spin that as anything other than it is. Horrible. I mean, people aren’t trying to break into North Korea and Cuba. They’re risking their lives to escape these communist utopias.
So those on the left adopted a new type of socialism. Social democracy. Which was communism/socialism lite. It wasn’t as anti-free market capitalism as communism/socialism was. So as not to bring about the abject poverty and recurring famines you got with communism/socialism. And you backed off on the oppressive police state. Instead, you get the people to ask for more government. By buying their votes with a cradle-to-grave welfare state. And a lot of government jobs with decent pay and wonderful benefits. To make the people love the state. And impress on them how much they need the state.
Of course this bloated welfare state is costly. Which they pay for with a progressive tax system. A tax system that is ‘fair’. By making the evil rich pay higher taxes so the good poor and the innocent children can have a decent life. Not just those evil rich people. And how do you oppose this? You can’t. Unless you hate the poor. And the children. Which is what the left says about the opposition whenever they oppose new spending. Or higher taxes. Of course, having to fight these battles over taxes and spending can be a pain in the behind. So the state takes care of those in the inner circle of power. Those who think correctly. Who help get the people to ask for these taxes and spending. The media who helps to spread their propaganda. And the educational system. That teaches the young to grow up loving government. And fearing free market capitalism. Then you add the coup de grâce. National health care.
President Obama lied over and over again to put America onto the Pathway towards National Health Care
Every communist/socialist dictatorship had/has national health care. For once the people become dependent on the state for their good health the state has them for life. And whenever the opposition resists higher taxes for more spending all you have to do is kill some people by making them wait longer for health care that the opposition denied them. Causing outrage among the people. Who demand that the opposition stop playing politics with their lives. The left’s kind of oppression. Having the people beg for more government. This is why national health care (or something that will help usher in national health care) is the holy grail of the left. And why President Obama lied through his teeth to pass the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) into law (see Lie of the Year: ‘If you like your health care plan, you can keep it’ by Angie Drobnic Holan posted 12/12/2013 on PolitiFact.com).
PolitiFact has named “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” the Lie of the Year for 2013. Readers in a separate online poll overwhelmingly agreed with the choice…
The Affordable Care Act tried to allow existing health plans to continue under a complicated process called “grandfathering,” which basically said insurance companies could keep selling plans if they followed certain rules.
The problem for insurers was that the Obamacare rules were strict. If the plans deviated even a little, they would lose their grandfathered status. In practice, that meant insurers canceled plans that didn’t meet new standards.
Obama’s team seemed to understand that likelihood. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the grandfathering rules in June 2010 and acknowledged that some plans would go away. Yet Obama repeated “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it” when seeking re-election last year…
Also on Oct. 1, insurers started sending out cancellation letters for 2014…
One example: PBS Newshour interviewed a woman from Washington, D.C., who was a supporter of the health care law and found her policy canceled. New policies had significantly higher rates. She told Newshour that the only thing the new policy covered that her old one didn’t was maternity care and pediatric services. And she was 58…
First, they tried to shift blame to insurers. “FACT: Nothing in #Obamacare forces people out of their health plans,” said Valerie Jarrett, a top adviser to Obama, on Oct. 28.
PolitiFact rated her statement False. The restrictions on grandfathering were part of the law, and they were driving cancellations.
Then, they tried to change the subject. “It’s important to remember both before the ACA was ever even a gleam in anybody’s eye, let alone passed into law, that insurance companies were doing this all the time, especially in the individual market because it was lightly regulated and the incentives were so skewed,” said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
But what really set everyone off was when Obama tried to rewrite his slogan, telling political supporters on Nov. 4, “Now, if you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law, and you really liked that plan, what we said was you can keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law passed.”
Pants on Fire! PolitiFact counted 37 times when he’d included no caveats, such as a high-profile speech to the American Medical Association in 2009: “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”
President Obama lied. Over and over again. He lied to get this pathway to national health care into law (for once he destroys the private health insurance industry what will be left but a public option?). And he lied to win reelection. President Obama lied. And his fellow Democrats lied. Over and over again. To put America onto the pathway towards their holy grail. National health care. The linchpin of the massive cradle-to-grave welfare state. The one thing that allows the state to tax and spend more than anything else. And puts the opposition into the position of wanting to kill people anytime they oppose higher taxes and more spending. Which has a lot more staying power than a government shutdown.
What can you say about someone who lies (at least) 37 times? That person is a pathological liar. A pragmatic. A person who believes the ends justify the means. That the rule of law is only a suggestion. A person that will say anything and break any law to get what he wants. And is willing to kill people by taking away the health insurance they liked and wanted to keep. By taking away the doctor they liked and wanted to keep. And by taking away the medication they liked and wanted to keep. Fear and suffering President Obama and his fellow Democrats and supporters in the media and education are indifferent to. For their greatest concern is how will this hurt President Obama? This is what those on the left worry about. Their dear leader. Not the people. Just like the inner circle surrounding every tin-pot dictator worry about. For if the people turn on the dear leader they may overthrow him. And with him go their privileged lives amidst the abject poverty and recurring famines surrounding them.