"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" - Albert Camus

Friday, July 27, 2012

Obama's "Perfectible" Union

On the heels of comments differentiating profits from jobs, and claiming that the collective is why some succeed, you would think President Obama would have learned a lesson.  Not.  Here he was yesterday, letting the cat out of the bag again. 
"And I confess the progress didn't come quickly, and it did not come easily," President Obama said about his time as a community organizer in Chicago. "Sometimes it didn't come at all. There were times where I thought about giving up and moving on. But what kept me going day in and day out was the same thing that has sustained the Urban League all these years. The same thing that sustains all of you. And that is the belief that in America, change is always possible. That our union may not be perfect, but it is perfectible."
"That we can strive over time, through effort and sweat and blood and tears until it is the place we imagine. It may come in fits and starts, at a pace that can be slow and frustrating, but if we are willing to push through all the doubt and the cynicism and the weariness, then yes, we can form that more perfect union,"
So, I got to wondering, how can our union be 'perfectible'?  Doesn't believing that our union is not perfect mean you do not believe in its foundational principles? 

Just what does he mean by our union being "perfectible" is clear to those of us who understood what context he was using the word "fundamental change" when he said in 2008 "we are eight days away from fundamentally changing this nation". 
Perfection for Obama is a collectivist state where there are no perceived injustices and perfect equality in poverty and misery.  Anybody who assails wealth, private sector, and individual effort as much as he does cannot possibly mean anything else.

But, shhhh..., don't tell your Democrat friends that he is not a collectivist!

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