This is gom jabbar [McGehee]
In the comment thread to this post I brought up Dinesh D’Souza’s 2010 book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage, which D’Souza touts as a theory of Barack Obama that works. It does, in my opinion, do a very effective job.
But in responding to this comment by Pellegri this morning I realized I’ve already been touting a theory of not only Obama but the progressive Democrats he leads, that also works — a theory that draws on Orwell’s Animal Farm (which Darleen referenced in this recent post).
In a structured environment, the only animals allowed are domesticated animals. Wild animals are the farmer’s rivals and must be exterminated, or at least driven and kept as far away from the livestock as possible.
Domesticated animals have to be kept docile and must look to the farmer for all protection and care, and they must never suspect that the farmer is not doing this out of the goodness of his own heart. Animals that can defend themselves might defend themselves against the farmer, and this is unacceptable.
Domesticated animals must leave all decisions about their care to the farmer — after all, even domesticated animals want to live, and the whole point of a farm is to use the animals for the farmer’s benefit, not the animals’.
Humans, of course, are not animals — wild or domesticated. Humans insist on the truth, on the right to defend themselves, and the right to make their own decisions about personal matters such as how they’ll earn their keep, where they’ll live, and the terms of their health care. Humans are citizens, not subjects. And they’re never livestock.
Yet Obama and the Democrats constantly lie to us, try to take our guns, and deprive us of choices about our health care. And those who resist…?
America, this is gom jabbar. Are you human or animal?
Have a happy new year.