- (ROUND UP OBAMA=LINCOLN HERE.)
LIKE THE BRITS EXHAUSTED BY WW2, AMERICANS -EXHAUSTED BY WW4 - HAVE OPTED FOR SOCIALISM.
We first posted on this parallel in July, and it has come to pass: THE USA ELECTED ITS ATTLEE.
WIKI ON ATTLEE:The government he led put in place the post-war consensus, based upon the assumption that full employment would be maintained by Keynesian policies, and that a greatly enlarged system of social services would be created -- aspirations that had been outlined in the wartime Beveridge Report.WHAT WE POSTED IN JULY 2008:
Within this context, his government undertook the nationalisation of major industries and public utilities as well as the creation of the National Health Service. After initial Conservative opposition, this settlement was by and large accepted by all parties until Margaret Thatcher became leader of the Conservative Party in the 1970s.Tired of war, the British people thought they could atke a holiday from history - again, just as they had after WW1.WELL... HERE WE GO AGAIN!
Just as we did after the collapse of the USSR.
And the people who want Obama to become POTUS and CiC are animated by the same misguided, irrational and anti-historical impulses.
And the desire to have the government do for them what they should do for themselves.
The British Welfare State - like ours and like welfare states everywhere - was a failure. It diminished Great Britain and led to increased suffering. It took 30 years and Thatcher to undo it's stranglehold and save Britain from collapse.
The USA and Great Britain don't need to replay the mistakes of the past and elect Attlees or Carters or Clintons.
We don't need to take another holiday from history - not with Iran and al Qaeda still threatening the free world.
We don't need to expand the welfare state. That would just drag down the entire economy, if not the world's economy.
We don't need another Clement Attlee.
We need Reagans and Thatchers.
The closest we'll come this election is McCain - who is more like Churchill than Attlee.CLEMENT ATTLEE OBAMA -
a dove who wants to reinvigorate the welfare state
The socialistic policies of Attlee and Obama always have the same results.
The policy of appeasement always has the same results, too.
Socialism and appeasement will make the USA weaker and poorer - and this sends a clear signal to our adversaries.
Because weakness invites adventurism...
IT WORKED OUT BADLY FOR THE BRITS - 30 YEARS AFTER ATTLEE PUT BRITAIN ON THE ROAD TO SERFDOM THATCHER SAVED THEM.
WE NEED ANOTHER THATCHER - NOT ATTLEEISM.
REPEAT: THE POLICES OF OBAMA ARE EXACTLY LIKE ATTLEE AND WILL FAIL:
The government [ATTLEE] led put in place the post-war consensus,IT DIDN'T WORK THEN - OR FOR FDR A DECADE EARLIER, AND IT CERTAINLY WON'T WORK NOW.
based upon the assumption that full employment would be maintained by Keynesian policies,
and that a greatly enlarged system of social services would be created ...
WE NEED ANOTHER THATCHER AND WE NEED HER NOW!