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Obamacare is Fascism. There’s no way around it.

Posted by DNW on 2013/11/12


It’s a striking fact that the predicate of Obamacare, i.e., the premise of a redistributionist implementation of what John Rawls approvingly called, a “commitment to a shared fate” is simply, and unequivocally, fascist.

This “shared fate” social obligation, is the very principle behind Obamacare; and is rhetorically traceable among others, to the Fascist in Chief himself.

Hyperventilating lefty professors, so fond of directing the charge of “fascist” at others for whatever rhetorical effect they imagine they can leverage out of it, will continue to busily construct their self-serving political taxonomies based on wish-fulfillment listings of the supposed attributes essential to a fascist attitude and polity. These attributes, they claim, invariably involve hostility to foreigners, or the arts, or minorities.

Yet a libertarian polity or anarchist system of association with a population that manifests these three traits on average, would not thereby be transformed into a fascist solidarity or corporatist state. Something more “positive” must be added without which the fascist state cannot logically or coherently be said to officially exist.

Recall here Obama’s problem with our current charter of negative (negatively defined) liberties. The problem as he sees it, is that it defines what you are free from, not what you must do for whom, or what you are entitled to expect from others.

The individual mandate with its across the board legal transformation of freeborn men and women into social resources unconditionally available to the government for the support and maintenance of a redistributive social solidarity state, is that necessary addition. It’s what the fascist left seeks to implement. And as such it’s the manifest essence of the fascist concept.

Recall that this Obamacare individual mandate claim upon the individual is not temporary, nor based upon the necessity of a repulsion of foreign invaders by all citizens, nor upon the need to distributively protect all from some contagion that knows no distinctions of person. It is instead, based upon the presumption of one’s open-ended duty to sacrifice one’s own opportunities and life choices in order to indemnify others against the costs and consequences of being themselves.

It’s emotionally difficult – despite the occasional rhetorical exercise by those like myself warning of a possibility to the contrary – for many of us, myself included, to face the fact that people whom one has heretofore considered as probable moral fellows, are not in fact anything of the kind. Obamacare has now brought this into the sharpest relief.

They, its advocates, have now willingly and overtly become people who in active and current fact, as well as in prior principle, operate off the principle that they will now recognize no limit to their claims upon other human beings for the sake of that secularized social sodality regime which they crave, and which they feel will benefit themselves through the coerced access they gain to your life energies and expenditures.

It, sadly, is therefore not at all hyperbolic to state that the Democrats in Congress who voted for Obamacare and the individual mandate were seeking to institute or to further an already incipient social fascism in the United States. The Democrats should just rename themselves the Fascist Party, and have done with it.

This Obamacare state of affairs has long been the obvious goal of left-wing ideologues: to construct a default situation wherein there preexists a sociopolitical presumption that the individual exists for the utility of others.

The Democrat party has now explicitly advanced and endorsed this premise through Obamacare. Whether the impulse further progresses to the social  or state ownership of some or all productive resources or tools of production, as in full blown socialism, is besides the point. The point is that man has now been made by law, and by virtue of his mere existence, into a social resource upon which the state has a legally unlimited claim.

The definitional lines are drawn, and the sides chosen. How friends and relatives will react to being told to their faces that they are fascist, remains to be seen. My guess is that they could not care less what they are, or are called, as long as they get what they want out of others.

They like it that way.

And that, is not a matter of mere politics, but includes something that might almost be seen as a “spiritual dimension”.

 

Note: I wrote this out earlier today on the fly, and hit “post” rather than “save”. I’ve made a few of what I think should be improvements in clarity and precision. The labored language … well, that, I can do nothing about. LOL.

7 Responses to “Obamacare is Fascism. There’s no way around it.”

  1. AOTC said

    spiritual dimension.

    I think so. profoundly.

    it is increasingly important to know who you can trust.

    and commit to being trustworthy.

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  2. As I wrote in my communism article a while back and linked to in my sidebar, Fascism is very clearly Left-Wing and not Right-Wing as the Lying Left — in politics, in the Media, corroding our Education System, rewriting the world’s history — have claimed. It is what Big Government invariably leads to. For years, we have been saying the Left is coming directly out of the classic novel 1984. They are now taking it a step further and going full-bore Demolition Man with their “transfats are bad, hence illegal” push. Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Progressivism are all one and the same: Hardcore extreme Leftism and Totalitarianism over its subjects (not Citizens).

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  3. DNW said

    John Hitchcock said
    2013/11/13 at 16:34 e

    As I wrote in my communism article a while back and linked to in my sidebar, Fascism is very clearly Left-Wing and not Right-Wing as the Lying Left — in politics, in the Media, corroding our Education System, rewriting the world’s history — have claimed. It is what Big Government invariably leads to. For years, we have been saying the Left is coming directly out of the classic novel 1984. They are now taking it a step further and going full-bore Demolition Man with their “transfats are bad, hence illegal” push. Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Progressivism are all one and the same: Hardcore extreme Leftism and Totalitarianism over its subjects (not Citizens).”

    Lefties love to produce litanies of supposed key elements of what they conceive of as a fascist program.

    By rejecting direct and essential definitions (anti-essentialists as they say they by and large are, anyway) based on clear predicates, they hope that by propping up their tarp-like taxonomies with half a dozen supposedly critical poles, they can crawl out from under the tent, their own fascist hats on, without notice.

    Thus, fascism supposedly must embody overt militarism, misogyny, the celebration of violence, programmatic hatred of targeted ethnicities, and so forth. Maybe you need to love a parade too. The only thing missing from the fascist left’s definition of fascism is the essence of fascism itself: the unconditional conceptual and legal subordination and submission of the individual to the corporate social body, with the united social body and the state as practically one body. This assumes a state enforced coercive bundling of individual fates, as per Mosley or Rawls or Obama, as the prime associational predicate. This predicate itself then becomes , the single real conditioning axiom for the resolution any and all further “moral questions”. That is both fascism and the ideology of the modern American Democrat Party activist.

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  4. Yorkshire said

    Looks like Obummer told Congress to take a hike because he can fix the mistakes of “BarackObamaCare”.

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  5. DNW said

    All he has to do is dictate the solution and the client class will cheer him on. An Obama phone and Obamacare may not be quite the same as a people’s car, but why quibble?

    Maybe some of his more ardent supporters could be encouraged to parade by torchlight in a show of support. We already see them marching around classrooms and literally singing his praises.

    Not so unlike like they did in Nuremberg.

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  6. Yorkshire said

    While we’re parading by torchlight, let’s burn a few books while we’re at it. What the heck, throw in a few broken windows of the “rich”. BO would be proud of the proles then working on “income redistribution”. Also, someone with a Bullhorn can read from a book of BO’s mentors, Cloward-Piven.

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