Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Peron Pattern

by Jeffrey Kuhner - February 15, 2009 - The Washington Times

The disastrous path on which America is currently embarked was tried in another country - in the Western Hemisphere: Juan Peron's Argentina. During the 1940s until a 1955 coup ousted him from power, Peron presided over a fascist state.

What is not commonly known about Argentina is that prior to World War II, it was an economic powerhouse. Beginning in the 1880s and continuing through the 1920s and 1930s, it was regarded as one of the most prosperous and advanced nations in the world.

Argentina had a strong industrial base, thriving agricultural exports and a broad and expanding middle class. Like America, it served as a magnet for immigrants from all over the world, especially Italians. Within 15 years, however, Argentina went from being one of the richest to one of the poorest countries.

This article points out one more example of the pattern of national destruction which America thought could never happen here. It is happening. The most horrible point about the Argentine example is the reality that once a nation's prosperity is destroyed, it is IMPOSSIBLE to get it back. What Obama is doing is irreversible. All over this nation there are intelligent people who are decrying what is happening based on the clear examples in history. Meanwhile the Obamanistas are outraged that anyone would doubt their Magic Marxist Messiah. Outraged that his shortcomings would dare be noticed.

Just as the cult of Peron was impervious to logic, the cult of Obama is impervious to logic. He makes fancy speeches which everyone knows he has to read because he cannot invent the ideas himself. He makes gaffe after gaffe that would destroy anyone else and they are ignored as if they never happened. Obama is a culture hero and he recognizes... as a celebrity he can ignore his opponents. He is "the won" and his followers are slavish in their devotion.

Today there are still Argentinians who live in poverty as a result of Peron's rule who reject blame for his destructive legacy and look for another leader just like him. When America is destroyed, it will be true here as well. For many people their illusions are much more important than reality.

The Islamo-fascist enemies who tear at our nation from outside are not themselves capable of creating wealth, only at leaching off the talents of others. Obama is the same. Given a free ride in life, he is incapable of appreciating how those who produce wealth do it. All Obama can aspire to is the redistribution of their wealth. He cannot aspire to create wealth, nor will he tolerate others creating wealth either, since it so clearly proves how useless he is to the world.

Obama is a parasite just like Peron. Obama is a creature of labor unions just like Peron. It is sad that a great nation would raise two generations that are incapable of appreciating what made America great. The Obamanistas of our two recent generations think, just as the Peronistas who destroyed their country thought, that the wealth will be there forever. This illusion is based on their total lack of understanding how wealth is created... and how easy it is destroy a nation when it is ruled by people who lack that understanding.


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