"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Da, Tovarich Commissar!

The People just don't know what's good for them.  We sympathize with the frustration of those called to improve our lot: the best, the brightest, would guide the ignorant proles to a land of milk and honey.  The People, of course, cannot be expected to understand, which is why they must be led by their betters.

Red Star Tractor Factory Number 3 has been built according to scientific Socialist principles.  Its operations are conducted in accordance with scientific Socialism.  This is not theory or ideology, this is science, and thus Red Star Tractor Factory Number 3 will necessarily produce flawless tractors.  If the tractors are instead defective, there are only two possibilities: counter-revolutionary saboteurs, or ignorance of the Workers.  A purge will deal with the first, and reeducation will address the second.  This is, after all, not religion or politics, but science: proper inputs will yield predictable outputs.

Which brings us to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services.  It's been five months now since the dawning of the new age brought on by the passage of health care "reform." Yet, inexplicably, polls find an enormous number of Americans remain opposed, some even calling for its repeal. How can this be? It's really quite simple, comrades:
"Unfortunately, there still is a great deal of confusion about what is in [the reform law] and what isn't," Sebelius told ABC News Radio in an interview Monday.

With several vulnerable House Democrats touting their votes against the bill, and Republicans running on repeal, Sebelius said "misinformation given on a 24/7 basis" has led to the enduring opposition nearly six months after the lengthy debate ended in Congress.

"So, we have a lot of reeducation to do," Sebelius said.
What could be more clear? Ignorance of the proletariat brought about by counter-revolutionary saboteurs has resulted in confusion and wrong-thinking by The People.

We shall begin with reeducation, comrades, but purges remain an option.

Secretary Sebelius is a very silly woman, of course, who apparently spent her school days networking rather than paying attention in her World History classes.  But what gives us pause is not her ignorant use of a word made ominous by the 20th Century,  but a state of mind that has no room for the possibility that opposition could be the result of anything save ignorance.

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