This week in US Military History
Admiral Obama

Obama's call for an Army of the Proletariat

The opening of Great Leader's address to the People's Congress was pretty disturbing. He seems to think Americans should forego their petty desires and get in line with the plan, well his plan anyway, by acting like members of the military.

They’re not consumed with personal ambition.  They don’t obsess over their differences.  They focus on the mission at hand.  They work together.  Imagine what we could accomplish if we followed their example.  (Applause.)  Think about the America within our reach.

People have thought about that America; they are called fascists. From the definition:

It opposes contemporary bourgeois class-based society and culture for allegedly being based on selfish and hedonistic individualism that results in plutocracy and war profiteering at the expense of the nation.

Just think of the America Obama could build if people put aside all that pesky personal ambition, self-interest and personal liberty. The problem is that is so fundamentally un-American you have to wonder of he is even aware of the Declaration of Independence.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Does he somehow think we all share his vision of a liberal, politically correct, un-exceptional America? That or maybe he really is a socialist

Article 60. It is the duty of, and matter of honour for, every able-bodied citizen of the USSR to work conscientiously in his chosen, socially useful occupation, and strictly to observe labour discipline. Evasion of socially useful work is incompatible with the principles of socialist society.

Back to Barry O

No one built this country on their own.  This nation is great because we built it together.  This nation is great because we worked as a team.  This nation is great because we get each other’s backs. 

 This nation is great because I don't have to be on Obama's team. It is great because I can fight against the awful ideas Obama has inflicted upon our country and strive mightily to thwart his megalomaniacal ambitions.

Several of our best minds have taken a torch to Obama's draft notice. First George Will.

Well. The armed services’ ethos, although noble, is not a template for civilian society, unless the aspiration is to extinguish politics. People marching in serried ranks, fused into a solid mass by the heat of martial ardor, proceeding in lock step, shoulder to shoulder, obedient to orders from a commanding officer — this is a recurring dream of progressives eager to dispense with tiresome persuasion and untidy dissension in a free, tumultuous society.

Progressive presidents use martial language as a way of encouraging Americans to confuse civilian politics with military exertions, thereby circumventing an impediment to progressive aspirations — the Constitution and the patience it demands.

Next up opposing conscription, Jonah Golberg.

Indeed, Obama is upending the very point of a military in a free society. We have a military to keep our society free. We do not have a military to teach us the best way to give up our freedom. Our warriors surrender their liberties and risk their lives to protect ours. The promise of American life for Obama is that if we all try our best and work our hardest, we can be like a military unit striving for a single goal. I’ve seen pictures of that from North Korea. No thank you, Mr. President.

Friedrich Hayek, a guy who actually deserved his Nobel, took a preemptive axe to Obamunism in the "Road to Serfdom".

Individual freedom cannot be reconciled with the supremacy of one single purpose to which the whole of society is permanently subordinated. To a limited extent we ourselves experience this fact in wartime, when subordination of almost everything to the immediate and pressing need is the price at which we preserve our freedom in the long run. The fashionable phrases about doing for the purposes of peace what we have do for the purposes of war are completely misleading, for it is sensible temporarily to sacrifice freedom in order to make it more secure in the future, but it is quite a different thing to sacrifice liberty permanently in the interests of a planned economy.

That trifecta of truthtellers dealt a death blow to Obama's misguided, malformed, malodorous, know, this is too awful and stupid an idea for even aliteration. Mr. President, just because you slid into the chair of the Commander in Chief doesn't mean you command the American people. So don't expect us to salute and move out smartly when you crank up the Internationale and start barking out orders.