Yesterday, America witnessed the second pep rally of the “Chicago Messiah”. All the networks and cable outfits gave its viewers “smotherage” of the 57th presidential inauguration.
Amid the revelations that shocked the nation last week of two athletes who betrayed our trust by deceiving us, we have installed a president who did precisely the same thing. Four years ago, puppetmasters worked hard to make his brand famous and his lack of qualifications to hold the most powerful office in the world inconsequential. Those same puppetmasters worked tirelessly to feed low information voters a steady diet of propaganda that would convince them that his performance during his first term didn’t matter for his reelection in 2012—perfect agitprop for the media age.
As the Chicago Messiah stood on the stage of the U.S. Capitol to take the Oath of Office, it was as though he crossed his fingers in a gesture to symbolize that it’s all a big lie. I could imagine Vladimir Lenin and Karl Marx standing behind him.
Using the constitutional catchphrase “We the people”, he called for collective action:
"For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on earth … We have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action."
Encyclopedia Britannica defines collectivism this way:
Any of several types of social organization in which the individual is seen as being subordinate to a social collectivity such as a state, a nation, a race, or a social class. Collectivism may be contrasted with individualism, in which the rights and interests of the individual are emphasized.
Collectivism has found varying degrees of expression in the 20th century in such movements as socialism, communism, and fascism. The least collectivist of these is social democracy, which seeks to reduce the inequities of unrestrained capitalism by government regulation, redistribution of income, and varying degrees of planning and public ownership. In communist systems collectivism is carried to its furthest extreme, with a minimum of private ownership and a maximum of planned economy.