History repeats. And, those who fail to study history are destined to fail.
This holiday season I sat with my sons to watch a "guy's movie." It's our annual holiday tradition. We chose the movie "Braveheart." It's my favorite movie of all-time, but this was the first time I watched "Braveheart" since Obama became President. It was an eerie experience because I realized we're watching history repeat.
"Braveheart" is the story of America today -- the middle class fighting for its very survival.
“Braveheart” is the story of Scotland’s battle for freedom and self-determination against the powerful British empire. It’s the same battle America’s middle class and small businesses are fighting today against Washington D.C.
[sharequote align="center"]It’s the same battle America’s middle class & small businesses are fighting against Washington.[/sharequote]
The hero of “Braveheart” is Sir William Wallace, a passionate, enthusiastic, heroic, and principled leader and warrior. Wallace didn’t fight for personal gain. He fought only to achieve freedom for his people and he was willing to die for that cause. The Tea Party is today’s Sir William Wallace.
The evil, bad guy in “Braveheart” is the King of England - Edward Longshanks. Obama is today's version of King Edward Longshanks.
Just like Obama today, the King was out to control the people lock, stock, and barrel. Just like Obama, he believed your money is his money. Just like Obama, he believed every decision should be made by government, every conversation should be listened to, and your rights and guns must be confiscated as a threat to his rule.
And, just like Obama, the old King of England is arrogant and vicious. King Edward stopped at nothing to hide his true intensions and repeatedly broke his word to get his way and set up his enemies for defeat.
There is no other way to put it…just like King Edward, Obama is a liar.
“If you like your health insurance, you can keep your insurance.”
“I did not know about the IRS persecution of conservative and Tea Party groups.”
“I did not know the U.S. Ambassador in Benghazi requested more security."
"Benghazi didn't involve terrorism…it was a protest about a movie."
“I did not know about the Fast & Furious arms deal.”
“I did not know about the NSA snooping on world leaders.”
“I did not know about the snooping on the American people and even the Associated Press.”
“I have the most transparent administration in history.”
“I’m a friend of the energy industry.”
And don't forget the two absolute worst lies of all:
“I’m the best friend of small business."
"My policies are about saving the middle class.”
Obama is a liar as bad as, or worse, than King Edward. Our own King Obama tells the people anything to distract them, while he takes control of your lives and livelihood. He uses the power of government to get his way, to silence dissent, to steal your property, to control your lives. Obama sics the government on his own people - IRS, NSA, EPA, SEC, Homeland Security - you name the government agency and they are at war with the people they are supposed to serve.
In this Dec. 4, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the new health care law during a White House Youth Summit, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Like King Edward, Obama’s goal (and his every policy) is aimed at creating a two-class society - leaving only the super rich (wealthy royalty) and the masses (serfs). Tyrants can only survive in a two-class society where the super rich are easily bribed and the poor are beholden to government.
The super rich and corporate titans are easily bribed with bailouts, stimulus, government contracts, corporate welfare, and, of course, special interest carve-outs for the richest and biggest companies with armies of lawyers, accountants and lobbyists. The super rich will sell out the middle class in a nano-second for an extra dollar. Ask Warren Buffett about that.
And of course, tyrants love the masses of poor folks. Ironically, keeping them helpless, hopeless and clueless makes them dependent on government - the very group that destroyed their middle class life in the first place. The poor huddled masses and serfs now have little choice but to vote for the tyrant who gives them welfare, food stamps, disability, endless unemployment, free contraception, and, let’s not forget unlimited, free healthcare.
[sharequote align="center"]Keeping the people hopeless & dependent is the perfect mix for how arrogant kings stay in power.[/sharequote]
This is no secret. It's exactly how Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, or the former Soviet leaders stayed in power for so long. Keeping the people helpless, hopeless, desperate and dependent is the perfect mix for how corrupt tyrants, tin pot dictators and arrogant kings stay in power.
The only group a tyrant can’t abide is the middle class. It has to go. Just like in "Braveheart," the middle class doesn’t fit into the plans of a tyrant like Obama.
The middle class is not easily bribed. They actually believe in silly ideas like freedom, patriotism, capitalism, and upward mobility. They believe in personal responsibility and don’t want government dependency. They will stand and fight for things like God, country, American exceptionalism, and Judeo-Christian values. They are willing to die for those principles.
Obama knows that. Remember his own words during the 2008 Presidential primaries. Obama said that "working class people get frustrated and bitter, and cling to guns or religion…"
So, just like in "Braveheart," Obama must eliminate the middle class. They must be driven into poverty so they are part of the poor, desperate, dependent, huddled masses- dependent on government to survive, addicted to government checks. That's how you get them to cling to government, instead of guns or religion.
William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson, fought for Scottish freedom - just like middle class Americans need to fight against President Obama today. Photo credit: www.imdb.com
"Braveheart" is like today's America in one other important way. For hundreds of years the noblemen of Scotland sold out their own people through “negotiating” and “compromise.” The excuse of these frightened cowards, traitors and sellouts was that the Scottish people could never defeat the powerful British. "So why try? We're better off settling.”
That was the excuse. But in reality these noblemen sold out the people for their own personal gain - titles of royalty, land, and fancy estates. The people got nothing, while the noblemen got rich and fat, while acting like they were the friends of the people.
The noblemen of “Braveheart” are today’s GOP leaders in Washington D.C. Just like the GOP leadership today, the Scottish rulers cut deals and "compromised" with the King of England to turn the people (the middle class) into serfs.
The good news is that “Braveheart” had a happy ending. After centuries of slavery, cowardice and traitorous behavior by their leaders, the Scottish people rose up and defeated the British. Starving outmanned, and outnumbered, the peasants defeated the “unbeatable” British army and won their freedom - inspired by Sir William Wallace.
King of England Edward Longshanks played by Patrick McGoohan in the 1995 blockbuster "Braveheart." Photo credit: www.imdb.com
With the Tea Party leading the charge the same outcome is possible today, but only if it leads with the same passion, intensity, enthusiasm, and principles of Sir William Wallace.
Only if we defeat the negotiating, compromising, country club Republicans (i.e. noblemen) who sell us out every day in D.C. and shutter, shake, and genuflect whenever King Obama walks into the room. These are the same country club Republicans who show up at a gunfight with knives. They are the same people who sell out the middle class for a committee chairmanship, millions of dollars in corporate campaign contributions, or if they lose re-election after doing the bidding of the D.C. elite and crony capitalists, they get a lobbying job, law firm partnership, or millions deposited into a Swiss bank account. That's how the game is played today.
We will only win if we understand that our opposition is playing for keeps, with a purposeful plan to destroy our country, capitalism, our economy, our freedoms, and most importantly, the middle class. The American Dream is being extinguished the middle class is being murdered.
And we must understand our GOP “defenders” are not playing for keeps. They are either too docile, fearful or naïve to fight back, too “country club elite” to even understand what is happening to the middle class, or too concerned with amassing a fortune to secure their own families future (just like the noblemen of Scotland). In other words, they’ve sold us out.
[sharequote align="center"]They want to enslave future generations to big government, big taxes, & the loss of all privacy.[/sharequote]
Like King Edward they want to enslave your children and grandchildren to big government, big spending, big taxes, and the loss of all privacy and civil rights.
It’s time to fight fire with fire. It's time to find a Sir William Wallace for our times. A leader with passion, fire and fighting spirit. A war leader. It’s time to bring a bazooka to a gunfight, before we wake up and find it's all gone. It’s time to call the people who are trying to take the American Dream away by the proper names- elitists, traitors, thieves, tyrants, Marxists, Fascists, and communists. And, it’s time to fight with passion and enthusiasm that comes from knowing your freedom, your life, and your family’s future depends on it.
Because it does.
Wayne’s latest book is: The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide: How to Survive, Thrive, and Prosper During Obamageddon.
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