I struggle. (Hmph…kindalike “Mein Kampf”, eh?) I struggle to discount the attitudes of the crowd behaviour of the Senator Obama supporters and the eerie parallels of the rise of national socialism in Germany in the 1930’s. I don’t think individualism and Americanism is helped by the kinda populism expressed by guys like Lou Dobbs and Bill O’Rielly. Then you throw in idiots, like Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul and the Left is given a field that is easily derisable. Oh, and a great debate by Senator McCain, no?
So, what is most attractive to the greatest number of people today? I think, perhaps it is the populist vision being shared by Senator Obama. The complexity of today’s global market place is so opaque that without a good deal of training, the causes and effects of individual choices become lost beneath the mosaic of governmental policies and attempts to “right the wrongs”. And as government policies to fix markets fail, there is increasing call for greater governmental intrusion into markets.
“Change!” because we believe it, very, very much. I guess believing in something strongly is important if you’re going to end up running over the edge of a cliff.
Argument based upon some sort of fact-based analysis seems impossible. At least, Sentor McCain seems completely inured from fact-based analysis. So, I guess the only thing to do is to hold up pictures, like the images you present here, and ask, “do you get it now?”