Where did Barack Obama acquire the self-evident disdain he has for major corporations, especially oil companies, and for the striving classes who have made America prosperous and strong? Many conservatives have noted Barack Obama’s class envy, expressed both in his and his bride’s resentment over their education debts and desire to live large in the White House, and in his intent, expressed to Joe the Plumber, to “spread the wealth around.”
Obama also has made it clear that he is no believer in American exceptionalism — that we are no more different than Greeks who think Greece is special, or Britons who think that Britain is exceptional. And his commitment of billions to the International Monetary Fund for global income redistribution without any constitutional authorization bespeaks an attitude that America owes the world a share of its wealth — that we do not deserve the prosperity we have enjoyed. He has in the past told us that we can’t have houses as warm as we want, or cars as big as we prefer. We must make do with less so that others may enjoy some of the goodies, in effect.
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A few very astute observers have noted Barack Obama’s immersion in the anti-colonialist ideology championed by his father, Barack Obama, Sr. On these pages, L.E. Ikenga explained in 2009 how Obama’s policies resemble those of post-colonial African elites, full of resentment for the wealth allegedly drained from their societies and anxious to remake them along egalitarian lines with the state (i.e., themselves) in charge of the readjustment.
Read More: By Thomas Lifson, American Thinker