ANYONE WHO’S STUDIED HISTORY
Posted by PrestoPundit on 10/30/2008
knows that Obama has the central quality of every great demogogue:
On the face of it, there is nothing overwhelmingly stirring about Sen. Obama. There is a cerebral quality to him, and an air of detachment. He has eloquence, but within bounds. After nearly two years on the trail, the audience can pretty much anticipate and recite his lines. The political genius of the man is that he is a blank slate. The devotees can project onto him what they wish.
That .. and the fact that Obama is both coldly dishonest and coldly puts aside morality and the law in the interests of his personal power.
The left has really given us a winner this time.
Hayek has a chapter of a book titled “Why The Worst Get On Top”. It’s part of his famous book The Road to Serfdom. It might be a useful time to re-read that essay.