Sunday, March 16, 2014

Brave New World was right

After watching this propoganda video of mothers shilling for Obamacare, ask yourself whether George Orwell’s picture of tyranny as “a boot stamping on a human face” was really all that prescient.

The Big Brother model of intimidation and coercion is too obvious. It’s the iron-fisted father who oppresses his children and inevitably drives them out of the nest. It overlooks a fundamental fact of life: People directly denied freedom will strive with all their being towards it.

Big Mother rules with a caressing touch. She babies her children and doesn’t let them grow up. She keeps them dependent on the comfort and safety she provides because they’re too helpless and ignorant to make it on their own.

With this video, the nanny state has announced its appropriation of the mothering instinct. The sock puppets’ children have left the nest and earned their independence. Yet they shamelessly enlist the government to return their children to an infantile state, at once undermining the hard work they put in to raise their children into adults and undermining other mothers’ roles in their young children’s lives.

“Your Mom Cares” is the propoganda campaign’s title. The government needs to enlist young, warm bodies to balance the old, cold bodies that Obamacare ostensibly serves, or the socialist system’s fees will spiral out of control. Caring sans rational thought causes these messes in the first place.

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.” –C. S. Lewis

“We nag you because we love you.” –Michelle Obama

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