I have not written much about the John Roberts infamy in regard to his Obamacare ruling. This is because the horror of it takes some time to process, and I say this knowing that Liberals who read it will take sadistic pleasure in my pain.
Liberal friends of mine have asked me, in a nice way, how I am dealing with this development and I have hesitated to answer, for how can one explain the persistence of Liberal delusions and of policies, discredited countless times throughout history, that enslave and impoverish tens of millions of people? The answer obviously requires a higher level of analysis, and luckily for me such an analysis came to me from a very entertaining place — the best movie ever made, in fact.
The Meaning of Obama, Obamacare, the John Roberts treason, and that Obama still has supporters
The existence of Barack Obama, a man who obviously hates the United States and seeks to destroy it, is not remarkable: many people around the world harbor such feelings and are in fact a dime-a-dozen. What is remarkable is that in the United States an otherwise prosperous and free people would elect him to the presidency despite his inexperience and his overt anti-American and anti-capitalist views.
And so my answer to what is going on these days is simply that the human psyche lusts for misery far more than it lusts for joy and well being, and that the Unites States is perhaps too bright a beacon of our highest selves for many people.
The human mind in fact seeks to re-create the infantile melodrama of unmet, burning needs. This primal ordeal, in which the infant can’t comprehend how its life has become so full of anguish after the perfection of the womb, becomes so exquisitely familiar that an adult human being will cause itself no end of suffering in order to rediscover the comfort of this psychic home.
This tendency is thought to relate to human survival in a violent and unpredictable world: the familiar is by definition more predictable and therefore more safe, even if the familiar is extremely painful. This has been proven in many fields of research on the human mind and body: lottery winners, after an initial period of euphoria, revert back to the same frustrations and malaise that they had before the windfall; people in abusive relationships stay in them despite having opportunities to free themselves; substance abusers get clean, but often make choices that trigger another round of self-destruction, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
I like Agent Smith’s summation of this aspect of the human psyche in this clip from The Matrix, in which he, a computer program in a virtual world, explains how the machine race intended to design a virtual reality in such a way that humans whose minds were plugged into it were happy and lived lives of decent length. The key part of his explanation is that version 1 of the program was designed as a paradise, but that it failed spectacularly. Only upon its re-design, of a world full of pain and suffering, did the program “take hold” :
“Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world, where none suffered, where everyone would be happy. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Some believed that we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world, but I believe that as a species human beings define their reality through misery and suffering…a perfect world is a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from …which is why the Matrix was redesigned, to this…”
And so this is why a majority of the electorate chose an avowed Socialist to wreck America, and this is why John Roberts ruled as he did: a system of employer-based healthcare that provides 90% of the population the best health services in the world is too good and must be hobbled and then destroyed and replaced by a system with shortages, queuing, corruption (the rich will always bribe their way to the front of the line, and the Obama bureaucrats will eagerly harvest their patronage), misery and death.
And Liberals applauded and cheered for this self-inflicted wound, of course not realizing that on an unconscious level they are surrendering to their infant selves. This is poetic in a way: Liberals often strike me as being very petulant and childish in their policy views.
In contrast, Conservatives are more able to be comfortable with joy and live in alignment with the higher angels of our nature. We prefer solutions that actually work, in practice, for a majority of citizens, to solutions that sound good in theory but that never succeed in practice. We consciously do not want to repeat the mistakes of the past.
Barack Obama is the biggest mistake of all, and so let’s not repeat it in 2012. Let us resolve to defeat him because joy is better than sorrow, wealth is better than poverty, health is better than sickness, and a healthy United States of America is better than a world without it.