I know I’m a little behind the game as others have been commenting on this unbelievable web interactive put out by the Obama administration called “The Life of Julia” for several days. But I just watched it, and I am amazed. Amazed as in “jaw dropped to the floor” amazed. How anyone – ANYONE – could honestly try to maintain that the President of the United States is not a socialist is beyond me.
If someone asked me to put together a video clip or web short designed to sell socialist policy and ideology to the masses in a nice, neat package, I would design something exactly like “The Life of Julia.” I would put together a video that demonstrates the great benefits of a life of dependency on government programs and government assistance. That is precisely what “The Life of Julia” is all about. Here’s a brief synopsis if you haven’t watched it:
Julia, who has no face, is depicted at various ages from 3 through 67, enjoying the benefits of various Obama-backed welfare-state programs.
As a toddler, she's in a head-start program. Skip ahead to 17, and she's enrolled at a Race to the Top high school. Her 20s are very active: She gets surgery and free birth control through ObamaCare regulations, files a lawsuit under the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and pays off her student loans at a low interest rate. We get updates at age 31, 37 and 42--and then the narrative skips ahead 23 years when she enrolls in Medicare. Two years later, she's on Social Security, at which point she can die at any time.
This is the very embodiment of the cradle-to-the-grave government dependency model that socialists preach as compassion. It is the very type of propaganda that European socialists promoted years ago (Julia doesn’t live long enough in the web video to see her country follow the path of Greece into the pit). Socialists like Obama set this up as something pragmatic and logical – who could be against head start? Why, only the people who hate kids, that’s who! Who could possibly be against Race to the Top? Why, only the anti-education people, that’s who! Who could possibly be against government healthcare for all citizens and government enforced wage fairness? Unfair capitalist pigs, that’s who!
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This is as clear as anything Obama has provided for us to this point to demonstrate exactly what his ideology is. It is Socialism 101. And there’s one other proof of that reality that shouldn’t be overlooked. One of the other elements that is integral to the spread of socialism is the institution of family. Family ties produce a sentiment that is about providing for those you care about most. But socialism demands the communal provision for all. That is one of the major reasons that the first thing socialists seek to breakdown is the loyalty and allegiance to family first. Now, check this out:
The most shocking bit of the Obama story is that Julia apparently never marries. She simply "decides" to have a baby, and Obama uses other people's money to help her take care of it. Julia doesn't appear to be poor; at various points the story refers to her glamorous career as a Web designer, and it makes no mention of her benefiting from poverty programs like Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
In 1999 Lionel Tiger coined the word "bureaugamy" to refer to the relationship between officially impoverished mothers of illegitimate children and the government. "The Life of Julia" is an insidious attack on the institution of the family, an endorsement of bureaugamy even for middle-class women.
Government takes the place of family. If anyone still wants to say Obama is not a socialist, take it up with faceless Julia.
This is what Obama meant when he spoke of “fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” The fate of our civilization hangs in the balance.