Sunday, March 1, 2009

Evita Peron Obama

Please, read but don’t panic.

Just notice the similarities. Organize and protest peacefully. It’s much easier to do today than it was just 20 years ago.


November 01, 2008
Evita Peron Obama

By Jim Boulet, Jr.

When it comes to Barack Obama, fans of "Evita" have seen this show before.
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's popular musical, "Evita," tells the story of how Eva "Evita" Peron rose from obscurity to become the first lady of Argentina.

Remarkably, many of the lyrics of "Evita" apply equally well to Barak Obama, beginning with the Messianic adoration neither discouraged: "I'm their savior, that's what they call me," sang Evita. Or as the children's choir sang to her (just like they do for Obama):

Please, gentle Eva, will you bless a little child?

For I love you, tell Heaven I'm doing my best

I'm praying for you, even though you're already blessed

Evita was all about inspiring emotions and creating moods, not describing policy details:

Instead of government we had a stage

Instead of ideas, a prima donna's rage

Instead of help we were given a crowd

She didn't say much, but she said it loud.

Similarly, Obama supporter David Frum said of Obama's July European tour: "Obama has risen to power by using a soothing cloud of meaningless words to conceal displeasing truths and avoid difficult choices."

Evita was not ashamed of taking money from the wealthy and giving it to the needy:

I promise you this

We will take the riches from the oligarchs

Only for you, for all of you

And one day, you too will inherit these treasures.

Or as Obama told Joe the plumber: "I think that when we spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." Obama has certainly pledged to spread lots of wealth around. The Los Angeles Times reported that, as of July 8th: "The total price tag of Obama's plans, according to his campaign, is $130 billion a year. On top of that, Obama is proposing a middle-class tax cut of about $80 billion a year.

Since Argentina's rich were not a limitless source of funds, Evita seized considerable sums from the middle class in order to sufficiently spread the wealth around:

Eva's pretty hands reached out and they reached wide

Now you may feel it should have been a voluntary cause

But that's not the point my friends

When the money keeps rolling in, you don't ask how

Think of all the people guaranteed a good time now....

The lesson here is that Obama supporters would do well not to hold their breath awaiting his promised $80 billion in tax cuts for the middle class.

With lots of money at her disposal, Evita's favorites received their share:

And the money kept rolling out in all directions

To the poor, to the weak, to the destitute of all complexions

Now cynics claim a little of the cash has gone astray

But that's not the point my friends

When the money keeps rolling out you don't keep books

You can tell you've done well by the happy grateful looks

Accountants only slow things down, figures get in the way

Never been a lady loved as much as Eva Peron.

ACORN will love Barack Obama for the same reason Evita was loved: he will be the man who will keep their nest well feathered.

Both Evita and Obama proved willing to use intimidation tactics in order to ensure their nation benefitted from their leadership whether a majority agreed or not:

How annoying that they have to fight elections for their cause

The inconvenience, having to get a majority

If normal methods of persuasion fail to win them applause

There are other ways of establishing authority

When the National Rifle Association attempted to run television ads in Ohio and Pennsylvania accusing Barack Obama of wanting to ban certain guns and put a tax on others, the Obama campaign sent out a letter threatening to challenge the FCC license of any station which dared broadcast the NRA's ads.

Evita reached high office on the basis of style, not substance. Similarly, Barak Obama's resume is remarkably short for a potential U.S. president. Yet if the polls are correct, Barak will soon join Evita as "high flying adored." But "for someone on top of the world, the view [will not be] exactly clear."

Jim Boulet, Jr. owns all three versions of "Evita."


CapnRick said...

SALUDOS. Bravo! Very well done intellectual view of the situation. I had never thought of it before... the parallels are scary. Eva is smiling up from her eternal resting place... vengeance on the gringos for the banking crisis!

You may enjoy the following slightly less intellectual report, with apologies to anyone who may be offended.

President Barack Obama and the Democrat controlled Congress are
considering sweeping legislation that will provide new benefits for many
Americans. The Americans With No Abilities Act (AWNAA) is being hailed
as a major legislative goal by advocates of the millions of Americans
who lack any real skills or ambition.

"Roughly 50 percent of Americans do not possess the competence and drive
necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society,"
said California Senator Barbara Boxer - Democrat. "We can no longer
stand by and allow People of Inability (POI) to be ridiculed and passed
over. With this legislation, employers will no longer be able to grant
special favors to a small group of workers, simply because they have
some idea of what they are doing."

In a Capitol Hill press conference, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi -
Democrat, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid - Democrat - pointed to
the success of the U.S. Postal Service, which has a long-standing policy
of providing opportunity without regard to performance. Approximately 74
percent of postal employees lack any job skills, making this agency the
single largest U.S. employer of Persons of Inability.

Private-sector industries with good records of non-discrimination
against the Inept include retail sales (72%), the airline industry
(68%), and home improvement warehouse stores (65%). At the state
government level, the Department of Motor Vehicles also has an excellent
record of hiring Persons of Inability (63%).

Under AWNAA, more than 25 million mid-level positions will be created,
with important-sounding titles but little real responsibility, thus
providing an illusory sense of purpose and performance.

Mandatory non-performance-based raises and promotions will be given so
as to guarantee upward mobility for even the most unremarkable
employees. The legislation provides substantial tax breaks to
corporations that promote a significant number of Persons of Inability
into middle-management positions, and gives a tax credit to small and
medium-sized businesses that agree to hire one clueless worker for every
two talented hires.

Finally, the AWNAA contains tough new measures to make it more difficult
to discriminate against the non-abled, banning, for example,
discriminatory interview questions such as, "Do you have any skills or
experience that relate to this job?"

"As a Non-abled person, I can't be expected to keep up with people who
have something going for them,"said Mary Lou Gertz, who lost her
position as a lug-nut twister at the GM plant in Flint , Michigan , due
to her inability to remember rightey tightey, lefty loosey."This new law
should be real good for people like me," Gertz added. With the passage
of this bill, Gertz and millions of other untalented citizens will
finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Said Senator Dick Durbin (Democrat-IL), "As a Senator with no abilities,
I believe the same privileges that elected officials enjoy ought to be
extended to every American with no abilities. It is our duty as
lawmakers to provide each and every American citizen, regardless of his
or her inadequacy, with some sort of space to take up in this great
nation and a good salary for doing so."

Sounds like Comrade Christina and the gremios/sindicatos/unions, no?

Suerte -CapnRick

Anonymous said...

We've had this for a while. It's called Affirmative Action.

Anonymous said...

I hope you are trying to pass this AWNAA act off as a joke, because that's what it is.

If you thought it was real, well....

Anonymous said...

My 75 year old Argentine mother commented today, on how the parallels between Obama and Peron are so frightening. Peron destroyed the Argentina she loved.