October 12, 2012
WHY DOES OBAMA WANT TO KEEP BEING PRESIDENT? Quoting George Orwell’s beautiful 1940 essay on the joys of England — an England that Orwell wanted to fundamentally transform, and ultimately, his postwar successors in the British Left did just that — David Foster of the Chicago Boyz blog writes:
Orwell was a socialist. He wanted to see radical transformation in his society. But in the above passage, he displays real affection for the English people and their culture.
Can anyone imagine Barack Obama writing something parallel to the above about America and the American people? To ask the question is to answer it. Clearly, Obama does not identify with America in the same sort of way that Orwell identified with England.
Why, then, did Obama wish to become our President?
Two analogies come to mind…
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