Today, Barack Obama said, "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK."
Obama's core principle is redistributive "justice." That means from those with the greatest ability to those with the greatest need---apparently even if it means we must go hungry and be too hot or too cold in our homes.
That of course, is signature Marxist philosophy. And indeed, some of Obama's closest relationships have been with Marxist sympathizers: Weatherman Underground bomber William Ayres, "Black Liberation Theologian" Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and Communist party leader Frank Marshall Davis. Obama's 's official blogger, Sam Graham-Felsen is a passionate devotee of hard-Left, America-hater Noam Chomsky. And of course, there's Obama's wife: Michelle Obama. Here is her most recent redistributive "justice" pronouncement: “The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”
Speaking of health care, redistributive "justice" will, of course, apply there--with frightening implications. Obama's health care plan will result in people with good health care (because they were good enough of an employee to be hired for a job with health insurance, had saved up enough money to buy their own, or on Medicare) having to give up that good health care and pay for health care for others', including, for example, lazy heroin addicts and illegal aliens. (No, they're not "undocumented immigrants"--that's another of those focus-group-tested phrases designed to elicit sympathy even if the term is inaccurate.) You cannot insure 47,000,000 more Americans with the same number of doctors and nurses without decimating the quality of our health care, especially since many of those 47,000,000 don't have the money to pay for health care.
In future years, the Obama plan is sure to degrade our health care even more because when foreigners see that-- as in 1986--amnesty was defacto granted to all illegals (which is what Obama promises to do as soon as he takes office--if it hasn't already been passed into law, which currently is being attempted) many millions more of the world's needy will sneak into the U.S. illegally. That will continue until U.S health care and other upsides of American life decline to the levels in their home country.
Ironically, Obama's core goal (for everyone in the world to live better and close to equally well) will be subverted by redistributing resources from those with the greatest potential to solve society's problems to those with the least.
Fortunately, the American system of government has checks and balances, so Obama's frighteningly extremist views (Remember that the nonpartisan National Journal rated him 100/100: the Senate's most liberal senator, moreso even than self-described socialist Bernie Sanders) an at-least-modestly more moderate Congress will keep him in check--hopefully.
Note that I am assuming Obama will be president. America's most powerful force is not the "military-industrial complex" but the ever more Leftist-biased media, and they want the most liberal candidate possible, hence Obama will be a shoo-in.
It will be an interesting eight years.