If you are a denizen of the blogosphere, you’ve probably already encountered the Obamaphone lady:
I already knew about the program she’s referring to—which actually wasn’t started under Obama, by the way—so she didn’t seem quite as crazy as she may have seemed to others. In fact, she’s exactly correct.
But I didn’t know the details that are explained in this video (hat tip: Ace):
It’s not just about this particular program, either. It’s a good example of the trend for such programs to ascend to ever-expanding heights of waste and fraud, outside of general public awareness. Who knew that all cell phone owners pay a user tax (although it’s not called that) to fund not only free emergency landlines for those on welfare, but free cell phones, to the tune of over a billion dollars?
Once such a program exists, it’s only a matter of time between its implementation and efforts such as the one made by the woman in the first video to try to drum up votes for Obama and/or other Democrats under its promise.
Bread, circuses, and cell phones. The Grand Inquisitor may not have predicted the cell phone. But still, he kind of foresaw it all, didn’t he?:
Oh, never, never can [people] feed themselves without us [the Inquisitors and controllers]! No science will give them bread so long as they remain free. In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet, and say to us, “Make us your slaves, but feed us.” They will understand themselves, at last, that freedom and bread enough for all are inconceivable together, for never, never will they be able to share between them! They will be convinced, too, that they can never be free, for they are weak, vicious, worthless, and rebellious. Thou didst promise them the bread of Heaven, but, I repeat again, can it compare with earthly bread in the eyes of the weak, ever sinful and ignoble race of man?