How’s Life in Obama’s Fundamentally-Transformed America Working Out for You So Far?

By Albin Sadar Published on January 27, 2024

It should be painfully obvious to everyone by now that we are living in the fast-hardening cement of what Barack Obama promised to wildly cheering crowds on the campaign trail in 2008 — “a fundamental transformation of America.”

A Common-Sense America — Before Obama

Anyone who can remember back to the decades before an Obama presidency will recall a country committed to fairness and common sense:

  • judging a person based on the content of their character, rather than the color of their skin
  • welcoming a person who came lawfully into this country who applied for citizenship through traditionally prescribed means
  • never giving a second thought about girls’ and women’s sports being reserved only for a person born female and without a speck of steroids, let alone testosterone, in their bodies
  • expecting that immensely immature men dressed as fat-slob, over-face-painted, faux women would remain hidden inside “special” bars and clubs and not held up as twerking examples to kindergarten children
  • acknowledging unequivocally that Marxism was a bad idea and not a glorified ideal
  • realizing that only a tyrant would actually jail their political opponents for simply questioning highly suspicious presidential election results

and, generally, in a more fair-minded time:

  • no one even considered ever gleefully calling “evil good and good evil”

This, of course, is but a very short list of the slop that is being shoveled on a daily basis down the throats of ordinary, common-sense Americans. (We will leave it to the reader to shout out a few dozen more.)

The Slow-Boil of the Pot

As I point out in my new book, Obvious: Seeing the Evil That’s in Plain Sight and Doing Something About It, all of this slow-boil of the pot, with the American citizen frog paddling lethargically within, began with the nomination of Barack Obama.

People so desperately wanted what Obama was peddling, “Hope and Change,” that they inserted into that second word whatever it was their hearts desired most. And certainly the color of the man’s skin was the huge selling point. Sure, the candidate had no track record and, let’s face it, had he been white, Hillary Clinton would have been the Democrats’ candidate that election season. But the biracial aspect was seen, perhaps even symbolically, as a way of finally unifying this country after so much racial tension throughout the previous decades.

Many conservatives like to push back on the charge that America is “systemically racist” by pointing to the 2008 election. The basis of their argument: “Would a racist nation vote a black man into office?”

However, isn’t it more accurate to say that voting for someone based on their skin color is also racist? Racism goes both ways. That’s why anyone who says that Blacks cannot be racist is making a racist statement.

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“It’s not about skin,” a friend once told me, “it’s about sin.”

The Bible puts it this way: “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” It doesn’t matter who you are, some have a penchant to steal, some to cheat, some to lie, some to murder, some to treat others in a derogatory way. And, of course, so many of us are pretty good at choosing from time to time a smorgasbord of most everything (and then some) on that list.

The Hour is Late. This Election Will Decide.

So, where does all this leave us?

Except for the bump in the road after the Obama presidency that the Left was not anticipating (i.e., the Trump presidency), in a few short years we have fallen as far as Bedford Falls of “It’s a Wonderful Life” had descended into Pottersville. The United States has been transformed into Obamasville.

The hour is late, no doubt, and that pot is on the verge of boiling over. This election will decide.

And if, as some pundits are beginning to believe, the Democrats’ standard-bearer suddenly turns out to be yet another Obama, and with the added twist of possibly becoming the history-making First Woman U.S. President — well, let’s just hope there are enough common-sense citizens who would not do something “systemically sexist” by voting for her.

Vigilance is necessary this time around to ensure a free and fair election and to keep the cement of fundamental transformation from hardening into unbreakable rock.


Albin Sadar is author of Obvious: Seeing the Evil That’s in Plain Sight and Doing Something About It, as well as the children’s book collection Hamster Holmes: Box of Mysteries.

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