You know, I cannot even begin to think of a title that can capture how surreal this is

The story comes with a title that exactly captures what an American president can now say in public: OBAMA: ‘THERE’S LITTLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMMUNISM AND CAPITALISM’. And it is not just that the American president is a vacuous cypher, but that it has been evident from the beginning that everything he said today is what he has always believed. That it will only be the usual suspects who are riled by these words that is the disaster. Since he can say them without much worry about capsizing his presidential boat, you now know a very great deal about the country that elected him, its education system, and possibly about why the American economy refuses to recover.

Obama responded to a question about nonprofit community organizations and the necessity of attracting funding from both the public and private sectors.

“So often in the past there has been a division between left and right, between capitalists and communists or socialists, and especially in the Americas, that’s been a big debate,” Obama said.

“Those are interesting intellectual arguments, but I think for your generation, you should be practical and just choose from what works. You don’t have to worry about whether it really fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory. You should just decide what works,” he added.

Obama went on to praise Cuba’s socialist system under dictator Raúl Castro, touting the country’s free access to basic education and health care, although he acknowledged that Havana itself “looks like it did in the 1950s” because the economy is “not working”.

A phenomenon of idiocy. And it is not just the march through the institutions, but comes right down to the way we teach economics that he can be as ignorant as he is since it is an ignorance now shared with many. That the article merely states that Obama “has stoked controversy” shows even the writer of the story sees nothing much out of the ordinary. It’s not even the feature story at Drudge where this was found.

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