Yes, it’s true. Woody Allen, moral beacon for our time, has said Obama should have dictatorial powers “for a few years”. In the words of Allen,
it would be good…if he could be a dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly.
Meaning, of course that those pesky people who don’t agree with Obama couldn’t stand in the way of all the “good”.
(Sidebar: who gets to decide what is “good”? Oh, I guess that would be our new dictator…)
This coming from the man who had an affair with Mia Farrow’s adopted teenage daughter while living with Farrow. He then later dumped Farrow and married the step-daughter. Allen is now 74 and his wife is 39. It seems as though some of the “good” Allen hopes for might be to eliminate all laws pertaining to child pornography (nude pictures Allen took of the girl) and statutory rape (she was 17 when the affair was discovered). Certainly the concept would find favor with Roman Polanski and his Hollywood crowd of defenders. See my previous blog on the Polanski subject
And the film, Death of a President will become passe’ since there will no longer be the need for a public and messy assassination of anyone who might be elected that opposed the “good”. With dictatorial powers vested in Obama he can follow in the fine tradition of other great dictators like Mao Tse Tung, Josef Stalin, Vladimir Lenin, Adolph Hitler, Kim Jong Il, Idi Amin, Saddam Hussein, Ho Chi Minh and Pol Pot. The disagreeing offender will simply disappear one day and that will be that. Come to think of it, who wouldn’t want to have their name added to that list of luminaries?
There is so much to be sad about here; that someone would actually suggest such a thing in this country, that Allen is not the only one who feels this way, that the Obama administration seems to agree (though not all at once of course). But dictatorial power is the endgame of ever expanding federal power. Of course Obama will never publicly say such a thing. Yet a reflection of just how much power and control has been transferred to the federal government in the past year should worry anyone who believes in personal responsibilty and individual liberty.
This comment by Allen is unconscionable. It is outrageous and should be roundly condemned from every corner of our country. But it won’t be…
Perhaps now is the time for us all to think twice before spending any money at the movie box office or the video rental store. For if there is one thing Hollywood does understand, it is money.