So, in turn for our freedoms, the socialists will perfect our imperfections. All of the good stuff that freedom produces will keep coming, we are told, it will just be distributed better and more efficiently! The fact that all previous socialist experiments have led to poverty and concentration camps, doesn’t disturb the speech at all, because this is the socialist’s moment. What will it cost? Nothing! Who will be covered? Everyone! Will that include illegal aliens? …Well, that depends on the audience. But therein lies the beauty of speeches. You can edit them!
Stalin would ‘speechify’ regularly about the incredible success of his latest five year plan. The starving peasants weren’t invited, of course, and those present would never dare to put the lie to what was being proclaimed from the podium (Congressman Wilson will, no doubt, be made to serve as a warning to others). No one may disturb the socialist’s speech! In fact, it’s only too bad that it has to come to an end. It is absolutely emblematic of our slide into the abyss that presidential lying is ok but any attempt to expose it must be censured.
So, we regular Americans, stubbornly clinging to our imperfect reality of freedom, are the only thing standing in the way of the beauty of the speech. Why can’t we just learn to love big brother and his wonderful words? I guess we must be racist.