I’ve been telling people for years that Obama sees himself as the person leading a peaceful transition into a Third World economy. (They are always shocked and think I’m some kind of nut, and possibly a racist.) I think he believes it’s for the “best,” that America simply “can’t compete” with the rest of the world unless wages come down — way, way down. I think he’s listened very, very closely to the wealthy wise men who have mentored and guided him all along and believes he’s doing the right thing.
I also think he’s a paternalistic, condescending plutocrat-in-training who doesn’t believe we should be trusted with that kind of information.
So yeah, we’re all plebes now.