President Borg: Obama’s inauguration speech a call to ‘collective action’

Well, isn’t that special! According to The One, Celebration of the individual is so passé; collectivism is where it’s at. In his inauguration proclamation today, President Obama sang the praises of The Collective:

Now that he’s successfully held on to his throne, he no longer needs to be subtle about his desire to turn citizens into his own personal army of obedient Borg. Drooling libs fawned:

And government loves us, right? While lefty drones were falling to their knees in blind worship of Dear Leader, conservatives were voicing their utter disgust at Obama’s corruption of what it means to be an American:

Indeed he is. But we are not.

Resistance is not futile, Mr. President. We will not be assimilated.

  • TheAmishDude

    “Collective action” does something else. It basically says that if others aren’t acting, you shouldn’t bother. “Collective action” on poverty means you wait for an NGO to do something and maybe put a dollar in their jar when they’re collecting. It’s the outsourcing of compassion.

    • GW

      “Outsourcing of compassion” is a great phrase.

    • TugboatPhil

      Speaking of “government charity” I saw this PSA on TV today. It’s Uma Thurman talking about starvation in the Horn of Africa. That’s fine, but at the end I see a link for a US Government website. She is asking people to text donations to a TAX PAID federal government website. WTF?!

      The PSA link:

      Which takes you to this government website:

  • sleazyrider

    I’ll pass..

  • TocksNedlog

    Can’t wait to find out what — in the name of “liberty” — they’re gonna FORCE us to do next!

  • Aaron

    “Prez effectively took freedom back from Right as a tool for justice, progress and collective purpose.”

    Um, someone needs to look up the definition of “freedom”.

    • Noah Lee

      well, the prez is definitely a tool

  • Maggi Cook

    forget AR15, charging phasers

  • Artist_Angie

    Collective? And conservatives are the ones who use code words? … right.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Welcome to the United Socialist States of America (USSA)!

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  • NachoCheese (D)

    “Preserving our individual freedom requires collective action.”

    To the sheep bleating that this is some sort of deep thought, do you not realize that collectivism is the antithesis of individual liberty?

    It’s going to be a loooong 4 years.

    • Jim Russell

      Last time I checked, the only ‘collective action’ the Constitution specifically authorizes is our national defense.

  • sigh

    Colletive responsibility: “Mistakes were made. Random people got new assignments. Shut up peon.”

  • BorderLine Guy

    Get ready for the lib response of “That’s not what he meant” when it’s exactly what he meant.

  • TocksNedlog

    Ah yes, Katrina vandenHuevel, the woman that single-handedly makes Sandra Fluke appear to be a goddess.


      Both are spoiled little brats.

  • linzyloo2

    I believe the Borg said, ” Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.” So creepy when linked with this context. However I think Worf said, “Assimilate this!” And fought back. I will too!

    • Blake Waymire

      My plan is to respond the same way as Worf. Always found it funny how Star Trek got more conservative the more it delved into the mechanics of the perfect liberal society Rodenberry envisioned.

      • linzyloo2

        I agree. I just wish so many Star Trek actors would stop telling is how they feel about politics! I really don’t want that to ruin one of my favorite shows…

        • JustLikeAnimals

          Yeah, might be too late for that. You already know that George Takai was in his trailer between tapes trying on new pantyhose and orally servicing young men. =)

        • linzyloo2

          Yeah… So sad. He’s doing ads for Social Security now too.

  • tjp77

    Slavery is freedom! We have always been at war with Eastasia!

  • TocksNedlog

    Da, Comrade Klein is correct. Nothing says “individuality” and “freedom” like everyone doing the same thing at the same time . . . or else!


      What I can’t figure out is what makes people think that these losers have credibility. Ezra, Katrina, etc. are all the biggest collection of limo lib/ useful idiots.

      • TocksNedlog

        Unfortunately, there are teeming masses of people that WANT to be told what to think.

        • JINNASH

          True. That’s why we need to starve them out. Adversity makes a few people wake up. When we take over we need to stop compromising and start shutting down. Their side is more dependent than ours. That’s how you bring them to their knees.

          • TocksNedlog

            I have no interest in bringing them to their knees — rather, I would much prefer that they go out and get jobs and become productive members of society.

          • JINNASH

            Your right.

  • Brian Roastbeef

    Oh yeah, governments that speak in terms of “collective” always do so out of love and with great plans in mind… like displacing and starving a few million Ukrainians…

    The facade that separates this idiot from Stalin grows thinner every day as he finds that his ever effective propaganda machine that is the fawning media enables him to need it less. Time to get the hell out of Dodge.

    • shimauma

      HELL NO!! Dodge belongs to those who fight for it. We will kick THEM out of Dodge. Citizens! our patriots blood has “refreshed” the Tree of Liberty long enough. When do we make the TYRANTS bleed???

      • Brian Roastbeef

        I see your point. Where and when we fight is a fair question. Alas, after November it was made clear that Dodge, at least for now, has been overrun by the stupid, immoral, and decadent…. They wanted this moron. They threw away their birthright for a weak pottage of cheap handouts and condoned sexual deviance. I think they deserve to get a taste of what they chose, and the price at which it comes.

        Of course, don’t get me wrong here. Like MacArthur, we shall return.

        • shimauma

          Well said, Brian.

  • Robert Johnson

    Obama said “We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few.” It’s the pursuit of happiness that is guaranteed, not achieving it.

    • Noah Lee

      Obama sure whipped that strawman. I bet he raised his arms in the air and said “I am the greatest!”

  • Foxxman

    If nothing else, the interesting choice of the word “collectivism” should ring a bell, even without the Star Trek connection. In the USSR, “collectives” were gigantic farms, running to the millions of acres, covering a far larger land mass than the US or Canada. And yet, year after year, the US and Canada would sell billions of bushels of wheat and corn to the Soviets, because they could not feed their own people. Late in the existence of the USSR, they allowed individuals to farm small one and two acre plots, mainly for subsistence, but eventually, farmers were allowed to sell their excess. During the height of Glasnost, the small plots (less than 2% of the arable land) began to out-produce the collectives by embarrassing margins. Mikhail Gorbachev, who grew up on the collectives, completely understood this, which is one of the many reasons he helped dismantle the Soviet Union. He knew that collectivism doesn’t work.

    It just proves, once again, that liberals seem incapable of reading and understanding history, even relatively recent history. Collectivism is bad, not just for the individual, but for the entire society.

    • Chip

      I’ve begun to call liberals “mushrooms.” Your allusion to the collective farm fits perfectly. Why “mushrooms?” They live in the dark and swallow whatever BS the master provides.

    • redheadgrl

      Same thing in Romania.

  • James Atkins

    Shorter Obama: We will continue to take from the “haves” and give to the “have nots”

    • shimauma

      truer obama, “we will continue to take from the producers and give to the the users.

  • Joseph Phillips

    I’m leading the collective action right now by having a drink. Join me, citizens.

  • IndySkye

    Ezra Klein made sure to note that in their ideology all collective action must be channelled through (i.e. controlled by) the government, and not through voluntary associations. Things like neighborhood watch groups, charitable and fraternal organizations, and even PTA must be anathema to Ezra.


      Ezra is a shining example of the New Castrati. Anything remotely responsibile and/or masculine is anathema to him. And here is where the ladies can help. A man insulting another man’s masculinity isn’t very effective. A woman doing it will crush them.

  • Patsplacepp

    “Resistance is not futile, Mr. President. We will not be assimilated.” oh put a sock in Twichy lol How exactly has the United States of America become what it without collective partnership of its people. I guess your roads were built by one person. The life saving medicines and amazing technologies were all individually plotted together.

    I always find amazing that the rhetoric chatter of the big bad government and Obama in general usually dires up during a natural disaster or bail out or health care or war. Hopefully when you house floods or burns to the ground by fire, you’ll pick up the pieces yourself and rebuild. I could go on with examples but why bother. I didn’t build it. One of you probably did all on your own

    • shimauma

      Actually it was single entreprenuers who hired folks that got this country where it is today, not the gub’mint, regardless of how many programs you libturds espouse. The sad part is that you guys think that gub’mint run programs like the dmv and post office are the best that this country has to offer. you’re sick little monkeys.

    • GTFOBigGovt

      Interesting how you use collective partnership and government interchangeably. You’ve fallen for the wordsmithing designed to trick you. The PTA for schools was not designed for “collectivism”, for example although I’m sure you’d call it a shining example.

      You also must be a big city Liberal since everywhere I’ve ever lived the fire dept was VOLUNTEER, NOT GOVT.You’re lashing out with mixed images like combining WAR with fire depts. WAR is one of the ONLY things the feds were empowered to do.

      You simply have no understanding of civics, history, or how business and medicine and technology works. The larger the government is allowed to get the more extensive it’s fingers in the depths of all pockets of society and its’ egotistical power grab grows and grows. IMPOSED not invited. Government doesn’t invent anything except maybe putting/funding a man on the moon. PEOPLE do.

      My father had a heavy equipment road building company so since you ASKED.

      NO, GOVERNMENT did NOT build roads. INDIVIDUAL citizens decided where they needed roads and the government stalled the jobs and made them costly by:

      a. Insisting on bribes to “inspect” the work His quote” JFC in the old days they only wanted a turkey at Christmas now they want a hundred grand”.

      b. Paying individual incompetent union members to sit in their cars all day because otherwise they’d destroy the equipment

      c, Creating a complex series of hearings, permits, and other laws that made the time to completion ten times longer than necessary.

      If a bridge fell down in the old days, the PEOPLE would go down and fix it SNAP.

      Did you know Disneyworld was designed and build in TWO YEARS? You’re lucky to get a hot dog cart up and running in that period of time now.

      And medicine? LOL how exactly did GOVT have anything to do with that. It’s the GOVT that causes the abuse of animals by insisting on animal testing. Millions of beagle dogs are churned out factory style for medical torture. Meanwhile, for a liberal you’re way uninformed.

      Just the list of African American INDIVIDUALS who are responsible for world changing inventions and medical advances is large including the first heart surgery – done at the spur of the moment by ONE GUY. . NONE of which GOVT or any “collective” Kool Aid drinkers had anything to do with.

      Non sequitur lolz :..Shocked face the first heart surgery stemmed [from the African American community] from a STAB WOUND TO THE HEART IN CHICAGO hahaha.

      • Patsplacepp

        GTFOBigGovt thanks for adding to string. You’ve got some good points and I can’t argue with that “in the old days” things might have been a bit different.

        Actually you’d be surprised that even though I live in a big city (yup Canadian) we actually have volunteer fire fighters and EMS.

        If this big bad government is so bad, why hasn’t America just up said to heck with it and close it down. You can’t be the only person to voice this?

        And not to be a total ass but I think you were referring to Disneyland in California. Walt Disney World in Florida took 5 years. Also funny that funding for Disneyland which was from ABC Networks was actually traced back from government grants to the private company. Good old FCC.

    • Noah Lee

      collectively means we ALLwork together and we ALL prosper, but liberals think it means You work and the government collects. Not the same thing.

  • BeeKaaay

    Collective action = Only I and my cronies are part of the collective who will take action and rule you.


    Collectivism really is for losers who are unwilling to work.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Precisely. For those who aren’t interested in being responsible for themselves, King Hussein is a savior.

      • JINNASH

        Thats why we need to come up with plans to starve them of our money. They don’t produce enough on their own.

        • JustLikeAnimals

          Several Governors have figured it out…..repeal of state taxes. That will at least offset some of the income confiscation being done by the federal government.

  • digitalPimple

    utter blabbering non-sense as usual.

    He’s mentally ill.


    And we must bankrupt the collective. Lets go Atlas Shrug on them and force them to work!!!


    Dear Collective Enablers,
    SCREW OFF!!! We will cut you off from our money and make you work for yours!!!!

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Shorthand for Barack Hussein’s inaugural speech: “I am going to destroy the GOP and institute as many Marxist-socialist measures as I can over the next 1462 days and there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it.”

  • Chris Johnson

    wow, just wow!

  • Rico Mapster

    They want to put all of us on a Collective.

  • ceemack

    “Collective action”? “Channeled through government”? I thought this was MLK day, not May Day.

    Did Your Favorite President Ever lay out a glorious new five-year plan?

  • John Beam

    Obama’s message is no different from that of Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, or Mao. It’s a shame that no one ever checks where “collective action” leads. Ignorance isn’t bliss, it’s misery.

  • Liberals Needhelp

    Where do we line up for our gruel?

    Collectively, of course, where do we line up for a spring vacation in Martha’s Vineyard

    w/Shelly & you?

    Collectively, can I have a part of Rahm Emmanuel’s Fannie Mae director exit paycheck? Or how about a bit of the Bill Clinton speaking engagement bank account, that must be pretty hefty by now?

    Collectively, no doubt, where do we line up for our share of a Harvard education, which should lower standards so it is more representative of the real collective USA……fewer Kennedys, a few more kids from inner city Los Angeles & Chicago from schools w/bars on the windows & closed campus policies….

    Collectively, can I hang out at Weinstein’s house or Eva Longoria’s, sort of like the people who showed up at Omar Sharif’s home in Dr. Zhivago?

    Oh, even better, may I collectively shack up at Camp David, I love the forest.

    This collective stuff may not be that bad afterall……..

  • Danny Wheeler

    Amen, Michelle! We’re NOT gonna be absorbed by the O-Borg!

  • John

    I find it very strange that the Ezra Klein’s and the Katrina vandenHeuvel’s of the world support and applaud this collectivism ALL the way, but then take umbrage when a whole food CEO or an Alan West or anyone one on the right points out that they are socialists/facsists/communists. Why can’t they ‘fess up?

  • J.N. Ashby

    I have a banal phrase that he could have used: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Problem is the word “village”

    Village. Not nation. They don’t need your help. We’re not all one big happy family. I don’t care about Californians.

  • emjem24

    I totally disagree with Pres. Borg: preserving our individual freedom means defending your rights against a president who’d rather bypass Congress entirely and become our own Hugo Chavez.
    I’m sorry but if collective action means I have to submit and be like everybody else and fall down and worship Pres. Clueless, I’ll pass.
    I’m sorry but this isn’t China and Obama isn’t Mao. I won’t submit and I won’t give in just to feel liked by friends or family who voted for this fraud. Sorry, no dice.

  • lcky9

    Lots of LUCK with that.., he’s lost a LOT of his base over this stance on GUNS.,. TAXES on the middle class.. He THOUGHT if he waited till AFTER the election people would be OK with it.. well GUESS WHAT even those who voted for him are swiftly moving ton the RIGHT,, he will get a whole lot less corporation than he thinks he will..

  • Alyson Stewart

    Our Croatian employee said, beware this is the beginning of the use of terminology that seeks government control of a country. Collectivism, sustainability, urbanism, etc.

  • Keys Man 70

    Collectivism will hit brick wall called the “GOP House”?

  • GTFOBigGovt

    UGH accidentally saw/heard Obama’s Skype call to the military where he referred to our troops as “comrades”. FULL THROTTLE COMMIE genie is out of the bottle.

  • Penmar

    Guess Sci-fi really does predict the future, however, I believe the borg were crushed, weren’t they?

  • Sonya A. Willis

    So the Borg King speaketh. Who is filling the role of Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01? Biden’s too dopey to hold that down. He’s more like 1 of 12.