From The American Spectator by Andrew B. Wilson:
In Orwell's Oceanian province, the individual is always subordinated to the state, and it is in part this philosophy which allows the Party to manipulate and control humanity.
America’s gift to the world isn’t freedom or democracy. It isn’t the example of a free market that has created unparalleled prosperity for the nation over more than 200 years. It isn’t the generosity of the American people or their willingness to go to the defense of others threatened with tyranny. And it isn’t baseball, football or basketball… or any of the exports of Hollywood and American popular culture. No, it is none of those things.
According to Barack Obama, America’s gift to the world is spending. More precisely, it is our willingness to spend beyond our means — in the happy thought that we (or if not we, they, the Obama administration) are spending someone else’s money.
Obama Redefines America’s Gift to the World.