Friday, June 12, 2009

Obama hovers from on high


Washington Post Charles Krauthammer

When President Obama returned from his first European trip, I observed that while over there he had been "acting the philosopher-king who hovers above the fray mediating" between America and the world. Now that Obama has returned from his "Muslim world" pilgrimage, even the left agrees. "Obama's standing above the country, above -- above the world. He's sort of God," Newsweek's Evan Thomas said to a concurring Chris Matthews, reflecting on Obama's lofty perception of himself as the great transcender.

Not that Obama considers himself divine. (He sees himself as merely messianic, or, at worst, apostolic.) But he does position himself as hovering above mere mortals, mere country, to gaze benignly upon the darkling plain beneath him where ignorant armies clash by night, blind to the common humanity that only he can see. Traveling the world, he brings the gospel of understanding and godly forbearance. We have all sinned against each other. We must now look beyond that and walk together to the sunny uplands of comity and understanding. He shall guide you. Thus:

(A) He told Iran that, on the one hand, America once helped overthrow an Iranian government, while on the other hand "Iran has played a role in acts of hostage-taking and violence against U.S. troops and civilians." (Played a role?!) We have both sinned; let us bury the past and begin anew.

(B) On religious tolerance, he gently referenced the Christians of Lebanon and Egypt, then lamented that the "divisions between Sunni and Shia have led to tragic violence" (note the use of the passive voice). He then criticized (in the active voice) Western religious intolerance for regulating the wearing of the hijab -- after citing America for making it difficult for Muslims to give to charity.

(C) Obama offered Muslims a careful admonition about women's rights, noting how denying women education impoverishes a country -- balanced, of course, with this: "Issues of women's equality are by no means simply an issue for Islam." Example? "The struggle for women's equality continues in many aspects of American life."[...]

4 comments :

  1. Politics in the U.S. used to be fun. Everyone knew that the reason Bill Clinton went to Washington was to acquire a fresh set of government interns for personal pleasure. Everyone knew that W went to Washington because daddy said he had to.
    But Obama? He went to Washington because he things he's the smartest person in the world, the best qualified to be president, so much more than anyone else and that his superiority makes him fit to dictate to everyone else what to think since their own thoughts are, by his definition, inferior.
    That's not fun, it's scary.

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  2. Recipients and PublicityJune 13, 2009 at 1:14 AM

    From The Obama File:

    "When Obama undertook his agitating work in Chicago's South Side poor neighborhoods, he was un-churched. Yet his office was in a Church and most of the folks he needed to agitate and organize were Church people -- pastors and congregants, who took their churches and their church-going very seriously. Again and again, he was asked by pastors and church ladies, "Where do you go to Church, young man?"

    In the paperback version of "The Audacity of Hope," in the chapter entitled "Faith," beginning on page 195, and ending on page 208, Obama is telling us that he doesn’t really have any profound religious belief, but that in his early Chicago days he felt he needed to acquire some spiritual "street cred."

    So, at 28, Obama finally joined a church, in part to deepen what one friend called "a whole web of relationships" in the community. It also gave him a strong political base and a well-connected mentor.

    Obama didn't join just any church, but a huge black nationalist church, the Trinity United Church of Christ (UCC). Its pastor, Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, a former Muslim and racist black nationalist, unabashedly preached a "black" gospel" and the Marxist "Black Liberation Theology."

    Membership in this congregation gives Obama the political cover he needed. He now introduces himself as a Christian, although he has never been baptized. Swearing allegiance to the "Black Value System" of a church whose foundation is "Black Liberation Theology" does not a Christian make. But it is good politics on the South Side"

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  3. Recipients and PublicityJune 13, 2009 at 1:26 AM

    You know it's serious if even a Reform rabbi who served in US military blasts Obama: "Rabbi: Obama Breeds Climate of Hate Against Jew" (newsmax.com, June 10, 2009).

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  4. Recipients and PublicityJune 14, 2009 at 9:02 AM

    The Obama File: The Theology

    "Wright sought to build his church on the black "Theology of Liberation," the Marxist ideology introduced in 1968 by Rev. James Cone of New York. It emphasizes Africa's contribution to Christianity rather than that of mainstream white theologians.

    Liberation Theology embraces a black God.

    Liberation Theology's god isn't the loving, forgiving, wise, and powerful God most Christians know. Obama's god, the god of Trinity, is not in the business of bringing people together, instead he is a god that is totally exclusive to the black community. White Americans need to realize that Obama's god is not here for understanding, or reconciliation. Obama's god is here to participate in the destruction of the white race by any means possible.

    Barack Obama's Jesus, a black man, was sent to this world by God to endure the pain and humiliation of black people in order to free them from the oppression of whites and transform them into liberating servants. Trinity's Jesus is not the Jesus of the bible. So when Obama says Rev. Wright, "introduced me to Jesus," he is speaking of a Jesus that belongs solely to the black community. In the words of Rev. Wright's mentor and most prominent theologian in this religion, James Cone, "Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community ... Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy."

    Many people doubt that Obama can believe this filth, but Obama admits that the first thing that attracted him to Trinity was the "Black Value System." A system based on James Cone's revelation that Jesus is for black people only, "In the New Testament, Jesus is not for all, but for the oppressed, the poor and unwanted of society, and against oppressors ... Either God is for black people in their fight for liberation and against the white oppressors, or he is not." Add to this his twenty year membership, marriage, and baptism of his daughters and you have a Presidential candidate that is up to his ears in hatred of white people.

    America be warned, Obama's god is very similar to the god of jihad and terror. Obama's faith and extreme Islam share a common thread: they both see America as an oppressor that god has decided to destroy. As James Cone says, "What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love."

    Pope Benedict XVI fought the infiltration of Marxists promoting Liberation Theology in the church. In "Liberation Theology" (2007) he wrote:

    "...where the Marxist ideology of liberation had been consistently applied, a total lack of freedom had developed, whose horrors were now laid bare before the eyes of the entire world. Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much. Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes not divine, but demonic"."

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