From the beginning, I’ve thought that Obama was merely a naive ideologue with good intentions, who happened to espouse a few left-of-center views. His downfall, I believed, was his liberality combined with his minority status, which attracted to him people much more dangerous and radical than Obama.
Now I think I was wrong. There have simply been too many instances of extremists with long ties to Obama, or that have been outed in his administration to simply brush it off as Obama’s naivete’. It seems clear now, that Obama is fully aware of his natural power to persuade. Robert Kaplan stated that Obama has finessed his way through life, able to bend people to his will with his oratory skills and charisma. Those skills and that charisma even had their effects on me, a serious doubter of Obama’s political agenda. All of Obama’s actions pointed to someone who is a radical. Reverend Wright; Bill Ayers; Van Jones; ACORN; Science Czar, John Holden. And of course the Obama voting record while he was a Senator for Illinois. But I–a doubter–came under the thrall of a master. He said all the right things in all the right ways, even when the facts stood starkly in opposition to his words. I knew that Obama lied when he said he didn’t know that Rev. Wright held anti-white racist views. But I was willing to forgive, thinking that because he had known Wright for so long and met him when he was young, that it was possible Wright had morphed into his current form over a period of years, and as Obama’s mentor and minister, it was only natural that Obama may protect him, even while severing ties. And Obama’s speech sounded so good…
I’m a firm believer in what my mother used to say about whom we associate with: Birds of a feather flock together. If we have doubts about a person’s character, we should begin to look at their friends and whom they hang out with. A single person may be able to hide their true nature for a while, but it’s unlikely that all of their friends can or will try to be something they’re not to cover for someone else. And why would they want to? After all, they befriended this person because they have things in common.
As each of these associates emerged, and their political beliefs hit the airwaves, I became aware of my own mesmerized state. There is no other answer that I can come to, except that Obama thinks like the outed radicals he has placed as his Czars, and like the organization that helped him get where he is today: ACORN. ACORN is an anti-capitalist organization. Its activists try to enlist as many people as possible to get on the government dole, as they believe this is a way of collapsing what they consider a corrupt system. Ironic that they admit the system is helping the poor even while ACORN tries to subvert it. Why would they so staunchly support Obama, if the organization didn’t think he would push their agenda?
Supporter’s of Obama have attempted to create caricatures of those that oppose his measures. Just as they see every “capitalist” as Rich Uncle Pennybags from the game, Monopoly, they see those who disagree with Obama as redneck theocrats who see another Red Scare. But I think Obama knows Rome was not built in a day and it cannot be destroyed in a day for that matter. And while he may not be smiling connivingly while reciting Lenin’s, April Thesis before bedtime, it does seem he has a plan that takes this country in a distinctly different direction than it’s ever gone. And because we live in the greatest country in world history, I think that’s a very dangerous thing.
When one hears former president Jimmy Carter speak nowadays, it’s easy to come to the conclusion that he just wants attention. At least his memory’s good, though. He remembers the well that has given his party so much water: The Racism Well.
Mr. President. That well is dry and most people don’t care. You and your party have tried your agendas, winning your positions as a part of public backlash against unpopular actions of the previous Republican administration. But Americans tire of your actions quickly, and soon resent your attempts to tell them what victims they are. No, Mr. Carter. Americans are stronger than you think. And us and Canada are the least racist countries I know of.
Say something nice, Mr. President, about you’re country. While you’re at it, remind President Obama to do the same.
“I’ll never let you down, even if I could. I’d give up everything, if only for your good….when your education X-ray cannot see under my skin, I won’t tell you a damn thing that I would not tell my fans. Now roaming through this darkness I’m alive but I’m alone, part of me is fighting this, but part of me is gone.”~Love Me When I’m gone, Three Doors Down.
They’ll hate you in secret and in the sacred halls of Yale. But don’t ever think they won’t ask you to do their dirty and tough work. The uneducated, they say–that’s who you are. They have no honor, only wry and sarcastic smiles. They know what’s best for you.
In reality these are only people who have experienced no pain in life. They’d melt were they exposed to a week of a what a Soldier or Marine has to do on a daily basis, fighting against the worst the world has to offer, receiving only the sneers of Nancy Pelosi in return.
We need not romanticize the American Soldier. We’ll call him what he is: A stoic, rough warrior who has little time for political semantics or philosophical banter. He’s too busy and too tired, the bullets are too real, the explosions too powerful. Yes, they’ll hate you, but they’ll ask you to kill our enemies–and you won’t let them down. You never have. The American Soldier, from the 17 year old conscripts of Vietnam, to the picket fence fighters of WWII have always killed more than they’ve been killed. It’s only the politicians, whose vague understandings of human psychology, warfare and the nature of the Will, have improperly used your skills and wasted your lives.
But you’ll get blamed in the end.
When they send you places you shouldn’t be, if you are fighting evil–which now you are–than fight hard and never give up. Don’t think about what others will say–follow your instincts and conscience. The Monday Morning Quarterbacks will question your actions from their desks. They’ll go shopping and buy a new plasma television.