Value (noun): the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance or preciousness of something 2.) Utility worth implied intrinsic excellence or desirability: worth implies especially qualities of mind, character or moral excellence.
– Dictionary.com Unabridged
Occasionally we must look at what we have before us and determine its value. We look at our environment, we assess our standing in society we measure the standards we live by and then extend that value outward to encompass and enclose our elected representatives. As citizens the valuation of any politician stands in contrast, or agreement with our personal appraisal of how things should be.
In order to express this properly I’m going to use Beaurat Obama’s speech as he addressed the United Nations. I’ll try to take his words as he speaks out of one side of his mouth and then reflect the true value he places on our freedoms by his regular presentation of his personal hypocrisy. I will do this with bold accented italics. His words are quoted; my words are italicized.
Obama grabbed my attention with this: “… in recent days, the leaders of other countries in the region-including Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen-have taken steps to secure our diplomatic facilities, and called for calm” even though we were aware there was hostility present in the area and we took NO special efforts to ensure our diplomatic missions and/or personnel.
After mentioning U.N. ideals of negotiated peace between brothers he went for this thought: “If we are serious about upholding these ideals, it will not be enough to put more guards in front of an embassy; or to put our statements of regret, and wait for the outrage to pass. If we are serious about those ideals, we must speak honestly (something I know nothing of) about the deeper causes of the crisis. Because we face a choice between the forces that would drive us apart (as in America where I push as much derisive, controversial political pap as is possible to shovel), and the hopes we hold in common” (not you and I but my minions and I).
As he continued, he rolled this one at us: “We have taken these positions because we believe that freedom and self-determination are not unique in one culture. These are not simply American values or Western values-they are international values. And even as there will be huge challenges that come with a transition to democracy” (we see there are greater challenges transitioning democracy in America to a socialist construct). I am convinced that ultimately government of the people, by the people and for the people is more likely to bring about the stability, prosperity and individual opportunity that served as a basis for peace in our world (as we slowly whittle away at those same rights of, by and for the people of America until we can safely tell those same people what they want, need and/or can have).
Later, Obama again went to the baloney about this tragedy in Libya concerning a YouTube video being the spark igniting a blaze of righteous indignation in the Islamists. Evidently Obama is too stupid to check a calendar and see it was 9/11 and thus a major anniversary for Islamist terrorists: “I know there are some who ask why we don’t just ban such a video. Our answer is enshrined in our laws: our Constitution protects the right to practice free speech. Here in the United States, countless publications provoke offense. Like (people demanding I open my educational and travel files from when I was a student and learned the Qur’an while studying in Indonesia) me, the majority are Christian, and yet we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs. (We do allow Muslims unprecedented latitude where other faiths are not allowed to interfere in politics and government and the dismantling of the Constitution because everybody will be accused of racism and oppression without proof. No other “religion” is allowed its own law such as Shariah.)
Then he addressed a specific form of politics: “That brand of politics that pits East against West; South against North; Muslim against Christian, Hindu and Jew-cannot deliver the promise of freedom. (It’s only in America where the use of divisive and derisive partisan politics is acceptable and then only in the manner I accentuate and use it for my personal gain.)
And finally: “A politics based on anger-one based on dividing the world between us and them-not only sets back international cooperation, it ultimately undermines those who tolerate it. (Like in America where I’ve worked strongly to alienate those who reject my thinking and humiliated and demeaned those who would speak out against me and my policies. It works in America but not on the world stage.)
It’s hard to express the contempt one feels for such duplicity. It’s hard to believe he wants 4 more years. It’s hard to know there are people believe in this baloney.
This is personal commentary. I thank MacAoidh for Deconstructing “Obama’s UN Speech” (9-25-2012). I thank every President before Jimmy Carter and after him other than Obama for trying to keep America strong and free. I hope you’re paying attention.
Thanks for listening.