Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Face of the Monster

Obama (and his campaign) has raised plenty of eyebrows with all the disconnects, denials, flip flops, lies, intimidation and showboating.

These actions are not just a politician pandering. This behavior is willful. A campaign is organized to do this.

(Why the campaign is organized to do this is exactly the issue. All of the activities where Obama was most effective in the years leading up to his running for President are the ones that he will not discuss in public. That's because they are all around Rezko, teaching ACORN to focus on the right things and say the right things to disempower the government and banks, providing the legal defense for ACORN cases to force banks to lower their lending standards and being Chairman of the Chicago Annenberg Trust who took up terrorist Ayers philosophy of education the purpose of which is to undermine standards and the existing order of capitalist America. With the Annenberg project producing no objective measurable results, Rezko in jail and his housing projects in shambles and boarded up, and the huge home mortgage scandal which ACORN and Obama fomented and drove into existence, these things are not good things for him to talk about. So he dances and dissembles with his foot nailed to the floor. This shows his real character.)

The net effect has a singular purpose: An attack on rationality - your rational mind. It's purpose is to render trying to make sense of Obama hopeless so that you will give up trying. Watch this interchange between Sean Hannity and Robert Gibbs, Obama's Communication Director.

There’s a major difference between having people on a show that allows for airing both sides of an issue than a person WORKING WITH a terrorist, a terrorist who has never repented and has repeated his wish that he could have done more bombing and destruction. Hannity in NO WAY WORKS WITH the people he doesn’t agree with. He gives them no quarter. Obama, on the other hand, says YES and embraces them by placing his time, his life force, and his reputation in their hands.

Notice how Gibbs does everything to foil Hannity and all the while acts like Hannity is irrational, concerned about something that is of no importance.

I can't think of anyone with a shred of intelligence that would do what Obama did unless he wanted to. Are we supposed to think he was stupid? Given how ambitious Obama is and how calculating he shows himself to be, I don't think so.

What we have here is a leader of Obama's Campaign lying about something that happened and then dismissing it, as created by the lie, as unimportant.

Hannah Arendt reported on the trial of Adolph Eichmann in Jerusalem in 1960. She coined the phrase "The Banality of Evil." Below are a couple paragraphs of a review of Arendt's book Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil.

"This horror is not the inherent evil of Hitler or Himmler or the sadistic camp guards. The holocaust presented these already morally bankrupt men with the opportunity to commit the evil which their consciences allowed. Of greater horror are the individuals, such as Eichmann, who were not evil per se, but who were willing to put conscience aside in order to advance within an evil system.

"As Arendt moves through the holocaust in the different countries in Western Europe and the Balkans, it becomes evident that the difference in degrees of the destruction of Jewry was not defined by the presence of potentially evil wrongdoers, but by the existence of individuals who would not put their conscience aside in order to further short-term goals. The contrast between the destruction of German Jews and the survival of the Jews of Bulgaria and Denmark can be directly traced to a commitment by the Bulgarians and Danes to save their fellow countrymen. The German Jews did not survive as the Danish and Bulgarian Jews did because Germany lacked such men of conscience."

Here's another statement about the phenomenon.

"What is shocking about Nuremberg is the ordinariness of the defendants: men who may be good fathers, kind to animals, even unassuming--yet who committed unspeakable crimes. Years later, reporting on the trial of Adolf Eichmann, Hannah Arendt wrote of "the banality of evil." Like Eichmann, most Nuremberg defendants never aspired to be villains. Rather, they over-identified with an ideological cause and suffered from a lack of imagination or empathy: they couldn't fully appreciate the human consequences of their career-motivated decisions."

We are seeing this phenomenon right before us. Gibbs smiling and acting like there is no difference between what Obama did and Hannity did. Then Alan Combs taking up the cudgel and playing the whole thing as guilt by association which it is not. Obama's purpose, character and judgment are at issue here.

The Nazi "foot soldiers" threw children into the gas chamber and behaved as if this was ordinary. That is what Gibbs and Combs are doing.

What's the difference between a terrorist and a murderer? Or shall we say, what is the difference between a Communication Director, a newscastor and a terrorist?

Morally? No difference now.

1 comment:

Rob Diego said...

Steve, this Robert Gibbs fellow is just one of the many people that are being trotted out by the Obama campaign. I haven't found one of them who is not a liar, a spinner or an out-and-out capitalism hater. They have no problem deciding for themselves how much of the money they intend to take away from the rich as if it is their right to make that decision. This attitude is very indicative of what we are getting if Obama wins...a bunch of nasty people who think they have a right to tell us how to live. This link has more about the Ayers scandal: