Monday, May 30, 2011

The Man Who Lost His Voice

The phenomenon that is now becoming apparent to many of us is that no one gives a damn about what Obama thinks or has to say. He's lost his voice - which is to say, he's lost the listening that we and the world have for a long time granted him, the President of the United States.

Here is an article out of London on what is going on in the Middle East and how they definitely do not care what Obama says.

And here is an article about what the Veterans and active military think of Obama.

I'm expecting this chorus of non-believers and outright reactionaries to continue to grow. Why? Obama's word is not credible. He cannot be forthright about what he wants to accomplish and get the people on his side. He's has now manifested THE condition which has governed his Presidency - disconnected.

The other big fact is that if Obama at root is motivated to rid the world of colonial powers which he falsely claims America to be, and lasso her, the rogue, to the UN, he is going to have to learn that the Colonial/Anti-Colonial idea has passed from the motive of history. India and China and the states that now realize that production and trade is the way to a higher standard of living are not interested in getting rid of trading partners. Quite the contrary.

All of this augurs against Obama. He really is out of date and because he is, his great pretension to being a peacemaker simply will not work. He's trying to make peace not on the world's realities, but on some half-baked notions that he has about elitism, control and "I'm-going-to-set-the-world-straight-and-correct-the-injustice-to-my-ancestors." He increasingly looks ridiculous because he is pretentious, not real. His whole success depends on ginning up hatred - class hatred, race hatred, any and every kind of hatred that he can gin up - and fear - fear of the climate, fear of individual initiative, fear of a person protecting himself, fear of a person engaging in his right to free speech - all for one reason, to have people believe the grounds for his actions.

Sorry. Fewer and fewer takers.

The stark difference between how the world works and where Obama is in his thinking is brought out in this video.

I will reference other articles as they occur in the comments.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Will America Sort Herself Out?

I am publishing this article which came out in the Wall Street Journal today because I think it points to an important point that we need to get, namely, that there is a difference between the triumph of the American ideal and America's cultural achievement such that we were able to elect a black man to the Presidency, and the ideas that Obama is instituting which contradict the American ideal.

America may go down the tube because it is unable to sort this out and in the process lose the ideal that put Obama in office. I'm clear that Obama is wholly instituting a class-based, privilege-grounded society which is pre-enlightenment - you know, back to serfdom. In this sense, Obama is certainly not American.

Obama's Unspoken Re-Election Edge

This presidency flatters America to a degree that no white Republican can hope to match.

May 25, 2011 Wall Street Journal

Many of the Republican presidential hopefuls should be able to beat President Obama in 2012. This president has a track record now and, thus, many vulnerabilities. If he is not our "worst president," as Donald Trump would have it, his sweeping domestic initiatives—especially his stimulus package and health-care reform—were so jerry-built and high-handed that they generated a virtual revolution in America's normally subdued middle class.

The president's success in having Osama bin Laden killed is an exception to a pattern of excruciatingly humble and hesitant leadership abroad. Mr. Obama has been deeply ambivalent about the application of American power, as if a shameful "neocolonialism" attends every U.S. action in the world. In Libya he seems actually to want American power to diminish altogether.

This formula of shrinking American power abroad while expanding government power at home confuses and disappoints many Americans. Before bin Laden, 69% of Americans believed the country was on the wrong track, according to an Ipsos survey. A recent Zogby poll found that only 38% of respondents believed Mr. Obama deserved a second term, while 55% said they wanted someone new.

And yet Republicans everywhere ask, "Who do we have to beat him?" In head-to-head matchups, Mr. Obama beats all of the Republican hopefuls in most polls.

The problem Mr. Obama poses for Republicans is that there has always been a disconnect between his actual performance and his appeal. If Hurricane Katrina irretrievably stained George W. Bush, the BP oil spill left no lasting mark on this president. Mr. Obama's utter confusion in the face of the "Arab spring" has nudged his job-approval numbers down, but not his likability numbers, which Gallup has at a respectable 47.6%. In the mainstream media there has been a willingness to forgive this president his mistakes, to see him as an innocent in an impossible world. Why?

There have really always been two Barack Obamas: the mortal man and the cultural icon. If the actual man is distinctly ordinary, even a little flat and humorless, the cultural icon is quite extraordinary. The problem for Republicans is that they must run against both the man and the myth. In 2008, few knew the man and Republicans were walloped by the myth. Today the man is much clearer, and yet the myth remains compelling.

What gives Mr. Obama a cultural charisma that most Republicans cannot have? First, he represents a truly inspiring American exceptionalism: He is the first black in the entire history of Western civilization to lead a Western nation—and the most powerful nation in the world at that. And so not only is he the most powerful black man in recorded history, but he reached this apex only through the good offices of the great American democracy.

Thus his presidency flatters America to a degree that no white Republican can hope to compete with. He literally validates the American democratic experiment, if not the broader Enlightenment that gave birth to it.

He is also an extraordinary personification of the American Dream: Even someone from a race associated with slavery can rise to the presidency. Whatever disenchantment may surround the man, there is a distinct national pride in having elected him.

All of this adds up to a powerful racial impressionism that works against today's field of Republican candidates. This is the impressionism that framed Sen. John McCain in 2008 as a political and cultural redundancy—yet another older white male presuming to lead the nation.

The point is that anyone who runs against Mr. Obama will be seen through the filter of this racial impressionism, in which white skin is redundant and dark skin is fresh and exceptional. This is the new cultural charisma that the president has introduced into American politics.

Today this charisma is not as strong for Mr. Obama. The mere man and the actual president has not lived up to his billing as a historical breakthrough. Still, the Republican field is framed and—as the polls show—diminished by his mere presence in office, which makes America the most socially evolved nation in the world. Moreover, the mainstream media coddle Mr. Obama—the man—out of its identification with his exceptionalism.

Conversely, the media hold the president's exceptionalism against Republicans. Here is Barack Obama, evidence of a new and progressive America. Here are the Republicans, a cast of largely white males, looking peculiarly unevolved. Add to this the Republicans' quite laudable focus on deficit reduction and spending cuts, and they can be made to look like a gaggle of scolding accountants.

How can the GOP combat the president's cultural charisma? It will have to make vivid the yawning gulf between Obama the flattering icon and Obama the confused and often overwhelmed president. Applaud the exceptionalism he represents, but deny him the right to ride on it as a kind of affirmative action.

A president who is both Democratic and black effectively gives the infamous race card to the entire left: Attack our president and you are a racist. To thwart this, Republicans will have to break through the barrier of political correctness.

Mr. McCain let himself be intimidated by Obama's cultural charisma, threatening to fire any staff member who even used the candidate's middle name. Donald Trump shot to the head of the Republican line by focusing on Mr. Obama as a president, calling him our "worst" president. I carry no brief for Mr. Trump, but his sudden success makes a point: Another kind of charisma redounds to those willing to challenge political correctness—those unwilling to be in thrall to the president's cultural charisma.

Lastly, there must be a Republican message of social exceptionalism. America has more social mobility than any heterogeneous society in history. Isn't there a great Republican opportunity to be had in urging minorities to at last move out of their long era of protest—in which militancy toward the very society they struggled to join was the way ahead? Aren't Republicans uniquely positioned to offer minorities a liberation from both dependency and militancy?

In other words, isn't there a fresh new social idealism implicit in conservative principles? Why not articulate it and fight with it in the political arena? Such a message would show our president as unevolved in his social thinking—oh so 1965. The theme: Barack Obama believes in government; we believe in you.

Mr. Steele is a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Among his books is "White Guilt" (Harper/Collins, 2007).

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Civilization's Judas

Obama supports barbarism. He revealed his true colors today. End of report.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Right to YOUR Life is at Stake

This is as about as clear as the issue gets. Yaron Brook speaks to the doctors.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Generation Wee

This is a frightening video of what the Progressives are working to cause. Some of the kids who are angry will kill their parents out of this justification – that everyone older than they left them a fucked-up world. They live the sob-story, born-victim life. (Remember the sob stories that Obama, Michelle, the Clintons, Pelosi and many others have trotted out?) There’s a violent future embedded here because of its naked appeal to hatred and no power but political power - power by numbers – not ideas, not values, not reason, not productivity, not self-esteem. Why don’t I get from this message their claim of political tolerance? These are the coming revolutionaries.

Progressives control our government. Those who openly claim to be Progressives are Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Van Jones, all the statist czars in this Administration, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid. Soros claims to be a one-worlder, which is the same thing. The Progressives which are nothing more than the old time communists, socialists, welfare statist, social justice people in new clothes are here to do the individual in. Individual Rights, that’s right, your individual life, is the ultimate political sin in their world. In the video, you can hear the collectivism. This is Generation We.

Stop being a zombie. Wake up. Challenge this wherever you find it.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Time to End the Lure of Forced Redistribution for Humane Purposes

The horrors of the Nazis have been seen, told, recorded. The horrors of the socialists/communists have not. Here begins humanity getting past that despicable evil. Let's hope this eventually uproots the idea that there is something benign, beautiful, humane about being a socialist or a current-day liberal.