President Obama’s speech at the United Nations earlier today showed that he has no grasp of reality, no understanding of the forces shaping the world the United States is living in and no concrete solutions to the problems the Islamic world is forcing the U.S. and the West to deal with. It also showed that he remains apologetic and deferential to the Islamic world, at the expense of America and the free, civilized world.
There were several basic premises in the speech, all of which are totally false to anyone that isn’t blind.
Here are a few.
One was that people everywhere long for freedom, democracy and self-determination, that freedom, democracy and self-determination are universal values, not just American or Western ones. .
Another was that Islam can coexist peacefully in multicultural, secular, pluralistic, free, democratic societies.
Another was that there is no excuse or justification for the sort of violence Islamists inflicted (and are inflicting for that matter) on America and the West in response to Innocence of Muslims, the 14 minute internet video produced in the United States which mocked Muhammad and denigrated Islam.
Another was that peace, prosperity and mutual respect and tolerance can come, will come, through dialogue and diplomacy.
Another was that the United Nations has to play a central role in the quest for freedom, democracy and self-determination, in the quest for peace and prosperity for all.
Another was that blasphemy and bigotry are synonymous and that they preclude understanding and respect.
None of these premises are true and anyone who doesn’t live in a dream world knows that they aren’t, knows that they have no basis in reality. Unfortunately, tragically, Obama does live in a dream world and actually does believe these premises, which among other things makes him patently unfit to be President of the United States and leader of the free world because he cannot possibly understand the dynamics and reality of the environment the U.S. and the West live in and therefore cannot protect and defend either.
For Obama’s information…
Freedom, democracy and self-determination are most certainly not universal human values. The vast majority of the worlds people do not long for freedom, democracy and self-determination. They long for peace, security, stability, decent clothing and housing, a steady supply of food and water and the ability to worship or not worship as they please. Freedom, democracy and self-determination are one thing…food in your belly, a roof over your head, clothes on your back and being able to worship or not worship are quite another.
Islam cannot coexist peacefully in multicultural, secular, pluralistic, free, democratic societies, cannot in fact coexist peacefully in any non-Islamic society. It never has and it never will. Its documents tell us that and its nature, essence, history and manifestation in the world show us that.
Islamists will tell you (if they’re speaking honestly) that there are perfectly good excuses and justifications for their behaviour, that the violence they have inflicted and are inflicting is perfectly legitimate and sanctioned by Islam, that it is committed in the name of Islam and therefore entirely reasonable and acceptable.
Peace, prosperity and mutual respect and tolerance will not come through dialogue and diplomacy.
History tells an entirely different story and Islam is inherently incapable of respecting or tolerating non-believers anyway. Besides, certain behaviour and attitudes cannot and should not be respected or tolerated by free, civilized human beings in any case.
The United Nations cannot play a central role in the quest for freedom, democracy, self-determination, peace and prosperity because it is philosophically and structurally incapable of doing so. It is a corrupt, biased institution plagued by bureaucracy and inertia and is inherently anti-American, anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and anti-West. The majority of member countries are far more interested in taking away westerners freedom, democracy and self-determination instead of extending them to their own people.
Blasphemy and bigotry are not synonymous. The Islamic definition of blasphemy is extremely broad and it is virtually impossible to discuss Islam in any way, shape or form without being accused of blasphemy. It is certainly not possible to mock, criticize, satirize, question or speak out against Islam or anything related to it and not be called blasphemous by Islamists. That doesn’t necessarily make those that do bigoted or racist. It might mean that they’re knowledgeable, or frightened, or angry, or upset, or have an instinct for self-preservation, or don’t want their freedoms taken away or their way of life destroyed…it might mean any number of things. Just because Islamists say that blasphemers as they define them are bigoted doesn’t mean that they actually are. Not at all. Obama was right about one thing though. Bigotry does preclude understanding and respect. What he neglected to say however was that Islamists are the most bigoted people on the planet and that they have no understanding or respect for non-believers and their values and institutions.
Not only did Obama’s speech at the United Nations earlier today show yet again that he has no grasp of reality, no understanding of the forces shaping the world the United States is living in and no concrete solutions to the problems the Islamic world is forcing the U.S. and the West to deal with it was also full of lies, distortions, rhetoric, pious platitudes and veiled threats to people who value freedom of all sorts and freedom of speech and freedom of expression in particular. It was apologetic, deferential and demeaning both to the United States itself and to the Office of President. There was also no direct response to the poison and vitriol Iranian president Ahmadinejad has been spreading at the UN and elsewhere since he arrived in New York.
Fantasy, claptrap and bull…. is what it was.
Utterly inadequate is what it was.