Monday, June 8, 2009

Obama Parrots Communist Propaganda

The tactic of repeating old lies is seldom noticed when it is engaged by the average citizen. When it is done by the President of the United States over an issue of life or death, it must be noticed.

President Obama’s words, as revealed by his speeches, have the sense of an angry child who wants the world to conform to his own pet fantasies. He has swallowed so many far-left lies that he thinks the world really works that way; and he insists that his conclusions are true. He is the first politician who is decidedly not a pragmatist; he is a true believer.

As Ayn Rand wrote:
“The process of forming, integrating and using concepts is not an automatic, but a volitional process—i.e., a process which uses both new and automatized material, but which is directed volitionally. It is not an innate, but an acquired skill; it has to be learned—it is the most crucially important part of learning—and all of man's other capacities depend on how well or how badly he learns it.

This skill does not pertain to the particular content of a man's knowledge at any given age, but to the method by which he acquires and organizes knowledge—the method by which his mind deals with its content. The method programs his subconscious computer, determining how efficiently, lamely or disastrously his cognitive processes will function. The programming of a man's subconscious consists of the kind of cognitive habits he acquires,…"(1)

How does Barack Obama use concepts? How does his mind work? He appears to be a person who does not know the difference between fantasy and reality. Where many intellectuals of the past knew that Marxist ideology was a lie intended to dupe the unsuspecting, Obama appears to be duped by it himself.

On June 4, 2009, Barack Obama gave a speech to the Muslim world; and he declared in so many words that there is a moral equivalence between murderous terrorists and people seeking to be free. He did not say it explicitly; he said it through the ideology that he believes to be true. Here is what he said:

“We meet at a time of tension between the United States and Muslims around the world – tension rooted in historical forces that go beyond any current policy debate. The relationship between Islam and the West includes centuries of co-existence and cooperation, but also conflict and religious wars. More recently, tension has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were too often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations. Moreover, the sweeping change brought by modernity and globalization led many Muslims to view the West as hostile to the traditions of Islam.”(2)

The comment that President Obama made about colonialism is standard and oft-repeated cold war propaganda; the stuff spewed during the cold war by Pravda and American college professors on a continuous basis. It represents lies accepted by mostly leftist and anti-American intellectuals (and especially terrorists) around the world. It has nothing to do with the United States. Our country has never established a colony in the region. Colonialism was engaged by European countries. The only thing our country has done in the region is trade (and more recently, send soldiers numerous times to liberate Muslims from despots and terrorists - with many of those soldiers killed). Yet, Obama has chosen to include the U.S.A. as a colonialist and oppressor which is a smear about his own country, a lie.

In fact, U.S. companies have significantly benefited the average Middle Eastern Muslim by taking part in building the oil industry there through business contracts that were later violated by local dictators. These dictators accused us of stealing their oil so they (the dictators) could take over the equipment we paid for and keep the oil profits for themselves - profits that were ours under contract. It is these tyrants who have oppressed the Muslim people, not the U.S.A. It is our rights that were violated in the Middle East.

In fact, he assumes that the majority of Muslims wanted nothing to do with the technology and advances that the West brought to the region. He disenfrancises the millions of Muslims who wanted a better life and standard of living and who saw no contradiction between that better life and their religious beliefs. These Muslims, some of whom today clamor for democracy and trade with the West, are now being swept under the rug by a President who has decided it is time to "turn the tables" and support the ideas and views of the most "traditional" of Muslims, the terrorists. The Soviet communists could not have hoped for more. Al Queda recruiters can now use the President to validate their claim that America is "the great Satan".

We have here a President of the United States, on an international stage, being listened to fervently by those that hate us, repeating loudly the lies told about the very country that he is charged with defending. How can he defend us when he considers our nation to be a pariah?

You’d think that Obama would at least have read about the history of the region rather than swallow Russian propaganda. You’d also think that he’d know that the Palestinian crisis of today was for decades fanned by the Soviets using that same propaganda against the United States, in order, not to help the Palestinians, but to fabricate discontent and weaken the economic and military power of the U.S. It was a game of politics and global subversion the Soviets were playing and Obama is now fighting the cold war for the Russians…now he and the murderous terrorists are on the same side.

Further, there is even a more recent history that has created tension between the United States and Muslim radicals in the Middle East. It is called 9/11 and represents an attack on innocent civilians by people who do not represent Muslims at all. The United States has never been at war with Muslims - so why does the President seek to assure Muslims that we are not? Even the "evil" George Bush said as much...though in Obama's fantasy world that could not possibly be the case. Listening to the President, it gets weirder and weirder.

You’d think that Ayn Rand was describing Barack Obama when she wrote:

“Make-believe is a dangerous luxury, which only those who have grasped the distinction between the real and the imaginary can afford. Cut off from reality, which he has not learned fully to grasp, he is plunged into a world of fantasy playing. He may feel a dim uneasiness, at first: to him, it is not imagining, it is lying. But he loses that distinction and gets into the swing.”(3)

Of course, we know what President Obama has said in what has been termed his “apology tour” and this merely proves the point. We are being represented around the world by a light weight intellect; a man who listens only to those fellow travelers who have never led this country…ever…and who do not know the difference between fantasy and reality. If you don’t see the danger of this, well, then you’ve been listening to your college professors too. About the President, we can only conclude:

“When he uses words, his mental operations are closer to those of a parrot than of a human being. In the strict sense of the word, he has not learned to speak.”(4) Perhaps it really is his teleprompter.

(1) Ayn Rand, The Comprachicos, The Return of the Primitive
(2) Barack Obama, Speech in Cairo
(3) Ayn Rand, The Comprachicos, The Return of the Primitive
(4) Ayn Rand, The Comprachicos, The Return of the Primitive

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