In the wake of a senseless shooting spree that resulted in lives lost and political parties at each others throats, the leader of the free world boarded a plane to Arizona for what was supposed to be a memorial service to honor the dead. Never mind that this loosely described president couldn’t be bothered to step foot on the ground in this already troubled state when the Republican in command of Arizona begged for help with the rampant kidnappings, murders and more perpetrated by a populace of illegals pouring across an unenforced border. Never mind that Obama had hauled this state’s GOP leader before the world court to chastise her for being what he called a racist because she dared try and enforce the law in her state. And never mind that the only reason the leader of the party so eager to “never let a crisis go to waste” headed west was because, well, this was the biggest opportunity to bolster the Democrats since the Paul Wellstone memorial.
Putting all that aside ~ and that’s a LOT to stomach, let alone brush aside ~ the REAL problem, nay danger, with the Obama rally in Arizona on January 12, 2010 was the speech. The screeching, cheering, whooping and hollering, the souvenir t-shirts adorned with what will undoubtedly serve as the inspiration for Obama’s campaign headquarters come 2012, as well as the blatant snubbing of Governor Jan Brewer were all camouflage for a public address designed to plant subtle seeds of socialism into the minds of grieving families and the hearts of starry eyed, young liberal voters.
Quoting scripture? So soon after Ramadan?
From the beginning of Barack Hussein Obama’s speech to the gathered crowd of an estimated 25,000+, there was an uncomfortable sense of perfidiousness to the speaker’s demeanor. Take for example the quoting of scripture. Conservatives curious as to why a man who openly professes to an avoidance of traditional Christmas practices while holding no qualms with celebrating Ramadan at the White House on the taxpayer’s dollar would do well to observe the teachings of scripture.
Less than a minute into his stump speech, Obama would seemingly summon scripture, quoting from Psalms when he awkwardly fumbled through Psalm 46: 4-5.
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
Scripture instructs believers to cross reference the Bible for passages containing allusions to particular parables so as to gather greater clarity. The river in Psalm 46 is also mentioned in Ezekiel 47. Ezekiel, the 6th century BC Jewish prophet had envisioned the river as depicted in Psalm 46 as being a source of abundance and healing. But why would such a passage be so artificially inserted into a Muslim-sympathizer’s rally speech? Why would a man who has time and again asserted that the United States is not a Christian nation be attempting to summon Ezekiel?
When the Quran was translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, certain assumptions were made and liberal speculations were employed rampantly. Therefore, Muslims have come to claim the writings of the Jewish prophet Ezekiel as being the descriptive narrations of the words and deeds of Mohammed ~ known to Muslims as the ‘Hadith of Ezekiel’. Outside of these beliefs, it is widely accepted that the prophet Ezekiel was buried in a village within modern day Iraq, a village bearing the name of Kifl. In the writings of the Quran, this village of Kifl is believed to be where an Islamic “prophet” ~ Zul-Kifl (or Dhul-Kifl per other interpretations) ~ resided and “preached”.
Taking liberty with associations, therefore, the translators have assumed that the 6th century Jewish prophet and the ca 1600 – 1400 BCE Islamic preacher are one in the same. Attempting to justify their claims, denouncing the Hebrew Bible as corrupt, these “scholars” insist that the Arabic form of Ezekiel is Kifl, thereby proving their case that Zul-Kifl (their Islamic “prophet”) and Ezekiel (the Hebrew Prophet) ‘must’ be the same man. This unfounded claim aside, Muslims continue to include Ezekiel as one of their own, this inclusion of the Prophet within their pantheon based on another passage conveniently posited within the Quran stating that ‘sometimes a prophet’s real name will be revealed, sometimes not’.
In short, the use of Ezekiel’s parables as found in the Hebrew and modern day Bibles has been long-justified by Muslims, whether they consider the Bible corrupt or not ~ which they most decidedly do. And the quoting of scripture that relates to stories told by the Prophet, in this instance the reading of Psalm 46 by a known Muslim-sympathizer (considered by a growing number of Americans to BE a Muslim), would be justified under the Shia theological framework known as Taqiyya. To read from Psalm 46, which has a direct linkage to the prophet Ezekiel, therefore, is perfectly acceptable per the Islamic ideology.
Confused, Misinformed, or Callously Disrespectful?
But what of the other messages within the Obama Arizona rally speech? What about the words and phrases meticulously inserted into a message delivered to a crowd from undoubtedly predetermined demographics? As the crowd inappropriately cheered, and the orator equally inappropriately served up one politically charged paragraph after another, was anyone listening ~ TRULY comprehending?
“They were fulfilling a central tenet of the democracy envisioned by our founders…”
Less than a moment after bearing false witness, Obama would incorrectly identify this nation as being established as a democracy. Where in the history books have readers ever been subjected to this inaccuracy? “When Benjamin Franklin exited the Constitutional Convention he was asked by a woman, ‘Sir, what have you given us?’ His immediate response was, ‘A Republic Ma’am, if you can keep it.’” Why is truth so difficult for this president to come by?
And furthermore, why does Obama find it so disagreeable to utter the word fathers, as in “Founding Fathers”?
Obama channels Marx ~ Secular-Socialism and “Alienation” visit the Memorial Service
Obama’s history with Marxism being well documented by now, it should come as no surprise that number 44 shares with ‘Karl the Socialist’ a deep desire for a working class (proletariat) revolt. The very concepts uttered by Obama during campaign 2008 ~ when he would openly discuss redistribution of wealth with Joe the Plumber, and the need for “power to the workers” with The Wall Street Journal ~ clearly established then-Senator Barack Obama as the most pro-Socialism candidate this nation had ever witnessed, let alone seriously considered.
So it requires little research to understand the reason for Obama’s decision to raise the issues of health care and gun control at what originally was sold as a memorial service ~ a service that from the beginning would come to be immediately recognized for what it was: a political rally designed to allow for Obama’s uncontested indoctrinating of his ever-faithful.
“Already we’ve seen a national conversation commence, not only about the motivations behind these killings, but about everything from the merits of gun safety laws to the adequacy of our mental health system.”
…when compared to Karl Marx’s theory of Alienation ~ wherein Marx posits that society is mentally disturbed because of capitalism ~ by Conservatives attune to the twisted rhetoric of socialists, announces that Obama continues to harbor plans for government control of Constitutionally-mandated States’ rights.
Obama being a staunch Marxist/Socialist ~ believing that all of society’s problems lay at the feet of the free market and capitalism ~ guarantees that he rarely misses an opportunity to pontificate on the need for more government intervention in those arenas he ~ and his hero Marx ~ consider crucially inseparable. In other words, until the government controls those areas Obama considers “naturally belonging together” under federal management, society (in Obama’s Marxist thinking) will remain in a state of Alienation. Gun Safety laws and the mental health system (hear Obamacare) are only the tip of Obama’s Socialist iceberg.
And the fact that the attendees in Arizona applaud such rhetoric broadcasts that the problems a majority of America exemplified when they ignorantly cheered for “fundamentally transforming the United States of America” still remain.
Let’s try that again ~
Over the past few years, the vituperation streaming from the mouth of the man now residing in the Oval Office has been duly noted and well documented by those on both sides of the political spectrum. And while the rehashing of snippets the likes of,
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.”
…has been practiced plenty and need not be the focus of this article, let us not forget that a side by side analyses of harsh words between the Parties recently will invariably result in a lopsided result; the Left started this fight.
So when Obama posited this self-aggrandizing statement:
“But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized — at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who happen to think differently than we do — it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we’re talking with each other in a [different] way…”
…it was not only callous, it was actually pompous. For not only did Obama fail to look himself in the proverbial mirror before quoting such sanctimonious rubbish, indeed he actually refused to apologize for past indiscretions. For when one looks closely at the vernacular, it becomes clear that Barack is NOT calling for a retraction of the prior weeks disturbing, poisonous and borderline libel malevolence towards Palin and others in the Conservative camp, he is only calling for a DIFFERENT APPROACH to the attacks.
Not once did Obama verbally realize his transgressions against his fellow politicians to those in attendance. His only concern was that the transgressions going forward be leveled in a new and less obvious fashion. I suppose that’s ONE way to “Change”.
Things Reagan would have NEVER said ~
In the wake of the Challenger Shuttle disaster, President Ronald Reagan spoke to the country on the merits of “a hunger to explore the universe and discover its truths”. He praised the astronauts for their God given abilities, stating that they always exemplified the American spirit as well as the Space Program’s mission: “give me a challenge and I’ll meet it with joy.” And then Reagan spoke to schoolchildren in that address, speaking directly to them as if they were right there with him ~ comforting them in their time of emotional upheaval.
Ronald Reagan was perhaps this nation’s greatest modern president, offering this country an understanding of the true meaning of American Exceptionalism. Teaching us, encouraging us all to instill in our children the true meaning of being an American. Communicating with pride, humility and honesty his firm conviction that to be an American was to be proud, Exceptional ~ that Exceptionalism meaning that we as Americans ARE exceptional because of our dedication to preserving not only OUR freedom, but freedom for those who look to us for support throughout the world.
In that moment of reflection, when Reagan addressed a grieving nation, he described us all using words such as pioneers, stating that we all explore, discover, take a chance, and “expand man’s horizons”, concluding that “the future doesn’t belong to the faint hearted, it belongs to the brave”. He spoke of Freedom, Hopes and continued Journeys. Reagan summoned the memory of Sir Francis Drake and tugged at the heart strings of millions stating,
“We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for the journey and waved goodbye and slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God.” ~Ronald Reagan
And as we as Americans reflect upon those God-inspired words, listen then to the rhetoric of Obama ~ words from a president who claims that he believes in American Exceptionalism as much as a Greek believes their country is exceptional:
“We should be willing to challenge old assumptions in order to lessen the prospects of such violence in the future. But what we cannot do is use this tragedy as one more occasion to turn on each other. As we discuss these issues, let each of us do so with a good dose of humility. Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame, let’s use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations…”
Listening with a Reagan-trained ear, then, hear the message Obama is preaching to the youth of today.
“Challenge the old assumptions”: Remove yourselves from the notion of Exceptionalism, Freedom and self-responsibility. It’s not your fault if violence affects you, or if violence surrounds your life. Release yourselves to the government; we’re here to take care of you. Challenge the old assumptions.
“A good dose of humility”: Refrain from your parent’s arrogant Exceptionalism. Listen to the teachers, well trained by the unions. Humble yourselves before the government, as we humble America before the world. The time has come for the United States to take the back seat. Humble yourselves; there is no place for pride in yourselves; no place for pride in workmanship; no place for pride in any aspect of American life. Accept a good dose of humility before you’re the victims.
“Expand our moral imaginations”: Christianity is dead. Expand your moral imaginations oh young ones. Embrace your Muslim brothers and sisters. Understand their need for inclusion. Understand that America is no longer a Christian nation. Expand your moral imaginations before you, too are the victims.
The catastrophic reality is this fellow Americans, “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency.”
Another reason Joe the Plumber wasn’t invited ~
Redistribution of wealth sounds preposterous. Taking from those who’ve worked hard, conserved their wealth with an eye towards the future, and built a life for themselves and their progeny to give to people who would just as soon sit at home watching Oprah as work for a living simply cannot be justified to those who comprise the former group. However, as witnessed throughout the last century, liberal Democrats continue to firmly believe that to take from the “rich” so as to give to the “poor” is the sole duty of government ~ the Constitution be damned.
From one corner of the United States to another, Democrats spew this concept of redistribution at every opportunity given. And Obama’s vile Arizona rally speech was no exception:
“Perhaps we question whether we are doing right by our … community … what matters is not wealth, or status, or power, or fame – but rather … what small part we have played in bettering the lives of others…”
In one short shot, Obama not only decried fame and personal growth, but included a call for distributing your wealth into the lives of others. So stealth is this master of socialism and liberal Democrat ideology that without taking a breath he convinced 25,000+ of their OBLIGATION to denounce wealth and fame, all in the name of accepting redistribution of wealth.
And this from the man who claimed $5Million as his salary on last year’s tax returns!
Repealing “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” was only the beginning ~
As if the nation’s moral compass wasn’t being tampered with enough by the Obama administration, a move that would most certainly bring the Founding Fathers to their knees, the most recent attempts by Obama to garner votes through the repeal of DADT have caused quite a stir. George Washington was the first general to dishonorably discharge a soldier for “conduct unbecoming”, setting a precedent for military protocol to come. And as this nation’s Founding Father, his morally based guideposts ~ from the Constitution to the military ~ should stand without question, or need for alteration. That Obama denies the validity of the Constitution itself should have indicated that DADT was in jeopardy.
And now, Arizona:
“…we sense the abiding love we have for our own husbands, our own wives, our own life partners.”
Combine that particularly unnecessary addition of LIFE PARTNERS in Obama’s rally speech to the recent violation of the Defense of Marriage Act by the Obama Administration ~ “to advance the causes of same-sex ‘marriage’ and homosexual parenting without statutory authority” ~ and it equals the most blatant act of pandering for votes ever perpetrated.
And all that at what was supposed to be a memorial for 6 dead innocents in Arizona ~ to include a child born on 9/11 …
“The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”