And he doesn’t like you one little bit.
Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.
VDH says, “This is banal.” No, this is a declaration of war, and it’s only banal insofar as Obama himself is. Or more precisely, it’s a choosing of sides, a naked statement of who and what he really is. A coming out of the closet, of sorts.
Obama has clearly decided that, since he has no more “elections” to swindle his way through, he can now afford to be “more flexible.” He no longer cares what real Americans think of him; he knows they can’t touch him, and he can do and say whatever he wants from here on out. You can bet that’s going to include plenty more supercilious lectures directed at his presumed inferiors…which would be all of us. He’s going to be getting in real Americans’ faces and punching back twice as hard. And why not? They are and always have been his main enemy.
As for the specifics of what he actually said, I’ll just paraphrase the flat statement I saw somewhere or other the other day: if you have to go back a thousand years for examples to reinforce the point you’re trying to make, your point probably ain’t worth making. Because clearly, folks, there are serious problems with it. I won’t even go into the historical facts about the origins and motivations of the Crusades or the various Inquisitions right now–all of which undermine (if not outright negate) Obama’s assertions about them. You can look ’em up for yourselves if you don’t know ’em already. Hey, as my boss at the Harley shop always says, I ain’t running no school here.
Someone who is so fond of spurious talk of “perversion” of a “great religion” ought to be pretty careful about statements like this one, considering that nowhere–absolutely NOWHERE–in Christian scripture are slavery, Inquisitions, or Jim Crow laws either demanded or condoned. Violent conquest, brutality, and savagery, on the other hand, are central tenets of Islam, scattered throughout the Koran and Hadiths like little ticking time bombs just waiting to spatter the blood of innocents all over muttonheads who still, despite all evidence, desperately wish to cling to the “moderate Muslim” myth. In addition, Christianity was central to doing away with slavery in this country; slavery is still around in the Moslem world.
Nobody should try to give His Royal Majesty a pass for being too stupid to know these things. As I’ve been arguing for years, he is undeserving of even the smallest smidgen of the benefit of the doubt. You can be certain that Obama already knows all this, and doesn’t care a whit about any of it. The crucial truth a dismaying number of people have been resistant to facing about this despicable cur is this: Obama hates America; loathes Christians and Jews; despises the American people; and sympathizes with Moslem terrorists, just as he does with anyone else who shares his loathsome beliefs.
Obama is not and never has been a “good” or “decent” man; he is an insidious and perfidious subversive, working his whole life towards the enfeeblement and ultimate destruction of a nation that, despite its inevitable flaws, has historically been one of the greatest forces for the elevation, enlightenment, and enrichment of mankind that has ever existed. He is not sincerely religious himself, Moslem or otherwise, except insofar as he can use religion to advance his agenda. Roger Simon makes a couple of good points on his way to missing the main one entirely:
Well, that doesn’t mean me. As a Jew, I’m exempt from anything done “in the name of Christ.” But frankly I was appalled by what Obama said. Many faiths could be cited, including communism, obviously, also a kind of religion that was responsible for exponentially more deaths — via Stalin’s Gulag, Mao’s Cultural Revolution and Great Leap Forward, the killing fields of Cambodia, etc. — than all other belief systems combined, although none of them are doing it now. Right now it’s Islamic radicalism that just the other day placed a human being in a cage and burned him alive, an act not, to my knowledge, even performed by Dr. Mengele. And it was done in the name of Allah.
And yet Obama saw fit to lecture his audience on the Crusades and slavery, done “in the name of Christ,” subjects of which his audience was undoubtedly well aware and, needless to say, did not approve in the slightest. Yet still the president felt he had to hector them. Why?
The reason is not complicated. Obama is not a religious person. He rarely appears in church, except for political purposes. He is titularly a Christian, but identifies emotionally, from his youth in Indonesian madrassas and from his ideological predisposition, with Third World Muslims. But now he is confronted with those same Muslims behaving like barbarians across Africa and the Middle East and sometimes into Europe and America.
What would be his reaction to that? Pretty much what it is for most throughout the Islamic world — shame. As many have noted, Islam is a shame culture (the kind of society that will go berserk over cartoons) and, like it or not, our president is part of it culturally. That does not mean he is stoning adulterers or cutting off the hands of thieves or treating women like chattel, but it does mean he is genuinely and quite deeply ashamed of the religion he, in part, came from. He cannot adjust to or accept the calamities it is causing. Unlike the president of Egypt, he cannot name it.
Shame, is it? Really? Tell me, do any of these people look ashamed to you?
Celebratory, jubilant, proud of their extremely rare shared “achievement” on the day of their greatest glory since their pedophile prophet himself befouled the earth, 9/11/01–yes. Shamed–most certainly not. And Obama is no more ashamed about Islam’s more recent atrocities than they were then, or are now. One of his commenters, among a whole slew of good ones, nails poor old Roger to the cross of his own construction:
I see no evidence that he is ashamed of Islam. None. He is a radical Leftist and his mission is to help Islam receive the “social justice” it rightly deserves. If he were ashamed, we would see him expressing shame. Instead he attacks. He attacks those who connect Ft. Hood to Islam. The underwear bomber to Islam. Benghazi to Islam. In Paris, he refuses to allow anyone from his administration to march, even though two of them are in the city. In Boston, he swoops in to prevent the cops from questioning the bomber. That’s not shame. That’s an attack on the West, on Christianity, on America. Remember, in 2008 his candidacy was publicly endorsed by Chavez, Hamas, the PA, Ahmadinejad, Putin, Castro. Did they see someone who was ashamed of the global Jihad? Hardly.
That’s all good stuff, and hits the nail on the head. But for my money, this one really gets to the root of things:
Attributing shame to Obama for some connection to distantly past Islamic influences is frankly guesswork. What is not guesswork is his clear identification with all nonwestern, nonwhite, noncapitalist, nondemocratic people, cultures and systems. He is a smallminded, testy, twisted little man with an inferiority complex masked by narcissistic acting out and a confused, incoherent ideology. An abandoned child raised by communists, mentored by a pimp, marinated in college dorm radicalism annd Alinskian mischief. A profoundly defective mind and character, elected by a weak, lazy, gullible culture not worthy of its heritage.
Dead center bullseye, right there. And he has now openly declared war on that culture–rather, on the pitiful remnants of the culture that preceded and produced it. How will that culture respond, I wonder?
Update! Via Glenn, Jonah G has posted a Cliff’s Notes version of the truth about the Crusades here. Hint: the Left, the Moslems, and Obama have it all wrong–exactly backwards, in fact. Jonah says “unwittingly” so, but I ain’t buying it, and neither should anybody else. It’s precisely the same thing they did with Hitler and the Nazis, among their many other misrepresentations of historical fact. They know exactly what they’re doing, and there’s a reason they’re doing it. As I keep saying: the only way to make any sense of their actions and pronouncements is to assume the worst about them. Then, it all falls into place quite readily.
Weapons-grade zinger update! Jindal hulls the sinking ship USS Jugeared Moron with what has to be the line of the year: “The Medieval Christian threat is under control, Mr. President.”