Daily Archives: December 11, 2010
Obama just doesn’t get it.
So, what would you do if you wanted to honor a Nobel Peace Prize winner who is being given the award for a lifetime of opposition to tyranny but couldn’t come to accept it because he’s stuck in a Chinese prison because he’s spent a lifetime opposing tyranny? Well if you’re Barrack Obama, you mention that you, Barrack Obama, won the Nobel Peace Prize.
“One year ago, I was humbled to receive the Nobel Peace Prize — an award that speaks to our highest aspirations,”… all I can say is thank God someone on his staff removed the paragraph condemning the Nobel commission for their idiocy in not giving it to him again from the teleprompter.
But the clinical narcissism isn’t really all that surprising. What I find sad enough to bring this up (after if I was going to blog every time he was a narcissist I’d be blogging almost every hour on the hour) is that for an award that is all but designed to condemn China and its tyrannical habits, is that Obama doesn’t get this point. He doesn’t get that in this moment, awarding a Peace Prize to a Chinese dissident, China is the bad guy. (China’s been the bad guy since Mao took over, but I can’t expect such rational behavior from the State Department 24/7). No what does Obama have to say about China?
“We respect China’s extraordinary accomplishment in lifting millions out of poverty, and believe that human rights include the dignity that comes with freedom from want.”
Lifting millions out of poverty? I love his accurate count of millions. Because those millions are living high on the hog because of the billion living in not just poverty, which while not great, at least still has some dignity to it, but in slavery. What did Obama say: “We think it’s cool that you can do a lot of stuff when you have a billion slaves.” On that note, I’m sure that Obama will soon be praising the economic accomplishments of the Nazi’s, the antebellum South, the Caesars, and the Pharaohs.
At least no one in China will hear about Barrack praising their little fascist state. Why? Because the Chinese government has blocked all outside access to Western news service so no one learns that they are in fact living in a country that jails people who believe in freedom.
Oh, but besides praising the butchers of Tiananmen for running an efficient slave state he goes on to degrade the very nature of human rights by saying, “and believe that human rights include the dignity that comes with freedom from want.” Freedom from want? So you have the right to anything you want. Notice it’s not the right to pursue what you want, you just the right to anything you want. That’s right according to Barrack Obama you don’t have to work, you’re just entitled to every whim you have. But I’m sure you’ll object that he meant the freedom from not meeting our basic needs. That we are entitled to at least the bare bones minimums to survive. Guess what even if you take that definition, it’s still wrong. You aren’t entitled to anything in the physical world beyond air that you don’t earn. If you need food, earn it. You aren’t entitled to take anyone else’s. Now the mercy, compassion and decency of others may give to you out of charity and the belief that with only a little temporary help, you can earn your needs on your own, but that is a choice the giver must make, no one has the right to take. By Obama saying you have the right to those things he places the government as the thief in chief of redistribution so that it can be the arbiter of what people should and should not have. What a shock, our socialist President believes that the Chinese are right. And I’m sure if he could get away with it he would put all of his opponents in the same place as Nobel Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.