A response to Obama’s speech that you won’t hear from Pipes

LL writes:

Listening to BHO’s oratory on the radio this morning, I was filled with sickness and dread. Even more so after hearing “conservative” commentators blandly remark that they had no problem with the content, and that the delivery was “soaring” (the praise-word of the hour). Really? These conservatives had no problem with Obama’s invoking the self-flagellating specter of “colonialism” yet again? They had no problem with his peppering his speech with Arabic salutations and a pointedly “ethnic” pronunciation of “Koran” (excuse my infidel omission! “Holy Quran”)? They had no problem with his alleging that Islam “[paved] the way for Europe’s renaissance and enlightenment”? No problem with that? How about the slippery way he referred to his Muslim father as “[having come] from a Kenyan family that includes generations of Muslims”? Or the jaw-dropping assertion that “the United States government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab, and to punish those who would deny it” (the first of no fewer than three defensive references to female Muslim attire)? Oh, and Barry? For every “majestic arch and soaring spire” they’ve given us, an exquisite sculpture of a person or animal has been defaced because of Islamic prohibitions against artistic representations of living things. Just knock around India for a while and see for yourself.

Cliche though it is, I have to say that I feel as though I’ve slipped into some Bizarro World where what seems transparently self-evident to me is completely opaque to others, including those who allegedly support conservative viewpoints. On the heels of Limbaugh’s and others’ back-pedaling on Sotomayor (coupled with Grassley’s pronouncement that she was “a complete delight”), as well as the serene lack of concern Sotomayor seemingly elicits in others, the bovine placidity with which Obama’s speech is being received is more than a little unsettling.

And finally: the shout-out to Muslims for “helping build our tallest building” was a grotesque mockery of what our country has achieved with absolutely no contribution from these people and of what it has suffered at their hands. It was an abomination. As is the self-aggrandizing narcissist who uttered it.

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Kathlene M. writs:

Obama’s speech in Cairo has some interesting pro-Islam revisionist history in it. (Rush Limbaugh has been criticizing parts of the speech today.) He ends his speech with quotes from the Talmud, the Koran and the Holy Bible.

“The Holy Bible tells us: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” (Applause.)

The people of the world can live together in peace. We know that is God’s vision. Now that must be our work here on Earth.”

Sadly Obama, who seems to have figured out God’s vision and has thus ordained himself the Global Man of Peace, forgets this passage from the Bible:

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”-Matthew 6:33

I don’t know how Obama can reconcile his quest for peace with his support of liberal policies that lead our nation away from moral principles. As scripture says, “Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.”—Proverbs 28:10

Earlier in the speech, Obama said this: “We can’t disguise hostility towards any religion behind the pretense of liberalism” Isn’t this the job of liberalism today, to stomp out Christianity and God wherever it may find them? By its very nature, liberalism is a Man-based religion that is hostile to God. Obama hopes to advance a global vision of peace via Atheology (liberalism). Obama, Man of Peace, is a Man of Deception.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 04, 2009 12:56 PM | Send

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