Our openly anti-white president who praises our country’s enemies
President Obama, in a typical exercise in the liberal cult of self-esteem, has written a short picture book for children in which he pays tribute to 13 “Americans” (you’ll see the reason for the scare quotes in a moment) whose traits he claims to see in his daughters. Somehow Malia, 12, and Sasha, 9, already exhibit the gifts and character traits of famous historical personages.
The 31-page book is in the form of a letter to his daughters, and is filled with questions for them, such as “Have I told you lately how wonderful you are?” and “Have I told you that you are creative?”
Among the 13 “Americans” to whom Obama pays tribute is the Sioux warrior chief Sitting Bull, who led the Indians in the massacre of the U.S. Army regiment led by George Custer at the calamitous battle of Little Big Horn. Obama describes Sitting Bull as “a Sioux medicine man who healed broken hearts and broken promises.”
Apart from the outrage of praising an enemy of the United States, for which the whole country should disown him, note also that liberals cannot have it both ways. They cannot call people “Americans” who were not part of the American nation but belonged to different nations that were fighting against the American nation.
Here is Wikipedia on Little Big Horn:
The Battle of the Little Bighorn, also known as Custer’s Last Stand and, by the Native Americans involved, the Battle of the Greasy Grass, was an armed engagement between combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho people against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. It occurred on June 25 and June 26, 1876, near the Little Bighorn River in eastern Montana Territory, near what is now Crow Agency, Montana.
Philip M. writes from England:
When Obama says that Chief Sitting Bull “healed broken promises,” is he referring to the massacre itself, saying that the killing of the American soldiers was “healing” the “broken promises” made to the Indians? What an amazing thing to say.Clark Coleman writes:
I am not sure what Obama was trying to say about Sitting Bull, but I also don’t see your point about Custer’s Last Stand. The Indian tribes were encamped on an open plain and Custer attacked them. Custer’s forces were outnumbered about 20 to 1 or more, but he insanely thought that the element of surprise would overcome that. The Indians had to come stumbling out of their tepees and begin the fight at a disadvantage. Pretty quickly, however, their overwhelming numbers were decisive.LA replies:
Thanks for the clarification about the battle and about Custer’s wildly reckless generalship, which I had forgotten.November 16
Clark Coleman replies:
True. Maybe he can praise the Mexicans for wiping out the defenders of the Alamo. I am surprise Jorge W. Busheron did not beat him to it!November 16
Spencer Warren writes:
Since the Sixties General Custer has been a figure of derision by the radical left. As depicted in the counter-culture film “classic” Little Big Man (1970), for them he embodies the moral corruption of our country’s history. They are positively gleeful over the 1876 disaster at the Little Big Horn, seeing it as America getting its “just reward” for exploiting the Indians. [LA replies: I rememberr seeing that movie when it came out. It was utterly depressing. How could any normal person enjoy such a film?]
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 15, 2010 02:03 PM | Send