Picking up (the pieces) where we left off …
When last we left our “hero”, he was pontificating on how many followers of “The pedophile prophet © ” existed in the US of A. And as might be expected, our intrepid “Community Organizer To Teh World ™ ” once again, found his figures at some odds with the facts.
But let’s continue “listening in”, and see if other bits and pieces of altered reality will come to the fore, causing possible future TelePrompTer meltdowns, and or stuttering and stammering of yet unheard of proportions.
Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one’s religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state of our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That is why the U.S. 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.
I would have thought the U.S. government went to court because it was the politically correct thing to do. Though it isn’t a requirement to be “PC-whipped” in order to take part in any level of politics (especially in DC), there are but a handful of folks out there who are not … and the 52%er’s “boy toy” isn’t one of them.
So let there be no doubt: Islam is a part of America.
What was left unsaid; “And if I have anything to say about it, as President, that will soon be changed to ‘So let there be no doubt: What was once America is part of Islam.’ ”
And I believe that America holds within her the truth that regardless of race, religion, or station in life, all of us share common aspirations, to live in peace and security; to get an education and to work with dignity; to love our families, our communities, and our God. These things we share. This is the hope of all humanity.
Well, guess we do “share” these things. To be sure, any human being wants to rise above the station in life which they were born into. They also desire to improve the lot of their family. Throughout the years there have been any number of ways and places in which to attempt to achieve these things. Unfortunately, Islam isn’t one of these. It doesn’t like to share. If you are part of a Muslim state, much like a Communist state or Fascist state, it is literally “our way or the highway”. Yes, you might have a chance to live in “peace and security” (assuming you are male), but only if you embrace Islam. Hardly what most Americans would consider as being “the hope of all humanity”.
Of course, recognizing our common humanity is only the beginning of our task. Words alone cannot meet the needs of our people.
Bunky, with your track record, and all the purdy words that have flown outta your mouth, you have the gall to say that?? Heck, all you are is (to speak a bit o’ Texan) “All hat and no cattle!”
These needs will be met only if we act boldly in the years ahead; and if we understand that the challenges we face are shared, and our failure to meet them will hurt us all.
What if they don’t really want to “share”? Seems like the collective history and track record of Islam points toward them only “sharing” with fellow Muslims. And even that is if they are of the same sect (unless they are collectively fighting “the infidel”… and that would be “us” Sparkey. Seems we have been “hurt” more then once in the past 30 years. And there was this one time in particular….hmmm when was that again, sometime not too long after the end of August in 2001… lost a couple buildings in NYC … better then 3000 Americans were “hurt” on that day … remember???
For we have learned from recent experience that when a financial system weakens in one country, prosperity is hurt everywhere. When a new flu infects one human being, all are at risk. When one nation pursues a nuclear weapon, the risk of nuclear attack rises for all nations. When violent extremists operate in one stretch of mountains, people are endangered across an ocean. And when innocents in Bosnia and Darfur are slaughtered, that is a stain on our collective conscience. That is what it means to share this world in the 21st century. That is the responsibility we have to one another as human beings.
The above is actually not bad. Lots of pretty words. But looking just a tad bit beyond them. What does the 21st century version of “The Great Orator” plan on doing to meet his “shared responsibilities”?
This is a difficult responsibility to embrace. For human history has often been a record of nations and tribes subjugating one another to serve their own interests. Yet in this new age, such attitudes are self-defeating. Given our interdependence, any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail. So whatever we think of the past, we must not be prisoners of it. Our problems must be dealt with through partnership; progress must be shared.
If through “partnership”, you mean we need to have the “full faith and backing of the UN”, then you are a fool. If you mean we need to “partner” with Islam to defeat its so called “rogue elements”, then remember this; if and when you defeat them, be ready to face some other form of the same at some future date, for Islam is ultimately about submission and not peace.
Which leads to the sentence just above the last. No one is asking you to be a prisoner of the past. (Though your personal history as evidenced by your bios, tends to make you out as one who is in fact hostage to his own.) Rather, you would be wise to remember that other adage about the past. “Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. And you, my dear Neville Chamberlain “lite”, are appearing to blithely ignore her quite well indeed. Sadly, it is at our peril.
And so ends part 2. I need to pause for the cause. Had it been just another paragraph or two, we could have sprinted to the finish. Alas, it seems we are but half way through Obama’s little speech. (Good G-d! his poor speech writers must all have carpal tunnel from all the typoing they had to have done in order to have this “novel” ready for the TelePrompTer.)
To be continued…