Nope, no apology necessary.

29 07 2008

The AP reported today ‘Iran’s president on Tuesday blamed the U.S. and other “big powers” for global ills such as nuclear proliferation and AIDS, and accused them of exploiting the U.N. for their own gain and the developing world’s loss.

But, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, time was on the poor countries’ side.

“The big powers are going down,” Ahmadinejad told foreign ministers of the Nonaligned Movement meeting in Tehran. “They have come to the end of their power, and the world is on the verge of entering a new, promising era.”

Ahmadinejad of Iran says that he expects the “Big” countries to fall. He’s talking about us, the west. He wants Obama to be elected because he thinks, no he KNOWS, that it will hasten that fall.

 

Ahmadinejad wants all countries equal, which is basically what Obama said that HE wants when elected President. To Share Americas wealth with the have-nots of the world.

 

America got what it has through hard work and ingenuity, AND through the freedom to pursue more and better things. That’s why people flock here from around the world – opportunity. Much of the rest of the world ended up as has-nots because of the policies of the people there. Now out of jealousy they want their “share”. And they expect us to “give” it to them. And there are people like Obama that are willing to do that. Sadly it’s referred to as socialist policy, or socialism now. Those words don’t have the sting that they once had… pre-Reagan. What that concept actually is IS Communism. But that word isn’t politically correct to advocate, so we call it socialism. Same thing.

 

What Iran’s Ahmadinejad wants however, isn’t really to lift the Persian, Arab, or Asian peoples up, it’s to bring the west down to their level. He thinks Obama will be a means to that end. He may be right.

 

Barack Obama has just finished off a trip overseas. In Berlin he made a speech. A speech that some say solidified his statue on foreign relations and affairs. But did it? Or did it tell us something else. It is very telling… about his views of the world, and about his views of America.

 

Let’s look at Barack’s speech- “At the height of the Cold War, my father decided, like so many others in the forgotten corners of the world, that his yearning — his dream — required the freedom and opportunity promised by the West. And so he wrote letter after letter to universities all across America until somebody, somewhere answered his prayer for a better life.
That is why I’m here. And you are here because you too know that yearning. This city, of all cities, knows the dream of freedom. And you know that the only reason we stand here tonight is because men and women from both of our nations came together to work, and struggle, and sacrifice for that better life.
    …WHAT!!!  It’s why you’re here? It’s why YOU are here!?! NO IT’S NOT! You are here because of one thing and one thing alone – AMERICA.

 

Obama went on to say this – “

People of the world — look at Berlin!”

 

 

 

Yes! Yes people, look at Berlin! What do you see? You see America at work. You see the lamp of freedom shinning out unto the world. You see what THIS COUNTRY can do. What you see is the fulfillment of a vision that many here in America said was wrong. A vision that many here in America said wasn’t possible. A vision that was said to be the pipedream of a fool. What you see is the fulfillment of a dream of a man that knew the possibilities of freedom and liberty and man’s desire to push off the yoke of socialism and open itself up the inherent possibilities that come with being allowed to reach for, and rise to, whatever height that ones own hard work could bring. You see the vision of Ronald Reagan. Reagan and the many others that believed in America, and what Americans could do… what any people can do when given liberty and freedom. You don’t see the world standing up as one, you see America standing up for the world!

 

All that aside, this is where Obama’s speech really turns baffling.

“…Will we extend our hand to the people in the forgotten corners of this world who yearn for lives marked by dignity and opportunity; by security and justice? Will we lift the child in Bangladesh from poverty, shelter the refugee in Chad, and banish the scourge of AIDS in our time?

 

 

 

But Barack, wasn’t it YOU that said we should have stayed out of Iraq? Iraq where Saddam Hussein tortured his own people. A Saddam Hussein the instead of food and medicine for his people provided himself and his kin palaces. An Iraq that heaped masses into graves and threatened its own neighbors with destruction. What about human rights that you speak about doesn’t apply to the citizens of Iraq? We deposed a tyrant. Why is it not right to assure that tyranny doesn’t re-arise there? Or, are your words just words. Words made to impress, but not guarantee anything at all?

 

Right now America shines out that light of freedom to Bangladesh, Shines that light out to Chad and Burma, and Zimbabwe, and Darfur, and countless other countries of the world. America does more, provides more, and gives more than any other country in the world. America is not the problem. America is the solution. And the greatest thing America gives is an example.

 

WE created what we are. Germany didn’t do it for us, France, Great Britain, Spain, Italy,… none of these gave America its great wealth. We earned it. And we’ve given a large large share of that wealth to the world already.

 

Barack, do you not think your opponent understands the needs of the world? After all, he has an adopted daughter from Bangladesh, certainly he understand the problems there. Bush increased money for AIDS many times more than ever before. When have we turned a blind eye to refugees? They have flocked to our own shore. Did we not offer whatever we could to Burma during their turmoil and strife? It was not us that denied that needed aid. What short of war needs to be done in Zimbabwe Barack? For war certainly must be out of the question one would surmise.

 

Immigrants? Do they not flock here from all over. We do have laws, do we not. Should we enforce those laws, or fling open our doors to the world? We are a nation of immigrants after all.

 

And, after all, we must be doing something right here in America. I don’t see many fleeing our shore. Sure, we have the spoiled few that threaten to leave if they don’t get their way. And a few criminals flee to avoid punishment. I remember some running to Canada to avoid the draft. But to us they come from around the world. And the reason they come is because of what we offer here. But you should remember, we don’t prevent anyone from offering liberty and freedom to their own people.

 

As we speak, cars in Boston and factories in Beijing are melting the ice caps in the Arctic, shrinking coastlines in the Atlantic, and bringing drought to farms from Kansas to Kenya.”

 

These are problems that Barack Obama thinks that the government can cure. That through taxes and regulations, and blocking and dismantling, we can cure these problems. The huge cost to business and industry, and the huge cost in jobs to the American people, and the grave cost to America’s future mean little to Obama. Obama has no faith in the American people to solve these problems. Even thought it’s been the ingenuity of Americans that has given so much to the world and developed most all of what has cured the “ills” of the past, he believes that it will take government to step in and get the job done. But ask yourself, what has government ever done that private enterprise hasn’t done better? The very best example I can come up with, besides the Armed Forces, is the US Post Office. Even so, FedEx, UPS, and the others, are depended on very much are they not? Yet he supports even turning over your health to a bureaucracy. And your tax dollars to the UN.

 

Obama, speak for yourself, but for me, well, no apology is necessary.

 

-Al

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