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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Is Obama's World A Utopian Myth?

Speaking in Greece on his valedictory trip to Europe as president, Barack Obama struck a familiar theme:

“(W)e are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude form of nationalism, or ethnic identity, or tribalism that is built around an ‘us’ and a ‘them’ …

“(T)he future of humanity and the future of the world is going to be defined by what we have in common, as opposed to those things that separate us and ultimately lead us into conflict.”

That the world’s great celebrant of “diversity” envisions an even more multicultural, multiethnic, multiracial America and Europe is not news. This dream has animated his presidency.


But in this day of Brexit and president-elect Donald Trump new questions arise. Is Obama’s vision a utopian myth? Have leaders like him and Angela Merkel lost touch with reality? Are not they the ones who belong to yesterday, not tomorrow?

“Crude nationalism,” as Obama said, did mark that “bloodiest” of centuries, the 20th. But nationalism has also proven to be among mankind’s most powerful, beneficial and enduring forces.

You cannot wish it away. To do that is to deny history, human nature and the transparent evidence of one’s own eyes.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

His last ditch effort to justify his actions of communism and socialism , he has made his legacy of nothing but BS.

Anonymous said...

I love the different cultures; their food, their customs, their clothing, their languages. Vive La Difference! Why are some people so intent on mixing and mashing everyone together to make us all the same? I'm proud of my heritage and lineage and my choice to carry it on in my own way, just as others do.

Go away, Obama, and take your "diversity and commonality" crap with you.

Anonymous said...

The worst American president ever!

The only one that I can think of that could be worse would be the HildaBeast - thanks goodness we collectively pulled our heads out of our asses and refused to elect her!

The founding fathers were right to institute the Electoral College!

Anonymous said...

Utopia ??? Try Socialism and quit being PC it's ok now 😁

Anonymous said...

Naturally his Masters wrote a script which is true. They allowed him to speak the truth, although keeping hidden their agenda to control the masses.

They allowed the pendulum to swing back in the other direction now.
They are encouraging all of us to go too far in our revulsion against the communist tendencies of this terrible POTUS. In so doing, the next POTUS will inevitably take the society towards a very divisive and ugly end.

They will continue their efforts to get all of us to fight with each other.
That way we won't realize it is they (the Masters) who are pulling the strings.

It is the Industrialists, the Bankers, who overthrew the aristocracy.
We call them the 1%. They are our Masters. They own and control everything.
They commoditized our economy and thereby destroyed it.
Now they will torment violence in our Country and further destroy our culture.

Pure evil.

Anonymous said...

It ends shortly, ever forward, lots of things need fixing. Hope everyone remains patient since everything can't be fixed at once.

TRUMP!

Anonymous said...

Only a democrat could like a total idiot such as obama.