On top of all that, we have Obama. Who labelled him a great speaker? Who is the miscreant who perpetrated that fraud? I want him identified and forced to listen to an IPod-full of Obama's SOARING rhetoric . . . "We are the change we have been waiting for." Stop. Please.
So when The Great One gives a speech, I let it pass, and later read the text; at least then, I don't have to put up with the mannerisms, quirks, the chuckles, the finger and the nose in the air. So, The One delivered himself of his (Praise the Lord!) last SOTU harangue. In keeping, therefore, with my strict rule, I did not listen to Obama, and instead started watching a very nice Colombian TV series, Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal. I love Colombia and find it endlessly fascinating. In my view, most Americans do not appreciate how bravely a lot of Colombians--many of whom died--fought the brutal drug lords in the 1970s and 80s, and saved Colombia from going the failed state route. Let's not forget, that it was our and Europe's bizarre drug laws and insatiable appetite for cocaine that caused the murderous rampage in Colombia and elsewhere. Anyhow, it's a great country and I hope more people visit it.
Oops! Got off subject. Yes, the SOTU. I read it (here) and found it, well, pretty blah. My attention was only partly engaged by one little bit. Well, aside from the fact that The One refuses to accept any blame for the collapse of Western influence around the world. It was this bit on ISIL/ISIS,
Both al Qaeda and now ISIL pose a direct threat to our people, because in today's world, even a handful of terrorists who place no value on human life, including their own, can do a lot of damage. They use the Internet to poison the minds of individuals inside our country; they undermine our allies.
But as we focus on destroying ISIL, over-the-top claims that this is World War III just play into their hands. Masses of fighters on the back of pickup trucks and twisted souls plotting in apartments or garages pose an enormous danger to civilians and must be stopped. But they do not threaten our national existence. That's the story ISIL wants to tell; that's the kind of propaganda they use to recruit. We don't need to build them up to show that we're serious, nor do we need to push away vital allies in this fight by echoing the lie that ISIL is representative of one of the world's largest religions. We just need to call them what they are — killers and fanatics who have to be rooted out, hunted down, and destroyed.Now, our Great One has said this before. Well, he also has told us that Al Qaeda was on the run and that ISIL was the JV team, but we'll let that pass for now. Here he does what he does best: create a straw man. When dealing with ISIS, who is making "over-the-top claims that this is World War III"? Nobody I know. Nobody I read.
These little SOTU paragraphs show, yet again, how our President refuses to deal with reality. He can't do it. His Progressive blinders and minders won't let him. ISIS can't destroy the United States; can't destroy Canada; can't destroy Australia; can't destroy the UK; can't destroy France; it can't even destroy Belgium. Nope. The war we are supposed to be fighting is not against ISIS or AQ or Boko or any other loopy organization. The enemy is Islam aided by the progressive delusions that have allowed Islam to set up shop in our countries. Progressive immigration and welfare laws issue passports, housing, spending money, health care, etc., to the very people sworn to convert, enslave, or kill us all. Muslims, well-treated in the West, repay us by murdering us in a coffee shop in Sydney; in restaurants in Paris; on the streets of London, Boston, Ottawa; and at a Christmas party in remote little-known San Bernardino. Progressive delusions have allowed ISIS and other Islamic gangster groupings to recruit fighters in the West. Progressive delusions require the political class and other bien pensants to lecture us after each and every Muslim atrocity on the need to disarm ourselves and not to engage in a "backlash." In other words, beg mercy from those who vow never to grant it.
I agree with Obama: ISIS is not THE enemy. Mr. President, you need to take it one step further: Islam is THE enemy--Islam aided by the sort of Progressive madness that you so amply represent.