Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Obama's Way Of Confronting Evil

The future must not belong to those who target Coptic Christians in Egypt – it must be [blah blah blah]. The future must not belong to those who bully women – it must be shaped by [blah blah blah]. ...

The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when [blah blah blah]. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.”

--stuff Obama said in his U.N. speech

This reminds me of two things I covered previously here.

First -- Obama's speech after the Virginia Tech murders -- after dozens of innocents had been gunned down, Obama used the occasion to tell us, "There's another type of violence . . . the verbal violence [of Don Imus]. The violence of kids not getting a decent education. The violence when someone's job is shipped overseas."

People are dying at the hands of thugs and terrorists. And Obama uses words like "target" and "bully" instead. He worries about the "slander" of the religion in whose name those killings are taking place -- but only talks about the people committing the murders with words such as "hate".

And in not mentioning the actual killings, he refers us to Ghandi and promotes the idea that the whole problem is "intolerance".

It's the old Ace of Spades formulation turned on its head ... "32 Innocent Copts Killed by Intolerance and Mortars. But Mostly Intolerance" "Young Woman Who Was Raped by Her Uncle, Killed to Preserve Family Honor by Bullying and Beheading. But Mostly the Bullying"

Second -- it also reminds me of the forum Obama and McCain attended at Saddleback Church in 2008. Pastor Rick Warren asked whether evil exists and if it does, “do we ignore it? Do we negotiate with it? Do we contain it? Do we defeat it?”

Obama's answer? "Confront it."

To Obama that means give a speech (with code words to hide or blur the true nature of the evil).

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