Saturday, September 10, 2016

Obama and America

Having only recently (2008) been proud of America (having been born in 1961). Obama has made a practice of selling America short.  Playing to the lies and distortions about America, rarely ever expounding on the greatness of America, always seeing us as dismantled or failed or lost, hopeless ...

My comments in red

From an article posted on grabien news linked at this site.

His just-concluded trip to Asia was no different.
Here are 18 separate attacks he unloaded while in China and Laos:
  1. There are still too many poor children in the United States
  2. Too many children in America are not getting enough to eat
    Relative to what.  2 is too many, but compared to 30 million starving in China or 500 million starving in India ...
  3. Despite America's wealth, we’re not providing sufficient educational resources in poor communities
    Our education system has problems, but education does not begin with money.  How, may I ask, did America educate the children in 1870 or 1920, or 1940 .... what money, yet those children went on to build the greatest nation.
  4. America lacks the “political will” to help poor inner cities that have suffered discrimination.
  5. Americans are “lazy” in thinking we don’t need to learn about foreign nations.
    See, half true, we don't NEED to know about EVERY nation any more than THEY need to know about EVERY nation.  Therefore, half a lie.
  6. Colin Kapernack is justified protesting the National Anthem, as the NFL star is raising “real, legitimate issues” about things America needs to be talked about.
    No.  Conflating issues unrelated.  Colin didn't have a problem 3 years ago or 2 years ago ... he suddenly realized.  That is enough to question his justifications.  And our issues pale compared to those in China, India, Philippines, Indonesia ....
  7. America suffers from racism, conflicts between ethnic groups, and discrimination against immigrants.
    Ha.  Oh my gosh.  Really.  Play up ignorant statements and half truths.  If we were really as racist as you suggest, you would never be president.  Now, talk about the Han in China!  Or Brahmin in India.  Talk about racism and Asia is a good place to start.
  8. Criticisms of America being imperfect and having problems with racism discrimination are accurate.
    Again, half a piece of sort of truth.  Rest is playing to a world lie about us.
  9. America still has “situations where women are not treated equally.”
    Ha.  If we did, why is Hillary where she is.  What do we have to do to show women are equal.  This is a lie.
  10. America “didn't think through” our policy in Vietnam War, as dropping cluster bombs proved counterproductive to "winning hearts and minds."
  11. America’s treatment of Native Americans was “tragic.”
    And this relates to what exactly.  Austrian treatment of Aborigines.  Canadian treatment of Aborigines.  ???
  12. America “struggled to stay true” to our founding ideal that all men are created equal.
    And we died to stay true to the ideal ... the ideal that all men are equal, and should be free.  The ideal of individual liberty and freedom.  The ideal Mr. Obama, you were not proud of until 2008.
  13. When the environment is destroyed in America, it’s because the private sector is being “lazy."
    The worst polluter on planet earth is China.  We are by far, much better about the environment then is presented by the likes of Obama or DiCaprio.
  14. The United States is still to this day learning how to develop industry without destroying the environment.
    Really.  Oh my gosh.  We have developed technology in the smoke stacks, included filters, and developed further standards in sanitation to clean water and remove pollutants.  Our standards are worthy of being emulated world-wide.  Not the other way around.  Lies.
  15. Due to industrialization, America “used to have terrible pollution … everywhere.”
    True, but not due to industrialization, it was due to the lack of technological resources we soon developed that cleaned it up.
  16. America’s role in the Vietnam war led to mass displacement of people from their homes.
    True.  And when we left Vietnam, the communists in the North, determined to assist in repopulating, murdered 1 million south Vietnamese.
  17. America dropped more bombs on Laos than on Germany and Japan during World War II … more than 2 million bombs … “the bombs fell like rain.” More bombs, he said on several occasions, were dropped on Laos per capita than anywhere else in the world.
    I would request a military historian, perhaps several generals who were part of the campaigns, and military historians who have written extensively about the bombing campaign, to verify or not.  You cannot believe Obama simply because he spews it forth.  He is not believable.
  18. We bombed the “simple homes” of civilians in Laos. “Villages and entire allies were obliterated.” The ancient Plain of Jars “was devastated.” Countless civilians were killed.
    I don't know what he is saying - were innocents killed.  Yes.  Did we destroy the homes and farms of the innocents.  Yes.  And do we feel badly.  Yes.  Did we assist Laos in the intervening years to rebuild?  Yes.

    Why someone says something is sometimes more important than what they say, or write.  Agendas and ideology are omnipresent and Obama has never spoken on behalf of the American people.  He speaks for himself and the 20% who are passionate supporters.  Another 20-30% may or may not support or believe him, while the other 50% would go to sleep at night praying time would pass quickly.

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