While driving home from work one evening on a very rainy night, I stopped for a red light and saw a disheveled-looking man who seemed to appear out of nowhere. He held a squeegee in his hand and began to wipe my windshield. It made no sense to me as it was steadily raining. He obviously wanted me to give him some money.
Suddenly, the intermittent wipers kicked in, and the one on the driver’s side was broken by his squeegee. He yelled at me: "It’s really not my fault." Muttering profanities, he disappeared into the night. I was left to drive home with a broken wiper blade on a rainy night. I thought to myself while straining to see through the rain: "If it wasn’t his fault, whose fault was it?
People often hold others culpable for their own wrongdoing, even when there is no logic to their reasoning whatsoever. Those who cheat on their income taxes may rationalize that it’s the government’s fault for mishandling their money, or that the tax rates are too high.It appears that no matter what people do wrong, some will always find an excuse for it.
There are far too many who have become adept at avoiding even the idea that they have acted irresponsibly. Blaming others goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden. The Almighty Himself had questioned the two people He created who had fallen into sin. Adam said, "I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself." And God said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?" (Genesis 3:9-11). Look at the pathetic excuse Adam gave to God: "The woman you put here with me — she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it" (Genesis 3:12).
Adam gave an accurate account of what happened. However, that was not the entire picture. His response was an attempt to deflect responsibility for his mistake onto someone else. He had the nerve not to only blame Eve, he also blamed God. "Hey," Adam said, "it’s not my fault I ate it — it’s that woman you gave me that made this happen."
This was the first time mankind began passing off blame onto others. And humanity has been doing it ever since. It would be refreshing if people took responsibility, instead of trying to put a positive spin on absolutely everything wrong that they have done.
Deceiving the public
Lies and blame flourish within the political arena. Take, for instance, President G. W. Bush and his administration. Bush was continually being viciously attacked by members of the Democrat Party for political gain. They became contemptuous vipers.
While America was at war against terror, a very strange act of transference was taking place. The opposition deflected their own dishonesty toward a Republican president and his cabinet. The "culture of corruption" was the slogan used to help erode Bush’s credibility during the first two years of his second term.
The drive-by-media succeeded in demoralizing our country on every front. Lies about Iraq, our troops, and the Bush economy were laid out daily. By the time Bush left office, the American public’s view of G. W. was not a flattering one.
This propaganda hit its height in Bush’s last months. As the housing debacle took place, everything began to unravel. Eventually, we saw a decent and humble man who kept us safe from terrorism depart from Washington, D.C., to build his presidential library, museum, and institute in the State of Texas.
‘Barry, we hardly knew ye’
This week, America and its formidable ally Israel once again had to contend with an arrogant, self-serving, vindictive man who felt the need to embarrass his own country by apologizing for America’s generosity and greatness. We have liberated millions of Muslims throughout the world and have saved many of their lives. Where is the acknowledgment for doing so? We did not hear that in Obama’s dialogue with the Muslim movers and shakers, just more of his pandering.
For many, it has become evident that Obama does not respect our country — and it’s very likely his disdain for America began in his early childhood. His formative years were unsettling. His Kenyan father abandoned his mother; she was forced to rely heavily on her relatives to bring up her son.
Obama’s Chicago friends were antisocial, anti-America radicals. Williams Ayers and his wife are still unrepentant terrorists. As Obama and the media tried to stifle the news concerning his Muslim upbringing, they also covered up the full picture of who our president’s friends and political allies were.
Like many taught in the Saul Alinsky mindset, our president always puts the blame on others for what he is doing to our country. It’s always the past administration’s fault. "That wasn’t me," President Barack Obama said while disclaiming responsibility for the huge budget deficit waiting for him on day one. Yet in four short months, he has spent more of taxpayers’ money than any president who has held office since the founding of this country. And with this outrageous spending, there is no accountability.
Man of many disguises
The president is not really a cool and laid-back nice guy. He just appears to be. He disguises his true character. No one steps on Barry’s toes or speaks badly about him without feeling his anger. He will take action against anyone who tries, including the same media that helped put him into the White House. He will take on heads of state even if it means rudely snubbing them. To those who displease him, he removes the opportunity of having a photo op with America’s "historical" president.People in power within the United Kingdom, France, and Germany understand that Obama is a person who is extraordinarily impressed with himself. It’s most unfortunate that Obama does not understand that foreign leaders are laughing and snickering behind his back — including the leaders of Al-Qaeda.
Barack believes that when he speaks, he can sway anyone. He told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that he "has a gift." As this president cavalierly captains our nation toward the brink, he maintains a vision of himself as one who possesses special abilities. That is frightening to those of us who know better. Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam told Obama who he was. "Barack has captured the youth; he will bring about universal change." "The Messiah is absolutely speaking."
His most recent speeches shed light on mounds of deception. Throughout his campaign, no one was allowed to use his middle name without being attacked and maligned. When photographs of Obama surfaced with him wearing Kenyan garb, the mainstream media immediately denounced their authenticity. When it came to his professed Christian faith, there were no questions asked by reporters or journalists that would have given Americans any true insight. The electorate voted blindly.
Two years ago, author and columnist Erik Rush brought to America’s attention the connection between Obama and Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Mr. Rush appeared at the time as a guest on Fox News’ Hannity & Colmes show to expose this and enlighten America about what few understood.
Churches that teach Black Liberation Theology are not biblically-sound denominations. Liberation theology is nothing more than bigoted, anti-Semitic hatemongering. Its roots come from Marxism. God’s Word refers to such false teachings as Babylon. Babel became known in a pun as balal, which means confusion. (See Genesis 11:1-9.)
Americans who voted for Obama would have not done so if they fully understood who he was and how much his religious beliefs would affect his leadership. Many did not see Obama as a far-left socialist, nor did they understand the extent to which Obama has embraced the teachings of Afrocentric black nationalist "churches."
To this day, Obama and his family have not chosen a new Christian church, nor have shown any interest in doing so. They are not seen attending services on any given Lord’s Day.
Megachurch Pastor Rick Warren should have thought twice before he considered giving any support to a man who seems to have issues that are related to his spirituality. In retrospect, Warren should have taken a wise man’s advice before he befriended Obama. "Trust, but verify." — Ronald Reagan
The First Family closed their doors during the National Day of Prayer. It raised disappointment within the Christian community. The National Day of Prayer has long been essential to America’s heritage. Traditionally, U.S. presidents have taken part in honoring the faith of our forefathers. But then Obama says America is not a Christian nation. He will continue telling that lie, even in Muslim countries. According to him, we have one of the largest Muslim populations. In reality, America has the second largest Jewish population in the world next to the State of Israel.
New polls show that Americans do not like where Obama is taking this country. Many are beginning to understand the dangers of his political ideology. Just weeks ago, another poll voiced the public’s growing concerns. Americans want checks and balances to curtail much of Obama’s agenda.
We have had the truth denied us a by media that willingly participates in shielding this president. From the beginning, there never was any transparency concerning Obama. People are befuddled and confused; even as they see our economy continue to tank and jobs disappear, they still cling to the slogan of "Hope and Change."
The president delivered an eloquent outreach speech to Muslim nations. What has he accomplished but to bring more scorn upon the State of Israel and the United States of America?
Excerpts from The American Thinker: "Obama’s speech to the Muslim world," by Leo Rennert —
"President Obama promised that he wanted his Cairo speech to be the start of an "honest" dialogue with the Muslim world. When it comes to how he handled the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he fell short.
"He began his remarks on this issue by recalling a long history of anti-Semitism and persecution of Jews, culminating in the Holocaust. He denounced Holocaust deniers and those who would threaten Israel ‘with destruction’ — but without mentioning Iran or Ahmadinejad.
"Seeking to sound even-handed, he then immediately drew an equivalence between historical Jewish suffering and the lot of Palestinians. "On the other hand," he remarked, ‘it is also undeniable that Palestinians have suffered in their pursuit of a homeland — for more than 60 years they’ve endured the pain of dislocation." He pointed to Palestinians still waiting in refugee camps and Palestinians who have to ‘endure the daily humiliations — large and small — that come with occupation.’ Their situation, he said, is ‘intolerable’ and America will support their legitimate aspirations for ‘dignity, opportunity and ‘state of their own.’ And that’s where Obama failed to speak ‘honestly’ about Palestinian pain and its causes."For starters, he drew a totally false analogy between the Holocaust and the Palestinian pain of ‘dislocations’ and ‘daily humiliations’ under Israeli occupation. The parallel between the deliberate slaughter of 6 million Jews and the lot of Palestinians in refugee camps and in the West Bank and Gaza, where the UN supplies them with schools, food and shelter, is unsupportable." Full article
Obama’s words might have tickled the ears of some Muslim dignitaries. However, many Americans who think objectively and understand world history found them insulting and inaccurate. As he flits all over Europe and the Middle East, Obama purposefully plays every angle toward collapsing our economy. It is his America, not ours. While he undermines the country we love, we are feeling helpless. There is little doubt in the minds of many of us that Obama is pushing our nation down the dead-end road to socialism. After all, he is his father’s child.
We cannot allow our cherished freedoms to slip away. Begin today to fight back and preserve our liberties. Do everything within the law to regain what we have already lost. Wisdom and truth shall set us free from tyranny. Pray and ask the Lord to give you both.
"Today is the day of our salvation" (Luke 19:9-10).
About the author:Marie Jon is a political/religious-based writer and founder of www.DrawingClose.org — a sister website to RenewAmerica. Marie’s writings have appeared on many sites, including ABCNews.com, USATODAY.com,The Huffington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.com, to name a few. Marie brings a refreshing and spirited point of view that is reflected in her writings. Marie is a nurse, a lay student of the Bible, and a patriot. She is an advocate for American troops serving abroad, as well as the Blue and Gold Star Mothers of America and their families.