ANALYSIS/OPINION: President Obama’s most recent speech at the United Nations was filled with his usual soaring rhetoric of global collectivism and the importance of “international norms.” But the president also displayed a shocking naivete about global affairs, religion, Islam — a Pollyannaish interpretation on the state of the world and America’s role in it according to Joseph Curl of The Washington Times.
Curl writes: Although Mr. Obama won a Nobel Peace Prize just eight months into office, the president made his annual trip to the ineffectual world council to deliver a call to war. “Ladies and gentlemen, we come together at a crossroads between war and peace, between disorder and integration, between fear and hope.”
Of course he waxed poetic about “climate change” and the promise of “the children,” but the president was forced to devote the bulk of his speech to what he called the “heart of darkness” and the “cancer of violent extremism.”
He said upon opening his remarks that “the shadow of world war that existed at the founding of this institution has been lifted.” He couldn’t be more wrong. A true man of peace worthy of the Nobel Prize, Pope Francis, said just the opposite this month in remarkably astute comments to commemorate the anniversary of World War I.
“Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction,” the pope said, summing up the conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, Israel, Gaza and much of northern Africa, including Libya and Tunisia, not to mention Somalia.
Not to make too fine a point on President Obama’s growing reputation as the most incompetent leader in world history; Steve Wynn, the casino magnate behind Wynn Resorts told CNBC, “I’m more scared about the United States than I am about China,” at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas recently.
The casino magnate behind Wynn Resorts makes most of his money in Macau, China, and has worked closely with the Chinese government for a dozen years notes “Everyone in China is pragmatic.”
The point – blunt though it may be – is that President Obama never studied history, economy, government, business, or any science to any depth beyond what his Communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, laid in him as foundational. Obama believes people prosper when a small select group of well-meaning totalitarian leaders control all economy and population. Obama believes self-determination, individual freedom and America, in general, is bad.
Obama is the first elected anti-American American President.