If you are behind, you are not leading. You are either following or being left behind. Barack Obama is neither leading nor following; he is orchestrating the destruction of this country.
I think many Americans have had it up to the gills with pundits, spokespeople, and politicians trying desperately to excuse Obama’s deficiencies by claiming he is “leading from behind,” particularly in regard to foreign policy.
This ridiculous characterization is “political speak.” The people who describe Obama’s behavior this way fear lodging negative comments against him because he is, in their view, the “first American black president.” Technically, he is not. He is the first mixed-race American president (allowing for the possibility that other presidents may have had mixed heritage without being aware of it).
The distinction is worth noting in my view. The first black president will be an American black whose ancestors were brought to this country and who has lived the American black experience.
Be that as it may, the weak and the gullible continue to hide behind the “first black president” canard. Political operatives think that this reality absolves them of their duty to remove him from office, as the Constitution requires.
World leaders are astutely aware of what Obama is all about. Our traditional enemies recognize that it’s time to take advantage of his deliberate weakening of America’s global strength. They can now jockey for positions of control, before he is removed. Allies must determine in the interim how best to protect their countries from mutual enemies because Obama has effectively abandoned them.
A responder to one of my articles offered that criticism of Obama by such people as news organizations (Fox News and others), national commentators, writers, and pundits is directed toward his policies rather than his motives, because they assume they cannot “know” his motives.
I take issue with that position. You discern people’s motives by their actions. Yes, it is possible to misread motives, but that doesn’t mean we cannot or should not endeavor to assess them, especially when doing so is to our benefit. If someone is charging at you with a lethal weapon, it is a good bet that his motive is to harm or to kill you.
Assessing motivation has been given somewhat of a bad rap, because the Left succeeds in imputing motives that are negative or suspect, to further their destructive progressive agenda.
For example, minions of leftist ideology will impute motives of homophobia to normal people who are repulsed by homosexual behavior. The revulsion is because homosexual behavior is not normal. Just as sex with children or with animals is not normal.
The Left’s encouraging sexual licentiousness is another tool in their arsenal to destroy the Judeo-Christian foundation of this country. Impugning the motives of Christians (and any who oppose the homosexual agenda) is fair game for leftists. If you are repulsed by abnormal behavior that God condemns, you are deemed phobic.
Motives of racism are imputed to anybody who opposes anti-social, violent behavior acted out by a disproportionate number of ethnic minorities. To the vast majority of Americans (of all races), racism has nothing to do with opposition to such behavior; being human is the reason. Acting like wild animals is not our natural state; it’s the natural state of animals but not humans. Consequently, most people are understandably repulsed by such behavior in humans.
Leftists, however, brand this attitude as racist to silence opposition from those of us who are not under their control.
Any negative assessment of the anti-American behavior of Muslims in this country is met with leftist cries of “xenophobia” and “irrational nativism.” The Left is fully aware that the goal of many Muslims who migrate to nations outside the Middle East is to overthrow the culture and instill Islam as the dominant or the only law and only faith.
Muslims have spoken or telegraphed these very intentions, yet we are not supposed to judge their motives. On its face, that is a ridiculous notion, and such thinking will spell the death of this country. Sane Americans clearly understand their motives, and we will act to thwart those motives.
Notwithstanding the Left’s devious intent to stifle reasonable assessment of motivation, intelligent Americans can determine Barack Obama’s motives. The pernicious policies that he institutes and the unlawful executive actions that he issues, most of which are detrimental to America’s survival, and the people whom he gathers into his circle of influence make it all too clear what his intentions are toward this nation.
I think it is well past time that people who know better stop the drivel about Obama’s “leading from behind.” It doesn’t fly with every-day Americans anymore, if it ever did.
© Sylvia Thompson
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