It would seem that Obama has crossed the line that declares Iran’s quest for nuclear technology is understandable and legitimate. According to Obama, the aspiration to nuclear energy, provided it is for peaceful purposes; is actually something of a “right.” He goes on to suggest that the tensions between Muslims and West are based largely on cultural misunderstanding and the better our cultures get to know each other the less reason there will be for conflict between us. It’s not that Obama is weak or stupid: it’s that he is taking the high road by refusing to impose our American cultural values on Iran by pretending we have the right to decide who is and is not worthy of nuclear technology. It’s doubtless “oppression”, in the mind of Obama, for America to force the suppression of nuclear power in a Muslim country like Iran; and to wink and give tacit approval to the Israeli position of both nuclear technology and weapons.
Remember: Barak Obama is steeped in the academic view of America that says it’s largely “white male cultural values” that are fundamentally “oppressive” to the colored peoples of the earth in addition to women, children, and the disabled and non heterosexuals. He’s also been steeped in the view that all distinctions of good and evil, right and wrong, good and bad, are “culturally created” and no given “culture” is better than another. If Iran thinks its jolly good to treat women like chattel than we must give that view as much moral equivalence as the idea that women should be free to chose their life course, with equality, in a Post Christian America. In the upside down ivory tower world of academics, over several decades, there is an insistence that a culture of cannibals that thinks we can eat our neighbor for dinner is morally equivalent to a culture that believes we should love and honor our neighbor. The nation’s academics believe that to make judgments about the cannibal’s “culture” or to call it “wrong” or “evil” is a fundamentally racist imposition of White Male Christian thinking that victimizes cannibal culture unfairly. (And if the cannibals are non white it’s really white male RACISM, if not a Hate Crime!)
Iran is a country of Muslims who declares (and who are we to suspect otherwise) that they want to develop nuclear power for their nation’s energy needs. Obama says that’s a legitimate aspiration. The fact that they may want to develop, and are developing nuclear weapons, is a cultural misunderstanding based on the realities of western oppression; and perhaps a misunderstanding about how their possession of nukes may cause other country’s to develop them as a deterrent. (Muslim nations like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and The Emirates and so on.) In the Ivory Tower World of Academic Ideology no nation can morally say to Iran: “You can’t have nukes, but we can” because in addition to being racist that would be unfair. This basic code of academic conduct and article of academic faith is part of what destroyed our education system and now it’s being elevated to determining the foreign policy of the United States of America. Take a good look at what moral relativism has done to our colleges and education system and ask yourself if you would like to live in a world governed by the mad hatter of political correctness.
Here is a stunning concept: Some cultures, like some people, are better than others and this has always and will always be the case. We’re created equally and that’s where equality ends. Life is unfair and man can’t make it fair. The Soviet Union and communism were human attempts at equality and would still exist today if communism had worked. There is no equality but there are higher orders of morality toward which we can and should strive. The Judaic/Christian culture that for a time flourished in the United States, as laid out by our founding fathers, was probably the best cultural roadmap ever envisioned by the mind of man toward a just society. It was not perfect but it worked while people were taught that your values matter, rather than your values are culturally created “truth” that’s fundamentally a racist illusion. There is a difference between Good and evil it’s not just a matter of economic and social justice that will result in Utopia. There is no Utopia. That’s something the professors can never figure out.
I think Muslim Culture has real problems with its extreme wings in several countries but most especially in Iran. I think that the Iranians will roast another six million Jews in Israel, without hesitation, if they get a nuclear bomb and I don’t care to understand a “culture” that says its justified in killing Jews just because they’re Jews. I refuse to be “sensitive” to the mass murderer community. I think it’s morally correct to stop such a slaughter if you have the power to stop it as we, the USA, does have the power. Its neither an “imposition” nor “oppression” to insist that wiping out Israel, in a nuclear fireball, is wrong, evil, unjustified, and the act of stopping a nation whose “culture” gives them the liberty to wipe out those who disagree is good, right and justified. Does that mean that I think our Judaic/Christian respect for life is superior to the Muslim concept of Jihad and resistance offered to infidels? (Infidels= those who disagree with Muslims) You bet it does!
Christianity outgrew the crusades a long time ago but the Muslims are still playing with concepts like Jihad to the detriment of themselves and everyone on the planet. You don’t see Lutherans blowing up Methodists or those pesky “New Age” people at coffee shops because they disagree do you? You see a constant stream of Muslims blowing up “Infidels” and other Muslim sects, because they feel entitled to do so. That stinks. It’s wrong. It’s Evil. (And it’s not “racist” to say so, on the contrary, it would be unintelligent not to acknowledge this truth.) Perhaps it’s become a duty to replace politically correct thinking with rational thought.
Like a good academic, Obama wants to give Iran a pass on “nuclear power” just as he wanted to criminalize the Bush administration policy allowing water boarding. Obama believes water boarding to be immoral because it’s “torturer”, just as getting tough with Iran on nuclear proliferation would be “oppressive”, and a morally repugnant imposition of our values on a poor country.
I would water board Obama, Obama’s Momma, and even your momma, if I thought it would help me save thousand, perhaps more, lives from a mad man from a backward culture steeped in hate. Water boarding works and it saved lives according to the memo’s Mr. Obama now doesn’t want us to see. Bombing the nuclear facilities of rouge nations with very public vendettas against a neighboring nation saves lives and prevents another holocaust. Mr. Obama would doubtless call this the typical kind of white male domination that created all our problems to begin with but I would just call it common sense. You don’t give guns to angry children and you don’t allow guys like Hitler or Ahmadinejad to have nuclear weapons. It may not be “sensitive” but it’s the truth.
All of law is a values statement. Show me one law that is not a values statement. Law is an imposition of conduct by the government on its citizens that we all agree to abide by. Those who don’t agree go to jail because we don’t value murder, rape, and stealing. We have speed limits because we value safety in residential neighborhoods. We have laws about not intimidating voters because we value fair elections. We have gun laws because we value keeping guns out of the hands of criminals. We have international law because we as a planet value harmony and peace among nations. We have the right to insist that nuclear proliferation be halted, because it’s international law, based on a good and just value regarding keeping the peace and saving lives.
Law is not an “imposition of values” nor is it “oppression” to enforce it. Lawless societies are not “more free” or morally superior to us they are states of anarchy that are rightly repulsive to our values.
Barak Obama was a constitutional law professor; and now he’s the President of the United States and he’s worried about “imposing our views” on Iran who’s openly bragging about how they’re going to wipe Israel off the map. Obama sees himself as one wise enough not to “impose his views” and to correct the “institutional racism of American Foreign Policy”. Mr. Obama seems determined to do the “Politically Correct” thing of not “imposing our values” on Iran. Well that sure is a noble, if grandiose thought, and I sure hope it’s correct because I think avoiding a nuclear war in the Middle East is an attainable goal that is morally just and good. I think we could help Israel bomb out the nuclear program of Iran, a culturaly backward country who wants to finish what Hitler started: and this would be the Morally Correct thing for us to do.
It’s a good thing Mr. Obama, steeped in academia as he is, need not concern himself with morality because he knows it’s all relative from one culture to the next. There is no right and wrong. I wonder if that’s why he would call me a “racist” and I wonder if he would ever figure out that calling people a racist is irrelevant if there is no right and wrong.
Consider the story below and the consequences of what happens if Obama and his politically correct foreign policy kills another six million or so Jews, our allies who trust in us, and ask yourself what this cowardly retreat before Iran does to the Moral Authority of America? It’s a good thing that in Obama’s world “morality” is an illusion that fundamentally does not exist or we as a nation would have some explaining to do to our creator for why we let this happen.
The following article is from the Washington Post:
Obama says Iran’s energy concerns legitimate
By NANCY ZUCKERBROD
The Associated Press
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 9:24 AM
LONDON — President Barack Obama suggested that Iran may have some right to nuclear energy _ provided it proves by the end of the year that its aspirations are peaceful.
In a BBC interview broadcast Tuesday, he also restated plans to pursue direct diplomacy with Tehran to encourage it set aside any ambitions for nuclear weapons it might harbor.
Iran has insisted its nuclear program is aimed at generating electricity. But the U.S. and other Western governments accuse Tehran of seeking atomic weapons.
“What I do believe is that Iran has legitimate energy concerns, legitimate aspirations,” Obama said, adding that the international community also “has a very real interest” in preventing a nuclear arms race.
The president has indicated a willingness to seek deeper international sanctions against Tehran if it does not respond positively to U.S. attempts to open negotiations on its nuclear program. Obama has said Tehran has until the end of the year to show it wants to engage with Washington.
“Although I don’t want to put artificial time tables on that process, we do want to make sure that, by the end of this year, we’ve actually seen a serious process move forward. And I think that we can measure whether or not the Iranians are serious,” Obama said.
Obama’s interview offered a preview of a speech he is to deliver in Egypt this week, saying he hoped the address would warm relations between Americans and Muslims abroad.
“What we want to do is open a dialogue,” Obama told the BBC. “You know, there are misapprehensions about the West, on the part of the Muslim world. And, obviously, there are some big misapprehensions about the Muslim world when it comes to those of us in the West.”
Obama leaves in the evening on a trip to Egypt and Saudi Arabia aimed at reaching out to the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims. He is due to make his speech in Cairo on Thursday.
Obama sounded an optimistic note about making progress toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, although he offered no new ideas for how he might try to secure a freeze on new building of Israeli settlements. The United States has called for a freeze, but Israeli leaders have rejected that.
Asked what he would say during his visit about human rights abuses, including the detention of political prisoners in Egypt, Obama indicated no stern lecture would be forthcoming.
He said he hoped to deliver the message that democratic values are principles that “they can embrace and affirm.”
Obama added that there is a danger “when the United States, or any country, thinks that we can simply impose these values on another country with a different history and a different culture.”