Obama was an awful leader of what people commonly describe as “the free world”, and I shouldn’t have to do some kind of juggling act by having to trash President Donald Trump in the very next line for people to be able to concede to that. Aha, but if you don’t trash Trump for an equal length to which you trash Obama, people will think you’re partisan, well, the partisans will think I’m partisan, everybody else would simply read as they go and consider each point, after which they’ll come to their own conclusions about how fair (or unfair) I’ve been with regards to the now former president. They, being sane people who can read in context and follow my years of posting history, can know for themselves how, like the famous quote goes, I’m less worried about which side God is on, and more concerned with whether or not I’m on His side, because my sides change, His don’t. So, I judge presidents and people in light of that.
And by that judgement, one which goes on honesty, consistency and faithfulness, Obama was an awful president, just awful, not only were they a lame duck president, but they were a race baiter, a man who, in spite their talk of healing, stoked the fires of race hatred more so than any president I’ve had the displeasure of having to listen to. Oh, but there were good times, an Obama supporter cries, there was that time when he promised to close Guantánamo bay, thus releasing all of the goodness inside, and that time he sang, and that other time he sang, or when he had that dinner party and some awful comedian was play acting the president’s secret thoughts. Yeah, that was your president America. Now, I’m not meaning to write Obama was the worst president ever, that’s far too harsh, as insofar as I know, they’d never propositioned an intern in the Oval Office, and they’ve never been impeached, and they’ve never had to do any dodgy dealings to avoid imprisonment, in short, he’s not Bill Clinton.
Nevertheless, in light of a president who’s going to be best known for karate chopping a fly to death (you murderer), let’s review Obama by way of something more relevant to the blog, that being world-view. Obama identifies as a Christian, luckily, as we’ve recently found for reading about trans kids and invented genders/sexualities, what people may identify as doesn’t amount to a hill of beans if that same self-identity doesn’t relate in any wise to reality. So, did Obama’s self-identifying as Christian really mean anything outside of gathering a few votes from the beguiled community, well, let’s find out by way of a selection of quotes. You be judge of whether or not a man who’s quoted to have said these things is either being misquoted, misunderstood, or, perhaps like most politicians, he’s just a liar.*
“I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.” (Yet Christ taught “narrow” is the way, and that there was only one path by which a person could reach that “place” Obama appears to point towards, and that path is Christ Himself, for which He taught “I am the door.” Anyhow, Obama knows best.)
“Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation” (For more on that read: Why the United States is a Christian nation.)
The former quote in light of this one is just amazing: “We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.” (So, America isn’t to be seen as Christian, but rather Islamic, just extraordinary. Let’s read more of this historic illiteracy.)
“I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”
“As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”
“Islam has always been part of America”
“In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.”
That’s always an annoyance of mine, and many people out there in the world of politics just aren’t prepared to admit it, Islam, as in early Islamic beliefs practised by Muslims, weren’t, whether we like it or not, at the forefront of innovation, specifically innovation. Rather, Muslims invaded various nations (Iraq, Persia (633–643), Egypt (639), Tripoli (644), Spain and western India (712), Crete (825), and Sicily (899). Ghana (1076) after which, acting as governors or overseers of the newly conquered territories, they simply made use of already existing institutions and concepts began in these non-Islamic nations. I’m fully aware that bothers people. That bothers my Muslims friends, nonetheless, that’s history. What Obama is doing in the above, that’s not history, that’s politics.
“The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam” (The issue in the previous quotation would be what Obama describes as “slander”, as some of the most “slanderous” material, some might write, has been written by Muslims about Mohammed. So, is a writer, be they Muslim or Hindu or Christian, who shares the Hadith, are they ever guilty of slander? If, for example, I draw from the earliest biographer, who wrote how Mohammed had a man tortured with fire for money, am I slandering? Obama would probably say yes, yes because I’m not “contextualising it correctly”, because, somehow, by some means, readers have to make Mohammed’s torture of people okay, they’ve got to find a way to make that kind of behaviour appropriate. But why, why should I be constraint to pretend such an awful behaviour is alright, perhaps Obama’s next two quotations will help shed some light on their method).
When asked to define sin Obama replied: “Being out of alignment with my values.”
So, it’s not God’s character, not Their commands, but rather Obama decides on what’s sinful by whatever doesn’t align itself to his values, now, not only is that absurd, open to the worst kinds of abuse and incredibility daft, but it also leads into comments like what follows: “That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.” (Even those grounded in Islamic history, I’d imagine. Obama remains inconsistent however, as they’re so worried about “negativity”, by which he simply meant he dislikes information which sheds an unattractive light upon Islam, yet still
, they dislike such information regardless of its truth value, in fact, dishonest data which makes Islam more attractive is to Obama totally acceptable. They’re not worried about such negativity when it’s aimed at Christianity however, even if that same negativity is born of dishonest and incompetent attempts at understanding the faith.)
“Which passages of scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is OK and that eating shellfish is an abomination? Or we could go with Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith?” (Let’s see if everybody understands Obama’s “values” now, in short, in their world, it’s not okay to portray Islam in a light which may lead to people disliking Islam, and it’s not okay regardless of whether or not your information on Islam is accurate. In fact, just so long as the info does Islam good, then it being dishonest is fine. Whereas, it’s okay to trash Christianity based upon misinformation.)
“So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed”
“The Holy Koran tells us, ‘O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another.’” (“first revealed” That’s the language Obama uses, now, that’s not secular language, that’s certainly not Christian, it’s Islamic. The Qur’an is supposedly “revealed” to Mohammed, as opposed to being invented. In addition, to describe the Qur’an as “holy”, as Obama does, as Hilary Clinton does, that’s to praise a book which runs totally contrary to early Christian beliefs, and even a book which makes blasphemous lies aimed against God.)
“The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer.” (Whereas in my case, the sweetest sound is going to be the door closing when Mr. O gets out of the Whitehouse. Here’s to you sir, to an awful president).
― T. C. M