September 30, 2009
Obama's Olympic HallucinationBy Jeannie DeAngelis
Those shocked by Barack Obama going to Copenhagen to campaign for Chicago hosting the Summer Olympics haven't been paying close enough attention. Obama's recent statements could be an indication that our peace-loving President believes beating swords into javelins and spears into tennis rackets could potentially usher in world peace.
Obama seems unfazed by world restlessness. Rather than meet with international leaders, he addresses apocalyptic omens by jetting off to Copenhagen to advocate for candidate city Chicago to host the 2016 Olympics. Why not? World citizen, Barack Obama brought hope and change to America. A Denmark trip could ensure an Olympic event where Chicago values can finally be introduced to the whole planet.
Whether in the Middle East or before the UN General Assembly Barack Obama is becoming the political personification of Olympic principles every time he speaks. Obama serves up a smörgåsbord of peaceful ideals, from fair play to mutual respect to the promise of accord between the body and mind -- values he intends to on extend to all Americans under the age of 65.
Chicago star, Barack Obama, plans to descend on Copenhagen as a living, breathing ambassador of the Olympic movement's ideals of hope, respect, harmony, friendship, excellence, and celebration. The President will venture to the vote with a like-minded entourage including billionaire Oprah, organic gardener Michelle Obama, and Chicago politics ... each one unique in their ability to influence.
And who loves a celebration more than Obama? He understands the power of a feel-good gathering. The National Mall was where Obama spoke words that could easily be adapted to accommodate the 2016 opening Olympic ceremony,
With lifted vision the micro experience of Obama's inauguration could become Olympic sized by offering Chicago's most famous living citizen the opportunity stretch out a hand of harmony to the world.
Antiquity tells us the Olympics forced a truce where countries that spilled blood on the battlefield came together, stopped fighting for thirty days and worked out their skirmishes through sport. If presented with the opportunity in Copenhagen, maybe Obama can propose a regional truce where Iran and Israel settle their issues through synchronized swimming.
Obama can inspire peace by sharing stirring accounts of North and South Korea marching under one flag at the 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Olympic Games and India and Pakistan playing cricket for peace. He can remind the world that it was the Communist Red Chinese who adopted a serious peace posture by assigning the theme, "One world, One dream," to the Beijing Olympics. In fact, an environmentally sensitive China hosted a "Green Olympics" as a way to connect "peace" to man and nature.
Olympic ideals could help Obama get the Tea Party movement to disband and support his tax and spend initiatives based on success stories like how after "... agonizing years of ethnic strife, Burundi came together as one when Venuste Niyongabo won the country's first Olympic gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Game."
Yet, troglodyte Americans remain a barrier -- those wary of rogue dictators keeping their word, like a perplexed Byron York who lacks the insight to understand why when, "Iran smolders and Afghanistan burns Obama heads to Denmark?" Or, President Sarkozy of France, whose critical comments serve as barriers en route to global unity,
Despite opposition from skeptics, Obama continues decrying the lowly war mongering history of the United States and remains resistant to the archaic peace through strength mindset. He goes to Copenhagen to extend hope and change on a global level and in support of a diplomatic Olympic spirit that acknowledges human kind's intrinsic decency.
Obama closely identifies with the worldview articulated by the UN. His heartfelt beliefs could not have been more genuinely expressed then when Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, the first female President of the General Assembly said, "The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war." Or when Kofi A. Annan shared that "...promoting the Olympic Ideal, draws the world's attention to what humanity can achieve in the name of international understanding."
However, International Olympic Committee president, Dr. Jacques Rogge admits that sport cannot impose peace but said: "It might inspire it. Through the Olympic spirit, we can instill brotherhood, respect, fair play and gender equality." Obviously, the esteemed Dr. Rogge never met Barack Obama, who resolutely refuses to take "No" for an answer -- viewing imposition the highest form of benevolence.
The President realizes that the Olympics present a unique opportunity to express his vision for a planet where, through track and field, nuclear arms can be "... banished from the face of the earth." Obama's Olympic hope of the first world peace Gold Medal being realized on clay courts remains to be seen. Yet, it is with that vision and in that spirit Barack Obama, "citizen of the world, member of the human community," heads off to Copenhagen promoting Chicago and on behalf of the integrity of mankind.
Obama embarks on his Danish mission carrying with him a banner bearing an image of himself as forbearer and symbol of global camaraderie. Nevertheless, as he revels in his Olympic hallucination and readjusts the olive leaf wreath on his head, someone should suggest he take heed of the looming mushroom cloud lurking off in the distance.
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