Barack Obama and the End of Western Civilization
The global and domestic landscape is one of turmoil and indecision. Everywhere one looks there is chaos and potential disaster, whether in the financial, economic, political or military sphere. Since the beginning of the post World War II era there has been one constant that has been the stabilizing force in the world: the stature, power and influence of the United States. In the matter of a few short years the Obama presidency has deliberately and overwhelmingly eroded that distinction resulting in his goal of global instability.
Barack Obama assumed the office of the Presidency as a man brought-up and steeped in 1960’s radicalism as well as his Kenyan father’s rabid anti-colonialism, which advanced the doctrine that America, as the lone Western super-power, represented the evil nature of colonialism and capitalism’s exploitation of the masses. Whether there was any truth in this assertion or the United States had ever been guilty of these sins was irrelevant. The material and military success of America and the West could only have come about from expropriating the wealth and labor of the peoples of the world, therefore what is defined as western civilization must be destroyed.
It is a simplistic and emotional argument to make, and one that refuses to take into account the basic nature of the human race and its failings and foibles. Mankind always has and always will have as their preeminent trait the need to survive, and to that end human beings are susceptible to committing crimes and exploiting their fellow man. Thus any society will always have many failings, but the key measure of any civilization is what it does to control these tendencies and strive for an equitable culture. No nation or culture in history has done more to advance the well-being of mankind than the United States and Western civilization.
However, to the mindset of Barack Obama, under no circumstances can he defend or profess admiration for his country; instead he must not only transform United States, but destroy any vestiges of its accomplishments in order to permanently retain control over the populace and exact revenge for the alleged transgressions of the West.
Barack Obama has spent his entire life, from birth to the present, wallowing in this mindset. He is thus incapable of change or being receptive to any other viewpoint, as that would be an admission of failure. His chief concerns are the retention and expansion of government power and the permanent erosion of Western influence rather than the suffering of the average American citizen facing economic ruin and the very real threat of Islamic terrorism within the nation’s borders. To Obama the radical jihadist movement is the tip of the spear to bring down Europe and the West.
Thus Obama and his fellow-travelers can justify bankrupting the country as well as promoting unfettered legal and illegal immigration as a necessary part of the re-making and absolution of the United States. He has no compunction in forcing Israel, as an outpost of Western civilization, to compromise and bend to all the demands of the Palestinians knowing those concessions will eventually spell the end of the Jewish state. To Barack Obama there is no overriding American interest in virtually all foreign matters except to take a back seat and surrender its influence to other non-western powers.
He continues to pursue a veneer of a war against ISIS and the Taliban in Afghanistan, while taking steps designed to assure the conflict will not be won in the long-term. Any so-called minor terrorist attack within America and Europe is a mere inconvenience and understandable due to the past sins of the United States and the West. Meanwhile he willingly discards old allies in the Middle East while turning a blind eye and tacitly promoting the radicalization of many countries in the region.
It is now inarguable that the 1980’s were the high-water mark of competent and viable American and international leadership in the post World War II era. Today, during the Obama years, the international scene is led by arguably the most incompetent and easily intimidated democracies since the 1930’s, as the majority of world leaders consist of those whose interest are themselves and the trappings of office. They are unwilling or unable to challenge the ruinous economic and foreign policies of Barack Obama.
There are no leaders in the West willing to look Barack Obama as well as their own citizens in the eye and tell them the unadulterated truth, as they are incapable of handling the truth themselves, much less knowing what to do about the situations and dilemmas at hand. They react instead with futile collectivist theories promulgated by self-proclaimed and egocentric intellectuals who themselves have no worldly experience.
The leadership in Europe is essentially non-existent, as those nations have embarked on what is now a path of inevitable societal upheaval. The population of the continent is quickly aging as the result of a catastrophically negative birth rate -- the end product of nearly 115 million abortions since 1970. As a potential solution to this dilemma, the countries of Western Europe, over the years, have flung open their borders to immigration from Muslim nations in Africa and the Middle East. Germany is now welcoming with open arms a million and half unvetted Syrian Muslim refugees in the hope they will become assimilated and a source of future labor in order to maintain their economy and ballooning social programs. Yet nowhere in Europe over the past forty years have the Muslim populations truly assimilated nor will the overwhelming majority as their religion is anathema to western culture and values.
The most insidious trait of the world’s so-called “best and brightest” is that they are incapable of admitting their mistakes. Instead of dealing with the harsh realities of the world today, far too many seek shelter in promoting vague climate change theories that may or may not happen in the next 100 years. Until the narcissism and ideology of today’s global ruling class, particularly in America, are replaced by those willing to face reality and act accordingly, the world will continue to become an exceedingly dangerous place.
This mindset combined with a lack of forceful leaders will result in another financial catastrophe, the rise of a hegemonic China, an inevitable military conflict in the Middle East, and the spread of radical Islam. The ultimate goal of the fall of western civilization will then be realized, but at a massive and bloody cost.
Thus the 2016 American Presidential election has evolved into becoming the most critical in over a century for not only the United States but the survival of western civilization -- as only the leadership of this nation can bring the globe back from the brink of chaos. This is not the time for the electorate in both parties to succumb to the siren call of demagoguery or emotional reaction to platitudes or infatuation with celebrity in choosing their party nominees.
Instead what is needed is a potential president who can tame the Washington cartel, appreciates that the Constitution is a limit on government, understands that the most immediate enemy on the world stage the nation must confront is Islamic supremacy, and above all has the intelligence, demeanor, and ability to assume global leadership with quiet but firm self-confidence. The only candidate from either party that meets those criteria is Ted Cruz.