The President Who Fell From Grace
As easily as he slid into office with no qualifications for the post, Obama is falling from grace with fate and the voters. His dishonesty and incompetence are too patent. This week, no sooner had his relatively sparsely viewed presser ended and his clearly manufactured tears about gun violence dried, than his central argument -- that gun control, not fighting Islamic terrorism, should be our priority -- was exposed as nonsense. A thug, who had stolen a gun from a cop, used it in Philadelphia to try to assassinate a law enforcement officer. Echoing Obama Philadelphia’s Democratic Mayor declared Jim Kenney wasted no time in declaring “There are just too many guns on the streets and I think our national government needs to do something about that.”
It’s hard to argue persuasively that only law enforcement officers should be armed when the gun used in the assassination attempt was stolen from one of the mayor's own law enforcement officers. Kenney dug himself in even deeper in Obama vaporous swill, contending that the crime had nothing to do with Moslems or Islam, “In no way, shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam has anything to do with what you have seen on that screen.” Then he turned the presser over to Police Commissioner Richard Ross who directly contradicted the mayor’s fantastical account: He said the shooter confessed that he committed the act in the name of Islam and had pledged allegiance to ISIS.
At the same time the disastrous-to-Obama Kenney presser unfolded, two Iraqi-born refugees to the U.S. were arrested on terrorism charges. We also learned that “More than 75 U.S. residents have been arrested after alleged radicalization since 2014.”
The president said nothing about this crime nor has he shed a single tear for the many others raped, murdered, or shot by aliens illegally streaming into the country without consequence or admitted as refugees on his watch. As Obama works to disarm lawful citizens he deliberately welcomes in thousands of South American border crossers and Middle Eastern refugees none of whom -- contrary to any claims of his -- are well vetted.
In Europe the consequences of allowing in over a million asylum seekers from North Africa and the Middle East last year was made apparent on New Year’s Eve when in Cologne scores of women were sexually assaulted in the center of the city with police unable to stop the mayhem.
German police, stunned at the turn of events that developed with increased frequency over a number of hours, called the unprovoked attacks “a completely new dimension of crime.” A prominent German police chief was shortly fired thereafter for his perceived mishandling of the threat.
But it would seem that Germany is far from the only European nation to see a severe and horrifying spike in sexual assault violence in recent weeks. The Daily Mail is now reporting that assaults have been carried out in Sweden, Finland, Austria, and Switzerland as well; in the city of Kalmar, Sweden alone, 15 women have reported sexual misconduct to local authorities.
The police spokesman for Kalmar, Johan Bruun, told the Daily Mail, “We are aware of what happened in Germany but we are focusing our investigation on what happened in Kalmar.”
The effort on the ground in Germany by law enforcement has been significantly ramped up since news of the New Year’s attacks made front pages of the international media. 31 suspects have been detained by federal officers; many of the individuals across all of these countries have been identified by authorities as asylum seekers or migrants from places like Iraq and Northern Africa.
The chief of police was in short order forced to walk the plank:
The police chief in Cologne was forced out of his job on Friday amid the growing uproar over the episode, which has ignited calls across the political spectrum for expelling convicted criminals, even if they are seeking asylum from war and persecution at home.
The 31 people linked to the violence in a police report have been identified by name and include nine Algerians, eight Moroccans, five Iranians and four Syrians, said an Interior Ministry spokesman, Tobias Plate. Two German citizens, an Iraqi, a Serb and a United States citizen were also among those linked to crimes that night, Mr. Plate said.
Europeans whose postwar prosperity in the face of demographic suicide was made possible by U.S. defense spending and young immigrant workers covering the costs of these welfare states, were caught in a mess of their own doing. It looks as though an increasingly angry population too long silenced by PC-inspired speech restrictions and irrational multiculturalism imperils Angela Merkel’s open arms strategy and the European Union itself.
And they should be angry. The New Year’s Eve savagery brought home for all to see the absurdity of allowing in hordes of young men from a culture which is antithetical to modern Western civilization.
On Facebook, poster Stuart Browning lays it out clearly:
You know that you’re being politically incorrect when you voice an opinion based on obvious and abundant evidence that everyone with eyes can see, and yet by doing so, you have violated certain social protocols and exposed yourself as a racist. Example: It should be glaringly obvious that Third World Muslim men do not know how to treat women. Men from the Middle East and North Africa see women as occupying a social position just slightly above that of livestock -- and, they see Western females as prostitutes.
No one should be surprised by the Muslim male rampages on New Year’s Eve in Germany, Austria and other parts of Europe. These outrages didn’t just start with the arrival of refugees from Syria; they’ve been going on for awhile in European countries with large Muslim populations. Sweden is now known as the rape capital of Europe where nearly 100% of rapes there are committed by Muslims. Yet, the media there has gone out of its way to cover up these crimes. In England, there have been numerous outrages where both the police and the media conspired to prevent publication of any news that might disturb the notion of multicultural bliss. The British press will even use the code word “Asian” when describing crimes committed by Muslims, a word they can’t bring themselves to use because, as everyone knows, Islam has nothing to do with it.
Yet all the “education” and “rehabilitation” of Muslim immigrants is not going to work. Culture is destiny. And the bone-deep culture of Third World Islam that these immigrants import into the heart of Europe will manifest itself in ways that go far beyond the sexual assault, rape and murder of western women. They will bring their 15-year-old brides from Pakistan and Syria. As their numbers grow they will insist on polygamy, the veil, child marriage, genital mutilation, honor killings and a government-provided Islamic education system. And then their numbers will explode at an even faster rate.
The influx of Third World migrants carrying the virus of Islam is an invasion not fundamentally different from that of Mohamed in the 8th century or the Ottomans in the Middle Ages. Will Europe wake up? Let’s hope that the attention to what happened in Cologne on New Year's Eve will prod a sleeping Europe to action before it’s too late.
For a culture so devoid of actual aggression against women that soi-disant feminists have taken to inventing invisible-to-the-naked-eye microaggressions, real aggressions like these seem incompatible, though we don’t hear any bleats from them about that.
And then, there’s the fact that cultural differences aside, the new immigrants are unsuited for the kind of jobs that are available in the West.
In 2015, as more than a million refugees and migrants streamed into Germany, many pundits and industry leaders initially praised Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “welcome policy” as not only being humane but also economically savvy. But now, as Politico reports, a new reality appears to be setting in as the German analysts have a closer look at just who the migrants are. The official government line continues to be that migrants could take some of the unoccupied jobs caused by Germany’s declining labor force (there are as many as one million such jobs). But the director of the Munich-based Ifo Center for the Economics of Education is quoted in the story that “[f]rom everything we know so far, it seems that the majority of refugees would first need extensive training and even then it’s far from certain that it would work out.”
The Politico story also notes that, according to the OECD, on average, an eighth-grader in pre-war Syria had a similar level of education to a third-grade student in Germany. And an official from the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce is quoted as saying, “[s]omeone who comes from Eritrea and says he was an electrician might have repaired a radio or laid a cable there, but he might have never seen a fuse box, as we use it in Germany.”
It does not appear that most of the South American illegals are better equipped than these.
And yet, this misbegotten series of European policies is what the president is enamored of, welcoming in thousands of Syrian “refugees” on top of the throngs from South America he’s letting in. Having wreaked havoc in the Middle East with his foolish moves in Iran, Egypt, Libya, and Syria, he set off a refugee crisis, which is swamping Europe, and he’s determined to repeat that catastrophe here
For unskilled workers in the U.S. out of work and prospects, a big influx of more unskilled and uneducated workers is the last thing that will help them. And there’s more:
Just as we begin to bail out of the last government generated subprime mortgage crashes, the administration is about to do it again, offering easy mortgage terms to high-risk immigrants.
Beginning in 2007 Obama got a pass from the press as Noemie Emery so deftly observes.
This time the press, which can no longer deny that the world has been going to hell since Barack Obama started unleashing his peacemaking powers, is doing its best to insulate him completely from any possible blame for it all. Where Bush was asked every day if he regretted invading Iraq, Obama is never asked if he thinks leaving Iraq had something to do with the chaos engulfing the region, or the vulnerability of citizens here and in Europe to Islamic State-inspired attacks.
When Bush ducked a shoe thrown at him by an Iraqi during a press conference in 2008, Eleanor Clift said that he might have deserved it for what he had done to that country by starting the war. By those standards, by letting the war start again after Bush ended it, what Obama deserves from Iraq (and from most of the rest of that suffering region) is a volley of combat boots. But none will be flung by the press of his country, in whose eyes he can do nothing wrong.
At Legal Insurrection David Gerstman argues much the same point -- the media made Obama:
Obama has failed in foreign policy, spectacularly.
This failure wouldn’t have been possible without a complicit media, creating a myth instead of a candidate. Will the editors of The Washington Post take a critical look at their 2008 endorsement and learn from their mistake before 2016? I wouldn’t count on it.
There’s no doubt in my mind that the public is scared and beginning to see through the media scrim that blurred out his many shortcomings and failures just as the curtain hid the humbug Wizard from the denizens of Oz until Toto pulled it back. It deserves to fall from grace with him for its part in foisting him on us.