Thursday, March 05, 2015

Yes, Conservakin, Obama Doesn't Love America + Isn't Christian

Recent remarks by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani caused a minor media meltdown. Rudy made some simple remarks about questioning if the President loved America. This was followed by some grey comments by Gov Walker about Obama's Christianity. As is the case in modern American media, the more psychotic the media reacts, the closer to the truth the accusations are. Conservatives took delight in seeing the hypocrisy in liberals suddenly defending the questionable faith of their dear leader despite mocking Christianity at every turn and pushing an irreligious worldview. There were Twitter hashtags, and a nice rally to O's defense by the foot soldiers. He loves America, and he is Christian. Rudy and Walker are right. The left has to keep up the lie to keep those voters at the margin pulling the lever for Democrats. This little hissy fit reveals a lot about everyone and our current system.

Rudy's comment on Obama not loving America is true, but with a far deeper truth hidden to it. Obama does not love America, no doubt. He does love the America represented in his thede. He is also a bit of a loner so not loving it at all is in play. The deeper truth is that we all love the America that our mind envisions when we say the word. The red state men that make up the strength of our military do not think they're fighting for the progressive buffet when they enlist. They are fighting for girls in gingham tops, BBQ, mudding in a truck, guns and hot days swimming in a river. The blue state SWPLs who started loving America in November of 2008 love the progressive buffet America that resembles post-WW2 western Europe. Blacks love black America, and so on. We all love our specific America, and the fortunate thing of atomizing people and being able to use financial apartheid is that the elite can softly segregate people as they screw them over. 

I have written on Obama enough, but it is fun to poke at the myth. Is Obama Christian? Oh God no. He is a secular Ivy trained managerial class man. He is the very type of black that Rev. Wright mentioned in sermons as sent off to Harvard to be brainwashed and turned against his people. Obama was raised culturally in a Muslim home for his formative years in Indonesia. Like lapsed Catholics in the Northeast who retain many of the cultural pieces and mindset of Catholics, Obama must keep some Muslim bits in his warped personality. His 2008 website mentioned five pillars to fixing America just like the old five pillars of Islam. Obama is whatever he has to be for advancement. That is the game the left politicians play. Obama has ended a Cairo speech with "I am one of you". Obama has said he is Jewish "in my soul". He has told gays that he "gets it". He will say whatever he has to for the current crowd in front of him. That is democratic politics. 

This is part of the problem with our selection of an executive to be in charge. The inner party, dominated by the media, selects for ideological purity and the symbol of the moment. The outer party has symbolism in their candidates but usually has a record of executive achievement. This is why we get Hillary, Obama, McGovern, Mondale, and John Kerry as their candidates. The con is how the right still thinks resumes and achievement matter when the media is running the show. This still does matter somewhat because Obama and Hillary hide their secular atheism or agnosticism. They know that in a nation where 90% believe in a God and a heavily Christian voting presence in many swing states that to be openly Christian could affect 5%, and 5% would crush them. Getting to the Oval office is not a test of will, ability and achievement. The scary question no one asks is, "Why are California, New York and Illinois not executive springboards for presidential aspirants?" The right cranks them out, the left does not. The answer lies in how awful the governments of those deep blue states are. Exactly what does it take to get to the top there, and how dysfunctional are those states. Who really runs those states? They are dominated by the left, so we see how one-party, leftist governments work. A broken framework in those states combined with blank resumes by national figures should be enough of a historical warning. Past performance should be a predictive guide, but it does not matter in the media's hands. Make up for racism/sexism. "It's time". "Let's see how far we've come. (released November of 2007, Obama and Hillary show up near end)" 


One thing that makes Obama particularly suited for these ridiculous statements with no shame and mechanical delivery is his unique life circumstance. He always brings up how only in America could his story be told. He dodges a rather far more unique thing. He is a child voluntarily abandoned by his father, and then voluntarily abandoned by his mother. Due to genetics, he looks like no one around him in Indonesia, and no one in Hawaii. He goes to colleges that have few black students, and those there don't look like him. His entire life he has spent projecting himself to whatever would be useful for the social situation. He has received pats on the head by authorities through the academic system, feeding him validation and acceptance kibble that mommy and daddy never did. Obama has written he loves campaigning more than the other parts of his job. He loves that validation, and despite reaching the mountaintop, he still needs it. This is what drives him to put these stupid statements into each speech. "Jewish soul", one would have to have his unique mental upbringing and odd state to say it with a straight face. Handlers could not build a better teleprompter era, public figurehead.

America the empire is to serve the imperialists. America has not had an isolationist president in decades despite Americans wishing to relinquish the global cop role. The ruling class does not want that. Our culture wars are a steady tug of war between the different Americas imposing their beliefs on the entire sovereign USA or setting up a barrier to change. Who pushes first/ Who changes the status quo? Who sees the change coming and erects a barrier? "Naughty naughty traditionalists, how dare you encode in law time tested beliefs" says the media. It is fun to hear the left and the media freak out over a couple of guys simply stating publicly what half of the country or more thinks. Rudy and Walker are right, and it will only become worse as the left throws up more mediocrities that check off affirmative action boxes and generate turnout. Ivy leaguers of the '80s were a whole lot more religious than the Ivy leaguers of the 2000s. The candidates will get odder and fit less the profile of "America", but they will have the votes. 

17 comments:

nikcrit said...

That is the game the left politicians play. Obama has ended a Cairo speech with "I am one of you". Obama has said he is Jewish "in my soul". He has told gays that he "gets it". He will say whatever he has to for the current crowd in front of him. That is democratic politics.

And such identity politics and grandstanding is not indulged by centrist and rightist politicians, right?

I think you nailed it when you said he's a center-left Ivy-league with a inspired personal rhetoric that's in cahoots with his professional ambitions.

And of course we know that young Republicans never, ever display such vainglory.

The descriptive terms were accurate; but as usual in these political discussion frames, the interpretations were little more than lazy bad faith.

Suburban_elk said...

The Obama character becomes more of a joke by the day. Clint Eastwood did that sketch where he was speaking to an empty chair; what a cutting sketch that was. Who knew that a hunk such as Eastwood could be a sensitive guy who plays the jazz piano?

It is impossible to imagine that Obama has any convincing-ness to him, to anybody at all, but the most delusional and foolish people on the face of the earth, which even in America cannot be more than 20 or 30 per cent. I don't know anyone who "believes in Obama" anymore. He is only able to win at politics because there is no alternative - and on a deeper level, there is no alternative to politics.

I heard somewhere that in Old Europe that they would crucify their king, at the end of his term. And so that way no one really wanted to be king. Whether or not that is true (historically), maybe it is a good idea, for the current sit.

Somewhat relatedly, the new season of House of Cards has totally jumped the shark. It is hard to believe that it was somewhat believable, or at least entertaining - kind of like Obama. But the third episode or so with the Russian president and Pussy Riot was over the top in its hero-icization of the flamers, how they were given a video at the end and the final words were "fuck fuck" and a face shot of the lead singer lesbo who is thoughtful and attractive. The Russian president is portrayed as a complete boor; not very subtle.

nikcrit said...

. The scary question no one asks is, "Why are California, New York and Illinois not executive springboards for presidential aspirants?" The right cranks them out, the left does not. The answer lies in how awful the governments of those deep blue states are. Exactly what does it take to get to the top there, and how dysfunctional are those states. Who really runs those states? They are dominated by the left, so we see how one-party, leftist governments work.

First, there's no reason to be reasoned in thinking that is forevermore; Reagan nabbed Illinois and California in the 80s, (pretty sure, at least); and that could certainly happen again if a GOP candidate came from one of those states (e.g., let's say Petak was still on the political zeitgeist and threatening; would it've been possible for him to win NY?).
The more permanent problem is the way the constituents are bundled in a two-party system: given you are part of a relatively radical plank, you have no choice, hence same-sex marriage proponents are stuck with social-service parasites and municipal union advocates, etc.
The GOP certainly has some uneasy bedfellows making up its planks and constituency as well.

Pvt. Jaybird said...

Is the pope Catholic?

nikcrit said...

Who knew that a hunk such as Eastwood could be a sensitive guy who plays the jazz piano?

I did. That fact was part of the reason i was inspired to check out the movie he co-produced re. the life of Charlie Parker (film was pretty weak, but it was interesting to see a white machismic film icon's directorial vision of Charlie Parker; or, rather, it was for one of my perspective, etc).

Did I miss something or was Eastwood's silly attempt at insult and humor in his GOP convention 'empty chair' speak not a utter and flat failure that had critics across party lines panning the performance?

nikcrit said...

Somewhat relatedly, the new season of House of Cards has totally jumped the shark.

I believe that show was always sort-of
'silly-left' sympathetic in its storylines and other thematic conceits; that's sort of been true throughout Spacey's entire career. For instance, one could argue that his best film roles were ones in which he was entirely apolitical or a foil for base conservative or other reactionary ideals and broader forces.

Son of Brock Landers said...

Watch Kevin Spacey in the long forgotten show Wiseguy as Mel Proffit. Great performance. That show could be resurrected for HBO or AMC now and succeed. 12 episode seasons, different story arcs per season. It could not hold up for 22 eps a season.

Anonymous said...

Of course Obama is not Christian. But let's not be foolish enough to think that Rudy cares about Christianity one iota. Rudy was doing the work set forth by his masters.

Rudy was jabbing at Obama in preparation for Netanyahu's speech. To put a few dents in Obama's armor. Then Netanyahu would deliver the haymakers regarding Obama'a naivite and being suckered in Persian bazaars and souks.

... And Michelle is finally proud of her country.

nikcrit said...

"Wiseguy" was a great show? Ken ???

Son of Brock Landers said...

Wiseguy was a great idea that fell apart due to bad writing. After the Proffit storyline (with Joan Severance!!!) It crashed. Rebooting that show on hbo would work. 12 ep seasons. Maybe have him cia and go global but fbi would work.

Leo said...

The day the towers fell, Giuliani seemed a heroic man. But he has since made himself a foolish and contemptible one, an avatar of white primacy struggling to contend with its own looming obsolescence.

PA said...

I've come to believe that THIS would be an apropos national anthem of United States of Murka. Soaring lyrics begin at 4:16.

Pvt. Jaybird said...

"Of course Obama is not Christian. But let's not be foolish enough to think that Rudy cares about Christianity one iota. Rudy was doing the work set forth by his masters."

Or is Obama the ultimate Christian? The Protestant/Catholic divide no longer exists. It is now the Social Justice, Matthew 7:1 ecumenical crowd versus the Judeo-Christian syncretist cult, at least in Western Christianity.

Maybe it should die and be reborn. As my Russian friend says, "Before 1991, no one has cross. Now, EVERYONE has cross."

nikcrit said...

Wiseguy was a great idea

yeah, very good idea and initial run..... also, can't overlook the great character actor jonathan banks, who----- though i may lack context on this one and might be overlooking worthy others ----- was among the first 'cynical schmucka alpha'-types that began creeping into one-hour crime dramas; he's almost sorta a spacey prototype, or at least a progenitor to the kind-of characters joe pesci played in 'Goodfellas' and 'Casino.'

Ken Wahl, btw, almost seems to be a more voluptuous-but-less-licentious George Clooney character and dramatic visage, no? (bt 'no homo,' as PA would duly qualify; lolzz)

PA said...

Quite the synchronicity with Nikki today. I was in fact composing a comment at Heartiste's earlier today, prefaced with a "no homo" but my mental mojo ran dry in media res and I aborted the comment.

Chris said...

@nikcrit

"And such identity politics and grandstanding is not indulged by centrist and rightist politicians, right?"

Cathedral press agents call it "dog-whistling" and the (R) who engages in it is immediately pillored from Vox on the left to NR on the right for violating the unwritten rules that only the left can use codes in their speech to motivate their bases. Think Biden "they will have you back in chains", etc.

General rule: if it annoys the gatekeepers, it means it works. Lee Atwater, RIP. This means rightist candidates should talk non stop about white population replacement, immigration, etc.

nikcrit said...

Cathedral press agents call it "dog-whistling" and the (R) who engages in it is immediately pillored from Vox on the left to NR on the right for violating the unwritten rules that only the left can use codes in their speech to motivate their bases.

yeah, that's quite true. I wonder if 'the rules' are somewhat tactical in a marketing scheme way; ok, the population replacement, too, is intentional ---- but for existing political operatives, regardless of 'why' it is so, it is a evident fact they have to deal with. So while, in their idea of a perfect world, NR would prefer to be an old-school paleo-con, whites-first type organization, they nonetheless contend with real-life population demos and trends and tweak their rhetoric accordingly; iow: they're is just no way to continue to be competitive if you don't have at least some NAM contingency ------- and they're not yet at the point where such a lack is actually a desired plank, unlike the alt-right.

I say the alt-right is largely the current US population's superego id, the effluvia-releasing fresh air that p.c. sanctimony has nauseated the zeitgeist with.
That is needed and even somewhat noble in its courageousness ----- but once it releases that candor, I say there won't be a need for the tone and texture of the next step, the alt-right's political objectives, to be so contentious and polarizing.
Yeah, the AR confuses its polemics with its political morality and Realpolitik...