We have a White House and a State Department almost immune to ridicule. How, after all, can you make fun of the Three Stooges? Can you really heap ridicule on Benny Hill or the Marx Brothers? This Misadministration is just about beyond parody.
One of the latest Stoogismos--of so many--comes from the apparently 18-year-old college freshman whom Obama has as his State Department Deputy Spokes
"We're killing a lot of them, and we're going to keep killing more of them. < . . . > But we cannot win this war by killing them <. . .> We need . . . to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it's lack of opportunity for jobs, . . . If we can help countries work at the root causes of this -- what makes these 17-year-old kids pick up an AK-47 instead of trying to start a business?"I know I promised--sort of--not to make fun of these folks, but please: Marie Harf, World Renowned Military Strategist? Not even Brian Williams claimed such lofty creds . . . Yes, apparently, she knows how to run a war, or whatever it is we're in with ISIS. I hope the Marine Corps leadership is listening to Fieldmarshal Harf. World War I's greatest general, Sir John Monash, could have learned so much from our very own Marie . . .
Just as we can't drill our way to lower energy prices and energy independence, we can't kill our way to victory. Next, it will be, we cannot eat our way to obesity.
I tire of the stupidity . . .
We might do a face palm and utter, as did TV's Batman, "Poor, deluded child," but, in fact, this Spokesperhubeing has captured the essence of the Obama Misadministration, to wit, a total, ultimately disastrous disconnect from the real world. For them, people are just sad little brainless marionettes who can be pleased with a few shiny bobbles, you know, like, a job or, uh, hey, start a business . . . maybe a green business recycling adult diapers at a senior center, you know, do something for Gaia . . . that's the ticket, Muhammed. Get the little people little jobs and businesses and we can be free to run the world as we see fit . . .
Would fanatical Nazis have been dissuaded from conducting the Holocaust had they been offered jobs at McDonald's? Would fanatical Shintoists have given up massacring Chinese, Malays, and Filipinos in exchange for work at Barnes & Noble or TESCO? I think not. In addition, of course, there are poor people all over the world who do not go around cutting off heads, burning prisoners to death, kidnapping and raping hundreds of schoolgirls, and vowing global conquest. I have lived in and visited lots of poor countries, e.g., Haiti, Bolivia, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, and those folks do not march people down to the beach and have televised beheadings, pour acid on their wives and daughters, throw gay men off tall buildings, set prisoners on fire, or vow to conquer the world in the name of religion. Something else than just poverty needs adding to the mix. Shall we call that active ingredient Islam? It is not just a matter, to paraphrase Andy Hardy, of, "Hey guys! Let's rent a barn and put on a show to raise money for jobs for the ISIS folks!"
Is this all too nuanced for you, Ms. Harf?
Dear Marie, it's not a profit that drives the ISIS thugs, it's the "Prophet."
Too hard on the Deputy Spokesperhubeing? Probably. She, of course, is crippled by an elite education; we must take that into account. Worse, however, the inane insanity she spouts is THE OFFICIAL LINE. Yes, Dear Marie had not strayed off her talking points. At his pathetic little Extremism Summit, the President once again took to the podium to remind us that his teleprompter tells him that we are not war with Islam. Even he, however, has a problem coming up with non-Muslim terror in his pathetic little speech. Once he starts dealing with specific examples, guess what happens? They're all examples of Muslims killing people in the name of Islam. He admonishes the Great Unwashed that despite that, we should ignore the news cycle's portrayal of Muslims and that we should stress our success at diversity. In the midst of his speech, the "Leader" of the Free World, spends a lot of time berating Europeans for not "embracing" their Muslims.
The echo chamber media now reverberates with "embrace" Muslim headlines (Google the words, "Obama," "Embrace," and "Muslims"). What exactly have Muslims done that requires us to "embrace" them? Did people go about "embracing" Irish, Jewish, Italian, Chinese, or Japanese immigrants to the USA? Not to my knowledge. They came to America, became Americans, and then many became successful Americans. No "embracing" requested, required, or given.
No sense going on. You get the drift.
We placed in power people who refuse to acknowledge that Western civilization is under sustained attack from Islam. This President has presided over and encouraged the greatest retreat of Western influence in decades, perhaps centuries. His foreign policy is beyond disastrous. There is not one success to which he can point. Libya is a bloody chaotic mess; in Syria, we now fight on the same side as the pencil-necked dictator we once vowed to remove; in Iraq, we depend on soon-to-be nuclear Iran and poorly armed bands of brave Kurds to "degrade" our ISIS enemy; in Latin America, we beg Cuba to normalize relations with us; in Asia, we watch passively as China tries to bully its way to predominance--and let's not even talk about the domestic side of the equation where our borders have vanished; our laws put into the freezer; millions of our jobs wiped out; and our economy nearly devastated.
We have a Misadministration that rather talk about "social justice," school lunches, having the military open to transgender recruits, and, of course, the "threat" posed by climate change.
On top of it all, we now must worry about jobs for ISIS and whether they can start a business.