…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
Some fringe comments we have been receiving recently concerned Barrack Obama who has not graced the pages of Fog of Chaos for over two months. We are asked – Are you going soft? Given up? No, but the latest Gallup poll shows Obama’s approval rating as 47%. Who are we to suggest that a half of American population must be out of, what they are probably pleased to call, their minds?
No, he is not forgotten and is unlikely to be ever forgiven, the most evil president the Americans have had the misfortune to inflict upon themselves.
However, for the time being, we are leaving it to people who live there and whose skin has similar colour, like Mr Thomas Sowell:
“In his recent trip to India, President Obama repeated a long-standing pattern of his — denigrating the United States to foreign audiences. He said that he had been discriminated against because of his skin color in America, a country in which there is, even now, “terrible poverty.”
Make no mistake about it, there is no society of human beings in which there are no rotten people. But for a President of the United States to be smearing America in a foreign country, whose track record is far worse, is both irresponsible and immature.
Years after the last lynching of blacks took place in the Jim Crow South, India’s own government was still publishing annual statistics on atrocities against the untouchables, including fatal atrocities. The June 2003 issue of “National Geographic” magazine had a chilling article on the continuing atrocities against untouchables in India in the 21st century.
Nothing that happened to Barack Obama when he was attending a posh private school in Hawaii, or elite academic institutions on the mainland, was in the same league with the appalling treatment of untouchables in India. And what Obama called “terrible poverty” in America would be called prosperity in India.
The history of the human race has not always been a pretty picture, regardless of what part of the world you look at, and regardless of whatever color of the rainbow the people have been.
If you want to spend your life nursing grievances, you will never run out of grievances to nurse, regardless of what color your skin is. If some people cannot be rotten to you because of your race, they will find some other reason to be rotten to you.
The January 31st issue of the distinguished British magazine “The Economist” reports that the children of African refugees from Somalia do far better in school than low-income British children in general. “Somali immigrants,” it reports, “insist that their children turn up for extra lessons at weekends.” These are “well-ordered children” and their parents understand that education “is their ticket out of poverty.”
Contrast that with the Obama administration’s threatening schools with federal action if they do not reduce their disciplining of black males for misbehavior.” / full article, Obama Versus America, highly recommended /
In case you missed it, Fog of Chaos had published – Obama’s sons – 5-12-14, Could America survive Obama? – 24-12-14, Intrepid Obama – 12-9-14, If Obama had sons – 9-9-14, Obama’s dictators – 2-7-14. Hussein Obama victorious – 12-6-14, Obama’s smoke and mirrors – 1-5-14 and many more.