We’ll call it a Freudian slip. Said Mr. Obama at the U.N. General Assembly only a mere couple hours ago:
“Our response has not matched the scale of the challenge.” Indeed, Mr. Obama has not. In fact, that statement is true regarding the whole of his presidency.
We would also suggest there is more truth in what Mr. Obama intimated before the U.N. than even he or his extremist base would care to admit. As Mr. Obama said tangentially, “the U.N. is incapable of enforcing the most basic of international laws.” Truer words the gentleman has never spoken.
The U.N. long since lost all credibility on “a just and lasting peace,” as Mr. Obama would style it. The very structure of the U.N. is counterproductive to American sovereignty, to our domestic and international interests, to say nothing of peace. It is a charade, an expensive pretense. And in times of a weak President like Mr. Obama, the U.N. serves merely as a default, permitting the incompetence of an American administration which is “leading from behind”.
And now, to compound his errors, Mr. Obama has dispatched Mr. Kerry on a fool’s mission to obtain some sort of ink or signature from a radical Islamist regime…as if that has any significance. Mr. Kerry’s mission is one that echoes similar delusions of an earlier geopolitical trek, one by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain to Munich at the end of September 1938. Upon gaining his signature ink, Mr. Chamberlain proudly pronounced back in England…”I’ve got it! …I believe it is peace for our time…Now I recommend you go home and sleep quietly in your beds.”
Unfortunately, his counterpart Herr Hitler did not share Mr. Chamberlain’s irrational exuberance, saying to complaining German ministers “Oh, don’t take it so seriously. That piece of paper is of no further significance whatever.”
Delusion, especially public delusion, is contagious. Public crowds demonstrated it over Mr. Chamberlain’s false pretenses of “peace with honor” on 30 September 1938. Even FDR enjoined; sending Mr. Chamberlain an atta’ boy telegram…”Good man“. Conversely, Mr. Winston Churchill was less than sanguine, saying: “England has been offered a choice between war and shame. She has chosen shame, and will get war.”
If it does anything, history will repeat itself for those who do not learn from its lessons. And so it goes again. Deluded public crowds again demonstrated it over the so-called “new climate” in Oslo on 10 December 2009, as a pretentious Mr. Obama strode to the world stage like Colossus, emptily promising “peace for our time.”
In a universal time of deceit, said Mr. George Orwell, speaking the truth is a revolutionary act. Too bad America lacks clarity in its adulatory delusions over the personality cult that has become a Presidency.
Given a choice, we would rather take Mr. Churchill’s clarity in the midst of delusion…despite Mr. Obama’s gaffes at expunging from the White House any and all traces of Mr.Churchill. It is reckless for these United States of America to continue to kowtow to delusion peddled by politicians. It is well past time to terminate American support for the “debating society,” as Mr. Bush called it. If it is peace with honor we are after, the U.N. “is of no further significance whatever.”