Just Let Me -- G -- Indoctrinate You!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Dear America,

happy thursday.

at the moment my head is spinning and I'm not quite sure -- now, quickly applying something right out of my early years and nearly a decade studying ballet -- just where to turn; posing my first inquiry only to myself -- just what to use as my center, the spot searched out after every turn, to keep myself steady when spinning like a top on my toes?

first, let us just say that everything has changed.  Whatever you think is certain, is uncertain.  Whatever you think is firm foundation has been totally uprooted, catapulted up over the shoulders and now hanging into thin air, relying entirely upon the strength of something unknown.  The integrity of that which holds our fate becoming the ultimate concern and our primary consideration.

A couple of days ago, I copied a quote reprinted in The Patriot Post, and pinned it on the wall in front of me; little did I know then, that it carried the actual potential to evolve into taking center stage.  But I do believe, in this very moment, that is precisely what just happened.  God winks in mysterious ways.

This is it:
"A tyrant
must put on the appearance 
of uncommon devotion to religion.  
Subjects are less apprehensive 
of illegal treatment 
from a ruler 
whom they consider 
god-fearing and pious."  
384-322 BC

brilliant. wise. beautiful beyond it's years.  Timeless. 

Like perfectly timed choreography joining with the exquisite detail of Tchaikovsky, the orchestration of every step is completely essential in the final experience.  Such is the case as the dance between Obama and the Middle East (if not also the U.S.).

In Obama's final words, not to be long forgotten, will be his continuing dismissal of our firm alliance with our Creator -- this, for the umpteenth time, and becoming just apart of the unusual subtext in every formality and capacity he moves.

“We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal.
Those words must guide 
our response to the change 
that is transforming the Middle East and North Africa 
– words which tell us that repression 
will fail, that tyrants will fall, 
and that every man and woman is endowed 
with certain inalienable rights."

Of course, if you did not have the opportunity to watch the president this morning, when he specifically chose a time amenable to an audience of the Middle East, not Americans busy being busy right smack in the middle of the day, allow me to fill you in: built deep into the context and content, rose an elevated and unbelievable demand

In direct contrast of a statement only moments before, reassuring the world that the United States and it's commitment to Israel is "unshakeable,"  -- and almost immediately he renigs; he pirouettes across the international stage establishing  a brand new set of dynamics for negotiation between Palestinians and Israel.

Setting the scene, he portends the overall mood, which in turn becomes the perfect prelude to a kiss off:

"For the Palestinians, efforts to delegitimize Israel will end in failure. Symbolic actions to isolate Israel at the United Nations in September won’t create an independent state. Palestinian leaders will not achieve peace or prosperity if Hamas insists on a path of terror and rejection. And Palestinians will never realize their independence by denying the right of Israel to exist.

As for Israel, our friendship is rooted deeply in a shared history and shared values. Our commitment to Israel’s security is unshakeable. And we will stand against attempts to single it out for criticism in international forums. But precisely because of our friendship, it is important that we tell the truth: the status quo is unsustainable, and Israel too must act boldly to advance a lasting peace.

The fact is, a growing number of Palestinians live west of the Jordan River. Technology will make it harder for Israel to defend itself. A region undergoing profound change will lead to populism in which millions of people – not just a few leaders – must believe peace is possible. The international community is tired of an endless process that never produces an outcome. The dream of a Jewish and democratic state cannot be fulfilled with permanent occupation."

We are "tired of an endless process that never produces an outcome"; so let me tell you how things are going to go down from here on out  --

even though we know, 
it is up to Israelis and Palestinians 
to take action. 
No peace can be imposed upon them, 
nor can endless delay make the problem go away..."
let me be clear:
"the basis of those negotiations is clear: a viable Palestine, and a secure Israel. The United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine. The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves, and reach their potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state."

 and what this also means:

"As for security, 
every state has the right to self-defense, 
and Israel must be able to defend itself
by itself – 
against any threat."

You, dear Israel, are on your own to defend yourself; America is siding with Palestine on this one.

And still up for negotiation:  Jerusalem and the Palestinian Refugees -- their importance evolving merely into a word, 'details'.
"That is the choice that must be made – not simply in this conflict, but across the entire region – a choice between hate and hope; between the shackles of the past, and the promise of the future. It’s a choice that must be made by leaders and by people, and it’s a choice that will define the future of a region that served as the cradle of civilization and a crucible of strife."
Typical;  so applying such logic to the new Obama Doctrine being laid out for the Middle East, if in turn you cannot agree with these terms -- all lined up in a row and standing completely ready to take a bow looking so pretty --  then maybe you're just a racist.(doink, der it is, capitalizing on G's running theme for the week)    
I mean, think about it.  He laid it all out for us; there are just two choices, okay -- hate or hope.  
Choice 'a' breeds divide; choice 'b' breeds unity -- the choice is yours to make. 
"Borders based on 1967" equates to hope; finding disagreement to those guidelines, big time hate -- clearly then, you are in no uncertain terms, shackled to the past, preoccupied with breeding more hate, and in a word, may very well be a racist.  But let's hope not, right.

Aside from the clear and present (and now oh so permanent) danger for Israel, there were moments when I thought the president introduced brilliant, salient points fit for America -- not just the Middle East.

  • But the events of the past six months show us that strategies of repression and diversion won’t work anymore. Satellite television and the Internet provide a window into the wider world – a world of astonishing progress in places like India, Indonesia and Brazil. Cell phones and social networks allow young people to connect and organize like never before. A new generation has emerged. And their voices tell us that change cannot be denied [funny, works for the young and old alike].
  • Societies held together by fear and repression may offer the illusion of stability for a time, but they are built upon fault lines that will eventually tear asunder [why America's foundation is based on life, liberty, freedom, self-reliance, independence, equal opportunity not equal outcome...].
  •  The only way forward is for the government and opposition to engage in a dialogue, and you can’t have a real dialogue when parts of the peaceful opposition are in jail [or ridiculed/stifled/called names/discredited]. The government must create the conditions for dialogue, and the opposition must participate to forge a just future.. 
  • In fact, real reform will not come at the ballot box alone. Through our efforts we must support those basic rights to speak your mind and access information. We will support open access to the Internet, and the right of journalists to be heard – whether it’s a big news organization or a blogger. In the 21st century, information is power; the truth cannot be hidden; and the legitimacy of governments will ultimately depend on active and informed citizen. [maybe a little sit down with your FCC guys and dolls is in order.]
  • America respects the right of all peaceful and law-abiding voices to be heard, even if we disagree with them. We look forward to working with all who embrace genuine and inclusive democracy. What we will oppose is an attempt by any group to restrict the rights of others, and to hold power through coercion – not consent. [hello?  tea party enthusiasts, anyone?]
  • Prosperity also requires tearing down walls that stand in the way of progress – the corruption of elites who steal from their people; the red tape that stops an idea from becoming a business; the patronage that distributes wealth based on tribe or sect. [you know you have just defined your presidency, right?]
That might do it for now.

Too bad the message was made to go across an ocean or two; for these are the things this american girl could get awfully excited about.  How perverse is it that the very things mentioned to create a rising, powerful, prosperous democracy in the Middle East are, in nearly every instance, considered almost fighting words right here in America.  Where is the cutting of the red tape here?  Where is the open dialogue with the opposition, most commonly recognized as the Tea Party, here?  Where is the legitimacy for alternative ideology, on the internet and beyond, here?  Where is the free market, really allowed to be free, here?

"A tyrant
must put on the appearance 
of uncommon devotion to religion.  
Subjects are less apprehensive 
of illegal treatment 
from a ruler 
whom they consider 
god-fearing and pious."  
384-322 BC

And just because HE (meaning, not me) has made this a prevailing issue -- by his own actions, associations, and rhetoric-- I am of the belief that a Christian President, the very faith this president believes he is and lives,  would not throw Israel to the lions.

Within this forum, and given America's relationship with Israel is shackled with an incredible history -- built upon the world stage combining long time, formidable, considerable, "unshakeable" resilience and trust with uncommon devotion -- layering the years with a sense of timelessness, interchangeable with every season, aligning with principles and values made incarnate and immaculate, going all the way back to the days of Moses -- the presumptive response would bear an unimaginable truth -- as goes Israel so goes America. 

This is an unbelievable day in the life of an american girl; and doesn't it make tomorrow, filled with a hidden agenda back behind Obama meeting with Netanyahu, all the more interesting.

Make it a Good Day, G

got to thinking, I wonder how much help the president got from Fareed Zakaria in writing his speech?  it's a fair question, considering things.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your instant insight to world events in historical and moral context with the voices of the great philosophers ringing in our ears as they rang in the ears of our Founders 1776 that penned We are endowed by our Creator with our Rights from God, not man, that today Obama is trying to erase by showing his draw to his (Obama's) FIRST religion, Islam, and Obama's goal of sharia law across America and the world ... Obama actions if Congress allows to stand will erase Israel ... and within days, will erase via bulldozer every trace of both Jewish and Christian archeology / antiquity / record of where Jesus walked forever eliminating ANY future visit of Christians to the Room of the Last Supper, the Stations of the Cross,the site of Jesus Crucifixion, on and on ... not one site to be left of Jewish - Christian heritage ... and Obama's biggest step to erase Western Civilization and fulfill the pledges of his 30 Czars ... sorry it "had to be just-a girl" to figure this out leaving the State Dept and Congress impotent to coming disaster ...