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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Rebranding Won't Help Israel With Obama at the Helm

A good friend sent me this Spengler piece on U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama.  "Who is Barack Obama," by  David P. Goldman.  I wonder if Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his Foreign Ministry staff have read it.

The Foreign Ministry, even prior to Bibi's election has been attempting "rebranding" to make Israel more "popular."  Israeli politicians and ordinary citizens are terribly naive and desperate for foreign approval.

United States President Barack Hussein Obama is not sympathetic to Israel, the opposite.  He's not susceptible to the arguments and urgings that worked and works with other American politicians.  Remember he was raised abroad by an extreme Leftist anti-American mother.
Barack Obama is a clever fellow who imbibed hatred of America with his mother’s milk, but worked his way up the elite ladder of education and career. He shares the resentment of Muslims against the encroachment of American culture, although not their religion. He has the empathetic skill set of an anthropologist who lives with his subjects, learns their language, and elicits their hopes and fears while remaining at emotional distance. That is, he is the political equivalent of a sociopath. The difference is that he is practicing not on a primitive tribe but on the population of the United States.

There is nothing mysterious about Obama’s methods. “A demagogue tries to sound as stupid as his audience so that they will think they are as clever as he is,” wrote Karl Krauss. Americans are the world’s biggest suckers, and laugh at this weakness in their popular culture. Listening to Obama speak, Sinclair Lewis’ cynical tent-revivalist Elmer Gantry comes to mind, or, even better, Tyrone Power’s portrayal of a carnival mentalist in the 1947 film noire Nightmare Alley. The latter is available for instant viewing at Netflix, and highly recommended as an antidote to having felt uplifted by an Obama speech.

Passover cleaning is more than ridding the house of bread crumbs.  We must clean the chametz, ghetto mentality from our minds.


Keli Ata said...

You're right. There's really litle Israel can do to change the minds of people like Barack Obama. He's too left of left wing; too unlike the average American. Too Muslim-like in his views when it comes to the Middle East.

I only pray Americans remove this crumb from the White House in the next election before he does irreparable harm to our democratic system.

Batya said...

Keli, so, do you mean that the "average American" can be influenced?

Keli Ata said...

Unfortunately, yes. Obama hoodwinked enough average Americans to get himself elected and yet now that the truth about what he wants to do to the country is obvious many Americans have joined the Tea Party mov't against him and his ways.

Personally, I think the Tea Party mov't is ridiculous but encourage people to voice their opposition to Obama. I just hope they don't elect a crackpot conservative into office.

I'm praying for an intelligent and honest candidate this time.

Batya said...

Keli, you're praying for the impossible. There is no politician like that in the world, is there?

Anonymous said...

Keli, direct your prayers towards Jews, both in the diaspora but especially in Israel, to wise-up to a need for true Jewish leadership in Israel, and for those in the diaspora to start making their way here while they still can on their own volition.

IMO, the Ribbono Shel Olam intentionally has limited patience and tolerance for missing blatant open opportunities.

Batya said...

Shy, perfectly said.