Obama concluded his hollow speech Sunday evening — one that contained no new initiatives whatsoever — with vapid and meaningless rhetoric that apparently was supposed to cheer and reassure the masses quaking in fear by the sheer power of their blessed leader’s voice.
“My fellow Americans, I am confident we will succeed in this mission because we are on the right side of history,” he said.
History doesn’t take sides. Invading armies have wiped out countless peaceful civilizations over the course of history.
“Let’s not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear …” he also said.
What’s that supposed to mean?
Freedom is something we must zealously guard to preserve. Fear can be a legitimate concern for the safety of you and yours upon which one acts to avoid through vigilance, defenses, aggressive action and intelligence.
A more appropriate admonition would be Franklin’s warning: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
Never mind that he spent a major chunk of his 13-minute lecture with a warning that we must not discriminate against Muslims just because a considerable number of them want to and are trying to kill us in a worldwide genocide.
“Here’s what else we cannot do,” Obama said. “We cannot turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between America and Islam. That, too, is what groups like ISIL want.”
That’s what leads to people seeing something but not saying something, lest they be accused of discrimination.
And this is from the man who tweeted, “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.”
He used the words terrorism or terrorist 21 times, but never the phrase Islamic terrorism.