Friday, 22 April 2016

Barack Obama and the EU have brought the fall of western civilsation closer - this resentful blister is NOT our friend

When, during his first term,  right-wing American  politicians and commentators suggested that President Obama's evident distaste for America's greatest ally - Britain, rather than, as Obama was keen to suggest, France (!) - our political elite snorted with derision at the very suggestion. Honestly, was there nothing those mad, racist, evangelical Christian nut-jobs would not stoop to in their attempt to undermine respect for the decent, compassionate, reasonable, centrist, democratically-elected leader of the most powerful nation on Earth? Back then, Obama was the Conservative Party's brown-eyed boy.
Even four years' later, when the hapless Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, made an ill-judged comment about the upcoming London Olympics, the London mayor Boris Johnson leant Obama his support by publicly mocking Romney. (When Obama was told about the Mayor's comments, he "cracked up", apparently. Cool!) Now that Obama has ordered his British "friends" to remain in the EU, though, Boris has changed his tune.

In an article in today's Sun, Boris returns to the fraught subject of Obama allegedly having a Jacob Epstein bust of Winston Churchill removed from the Oval Office in 2009, and returned to British officials (Obama spokesmen at first angrily denied the story, then admitted something of the sort had happened, but dismissed it as a mix-up). Nevertheless, the story reinforced the signal Obama had given that he wasn't all that crazy about the Anglo-American "special relationship" when his exchange of gifts with the visiting British Prime Minister, Gordon "Bugsy" Brown, turned out to be a box of 25 DVDs of classic American films - the equivalent of a panicked husband buying his wife a bag of charcoal briquettes at the local petrol station late on Christmas Eve, because he couldn't be arsed to get her a proper present, and that was all they had left. Boris uses the bust incident to allude to a charge often brought up by supposedly deranged US rednecks simply achin' for a lynchin':
Some said it was a snub to Britain. Some said it was a symbol of the part-Kenyan President’s ancestral dislike of the British empire – of which Churchill had been such a fervent defender.
Not so long ago, any Conservative politician daring to mention such a notion would have been told to join UKIP or the EDL. But, as Obama has displayed a total lack of regard for Britain, let alone any interest in pretending that our nations are BFFs, what's to prevent us concluding that this petty, spiteful man is driven by resentment of whatever sins he imagines this country visited on his forbears? After all, he (and, to an even greater degree, his wife) evidently feel exactly the same antipathy towards their own country.

Boris's volte face over Barry isn't surprising (he does it a lot) - but I am surprised he didn't mention that the President - who seemingly didn't want Churchill forever glowering at him disapprovingly from a corner of his office - was so damned eager during his recent disgraceful love-in with the brutal tyrants who rule Cuba to have his photograph taken with an image of the racist psychopathic mass-murderer Che Guevara in the background. The heroes a man chooses tell us an awful lot about him - and, in Obama's case, what they tell us us is truly awful.

Obama has just released a shedload of cash to the brutal, terrorist-supporting, Islamist tyranny that is Iran - which will undoubtedly be spent on developing nuclear weapons to enable it to take over the Middle East and wipe Israel off the map. As we know, Barry has bent over backwards to absolve Islam of the contemporary sins of so many of its adherents, while vigorously castigating  Christians, the Crusades, which we should all feel jolly guilty about, apparently. If he has a few minutes to spare from prosecuting his apparent master-plan to destroy Western civilisation (it's a tough job, but somebody has to do it), perhaps he might cast his eyes over the view of Islam and its followers expressed by the grumpy old imperialist Briton whose gaze he evidently found so discomfiting. Here's what Winston Churchill wrote in the original, two-volume edition The River War, published in 1899:
How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. 
A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. 
Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytising faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.
Churchill played a major role in preserving western civilisation.  Obama and the EU that he's so keen for us to remain part of have brought its fall that much closer. We should listen respectfully to the American President's advice - and then do the exact opposite.

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