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Obama’s Exceptional World View

Posted By Tait Trussell On September 28, 2010 @ 12:15 am In FrontPage | 6 Comments

The Obama Administration’s ideology perceives the world as a big cake; and the United States is merely one slice of it—no better, no more wholesome, no tastier than the rest. The President’s UN speech Sept. 23 revealed this blind belief once again.

Obama doesn’t seem fully to accept the reality that in international affairs there are those who want to destroy us or other nations because of hated, ideology, ambition, or pride.

In proving he is a champion of the Palestinians, in this case, he told the UN he wants “two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security, as part of a comprehensive peace between Israel and all of its neighbors.”

This is an example of a continuing philosophy for Obama. On July 23, 2007, on the campaign trail, as a naïve presidential candidate, Barack Obama said he would engage with leaders of rogue nations—Cuba, North Korea and Iran. He called it a “disgrace that we have not spoken to them.” AOL News, in a Sept. 23 story, reminds us that this overly optimistic foreign policy position has failed.

Obama’s impotence is seen in his call at the UN for countries that support the Palestinians to give them more aid. In his address, Obama said “Make no mistake, the courage of a man like President Abbas—who stands up for his people in front of the world—is far greater than those who fire rockets at innocent women and children.” Does this “courage” consist of recognizing Israel as a Jewish state in exchange for Israel’s recognizing Palestine as an Arab state? Because Abbas is yet to show such courage.

Obama’s apparent belief that the U.S. slice of the world’s cake is obliged, as being part of the cake, to instruct and give to others. Obama told the Millennium Development Conference at the United Nations Sept. 22 the United States will shift its emphasis to “investing” in developing countries through diplomacy and trade as the way to augment direct U.S. aid to help global leaders alleviate chronic poverty and disease, as Politico and others reported. We “have to offer nations and peoples a path out of poverty,” Obama said. Always attempting to be special, he touted it as “the first of its kind by an American Administration.”

This deep sense of responsibility Obama sees for other parts of the world cake led him to sponsor a bill when he was then-Senator and Presidential candidate Barack Obama. The legislation could have imposed a global tax on the U.S. and made U.S. foreign aid spending subservient to the dictates of the United Nations. The legislation “aligns with a core theme” of his election campaign, commented American Thinker in a February 19, 2008 article.

An abstract of the legislation: “To require the President to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United states foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the [UN] Millennium Development goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015 making $1 a day.” Senator Obama’s website at the time said: “]O]ur commitment to the global economy must extend beyond trade agreements that are more about increasing corporate profits than about helping workers and small farmers everywhere.”

One estimate of such a commitment would have represented for U.S. taxpayers, according to American Thinker, 0.7 percent of GDP, or an additional $845 billion over 13 years besides existing foreign aid expenditures. The legislation was passed by Congress but not signed by then-President Bush.

The global president’s compulsion to spread the wealth around to the world’s poor is “by its nature socialist” as American Elephant and others have pointed out. “Many Democrats and members of the Obama Administration have close ties to Democratic Socialists of America, not least, especially Obama himself,” said a report on the Socialist International, meeting on global governance in New York in June. The story came from newzeal.blogspot.com.

The global governance theme is being dutifully pushed by our Secretary of State. Hillary Clinton sought to assure the Council on Foreign Relations in a Sept. 8 speech of Obama’s foreign policy “success.” She argued that America can end conflict, establish peace and repair broken states. She termed it “A New American Moment.” We would not “go it alone” in global efforts. We have forged new partnerships, she insisted, PoliticsDaily reported Sept. 8. Highlighting increasing cooperation with our country’s “closest allies,” she cited a robust U.S.-European Union relationship and a successful NATO alliance. She said the U.S. was “deepening its engagement” with “emerging centers of influence”—including China, India, Russia, and Mexico to drive social progress which will “benefit us all.”

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is sometimes described as our “real State Department.” In 2009, it launched an initiative to promote a system of effective world governance. The program, entitled, “The International Institutions and Global Governance Program” (IIGG), utilizes resources of the David Rockefeller Studies Program, The Old-Thinker News reported that Henry Kissinger, a CFR member anticipated that President Obama will “give new impetus to American foreign policy….I think his task will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period when a new world order can be created….”

The IIGG program represents a clique that wants to bring about the “surrender of the sovereignty and the national independence of the United States….” The program states, however, “The country’s long-standing tradition of “exceptionalism” inspires vigilance in protecting the domestic sovereignty…from incursions of international bodies.

On July 4, Big Government wrote that the bestseller “The 5,000 Year Leap: A Miracle that Changed the World” showed American exceptionalism in the context of world history. The article mentioned how Obama had told an audience in Greece that America is exceptional only in the way that Brits think Great Britain is exceptional, or the Greeks think that Greece is exceptional…Obama doesn’t  believe in American exceptionalism. He thinks we’re just one indistinguishable slice in the world cake.


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