The Unbearable Lightness of Being There

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Eve: May I ask your name?
Chance: Chance.
Eve: Chance?
Chance: Chance, the gardener.
Eve: Chauncey Gardiner? Mr. Chauncey Gardiner. Are you related to Basil and Perdita Gardiner?

— Being There, 1979

 

People tell us who they are, but we ignore it. Because we want them to be what we we want them to be.

–Don Draper, Mad Men

President Obama used his third Oval Office address in seven years to say “Honey, I shrunk the country.” (I know–third metaphor.)

No other way to put it. Tonight America and the world witnessed a man reduced to his feeblest worst, an imposter posing as an American President, a child in a grown-up’s suit. Obama is Chance the gardener–a simpleton with a simplistic, childish worldview.

Obama told us his worldview in 2008, but we didn’t listen. We made him what we wanted him to be. (I’m using “we” to represent the American electorate–not necessarily the reader of this blog.)

Want to know why gun sales are setting records? It’s not because of terrorism or crime, both of which have exploded on Obama’s watch. People are buying guns because the government has lost control.

More damning, Barack Obama chose to lose control. The Paris attacks, the San Bernardino massacre–these are Obama’s policies played out in real life, like a horror movie that breaks the fourth wall.

I’m not saying he’s a Muslim or an ISIS sympathizer. I am saying he sought to diminish America’s stature in the world. He campaigned on putting America in its place. He believed that America was no more virtuous that any other country, including Nazi Germany and the Ayatollah’s Iran.

And, as Reverend Jeremiah Wright would say, Obama’s chickens have come to roost. 

With US investigators increasingly convinced Farook and Malik were only beginning their planned mayhem when gunned down by heroic San Bernardino cops, it’s pretty clear that the world needs a virtuous nation at its head.

For nearly 100 years, that virtuous nation was the United States of America. But Barack Obama stopped all that. He thought the perpetrators of the Arab Spring were America’s equals in virtue. 

They were not.

The next election will be a referendum on America’s place in the world. Are we just a punching bag for terrorists? Or are we the shining city on a hill with a perpetual rendezvous with destiny?

Vote wisely, my friend. You didn’t the last two times.

 

Loretta Lynch Mob **UPDATE**

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“I think it’s important that as we again talk about the importance of free speech we make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not America,” said Lynch. “They are not who we are, they are not what we do, and they will be prosecuted.” (source: Daily Wire)

Take a slide on the slippery slope.

Yesterday I warned that the PC Police will soon call for summary incarceration of anyone who violates the rules of their nationwide “safe space.” Today, we see that US Attorney General Loretta Lynch has vowed to do jus that.

Lynch told a Muslim group that she will prosecute people who say or write anything she considers “predicated on violence.” In other words, she will subvert the First Amendment.

What constitutes “predicated on violence?” Who knows.

The narcissistic crybabies at Mizzou and Yale consider any speech they don’t want to hear “violent,” including “clean your room” and “eat your broccoli.”

And that’s exactly why we have a First Amendment. Because the people in 1789 didn’t trust politicians to arbitrarily decide what we can say and think—only what we can do.

Some will say, “you’re being unreasonable, Bill. She’s talking about inciting violence.” No, she’s not. She’s talking about speech that’s predicated upon violence. Everything I’ve written about the San Bernardino Muslim Massacre was predicated on violence, was it not? (Absent the violence, there’s no story.)

And Ms. Lynch limits her prosecution of writers and speakers to those who write and say things Muslims don’t like. Is she prosecuting Muslims who call for jihad in America? No.

It’s not exaggerating to say that I can go to jail if this post irritates a Muslim. It’s not an exaggeration to say Christians and Jews are being punished for Muslim terror. Loretta Lynch and her merry mob of bubblemakers are turning the DoJ into the Department of Jihad.

Here’s former Congressman Joe Walsh’s response to the Lynch Mob:

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Update: Loretta Lynch is walking back her comments. Via Politico:

Attorney General Loretta Lynch Monday appeared to recalibrate remarks she made last week that suggested the Justice Department could investigate speech deemed hostile towards Muslims.

“Of course, we prosecute deeds and not words,” she said at a press conference Monday to announce an unrelated civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department.

Some conservatives criticized Lynch for her comments to a Muslim civil rights group, where she lamented “the ability of people to issue hateful speech of all types from the anonymity of a screen.”