Is Barack Obama's foreign policy simply a failed version of those self help books on how to get men to fall for you? That hot guy in the gym can be yours,...guaranteed!!!
You've seen them before. Why does he hate me? Why doesn't he call back? Is it my hair? What can I do to impress him? I especially love the subtitle of the above book, "How to be so irresistible, You'll barely be able to resist dating yourself". Isn't that what it's all about? Narcissism as opposed to confusing the kind of self love that is really self respect.
The problem those books never address is that the problem is not about making yourself in to someone else that THEY fantasize about, its about you not having a stable core that you are confidently sure of and you crave affection from others that do not have a stable core either. That's the answer to "why do I wake up in the bed of some jerk?".
It is also the answer to "Why did the Ayatollah take those hostages after we helped sack the Shah for him?" or "Why was I negotiating with Egyptian members of Al Qaeda last month over the release of the Blind Sheik and last week offering to give them two attack subs and $2 Billion in cash, but they attacked our embassy and murdered our diplomats and made me look like my entire "Obama Doctrine" was a farce and an Epic Fail?"
This is the essence of the Left's view on Foreign Policy since the emergence of the New Left. Jimmy Carter was the first, but Obama is the most disastrous adherent of this ideology. LBJ and JFK were not members of this club. Carter, Obama and even Clinton based their Foreign Policy on the premise of what Kenneth Minogue called "Olympianism" and in their gut they suffer from severe Oikophobia. This is like the Presidential equivalent of "Girls with low self esteem."
When a terrorist attack occurs, a protest in the Arab street or a European celebrity clinching his fist against America, the first thing the left think is, What did we as Americans do wrong?. Why don't they love us? We are despicable, It's true, but we can change, really!
Oikophobia is an impulsive urge to ignore obvious motives and causes for disastrous events if the the obvious data bolsters the idea of American exceptionalism and in reaction to blame America as exceptionally evil and deserving of punishment for its sins. This Old Testament scenario then blames the sins on conservatives and the solution is to turn to the left.
Olympianism is the notion that western civilization is in need of an enlightened elite that is the anointed judge of the church of Oikophobia:
Olympianism is the project of an intellectual
elite that believes that it enjoys superior enlightenment
and that its business is to spread
this benefit to those living on the lower slopes
of human achievement.... Olympianism
burrowed like a parasite into the most powerful
institution of the emerging knowledge
Remember how they mocked George Bush when he said, "Why do they hate us? They hate us for our freedom"
Here is an example:
Why do they hate us? President George Bush posed this question to the American public shortly after 9/11. It is a strong affirmation of the power of propaganda that some Americans still pose this as a serious question, and are legitimately dumb-founded that such antipathy exists toward the United States. Our government, media and schools start burnishing the false notion of American moral superiority into our brains at a very young age. However, beneath the thin veneer of their white-washed accounts of history and current events, abundant sources of information reveal the true malevolence of the moneyed elite who rule America. There is a great body of evidence which obliterates the inane notion that the United States is a benevolent world leader. Despite the ready availability of contrary evidence, many Americans remain blind to the truth about our despised nation, and choose to believe the fairy tale version of “truth, justice and the American Way”. The sad reality is that America is an imperialistic, avaricious war machine ruled by the wealthy. Yes, much of the world despises this nation. Our leaders have virtually assured abhorrence of America, and what’s more, they do not care!
Here is a video of Bush making his anti-Oikophobia point:
Obama ran on Olympianism. Obama ran on Oikophobia. What we are seeing in the Middle East in the final months of his administration is the result of his failed policy.
Why don't the guys at the gym like me? Why can't I make people love me for who I am, since I wore all the right clothes and did all the right things?
Obama ran his 2008 campaign on the idea that the world hates us because of George Bush and Americans of his ilk. As Dinesh D'Souza's movie 2016 explains, the anti-colonialism model is one of the west robbing the rest of the world. The left doesn't understand wealth creation. They believe wealth is not created, it is organic and whoever snatches it up first or steals it is rich and powerful. The world is full of natural resources and people who are not necessarily smarter or more industrious than others travel around the world to steal that wealth. These thieves justify their sins by claiming the uncivilized residents of that land were less than human and did not deserve that wealth. Obama portrays himself as the enlightened Olympian who understands their pain and the anger they have towards the US. He believes he has been anointed with certain charms and insights that will help him conduct a giant teach in to these child like third world simpletons and convince them that he is banishing the bitter clingers responsible for their injuries and that he is building a new paradise and he will be generous and kind with them and after having given them trinkets and beads they will fall to their knees and convert the Arab Street to Haight Ashbury. This is why Berliners rallied to see Obama and why he won the Nobel Prize before doing anything. There are a lot of Olympians in Berlin, the Nobel Prize has turned in to the Olympian prize and they all believed if the most powerful man on earth is willing to bow down, apologize and promise to be flexible, then the angels will descend on the Brandenberg gates and the "undesirables" will be cleansed from Germany and the West.
What we are seeing now is the fact that our enemies are very, very clever and acutely aware of the weaknesses of the leaders who adhere to Olympianism. They know they can roll Jimmy Carter. They know they can roll Obama. The Ayatollah did not release the hostages because he feared the bombs, but because he believed he could not manipulate Reagan's administration. It is unfortunately true that even Reagan's people fell for their efforts at manipulation when they sent envoys to Tehran with a cake and a plan to release the hostages in Lebanon. These people have been trading hostages, killing diplomats and slitting throats for centuries and Obama thought he could make them love him with a bow?
Military Historian John Keegan explained, you win wars by removing the means for enemies to wage war on you or by breaking their will to wage war on you. Iran is building the means to wage nuclear war and Obama either believes trinkets and charm will do it or he really doesn't care. Breaking Al Qaeda's will for Obama is a charm offensive, but they have no interest in his charms. Worse yet, we are going broke so we will soon have no trinkets.
When Gamaal Islamiya, the Blind Sheik's branch of Al Qaeda won seats in Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood formed a coalition with the Islamists, meaning terrorist groups that have been killing our people for a generation, his response was to compare the new bosses as like Ghandi or Martin Luther King and he stood ready to throw his arms around them and give them the charm that makes others love you. He met with an Al Qaeda representative in the White House to discuss the release of the Blind Sheik, he offered to give them two Attack Subs, and he promised to give them Billions of dollars for no reason at all. The previous regime had provided commitments to us of value and they fulfilled those commitments and in return we kept our side of the bargain, payments. It should be noted also, one of the reasons for Egypt's economic struggles was a downturn in tourism because the terrorist groups that now hold power, went to tourist attractions and murdered westerners. So Mubarak kept the terrorists in check, the terrorists responded in part to protest the Camp David accords, the economy tanked and we paid Mubarak.
To the question why do they hate us? How do they respond when asked why does the US hate us? They are only interested in what angers us as it pertains to a strategic advantage they can find to kill us.
As Chris Christie said, it is more important that they respect us than it is for them to love us. Trotsky once said, "You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you". The first priority we have is to be willing to fight our enemies. Why they hate us is either of value for our need to understand strategically what motivates them so we can defeat them, or an esoteric question that comes after our security interests have been established.
The apology tweet in Cairo was the equivalent to apologizing for not putting out on the first date to a guy with a knife.
The evidence that Al Qaeda was planning attacks in Cairo and Libya was all over the Mid East. It was in the papers, it was on CNN, it was announced by their leaders. Obama was spinning so furiously that Al Qaeda was dead, that he either convinced himself there was no threat or he convinced his own people there was no threat, but either way, we were unprepared and our apologies and self loathing only served as an aphrodisiac for the terrorists to attack.
I ask myself how the Green on Blue terrorists must feel as they are luring our soldiers into their confidence, just before they kill them. They must either feel slight guilt, but it is more likely in order to achieve their goal, they feel the sense of superiority of a hunter over his prey. We are told this goes against the teachings of Islam, but this is a rule of the jungle and Jihadis will use any trick to exploit our generosity and use it to defeat us.
The Olympians constantly underestimate these enemies as childlike simpletons. When Saddam said Mother of all battles, the left laughed. Desert Shield did sire an offspring of 20 plus years of battles. Saddam in defeat seemed pathetic to the left, but he convinced the Olympians to buy in to Oil for Food which he used to create the greatest bribery network in history which turned our allies against each other. Clinton tossed Cruise missiles at OBL and thumped his chest, but the towers came down only 3 years later.
When confronted with the futility of Olympianism and the urge to charm our enemies, the left asks, "But War can't be the answer, isn't our aggressiveness the thing that made them hate us in the first place? Aren't American troops in the MidEast nothing more than a recruiting poster for Al Qaeda?"
Yes, sometimes war is the answer. No, they DO hate us because of our freedom. Yes, our freedom draws people to our shores and the power of an idea is a threat to tyrants and hegemonistic monsters worldwide and it always will be, so get used to it. They don't want freedom of religion. They don't want freedom of the press or freedom of speech. They don't want tolerance or respect for women. They lose sleep at night imagining ways to mass murder gay people, yet they sodomize their enemies before they kill them. They do not want the common people to vote for their leaders. They like to arm themselves, but don't believe in a right for everyone to do so. They do not believe in due process or a presumption of innocence. They do not believe in a separation of church and state. Sometimes war is the answer.
When Obama says, we are taking no option off the table. He might be considering war, but only if war benefits him personally and bolsters his enlightened status, not if it bolsters the credibility of his political and ideological opponents, even if the innocent collateral damage that occurs when an embassy is over run creates a bump in the road for his unstoppable juggernaut of charm.
When you give trinkets to terrorists and work your charms on them, and they respond by assaulting you, betraying you and using your generosity against you in a very public way, that makes you look like a fool in front of your girlfriends and your "Frien-emies", There is only one option. Lie to everybody, create a diversion, attack your accuser and try to make them shut up, then call all of your friends and spread the lie before the truth gets traction.
Then find another self help book to figure out "Why they hate us".
Bush was right. Your Ex was right. Its not about them, its about you. Get in touch with your core, your values, your traditions and look to your elders. Stop hating and blaming. Stop trying to be someone you are not. God loves you.
How can a man love you if you don't love and respect yourself and the legacy of love you have inherited.
Osama Bin Laden once said to his aides, "How can that culture be superior to ours, if they can't even agree to defend it and fight for it".
They know us better than many of us know ourselves, because for them it is a full time job not a parlor game or an Oprah Winfrey episode.