Posted by Brutus | Posted in Conservative Corner | Posted on 25-06-2009
I’m not one to shy away from sensitive subjects, so reader beware.
Years ago, I read a great book entitled Discourse on Colonialism by Aimee Cesaire. In it, Cesaire said he used to be a communist, but he gave it up to become an independent revolutionary. I state this, only because I want you to understand where he stood on the issues.
As it was more than a decade ago, forgive me for not having specific quotes. It is the gist of the book that still sticks with me. Cesaire discussed WW2 in his book. According to him, the white world only cared about the holocaust because they saw the Jews as whites. Had they been black, no one would have said a thing. I agree with him in part and also disagree.
These days, America is quick to respond to white-on-black violence. Look at South Africa and Apartheid. And we respond when it is Christian-on-Muslim or Jewish-on-Muslim (think Clinton in Kosovo and Obama’s chastisement of Israel during his Cairo speech). Yet, for some reason, we remain silent when human rights violations are black-on-black, black-on-white (like Mugabe), or some other non-Anglo violence.
If Ahmadinejad happened to be Anglo and the majority of Iranians were black, I believe President Obama would be presidential in his treatment of Iran’s current human rights violations. He would speak out against the violence. He would push for sanctions, embargos, and possibly offer assistance in the overthrow of the white colonial government. Instead, we see our president quivering. We hear his knees knocking as he turns toward Mecca for his morning prayers.
President Obama bows to the Saudi king. He speaks in Cairo, making mental love to the Mullahs and Muslims of the world. His narcissistic need to be loved by his enemies renders him impotent when attempting to represent Liberty. Iran is a delicate situation for sure, but our president eschews his duty to mankind and human rights not because of the fragile nature of the situation, but because of racism and bigotry.
This racism says the Iranians, who are Persian, do not deserve the same attention Nelson Mandela received from the United States. Add to that the bigotry of Islamic supremacy (we are, after all, one of the largest Muslim nations in the world), and he sees no need to counter the spiritual leaders of his forefathers.
It appears in the eyes of Obama, any human rights violation is acceptable as long as it isn’t a cracker, Christian, or Jew perpetrating the violence. Let the Ayatollah and Ahmadinejad murder innocent civilians. After all, it’s just a bunch of Persians killing one another, right? Let them throw peaceful protesters in prison for daring to seek freedom. After all, Islamofascists know what is best for the world, right?
“We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal . . .” That every person has the right to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
This was not simply a declaration for the colonists, but for all mankind.
Iran and Iranians have a right to be free and we have a responsibility to apply pressure against any regime that wantonly murders innocent people. Who among us would cozy up to an unrepentant man who rapes and murders children, overlooking his transgressions and offering him friendship and hotdogs? I daresay none. So why does our president, who represents the American People and Liberty, overlook the transgressions of the wicked men in Iran?
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