Somehow, when I watched President Obama delivering his post-election speech on November 3, 2010, I felt sorry for him. To all bad things that he has done to our country, that I wish he didn’t, I couldn’t help liking him as a person and a fellow American. I know it is never going happen, but I would be delighted if he were my friend, even though we disagree on so many issues that are dear to my heart.
I do believe that it will be much better to all of us, Americans, if he does not win the 2012 election. But I also wish that if we manage to say our farewell to him two years from now then it will be like parting with an easy to go along colleague who hardly ever lose his cool rather than with a menace who maliciously drives one nail after another in the coffin of our Republic.
I know it may be difficult for some of us, like myself, to be his uncompromising opponent that assumes adversarial position on, perhaps, all fundamental aspects of American polity and, at the same time, to treat him with respect and humanely compassion. But, after all, this is what makes the difference between us and the Left: we hold on to our protestant Anglo-Saxon ethics while the Left has elevated their semi-collectivist ideology above everything else. Although the stakes are high and we may be at risk of losing our country to potent forces that desperately push America into a socialistic Malthusian trap, we don’t want to become like our adversaries and lose our moral superiority in the process. For if we become like them then what will be the point of resisting the post-modernistic rejection of the concepts of objective truth, righteousness, and purpose that the Left is attacking so vigorously?
Don’t get me wrong. We need to fight in the defense of America, as outlined in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, with all we have, resorting to all means that we deem necessary to win that fight. I have already noticed a post-election increase of Left-wing propaganda in many “mainstream” media, so we should brace ourselves for well orchestrated and ruthless campaign of deceit and lies that is being launched against us. But on the other hand, noblesse oblige, so expressing our disapproval in hurtful words that are overly harsh, if not offensive, seems as much out of place on our side of the political divide as it seems unnecessary for accomplishment of our noble objectives.
When his quasi-socialist program he had for America was shattered on November 2, 2010, President Obama proved himself a formidable opponent who seemed sincere in his deep, however wrong, believes of what America should be. Despite the serious blow that We the People dealt to him, he didn’t lose his admirable self-control. For ridiculing him in the past, I apologize.
November 7, 2010
~ The Author ~
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