Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Obama-Nation Recovery Plan – A Curmudgeonly Translation of Obama’s Inaugural Speech

Progress, tradition, progress, tradition.  One convoluted paragraph after another marks this inflated Obama-nation recovery plan.  Today is a sobering day.  As a newly bona fide curmudgeon, I won’t pretend that I am thrilled with President Obama.  Yes, this was a historic occasion and, though significantly tainted by a historically cliché inaugural speech, I recognize the importance of this moment emerging from our nation’s oft-times bloody and prejudiced past.  But I do not idolize Obama and I fear his words have left me feeling despair rather than hope.  Do I hope he will succeed in devising solutions for rescuing our nation from economic failure?  Sure.  Do I hope he will succeed in unifying our citizens?  Of course.  But the fact is, he has other plans – plans to dismiss human life and subvert family and marriage - which will absolutely counter any benefit gained from economic success and unity.

In his deceptively appealing inauguration speech, Obama passionately states that “The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works -- whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.”  Though the speech is his own, someone more in tune with the keys to success of government and country might suggest that he insert a period after the 24th word so that it reads, more accurately, “The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works -- whether it helps families.”  Too often today, parental rights are being stripped by big brother government and families are being destroyed by the very entity which relies on their health and stability for success.  What does a job matter if fathers are being jailed for protecting their children against radical “forward” education in public school?  What does retirement matter if a child is no longer with her family due to separation resulting from wild and false abuse accusations as an infant?  Fostering unity and stability means protecting the very basic level of society, which is the family.  Today, however, activists emboldened by a like-minded president and wild in their quest for recognition of selfish desires feverishly seek to destroy family before it even has a chance to exist; they promote confusion and mayhem by redefining instead of healing.  What happens, my logical-thinking friends, when there is confusion and dissension in the basic unit of society?  Naturally, that confusion will hinder the workings of President Obama’s, or any other beautiful orator’s, grandiose plans being eagerly and prematurely canonized at the top of the ladder.  Support the family, preserve the family, save the family and the nation will be saved by association.  It’s simply really; simple, yet “unfashionable” by progressive standards.

Now, in the height of irony, Obama goes on to boldly assert that “As for our common defense, we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals.”  I recognize that he was speaking of homeland security and American dreams, but this statement strikes me as utterly hypocritical in light of the recent advent of the Google eightmaps which target individuals and businesses who voted their ideals in a democratic manner and are now paying with their jeopardized safety.  In looking beyond our borders, Obama seems to have forgotten that right here in California, people are regularly being intimidated into making “the choice between [their] safety and [their] ideals.”  Perhaps if Obama applied some of his advice to the Muslim world toward our very own anarchist gay “rights” activists – perhaps if he defended our own nation’s constitution and inspired freedoms against overreaching subcultures – then our citizens could move forward and those feeling slighted could receive aid in properly and democratically resolving their complaints: “To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history; but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.”

Ideals seem to be the values and morals of heroes and civilizations past.  Today’s tested and proven ideals are cast aside and redefined to accommodate self-promotion and lust. Obama seems not to know his own mind regarding this.  In the following stirring sentence he relates the need to readopt the ideals of our founding fathers and ancestors, “they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.”  Yet, in a “do as I say, not as I do” manner, Obama has sworn his rigid support to the unrestrained abortion industry and gay “rights” activists in one breath, while pandering to conservative egos in the next - trumpeting a return to age-old values of “humility and restraint.”  In the months following California’s Proposition 8 vote, gay “rights” activists obligingly revealed their shocking inability to exercise such “humility and restraint.”  And Planned Parenthood has very recently been exposed, by individuals undercover, as the pernicious and destructive business that it is – taking advantage of the emotional insecurity of violated young girls to further their business.  If our security is dependent upon the “justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint,” then we are, today, a very insecure nation indeed.

In words characteristic of Obama’s slogan-riddled campaigning, our new president has sealed his ascension to office with an empty speech replete with contradictory, flip-flopping promises and strategy.  Pretty words devoid of practical solutions leave many in the nation wondering, “What will America really be like during this ambiguous Obama’s reign?”

[Full transcript of the inaugural speech can be found here at CNN.com]

Yours in Perplexed President Protest,

Related Links:
-New White House Website Lays Out Obama Administration’s Radical Leftist Agenda: Plan Includes Commitment to “Support for the LGBT Community” and “Reproductive Choice”
-Supporters of Marriage Will Rally at Inauguration / Group Will Hand Out Buttons in Support of Traditional Marriage
-It is a Solemn Day


the pomegranate apple said...

his words were: full of sound and fury signifying nothing.

Euripides said...

My what a curmudgeon you've become! I'm impressed. This speech was a fine example of empty rhetoric, which, I'm afraid, comes from a politician willing to do whatever it takes to maintain political expediency. I foresee a presidency driven by polls and not by principles. What a shame.

Zoey said...

Amen. I couldn't agree more.

emissary said...

Oh, how much good one man can do! And, oh, how much grief a single man can cause. I hope that Obama will be better than I fear. I hope that he will look at the beauty of his own family. If he truly does, he should see the power of strong families, and the value of all human life.

Pearl said...

@ Pomegranate Apple

That phrase elicits quite accurate imagery. Excellent.

@ Euripides

"I foresee a presidency driven by polls and not by principles."

Oh so true. Or perhaps the First Lady's fashion sense will be the guiding light of this presidency. After all, they did devote an entire news segment to discussion of the "stunning" gown so righteously commissioned from a relative fashion-industry unknown. Gotta stay true to those socialist ideals and help out the little guys. :0)

@ Zoey

It's nice to know my grumblings are not unique to me. :0)

@ Emissary

I'll always hope for the best in people. But in all my glorified realism, I'll probably also always expect the worst. You know what "they" say, "It's better to prepare and prevent than repair and repent."

I am preparing. Quite. And, along with many of you, struggling daily to prevent.