Skip to comments.Obama’s Soft Totalitarianism: Europe Must Protect Itself from America
Posted on 06/18/2013 12:32:06 AM PDT by Olog-hai
On Tuesday, Barack Obama is coming to Germany. But who, really, will be visiting? He is the 44th president of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. He is an intelligent lawyer. And he is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
But is he a friend? The revelations brought to us by IT expert Edward Snowden have made certain what paranoid computer geeks and left-wing conspiracy theorists have long claimed: that we are being watched. All the time and everywhere. And it is the Americans who are doing the watching.
Were currently in the midst of a European crisis. But this unexpected flare-up of American imperialism serves as a reminder of the necessity for Europe. Does anyone seriously believe that Obama will ensure the chancellor and her interior minister that the American authorities will respect the rights of German citizens in the future? Only Europe can break the American fantasy of omnipotence. One option would be for Europe to build its own system of networks to prevent American surveillance. Journalist Frank Schirrmacher of the respected Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper recommended that over the weekend. It would require subsidies and a vision as big as the moon landing, he argues.
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Mr Obama has lost his law license. He is not an intelligent attorney.
How long before the whole world sees us as a tyranny instead of hating us for our freedom?
Pressure their own government? LOL. Does he not understand that they're in lockstep with the government? That they are ideologically on similar pages?
The “soft” totalitarianism is in fact not so “soft” now.
Ummmm, 40 years ago? Europe has seen us as a huge, crude, oafish bully at least for that long.
Obama seems designed to hand them whatever excuse they require to become hawkish.
Yeah, let’s face the truth....Obama isn’t even a friend to his “friends”. Seriously. How many have been thrown under the bus? I am referring to FRIENDS thrown under—not enemies or colleagues or acquaintances.
ANYONE who trusts him is foolish. He doesn’t even care for his own family.
Leftists hating leftists. The writer of the article is just another America-hater like most European “journalists.” But with the latest NSA scandals, he will suck in a lot of Obama-hating conservatives fooling them into believing we’re on the same side. We’re not. The writer is an enemy of America like Obama.
Mr. Augstein doesn't know everything about Obama, does he?
” He is the 44th president of the United States.”
LIE NUMBER ONE... he is not eligible so he is not president... he just lives as if he were.
“He is the first African American to hold the office.”
He is not “black” but he is half white and half black.
“He is an intelligent lawyer.”
No evidence exists that points to this conclusion... none what-so-ever!
“And he is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.”
What exactly did he do to attain that award? If it isn’t deserved... it doesn’t count.
So were Carter, Gore and Arafat. If you think about it, it's actually more admirable to belong to the long list of people who haven't received one.
How long is answered by those very people who painted first their opponents as tyrants, thus displaying their Freudian desire to be exactly that, which today in American their ilk have spawned gun running scandals in Libya and Mexico, NSA at home and CIA abroad spying scandals against the Congress, normal Americans and the rest of the world, economic crimes via the IRS against guitar companies, conservative groups, and energy companies, Justice Department protection of militant groups and churches intent upon disrupting a valid voting process, etc. How long, indeed. That was here and passed already - Hillary’s RESET Button and Obama’s domestic political opposition suppression using the valid levers of government have show the Left are totalitarians, period.
>>He is an intelligent lawyer.
Asserts fact not in evidence.
Yeah but each received theirs for some trumped up reason of peace... all obama had to do was get elected, be a communist muslim and hate America.
He is an intelligent lawyer.
“The genocide of 25 million Americans for daring to cling to the American way of life was just part of their reeducation plan for a communist America.”
(video at link)
Or much else, for that matter. He's a trust-fund communist - heir to the Spiegel fortune - and gets to publish his insane utterings in the publication his father founded. Next!
For decades the Nobel Peace Prize has been nothing more than a way to hoist the progressive left’s faux heroes up on their petards to make it look like they are worthy of the world’s recognition and praise. The prize means nothing anymore. I mean look at Gore. His global warming scam is over. He’s looked at as a simpleton fool lately and the butt of endless jokes. Look at Arafat. A terrorist known more for not wanting peace with the Israelis. Look at Carter. His forced Palestinian/Israeli peace accord was a temporary joke. He’s been ridiculed as the previously worst president in US history. And then luckily for Carter, along comes the man who took his place as the worst president in US history.... Obama. He “won” the award before he did anything at all except con people into thinking he was going to be the greatest thing to hit world politics ever. Look at the mess he’s embroiled himself in now with all the scandals at home. And I’m sure those peace prize folks will be cheering him on for trying to bring peace to Syria by backing and supporting the al-qaeda terrorists.
Like you said, if you want a list of people who have done more than anybody else to bring peace to the world, just look to those that never received the Nobel Peace Prize.
Both Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson received the peace prize--TR for helping to end the Russo-Japananese War. I'm not sure if WW's was for the Fourteen Points, his role at the Peace Conference (that may have happened too late for the 1919 prize) or his efforts to turn WWI into a "war to end war." TR and WW are both questionable recipients but not as much as JEC or BHO.
I think in recent history, Obama gets the prize for being awarded The Nobel for lack of any accomplishments at all. Second place would have to go to Al Gore for pulling the biggest scam in recent memory and calling it proved science. For that he gets a peace prize?
Mental illness is best studied by examining liberals. That’s where all of the disease resides.
If you want to see how little true freedom of expression Europe has or if they implement a surveillance state--let a true, American style, critical of government movement really start to gain traction and show signs of growth.
No pope has ever been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (of course the Norwegians are Lutherans). All of the popes of the past 100 years were more deserving of the prize than Obama, even John Paul I, who was in office not much longer than a month.
Lost me at”intelligent lawyer”.