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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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”.
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