Allow me a personal note at the beginning. I understand if some think I am too hard on Obama (although they are wrong). I know that saying our president has a totalitarian streak etc. is a bit outside the box and not easy to hear. I certainly wish such were not the case. But I refuse to put my head in the sand or assist anyone else in keeping their head in the sand. So I’m sure I come across as a hard man at times.
Yet as negative an assessment I have of Obama, he time and again proves my assessment is really not negative enough. For he continues to floor me with episodes such as this – Obama speaks in Belfast, Northern Ireland . . . and attacks Catholic schools as divisive. In his own words:
[I]ssues like segregated schools and housing, lack of jobs and opportunity — symbols of history that are a source of pride for some and pain for others — these are not tangential to peace; they’re essential to it. If towns remain divided — if Catholics have their schools and buildings, and Protestants have theirs — if we can’t see ourselves in one another, if fear or resentment are allowed to harden, that encourages division. It discourages cooperation.
First, an American President speaking against Catholic schools is reason for alarm. Heck, that is the sort of thing that warms the hearts of anti-Catholic bigots and is an attack on religious freedom and the right of families to educate their children as they see fit. What Obama said is completely out of line coming from any American President anywhere.
Second, did Obama really think speaking against Catholic schools in Northern Ireland would help heal divisions? Really? It’s like trying to put out a smoldering fire by pouring gasoline on it.
Finally, does it ever occur to Obama that there are actually matters that are NONE OF HIS FRICKIN BUSINESS?!?
Obama’s statement is incredible. (And I, therefore, verified it before posting.)
Oh, but as incredible as this is, guess who is ignoring Obama’s gaffe? The U. S. snooze media. Of course.