Friday, July 2, 2010

Personal Asides: Obama: Being American is “Not a Matter of Blood or Birth”…More for Political Journalists from Aristotle’s Politics.

          Feast of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth.*

                                     Neither Blood Nor Birth.
       Chalk up another quotation from Obama that will not see the light of day in Chicago’s adulatory,  supine media:
        “Being American is not a matter of blood or birth.”  Why not?  Too risky, brings up too many questions that have dogged this media-protected mystery president throughout his term. 
        He then quoted the Emma Lazarus quotation on the base of the Statue of Liberty—wrong. He quoted her lines as saying: Give me your tired, your poor/ Your huddled masses yearning to be free.  That should be your huddled masses yearning to BREATHE free. 
       The speech on immigration which carried no specifics was delivered yesterday to shore up his popularity with Hispanics which has been slipping recently…primarily because he didn’t pass a national immigration reform law in his first year as he promised them he would.  Thus to cover himself he was striking out at a convenient target: the Republicans who are responsible for no progress. 
        Sorry, Mr. President, the George W. Bush amnesty, guest-worker program which had a modicum of popularity a few years ago is popular no more…due to large-scale unemployment domestically and the incredible laxity of the federal government in not enforcing the national immigration laws it has. And you’re not helping by this futile suit you’ve planned against Arizona which is trying to protect Phoenix from its unsavory reputation as the world’s biggest kidnapping center after Mexico City.     
        To put the subject in crass, vulgar terms:
        Due to the Feds’ inability to control our borders…we’re up to our asses in huddled masses. 
          The super-majorities he has in the Democratic congress can bring up the immigration bill at any time it wants to. 
                                        Aristotle’s Politics II. 
       Liberals writing politics so fecklessly and free…victims of educational malpractice by major universities…ought to read the Politics but of course since they are snooty, snotty and entirely self-consumed, they have not and will not. 
         He stresses in the Politics an argument that should be lodged today against liberal relativists.  The sophists of his time argued that all moral standards are conventional, artificial and contrary to political realities of his day.   Aristotle begins with the truism that the foundation and start of all societies begins with the marriage of man and woman from whom there comes a family.  Everything that follows—stability, solidarity and patriotism stems from the family. 
          See how that flies in the face of  liberal relativism today from those who are the sophists…same ideas…same surety…as their forebears were?  All the difficulties we have with victims of gang shootings…ménages headed by single women.  And yet we think we know so much do we not?   
           Next we’ll consider an idea Aristotle had that was not so good.
           By the way, did you see the poll of university professors who have ranked Obama 15th in effectiveness among all the presidents?  That goes a long way to convincing me that unlike my own time, a university education can well be disastrous…shaping misconceptions for a lifetime. Journalists are uniquely prey to this kind of intellectually perverted academia. And that’s part of the reason we’re in the trouble we are. 
  *The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth: At the Annunciation, the Angel Gabriel told Mary that her cousin, Elizabeth who was thought barren had conceived and was already in the 6th month of pregnancy. She therefore arose and went to the hill country, to the city of Juda and entering the house saluted Elizabeth.  And it is said that upon the entrance of Mary into the house, the unborn child in Elizabeth’s womb leapt for joy.  Elizabeth cried out: “Whence is this to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” And in response, Mary responds with the wonderful words of The Magnificat the most perfect words of praise and thanksgiving for the Incarnation of the Son of God, praising God with all the power of her soul and giving glory to Him alone. 

1 comment:

  1. Ummm, I appreciate these entries from the Church calendar very much, Tom, but March 31st was the Visitation, no?