|'Our shared values'?
By Mark Alexander
Barack Obama often makes reference to "our values," "shared values," "American values" and "who we are." It's an interesting propaganda ploy — one that he uses to lull the more gullible members of his audience into a belief that he and he alone is the ultimate arbiter of our nation's values.
In September, Obama issued a fact sheet on "Advancing Shared Values." It was a rosy assessment of the morals, ethics and ideals that the American people share with Pope Francis. It framed most of those shared values in the context of "social justice," a pleasant-sounding Marxist term that fully comports with Obama's worldview.
Earlier this year, in his "Proclamation of Religious Freedom," Obama also referenced "our shared values," but it's clear that his is the most faith-intolerant regime in the history of our Republic.
In his last State of the Union address, Obama talked of "the values at stake," "democratic values" and "the example of our values." He also asserted that we "share certain bedrock values," and that "a better politics is one where we ... talk issues and values."
He referenced "who we are" and told us repeatedly "as Americans" what we believe.
The fact is, however, Obama's version of "our shared values" and "who we are" is deeply flawed, which is in part why he now presides over the most distrusted administration in American history.
In 2009, I noted that Obama's remarkably brief White House bio began with this ridiculous assertion: "His story is the American story — values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong family..." You can make up the rest.
Amazingly, Obama's deceitful bio page has not been altered since 2009.
So, in an effort to better understand who Obama really is, and what he means by "shared values," let's review Obama's real story.
Barack was born to Stanley Ann Dunham and BHO senior, a Kenyan Muslim polygamist alcoholic. Both parents were socialist atheists who met, fittingly, in a Russian language class while students at the University of Hawaii. They were married shortly before Obama was born and separated soon thereafter. Thus, young "Barry," like millions of urban youth today, was abandoned by his father.
When Obama was four, his mother remarried to an Indonesian Muslim, Lolo Soetoro. He and his mother moved with Soetoro to Jakarta, where young Barry Soetoro spent four years in local Islamic schools. That helps explain his blinding Islamophilia.
Young Barry became attached to his stepfather, but Lolo and his mother (who would later divorce) sent a 10-year-old Barack back to Hawaii to live with his Communist-sympathizing grandparents.
Abandoned by both his father and stepfather, Obama fell under the spell of avowed Marxist Frank Marshall Davis, who stewarded Obama's worldview until he left for college.
Obama moved to Los Angeles and studied for two years at Occidental College, transferring to Columbia University and graduating with a BA in political science in 1983. In 1985, he moved to Chicago to become a "community organizer."
There, Obama met Michelle Robinson. They dated through law school and were married in 1992, by Jeremiah "G-D America" Wright, the now-infamous "black liberation" heaver of hate rhetoric. Their two daughters were baptized by Wright, and the Obamas remained active in Wright's church until Obama distanced himself from his spiritual mentor during his 2008 presidential campaign.
While in Chicago, Obama developed close associations with many other leftist radicals, including Bob Creamer, Edward Said, Roberto Unger, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Khalid al-Mansour, Michael Pfleger, Rashid Khalidi, Tony Rezko and the ACORN crowd.
Barack and Michelle Obama often quote Saul Alinsky, the patron saint of radical "community organizers." The dedication of Alinsky's book, "Rules for Radicals," proclaims, "Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer."
And that, fellow Patriots, is the real Barack Obama bio. Those are his "values from the heartland," and that is his "middle-class upbringing in a strong family." Like so many leftists, his roots are shallow and broken, and he's a master of the BIG Lie. Indeed, his whole façade is a colossal lie.
Obama's tragic childhood manifests in his psychopathology, which dictates and frames his values. The absence of his father and the fact that he was never appropriately affirmed has manifested in chronic narcissistic personality disorder.
Charles Krauthammer concurs: "I decided when I left psychiatry never to use my authority. But let me just say as a layman, without invoking any expertise, Obama is clearly a narcissist." Krauthammer added, "This is a character story. I mean, we all know that Obama is a narcissist."
Obama and his mentors subscribe to rigid doctrines and "nanny state" regimes to satiate their persistent insecurity, the result of low self-esteem and arrested emotional development. They externalize responsibility for problems and solutions by holding others to blame for their ills and bestowing upon the state the duty for arbitrating proper conduct — even proper thought. They are driven primarily by self-interest.
Tragically, the net effect of Obama's social policies, and those of other "Great Society" leftists over the last five decades, is a nation that increasingly looks as broken as Obama, ensuring that ever greater numbers of his leftist cadres do share his values.
The Democratic Party has redistributed more than $22 trillion in what has amounted to a war against self-reliance, and they have created a dependent welfare state enslaving tens of millions of our fellow Americans on urban poverty plantations. It's no coincidence that conservative political bases tend to be suburban or rural, while liberal political bases tend to be urban. The urban plantations are Leftist breeding grounds for legions of the disenfranchised, those who are largely dependent on the state for all manner of their welfare, protection and sustenance.
The consequences of the current welfare state are borne out in Nicholas Eberstadt's comprehensive study, "American Exceptionalism and the Entitlement State." As Eberstadt concludes, "Until and unless America undergoes some sort of awakening that turns the public against its blandishments, or some sort of forcing financial crisis that suddenly restricts the resources available to it, continued growth of the entitlement state looks very likely in the years immediately ahead. And in at least that respect, America today does not look exceptional at all."
The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY), a man of great intellect, warned, "It cannot too often be stated that the issue of welfare is not what it costs those who provide it, but what it costs those who receive it."
Indeed, the human cost is immeasurable, and the result is that those who share Obama's values have no common values with American Patriots, whose tireless service and sacrifice are truly the bedrock support of the Unalienable Rights of Man.
In his 1981 proclamation on Father's Day, Ronald Reagan wrote, "There is no institution more vital to our Nation's survival than the American family. Here the seeds of personal character are planted, the roots of public virtue first nourished. Through love and instruction, discipline, guidance and example, we learn from our mothers and fathers the values that will shape our private lives and our public citizenship."
Obama missed those values.
Mark Alexander is the executive editor of the Patriot Post.