This week (December 24, 2010) Caroline Glick in an article entitled: Slouching towards Teheran, demonstrates to readers, the consequences of President Obama's PCIF or Politically Correct Ideological Foolishness. Not that she uses such a term - it's Mine.
For 8 years I have lived in China and have learned first hand both the delivery of and the effects of Political Correctness Ideology.
China suffered from 1966 to 1976 under the worst case of Political Correctness in the latter half of the 20th Century. It was a time when people were afraid to say what they thought or do what they normally would have done for fear that they would be targeted by the 'Red Guards'. The 'Red Guards' then later fell in front of a new band of guards who themselves fell before an even newer version of the 'thought police'.
Political Correctness is a game that it played by two different parties. The first party is the one that tells you what you must think and say lest you fall victim to the 'penalties' that they will inflict upon you, and the second party are those who for fear of getting into trouble, pretend that they mean what they say, as they repeat the statements of the party of the first part. The current political situation in Jordan demonstrates the effect of Political Correctness.
In M/s Glicks article she points out that the Kingdom of Jordan is siding up with Iran, despite the fact that 6 years ago it warned America of the dire threat that Iran posed.
The following is just part of the introduction to the article:
Two weeks ago, Iran scored a massive victory. Jordan, the West's most stable and loyal ally in the Arab world began slouching towards the Iranian Gomorrah.
Abdullah reportedly said that his country recognizes Iran's nuclear rights and supports its access to peaceful nuclear technology.
Abdullah was one of the first world leaders to sound the alarm on Iran. In 2004 Abdullah warned of a "Shiite crescent" extending from Iran to Iraq, through Syria to Lebanon. His words were well reported at the time. But his warning went unheeded.
In the face of Iran's expanding web of influence and the mullahs' steady progress towards nuclear capability, Washington behaves as though there is no cause for concern. And the likes of Jordan are beside themselves.
In a WikiLeaks leaked cable from April 2009 written by US Ambassador to Jordan R. Stephen Beecroft, Jordan's frustration and concern over the Obama administration's incompetence in handling the Iranian threat was clear.
Beecroft wrote, "Jordan's leaders are careful not to be seen as dictating toward the US, but their comments betray a powerful undercurrent of doubt that the United States knows how to deal effectively with Iran."
On the one hand, Jordanian Senator Zaid Rifai beseeched US to bomb Iran's nuclear installations. Rifai said, "Bomb Iran, or live with an Iranian bomb. Sanctions, carrots, incentives won't matter."
President Obama has been variously described as a messiah, an enlightened leader, a great orator, a compassionate man, and as a man inexperienced in world politics, a Secret Muslim, a narcissist, an autocrat and a fool, but possibly the best description is found in the article Obama Wears an Empty Suit by Wm. b. Fankboner at Magic City Morning Star News.
- Obama is neither a good man nor a bad man. He is simply a cipher, a man devoid of conviction. There is something wanting in Mr. Obama, that essential, indispensable component of our humanity that separates true leaders from mere demagogues. Who would have guessed that beneath all his inspirational rhetoric and electrifying eloquence he was hollow to the core?
In his article Obama: Master of Illusion Fankboner also states:
- There is a thread running through all of Obama's equivocations, sophistries, untruths and half-truths, and it is an air of unreality; there is an out-of-touchness with the harsh glare of the real world that smacks of narcissism.
Whatever President Obama is, is ultimately irrelevant, for it is what he does and doesn't do that counts, and what Obama does best is bleet Political Correctness Ideology that imposes false guilt on the rich and insists that those with power divest themselves of their strength in order to strengthen those who are seen to be weak, poorer and/or less powerful.
As Caroline Glick's article inherently seems [to me] to imply, Obama's ideological bent, compassionate heart, ultruism and otherwise bleeding heart is weakening the United States.
M/s Click points out that Obama's harassment of Israel, intended withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, military aid to the Iranian-controlled Lebanese army and continuing appeasement of Iran, has forced many small and relatively weak countries, especially Arab ones, to do what is prudent: to side with the stronger power. In the case of Jordan, it is clear that the United States of America is no longer seen as the most powerful country in the world.
Every President leaves a legacy, but none have so far left office leaving America as the world's Third ranking superpower after Iran and China.
Such will be the legacy of PCIF - Politically correct Ideological Foolishness. Let's pray that when America has a new president, he will not be too weak to restore the country's former glory.
Full Version of Slouching towards Teheran by Caroline Glick.
R.P. BenDedek is the pseudonym of an Australian who has been teaching in China since 2003. In addition to contributing to Magic City Morning Star News as a columnist, he is also the Temporary Voluntary Editor of this Newspaper.
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Additionally, BenDedek is the author of 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran' at www.kingscalendar.com and has published at Magic City, Nineteen Chapters of his autobiographical book "Finding Myself in China' .