December 11, 2013

Obama's America, Going the Way of Rome

Barack Obama is a creature of relativism, even though, without logical consistency, this “post-American” president exalts Islam.

 The longest chapter in Machiavelli's "Prince" is devoted to conspiracy. No conspiracy—if it may be called that—is more significant than the one enfolding in the United States under its “post-American” president, Barack Hussein Obama.

Let us try to place Obama in historical context.   

The context is one of contradiction.  Obama is the creature of rootless modernity and a ruthless Islam. The two have a single enemy, Judaism, the religion of reason. The primary target of modernity, beginning with Machiavelli, was the Bible of Israel. None of Machiavelli’s followers is more insidious than Thomas Hobbes, a closet atheist who, to be “politically correct,” punctuated his seminal work, the Leviathan, with the word “G-d.” What is paradoxical about Hobbes is that he is linked to the Age of Reason, even though he is the most obvious and toxic critic of reason.   
According to Hobbes, the primary motive of man is the desire for riches, safety, and glory—or as Harold Lasswell, once president of the American Political Science Association put it, the desire for "income, safety, and deference." This is one way of saying that all politicians are egoists. Lasswell put Lenin and Lincoln on the same level.

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