What Obama actually said: “Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims – men and women who want nothing more than the chance for a safer, better future for themselves and their families. What makes America America is that we offer that chance.” Barack Obama, Weekly Address to the nation, urging Americans to welcome Syrian immigrants.
Pilgrims. Ah yes. You know, the Thanksgiving connection. And not to worry, the White House assures us that the Justice Dept., Homeland Security, and Scrooge McDuck will scrutinize every Syrian coming into the US before granting “asylum.”
But suppose Obama gave another speech, a quite different speech instead, for the sake of clarity:
“Look, when I talk about refugees coming here from ‘war-torn’ Syria, I’m really referring to how my administration helped tear down Syria by backing ISIS. Understand that. We gave them money and weapons. In fact, we played a major role in creating ISIS in the first place. Everybody knows that, it just hasn’t reached the level of the network evening news. But I thought you should be aware. That’s the main difference between the Syrian immigrants and the Pilgrims. We didn’t go over to England in the 17th century and rip up that country, forcing people to come over here. Or even better said, either did the Indians!
“And while I’m at it, I may as well admit that not all those folks coming here from Syria are fleeing war. Some of them just want to attack us. They’re ISIS people—and we played an instrumental role in creating them.
“So before you go all limp with sympathy and generosity and humanitarian ding-dong, welcoming people into your home, realize the facts. This is an op. I and my people ramped up the war in Syria, and the overflow of immigrants is the result. Get it? I mean, come on. Can’t you people think?
“In the waning days of my Presidency, I want to gain some admiration for what I’ve really been doing, instead of what you think I’ve been doing. So stop with the ‘huddled masses yearning to be free’ stuff. That’s not it, okay? That was never it, during my Presidency.
“As far as Mexico is concerned, and the flood of people coming here, do you really believe I don’t understand the consequences? Do you think I’m that dense? These people and their children will be Democrat voters on into the future. That’s one thing. And they’ll put tremendous destructive pressure on the economies of the various states where they wind up. Stop pretending that isn’t true. Also, they’ll swamp social services. That’s already happening. They’ll take jobs from Americans. I get all that. I know that. I’m a smart guy. I’m not the messiah, I’m really not.
“So, try to track with me, please. If I know all this stuff, it follows that I’m doing it on purpose. Right? I want all these consequences. Why in the world would you think otherwise? Are you that naïve? Are you on drugs? Try to get where I’m coming from. I want to induce chaos. I’m that guy.
“Another thing. The TPP? You’ve heard of it? The enormous Globalist trade deal I’m pushing through to completion? It’ll send more American jobs out of the country. That’s what all the trade deals do. They reduce employment at home. I’m heavily in favor of the trade treaties. Therefore? Think. Come on. What’s my real position here? I want those consequences. More poverty at home, more chaos. This isn’t high-IQ stuff.
“I tell you, it’s a real pain in the ass when people can’t admire you for what you’re doing. The whole religious-adoration thing, early on in my career? That was nice. It was a plus. And it was necessary at the time. But now, I’m a two-term President. I’ve been through it. I don’t need that anymore. Now I need recognition for what I’ve really been up to.
“Clinton had his way of producing chaos. So did Bush. So do I. We’re erasing one America and installing another America. Is that so hard to see? I could go on for hours about what I’ve really been up to these past seven years, but I don’t want to overwhelm your tender sensibilities.”
—end of speech—
Sometimes we need a breath of fresh air. No President will ever deliver a speech like this, but we can do it for him. And then realize that, for once, he’s telling the truth.
Back in the mists of time, the “through us” part was put forward as the whole idea behind representative (and severely limited) government.
Even if it was a fiction then, it was, in its words, a good idea. Better than most.
Why should people continue to make excuses for Presidents? Why not translate what they’re saying into what they really mean?
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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.