Prof. Paul Eidelberg
Pamela Geller’s The Post-American Presidency reveals that America has been systematically penetrated by countless Muslim organizations. Their proliferation, like the proliferation of mosques, is a cancer that has metastasized. Many of these organizations and mosques are funded by Saudi Arabia and Iran. They operate in all sectors of American society and government. Many are connected with terrorist organizations, including the Muslim Brotherhood, whose ultimate goal is the Islamization of America and the destruction of Israel.
Weeding out these subversive elements is rendered all the more difficult by the constraints of the First Amendment and American civil rights which Muslims know how to exploit to America’s detriment. What makes this task virtually impossible is the man in the White House. Obama’s Leftist and Muslim appointees are well placed in the executive and judicial branches of government. A stealth revolution is occurring in America,
Obama brazenly identifies with Islam. He is committed to America’s demise as a sovereign state. He knows where to begin.
Obama scorns the foundational principles articulated in America’s Declaration of Independence: its doctrine of “natural rights,” its emphasis on individual freedom and limited government. For Obama, not the rights so much as the needs of individuals should be the primary concern of government. This requires enlarging the scope and power of government, and this will permeate the economic, social, and even the private domains. Obama is a radical socialist. He hates capitalism. He is committed to a redistribution of wealth on a national as well as global scale.
This president rejects the immutable doctrine of natural right because he is steeped in progressivism and cultural relativism. He rejects American “exceptionalism,” which is rooted in the desire to liberate rather than dominate—so contrary to the ethos of Islam. He turns a blind eye to America’s culture of benevolence and magnanimity, which contrasts with Islam’s culture of hatred and revenge. Obama is either ignorant of or dismisses what this Republic stands for, its commitment to the primacy of reason and persuasion as opposed to the primacy of force and coercion. This is precisely what binds America to Israel whose Bible affirms man’s creation in the image of God, an affirmation lacking in Islamic theology.
Obama is infected by Islam’s grievance mentality compounded by the Marxism instilled in him by his mentors—for example, William Ayers, Saul Alinsky, Louis Farrakhan, and the anything but reverend Jeremiah Wright. Stamped on his tabula rasa we see the notorious duplicity and anti-Semitism of Islam. We see the self-intoxication of a man without a beloved country, a man detached from history, a man without a grateful sense of identity. Obama boasts of being a “cosmopolitan.” He is a multiculturalist devoid of culture.
His appointments to the Supreme Court are cut from the same cloth. Such is their arrogance that Sonia Sotomayer and Elena Kagan would subordinate America and its Constitution to international meaning foreign law. Hence they would nullify the principle popular sovereignty, or of government by the consent of the governed. The American people are being disempowered.
They are also being disempowered by a legion of socialist “czars” accountable solely to the president. Even though their powers intersect executive functions of government, their appointment bypassed Senate confirmation. Obama has therefore circumvented America’s system of checks and balances. Of course, they share Obama’s socialist and internationalist ideology. And what is no coincidence, many are anti-Israel.
Now let us probe Obama’s mentality more deeply.
Pundits wonder about his fictitious views of history. He would have us believe that Islam played a significant role in American history. He has called America “a country of Muslims, Jews, and Christians” in that order. What is behind this falsification of history and demotion of the Judeo-Christian foundation of the American heritage?
Prevarication and self-delusion readily follow from the supremacist mentality of Arab-Islamic culture. Sonia Hamady, a liberated Arab sociologist, has noted that “Lying is a widespread habit among the Arabs, and they have a low idea of truth.” But truth is embodied in the Quran, and if there is any disparity between the Quran and historical reality, Islamic theology requires denial of that reality. Moshe Dayan once put it this way:
[The Arabs] live in a world which is not truth and they do this almost like a man who needs hashish in order to feel himself present in the Garden of Eden. Reality is hell! The aim is therefore to swallow a lie-pill, which will give the sensation of Paradise. It often seems to me that all Arabs—and on all levels—act as though under the influence of drugs. Yet illusion is worse than a lie. You make a lie consciously and you dominate it, while the illusion will finally dominate you.
The glory of Islam in the past is more real in the Muslim mind than Islam’s subsequent decline. Islam’s decline spawned among Muslims a victimhood mentality. They blame the “other”—”colonialists” and “Zionists”—for their decline, and not any shortcomings in Islam. Besides, Islam’s doctrine of predestination precludes the idea of individual responsibility.
Perhaps this influenced Obama’s rejection of the primacy of individual rights in the Declaration of Independence. His diverse racial, ethnic, and religious antecedents, coupled to his shifting family life, yield a mystifying personality. The Islamic art of ingratiation and some benefactor must have facilitated this Black Muslim’s rise to prominence via elite universities. But Islam fosters contempt for unbelievers as well as toadying. Obama’s contemptuous treatment of Binyamin Netanyahu and fawning attitude toward King Abdullah seem to apply. Of course, Muslims go with the strong horse, and Netanyahu does not behave like a strong horse. This is why it was a mistake to think Obama would be supportive of Israel.
But there is another possible reason for Obama’s hostility toward the Jewish state. He sees that the Jewish people, despite centuries of humiliation and persecution, have preserved their national pride and creativity. Like his anti-Semitic gurus, he has no insight into this arcane matter. Conversely, no gentile has understood the Jews as well as Nietzsche, who I now quote:
In Europe [the Jews] have gone through a school of eighteen centuries, such as no other nation can boast of … In consequence whereof, the resourcefulness in soul and intellect of our modern Jews is extraordinary. In times of extremity they, least of all the inhabitants of Europe, try to escape any great dilemma by recourse to drink or to suicide—which less gifted people are so apt to fly to. Each Jew finds in the history of his fathers and grandfathers a voluminous record of instances of the greatest coolness and perseverance in terrible positions, of the most artful and clever fencing with misfortune and chance; their bravery under the cloak of wretched submissiveness, their heroism in … [deriving pride even from being disdained] surpass the virtues of all the saints.
People wanted to make them contemptible by treating them scornfully for twenty centuries, by refusing to them the approach to all dignities and honorable positions, and by pushing them all the deeper down into the mean trades—and, indeed, they have not become genteel under this process. But contemptible? They have never ceased believing themselves qualified for the highest functions; neither have the virtues of all suffering people ever failed to adorn them. Their manner of honoring parents and children, the reasonableness of their marriages and marriage customs make them conspicuous among Europeans. Besides, they know how to derive a sense of power and lasting revenge from the very trades which were left to them (or to which they were abandoned) … Yet their vengeance never carries them too far, for they all have that liberality even of the soul in which the frequent change of place, climate, customs, neighbors, and oppressors schools man; they have by far the greatest experience in human relationships …! [Friedrich Nietzsche, The Dawn (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1903), pp. 203-206, J. Volz, trans.]
This portrait of the Jews is diametrically opposed to Islam, a culture of hate and revenge.
Does Israel arouse in Obama the envious hatred that animates Islam? The incredible accomplishments of this besieged country puts to shame her Arab neighbors, but therefore Islam, and they know it! Israel’s economic productivity and scientific achievements must constantly vex Muslim leaders. Their vow to wipe Israel off the map manifests a repressed awareness that the existence of this Jewish state casts a shadow on Islam—on its most sacred beliefs.
Where does a dreamer like Obama fit in this conflict? He will do nothing to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons. He has said no to a preemptive strike by Israel. His emphatic support of a Palestinian state suggests that he wants to deliver Israel to the Islamic world. And since he is deliberately undermining America as a sovereign state, perhaps Barack Hussein Obama, animated by black Muslim revenge, wants to terminate Western civilization and usher in an Afro-Muslim World Order with which he and his black and Muslim mentors have long identified.