Wednesday, September 26, 2012

when I was a little boy, I remember my parents poking fun at Nixon lying...,



NYTimes | The anti-American violence in the Muslim world demanded a firm push back from President Obama, who finally delivered it on Tuesday in the last United Nations General Assembly speech of his term.

Since the protests, attacks and flag burnings erupted two weeks ago over an anti-Islam video made in California, administration officials have condemned its crude depiction of the Prophet Muhammad and explained that the government had nothing to do with it. Mr. Obama made a similar point at the United Nations.

But he also gave a full-throated defense of the First Amendment right that, in this country, protects even hateful writings, films and speech. “We do so because in a diverse society, efforts to restrict speech can quickly become a tool to silence critics and oppress minorities,” Mr. Obama said. He added that “the strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression; it is more speech — the voices of tolerance that rally against bigotry and blasphemy, and lift up the values of understanding and mutual respect.”

Mr. Obama was right to deliver that message, however foreign it is in much of the Muslim world. The assembled leaders applauded when Mr. Obama said he accepts that, as president, people will call him “awful things every day” and that he will defend their right to do it. But a number of Islamic leaders have recently revived a push for an international ban on blasphemy, which would move in exactly the wrong direction.

Mr. Obama’s more pragmatic challenges to Arab Spring countries trying to build new democratic societies may have more impact. He said all leaders must speak against violence and extremism out of obligation to United Nations norms as well as self-interest. “Burning an American flag does nothing to provide a child an education,” he said, and popular outrage can be turned as easily against Muslim leaders, ethnic groups and tribes as America.

15 comments:

Big Don said...

Time to fire up the ol' First Amendment Art Studio (and start WW3...??) with a "Piss Prophet"....

makheru bradley said...








American politics is the
science of deception. Barack Obama obviously believes that he can deceive the
whole world. What a joke of a speech.





‘I would like to begin
today by telling you about an American named Chris Stevens.’ Obama deliberately omitted this. Stevens was
the US deputy chief of mission in Libya from 2007 to 2009. He worked safely in
Libya under Muammar Qaddafi for two years. He would probably be alive today had
Obama not facilitated the overthrow and murder of Qaddafi.





“The attacks on our
civilians in Benghazi were attacks on America.”
Applying that same logic people in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia,
Yemen, and Libya could consider attacks on their civilians, attacks on their
country.





“And there should be no
doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them
to justice.” He must assume that “justice”
is a one-way street.





“We intervened in Libya
alongside a broad coalition, and with the mandate of the U.N. Security Council,
because we had the ability to stop the slaughter of innocents.” He had the stop the lynching of innocent Black
people in Libya, but he never said a word or lifted a finger.





“It depends on the
freedom of citizens to speak their minds and assemble without fear; on the rule
of law and due process that guarantees the rights of all people.” The Obama Administration would have people
who “assemble without fear and speak their minds” arrested and strip searched.





“True democracy demands
that citizens cannot be thrown in jail because of what they believe.” But, thanks to Obama, they can be indefinitely
detained in America without due process of law.





“There are no words that
excuse the killing of innocents.” The
Bureau of Investigative Journalism has the most comprehensive aggregate data on
the drones. Their numbers conclude that drones in Pakistan have killed
2,562-3,325 people, of whom 474-881 were civilians, including 176 children.
Obviously no Muslims, including their children are innocent.



John Kurman said...

Dude, this time out, could you pee through a sieve or something? Those chunks of kidney stones, or whatever they were, were fucking gross.

CNu said...

rotflmbao...,

Big Don said...

Piss Pix are in the news - today's Drudge ---> http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2012/09/27/piss-christ-returns-to-new-york-along-with-piss-moses/
Proof BD has a literal "leg up" on the contemporary cutting edge....

CNu said...

http://youtu.be/bcYppAs6ZdI

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