Skip to comments.Barack Obama: Anatomy of an Ideologue
Posted on 11/05/2012 2:52:34 PM PST by Paladins Prayer
As with G.W. Bush before him, much time is spent arguing about Barack Obamas character. Does he mean well and just not govern well, or is it something else? What can be missed during this debate, however, is that most damage is done in the name of doing good.
Consider, for instance, a Muslim parent teaching his child to engage in violent jihad. Like any parent, he almost surely wants his child healthy and successful. Like any wise parent, though, he also may believe that if he had to choose between his child being healthy and successful, and being good, hed have to choose goodness. After all, what does it profit a man to gain the world but to lose his soul? Only, he defines good differently than you do.
Similarly, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a leader who expressed willingness to sacrifice half Irans population to wipe Israel off the map. Does this mean he doesnt care if his nation is healthy and successful? More likely, he considers those priorities secondary to what is good, which he defines much, much differently than you do.
This gets at why people so often talk past each other when discussing more mainstream politicians. If we focus on whether a given candidate is bent on doing what we consider evil, others, knowing the truth that people virtually always intend to do good, may dismiss it as radicalism. So a better question often is: What is the persons conception of good?
This brings us back to Obama. Like the average American, his goals are directed toward what he considers good. But on what is considered good is where he parts company quite drastically with the average American.
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Someone should tell the author he misspelled "Idiot."
He’s a narcissistic piece of socialist shxt. That’s all anyone needs to know.
Except that we need to win over the independents. And that won’t happen with strident appeals.