The following post is by Autographed Letter Signed guest commentator Bellamags.
I am going to disagree with those who believe Obama didn’t deserve to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Obama deserves it. (I know, pick your jaws up off the table) One hundred and ten percent he deserves it. It makes total sense for an Obama win if we change the name of the prize to what it should be considering past and present winners.
I nominate “Global Socialist of the Year Prize” for the new name.
Now don’t go and get all absolute on me and recite a few recipients that don’t deserve this meritorious award. There are some exceptions. The fact that Obama has won should worry us, not surprise us if we look at the facts and current events around the world. The award committee afforded this as the reason Obama won the prize: “For his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” In other words, “Global Socialist of the Year”.
Let’s examine the 2007 winner – Intergovernmental Panel on Global Climate Change, Al Gore. Most political junkies know ol’ Ally Poo is single handedly pushing a green agenda to change the global economy. Don‘t believe me? Check this out.
http://www.climateprotect.org/us/about-our-partners/. (An interesting side note: I put the words “alliance for” in the Google search bar and without further prompting by me “climate protection” magically appeared completing the search string. Google is an awesome search engine, but they are a bunch of socialists).
Apparently, Al Gore’s (or as any self respecting South Park junkie calls him) Manbearpig’s Alliance for Climate Protection is working on some sweeping “projects” as they so innocuously call them. Would it surprise anyone to know that Obama nominated the CEO of the Alliance for Climate Protection, Cathy Zoi, for a key position within the Department of Energy? Not the Department of Energy for the moon or the coat closet in Narnia, but the DOE of the United States of America.
Seriously, someone hand me a barf bag, preferably one from the back of a leather chair on Al Gore‘s carbon not so neutral one mile per gallon Gulfstream jet.
How do we ensure global socialism? There are several key factors or goals that must be reached. These goals differ depending on whose agenda you are reading, but it does all center on fuel and money (they are one in the same, eh?). I found so much information on this, it made my head spin and decided instead of re-writing all of it, I would just cut and paste.
“…The Bush Administration, by bailing out crooked Wall Street firms, buying into big banks across the nation, and underwriting our union-controlled Big Three automakers has already set up a rationale for and the expectation of massive government intervention in US markets. The next step, a global financial regulatory scheme, will come quickly and easily. It will be sold to us as a necessary step towards stabilizing markets. Bad enough in and of itself, that will only be the start. Next you’ll see regulations “suggested”- by the same EU crowd regarding climate change, energy supplies, food production, healthcare, and telecommunications. Saying no will be tough, because Washington will have already accepted the internationalists’ financial aid (with terms) and gulped their groupthink Kool-Aid. America will rapidly become, de facto, a regulatory “colony”- for the EU. Not a pretty picture for a country whose very foundation was based on a revolt against British colonialism….”
Next step: Mr. Kephart asserts businesses large and small will be forced to buy carbon credits to offset their “pollution”. This cost will be passed on to the customer (this means YOU). He states:
“Carbon credits, like financial derivatives, are nothing more than a shared illusion that literally creates something out of nothing. It’s vaporware that will generate tens of billions in commissions annually and transfer our wealth to others offshore.”
Recently Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia said this regarding Obama and his presidency:
“The financial crisis, climate change, security, these are things which individual nation states need now to work actively in partnership with other countries to effectively resolve and I believe in president-elect Obama, Australia will have a good friend and partner.”
What Mr. Rudd really meant was: The financial crisis, climate change and security will be the key issues in ensuring global socialism. I’m all warm and fuzzy, how ‘bout ya’ll?
The following excerpts are from the website www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu.
From the front page:
“Climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity today. If we don’t act now we put the future of our planet in peril. We want Europe to lead by example, and introduce a more ambitious energy policy for the EU. We are working towards achieving a new global agreement for the post-2012 period on the basis of a 30% emissions reduction. Sustainable development can create jobs and help save the planet.”
Sounds supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, huh?
Doing a search on the keyword “Obama” I found this deeper in the bowels of the same site. This is an entire web page either dedicated to pressuring Obama into submission or depending on your take on the situation, rolling out a red (heh) carpet for him. (I left out the first paragraph which was basically a bunch of ass-kissing):
“…….Barack Obama, on whom so many hopes are pinned, is inheriting a poisoned chalice. After eight years tainted by the unilateralism of the unloved warmonger Bush, America’s economy and international reputation have taken a severe battering. The homemade financial crisis has escalated into a global recession and left the English-speaking world’s brand of capitalism looking redundant. The prolonged war in Iraq has placed a severe strain on alliances and friendships, the US budget, and inner cohesion within American society. Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo have deeply embedded themselves in the collective consciousness as symbols of US-American arrogance and double standards. Not just the US economy, but also its moral credibility, are in need of repair. Obama faces a herculean task that threatens to overwhelm even the most powerful man on the planet. He may see the attraction of a withdrawal into protectionism and isolationism. However, the task before Barack Obama, if he is to prove his ability to overcome the global challenges he faces, is that of strengthening multilateralism and re-defining America’s relations with Europe.
The tensions and divisions that the Bush administration provoked in its relations with Europe must be consigned to history, starting from today. Close political cooperation within the transatlantic partnership is the precondition for resolving the global problems facing our increasing multipolar world.
Ok. Stop. I was just going to let this go, but I just can’t. There is a north pole and a south pole. That is it. We are in a “bi-polar” world not a “multi-polar” world. If there were more than one pole the earth would stop spinning and everyone on this planet would die a slow and agonizing death. Ok..continue…
“Amid all the prevailing Obama mania, however, Europeans must be clear about one thing: the White House’s new incumbent will increasingly be holding Europe to account and demanding greater international commitment from us. Obama’s level of serious commitment to diplomacy and human rights is something that Europeans will be able to gauge soon if the president-elect delivers on his promise and shuts down that symbol of US policy gone wrong, namely the prison camp at Guantánamo. We wait anxiously to see how Obama delivers on his Berlin promise of a “new and global partnership” with Europe….”
The EU socialists are anxious to see if Obama is going to deliver on his “Berlin promise”, referencing the now infamous speech he gave in late June, 2008 to a crowd in Berlin, Germany, which with good reason, left many Americans with an uneasy feeling in the pit of their stomachs.
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