potpourri: Obama, Israel, apocalypse, politics, and statues

President Barack Hussein Obama gave the order for the operation to kill terrorist Osama Bin Laden. Many in the world breathed a sigh of relief. Apparently Obama did too. He is feeling pretty good about himself right now, I imagine. I base this on how many times he referred to himself when he announced the news late the night of Bin Laden’s death. I also base it on how brazen he was in demanding that Israel return to its pre-1967 borders in order to pave the way to peace with Palestine. This is the same Palestine that wants to see Israel wiped off the map. This is the same Palestine which is unified with many other border nations toward that aim. It is the same nation that is backed by terrorists who support the Palestinian Authority. You know, the Palestine which Obama supports when he isn’t busy doling out billions that America does not have to Egypt.

Understandably, Israel is upset. So are many Americans. Those Americans who support Obama’s despicable posturing against our ally, Israel, should review their history. You know, the holocaust, genocide, Islamic Jihad for the last 1,500 years, and so on. If the borders are reset, then there will be NO buffer for defense purposes. Israel will be exposed and vulnerable. The nations around them will pounce like vultures. And America will be responsible. What does Obama plan to do? Send American troups to throw Israeli citizens who live in the disputed regions out of their homes? With this president, there is no telling. I wonder if Israel even considers us an ally anymore?

That brings me to the topic of statues. Apparently Kareem Abdul Jabbar is miffed that the Lakers basketball organization has not yet produced a statue of him in front of the Staples Center. The commonly held opinion among news media and many fans is that he deserves one for his performance, but not for his long time anti-social, high maintenance behavior. He whined about it on Twitter and now it is a big debate. I think most people are missing the point.

Entitlement.

Jabbar feels entitled. So does Obama, which explains his meddling in all manner of foreign affairs, despite his early world tour apologizing on behalf of Americans for 200+ years of colonialism. But here is the difference. Jabbar is just being Jabbar, looking out for number one, which would be himself. Obama is looking out for his own interests and that of his fellow social architects who seek to diminish the United States in the eyes of the world, and remake it into something the nation’s founders would be repulsed to behold. Obama’s stance against Israel is a significant step into this paradigm shift. Based on his pattern of behavior and his policies, I can forsee him posturing to continue weakening the American economy, military, social structures, and even land claims. Sounds preposterous, I know. But tell that to the Israelis.

Then there is Arnold. You know, “listen to me now and you can think about it laytooohr.” Well, we listened to him for years, and now the piper is coming back to play a revealing tune. I won’t review the sordid details, but the point is that he felt entitled.

So, what does this have to do with the apocolypse that I so ominously referenced in the blog title? Not much, except that a charlatan so-called prophet with a ridiculous sense of entitlement concerning the treatment of Scripture predicted the end of the world tomorrow. Apparently 1974 didn’t pan out for him, so he had to rework the math, deciding ultimately on May 21, 2011. I am not holding my breath. I think, instead, I will do a little life planning for myself, asking God how I might live in a way that does not demonstrate an attitude of entitlement, but instead, an attitude of humility after the example of Jesus Christ.

5 responses to “potpourri: Obama, Israel, apocalypse, politics, and statues

  1. I could have easily written this article myself, were I not sadly lacking the appropriate clarity of mind, observational skills and the talent for illustrating the connectivity of attitude with actions. Rats.

    Nicely done. Our president’s associations and actions are what will define his legacy certainly, because no physiognomy will reveal his character. The arrogance of his outlandish request regarding Israel is an indication too, that he’s once again believing his own press.

    Great article. Thanks and God bless.

  2. I enjoyed how you tied everything together under the theme of entitlement. We obviously wrestle with entitlement in our day to day lives, but when entitlement goes global, it has major ramifications. Thanks for your observations and insights.

  3. Thanks, Tim. By the way, do I get a statue of my own for this post? Or a trophy in my likeness? How about a bobblehead? A pez dispenser? Oh, nevermind….;)

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