There’s a Reason Obama Didn’t Pledge the Flag

The following photo has been making the rounds on the Internet:

Now Spengler offers a plausible explanation why this is so:

Barack Obama is a clever fellow who imbibed hatred of America with his mother’s milk, but worked his way up the elite ladder of education and career. He shares the resentment of Muslims against the encroachment of American culture, although not their religion. He has the empathetic skill set of an anthropologist who lives with his subjects, learns their language, and elicits their hopes and fears while remaining at emotional distance. That is, he is the political equivalent of a sociopath. The difference is that he is practicing not on a primitive tribe but on the population of the United States.

To which I’d like to add one thing more.

One of the lessons of growing up in Palm Beach is that American elites look at our country in an entirely different way from the rest of the population.  Their idea of patriotism is based on what the country can do for them.  Public schools talk about training leaders; elite ones merge the concept of “public service” with serving the interests of the elites.  Elites despise America’s populism because it energises the population, which in turn forces the elites to share power.  This explains Obama’s appeal to the upper reaches of our society and of his own party.

Hillary Clinton is little better in her attitude but she is a true product of this system, so her message resonates with more “traditional” constituencies (read: older ones.)

I’ve never cared for the choices the Democrats put forth, but this time they’ve outdone themselves.

11 thoughts on “There’s a Reason Obama Didn’t Pledge the Flag”

  1. To disagree with someone’s politics is acceptable, even encouraged in this country, but character assassination simply due to that want and need is anti-American. You accuse Mr. Obama of being basically a wolf in sheep’s clothing without anything but neo-conservative propagandist thinking to support your “claim”. Change is ok, even if you can’t understand why a snapshot with no real context proves nothing but your own desire to have your fear of something new justified.

    We need to move past old school, “I’m a better American than you are” thinking and embrace a different approach. Your buddies in the Republican party managed to spend us into oblivion, start an illegal war, and sully the good name of this country in the matter of 6+ years…and yet we should fear Obama because his hand is not where you think it should be?! Bush’s version of patriotism has left us with more enemies in the world and shown us what real stupidity can do if given complete control. I’ll take an “elite” thinker over good ol’ boy Bush, and his lapdog McCain.

    Ps: I found your site thanks to some of my students looking for credible information opposing Obama for a debate that they were preparing for class. I was able to show them the difference between an opinion site and a scholarly site due to this fact. Thanks for being out there. Have a nice day.

  2. The picture does not need an explanation. Obama had no interest in putting his hand over his heart [regardless of the situation] which was during the National Anthem i am told.

    The problem is, if he has no interest in giving any sort of patriotism and looks at Patriotism as an ugly form of unity to the country he wishes to serve, then he should not be the commander and chief of the country he has such apathy towards.

    Why would anyone want to serve as a leader of a country they hate if only to create change that would not benefit the majority? Apparently his sort of change would be to destroy us from the inside out. He has never given a really concrete dialogue or description of the change he wants. ONly that he wants it. And his book he wrote is a real eye opener of his genuine feelings of racism against whites.

    His men [who he HAD to remove from his trusted group] were tied to a terrorist group called the Hamas.
    You get what you vote for. Anyone who votes for him knowing this, will get exactly the change he has in mind.

  3. iT TRUELY iS SAD TO SEE OBAMA STANDiNG WiTH HiS HANDS CROSSED iN FRONT OF HiM WHiLE THE PLEDGE WAS BEiNG SAiD. AND HE WANTS TO RUN OUR COUNTRY, WELL NOT BY MY VOTE. ANYONE THAT DOESN’T BELiEVE iN CHRiSTiANiTY AND DOESN’T FOLLOW THE TRADiTiONS OF THE UNiTED STATES OF AMERiCA, DOESN’T NEED TO BE OUR PRESiDENT. HE CAN SAY ALL HE WANTS THAT HE iS FOR CHANGE, WHAT iS HE GOiNG TO CHANGE? AMERiCAN’S RiGHT OF FREEDOM? OUR WAY OF LiFE? OUR RELiGiON? OBAMA SHOULDN’T EVEN BE ABLE TO RUN FOR PRESiDENT, CONSiDERiNG HiS MUSLEM BACKGROUND.
    ASHLEY LEANN-16 LOUiSiANA

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