Far Right Feels “Big Stick” Arrogance Is Mighter Than “Humble” Diplomacy
This is the second time that I’ve decided to repost a previous post, in fact this is a repost of a repost, that’s how important I feel this issue is for us to discuss.
The first posting was after the President spoke in South America and the repost after his Egypt speech. Now, after his UN address, I feel the need to discuss the “far-right” and its assertion that we have become soft and that we are weak because other nations respect our President instead of fear him.
Of course President Obama’s speech to the UN was fodder for Glenn “McCarthy” Beck and the “gang” at Fox News. Rush “Limburger” Limbaugh even got in the act with telling the President he should “shut up” and be quiet as tho he believed the President was a child “who should be seen but not heard.”
One final note. Today, in the Letter To The Editor column of the Warren Tribune-Chronicle, is a letter that advocates a return to the “Cold-War” mentality of “bigger, better and mightier” is the only way to achieve supremacy over the world and others. The fear mongering is endless.
The following is the repost:
Even before President Obama spoke at Cario University this morning, many on the far-right were criticizing and belittling the speech. Mitt Romney even went on TV last night to take his shots at the speech.
Many far right blogs today have the same tone they did when the President went to the South American Conference in April, expounding on the fact we shouldn’t be “humble” and we shouldn’t “apologize”, calling the President the “Apologizer in Chief.”
So with that intro, Dare To Dream will post our Op-Ed from this past April since I find that it holds true today.
Repost: Pat Buchanan was livid, as he spoke on Hardball last night, about the President sitting and listening to South American leaders berate America at last weeks conference.
Hannity; Limbaugh; O’Reilly and Beck went on and on about how degrading it was to see the most powerful man and the most powerful nation in the world made to look so bad.
Since the “far right” enjoys quoting scripture for their stand against such things as “gay marriages,” let me take a page out of their play book and quote scripture as seen in foreign policy, plus dealing with the world.
Proverbs 16:18, Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling.
Proverbs 11:2, When pride comes, then comes dishonor, but with the humble is wisdom.
Jeremiah 49:16, As for the terror of you, The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, O you who live in the clefts of the rock, Who occupy the height of the hill. Though you make your nest as high as an eagle’s, I will bring you down from there.
Over the last eight years America has been good at being arrogant and not listening or talking with those who have a contrary opinion and philosophy.
Where has it got us?
Watching a President act like a statesman was refreshing and comforting.
James 4:6, But he gives all the more grace. And so he says, God opposes the arrogant but gives grace to the humble.
Matthew 23:12, Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.
In the past, arrogance, pride and our “love it or leave it attitude” has gotten us into wars plus being hated throughout the world and even at home it has divided us as a people.
Matthew 5:9, How blessed are those who make peace, because it is they who will be called God’s children.
Luke 6:35, But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.
To the “far right,” practice what you preach for your hypocrisy and arrogance is showing.