A.J. DiCintio
A world of meaning in Obama's bow
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By A.J. DiCintio
May 28, 2011

Barack Obama has made it clear that with respect to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, he has rejected the traditional role of the American president as discreet honest broker.

For what?

Well, without a doubt for liberal activist judge who in the matter of determining Israel's borders (and certainly more issues to come) insists imagined "evolving standards of decency" compel him to reject the give-and-take of free, sovereign negotiations between the parties involved in favor of a slew of very public, chutzpahmaniacally arrogant injunctions issued with an endless repetition of the first person singular pronoun.

Yet, however shocking it is, we will be spared reacting with surprise at this latest example of the president's perverse notion of change if we bring to light the full implications of the bow with which, in '09, Obama paid homage to the king of Saudi Arabia.

So, realizing it takes only a little honest thought to reveal a world of meaning in that morally bereft, intellectually corrupt obeisance, let's begin by stating this truth:

From the moment they declared their nation an independent state in May, 1948, the peaceful, democratic, magnificently productive people of Israel have been the object of war, terrorism, and institutionalized programs of unspeakable hate at the hands of their Muslim neighbors, an assertion whose incontrovertible truth is supported by the following brief list of realities:

The 1948 war Arabs launched in response to Israel's declaration of independence; since then, the dogged refusal of many of Israel's neighbors to recognize Israel's right to exist; the '67 war triggered by Egypt's blockade of Israel's access to ports; the '72 massacre in Munich; the '73 Yom Kippur attacks by Egypt and Syria; and countless other instances of the ugliest kind of terror and hate evoked by a roll of terms that includes PLO, Arafat, Hamas, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic Jihad, Al-Qaeda, Wahhabism, Wahhabist madrassahs, Iran, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Next, this truth about Saudi Arabia, home to fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 terrorists:

With the tacit approval of or direct participation by its king, highly placed aristocrats who rule this misogynistic, monarchical monstrosity have contributed hundreds of millions of dollars annually to fund violent Islamic extremism across the globe, including the maintenance of madrassahs that train children to love jihadi culture in all its perverted ugliness.

Finally, these indisputable facts regarding President Obama, the "brilliant" devotee of internationalism who is certainly aware of all the facts presented above and many more:

The Barack Obama so eager to bow before King Abdullah in April of '09 is the same Barack Obama who nearly one year later invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House for talks, only, in an act London's Times called "unheard of," to utter the insulting words, "I'm still around. Let me know if there is anything new," before summarily and crudely walking out on the head of state, ostensibly to have dinner in private.

And he is the same Barack Obama who last week consciously took pains to embarrass not just Mr. Netanyahu but the people of Israel when he timed the announcement of his pretentious "Israeli Border Injunction" so that it would occur while the Prime Minister was en route to another White House meeting.

Now, like their counterparts in Israel, reasonable citizens of other nations can disagree about which policies offer Israel the best chance of achieving a secure, lasting peace.

However, any person who is honest about the facts presented above must conclude that Barack Obama behaves with reverence to the dictatorial abomination that is Saudi Arabia but treats American friend and ally Israel with the insulting, dismissive, angry disregard that, irony of ironies, is appropriate when a U.S. president is confronted with the obstinate madness exhibited by the leader of a murderous nation.

Having come to that conclusion, honest folks will strive to understand what perverse forces can foment in the mind of Barack Obama and so many other liberals the virulently angry, stupendously insane notion that for decades a war mongering Israel has been the main obstacle to peace in the Middle East.

My answer to that problem suggests looking into the ceaselessly gnawing neurotic guilt that incessantly drives the liberal psyche to find new groups of the disadvantaged, groups which liberals always deem beyond criticism of any kind, an irrationality that reveals how profoundly powerful is the liberal need for the assuaging of guilt and the acquiring of votes (literal or figurative) needed to acquire the centralized political power the liberal psyche craves.

Yes, a deeply neurotic guilt over very selectively chosen suffering people and the love of power partly explain why the Palestinians have displaced the Jews in the liberal heart and mind, to the extent that Suzanne Fields (Washington Times) rightly observed that in America "The new bigot carries petitions. . .in the heart of the Ivy League decked out in running shoes with politically correct labels."

However, another stunning, profoundly important neurosis also plays a role in creating the madness with which liberals regard Israel, specifically, a reason-destroying guilt over the nation liberals perceive not as America the Beautiful but America the Swilling, Toxic, Neocolonial Hog.

That reality, by the way, would be beautifully illustrated by a two-line graph that, from the sixties to the present, reveals the perverse proportionality that exists between Israel's rise in "looking like America" and the increase in the angry, vindictive, even hateful behavior liberals have directed at Israeli policies, institutions, and leaders.

The human brain's astonishing complexity requires the admission that the analysis given above may not come close to thoroughly identifying and properly quantifying the perverse forces at work in shaping liberal behavior toward Israel.

But even if it represents only a small part of the truth about those forces, it allows us to say there is a world of meaning in Obama's bow that tells us all we need to know not just about why the president reacts to Israel as he does but why his socio-political-philosophical ideas are imbued with the grotesquely disfigured notions of radical-liberal ideology.

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A.J. DiCintio

A.J. DiCintio posts regularly at RenewAmerica and YourNews.com. He first exercised his polemical skills arguing with friends on the street corners of the working class neighborhood where he grew up. Retired from teaching, he now applies those skills, somewhat honed and polished by experience, to social/political affairs.

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