I could not help but smile to myself when I got a gander at Barack Obama’s vile White House “Christmas” ornaments. Many of them were defiled with images of history’s most evil men, including the murderer of untold millions and cultural executioner Mao Tse Tung.
And it was hard not to laugh when Michelle Obama tried to explain the decadent ornaments away. She and Barack were unaware of the images, she said, as the ornaments were decorated and sent to them from her various groups (clearly groups of a seditious and conspiratorial nature).
An ornament depicting Ronald Reagan, discovered later in a photograph, was supposed to render the Mao ornament insignificant. But it really changed nothing: if someone has a picture of Reagan in his office, does it make it OK for him to have a picture of Hitler too?
This type of ugliness is not new. Obama’s cultural pollution is no accident.
He uses his brand to market the most destructive and cancerous ideas in human history. Obama uses proxies to get the most noxious narrative into the national dialogue, the daily workplace, and the minds of our youth.
I have documented for years the unprecedented hate speech, bigotry, Jew hatred, and anti-American invective on Obama’s Web site, both during the campaign and in its new transitional incarnation of MyBarackObama.com — Organizing for America.
The site was and is policed closely. It now cautions, “Content posted on our Website by our users is not guaranteed by us as to accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, and we do not endorse any content posted by our users.” However, the Web site operators say that they “reserve the right, in our sole discretion,” to “discontinue, change, improve or correct” material on the site.
On what basis would they make such judgments? During the campaign, the site moderators said that they removed material they considered to be “disrespectful to our other users” and to “detract from a welcoming community where all people can engage in positive discourse.”
What they find disrespectful and removed, and what they allowed to stay on the site, was illuminating. In April 2008 there went up a post claiming that “Jews owe Africa and Africans everything they have today because if Africa did not shelter them when they were homeless and starving, they would not be here today.” This was not an accident or an isolated incident.
Much later, on Oct. 5, 2009, a similar post went up on Obama’s Website. It was entitled “Nazi Israel . . . Indeed.” It quoted a Princeton professor, Richard Falk, referring to Israel’s “war crimes,” “genocidal tendencies,” “holocaust implications,” and “holocaust-in-the-making.” It spoke about Israel’s “Nazi-like crimes and human rights violation.”
It even compared Israel with Nazi Germany, claiming: “Comparing the present-day Israel with Nazi Germany one discovers that the majority of the Israeli policies are the exact copies of the Nazi policies. Nazi Germany had invaded its European neighbors extending from England to Russia. Israel had also invaded all its neighboring countries; Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon . . .Worse than the Nazis Israeli forces used to invade peaceful Palestinian towns, execute men, women and children in cold blood everywhere and anywhere they encounter them, dynamite their homes on top of their residents, and finally demolish the whole town making room for new Israeli colonies.”
It repeated the outrageously false charge that Israel pursued “a premeditated genocidal plan” against the Palestinian Arabs.
And there were other anti-Semitic posts on the Obama site. No one in the Obama camp seemed concerned about these terrible instances where, first as the candidate for the office of the president and then as president, Barack Obama provided a platform for monstrous hate speech and incitement to violence. But when challenged about these things, he dismisses his own responsibility with a wave of the hand.
He says that others posted the offensive material on his Web site, just as now, in the case of the Christmas ornaments, Michelle Obama says that others painted them, others are responsible.
But responsibility aside, what does Barack Obama think about these things?
Does he recoil from the vulgarity of having an image of a mass-murdering communist dictator on his Christmas tree? Does he stand up and shout down these haters who use his website as a platform?
He appears not to have heard, or if he has heard, he shrugs his shoulders.
This is how he chooses to lead by example.
This is not moral equivalence. This is sanctioning evil, promoting it under his trillion-dollar brand.
The ornaments were no accident. They were part of a cultural revolution like Mao’s - and you know how that worked out.
It was a very Maoist Christmas, courtesy the Obama White House!
Pamela Geller is the editor and publisher of the Atlas Shrugs Web site and is former associate publisher of the New York Observer. Her Op-Eds have appeared in The Washington Times, Newsmax, Human Events, Big Government, WorldNetDaily, the American Thinker, Israel National News, and other publications. She is the author (with Robert Spencer) of the forthcoming book “The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America” (Simon and Schuster).
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