Some readers are probably old enough to remember when President Ronald Reagan was going to team up with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to start a world war.
It was never clear (from all the scaremongering TV specials and punk rock songs) just why they would want to do that, but it didn’t matter:
The left used it as a recruitment tool, developing an (often-Soviet backed) “no nukes” movement.
Now, outgoing President Obama is dusting off the similar tired talking points on his “farewell” tour of the world.
Charlie Spiering of Breitbart reports:
“We are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism or ethnic identity or tribalism that is built around an ‘us’ and a ‘them,’” Obama said during a press conference in Greece.
“In the United States, we knows what happens when we start dividing ourselves along lines of race or religion or ethnicity,” Obama said. “It’s dangerous … we don’t realize our potential as a country when we’re preventing blacks or Latinos or Asians or gays or women from fully participating in the project of building American life.
“So my vision’s right on that issue,” he said. “And it may not always win the day in the short term in any particular circumstance, but I’m confident it will win the day over the long term.”
Hilariously, Obama got frustrated when some in the press corp questioned his “vision.” After all, Trump’s win shows that as president, he clearly missed all the signs that the American people were angry and ready for change.
But don’t worry, everyone. NOW Obama is right about everything, and you can trust his vision of world history.
You know, that distorted one that thinks minorities are being “prevented from fully participating” in the American dream, and that a world war is poised to break out at any moment.