In 2008 Barack Obama rode into Washington on a wave of uncontrollable optimism.
By uniting groups that had never voted before–primarily young people and minorities–he convinced much of the nation that it was “their time,” that he would be the leader of a new generation.
It was “Change they could believe in.”
Oh ,what a difference eight years make.
With less than a year left in his presidency, people wonder what kind of impact, positive or otherwise, Obama has actually made.
The country seems more divided than before. The economy is hardly better than it was in 2008. And terrorism is rife at home and around the world. It’s not hard to feel that the Obama Administration has been the most confused, ineffective administration in recent memory.
Recently Lawrence Sellin has taken to Western Journalism to express his thoughts on Obama’s legacy. In his piece, he makes chilling comparisons between our soon-to-leave President, and dangerous leaders of the past.
Obama’s statism and economic policies appear to be taken directly out of the Marxist-Leninist playbook of his childhood mentor, American communist Frank Marshall Davis, whose newspaper columns advocated wealth redistribution, government stimulus for “public works projects,” taxpayer-funding of universal health care, and nationalizing General Motors. Davis’s writings, riddled with racism and resentment, denounced the “tentacles of big business,” blasted Wall Street and “greedy” millionaires, lambasted GOP tax cuts that “spare the rich,” attacked “excess profits,” and often called for transformational and fundamental “change.”
Many of the promises Obama made to “change” America were based largely on Marxist and radical ideology, the kind of politics generations of Americans fought. And while American citizens and politicians voiced their concern, and prevented a deluge of these policies from destroying our society, it’s hard not to feel the impact Obama has made on our country. It’s like a giant crater in the middle of our culture, media, and economy.
But Obama’s tainted influence doesn’t stop with politics. His bizarre and down-right dangerous stance on race and terrorism has left our country reeling.
“Obama is a product of, and whose actions reflect … an unholy alliance, between the American left and radical Islam.
They have been brought together by the one overriding trait they share – their contempt for the United States, their belief that our country is the very embodiment of evil on earth and, therefore, must be destroyed. While Islamic radicals seek to purge the world of heresies and of the infidels who practice them, leftist radicals seek to purge society’s collective “soul” of the vices allegedly spawned by capitalism — those being racism, sexism, imperialism, and greed.”
This is the greatest tragedy of the Obama administration, a pervading spirit over the country of hate and mistrust. Obama’s rhetoric has empowered an entire section of our population to attack the other, deepening the divide between white and black Americans. And his limp-wristed stance against radical Islam has only encouraged more young Americans to side with groups like ISIS.
I fear the damage Obama has caused to our country will not be healed easily. It will take more than a sweep through the White House to rid us of the taint.
In reality, it may be another generation or two before we can start trusting our brothers and sisters of other races again. Before we can truly be one nation under God.
Let’s hope it will come sooner than that.
Source: Clash Daily