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by baldilocks

[cap­tion id=“attachment_60865” align=“alignright” width=“150”]Our Secretary of State makes me want to watch DS9 reruns. Our Sec­re­tary of State makes me want to watch DS9 reruns.[/caption]

There’s only so much crap that you or I can take. The amount may vary from indi­vid­ual to indi­vid­ual, and the individual’s endurance may increase as a per­son devel­ops spir­i­tu­ally and/​or emo­tion­ally but the met­ric feces-​load for each per­son is not infi­nite. At some point, enough is enough.

Those who have infil­trated our gov­ern­ment know this well and, in the last six years, have poured all man­ner of crap — of horrid-​cum-​ridiculous actions and inac­tions over the prover­bially head of the Amer­i­can peo­ple. This applies both domes­ti­cally and internationally.

At PJ Media, David Stein­berg pro­vides a small amount of the pieces to a really sim­ply puz­zle that many of us put together long ago:

Obama wasn’t in Paris [for the mil­lion man/​world leader protest against Islamic ter­ror­ists] for the same rea­son he hired and refuses to fire Eric Holder; for the same rea­son he tries to humil­i­ate Netanyahu; for the same rea­son he apol­o­gized for West­ern civ­i­liza­tion in Cairo; for the same rea­son he pre­sented a “reset but­ton” to a tyrant; for the same rea­son he helped usher the world’s foun­da­tional ter­ror move­ment into power in Egypt; for the same rea­son Josh Earnest still — still! — was for­bid­den to say the word “Islamic terrorism.”

And for the same rea­son he directed his sec­re­tary of state to storm Paris with musi­cian James Tay­lor in tow – the lat­ter strum­ming his gui­tar and singing You’ve Got a Friend–days after other world lead­ers had left the city. (In fair­ness to Obama, I think that bring­ing Tay­lor was John Kerry’s idea for two rea­sons: 1) since the 2004 elec­tion sea­son, Kerry has dis­played a knack for smarm, and 2) since the 2008 elec­tion sea­son, Obama has dis­played a poor grasp of Amer­i­can cul­ture — as if he had been pro­grammed and the pro­gram­ming was wear­ing off. I doubt that the pres­i­dent knows who Tay­lor is.)

At first I thought the Tay­lor inci­dent was to make Amer­i­can for­eign pol­icy and diplo­macy look infan­tile — yet another a big passive-​aggressive mid­dle fin­ger to America’s sta­tus in the world. But the more I think about it and about Steinberg’s short list, the more I think that the Kerry ges­ture was just one more sig­nal among hun­dreds to our ene­mies for­eign and domes­tic that we are being weak­ened and that it’s time to come and get it.

That the sig­nals have become more bla­tant and more stu­pid is a sign that America’s for­eign ene­mies are still a lit­tle afraid of her, as well as an indi­ca­tion that the endurance of the Amer­i­can peo­ple is long.

But not infinite.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel, ten­ta­tively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2015. Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s Projects: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

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by baldilocks

Our Secretary of State makes me want to watch DS9 reruns.
Our Secretary of State makes me want to watch DS9 reruns.

There’s only so much crap that you or I can take. The amount may vary from individual to individual, and the individual’s endurance may increase as a person develops spiritually and/or emotionally but the metric feces-load for each person is not infinite. At some point, enough is enough.

Those who have infiltrated our government know this well and, in the last six years, have poured all manner of crap—of horrid-cum-ridiculous actions and inactions over the proverbially head of the American people. This applies both domestically and internationally.

At PJ Media, David Steinberg provides a small amount of the pieces to a really simply puzzle that many of us put together long ago:

Obama wasn’t in Paris [for the million man/world leader protest against Islamic terrorists] for the same reason he hired and refuses to fire Eric Holder; for the same reason he tries to humiliate Netanyahu; for the same reason he apologized for Western civilization in Cairo; for the same reason he presented a “reset button” to a tyrant; for the same reason he helped usher the world’s foundational terror movement into power in Egypt; for the same reason Josh Earnest still — still! — was forbidden to say the word “Islamic terrorism.”

And for the same reason he directed his secretary of state to storm Paris with musician James Taylor in tow–the latter strumming his guitar and singing You’ve Got a Friend–days after other world leaders had left the city. (In fairness to Obama, I think that bringing Taylor was John Kerry’s idea for two reasons: 1) since the 2004 election season, Kerry has displayed a knack for smarm, and 2) since the 2008 election season, Obama has displayed a poor grasp of American culture—as if he had been programmed and the programming was wearing off. I doubt that the president knows who Taylor is.)

At first I thought the Taylor incident was to make American foreign policy and diplomacy look infantile—yet another a big passive-aggressive middle finger to America’s status in the world. But the more I think about it and about Steinberg’s short list, the more I think that the Kerry gesture was just one more signal among hundreds to our enemies foreign and domestic that we are being weakened and that it’s time to come and get it.

That the signals have become more blatant and more stupid is a sign that America’s foreign enemies are still a little afraid of her, as well as an indication that the endurance of the American people is long.

But not infinite.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel, tentatively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2015. Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s Projects: Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or contribute to Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>baldilocks