Alfred E President

Alfred E President

By Bruce
Walker

 

Barack Obama resembles, more and more, the hapless,
clueless, sappily cheerful mascot of MAD Magazine, Alfred E.
Neuman
.  Given the intellectual vacuity of his life so far, attending
schools and working in “jobs” that did not require a single original thought, or
even exercise in critical thinking, it is increasingly hard to determine whether
our illustrious leader actually grasps the profound seriousness of civilized
life today.

Our national debt is exploding.  Right now it is only a measly $45,000 per person, but it is growing
fast.  This does not just mean the federal government faces political problems
with gigantic deficit “investment” appropriations, but it also means that no one
wants to buy our government debt instruments any longer.  Simply paying the
interest on that federal debt is becoming harder.  The value of the dollar and
the credit of the government are both dropping precipitously.  States cannot pay
their “bills” (i.e. lawful obligations).  When high unemployment rates are the
way to control our porous borders and illegal immigration problem, then the long
term prognosis for our nation is much grimmer than the calm demeanor of Alfred E
President would suggest.
Europe, the other half of our bastion of Western Civilization, faces a
comparable unraveling.  Public pensions in nations like Greece are simply
unsustainable.  Ireland, the once thriving Celtic Tiger, not only needs a Euro
bailout, but the Bank of Ireland, on its own, simply
began printing Euros
.  Belgium has lesser but serious economic problems, but
the longest European nation unable
to form a government
must also deal with ethnic schisms in an artificial
nation half Walloon and half Flemish.  What does one call a bank that
essentially begins counterfeiting money and a democracy that cannot form a
government?  Well, to everyone outside the world of Alfred E President, one
calls that “a clue.”
Angry young Moslem men continue their thuggish conquest of the European
street.  The docile, graying population of homegrown Europeans no longer cares
to defend its Judeo-Christian heritage or its continental culture.  The economic
disintegration, which seems so near the edge in much of Europe, will not inspire
these Moslems to pick up the heavy burden of pensions caused by a declining
indigenous European population.  The bitter young men of Islam will, instead,
compete with white haired Frenchmen for the shrinking pie of social welfare
benefits.  Does Alfred E. President seem concerned?  He is concerned only in the
vague, rhetorical sense that concern can be traded in for modest bumps in
personal approval ratings.
Egypt, a friendly government on peaceful terms with Israel, will soon be
run by those less friendly to us and more threatening to Israel.  China builds
more modern weapons that have only one possible use.  Russia cozies up to anyone
who does not like us.  NATO resembles a vestigial organ which does not protect
our nation and which “talks” with Russia
about a missile defense system which will not threaten Russia’s national
security — how a missile defense shield or a bulletproof vest threatens anyone
remains a grand mystery of life.  Iran, meanwhile, moves closer to the day that
it can turn Tel Aviv into radioactive dust.  What will regional terrorism mean
to us?  The semi-official attitude over the last decade has been that our nation
faces another massive terrorist attack not “if,” but “when.”  But it has not
happened yet, so Alfred E. President smiles at the television monitor and likes
what he sees.
All over the simmering mess we call our world, the persecution of Christians continues.
Every “victory” — Christian massacres in Egypt or Pakistan or Nigeria, bigoted
federal court rulings against crosses at military cemeteries or smug, mendacious
defamations of Christianity — kicks the can farther down the road to
perdition.  Anti-Semitism, the other canary in the mineshaft, surrounds Israel,
inspires militant Moslems everywhere, and encourages an increasingly miserable
world to blame its oldest official scapegoat.  Those two nations lovingly called
the “Great Satan” and the “Little Satan” needs no defense from Alfred E
President, even though a spirited argument supporting America and Israel might
defang the lust for their destruction.  The plight of Jews and Christians is not
helped in these lands by skyrocketing food costs produced, at least in part, by
undue interest in the Iowa caucus and ethanol.
What could Alfred E. President do?  He could ask for a repeal of ObamaCare
so that a truly bipartisan healthcare reform could be adopted.  He could propose
entitlement reforms, rather than waiting to counter-punch any Republican
proposals.  He could insist that missile defense be the heart of our defense
budget.  He could ask for a comprehensive reduction of all federal requirements
on states and all existing federal roadblocks to growth, so that drilling for
oil and construction of nuclear power plants could start oh, say, yesterday.  He
could call ethanol a no longer so funny joke.  He could issue a spirited
re-affirmation of the faith of Christians and Jews and express the opinion that
holding fast to that heritage is the only true hope of world peace.
Or Alfred E President can watch the world unravel on his watch.  He can
fiddle while Rome burns.  He can say nothing risky, do nothing real, and wait to
be re-elected.  What are our prospects for having a real president when we need
him?  So far, so bad.

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