Obama holds viewers hostage - Russell Scott - May 20th, 2011
In what had to be the longest, most incredibly boring and painful speech in the history of television; Barack Obama outlined the political takeover of the Middle East.
Obama spoke for what seemed like hours, his bloated rhetoric will no doubt boost sales of Tylenol 500% by day's end.
The first ten minutes of the speech were nothing but fluff with 'Joe the Plumber' type human interest stories, such as; the poor tunisian vendor that had his cart seized, the man from Damascus without toliet paper and the invalid child without a cell phone in Benghazi.
"In Cairo, we heard the voice of the young mother who said: 'It's like I can finally breathe fresh air for the first time.' In Sanaa, we heard the students who chanted: 'The night must come to an end.' In Benghazi, we heard the engineer who said: 'Our words are free now. It's a feeling you can't explain.' In Damascus, we heard the young man who said: 'After the first yelling, the first shout, you feel dignity.' "
Obama provided the viewer with his own free lecture on the history of The Middle East going back to the creation of time to present day and its prospectus for the future.
And then it happened...he finally said something amongst his grandiloquence.
He began to outline "a new set of laws" for the entire Middle East.
That's right! The self-appointed ruler of the Earth laid out a deliberate plan for a new world order in Northern Africa and The Mid East.
He called on The World Bank and The IMF (hmm..) to force loans upon Tunisia and Egypt, to "promote democracy".
He threaten Syria, Yemen and Bahrain with a not-too-subtle hint that Libya would be the archetype for all Middle Eastern nations if they did not embrace "significant regime change".
He even used the phrase 'World View' to articulate his disapproval of the region's beliefs and political structure.
"Such open discourse is important even if what is said does not square with our world view. America respects the right of all peaceful and law-abiding voices to be heard, even if we disagree with them...our message is simple: if you take the risks that reform entails, you will have the full support of the United States...otherwise, regimes will continue to be challenged from within and isolated abroad."
Barack Obama directly went after the mind's of the youth, with such guarantees that all children have a right to a cell phone and a Facebook account, because that represented true freedom and democracy.
"Cell phones and social networks allow young people to connect and organise like never before. A new generation has emerged. And their voices tell us that change cannot be denied."
I have much more to say on this speech and its implications, but that will have to wait until tomorrow, until then you can read the entire speech here.