“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Friday, September 25, 2009

Obama, 'Third World Man,' never misses an opportunity to diminish American power.

A reminder of the unvarnished anger of Michelle and Barack Obama

The G8’s members are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The European Commission attends as well. What does this group have in common? Why it is European and Anglo-Saxon based.

Of course Obama is not going to like it.

Obama is President and Obama is an American, but further clarification is needed.

Now here comes the comma for Obama.

Obama is a third world man first, black nationalist second, socialist third, and American Nationalist, somewhere down the line. He is the obvious, in fact, blatant caricature of the apologetic and reluctant near American.

Sired by an absentee African father, raised by a cultural vagabond and then white grandparents, Obama turned angry, rebellious and black.

Obama is about paybacks, transfer payments, and is dealing stealth reparations to the American public.

Obama and his people share the 'Reverend Wright-ious' brand of contempt for the European-centric Americans. Slick and slim and his angry black wife are the epitomes of hyphenated Americans, where the primary weighted part precedes the hyphen.

Obama's Americanism is not exactly front and center. It never was. It never will be.

Here is the latest in Obama's trek to diminish American power and prestige as you knew it:


September 25, 2009
Summit Shocker: Obama to Announce Expansion of Global Cooperation

Fox News has learned in a surprising late-night twist, on the eve of the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, that President Obama will announce Friday morning a significant expansion of the consortium of countries that tackle global economic and climate change issues.

Mr. Obama will tell reporters that the G20, comprised of 19 industrial and emerging-market countries plus the European Union, will supplant the smaller Group of Eight nations, G8, as the go-to group for solving the world’s economic ills.

“This decision brings to the table the countries needed to build a stronger, more balanced global economy, reform the financial system, and lift the lives of the poorest,” the White House said in a statement.

The G8 will retain its national security focus, but be replaced by the broader G20 on the issues of climate change, financial regulatory reform and global imbalances.

President Obama pressed for the change at the last G8 Summit in Italy, expressing his displeasure at the unwieldy array of G8 meeting variations.

Mr. Obama said, "There is no doubt that we have to update and refresh and renew the international institutions that were set up in a different time and place. What I've noticed is everybody wants the smallest possible group, the smallest possible organization, that includes them. So, if they're the 21st largest nation in the world, they want the G-21, and think it's highly unfair if they have been cut out."

Though the news itself was an unexpected turn, the reasoning behind it was written in the tea leaves Thursday when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner sang the praises of broadened global cooperation; making special note of the strides China, a non-G8 country, has made in financial reforms. The more inclusive approach will allow countries such as Brazil, China, and India, who have griped about not being part of the G8, to now have a bigger stake in strengthening global cooperation and economic stability. President Obama also supported their inclusion, noting fewer meetings would be more effective.

The G-20 started ten years ago as a group of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors from industrialized and developing economies, but has involved Heads of State Summits, such as the one taking place Friday.

The G8’s members are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The European Commission attends as well.


  1. Thank you George Bush, who without his help and efforts, none of this would be possible.

  2. The initiative was pressed by US President Barack Obama, but it satisfied the demands of Brazil, China, India and other large developing countries, which have bristled at being left out of G8 conclaves.

    The announcement will clarify the future of what has become a round robin of economic summits.

    In the last year, the G20 has met three times, in Washington, London and Pittsburgh. The G8 met once, in Italy, but that summit included multiple iterations, the group of eight largest economies, the G8 plus Egypt, the G8 plus five other developing countries, the Major Economies Forum and other iterations.

    Appeasing China/India/Brazil

  3. From:
    Subject: BBC World Have Your Say
    Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009 06:33:47 -0700


    This is Leanne from World Have Your Say, a global discussion program on BBC's World Service. I read your "Obama to Capitulate to the Russians?" post and would like to talk to you about your possible participation on our program tonight at 6pm British time.

    Here is our post for today:

    Please email me back with your phone number as soon as possible or give us a call at the number below. We look forward to hearing from you.


    Leanne Yu

    World Have Your Say, BBC World Service

    I am pleased with this platform.

    The BBC rarely publishes my letters. I would be suspect of their motivation and their moderation of my comments, but thanks for asking.

  4. Oh, and thanks for reading The Elephant Bar. Please feel free to copy and paste.

  5. Top general quits after clashing with ministers over Afghan war

    There has been widespread concern that British forces lack sufficient helicopters in Helmand. This exposes them to the province's roads and the Taliban bombs which have cost so many lives.

    It is understood that General Mackay spoke to the head of the army, General Sir David Richards, earlier this month about his concerns, and was given formal leave to retire.

    As a brigadier, Andrew Mackay spent six months leading British forces in Helmand province until April 2008 and oversaw the operation to capture the key Taliban stronghold of Musa Qaleh.

    He insisted on commanding from the front and was caught up in the fighting when his position came under mortar fire and his staff were forced to fight off Taliban gunmen. His outstanding role in the operation earned him the CBE.

  6. Somebody @ BC used to live in the appartment building BHO grew up in w/typical white grandma.
    He'd see them in the elevator, with grandma dressing him down bigtime, in public.
    Barry remained silent.
    We all now pay for Grandma's sins and Amerika's support for Black victimology.

  7. The Post-Postracial PresidencyWhat we learned at the teachable moment.

    Lots of people agreed. Everyone from Newsweek to the New York Times commended Obama for his "'post-racial' approach" and the manner in which he "transcended race." Even George Will cooed about the political implications of the Obama's "transcendence of confining categories."

    Yet Obama was never as post-racial as advertised. Despite its charms, Obama's first memoir, Dreams from My Father, is filled with racialist moments--from his attraction to Jeremiah Wright's church to the admission that he once broke up with a girlfriend because she was white. Even during the presidential campaign, Obama would occasionally lapse into race-consciousness. The week before the South Carolina primary, the first contest with a substantial number of black voters, he worked a direct reference to Malcolm X into his stump speech, telling predominantly black audiences, "That's what they do. They try to bamboozle you, hoodwink you."

    During the presidential campaign, Obama made noise about how McCain and Republicans
    were going to attack him for his race. After the McCain campaign ran its "Celebrity" ad, suggesting that the Democratic nominee was famous for being famous, like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, Obama suggested that the ad was a racial provocation. "What they're going to try to do is make you scared of me," he said. "You know, he's not patriotic enough. He's got a funny name. You know, he doesn't look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills." At an earlier rally, Obama was even more explicit: "They're going to try to make you afraid. They're going to try to make you afraid of me.
    He's young and inexperienced and he's got a funny name.
    And did I mention he's black?"

  8. Maybe Tiger Woods will divorce his wife 'cause she's white?
    ...I'm not gonna hold my breath.
    Missus Tiger