April 19, 2013

Obama sounds worried about his Elect-a-New-People plan

Here are excerpts from Obama's Friday evening statement:
That American spirit includes staying true to the unity and diversity that makes us strong — like no other nation in the world.  In this age of instant reporting and tweets and blogs, there’s a temptation to latch on to any bit of information, sometimes to jump to conclusions. ... And that’s why we take care not to rush to judgment — not about the motivations of these individuals; certainly not about entire groups of people. 
After all, one of the things that makes America the greatest nation on Earth, but also, one of the things that makes Boston such a great city, is that we welcome people from all around the world — people of every faith, every ethnicity, from every corner of the globe.  So as we continue to learn more about why and how this tragedy happened, let’s make sure that we sustain that spirit. 
Tonight we think of all the wounded, still struggling to recover.  Certainly we think of Krystle Campbell.  We think of Lingzi Lu.  And we think of little Martin Richard.  Their lives reflected all the diversity and beauty of our country, and they were sharing the great American experience together.

56 comments:

john marzan said...

diversity is overrated.

Eric said...

It's sad people couldn't be convinced unfettered immigration is a bad idea without an incident like this. But if it turns out to be a win, I'll take it.

Maxwell Power said...

After this week I'm probably going to react a bit differently when some consultant or Atlantic Monthly blogger next refers to "the narrative"

Anonymous said...

In highlight the meager diversity of those killed in the Marathon Massacre Obama inadvertantly caused his audience to reflect on the diversity of their killers. Thereby soiling his own inartful message.

H. Macmillan said...

Events, dear boy, events.

John Derbyshire said...

Ice People.

wren said...

He's probably just annoyed that he can't use the Cambell, Richard and Lu families as props for some anti right/white speech.

Anonymous said...

After this week I'm probably going to react a bit differently when some consultant or Atlantic Monthly blogger next refers to "the narrative"

How so?

Anonymous said...

diversity is overrated.

That's an understatement.

Chicago said...

Yes, let's not rush to judge "entire groups of people". Except when it comes to the vast majority of whites. In that case they're all big slave plantation owners, reactionary hicks, an unregenerate group holding down the noble colored races. Then it's ok to assail them. All whites are expected to engage in Chinese reeducation style self-criticism. Renegade and turncoat whites are to lead the way in this with the female feminist contingent being the shrillest. It's not tragedy as if it all just fell from the sky, it's the natural outcome of current policies.

William said...

Enough with these Presidents and politicians who come forward as the Faces of Public Grief to tell us what "we" are feeling.

The bit about the "diversity and the unity that makes our country strong" is, even by Obama's standards, utterly contemptible cant. Diversity and unity in a nation are mutually exclusive. But what would be the use of even pointing that out? The mind that has ingested these cliches to the point that the word "diversity" automatically conjures up the word "strength" is beyond reason.

Anonymous said...

It is no mean task to out-Orwell Orwell, but this sordid homily takes the cake.

"..little Martin Richard....sharing the great American experience.."

This sentence in particular takes us to a whole new level of public depravity.

The Hard Left really is in charge, and, quite simply, there is no lie which is too big for them to countenance.

Anon.

Anonymous said...

Bullpoopy.

One of the very first laws ever passed by Congress, way, way back in the 18th century forbade naturalization to 'non-white persons'.
Wasn't repealed until the f*ckwits took over in the wake of the MLK boo-hoo-hooing in the 1960s.

Anonymous said...

"Their lives reflected all the diversity and beauty of our country, and they were sharing the great American experience together. "

This is great unintentional comedy, that the 3 victims of the bombs left by recent "diverse" immigrants were "celebrating diversity".

bjdubbs said...

Not rush to judgment "about the motivations of these individuals" - hmmm, I'm pretty sure the motivation was to kill people. What other judgment could one rush to? Obama is so deep in the diversity delusion that he asks us not to rush to judgment OF TERRORISTS.

phil g said...

diversity AND unity is a contradiction. That's basic 5th grade level logic. Idiots!

And really Mr. President, you do everything, EVERYTHING, in your power to destroy 'unity' and you're now promoting 'unity'? Luckily for you a large portion of our population are stupid enough to buy this load of lies.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I noticed the bit about diversity in Obama's remarks.

It's sad. "Diversity" was originally just a code word for affirmative action and forced busing, a rationale that sought to justify them by asserting that they had benefits for everybody, not just blacks. But it's pretty clear to me that right-thinking liberals have actually internalized the propaganda, and truly believe now that diversity is intrinsically good in and of itself in all circumstances, rather than being good in some circumstances (e.g., diversity of species in a rain forest), and bad in others (e.g., trying to keep a nation together).

Anonymous said...

Chicago said: "All whites are expected to engage in Chinese reeducation style self-criticism. Renegade and turncoat whites are to lead the way in this with the female feminist contingent being the shrillest. It's not tragedy as if it all just fell from the sky, it's the natural outcome of current policies."

You got it muchacho! First comes "diversity," the step where white Americans, the founding stock, are supposed to enthusiastically embrace or grudgingly accept that these immigrants belong in American society. Next comes "inclusion" where white Americans are expected to mentor then sponsor these immigrants in government, business and social life. This immigration bill is the first big step of "inclusion." You are literally being instructed to replace yourself with the Bombing Borat Brothers, The Frito Bandito and Imelda Marcos wannabes.

The good news is that there are small colonial towns in central Mexico that have been so hollowed out by illegal immigration that they could use a big dose of 60+ year old white folks and their Social Security checks.

Anonymous said...

If everyone is the same you can't have diversity. So if you love diversity you have to make sure everyone remains different. So you have to spend half your time celebrating diversity; have your time celebrating homogeny.

Harold said...

"Diversity and unity in a nation are mutually exclusive."

Diversity and nation are mutually exclusive.

Cail Corishev said...

As predicted, his speechwriters used General Casey's "if our diversity becomes a casualty, that would be worse" line, only reworded to be less obviously idiotic.

What's funny is, they could still have their mass immigration from most of the crap-holes of the world, and get the thing passed while looking like law-and-order guys, if they just put in some tough-sounding restrictions like, "No immigration from the top 10 places on the CIA's terrorism watch list." Given the tiny number of Chechens here now, it's clear that they don't need any Chechens at all to get their 20 million new Democrat voters and start pulling in the next batch of job-stealers and welfare-seekers.

But they just can't bear to put any restrictions on their own behavior. They want to be able to bring any number of people in from anywhere in the world and settle them anywhere they like. Anything short of absolute freedom to do what they want is unacceptable.

Anonymous said...

That American spirit includes staying true to the unity and diversity that makes us strong
STILL trying to pitch that in-defiance-of-reality 'diversity is our strength' concept/?

I have never seen anything so completely unfounded yet so widely asserted as fact

Silver said...

That was pretty bland even for a diversity copypasta. I bet there's a lot of money in it for a speechwriter who can make diversity say something interesting.

Tom Graham said...

Whereas if it had just been white people killed, it would have been far less edifying!

Anonymous said...

Is Boston really that welcoming?

Anonymous said...

Isn't the Tower of Babel story an object lesson illustrating that diversity is weakness?

peterike said...

Let us never forget that if Lingzi Lu had not been in America taking up a valuable graduate spot at Boston University that should have gone to an American, then she'd be alive right now.

Anonymous said...

I don't know when or why "diversity" (in Western countries) became the most important thing in the entire universe, but as someone who doesn't feel that way, it's all a little bizarre.

The Five Jays said...

"You only had to listen." - Enoch Powell

Anonymous said...

""..little Martin Richard....sharing the great American experience.."

This is like a advertisement for a theme park you can experience something wild.

America: The Magic Kingdom of Diversity.

Anonymous said...

This miraculously "diverse" group of bombing dead is two whites and an Asian. I didn't think that counted as "diverse" in the modern politically correct world. But I suppose if it were otherwise it would hinder Mr. Obama's message. Diversity is the raison d'ĂȘtre of the United States. It must proceed forward at all costs. It is the end in itself.

Svigor said...

That American spirit includes staying true to the unity and diversity that makes us strong — like no other nation in the world.

You don't abuse what you value. You protect it. If liberals gave a tinker's damn for American unity or strength, they wouldn't be doing their damndest to see how far they bend before they finally break.

And that’s why we take care not to rush to judgment — not about the motivations of these individuals; certainly not about entire groups of people.

Some of us have been paying attention for longer than 5 seconds, and this "rush to judgement" thing sounds pretty silly to them.

Tonight we think of all the wounded, still struggling to recover. Certainly we think of Krystle Campbell. We think of Lingzi Lu. And we think of little Martin Richard. Their lives reflected all the diversity and beauty of our country, and they were sharing the great American experience together.

Yep, they all got to share the American experience of Diversity first hand.

Who writes this shit?

Svigor said...

Yes, let's not rush to judge "entire groups of people". Except when it comes to the vast majority of whites. In that case they're all big slave plantation owners, reactionary hicks, an unregenerate group holding down the noble colored races.

My dear boy, that just isn't so. Some of them are White Knights on destriers, dintchaknow?

Anonymous said...

As I listened to him, I wondered how long it would take him to be pedantic--not long. Of course, from the moment he began speaking, he SOUNDED pedantic. His speaking style drives me nuts. I can never understand those who think he's a fine speaker.

Beyond style, the guy is a cold fish. I can find no evidence of a natural empathy and again, I am baffled by polls that say half or better of the public like him personally.

Anonymous said...

With easy travel and the internet/social media, there is no longer a reason for immigrants to Americanize. Of course, with Mexico so close to us, there hasn't been for a long while any reason for many Mexicans to assimilate in ways their great grandparents and grandparents sometimes tried to do so.

Thus, diversity is divisive, plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

POTUS is in large part a lame duck Prez at this point. ALL Presidents intheir second terms are , esp. those whose policies are only at a 50% approval level, and many of his policy positions don't even reach that level of support.

It's going to be interesting to see Obama's behavior as he loses more and more stature. The DEms are alreafy bemoaning publically the unworkability of ObaMACARe as they see the costs rising and elections are around the corner. Max Baucus is no inconsequential pol.

Anonymous said...


This miraculously "diverse" group of bombing dead is two whites and an Asian. I didn't think that counted as "diverse" in the modern politically correct world. But I suppose if it were otherwise it would hinder Mr. Obama's message. Diversity is the raison d'ĂȘtre of the United States. It must proceed forward at all costs. It is the end in itself.


Well, it does seem due recognition of the diversity of Chinese and white Americans.

Svigor said...

Beyond style, the guy is a cold fish. I can find no evidence of a natural empathy and again, I am baffled by polls that say half or better of the public like him personally.

In terms of political savvy, the typical American is still in diapers. No maturity at all. It's why we can't have a mulatto president; we're simply not mature enough. The media is constitutionally incapable of doing its job vis-a-vis a mulatto president; far too immature to hold him to standards.

Same goes for these polls. Everyone knows he's a chump and a disaster, but they just can't bring themselves to admit it, either to themselves, or to others. "Oh, I don't dislike him (or any other black(ish) people, Heavens no!" Adult bed-wetters.

I do have to admit that I only occasionally dislike him. Let alone hate him. These feelings require a certain respect. I consistently feel only utter disdain for the nobody in chief.

Eric said...

I have never seen anything so completely unfounded yet so widely asserted as fact

Not just deeply unfounded but clearly wrong by any sane view of the historical record.

Anonymous said...

Obama Said: So as we continue to learn more about why and how this tragedy happened, let’s make sure that we sustain that spirit.

The second clause seems a little unlikely in light of the first. Well, thats my hope anyway.

-The Judean People's Front

Cail Corishev said...

Beyond style, the guy is a cold fish. I can find no evidence of a natural empathy and again, I am baffled by polls that say half or better of the public like him personally.

It has to be reverse discrimination: people trying to see more in him than is there (or at least telling pollsters they do) to avoid seeming racist. It just has to. As you say, he gives off no sense of empathy whatsoever. With Clinton, though I despised the man myself, I could understand why other people liked him or found him charismatic. When he flew into flooded Iowa and hugged people, I don't know if he really cared about them, but he seemed like he did. Ditto Jesse Jackson or other charismatic black leaders, so it's not a race thing. There's just none of that with Obama, no sense of empathy or personal connection with other human beings. It's not that I don't want to be his friend; it's that I can't picture him having real friends.

Mr. Anon said...

"William said...

Enough with these Presidents and politicians who come forward as the Faces of Public Grief to tell us what "we" are feeling."

Here, here! I myself am sick of these grief-whores exploiting every little atrocity. Obama went to Newtown to wallow in their grief over the school-shooting, giving the deranged killer exactly the kind of post-mortem notoriety that he craved, and probably giving ideas to the next psycho who wants to carve out a name for himself with some wanton act of carnage.

Whiskey said...

Con'td :

Yesterday the Muslim operator of the local gas station was overly friendly and "nice" where he was usually curt and nasty. Why? He's scared. He knows that was a bridge too far; after trying all the appeasement and electing the Black guy and Oprah-esque female driven apologies and submission, the White average population is reaching a tipping point.

There are a lot of guys who would like to be Congressmen or Senators. Its a cushy job, that brings a lot of riches. Particularly on the Republican side in Primaries, you can get the nomination if you attack the incumbent as being weak on terrorism and immigration. No amount of Hollywood propaganda, Oprahization, etc. will make Borat Brothers into "nice guys" content with a job in a cubicle farm -- they'd rather kill people. And most Whites would rather not be killed, even at the cost of giving up the comfortable lies of PC and all the status-whoring.

So the pressure is on, and even Dem Senators have to be feeling the heat in states not completely Democratic. Baucus knows he's gone, likely, given Manchin's turncoat behavior on guns (security for Redstate non-rich Whites) and immigration (flood Redstates with Borat Brothers and Tijuana).

Anonymous said...

'But it's pretty clear to me that right-thinking liberals have actually internalized the propaganda, and truly believe now that diversity is intrinsically good in and of itself in all circumstances, '

Except of course, when it conflicts with the quality of THEIR lives, THEIR children's schools, THEIR neighborhoods, THEIR jobs, etc

Elli said...

Geez, Whiskey, you've swallowed the red pill and you're not even boycotting the local Muslim gas station yet?

The tipping point will be a terrible thing to see.

ben tillman said...

Not rush to judgment "about the motivations of these individuals" - hmmm, I'm pretty sure the motivation was to kill people.

That's not a motivation; that's a goal. What motivated them to kill people?

Dennis Dale said...

Yesterday the Muslim operator of the local gas station was overly friendly and "nice" where he was usually curt and nasty.

There's a Muslim guy I know of about thirty, who I've always found a little, I don't know, tiring because he tries so hard to be friendly that I find him false. I've always associated this with his personality, not his background.

But what I really don't like about him is his adoption of American norms: he's assimilated, a la yet another Sailer theme, to the lowest common denominator. Hip hop culture, team sports, TV, "milf" jokes; porn-ified and stupefied. Yet he very much identifies as Muslim--he won't touch pork but he's a pot-head!

Just the sort of guy you think might wake up one morning suddenly aware of the stinging vacuum where his soul should be, and starts cruising jihadist web sites.
The president of Chechnya is right, in a way he doesn't understand: American culture is to blame. Liberty is advanced citizenship. Some people aren't up to it. It's one thing to sexually liberate an intelligent, cooperative and gentle people, another thing altogether for most of humanity.

But our thinking is still hobbled by behaviorist nonsense. We assume, just for one instance, that the Muslim world is sexually repressive because the people are sexually repressed. Just the opposite! Any of the old orientalists could have told you that. Freudian horse--excuse me--camel shit!

Of course, now that "sexual repression" is what "sexual perversion" used to be, Westerners have another reason to deny this reality (in addition to its "racism"): we won't allow the possibility other people are naturally more sexual than us. Ironically, it's kind of our own chauvinism that allows this faux-enlightenment. (Why do you think, Whiskey, your ideas about black males outcompeting whites for women inspires so much ridicule? Because it's so obviously, painfully true.)

Anyway, the day after the bombings I overheard him telling someone (another foreigner, non-Muslim) how it was definitely an American because they hadn't caught any one yet and they wouldn't catch anyone for a long time. "That's how you know." (don't ask me about this logic)
It was pure desperation; he had been acting strange all day, and I realized only then he assumes we're all watching, and blaming him (this is before Team Borat was identified).

Part of me felt sorry, despite my dislike, for him. Part felt angry. There is no point at which we will be credited for our tolerance; there is no point at which a non-American makes a favorable comparison with his own country--where pogroms are launched on absurd rumors; it doesn't happen. People just aren't like that.
People project. We all do. What else do we have to go on? As an individual, trying to discern the motives of another, the first thing I ask is what would I do?what would I think?
I've been convinced for a long time the boundless animosity black Americans are certain is there in white America, despite the endless efforts to appease (the culture of condescension we should call it) is just that. They hate, they envy, they despise difference (or, real diversity!); why should we be any different?
And that's why I dislike this Muslim guy all the more for his pathetic display: I don't trust it.

Cail Corishev said...

Part of me felt sorry, despite my dislike, for him. Part felt angry. There is no point at which we will be credited for our tolerance....

That's what I was thinking on reading the EconLog article in another post, which accuses us of wanting to persecute and profile Muslims. Muslims weren't persecuted and profiled after 9/11, when 19 of them killed 3000 Americans while calling out to Allah, with their leader taking credit and calling it payback for mistreatment of Muslims today and centuries ago. So why would they be persecuted and profiled now, after this much less straightforward murder of three people?

Yet we get no credit at all for our tolerance; we're portrayed as being right on the foam-flecked edge of going out and shootin' us some towel-heads. Which I suppose is the real goal of such articles: to incite Americans into providing the story they've been wanting all along.

Maya said...

"Isn't the Tower of Babel story an object lesson illustrating that diversity is weakness?"

No, it's meant to be a lesson illustrating that we need to spend more public funds teaching obscure foreign languages in our schools, especially in the inner cities. How does a hundred mil sound, just for starters?

Anonymous said...

"Isn't the Tower of Babel story an object lesson illustrating that diversity is weakness?"

Partially. The Tower of Babel is a story about the results of government contracting.

Anonymous said...

Dennis Dale, I'm still trying to parse the two 30-something Muzzie lasses that come to my coffee shop with the veil (for modesty) and skin-tight jeans and tops (for display).
Other than the veil, their look is indistinguishable from that of the average Hispanic girl.

David said...

>we get no credit at all for our tolerance<

They will respect us when stop being tolerant.

David said...

>But it's pretty clear to me that right-thinking liberals have actually internalized the propaganda, and truly believe now that diversity is intrinsically good<

Thirteen years ago a colleague at work told me, "My new job will have a lot of diversity." "You mean you'll be working with a lot of minorities?" "No," she answered, puzzled, "I mean there will be a diverse range of things to do."

Diversity long ago became just one of those good things, like "a healthy diet."

Motherhood and apple pie and diversity.

"We must unify in order to increase diversity in our great land..." blah blah blah

Anonymous said...

"unity and diversity that makes us strong"

Can't remember hearing that formulation before.

Matthew said...

"After all, one of the things that makes America the greatest nation on Earth, but also, one of the things that makes Boston such a great city, is that we welcome people from all around the world"

Has anyone ever bothered to ask how little fucking sense this makes? Saying 'America is a nation of immigrants' is basically saying that America is what it isn't, that it's character is defined by the people who didn't grow up here, but who came from somewhere else. That the people whose culture (and dare I say DNA) shaped this nation and its history are completely irrelevant.

Svigor said...

(Why do you think, Whiskey, your ideas about black males outcompeting whites for women inspires so much ridicule? Because it's so obviously, painfully true.)

Right. You always entertain people politely when they say you molest children. You'd never deny, or *gasp* ridicule your accuser.

People ridicule Whiskey because he's a breathtakingly rude and dishonest troll.