We’re following up some unfinished business from our post, here.
So, if the President has time to go over to Europe to make a pitch for the Olympics (no problem) and to pick up the hardware and cash for his Nobel prize (still, no problem) then why is he not swinging by Berlin to celebrate the toppling of the Berlin Wall which also represented the demise of the flagship franchise of the most brutal, deadly, freedom-loathing and totalitarian political ideology of all time (problem?).
In short: it’s just not his trip, dig?
Again, this all goes back to the man’s associations and bona fides. Precisely what is it about Obama’s educational, organizing and political careers that would suggest that he would think this is a big deal… an instance to celebrate? Now, intellectually, we’re sure the President thinks that all that killing in the name of or as a direct result of statist policy was pretty icky and even, at times, unseemly but there is absolutely nothing to the man of which we are aware that holds a principled revulsion to communism.
How could there be?
The man has spent his entire adult life surrounded by those who if not actively campaigning for collectivist ideals were at least apologizing for their agonizing results. There is nothing that we see in him either emotionally or intellectually that would view the 20th anniversary of the fall of this wall as cause for the supremely joyous, knock down – drag out, drunken bacchanal that it should be.
Which is giving us a few ideas for the evening of November 9.