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America Drowns, But Obama Throws the Mideast Our Life Preserver

It's the kind of stupid you can only afford with other people's money.

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Kyle-Anne Shiver

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May 20, 2011 - 12:00 am

Taking a brief timeout from his perennial campaign, Obama has given a big speech on the Middle East. It’s not surprising how many billions more dollars Obama wants in his quest to save the world with our money.

None of that really matters, though, to the struggling American who’s out of work, on food stamps, facing double-digit inflation in every necessity of life, or fed up to his neck hearing Obama brag about getting bin Laden.

Forget the speech, dear readers. I’ll give you the whole thing in a nutshell:

America drowns while Obama throws our own life preserver to the Middle East.

Nothing this stupid, of course, is ever attempted by people using their own money. This special kind of stupid is reserved to those writing checks on other people’s bank accounts.

America is drowning in debt and the adolescent president makes another round of impossible-to-keep promises to the world he thinks he can save.

What is the very first law of life-saving? This is not hard stuff.

The very first law — the unbreakable natural law — is: a drowning person cannot save another. That’s cannot, as in “is not able.” A drowning person trying to save another merely dooms both to death — more quickly.

This is the same law which operates on airplanes. It goes against the grain of altruism. Which is why the airlines always put extra emphasis on the life-savers law when giving the safety lecture before takeoff. As all wise readers — especially frequent flyers — are aware, the flight attendant takes special time to advise passengers that when the oxygen masks pop out, one must act contrary to one’s altruistic instincts and apply one’s own oxygen mask first — before attempting to help another, whether an elderly person or one’s own child seated nearby.

This is not selfishness. It’s life-saving 101.

What the flight attendants don’t need to spell out is what will happen if you ignore this simple rule. If you don’t put your oxygen mask on first — idiot! — you will most likely pass out before you can save either your kid or yourself!

The same natural law, of course, applies to mothers of newborns. Good doctors are very aware of the mother’s inclination to deprive herself of essential sleep and nourishment to serve the needs of her wholly dependent infant. New mothers are known to practically collapse under the weight of maternal instinct, if not heavily cautioned on the natural laws of preservation. If the mother so exhausts herself and does not tend to her own needs first, her infant stands a much-diminished chance of surviving and thriving. This is not rocket science, but it goes against the grain of the maternal instinct and so must be stated — often many times — before the first-time mother actually gets it.

There’s an old expression that serves good purpose here. Be careful that you don’t become so heavenly that you’re no earthly good.
Having high ideals and unselfish goals is something for which all good people strive. But when one’s high-minded desires overwhelm the basics of self-preservation, then all that high-flying, “do-unto-others” rhetoric actually becomes more destructive than the most selfish person could ever be. Folks just minding their own business and taking care of their own needs, at the very least, do no harm to others. Do-gooders, on the other hand, always minding other people’s business while ignoring their own, often do quite a lot of harm – even to those they insist they are really trying to help.

Which brings us back to President Obama and his innate arrogance. Only a truly arrogant fool, using other people’s money, could possibly ask the struggling American taxpayer to dole out more money to save the world — at a point when we cannot even save ourselves from economic crash-and-burn reality.

What’s even worse about this fool’s-errand speech is that the money he’s promising on our behalf is for the Islamic regimes which daily threaten to destroy our way of life and grow stronger as we grow weaker. Any American with a mere grain of common sense will see this presidential folly as not merely stupid but also traitorous.

Just imagine for a moment, dear readers, if the World War II generation had attempted to use the Obama strategy to defeat Nazism. Instead of bombing the SOBs into ignominious defeat and occupation, we could have given them billions to make nice with us. Right. Great strategy. The Nazis would have used the money to build more “ovens” and get to atom bomb superiority, all the while laughing and sending their best and brightest suck-up artists to the diplomacy tables.

This is, by the way, precisely what the North Koreans do with every nickel we send to them for food, supposedly to give to their people. We send money to crooked, evil regimes every day around the globe, which is turned into weapons that will one day be used against us. But I digress into common-sense thinking — way too much for D.C. do-gooders and bureaucrats to understand.

This “strategy” is simple: give your enemies the rope with which to hang you.

Now, it is highly unlikely that Obama will be able to wrangle another dime out of a Congress made more sober with each day’s increasing deficit hanging over their heads. But that won’t stop the teenager in chief from promising another huge increase in Dad’s American Express limit to all the beggars of the world.

The next time anyone wonders why Ron Paul’s “cut off every penny of foreign aid” message resonates with so many Americans, here is the clue.

Only ninnies of the lowest order try to save the whole world when they cannot even save themselves.

Kyle-Anne Shiver is an independent citizen journalist. She is a frequent contributor to PJ Media and American Thinker. She blogs at www.commonsenseregained.com.
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