Honestly, could Obama embarrass the office of the president any more? This administrations’ lack of curiosity when it comes to the countries they visit is spectacular. From preaching to the Austrians about their Austrian language, to bowing to the emperor of Japan, it almost seems like it is on purpose. So this weekend, his Highness went to the G8 summit in Northern Ireland and of course thought it necessary to stick his foot in his mouth:
“If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation,”.
Clearly, this man has no idea what caused the confect in Ireland over the past several 100 years. It is apparent that he believes it’s just a ‘religious thing’. So it’s up to him to tell these backwater hillbilly’s to just stop clinging to your
guns and religion and get yourselves some
state approved school’n and you’d all just be get’n along like a pig in poop!
What an idiot. If he’d take two seconds to actually ask someone he would discover that politics, not religion, was the culprit for the ongoing fighting between the Orangemen and the Catholics. The religious affiliation of the various camps was simply a way to determine who was on your team. In fact, the fighters did not fight so much for religious fervor at all but rather for political gain. So for Obama to go to Northern Ireland and lecture them about something he knows nothing about is just pathetic.
But that’s not all from this nugget of wisdom. In his speech, he suggests that having schools affiliated with various religions is divisive. Where the hell did that come from? How many schools in the US are affiliated with some religious order? My guess is somewhere in the 10’s of thousands. Where is the constant rioting in the streets Obama is suggesting in his speech?
Again, Obama gets caught filtering things through his liberal spectacles. Northern Ireland has been racked with conflict for most of the last century; thus, any progressive worth their salt can clearly see that the problem is - they don’t have mandated public schools where the young can be
indoctrinated taught proper
progressive thinking. So Obama, never one to shy away from imparting his vast
knowledge, gives a speech denouncing religious schools as the cause of the
conflict (with no evidence whatsoever).
I tell you what, if he feels so comfortable lecturing people about the evils of religious affiliated schools, why doesn’t he get on down to Cairo and lecture the Muslim/Christians about their schools? I’m sure they’d be all ears