SOUTH FLORIDA, March 22, 2015 — Is President Barack Obama a descendant of apes and pigs?
The very question is so mindbogglingly unacceptable that it makes former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s comments about Obama’s patriotism seem like child’s play.
Even asking such a horrible question would cause Chris Matthews and his MSNBC cohorts to scream racism at the top their lungs. For once, they would be right.
(Ignore the sneaky response of some that all people are descendants of apes. The debate of evolution versus creationism has absolutely nothing to do with this question. The question is directed only at Obama, not all of us.)
The question is incendiary, bigoted and downright vile. So why ask it?
Like a Hebrew Siddur, this question is meant to be read backward. Start with the answer and then answer the question.
Barack Obama is absolutely, positively, unequivocally not a descendant of apes and pigs.
So again, why ask the question?
Broaching the issue allows people to connect some dots that many are deliberately refusing to connect. The hypocrisy is overwhelming.
Asking whether a black man is a descendant from apes or pigs is properly considered racist. Jews have been called the descendants of apes and pigs for years. This anti-Semitic bile is responded to with the soothing sounds of crickets chirping. When Jews are the target of slurs, all of the promises to defend against hate speech are thrown out the window. President Obama is particularly guilty of tolerating this hateful rhetoric.
Jews are constantly compared to apes and pigs from various Arab, Muslim and other Middle Eastern cultures. The mullahs in Iran frequently use this language. Former Egyptian President and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi repeatedly uses this language. President Obama offered political support to Morsi and is engaging in dialogue and diplomacy with the mullahs.
Obama is not supporting these anti-Semites specifically because of their anti-Semitism. He is just ignoring their bellicosity to further his foreign policy vision.
Obama defenders insist that Obama should not be blamed for the words of others. People often have to do business with unsavory characters to further a noble agenda. This point would be valid if it were not so utterly hypocritical.
When Giuliani questioned whether Obama loved America, the liberal media thrust microphones in front of every Republican presidential contender. Giuliani’s comments were made at a private dinner, but that did not stop liberals from demanding that Scott Walker, Jeb Bush and every other 2016 Republican aspirant take a stand.
At no time has Obama publicly called out the mullahs, Morsi or anybody else for comparing Jews to apes and pigs. He issues half-hearted platitudes about understanding and tolerance while moving full speed ahead toward deals with those publicly threatening to wipe Israel off of the map. Obama’s criticism of such language is alarmingly tepid when he deigns to mention it at all.
Edmund Burke reminded the world that, “All that is necessary for evil to flourish is for good people to do nothing.” When traditional minorities such as blacks and gays are treated shabbily, Obama is prepared with lengthy speeches about teachable moments and our better angels. For some reason, Jews do not receive this protection. In Obamaworld, the ends justify the means. A few insults about eliminating Israel from Earth are a small price to pay for the greater good of a peace deal with anti-Semitic lunatics.
So no, Barack Obama is not a baboon or a piglet. He is a man, albeit a morally bankrupt one.
Barack Obama is a human being. Now he needs to start acting like one.