The other day our Flemish correspondent VH produced a well-researched and thoughtful article about Indonesia and Barry Soetoro, a.k.a. Barack Hussein Obama. Dymphna and I were dismayed by the lack of reader response, given how much time, energy, and bandwidth has been given over to (for example) arguing about Russia.
The election on Tuesday will be one of the pivotal events of the early 21st century, and the Islamic aspects of Barry Soetoro’s childhood in Indonesia deserve close scrutiny, since they may affect the well-being of millions of people once he takes the reins of power.
I just posted another article about Russia, and I’m sure there will be a hundred more comments on it with people rehashing the same old arguments.
But, just for a change of scenery, I suggest a visit to VH’s excellent article before the election results turn the this, the twilight of American democracy, into ancient history.
Here’s what Dymphna had to say about these matters in a comment (the only comment so far) on VH’s post:
In looking through post listings on our dashboard, I noticed with surprise that this essay has no comments. Not a one.
Birds chirping. Silence.
This is amazing. Two trackbacks — and good ones, I might add — but nary a word on our blog addressed to this wealth of material.
It is worrying that this essay is passed over as though it’s not even here. The Russian thread went on endlessly, though Russia is of peripheral interest to us AT THE MOMENT compared to Obama’s origins. After all, where he comes from and what his influences are could have a direct and lasting impact on about half the people who read this blog.
So I have been contemplating why the post is simply ignored and my pondering led to this comment. Since nary another soul has seen fit to respond to it, I will write at length. It doesn’t make up for the lack of response, but it does make me feel better to let it all hang out.
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Certainly the material presented in this post is fascinating. Not just what we learn about Barry Soetoro’s early childhood experiences — though they are crucial to the fate of America if he wins the election. It reminds one of the old saying “give me a child until he is six and he is mine forever.”
As our poster makes clear, little Barry internalized the Koran early on. He did it the same way I internalized the Latin Mass at that age. Just as I can still recite the “Gloria” or the Introit of that ancient liturgy, no doubt O can still chant parts of the Koran in perfect Arabic.
In other words, such intensive training, for better or worse, stays with you. It doesn’t go away just because you “grow up” and move on to other things. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s apt lines about the depth of childhood’s faith and of one’s “lost saints” is operative here.
Thus li’l Barry’s formative experiences in Indonesia (before he was shipped back to Hawaii) plus the growing cultural unrest and instability in the region are crucial in two areas: the first is the implications they have for our election here in the US, and the second is for the coming destabilization of the area.
This could mean big trouble for Australia, at the very least.
So why do you think this post about Obama was passed by in silence? Does the disturbing knowledge about his childhood formation combine with the fear we have that Obama’s handlers will turn us irrevocably toward a European “solution” for what was the exceptionalism represented by the US character? We all be socialists now??
Are we now to be judged safer by the world because we will be tamed by a talker rather than led by a man of action? To those America-hating Europeans who so love Obama, who would vote for him if they could, here is a warning: be careful for what you wish. When the One takes over, your exultation may change to dismay as the realization sets in that you’re on your own to handle the thugs in the larger world. Obama will be too busy talking to those same thugs to notice your plight.
The Obama juggernaut, so carefully planned and executed by Bill Ayers & Co (the same Ayers who thought the deaths of 25 million Americans a small collateral price to pay for the triumph of his plans) may appear to many as an inevitable rape. With no way to stop it, we numb out and wait for it to be over. We hope he won’t inflict more damage than Carter did, when in reality Obama’s handlers are more brutal than FDR ever dreamed.
The abnegation of the US media regarding Obama is another tipping point. This slide to the bottom where they will live now with the other mud-feeding fish makes them a new species of “journalists”.
What they have done in this election makes their treatment of Bill Clinton look harsh in comparison. If they were “in the tank” for the latter, they are actually flushing their heads down the toilet for the One.
Who feels up for the quixotic task of fighting these piranha for Obama? You only have to look at what they did to Joe the Plumber to know you’re in dangerous waters. That attack could not have taken place without the active cooperation of the frenzied press as they followed the Leader.
So I interpret the passing over of “Indonesia, Terrorism, and Barry Soetoro” as a kind of unvoiced despair. This hopelessness applies not only to the coming election, but to the ratcheting up of the violence and increasing Islamization of Barry’s childhood home place.
Here is some information from one of the links in the post:
The marriage of an underage girl to a wealthy Muslim cleric in Bedono village, Semarang regency, Central Java, has sparked controversy in the community.
A Muslim boarding school head, 43-year-old Pujiono Cahyo, known also as Syech Puji, married 12-year-old Lutfiana Ulfa at his home on August 8. He told reporters Friday that the wedding ceremony, held at 3 p.m. local time, was witnessed by thousands of guests.
“The wedding was carried out openly. If people want to comment, please do. I don’t care about the legal threats because I have my own basic reasons. I know the limitations. If she hasn’t menstruated, I won’t have sexual intercourse with her,” said Puji.
Puji is the director of PT Sinar Lendoh Terang and owner of the Miftahul Jannah boarding school, an impressive building along the highway between Semarang and Yogyakarta. Apparently his first wife, 26-tear-old Umi Hani, was the one who suggested he marry again.
“She was the one who proposed it. Then, a campaign team went looking for a prospective wife. So, not only politicians have campaign teams,” he added jokingly.
“So, what have I done wrong? My reasons stem from a book titled Aisyah Saja Nikah Muda (Aisyah Herself Married Young), written by Ummu Aisyah.”
Just another Muslim who has to check his girl-wife’s underwear every month as he awaits the consummation of his marriage to a child. Ho hum. Yawn. Just another cultural difference.
I am grateful to the author of this post for the work he did in collecting so much unpalatable material. What depressing work!
Here he explains the character of the area, and what people deeply believe about Obama:
So-called “moderate” Indonesians would never send their child to such mengaji classes; therefore his parents were not of the “moderate” sort, but were devoted Muslims. Indonesians are waiting for him to come out the closet, and believe his “Christianity” is nothing but kitman.
After the election he will admit to being a devoted Muslim, many say in comments. “I’m drawn to the idea of an American president who can wear a sarong with style, and who feels nostalgic when he hears the call to prayer,” writes a commenter in the Jakarta Post.
Let us hope that all he feels is “nostalgia”. Let us hope this nostalgia doesn’t translate into an even more fervent advocacy for a furthering Islamization of the US begun by George Bush. The moles in our government must be ecstatic. Obama proves to them that Allah has blessed this campaign in ways they could not have imagined. The state of our economy, and that of the whole world, is proof to them that Allah lives and interferes in human events.
Based on the lack of response to this particular post, I’d say the rest of us are numb by now. The United Socialist States of America has already begun. All the One need do is take up the reins of the funeral carriage in which rests our comatose economy. He and his henchmen in the Imperial Congress will bury it alive with nary a whimper from any of us.
The present is surely as sickening as living in Munich must have been in the 1930’s.