Thursday, 25 December 2014

Hypocrisy on Steroids

What Obama and Stalin Have in Common 

At ContraCelsum we have a pathological, reflexive scepticism when it comes to politicians talking their own books.  We confess it to be a weakness.  A missing dragon scale on the flank of Smaug, as it were.  We just find it hard to believe the self-righteous rubbish pouring forth from the lower orifices of the Body Politic. 

Here is the latest contribution to the proverbial sewer.  First a bit of backstory:  Sony has decided to allow a token screening of its idiotic spoof about North Korea--The Interview.  President Obama made the following pronouncement from the Olympian heights:
On Tuesday, a White House spokesman said "the president applauds Sony's decision to authorize screenings of the film." "As the president made clear, we're a country that believes in free speech and the right of artistic expression," the spokesman added.
Well, thank goodness for that.  The United States, according to Pressie Obama, stands for "free speech and the right of artistic expression".
  Unless you happen to be a no-name video maker who just happened to be convenient cover and a superb tool of misdirection when Obama's White House and  Hillary Clinton's State Department were being asked to explain why the US Ambassador had been killed in Bengazi on September 11, 2012. 

At that time, the US Government, from the President down attempted to dissemble and attribute blame for the attack to the release of a no-name video produced by a no-name artist, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula which just happened to be critical of Islam.  Nakoula was subsequently thrown in prison.  Apparently, the Obamian doctrine of freedom of speech and the right of artistic expression applies only to the speech and artistic expression  approved by the Party.  Speech sending up the Korean dictator: APPROVED.  Speech sending up Islam: VERBOTEN. 

Stalin also believed in free speech and the right of artistic expression.  He and Obama would have got along just fine, it would seem.   


David said...

Is there no lie to big for a xtian to tell?

Do you know why Nakoula was jailed, or are you ignoring his criminal history in order to lie for Jesus?

John Tertullian and Contra Celsum said...

Of course, David, we are not unmindful of why Nakoula's breaching of parole and why he was jailed. But how did the world get to hear about him in the first place? Unless Pressie Obama and his cohorts had focused everyone's attention upon him, we would never have known about him and his deeds--at all. Moreover, the timing of the FBI's activity was rather suspect, don't you think. You may want to review the time-line again. But, despite all that, the point is, where was the Pressie's staunch defence of the man's liberty and rights of artistic expression? Why the hypocrisy and double standards? Why does the Pressie defend Sony's rights of artistic license and free expression, but not Nakoula's?