The speech of CHris Krauthammer, no matter how one feels about everything he says that some us disagree with from time to time, has given a most excellent version of the Liberal Pathology. Manhattan Institute for Policy Research gave audience to Mr Krauthammers' nearly 50-minute video located here.
Gateway Pundit and Flopping Aces brings us all a short video, 2:15 in length of the 48:05 speech. It is truly an awesome event. The speech is called Decline is a Choice and he spells out the clinical decay of Americanized Liberalism. As far as I am concerned, Americanized Liberalism results in what we call the Liberal Pathology. In essence, America Sucks and only the Marxist-sociopathic liberals can fix everything. All you have to do is ask one of them.
Here is the 2:15 video with the rest at the Manhattan Institute previously posted.
One word? OUTSTANDING!
Here is portions of this outstanding speech.
Nothing is inevitable. Nothing is written. For America today, decline is not a condition. Decline is a choice. Two decades into the unipolar world that came about with the fall of the Soviet Union, America is in the position of deciding whether to abdicate or retain its dominance. Decline--or continued ascendancy--is in our hands...
Facing the choice of whether to maintain our dominance or to gradually, deliberately, willingly, and indeed relievedly give it up, we are currently on a course towards the latter. The current liberal ascendancy in the United States–controlling the executive and both houses of Congress, dominating the media and elite culture–has set us on a course for decline. And this is true for both foreign and domestic policies. Indeed, they work synergistically to ensure that outcome.
The current foreign policy of the United States is an exercise in contraction. It begins with the demolition of the moral foundation of American dominance. In Strasbourg, President Obama was asked about American exceptionalism. His answer? "I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism." Interesting response. Because if everyone is exceptional, no one is.
Indeed, as he made his hajj from Strasbourg to Prague to Ankara to Istanbul to Cairo and finally to the U.N. General Assembly, Obama drew the picture of an America quite exceptional--exceptional in moral culpability and heavy-handedness, exceptional in guilt for its treatment of other nations and peoples. With varying degrees of directness or obliqueness, Obama indicted his own country for arrogance, for dismissiveness and derisiveness (toward Europe), for maltreatment of natives, for torture, for Hiroshima, for Guantánamo, for unilateralism, and for insufficient respect for the Muslim world.
Quite an indictment, the fundamental consequence of which is to effectively undermine any moral claim that America might have to world leadership, as well as the moral confidence that any nation needs to have in order to justify to itself and to others its position of leadership.
...The liberal internationalism of today is different. It is not center-left, but left-liberal. And the new left-liberal internationalism goes far beyond its earlier Clintonian incarnation in its distrust of and distaste for American dominance. For what might be called the New Liberalism, the renunciation of power is rooted not in the fear that we are essentially good but subject to the corruptions of power--the old Clintonian view--but rooted in the conviction that America is so intrinsically flawed, so inherently and congenitally sinful that it cannot be trusted with, and does not merit, the possession of overarching world power.
For the New Liberalism, it is not just that power corrupts. It is that America itself is corrupt--in the sense of being deeply flawed, and with the history to prove it. An imperfect union, the theme of Obama's famous Philadelphia race speech, has been carried to and amplified in his every major foreign-policy address, particularly those delivered on foreign soil. (Not surprisingly, since it earns greater applause over there.) the rest is at the Weekly Standard.
[...] He is completely on the mark here and it should scare the bejesus out of you. [...]
[...] Of course, Krauthammer is right. From their energy policies, to their overspending and socialist agenda, to their foreign policy that includes bowing to dictators and surrendering on the battlefield liberals are determined to see the US fail. [...]
The Liberal Pathology demands of everyone in this Nation to fail as a government in its entirety, wants to dismiss us all from the constraints of our Constitution...because it doesn't go far enough. They desire strongly to "reform" this Nation into some morphed Obamaism, whatever that might well be.
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