We elected the man who stood for “God damn America”:
“I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal… This was the moment — this was the time — when we came together to remake this great nation …”
We voted for an evil and arrogant man whose only valuable skill was the ability to read from a teleprompter screen.
Barack Obama spent more than 20 years in a church that literally prayed that God would damn America. His personal arrogance invited divine damnation.
It appears we have very likely got what we wanted: an America no longer under God’s protection, but only under Obama’s.
No, We Can’t [John Derbyshire]
Read this piece.
It’s technical, but not intractably so, if you’re willing to concentrate for half an hour and chase down the links.
It’s also deeply pessimistic about our chances of doing anything much about the Gulf oil spill.
● BP drills a hole down through many layers of rock, of different strength and consistency, to the oil.
● The oil will then come up through this bore hole at great pressure.
● You do NOT want that pressure forcing the oil sideways into upper levels of the drilled-through rock.
● So you line the bore hole with steel casing, and cement in the space between casing and bore hole wall. This is deep-drilling S.O.P.
● Evidence from the Top Kill failure suggests that this casing-cement system is now fatally compromised.
● So we have “down hole leaks” — oil under colossal pressure forcing its way sideways into below-sea-bed rock formations.
● If you had (which of course we don’t) some massive cork to jam into the top of the bore hole and stop the gusher, all that sideways-leaked oil would just come bursting out through fissures opening up in the sea floor.
● For miles around.
● And even though we don’t have such a cork, the bore hole might collapse in on itself, with the same effect.
As the writer says: “The very least damaging outcome as bad as it is, is that we are stuck with a wide open gusher blowing out 150,000 barrels a day of raw oil or more.”
In slightly different words: The best we can hope for is that the thing just goes on gushing through the bore hole indefinitely. (Or until we can drill enough relief wells to reduce the pressure. Don’t hold your breath.)
I’m as horrified as anyone by this — if the guy has got it right, and I’ve understood him correctly. At the same time, as a constitutional pessimist, I’ll own to a certain grim satisfaction. The infantile optimism of post-JFK America may have met its match down there in the Gulf. Nature is not mocked.
If this analysis is correct, the consequences for America will be so devastating that they can’t be overstated.
The author says “Nature is not mocked.” I say God is not mocked.
Dr. Anne Wortham wrote an inspired article entitled, “No He Can’t” shortly after Obama’s election victory. On her highly insightful view, what won in 2008 was an attitude of helplessness begging for deliverance by a pseudo-messiah of big government socialistic bureaucracy.
We elected a president who promised to be our savior. But what we are now learning is that he is an incompetent failure who can’t do anything. We wait and wait for Obama to save us, but all he actually does is make a terrible problem even worse with his mismanagement.
Obama was hailed as our great deliverer. But where are we a year and a half later? Our unemployment rate is far higher now than it was when Bush left office (7.6%). Our out-of-control debt is far higher now than it was when Obama assumed office. Our housing industry is worse than it has ever been since records were maintained fifty years ago. Our war in Afghanistan is far worse was than it was when Obama assumed office.
And now we have oil spewing out of a hole in the sea floor, at a rate that is creating an Exxon Valdez damage every four days.
A writer from The Times in England, taking note of all the incredible arrogance of the Obama campaign, said the very day after Obama’s inauguration, “Obama may be the ‘no we can’t’ president.” In hindsight, it seems readily obvious that Daniel Finkelstein was right.
Is what is happening God’s divine judgment on America for it’s foolishness and wickedness in electing an evil man? I don’t know. God doesn’t tell me when He’s judging a nation. But I DO know that God DOES judge nations (see Psalm 82:8; 96:10; 110:6; Joel 3:12). And I DO know that even liberal sources such as the Huffington Post (and see also here) and Newsweek are using the word “apocalypse” to describe the terrible Gulf oil disaster. Maybe these liberal and very likely godless writers don’t realize it, but the term “apocalypse” is loaded with the sense of the revealing of divine judgment.
I also know that God is not mocked, and that whatever men sow, they will also reap (Galatians 6:7).
I am not a prophet, and God has not revealed to me that He is judging America for its departing from Him and turning to a false messiah who hates and mocks His ways:
But in my own heart, I believe that God is beginning to judge America by withdrawing His favor from this once great nation.
I believe that we are reaping the consequences of voting for “God damn America.” I wrote about that the night Obama won the election, and I have never found a single reason to change my mind.