Saturday, February 6, 2010


This is hardly to be viewed as a surprise...unless you are still in denial that this guy is pissing on your leg while grinning, winking at you and telling you, "it's only water!" Many of us still need a wake-up call.

This will open your eyes! What does Obama read?

The name of the book Obama is reading is called: The Post-American World, and it was written by a fellow Muslim. "Post" America means the world After America ! Please forward this picture to everyone you know, conservative or liberal. We must expose Obama's radical ideas and his intent to bring down our beloved America !

Yup, they're right. This curdled my blood and seriously angered me. I'm not angered that our President is reading an intelligent book written by a highly respected authority on international politics. I'm only angered that people think so ill of the President that they look at the title of this book, knowing nothing about it, and jump to absurd conclusions. Here's what Publishers Weekly writes about this book:
When a book proclaims that it is not about the decline of America but the rise of everyone else, readers might expect another diatribe about our dismal post-9/11 world. They are in for a pleasant surprise as Newsweek editor and popular pundit Zakaria (The Future of Freedom) delivers a stimulating, largely optimistic forecast of where the 21st century is heading. We are living in a peaceful era, he maintains; world violence peaked around 1990 and has plummeted to a record low. Burgeoning prosperity has spread to the developing world, raising standards of living in Brazil, India, China and Indonesia. Twenty years ago China discarded Soviet economics but not its politics, leading to a wildly effective, top-down, scorched-earth boom. Its political antithesis, India, also prospers while remaining a chaotic, inefficient democracy, as Indian elected officials are (generally) loathe to use the brutally efficient tactics that are the staple of Chinese governance. Paradoxically, India's greatest asset is its relative stability in the region; its officials take an unruly population for granted, while dissent produces paranoia in Chinese leaders. Zakaria predicts that despite its record of recent blunders at home and abroad, America will stay strong, buoyed by a stellar educational system and the influx of young immigrants, who give the U.S. a more youthful demographic than Europe and much of Asia whose workers support an increasing population of unproductive elderly. A lucid, thought-provoking appraisal of world affairs, this book will engage readers on both sides of the political spectrum.
It's written by Fareed Zakaria, who is currently the managing editor of Newsweek, and was previously the editor of Foreign Affairs magazine. Here's a tidbit from his biography on Wikipedia:
After the 9/11 attacks, in a famous Newsweek cover essay, "Why They Hate Us," Zakaria argued that Islamic extremism had its roots in the stagnation and dysfunctions of the Arab world. Decades of failure under tyrannical regimes, all claiming to be Western-style secular modernizers, had produced an opposition that was religious, violent, and increasingly globalized. Since the mosque was a place where people could gather and Islam an institution that was outside the reach of censorship, they both provided a context for the growth of the political opposition. Zakaria argued for an inter-generational effort to create more open and dynamic societies in Arab countries, and thereby helping Islam enter the modern world.
Sound like a Muslim fanatic to you? Are you angry that your President is reading this book? I'm not. In fact, I'm going to add it to my reading list, it sounds pretty interesting. Thanks for the recommendation!

1 comment:

  1. You shouldn't judge a book by its cover - never more true.