“The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
Not necessarily. Remember what happened when FDR allied himself with Josef Stalin to defeat Nazi Germany. At war’s end, Stalin gobbled up half of Europe with FDR’s leave. The U.S. was saddled with a costly “cold war” with our former “friend” Soviet Russia for nearly half a century. See Diana West’s path-breaking book, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character, for details, or here, about how “mainstream” historians deny the truth of West’s thesis. The USSR was never a friend of America.
The proverb suggests that two opposing parties can or should work together against a common enemy. Although it is often described as an Arabic proverb, there is no evidence of such an origin.
But now I can say that the friends of my enemies are without question or a shade of doubt my enemies, as well.
To begin with, every one of them is a liar.
Daniel Greenfield, in his December 12th FrontPage column, “Lying in Post-Truth America,” prefaced his comments with a reprise of Bill Clinton’s lies about Monica Lewinsky, then remarked:
Clinton’s antics set the stage for a current administration which can never be caught in a lie because it’s lying all the time. Obama and his people don’t just lie, they lie about the lies and then they lie about those lies. Bringing them in to testify just clogs the filters with an extra layer of lies.
Invite [Jonathan] Gruber to testify about the time that he admitted that the administration had been lying and the only thing that will happen is more lies being told by a man who is there only because he lied….
Journalists repeatedly dismissed ObamaCare scandals by arguing that no one could have taken Obama’s claims at face value anyway. When Obama promised Americans that they could keep their doctors, the housewife in Topeka, the freelance programmer in San Francisco and the geologist in Tulsa were supposed to be as knowing as the Washington press corps and realize that he didn’t mean it….
Obama doesn’t simply lie. He exists in a truth-free zone. He doesn’t stumble with any construction as clumsy as Kerry’s “I actually did vote for the $87 billion, before I voted against it.” He does not start with truthful facts. His starting point is in an imaginary territory. It ends in an imaginary territory. If the two imaginary territories are different, it scarcely matters because neither place was ever real….
Lying is the faking of reality, of committing fraud by concocting an illusion for others. To the liar, something has GOT to be true, for otherwise the liar hasn’t a claim to anyone else’s attention and without the lie the liar is an empty-handed boob and nobody. Or because the truth will condemn the liar to jail or social ostracism. To the liar, reality must conform to his lies. If it doesn’t, then he will blame it on the Möbius Strip that the liar wishes you also to believe is the nature of existence, that everything is in a Heraclian flux. That way, neither he nor you can claim any authority about what is a truth or a lie.
Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Feinstein, and Jonathan Gruber, among others, wanted Obamacare foisted on the country, so they all participated in a lie. Americans are suckers, claimed Gruber, and should never be given an even break. Lies can be told to them because it’s for their own good. But the truth behind the nature of Obamacare wasn’t a lie. He was caught out by his own hubris.
Gruber made the mistake of boasting about it at an obscure conference he thought no one else would ever care to learn about, and went into detail about the machinations of his and his allies’ minds and explained the rationale behind their collective lies. Even in his Congressional testimony his apology for calling the American voter “stupid” is a lie; his crime makes Richard Nixon, perceived as a lying used car salesman, seem like an artless novice. Bill Clinton beat him hands down. Concerning Gruber, the sound we heard in Congress was his imitation of Porky Pig.
Barack Obama, however, is a congenital liar about everything. He probably even boasts to others that he could give the golf pro Jack Nicklaus a run for his money, and believes it.
If he exists in what Greenfield called a “truth-free” zone, or in an “alternative universe” in which a paper cornucopia of wealth flows from solar panels and Muslim outreach and healthy school lunches and the milk and honey are actually vinegar and rationed Trail Mix, then it is thanks to generations of philosophers, going back to David Hume, Immanuel Kant and Georg Hegel (or even further back to Plato) who preached that “reality” is not accessible to man. It exists in some other-worldly realm impervious to man’s lying, stunted senses, so, who knows what the truth is?
The truth is what I say it is, asserts the liar, and who is anyone to question my special powers of kenning it. Truth can be “A” and “non-A” at the same time or any combination of “X” and “Z” and “Y” or whatever else I say it is. Let’s pass Obamacare, turn it into an ironclad law, except when the President rewrites it, and then we can see what’s in it.
However, who are my enemies, who pose as my friends yet side with my other enemies?
First and foremost: President Barack H. Obama, our National Community Organizing Expert, enemy of the Constitution, and Liar-in-Chief.
Second: everyone who, with starry-eyed hankerings for the unearned and the redistribution of what they never built, voted for Obama first, and then, after seeing the destruction he wrought on the country, and even in their own lives in the way of Obamacare, cost of living increases, unemployment, scandals, inflation, the increase in the national debt, blatant cronyism, corruption, and foreign policy disasters that will redound repeatedly on America in the future like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, voted for him again in 2012.
Third: his Progressive, Socialist, and soft-pedaling Communist allies in Congress, in both houses. This includes Nancy Pelosi, Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (U.S. Senators for Virginia, my current domicile), Harry Reid, John Boehner, and the whole Rouges’ Gallery of politicians, most of them Democrats or pretend Republicans.
Fourth: the Mainstream Media, Obama’s private NGO cum news dispenser, the lap dog of the White House’s policy of dissimulation and disinformation, and unpaid propaganda bureau. This includes prominent columnists, pundits, apologists for America, and writers and blog sites that project more empathy for the enemy and totalitarians than they do f or the victims of statist and Mideast (read Islamic) savagery.
Fifth: Islam, in the person of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and all of its Hamas-Terrorist affiliations, such as ISNA, ICNA, MSA, and other alphabetic linkages beyond, such as ISIS, the PA, Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Hezbollah, and any other Islamic terrorist organizations.
Sixth: all the other Islamic States, such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and all the small fry Islamic States. I may as well throw in Turkey. The blitzkrieg of ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) is comparable to Mohammad’s campaign on the Arabian Peninsula in the 7th century to bring the whole region under his and Islam’s thumb.
Seventh: Career race-baiters and “What? Me Worry?” ignoramuses who have a vested interest in racial strife and conflict, and work diligently perpetuate them on the slightest pretext, regardless of reality, such as Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson. In his own special category of pulpit-pounding racism, I also name Nation of Islam head Louis Farrakhan.
Eighth: Conservatives who can’t decide on which side their principles (if any) and convictions (if any) should reside: Freedom, or a status quo as defined by their alleged enemies, Democrats.
Tenth: Less-than-billionaires who donated to Obama’s re-election, many of whom donated to his first election.
Eleventh: Any and all Federal and state regulatory agencies established to regulate trade, human activities, and social relationships, such as the Internal Revenue Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, Health and Human Services, the Drug Enforcement Administration, among myriad others.
There are many others that merit my eternal hostility, but I think these eleven ought to suffice for the moment. Then there are the “lone wolf” enemies, such as American book and newspaper publishers, who refused to reproduce the Mohammad cartoons of 2005 and even in a Yale University Press book about The Cartoons That Shook the World lest they “offend” the gentle sensibilities of Muslims and anger them to the point that they would go on murderous rampages and call for the end of freedom of speech.
And let us not forget the major and “inadvertent” faux pas of Scholastic, Inc., which recently published a children’s book that omitted Israel from a map of the Mideast. Or, given the rising tide of anti-Semitism, was the omission instead an instance of la négligence consciente? Perhaps Wizard Harry Potter, whose exploits are published by Scholastic, whisked by on his broom and with a flick of his magic wand made Israel disappear from the minds of Scholastic’s cartographers. I’m trying to imagine the discredited Protocols of the Elders of Zion in the curriculum of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
That curriculum, however, seems to be shared by most American schools and universities.
All in all, one’s “friends” are not necessarily one’s “friends.” They could be one’s worst enemies.
Moral: Choose your friends wisely. And make sure your enemy knows you are not his friend.