lunes, 19 de enero de 2009

Against Obama

Ya sé que el Daily Mail no es The Times, pero a mi me gusta. Además, The Mail es, tras The Sun, el segundo diario más leído de Gran Bretaña con una tirada diaria de 1 millón de ejemplares.

En uno de sus recientes editoriales se despacha con Barack Obama y, sólo por eso, merece la pena traerlo a estas Opiniones impertinentes. Ya se sabe que para encontrar a alguien que critique a Obama en Europa hay que activar la Red Echelon o irse a San Roque de los Muchachos al observatorio del ENO.

Ahí lo dejo, no sin darle las gracias a la cubana Sara Li Salazar, que me lo mandó cortés y socarronamente.

A British View of Obama's Victory
January 6th 2009

A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad racist preacher Jeremiah Wright, the mainstream media who abandoned any sense of objectivity long ago, Europeans who despise America largely because they depend on her, comics who claim to be dangerous and fearless but would not dare attack genuinely powerful special interest groups. A victory for Obama-worshippers everywhere. A victory for the cult of the cult. A man who has done little with his life but has written about his achievements as if he had found the cure for cancer in between winning a marathon and building a nuclear reactor with his teeth. Victory for style over substance, hyperbole over history, rabble-raising over reality.

A victory for Hollywood , the most dysfunctional community in the world. Victory for Streisand, Spielberg, Soros and Sarandon. Victory for those who prefer welfare to will and interference to independence. For those who settle for group think and herd mentality rather than those who fight for individual initiative and the right to be out of step with meager political fashion.

Victory for a man who is no friend of freedom. He and his people have already stated that media has to be controlled so as to be balanced, without realizing the extraordinary irony within that statement. Like most liberal zealots, the Obama worshippers constantly speak of Fox and Limbaugh, when the vast bulk of television stations and newspapers are drastically liberal and anti-conservative. Senior Democrat Chuck Schumer said that just as pornography should be censored, so should talk radio. In other words, one of the few free and open means of popular expression may well be cornered and beaten by bullies who even in triumph cannot tolerate any criticism and opposition.

A victory for those who believe the state is better qualified to raise children than the family, for those who prefer teachers' unions to teaching and for those who are naively convinced that if the West is sufficiently weak towards its enemies, war and terror will dissolve as quickly as the tears on the face of a leftist celebrity.

A victory for social democracy even after most of Europe has come to the painful conclusion that social democracy leads to mediocrity, failure, unemployment, inflation, higher taxes and economic stagnation. A victory for intrusive lawyers, banal sentimentalists, social extremists and urban snobs.

Congratulations America

1 comentario:

jlcea dijo...

Soy de los que piensan que todo el mundo merece una oportunidad (sí, lo sé, soy un ingenuo) siempre y cuando no haya hecho algo en contra.
Y Obama no ha hecho nada malo.
El problema es que tampoco ha hecho nada bueno. Es decir, no ha hecho nada.
Es el triunfo de la emoción sobre la razón. Las sensaciones sobre los hechos.
Todo el mundo lo relaciona con Kennedy, probablemente el Presidente de USA más recordado y admirado. Pero ¿qué hizo? Pues nada, más que situar al mundo lo más cerca posible de una guerra nuclear (rianse de la crisis financiera), quedar en ridículo con la invasión de Cuba, hipotecar la sociedad americana por 15 años ( o más) con la guerra de Vietnam...
Nada salvo infundir ilusión, esperanza... Sensaciones, emociones.
Ya veremos.
Muy buen artículo.