Obama Lays Claim to Leadership

The United States and Great Britain present themselves as imperialistic hearts and souls during President Obama’s visit to London. Saying that the United States and the United Kingdom were “indispensable” partners, President Obama elevated the former world power to America’s partner in leadership. Noting that developing nations were not in any position to lead, Obama said, "The time for our leadership is now," because the two nations formed an axis of good. The West was thus called to a leadership role now and in the future. He rejected the idea that emerging nations such as China, India and Brazil "represent the future, and the time for our leadership has passed,” noting the United States and Britain "remain the greatest catalysts for global action."

The dictatorial powers these “liberal interventionists” have granted themselves serve, of course, global democratic development. The project following the destruction of any country that gets on the “wanted” list of the interventionists is properly called “nation building.” It has been most recently seen in Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq and finally in the Ivory Coast. In Libya, they’re assuring anyone lucky enough to survive a prosperous development. In the case of popular uprisings like Tunisia and Egypt, which were actually aimed at imperialistic rule and resulted in the toppling of pro-Western regimes, they will be included in the “nation building” as well. Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia and other illegitimate oil enclaves of imperialism, the old regimes are allowed to continue oppressing the anti-Western rabble.

Obama’s words reveal a naked, although culturally mediated, white racism when he says, "Being American or British is not about belonging to a certain group: it's about believing in a certain set of ideals—the rights of individuals and the rule of law."

Rights such as the “indispensability” of the United States and the United Kingdom, for example. That’s how it’s possible for “the grandson of a Kenyan who served as a cook in the British Army to stand before you as President of the United States,” he added. The presidential interpreter of dreams also opined that the young people of Damascus and Tehran would also embrace the American Dream if they could. And that was why the United States and Great Britain stood at their side he said, hinting at humanitarian interventions yet to come.

As far as the young people of Ramallah and Gaza are concerned, Mr. President apparently doesn’t have a clue. When considered along with the reality of an Israeli occupation, Obama’s American Dream looks about as substantial as American soap bubbles.