Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Obama's Swanky Event for Human Rights Terrorists

My mother grew up in Boston's hub for Irish when they immigrated from Ireland - Roxbury where anyone who is anyone went to St. Patrick's.   The Irish community migrated to Southie and Dorchester around the 1950s or  so.  Growing up in Boston, the nobility, class and faithfulness of our Irish Catholic heritage was reflected in everything we said, we did, we were. I missed that terribly when I moved to the suburbs.  I don't actually know if it exists anywhere.  We seemed to scatter.

For as long as I can remember, my mother would tell me that when the nuns at St. Pats would teach about the Book of Revelation, they would tell the students that Catholics and America would be in terrible danger when the red dragon rose into power.    When she told me, she would get very serious and tell me as though she were passing me something prophetic from very wise and holy women who warned her, something I needed to remember.

I've thought about it from time to time as our economy and failing banks have increasingly been bailed out and financed by the Communist Chinese and as more of our goods had "made in China" stamped on the bottom.

As I watched the Obamas bowing to Hu, I was thinking today that it seems like a lifetime ago when we lived in a country that sanctioned dictators who treated their countrymen with ferocious inhumanity. 

Look at this picture - is it me or the communist flag taking a place of honor in front of our White House and beside our American flag. 

Can you believe this terrorist is being treated with royalty and a swanky event on behalf of the American people? 

Harry Reid was the only person to have the backbone to state the reasons why he declined to attend the event in disgust?

“He is a dictator,” Reid told a Las Vegas television station yesterday. “He can do a lot of things through the form of government they have. Maybe I shouldn’t have said ‘dictator,’ but they have a different type of government than we have, and that is an understatement.”

Several US Reps did not mince words:

Republican Representative Dana Rohrabacher of California, a longtime critic of China’s human-rights record, called Hu an “oppressor” and a “murderer,” questioning why Obama was giving a respectful welcome to “a monstrous regime.”

Democratic Representative Albio Sires of New Jersey said China was seeking “world domination.” New Jersey Republican Representative Chris Smith suggested that Hu should be brought before an international criminal tribunal instead of feted at the White House.

The remarks were in contrast to the scene today at the executive mansion, where Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed Hu with an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn.
Obama said the U.S. and China “have an enormous stake in each other’s success.” Hu said, “Our cooperation as partners should be based on mutual respect.”

Enormous stake in each other's success?  Partners based on mutual respect?

Do you think for a moment Obama would invite the South African Aparthied and say such a spineless and insensitive thing?

This is what cowardice and heartless arrogance looks like when it veils itself as civility and charity.


Anonymous said...

Mark Mallett has a very long post on China and the future up as of yesterday.


Caroline said...

I second that about the Mark Mallet post. It's excellent.

A good book to read is 'Perseverance Through Faith',the story of Father Aedan McGrath, an Irish priest caught in the crossfire of Mao's madness when he was sent to China to spread the mission of The Legion of Mary. Mao thought the Legion his #1 enemy and imprisoned Father McGrath for "attempting to overthrow the people's state power of New China."

The story is how he survived Chinese prison and torture for 2 1/2 years ~ fighting against a regime that had no limit to hatred and vengeance.

I have friends in the Legion that met him.


Jerry said...

Obama is only the tip of the iceberg. The US has been courting commie China since Nixon, through H.W. Bush and Clinton.
It's about money. Even after the Tiananmen Square murders, Bush's diplomats went in secret to encourage China to calm down so we could keep business as usual (see link). What's a few murders between friends?

Caroline mentions Fr. McGrath. Here's an article that has an account from a Catholic bishop about Mao's takeover (see italics near the top):

Even the Vatican is patronizing the Chicoms, pushing for unity between faithful Catholics and the murderous govt. The most horrifying example of this is the Vatican (via Cdl. Bertone) recognizing Bishop An Shuxin as bishop of Baoding while the true bishop Su Zhimin rots under arrest since 1997. How can there be two faithful bishops, one who lives in comfort with govt approval, and the other who suffers under govt arrest? This is a grave scandal to the faithful and will mislead Catholics into compromise with communists. This is to the shame of Pope Benedict.

Folks today are all too willing to compromise with communists and flirt with socialism in our government. I'm afraid things will get a lot worse until the pope consecrates Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the world's love affair with communism comes to an end.

Louise said...

And what about that red dress?

As someone has recently said, "Don't listen to what they say. Watch what they do."

Jerry said...

P.S. Here are those articles as links, and two I left out.

re Bush

Bishop re Mao takeover

re Cdl. Bertone's China comprmise

FYI: The Cardinal Kung Foundation

Carol McKinley said...

I'll have to check out Mark's post - thanks for letting me know about it. Caroline and Jerry thanks for the book recommendation and links. I don't know if I can stomach it this week -- but it sounds like walter czizik (sp?) I'm scared to read Jerry's links!

Louise, the red dress stuck out to me too. Something isn't right with that family.