Sunday, November 15, 2009
President Obama's stupidity continues unabated
First (back in April this year) he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia.
Now he's bowed to the Emperor of Japan.
In each case, the cultural connotation is that the one who bows is establishing a subordinate, junior, even subservient relationship between himself and the person to whom he's bowing. Note that neither recipient is returning President Obama's bow in anything like the same degree.
Is the President so gormless that he can't grasp this? Or does he simply not care?
He's not acting as Mr. Obama, private citizen - in which case he's free to establish whatever sort of relationship he wants with those concerned. He's acting in his capacity as President of the United States of America. If he bows to the extent that those watching, from that cultural background, understand that he's just established a subservient relationship, he's doing that for his country, not just for himself - and that's flat-out wrong. The United States is subservient to God - it says so, right on our currency! - but not to any other nation on Earth.
Why is the idiot in the White House congenitally incapable of realizing, or understanding, or accepting this? Or is it that he's happy to portray his country as subservient to others?