Ever since World War II, the United States has prided itself on being number 1. This classification of superiority has generally been reserved for things at least perceived as being positive attributes, e.g. the biggest economy, the most upward mobility, the most effective military, etc.
However, if the United States were trying to achieve the number 1 position in hypocrisy, then President Barack Obama has made a two-week jaunt the crossing of the finish line for a country racing to be labeled as the most hypocritical nation on the face of the earth.
Step 1 was his appearance and speech in Hanoi, Vietnam on May 24. In the course of delivering a speech calling for the peaceful resolution of maritime disputes, particularly in the South China Sea, Obama uttered perhaps one of the most glaringly hypocritical statements to come from the mouth of a U.S. President. Indeed, his statement was even more hypocritical than the general “America represents freedom and democracy” claptrap. “Big nations should not bully smaller ones. Disputes should be resolved peacefully,” Obama said.
If the world operated according to reason and rationality, it would not be the United States lecturing other countries on the dangers of bullying, it would be Vietnam, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Pakistan, Libya, Nicaragua, and much of the Third World lecturing the United States. Unfortunately for Americans, however, empire does always tend to come home eventually. When it does, an apathetic public will no doubt regret their lack of opposition to the war machine.
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 650 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.
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