Ronald Reagan and John Wayne were good friends. With his familiar smile, former president Ronald Reagan once said something to the effect that whenever I have a problem situation, I ask myself, “What would John Wayne have done?”
With regard to terror attacks, Mr. Obama might ask himself, What would Malcolm X do?
Malcolm X once said, “I don’t believe in any form of unjustified extremism. But I believe when a man is exercising extremism, a human being is exercising extremism is defense of liberty for human beings, it’s no vice.”
This is what Barack Obama said about Malcolm X in his own autobiography, Dreams From My Father:
“In every page of every book, in Bigger Thomas and invisible men, I kept finding the same anguish, the same doubt; a self-contempt that neither irony nor intellect seemed able to deflect. Even Du Bois’ learning and Baldwin’s love and Langston’s humor eventually succumbed to its corrosive force, each man finally forced to doubt art’s redemptive power, each man finally forced to withdraw, one to Africa, one to Europe, one deeper into the bowels of Harlem, but all of them in the same weary flight, all of them exhausted, bitter men, the devil at their heels. Only Malcolm X’s autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me.”
By Obama’s own admission, Malcolm X was one of the biggest influences in his intellectual and cultural development.
Obama has said that he admired Malcolm and even used some of his rhetoric. Obama used the ‘hoodwinked and bamboozled phrase’ made popular in Spike Lee’s epic Malcolm X bio-pic. Spike Lee, one on the biggest proponent’s of Malcolm’s legacy, has been very enthusiastic of his support for Barack Obama as has Malcolm’s family.
Obama’s mentor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, drew inspiration from Malcolm X. His God Damn America speech was taken from Malcolm’s famous ‘chickens coming home to roost’ statement after Kennedy’s assassination. After the controversy of Reverend Wright’s statements, Obama spoke on the anger that both Reverend Wright and Malcolm X in his More Perfect Union Speech.
“The anger is real; it is powerful; and to simply wish it away, to condemn it without understanding its roots, only serves to widen the chasm of misunderstanding that exists between the races,” Mr. Obama said.
Malcolm X began as a community organizer like Obama.
Malcolm said this about the factors for change: “Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.”
Is Mr. Obama angry but taking a more peaceful and devious path to change? Is that the root of his inaction over terrorism and everything anti-traditional-America?
Does Mr. Obama see radical Islamists as existing because of our evil, racist oppression by the United States? Is he sympathetic to them?
The recent terror attacks in Canada and in New York City must be dealt with appropriately but if history is any measure, they won’t be.
Will we soon have calls by Mr. Obama’s followers to ban axes? Since one Canadian officer was killed and another run over by terrorist driving a car, will there be calls for car control? Will we do everything but call the problem what it is?
Will we hear that this fully functioning human being was somehow just mentally deranged? Couldn’t we put all ISIS in that category?
Will the horror on a Queens, NY street be called what it is?
Officer Kenneth Healey, 25, had just four months on the job when Zale Thompson brought on axe down on the back of his head. Healy is in serious but stable condition. One eyewitness said he appeared unable to move.
With the first blow, another officer’s arm was broken by the axe-wielding suspect. A second blow missed. As the other two officers yelled “drop it”, with guns drawn, the suspect brought the axe down for a third time on Officer Healy’s head.
Officer Healy is married with a baby at home.
Eyewitness Larry Bethune, 44, who watched the violence unfold at Jamaica Avenue and 160th Street, said: “The cops yelled, ‘Drop it!’
“He raised his arm up high and brought it straight down on the cop’s head,” the Hollis resident added.
“The cop went down to the ground face-first . . . The cop’s just lying there with blood pouring down his face. He didn’t move.”
The perpetrator, Zale Thompson, was shot dead by police.
Instead of giving the warning, a bullet would have been better, but there were pedestrians around. A 29-year-old woman walking a half-block away was struck in the back by a stray police bullet and was in stable condition, according to police sources.
The attacker was Zale Thompson, 32, of Queens, who is an Islamist. His Facebook page has Islamic rants. On the same site he wrote that he is a graduate of Teacher’s College Columbia University. His page also says that he went to the The College of New Rochelle and High School of Graphic Communications Arts.
There is one unconfirmed report that the hatchet attacker Zale Thompson is also known as Zaim Farouq Abdul-Malik.
Thompson is known as scholarly but weird.
He is also being described as a racist white-hater with Islamic leanings. The NYPD admits it’s a likely act of terror but will the FBI?
When the Canadian police recently described the two terror attacks on their soil as attacks by radical Islam, Mr. Obama was careful to call it extremism.
If we can’t call it what it is, we can’t respond appropriately. Mr. Obama’s failure to recognize the problem will get many people killed.
In a CNN report, it’s said that Thompson was discharged from the Navy and that he had a criminal record in California. His Navy discharge was related to misconduct.
Thompson’s last-known address is unknown. He is 32 years old. On his LinkedIn page, Thompson lists his skills as Microsoft Office, Public Speaking and Research.
Law enforcement sources say a look into Thompson’s chatter online revealed he had ties to a radical U.S.-based radical Islamic leader who advocated aggression against the American government.
In September an account believed to be that of Thompson posted a comment to a YouTube video supporting ISIS, seemingly justifying the group’s atrocities.
“If you’re looking for ‘perfect’ Muslims who never make any mistakes in their Jihad, then you will be looking in vain! If the Zionists and the Crusaders had never invaded and colonized the Islamic lands after WW1, then there would be no need for Jihad! Which is better, to sit around and do nothing, or to Jihad fisabeelallah!”
Listen to the garbage some youth in this country are being fed. It’s very scary stuff:
Our friends in Ottawa Canada suffered the first attack.
ISIS called for the attacks on Canada before the terror attacks this week that left one Canadian officer dead, another wounded and put Parliament in extreme danger as the now deceased terrorist raced through Parliament shooting.
ISIS is blaming Canada for joining Mr. Obama’s coalition.
Will liberals blame Canada and the U.S. for these terror attacks or will they fact the truth. More to the point, will Obama?
There are millions of radical Islamists and they want to destroy Western values and all values that conflict with Sharia law and that has nothing to do with alleged Western oppression.
Will Mr. Obama reduce this event to a crime, perhaps a bias crime? Will he say the man was just mentally deranged. What would Malcolm X do?
By the way, this is what John Wayne would say: