During a joint news conference with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Barack Obama showed his predilection for collectivism. He would never utter the word, “individual” if he could avoid it.
“Those who opt for rivalry are folks who are looking backwards. You talk to young people around the world, they understand that interdependence is the way that we’re going to assure peace and prosperity for all of us for years to come.
His arrogance came through when he took credit for creating future Asian leaders because he attended a few town halls.
“And so that may be the thing that has some of the most lasting impact. I suspect in some of those town hall meetings I’ve had, there are some future prime ministers and presidents and business leaders and non-for-profit leaders that are going to do great things, and I’m glad to have been able to have played a small part in that.”