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Monday, September 12, 2016

America's White Elephant


A "white elephant" is a possession which its owner cannot dispose of and whose cost, particularly that of maintenance, is out of proportion to its usefulness. And yes, like me, I'm sure others have had their white elephants.

The term derives from the story that the kings of Siam, now Thailand, who were accustomed to making a present of one of these animals to someone who attends a royal court as a companion or adviser to the king or queen and is obnoxious. The tradition of doing so was to heap the cost of maintenance of the animal on the person and hopefully ruin them financially.

In modern usage, it's an object, or scheme, or business venture, facility, that's considered without use or value. And yes, I believe a white elephant can be someone who we contract to preform a service for us but doesn't and yet we are stuck with him or her contractually.

As for some thing that is considered a white elephant, during World War II, the "Spruce Goose," actually designated the Hughes H-4 Hercules, was often called Howard Hughes' white elephant before and even during the Senate War Investigating Committee. In fact, it is said that Howard Hughes associate Noah Dietrich called it a "plywood white elephant".

The Cincinnati subway was a white elephant in that it was supposed to be the answer of getting people into the city from the outskirts, but never was. Voted for by residents in 1916, the subway's original 6 Million dollar budget was shot to pieces by cost overruns, inflation, and some say rampant corruption that lasted for more than a decade. The underground train system planned for Cincinnati was said to be a casualty of the Great Depression. In the end, it was only half built extending only 11 miles of the planned 16-mile route was completed, and no trains ever went anywhere.

And yes, even the Communist have their white elephants. Chinese officials reopened the airport on the sparsely populated Dachangshan island off China's northeast coast after a refurbishment that cost them 6 Million dollars in 2008. Their plan was to welcome 42,000 passengers in 2010 and another 78,000 in 2015. But data from China's civil aviation authority showed that fewer than 4,000 passengers passed through its gates in 2013. Yes, that just 10 a day.

For Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel is Germany's White Elephant. Since 2005, they have elected her. In 2015, she was just named the Time Person of the Year. Electing Merkel was supposed to be a good thing for Germany, but she has preformed in ways that is substandard to the needs of the German people.

So yes, the German people who have contracted to preform a service for them by way of electing her now see her as their white elephant. In fact, now, a year after German Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to open that country's borders to Muslim refugees, her political party has been voted out of power and it's come in third place during recent elections there.

Why, you ask? It is because her open border policies has made her personally responsible for the murders, rapes, and beatings of Germans by Muslim refugees which she has allowed in that country. And because of her polices in office, an overwhelming number of Germans see her actions as treasonous. 

While Merkel is certainly Germany's white elephant, Obama is certainly America's white elephant. Americans contracted Obama to preform his duties as the Constitution requires, yet he has become America's white elephant because he has neglected his duties, flaunted the Constitution and subsequently broken the law -- and we're stuck with him until January of 2017.

Obama was elected with the hopes of finally proving to the world that America's past as a nation divided by color was truly behind up. His election proved that anyone can be President of the United States, even a man who was born out of wedlock to bi-racial parents.

While many of us questioned his qualifications and his far-left ideology, noone questioned his sincerity. What we didn't know was that he was sincere about attacking America in ways that would shock the world.

He not start his presidency encouraging Americans and lifting our spirits during the recession of 2009. He did not reassure America like Franklin Roosevelt did in the days of the Great Depression, saying, "let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

No, instead of praising America -- he has consistently blamed and demonized America. And yes, he has accused us of being the worse nation on the face of the planet because of events in history that are long past.

Here is a taste of Obama's Hate America rhetoric which he has put out just within the last few weeks. Yes, this is what President Barack H. Obama has to say about the United States of America:

1. There are still too many poor children in the United States.

2. Too many children in America are not getting enough to eat.

3. Despite America’s wealth, we’re not providing sufficient educational resources in poor communities.

4. America lacks the political will to help poor inner cities that have suffered discrimination.

5. Americans are lazy in thinking we don’t need to learn about foreign nations.

6. [Referring to a millionaire football player who refuses to stand for our National Anthem] Colin Kaepernick is justified protesting the National Anthem, as the NFL star is raising real, legitimate issues about things America needs to be talked about.

7. America suffers from racism, conflicts between ethnic groups, and discrimination against immigrants.

8. Criticisms of America being imperfect and having problems with racism discrimination are accurate.

9. America still has situations where women are not treated equally.

10. America didn’t think through our policy in Vietnam War, as dropping cluster bombs proved counterproductive to winning hearts and minds.

11. America’s treatment of Native Americans was tragic.

12. America struggled to stay true to our founding ideal that all men are created equal.

13. When the environment is destroyed in America, it’s because the private sector is being lazy.

14. The United States is still to this day learning how to develop industry without destroying the environment.

15. Due to industrialization, America used to have terrible pollution … everywhere.

16. America’s role in the Vietnam war led to mass displacement of people from their homes.

17. America dropped more bombs on Laos than on Germany and Japan during World War II … more than 2 million bombs … the bombs fell like rain. More bombs, he said on several occasions, were dropped on Laos per capita than anywhere else in the world.

18. We bombed the simple homes of civilians in Laos. Villages and entire allies were obliterated. The ancient Plain of Jars was devastated. Countless civilians were killed.

Yes, this is what Obama said in only the last few weeks while overseas recently. Of course he doesn't mention that his administration has neglected to help the inner cities, or the homeless, repair the bridges and roads.

He does not acknowledge that he has spent almost 10 Trillion Dollars since being elected, more than all of the other president combined, and has not helped improve our educational system, the lives of Native Americans, women, and those who are jobless and cold and hungry in America. He fails to tell people that under his administration he has doubled the number of Americans on Food Stamps, Welfare, and now in poverty.

And as for dividing the races, while we were on a road to the color-blind society that many of us want to see, Obama has been not the President of All Americans -- just Black Americans. All while encouraging hate for White Americans and division. Yes, that's Obama' idea of fixing things -- make them worse than ever. And because of his actions on race, he will go down in history as America's first Black president who only wanted to be President of Black America and not all of America.

And as for his other statements, if ignorance were money -- Obama would be wealthier that all of us. His ignorance and total lack of education when it comes to the facts is only superseded by his hate for us. And no, he has never let his ignorance, or those writing his teleprompter, stop him from saying such things in the past. His hate for us is unmistakable. 

Thankfully he only has a few months left in office. Yes, thankfully America's White Elephant will be gone in a few months. And please don't fool yourself, Obama has proven himself to be a "White Elephant."

He is America's White Elephant because he has cost us a great deal to maintain while his worth to our country has been completely out of proportion to his usefulness as our President. In modern terms, he as been a business venture of sorts that's been completely without value. He has lent nothing to our greatness and everything to our detriment. It is no wonder that America's enemies see him as a joke and buffoon -- selfie stick and all.

After he is gone, he can spent the rest of his miserable life criticizing America. As I'm sure he will. Yes, he can spend all of the time that he wants to -- just talking about his revulsion and disgust for America, our people, our flag, our culture, and our traditions.

Our only justice in this matter, our small bit of solace, is that he, our White Elephant, will never ever be able to fix his legacy. 

It's true. None of the major news media and universities will be able to hide the fact that Obama is the most inept, the most corrupt, the most vindictive, hateful, racist, that has ever occupied the White House. None will be able to cover-up his actions and speeches where proves himself to be the hate monger who despised the nation which he was voted to lead.

Yes, his legacy will be that of the Great Divider, the Great Con Artist, The Crook, the jerk who detests our nation. And though he has been too incompetent to lead in a positive manner, he will be known for his loathing our nation as no other ever has.

His speeches will be examined, the same as with his policies and deeds. Many will wonder why he wasn't Impeached? And while his excuses for his contempt for us will become numerous and worn out, he will attempt to rewrite his own history with a book deal.

Of course, once examined, his rhetoric will prove him to be someone who reached the position of President of the United States only to use that position to attack Americans -- in especially White Americans.

Would he call me a racist for pointing out his hate for us just as if he were a White man? You bet he would! And when it comes time, he will certainly call those of us who pointed out how he tried to destroy us, "racists."

But friends, even that tired label has gotten old and now refuses to stick. And frankly, that's no surprise because the term "racist" has in fact been used so much that it has lost it's meaning. Obama is the biggest racist that I've ever seen. He even beats out Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson. And yes, because Obama has used his position as president to divide our nation by race while encouraged hate -- and that's something only a person in his position can do.  

Once out of office, the Liberal Left will celebrate his entry to celebrity dinners. They will sit salivating as they wait for his speeches filled with more of his hate of us. His fans will be those who willingly and without question accept his animosity for America. 

Their like minds see no goodness in our nation. And yes, like Obama, they only see what they can take while whining about how they are oppressed and "disenfranchised". Yes, that's who worships individuals like Obama. It is only those who believe that they should take what's given and demand more. 

Obama proves that white elephants can be hard to get rid of. And frankly, while I really believe that it may be worth it to pay him off to leave, he won't leave because he would miss the many opportunities that he still has left to tell the world how screwed up we are.

Hillary Clinton, George Soros, Democrats, Liberals, the Left. the Mainstream Media, Hollywood libs, they all love those Obama speeches that are so filled with malice and which deepen the divide that he has created in America. They are the ones who will worship him when he is gone.

It certainly won't be me. The day he leaves is the day when America's biggest threat is gone. Yes, the day we get of Obama is the day we get rid of America's White Elephant and celebrate!  

And yes, that's just the way I see things.

Tom Correa   



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