Monday, May 30, 2011

Obama in Ireland

The president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, made a ‘whistle-stop’ visit to Ireland last week.   During the course of his less than one-day stop-over he was received by the President, Mary McAleese, at her official residence, he met some government officials, he travelled by helicopter to a small village in Co. Offaly from whence one of his ancestors emigrated to the US in the nineteenth century, and he was received with great enthusiasm in the centre of Dublin city where thousands queued from early morning in order to catch a glimpse of him.  Everywhere he went he was received with rapturous applause.   

But nobody seemed to be aware of Mr. Obama’s active support for and financing of the killing of unborn children worldwide.
People in many countries have expressed their surprise that there did not appear to be any opposition whatsoever to his visit, nor any demonstration of profound horror at his policies.   However, it would probably have been impossible to get through the massive security operation that surrounded him, and if anybody did manage to do so I have no doubt but that he or she would have been very quickly overpowered and removed.

To date, a solitary letter of dissent has been published in one national newspaper, as follows:

‘I just looked at the RTÉ coverage of the Obama visit.  I just wish Irish people knew how bad it is to be governed by him before they welcomed him so warmly.  He spends money we don’t have, creates higher taxes, apologises for foreign policy, not to mention the fact that he believes in the killing of the unborn.  Is it 2012 yet?’

The writer lives in Baltimore, Maryland, US.
Why was there a media consensus of silence with regard to his unparalleled support for abortion, both in his own country and also throughout the world?   Nor was there any mention of his promotion of the homosexual agenda, which is a huge attack on the family and on children.
The media, and government spokesmen and spokeswomen, were at pains to emphasise that Mr. Obama’s visit would make such a difference to relations between Ireland and the US in cementing same, but – more importantly – his visit would make a huge contribution to the tourist industry!
But, apart from Mr. Obama’s visit to Ireland being a part of his upcoming presidential election campaign, what was the real reason for his coming to Ireland.   Perhaps we should be grateful that at least he had, because of the Icelandic ash, to depart from our shores earlier than had been expected, and that he did not have the opportunity to spend one night in our country.   God help the poor deluded people of Ireland!