Why Unity is the Last Thing We Need

It’s 9/11, and America’s president, Barack Obama, is whining about “unity.”

“In the face of terrorism, how we respond matters,” Obama said in his weekly radio and online address, delivered on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks in the United States.

“We cannot give in to those who would divide us. We cannot react in ways that erode the fabric of our society,” he added.

Yet isn’t that exactly what Obama is doing? He gave in to Iran, and he gives in to ISIS. Not only by refusing to fight back in any meaningful way, but by constantly blaming America’s troubles on Americans, i.e., the ones he disagrees with, the ones he calls “racist” (and other names) merely for their disagreement.

With someone like Obama in charge, unity would be a disaster. It would mean that while the country destroys its military, and undermines its economy, none of us would raise our voices in protest. While that might be a good thing for our Islamo-Marxist president and his followers, it’s not a very good thing for the country.

The “unity” Obama drones on about is nothing more than the fantasy of a dictator. The reason dictators suppress freedom of speech? They want to engage in the delusion that nobody disagrees with them. Obama yearns for that same delusion. The Constitution’s First Amendment and the fact that a sizable portion of the citizenry is armed make it difficult to achieve this dream of change, at least so far, but he nevertheless wants the same thing all dictators want. Hillary Clinton, so near the power she has craved for a lifetime, now licks her chops at the prospect of taking a stab at the Constitution herself. She has the Second Amendment in her sights, and you can be sure that the First Amendment will not be far behind.

Unity is impossible in a society where people do not agree on the fundamentals. The sense of unity many observed after 9/11, back in 2001, reflected a sense of life that America was a great place to live, and did not deserve this to happen. The fact that presidents and other political leaders (I do not blame the military) in both parties bungled the job of retaliating for 9/11, and ensuring a future of peace and prosperity rather than what we’re getting, does not provide an excuse

“Because it’s our diversity, our welcoming of all talent, our treating of everybody fairly-no matter their race, gender, ethnicity, or faith-that’s part of what makes our country great. It’s what makes us resilient,” Obama said.

Obama refuses to name the thing that would unify us, if only we would let it: Individualism. Refusing to consider irrelevant factors such as race is a happy byproduct of individualism. But without legal and moral recognition of the glory of the individual most of all, you won’t find diversity. In fact, it’s diversity that socialists and collectivists like Obama have the most to fear. The more we depart from his precious “unity,” and think for ourselves, the more of a threat dissenting voices become to his sense that we all think and feel alike, and will therefore follow the many economic and cultural directives and orders our federal government issues for us. Diversity is the result of capitalism (true capitalism, without the pull) and meritocracy. Meritocracy relies on a philosophy of individualism, and this is something that Obama and his peers can never permit.

Obama and his fellows are all for diversity and tolerance until you disagree with them on taxes, Obamacare, control of the Internet, appeasement of Iran, massive spending, incomprehensible debt and all the rest. That’s when they start with the name-calling. Whether it’s Joe Biden calling Obama’s critics economic terrorists or Hillary Clinton, just the other day, calling Trump supporters “deplorables,” these comments reveal the truth: That whatever leftists/collectivists like Obama and Hillary Clinton are after, it’s surely not unity.

9/11 is a reminder that America, like any force for individual liberty and authentic human freedom, will always have enemies. Obama, having been elected twice, serves as a reminder that sometimes our greatest enemies are ourselves. Thank goodness not everyone agrees, and there are still dissenters. In this respect, unity is the last thing we need.

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