I’m not sure who wrote the analysis of Obama-messiah’s “Rock and Five Pillars” speech, which is indented and highlighted in color under different sections of the speech, below. But they sure did a good job of it.
I’d say “Why people can’t see what is happening to this country is beyond me,” but in reality, it’s not.
I know our heavenly Father’s Word in II Thessalonians 2:11 says, “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
Obama-messiah is a “type,” so to speak, of the real thing who is soon coming (i.e., the antichrist). And I honestly believe God is giving us a good, preparatory preview of what it’s going to be like when he gets here.
Of course, as I’ve said repeatedly, Obama-messiah is no antichrist. He’s just a piker by comparison. When the supernatural one arrives, you’ll see the whole world swoon under his presence, as it states throughout Revelation chapter 13.
But watching this fraud mesmerize the people with deceptive speech and bold ventures sure makes you wonder how soon the real thing is coming.
President Obama’s “Rock and Five Pillars Speech” at Georgetown University on April 14, 2009
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE ECONOMY
The White House, Office of the Press Secrectary
I want every American to know that each action we take and each policy we pursue is driven by a larger vision of America’s future — a future where sustained economic growth creates good jobs and rising incomes; a future where prosperity is fueled not by excessive debt, or reckless speculation, or fleeting profits, but is instead built by skilled, productive workers, by sound investments that will spread opportunity at home and allow this nation to lead the world in the technologies and the innovation and discoveries that will shape the 21st century. That’s the America I see….
[Notice the absence of any reference to entrepreneurial ventures — the individual ingenuity and personal efforts that has been the praise and envy of the world. Instead, he emphasized the management of “workers” — the key vision of totalitarian socialism.]
…since the problems we face are all working off each other to feed a vicious economic downturn, we’ve had no choice but to attack all fronts of our economic crisis simultaneously.
The first step was to fight a severe shortage of demand in the economy….
Second, I absolutely agree that our long-term deficit is a major problem that we have to fix. But the fact is that this recovery plan represents only a tiny fraction of that long-term deficit…..
Finally, to coordinate a global response to this global recession, I went to the meeting of the G20 nations in London the other week. Each nation has undertaken significant stimulus to spur demand….
It is simply not sustainable to have a 21st-century financial system that is governed by 20th-century rules and regulations that allowed the recklessness of a few to threaten the entire economy….
[In the next section, notice how God’s Word is taken out of context and used to substantiate a global socialist economic system. But his fallacious arguments have nothing to do with actual economic realities:]
Now, there’s a parable at the end of the Sermon on the Mount that tells the story of two men. The first built his house on a pile of sand, and it was soon destroyed when a storm hit. But the second is known as the wise man, for when “the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.”
It was founded upon a rock. We cannot rebuild this economy on the same pile of sand. We must build our house upon a rock. We must lay a new foundation for growth and prosperity — a foundation that will move us from an era of borrow and spend to one where we save and invest; where we consume less at home and send more exports abroad
[The next illustration brings a reminder of “The five pillars of Islam.” Islamic banking — based on Sharia law — is fast expanding into Western nations, including the USA]
It’s a foundation built upon five pillars that will grow our economy and make this new century another American century: Number one, new rules for Wall Street…. number two, new investments in education that will make our workforce more skilled and competitive…. number three, new investments in renewable energy and technology…. number four, new investments in health care…. and number five, new savings in our federal budget that will bring down the debt for future generations [probably includes reducing entitlements and health care for the elderly]….
That’s the new foundation we must build. … Let me talk about each of these steps in turn. The first step we will take to build this foundation is to reform the outdated rules and regulations that allowed this crisis to happen in the first place…..
[He proceeds to discuss the second, third and fourth points, but not the fifth point. He ends with his supposedly Biblical reference. It must sound good to all who don’t know the context. Remember, the solid rock refers knowing and following God’s Word — what Obama has repeatedly mocked. And his final statement mocks the values of America’s founders. Unlike Obama, they did attempt to build on the foundations of God’s holy Word.]
That is the house upon the rock — proud, sturdy, unwavering in the face of the greatest storms. And we will not finish it in one year. … But if we use this moment to lay that new foundation, if we come together and begin the hard work of rebuilding, if we persist and persevere against the disappointments and setbacks that will surely lie ahead, then I have no doubt that this house will stand and the dream of our founders will live on in our time.
In preparation for this important speech, Christian symbols had to be hidden:Religious Symbols Covered Up When President Obama Spoke at a Catholic University: Officials at Georgetown University covered a monogram symbolizing the name of Jesus because it was inscribed on the stage where the president spoke Tuesday. The White House asked for all symbols to be covered at the lecture hall. ….”The cowardice of Georgetown to stand fast on principle tells us more than we need to know… but the bigger story is the audacity of the Obama administration to ask a religious school to neuter itself before the president speaks there.”
See Not Ashamed
The Sting, in Four Parts by Charles Krauthammer, April 17, 2009:
“In a major domestic policy address at Georgetown University this week, Barack Obama promised — eight times — a ‘New Foundation.’
For those too thick to have noticed this proclamation of a new era in American history, the White House Web site helpfully titled its speech excerpts ‘A New Foundation.’…
Obama offered his New Foundation speech as the complete, contextual, canonical text for the domestic revolution he aims to enact. It had everything we have come to expect from Obama:
- The Whopper: The boast that he had “identified $2 trillion in deficit reductions over the next decade.” It takes audacity to repeat this after it had been so widely exposed as transparently phony….
- The Puzzler: He further boasted of his frugality by saying that his budget would reduce domestic discretionary spending as share of GDP to the lowest level ever recorded….
- The Non Sequitur: …Obama rarely fails to repeat this false connection. A crisis — and the public’s resulting pliability to liberal social engineering — is a terrible thing to waste….
- The Swindle: The Obama administration is spending money like none other in peacetime history….