President Obama's show of anger with AIG for giving out bonus money to its top execs has raised the ire of the nation and in AIG it has started an open rebellion. America may have a lot of enemies but AIG would hardly make the top ten list of real bad guys. What's the spin?
The Washington Post is reporting "a mob effect" inside AIG. The Post said "A tidal wave of public outrage over bonus payments swamped American International Group yesterday. Hired guards stood watch outside the suburban Connecticut offices of AIG Financial Products, the division whose exotic derivatives brought the insurance giant to the brink of collapse last year. Inside, death threats and angry letters flooded e-mail inboxes. Irate callers lit up the phone lines. Senior managers submitted their resignations. Some employees didn't show up at all."
A little 'choking up' shouldn't cause a riot but when it's seen in a newbie President who seems to be on the frontline in the fight for the little guy all bets are off.
If anyone is thinking of actually writing a book entitled "The Audacity of Hypocrisy" they may want to make note that AIG gave a whopping $101,332 according to New Orleans examiner.com to the campaigns of Chris Dodd and Barack Obama.
To many Americans who see the choking up as a masterful diversionary ploy to take their minds off the 8,000-plus pork additions to the stimulus bill the anger is blatantly disingenuous.
To American Christians the anger and the hype are a giant diversionary tactic (intended or not) to pull attention away from another presidential act that so far has garnered much less media attention.
The President has announced to the Congress his intentions to sign the UN declaration that calls for the decriminalization of homosexuality. The declaration that George W. Bush shunned has now been OK'd by all 27 member nations of the European Union.
Ignoring the moral sensibilities of over half of the American public, Barack Obama has proven that the hallmarks of his presidency will be to further abortion, amorality, prurient interests and the gay agenda regardless of America's Christian heritage or the basic sentiments of the population. He has hit the ground running on pro-abortion and gay agenda causes that are causing disgust all the way from little independent fundamental churches to the Vatican.
The Bible does hold that homosexuality is a crime against nature but Barack Obama has assured the doubtful that they needn't take the Apostle Paul's warning in the first chapter of the book of Romans too seriously because it is after all "obscure" according to Obama in the Christian Post of March 4, 2008.
Nature doesn't have any courts so for the moment the gays are on relatively safe ground, but according to Scripture nature's God does have a final session coming up.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that the President's ineptness at politics is second only to his weakness in theological treatise. Putting the 'Sermon on the Mount' over, against or above the warnings against homosexuality made by Paul shows that Obama thinks the Scripture is only inspired in spots and he sees himself as perfectly qualified to spot the spots!
It isn't the nature of a passage that gives it authority but it is the authority of the one who inspired the passage. The word "all" summarizes this fact in this passage Barack Obama may have missed. "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" (1Tim 3:16)
Signing the UN declaration is groundwork for future persecution of the church. With a few well worded "hate crime" bills it is only a small step away from a day when quoting the Apostle Paul on homosexuality could result in prosecution and serious jail time across the globe.
Oddly, no one thinks the Vatican and the Muslim world have anything in common but they along with the remaining theologically conservative Protestants still hold that homosexuality is a curse to any society but especially the civilization of the last days.
AP writer Matthew Lee said on March 18, 2009, "Some Islamic countries said at the time that protecting sexual orientation could lead to "the social normalization and possibly the legalization of deplorable acts" such as pedophilia and incest. The declaration was also opposed by the Vatican."
Over fifty countries still have anti-gay laws along with some states in the U.S. but with the help of America's most liberal President in its history, the world may be coaxed to the other side. But what is "the other side?" According to the Scripture it is the final judgment and the return of Christ to wrest the governments of the world away from the hands of men.
In signing the UN declaration, President Obama is keeping his own declaration that he is a "citizen of the world" alive and well but even that raises concern for those who are not yet sure he is even a citizen of the U.S. That controversy still rages and has recently seen a positive surge coming from Chief Justice John Roberts who has promised to read the petition of Dr. Orly Taitz questioning Obama's eligibility to hold the office of President of the United States.
The jury is still out on Obama's eligibility to be President, but to those who are only nominally versed in Scripture the controversy is already settled; Barack Obama will never make chief theologian; now or in the near future.
Those who stand entranced as if under the sway of a familiar spirit listening with awe to everything Obama says are not hearing the same thing as the rest of us.
We hear the meddling of a President who is micro-managing fiscal affairs by centering in on those he thinks are undeserving of benefits and those who are. We see a president who has one eye on the groups and minorities whose prurient interests read like the feature article of a porn magazine and the other eye on the path to putting America into the one world order whether we like it or not.
If we don't give up, if we don't sleep through, if we are not to busy to act then it would be reasonable to think that Mr. Obama will eventually run head on into some people who are also irate but for different reasons than those of the AIG executives.
It isn't bonuses or bailouts we are upset with but eroding sovereignty, and the blocking of redress that was promised to us in our Constitution. "We the people," who so foolishly still believe our government is established for, by and of the people don't want to be hypnotized; we want to be heard.
We stand on the side calling, imploring, perhaps even bellowing for our fellow citizens to come to their senses but few have ears to hear.
We are the wife who tugs on the arm of her husband; she whispers stern disapprobation into the ears of the husband who thinks he's on a streak at the craps table. She knows he is on a streak. But she also knows he keeps raising the stake and the next throw of the dice could be the end of the family fortune.
We don't care if you go down to the Leno stage and play the regular nice guy with the new ideas after shooting us in the fiscal foot. We will expect an accounting for our recovery and the expenses associated with it. We don't think America needs a "Supreme American Idol" in addition to the cookie cutter models the American Idol show is offering to its mesmerized audience every week.
Do we have a President who is gambling with America's fame, fortune and future? Yes, say the nervous majority, and if they regain their composure they will act, they will refuse the tinkering, the recklessness and the personality hype that is clouding the real direction our Chief is proposing we take. Americans must decide America's destiny, not its government.
Copyright ©2009 Rev. Michael Bresciani