Most Americans plan on gathering with family and friends to celebrate America on the July 4th weekend, but former President Barack Obama is halfway around the world spreading messages of doom and gloom for the future of America.
American Flag | Photo Credit WikiMedia Commons According to the man behind the “Change” campaign, some countries have adopted “an aggressive kind of nationalism,” which essentially means the “resentment of minority groups.”
“It’s been clear for a while that the world is at a crossroads,” he concurred.
The Guardian reports:
“Barack Obama has called on the world to stand up for tolerance, moderation and respect for others – warning that sectarian politics could lead to chaos and violence. The former US president said some countries had adopted “an aggressive kind of nationalism” in a speech in Indonesia on Saturday that could be seen as a commentary on the US as well as Indonesia.“
“He believes the country is at a crossroads, and “an inflection point,” Obama said, telling a Jakarta crowd stories of how much the capital had improved since he lived there as a child.”
Standing Up For Tolerance In America
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The American Mirror writes:
“If we don’t stand up for tolerance and moderation and respect for others, if we begin to doubt ourselves and all that we have accomplished, then much of the progress that we have made will not continue,” he said.”
“What we will see is more and more people arguing against democracy, we will see more and more people who are looking to restrict freedom of the press, and we’ll see more intolerance, more tribal divisions, more ethnic divisions, and religious divisions and more violence,” Obama asserted. While former presidents rarely criticize their successors at home, Obama took the unusual step of going to a foreign country to do it.”