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Obama reading The Post American World by Zakaria

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posted on Oct, 18 2009 @ 05:57 PM
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“Criticism of the book focused on certain assertions made by Zakaria, as well as the focus of the book mirroring back a ruling narrative to meet the needs of the global elite,” a Wikipedia write-up notes.

It makes sense Zakaria is talking to the elite. He is one of their trusted minions.

In addition to working as the editor of Newsweek International, Zakaria is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group, where he hangs out with insiders such as Brent Scowcroft, CFR president Richard Haass, and CFR member and former Clinton college roomate Strobe Talbott. Zakaria is a Bilderberg attendee, a senior staff member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a member of the Trilateral Commission. He was the editor of the CFR’s house organ, Foreign Affairs.

www.infowars.com...

Interesting choice of reading.

Interesting title by highly connected Zakaria. Any question as to where we are headed?

An excerpt from an article Zakaria wrote.



Once quintessentially American icons have been usurped by the natives. The largest Ferris wheel is in Singapore. The largest casino is in Macao, which overtook Las Vegas in gambling revenues last year. America no longer dominates even its favorite sport, shopping. The Mall of America in Minnesota once boasted that it was the largest shopping mall in the world. Today it wouldn't make the top ten. In the most recent rankings, only two of the world's ten richest people are American. These lists are arbitrary and a bit silly, but consider that only ten years ago, the United States would have serenely topped almost every one of these categories.

www.newsweek.com...

I don't think Zakaria gives a damn about America. He completely fails to see what makes America great!

It certainly isn't about having the biggest shopping mall, the richest people. I would argue that it is exactly this attitude that had brought America it's current problems.






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posted on Oct, 18 2009 @ 06:25 PM
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I don't think Zakaria gives a damn about America. He completely fails to see what makes America great!



Of Course nNot... Zakaria is a Globalist...he has no allegience to a national state such as America/USA

his ilk just negotiate a handsome paycheck & just await the scheduled automatic deposits into his deliberately Paulper~ish bank account ...
the small bank account is for show only...his real money is in various offshore accounts -- IF he is typical of an 'Elite'


can we 'smell-the-coffee' yet ? !



posted on Oct, 18 2009 @ 06:30 PM
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Ok, interesting. Let's think about it for one second though.

What possible reasons could Obama be reading it for?

1. Just for enjoyment, i.e. he likes to read.
2. He's getting ready for what he knows will happen.
3. He's evaluating the opinion of one author and determining his next cause of action.
4. Well i can't think of anymore...




posted on Oct, 18 2009 @ 07:28 PM
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Give it a rest guys. The author is a very smart person worthy of writing a novel the President would read. There is also nothing wrong in pointing out that YES America is slipping. This is true. These small lists are a way to point it out in an entertaining fashion. IMO this book is exactly what Obama should be reading.

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posted on Oct, 18 2009 @ 11:14 PM
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I don't think it's that big deal that Obama is reading The Post American World. True, Zakaria is a 'globalist', but hey, I don't mind globalism. In fact, I like it, or should I say I like the ideal of it. What I don't like is that closet fascists like the IMF, World Bank, Pilgrims Society, etc, are the ones promoting it simply because of corporate interests and the need to serve the almighty dollar(/euro/pound/yen/whatever).

Back in the summer I was traveling to Europe and happened to leave the book I was planning on reading on the flight at home, so I picked up The Post American World in the airport's lackluster book store. I ended up reading the whole thing on a ferry and train ride from Dublin to London (some people can't read in cars; I can't read in airplanes. I think it's the nerves), and let me tell you, I was not impressed at all with Mr. Zakaria's book. The blurb on the back told me something along the lines that he was "one of the great thinkers of the modern age", yet all the book was one long opinion piece, throwing facts around with infrequent citation (given the time, I think that anybody with opinions on globalization could have written this book, perhaps better than Zakaria himself). The book also gives the air of being soft on human rights abuses in the name of financial stability (i.e, China and China's support of military dictatorships in Africa), which disturbed me a little bit. All in all, I was unimpressed, and frankly, if this is one of the great thinkers of our time, the world stage needs to raise it's philosophical standards a bit.

Now that I right this, maybe I am bothered that Obama is reading it. Not because of some nonsense threat that he is culling some demonic communist doctrine from it's pages, but because not intellectually stimulating in the very list, and it should not be treated as such. But maybe I'm being a bit to harsh - after all, in today's corporate driven society, everything is to be watered down for easy mass consumption, right?

On a side note, it's interesting that you mention Zakaria's participation in the Trilateral Commission. You might find this article enlightening, brought to you by the fine folks over at Project Censored:

Obama's Trilateral Commission Team

Not to offend anyone, but Wormwood is right: America is slipping. Empires rise and fall; it is only natural.

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posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 01:04 PM
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I haven't read this book, but I don't think we should (sorry for the pun) read too much into this. We don't even know if Obama agrees with whatever is in the book or not. For example, I might read Mein Kampf to gain insight into Hitler and the Holocaust, but that doesn't necessarily mean I'm a neonazi. It wouldn't mean I'm not, either, though I'll assure you I am not; it is just an example.



posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 03:44 PM
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While I am no supporter of surrendering national sovereignty, I for one, am encouraged that we have a President who may actually read.

After our last Prez, I was beginning to think that none of the elite crew ever read a book in their lives. I figured they just did as they were told by other elites.



posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 03:54 PM
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Originally posted by Maxmars
While I am no supporter of surrendering national sovereignty, I for one, am encouraged that we have a President who may actually read.

After our last Prez, I was beginning to think that none of the elite crew ever read a book in their lives. I figured they just did as they were told by other elites.


If he has so much time, why isn't he reading some of the law being introduced to him. Some of these are 100's of pages.

But no, our commander in chief takes time to read a piece of CFR propaganda.

Good point about Obama at least being able to read though.

Do you think he actually read the 1018 pages of the Health Care Bill?

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posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 03:56 PM
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Now there is a dream we all can believe in, but america needs to be gone first, probably bankrupted.

Are you sure about this not being fake?

Photos on the net can be fake you know, but if it is true, never wrong there for me. Like said above we should not read too much into it, as any of us can read stuff we do not believe in, but its not a bad dream.

[edit on 10/19/2009 by andy1033]



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