When Worldviews Collide: Obama’s Dilemma
By Rebekah Maxwell
Barack Hussein Obama is learning the hard way that you can’t please everybody all the time. In fact, our President is a living lesson: the more you try to be “all things to all people” the less likely you are to be anything worthwhile for anybody.
For evidence, let’s consider Obama’s Tranny-Nanny.
An Indonesian man who goes by the name of Evie believes he’s a woman on the inside. This person claims to have looked after Barry Soetoro (Barack’s childhood name) and his younger sister when the future president was eight years old.
This exclusive Associated Press article tells Evie’s story as one of hardship and oppression because of how he expressed his preferred identity.
Evie says he never cross-dressed in front of young Barry, but says “(Barry) did see me trying on his mother’s lipstick, sometimes. That used to really crack him up.”
“Now, (Obama’s) transgender former nanny has given up her tight, flowery dresses, her brocade vest and her bras, and is living in fear on Indonesia’s streets.”
After Obama’s family left the country, Evie says he failed to get more work as a maid, so he turned to what many of the estimated 7 million sexually-ambivalent Indonesians do to earn money: prostitution.
But in the past two decades, the influence of “Muslim hard-liners” has grown, impacting those who live gay or transgender lifestyles. More Muslims live in Indonesia than any other country. Evie himself is a Muslim, and has been beaten and physically punished for dressing as a woman, with such severity that he no longer cross-dresses.
The official stand of the Muslims in Indonesia is that men and women must fill their biological roles and they are to be publically ridiculed and harassed if they behave otherwise. Mohammed said, “Allah curses a woman who wears a men’s clothing and a man who wears a woman’s dress (Abu Dawud).” The standards for faithful dress are somewhat detailed for both Muslim men and women, but the gender distinctions are clear.
Now you can see the dilemma for Barack Hussein Obama.
You have Muslims, with whom Obama has endeavored to curry favor since the beginning of his term. This is his former home country, a culture he understands and a perfect place to take a stand for the rights of Muslims to keep the “Holy Qu’ran,” and outlaw cross-dressing, since it violates the Islamic worldview.
And, you have Obama’s former nanny, a man living what would be termed an alternate, but perfectly protectable lifestyle, in America. Evie represents another group that Obama has hastened to champion: the “T” in “LGBT.” He could easily turn Evie into a poster child for oppressed transsexuals, openly reject how Indonesian Muslims impose their beliefs on others, and invoke that precious para-Constitutional phrase, “separation of church and state.”
These two ideologies are mutually exclusive; they cannot occupy the same space at the same time. What happens when Obama’s worldviews collide?
“When asked about the nanny, the White House had no comment.”
No comment. No calls for separation of mosque and state. No calls for respect for Islamic tradition and heritage. No defense of a former friend’s right to cross-dress.
Perhaps the surest way for our panacea President to offend everyone is to attempt to please everyone…and in the end, stand for nothing.