Chillingly Precise
May 8, 2009

In an address made last week, President Obama said the following:

"It is the grimmest of ironies that one of the most savage, barbaric acts of evil in history began in one of the most modernized societies of its time, where so many markers of human progress became tools of human depravity: science that can heal, used to kill; education that can enlighten, used to rationalize away basic moral impulses; the bureaucracy that sustains modern life, used as the machinery of mass death, a ruthless, chillingly efficient system where many were responsible for the killing, but few got actual blood on their hands."
President Obama said these words on April 23, 2009, at a Holocaust remembrance ceremony. His words were in reference to the Holocaust. What did you think the quote was about? Eloquence he has. It's the inconsistent application of the profound truth stated above that worries me the most. Amazing how a person can speak truth and yet indict himself at the same time. Again I say, truth always stands up in the midst of confusion.

(hat tip Sean Sperte)

Posted by Ambra at May 8, 2009 1:05 AM in Abortion ,Politics
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Amazing how a person can speak truth and yet indict himself at the same time.

huh? I'm confused, and curious as to what you think in the 100 or so day that The President has been in office that compares in kind or scope to what Hitler and the Nazis did to the Jews during the Holocaust

BH if you don't get what I'm saying then that post probably wasn't for you. I'm not saying that to be mean either. I'm not comparing our president to Hitler or the Nazis, but there is a way bigger holocaust taking place in America right now. Bigger than Jewish holocaust and the Middle Passage combined. The president is in an opportunity to change the course of history concerning that holocaust. Time will tell if he does. Based on his history and what he said on record, he doesn't stand to....

it unfortunately doesn't look good from a past historical standpoint of our President's views and actions

It SHOULD be about abortion, but that's not what he was talking about. Obama clearly doesn't see the irony of his own words as they WOULD apply to abortion. He likes to throw around "The least of these" phrase, without realizing how many of his actions early on in his administration have expedited child-killing, as LaShawn Barber would put it.

@Ambra I got it, but I didn't want to ASSUME. You know that That does?

@Michele Again curious, as to what actions the President did to expedited abortion, that wasn't already in place when he got there?

? should be .
in that first part

True, but on the other hand, we lack understanding and consistency in regard to really addressing the abortion issue. Obama isn't the heart of all this (Pastor Wendell Smith has wisely reminded us that we have one enemy no this planet)! And saving the babies isn't the complete answer.

We want the sanctity of life preserved, but what about the life that would await those unborn children? Seems to me, we are more concerned about them being born than we are about the lives they may live if they are born.

'Pro-Life' should extend beyond birth.


"Seems to me, we are more concerned about them being born than we are about the lives they may live if they are born."

You are right. And quite frankly, I think we should be more worried about getting aborted babies born right now.

I've often said on this blog how the church is going to need to step it up in the area of adoption because that's what's going to be needed for a lot of woman have unwanted pregnancies.

There's a lot that needs to be done to address future children's quality of life on the earth. But as a black woman who has seen the extensive damage organizations like Planned Parenthood has done over the last decades (Abortions are the #1 cause of black deaths in America, by a LONG other racial group has such drastic statistics when it comes to abortions), I think there is a serious crisis on our hands and it starts with the value of humna life IN the womb.

But I think it's a cop out to say that we shouldn't be so worried about babies being born and when we are, it shows lack of consistency?

We absolutely have one enemy and how does he move on the earth? Through people, systems, and schemes. There are people who have a choice right now as to how they are going to change the current state of affairs. Margaret Sanger made her choice, and it's been deadly. As President of the United States, President Obama can make his choice too.

Whatever he does or doesn't do, he'll give an account for it and his life, as we all will.

Choose life.

Sorry, I didn't specify that abortion is wrong and that I choose life.

My point, is that we as the body of Christ need to do more than just get the babies born or keep them from being killed. The issue starts before conception, esp in our community. The battle cry should change, the mission should deepen. Adoption is only one answer (education, outreach, mentorship).

When I speak of consistency I'm speaking as a black woman who truly understands the attack. But I don't see half of the evangelical pro-lifers caring about the hood or the babies not born there. I would like to be wrong... I'd love to see effort put forward that matches the passion. To me, that's a cop out... why only stand up for the innocents while they're in the womb.


I totally could see you were pro-life from your first comment. And I think we're both agreeing with each other actually. I agree that there has not been a concerted effort to fight for life for those in the hood as well as the affluent. That's why I am not now nor will I ever be a member of the Republican party (or the Democratic party for that matter). My warcry is for life in general, but in particular, I feel very passionate about my own people and what the passive attitude towards abortion has done to black Americans and the women who have abortions.

I wish we'd deal with that too. Having an abortion is something that has caused great anguish in the lives of many women. I see them as victims too.

Please note that this tiny brief post is hardly a representation of what I've written on this blog regarding the issue of abortion. I hope you'll peek around and see that I've written extensively on the issue. I do think that the words Obama spoke ring very true to how our nation should view abortion.

But I stand by my sentiment that ending abortion in America would have a cascading effect of God bringing other issues coming into order. I believe abortion is linked to racism, and a host of other issues we're dealing with but refuse to address the root cause, which is a lack of value for human life. Period.

Thanks for your comments. By the way, love Pastor Wendell.

Will def. read the rest!

bh, Obama has now changed U.S. policy to make it so that we are now paying to kill children abroad. We are a nation in debt to our eyeballs, and THIS is what O chooses to find money for? Child-killing?

He's also quietly in the process of trying to change the conscience clause from what Pres. Bush had it (if you don't want to kill children, you don't have to) to killing children being the default with certain grudging exceptions. That change isn't necessary. it's more about having more abortion, not less. He also told radical abortion groups that he wants to get rid of all prohibs on abortion (no matter how sensible). He talks like he isn't for abortion, but don't listen to his words. Look at what he DOES.

Aw man, you missed your chance!
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