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On Hubris, Depraved Indifference, and Nemesis [UPDATED]

21 January 2015 @ 14:36

As our Tyrant King spoke of how wonderfully his anti-terrorism efforts had worked, our Middle Eastern ‘partner’ in that effort, Yemen, was in the midst of a coup led by Al Qaeda.

One has to laugh or one will have a stroke just thinking about how utterly and totally incompetent this Administration is and how they have put the lives of every single American in serious danger. More than ever before, each and every one of us is in danger of being murdered by a Muslim, be it by the mislabeled ‘lone wolf’ or by a group like the 09/11 band of deranged brothers or via WMD’s.

Our laughs quickly fade, however, because the grave implications of the Despot’s policies come flooding back into our minds.

Belmont Club commentator I Was Don Rodrigo sums-up this situation damn well [emphasis mine]:

Never in my memory have I seen an American administration like this: one with a depraved indifference to reality.

‘Barack Hussein Obama’s’ actions and the actions of the whole of his Administration are Criminal because they are reprehensible, villainous, the product of Evil intentions, and destructive in their effects on Freedom and Ordered Liberty. Said actions are also deeds of Moral Treason because they are designed to betray and to destroy everything America stands for.

I suppose we can take some comfort in the age-old knowledge that such Hubris is always followed by Nemesis — Karma is a bitch.

Richard Fernandez:

There is something faintly ridiculous, not to mention tragic, about a leader who vaunts his success over the fates even as the platform gives way underfoot. He must be thinking, as the Iranian proxies cavort in the presidential palace of his ally, the words of David Beatty at Jutland as he watched his battlecruisers blow up one after the other, “Chatfield, there seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today.”

The Greeks believed there was something about Hubris that inevitably attracted the arrival of Nemesis, “the spirit of divine retribution against those who succumb to hubris (arrogance before the gods)”. It is like those scenes in Hollywood movies where the protagonist turns his back on the jungle and assures everyone that the dinosaur is finally dead, only for the beast to charge out that very moment from the foliage.

Don’t turn your back to the monster in the movies. And never proclaim it is dead in the SOTU — not unless you want it to spring back to life. Of course there are those who would dismiss such embarassments as “bad luck”. But as Glenn Reynolds recently observed “bad luck” is often just the name we give to the consequences of our stupidity and arrogance….

That ‘monster’ the Left thinks is lurking out there is, in fact, no freakish and brutal beast, but, rather, it is Truth [in our case, it might, perhaps, be more accurate to phrase it thusly: it is Truth, Justice, and The American Way]. It is what you fear the most — your Room 101.

Beware your Monster come to Life, you Bolshevik swine, for his name is OUTLAW.


UPDATE at 1955…

Mark Steyn is dead solid perfect in his remarks on ‘Obama’s’ sham-show of last night:

It always helps to flee the country when Barack Obama starts droning about turning the page on the shadow of crisis while doing that left-right prompter head-swivel that makes him look like a primitive animatronic version of a president rather than the real thing….

In last year’s speech, Obama touted Yemen as an example of successful counter-terrorism: just fire up the old drone, and take out some guy as he’s enjoying lunch in his favorite upcountry bistro. This year, he didn’t mention Yemen, because it’s about to join the ever swelling ranks of Failed States of the Obama Era: as he was speaking, some Iranian-backed chappies were overrunning the presidential palace and taking Washington’s “key ally” hostage. He’s the latest American friend to learn that, when the chips are down, John Kerry knows what song to sing:

If they ever put a bullet in your brain
I’ll complain.

Obama’s strategy for the rest of the world is to “turn the page” on it. Libya, where he chose to go to war, is now a failed state. Syria, where he drew a red line, has some 200,000 dead. ISIS, which he dismissed as the junior varsity of jihad, controls half of Iraq and Syria and is executing US citizens live on camera and auctioning Japanese hostages for a fifth of a billion dollars. In West Africa, to whom his wife held up a pouty-faced cardboard hastag #BringBackOurGirls, the girls haven’t been brought back and Boko Haram are setting up a local variant of an ISIS state. In Iran, where he claimed he’d halted their nuclear program, their stockpile of enriched uranium has increased since his so-called deal. Al-Qaeda, which he said for years was” on the run”, has just pulled off a high-profile mass murder in Paris that struck at the heart of a core western value – freedom of speech.

But so what? Obama’s turned his page: This was the first State of the Union in 13 years not to mention al-Qaeda.


  1. Adobe_Walls permalink
    21 January 2015 @ 19:16 19:16

    I think ”depraved indifference” pretty much describes everything the left does. Developing and enacting policies that make them feel good or give them more power while claiming they’re only thinking of the good of others is pretty depraved. And when these policies are proven failures, they are of course indifferent.

    • 21 January 2015 @ 19:37 19:37

      Well put.

      • Adobe_Walls permalink
        21 January 2015 @ 21:44 21:44

        I’m heartened to see the phrase more in use as it’s not just a good descriptor but a legal term that should be applied frequently. Perhaps someday it will.

  2. 21 January 2015 @ 23:33 23:33

    I’m afraid it will get worse here.

    And I shudder at the possibilities.

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