Radical liberal, and prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Dr. Cornel West, wants us to "Pity the Sad Legacy of Barack Obama." He begins,
Eight years ago the world was on the brink of a grand celebration: the inauguration of a brilliant and charismatic black president of the United States of America. Today we are on the edge of an abyss: the installation of a mendacious and cathartic white president who will replace him.
This is a depressing decline in the highest office of the most powerful empire in the history of the world. It could easily produce a pervasive cynicism and poisonous nihilism. Is there really any hope for truth and justice in this decadent time?West goes on to write about character, destiny, truth, and the public good. I guess it's lost on this Harvard and Princeton educated liberal that, when you refuse to stand up for the most innocent and defenseless among us (the unborn), and when you oversee the perverse legal redefinition of the oldest institution in the history of humanity (marriage), your pleas for "justice" and your laments about "truth" might fall of deaf ears.
As I implied in a tweet earlier today, U.S. liberals (with little to no political opposition) oversee the most unjust and unsafe places in America. (Again, the fruit of liberalism is rotten indeed.) Likewise, but on a much worse and larger scale, the socialism that West represents has produced some of the poorest most dangerous places in the world.