To sum up the philosophy that barack hussein obama shovels out every time he speaks:
On the one hand, all cultures are equally deserving of respect; on the other, Western culture is uniquely destructive and bad.
These two mutually contradictory postitions are both firmly held beliefs--one might even say they are considered holy writ by "progressives" and the acolytes of the liberal left.
For years now, this contradiction has trickled down into the consciousness and belief system of the West. It has quietly been integrated into the K-12 curriculum and is forcefed to students at most univeristies (where free speech is no longer tolerated if it happens to "hurt" someone's feelings); it is regularly integrated both directly and symbolically into popular movies, books, and into the news tickers for the mainstream media.
PC/multicultural dogma has now been duly enshrined into the national platform of the Democratic Party and it even has begun to eat away at the values of the Republican Party, and it led to the rise of the Tea Party movement and the grassroot anger directed at both Democrats and Republicans. Both parties have forgotten real American values: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
It is because of the pervasive influence of postmodern philosophy and the ubiquitous use of postmodern rhetoric by the political left that America and all it stands for is now on the brink.
Rather than setting you free, in the postmodern world, truth just keeps you from believing what you--or someone else--wants to believe; and therefore it must be banned from polite conversation.
In this "innovative", postmodern world view you are encouraged to break free from the oppressive shackles of reality and venture into the realm of a "higher" reality, where fools like Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barney Frank are taken seriously. And where a grandiose and glib, but charismatic man deeply immersed in the contradictory discourse of postmodern rhetoric and the toxic collectivist ideology of "social justice" can be elected President of the U.S.
The politically useful concept of "social justice" is now the dominant philosophy forced down the throats of teachers, who obediently spoon feed it to their students from kindergarden through college. Therefore, through the deliberate manipulation of reality, truth, and reason, the children of postmodern nihilism have figured out a way to win any and all arguments. They have pretty much taken over the curriculum from kindergarden through college and thus no major area of that curriculum is now free from political interference.
Remember that postmodernism eschews truth and those who adhere to its ideas prefer to exercise power to force social change. They live in a world of contradiction and emotion. Their strategy is not to persuade people to accept their ideas, but to confuse them; to distort the truth, propagate lies and smears; and to use whatever rhetoric is necessary to accomplish their purposes. And when rhetoric fails, they will force through their social change anyway.
Truth does not matter; all that matters is that people believe it is true.
Since rhetorical skill is essential to accomplish their purposes, it is little wonder that an inexperienced but rhetorically gifted nobody like barack hussein obama could rise to the top of the [garbage] heap. His career was meteoric, and is based entirely on words, not deeds or accomplishments. In truth, he is the quintessential political postmodern demagogue; skilled in the neo-Marxist/fascist talking points and easily able to convince all who hear him of his passionate committment to "social justice," (better understood as the redistribution of wealth) and universal peace and brotherhood (better known as the appeasement and enabling of evil).
Nothing that is going on now makes any sense, unless you understand that "sense" is not a useful concept when one is talking about postmodernism. That's why to get out of debt we are spending more money and digging deeper; that's why to defend against war we are disengaging from the enemy and enabling them; that's why the "doublespeak" is used over and over again in this Administration.
The standards have changed:
From Equal Opportunity to Equality of Outcome
From Wealth is Good to Wealth is Bad
From Technology is Good to Technology is Bad (Al Gore, the poster child)
The Administration's intellectual elite seems to make common cause with fundamentalist Islam, who acts out their unconscious fantasies of destruction. I know I'm not the only one who has thought of this, but consider it carefully.