The juxtaposition of bathetic fake leadership and heroism with real danger and demanding situations is what makes GalaxyQuest such a great film, what elevated Tropic Thunder above a normal Ben Stiller comedy (that and doing blackface and getting away with I guess)… And what makes barry soetoro such a poignant example of rhetoric versus reality.
It’s as though a century of reading and watching magic negro stories hypnotised people into thinking it has any reality based context.
Media hypnotising people into believing falsehoods? Surely not.
However, until this moment, mocking the administration’s imploding foreign policy was largely a domestic issue, for the simple reason that foreigners were too busy annexing Crimea, taking over Kurdish oil fields, or repelling US-trained, if divided Al-Qaeda militants to spare time to troll the first lady.
That changed this past week when none other than the Al-Qaeda extremist spinoff which in recent weeks has overrun half of Iraq, ISIS, and which as we reported managed to “confiscate” an unknown number of US-made Black Hawk helicopters and Humvees, decided to use the same outlet, Twitter, to not only mock Michelle Obama, but US foreign policy in Iraq. It is here that Obama’s foreign policy is currently paralyzed with the president seemingly unable to decide if he will send in troops, or he will not (and just “Military advisors”), whether he will side with Iran or with Saudi Arabia, whether he will protect the Maliki cabinet that until last week had America’s blessing, or he will let it flounder even as the Iraqi PMI suddenly has become bosom friends with Vladimir Putin, and so on.
According to Al Arabiya, “the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has made a mockery of the U.S. first lady Michelle Obama through series of tweets accompanied by the hashtag: #bringbackourhumvee.”