By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio
During that speech, quite possibly the best delivered by any American President since Ronald Reagan, President Trump also delivered a stinging and accurate rebuke of socialism.
In the process of delivering that speech just a week ago, President Trump stood with Israel, called out the United Nations as an organization and stood directly against the will and wishes of many of his own advisors.
While most of President Trump’s speech was anything but politically correct, and was more accurately politically direct, there was one subtlety that went unnoticed by many, drew light disappointment by some, but stood out later in the day…
It was blue.
Some Conservatives thought he should have worn a neck tie the color of the party…red…to make a statement before the world, and normally I would have agreed. In fact, when I first saw him standing at the podium, I admit I felt a bit disappointed myself, but later, as I tuned in for another important speech, I understood the understated, nearly subliminal and yet bold statement President Trump had made earlier by simply wearing that blue tie.
Prime Minister Netanyahu wore a nearly identical blue tie when he spoke before the General Assembly last week.
President Trump made it fashionable again, to be…tied…to Israel.
For his part, Prime Minister Netanyahu took to President Trump’s favored mode of communication, Twitter, and tweeted of the President’s speech, “In over 30 years in my experience with the U.N., I never heard a bolder or more courageous speech.”
To be clear, it has been just over 30 years since President Ronald Reagan addressed the United Nations General Assembly, which in a subtle yet pointed way tells you exactly what Prime Minister Netanyahu has thought of President’s Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43 and of course, Obama over that span of time regarding their level of political correctness.
It wasn’t just the style of President Trump’s speech or the directness with which he delivered it that was similar to the style and directness of President Reagan some 30 plus years ago…there was something else.
Remember back to when President Reagan stood at the Berlin Wall, in front of the Brandenburg Gate and issued a challenge to Gorbechev…”If you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
Last week, at the United Nations, President Trump had his own Brandenburg Gate moment…
In 1987, just barely more than 30 years ago…note Prime Minister Netanyahu’s time line reference…President Reagan called out Gorbachev…and last week, President Trump called out Kim Jong-un, the “Rocket Man” but there was something else…yet another stark similarity between the two speeches that brought the 30 year gap down to mere moments…
President Reagan wanted to issue that challenge to Gorbachev in no uncertain terms at a moment when he knew the world was listening and did so against the warnings not to antagonize the Russian leader by his closest advisors.
We now know that President Trump wanted to directly call out Kim Jong-un in the most direct way possible while the world was watching last week…again…against warnings from his closest advisors not to antagonize the North Korean madman.
“No nation on earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles.”
“Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.”
“The United States is ready, willing, and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. That’s what the United Nations is all about. That’s what the United Nations is for. Let’s see how they do.”
For 8 years, Obama went before the General Assembly to apologize for American exceptionalism, sending a message to the U.N. and to our nation’s enemies that we were just as reviled as they. Obama stood at that podium for 8 years making sure that the world knew he stood with the thugs and despots of the world against arguably our greatest ally, Israel, and scolded our nation for it’s past of being a shining light on a hill.
Last week, President Donald Trump reignited that light, stood firmly with Israel, and delivered a scathing rebuke of our shared enemies letting the world’s diplomats know, in no uncertain terms that the days of trying to make the United States fit into the United Nation’s mold of propping up thugs, thieves and despots was over, and that American exceptialism was back.
President Trump, at the U.N. said, “To put it simply, we meet at a time of both of immense promise and great peril. It is entirely up to us whether we lift the world to new heights or let it fall into a valley of disrepair.”
He followed that up with a declarative statement…“As president of the United States, I will always put America first, just like you, as the leaders of your countries, will always, and should always, put your countries first.”
That was President Trump’s politically direct signal to the rest of the world, and the leaders of nations, that multi-culturalism and the bending over backwards to accommodate those who want nothing less than to erase our culture, and theirs is a recipe for abject failure that he will not embrace, and neither should they.
Not only was this President Trump’s direct way of telling the world, and its leaders that Obama’s and the U.N.’s diplomatic agenda of appeasing the worst cultures that the world has to offer, those of the thugs and despots and of 7th century barbarians to make the diversity of the world’s culture just like them, is a path that will lead to ruin…it was a clear signal that the United States would no longer be leading from behind and that the rest of the world can now follow us, or become the agents of their own demise.
But it wasn’t just rogue regimes that President Trump took to the proverbial wood shed last week…he also took a stand against the most failed political ideology the world has ever known…socialism.
“Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems. America stands with every person living under a brutal regime. Our respect for sovereignty is also a call for action. All people deserve a government that cares for their safety, their interests, and their well-being, including their prosperity.”
Slightly before that came a 100% accurate declarative statement in that part of his speech…
In calling out Venezuelain leader, Nicolus Moduro, President Trump stated, “The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.”
Many world leaders scoffed at the President’s harsh, but completely spot-on assessment of socialism and communism, as both have been abject failures everywhere and every time they have been employed by nation after nation.
To call it an uncomfortable moment for the U.N. and several leaders in attendance would be a gross understatement, but President Trump rightfully knew that the truth, to those who don’t care to hear it and are far more used to getting participation trophies than being labeled as losers is always uncomfortable.
While the United Nations desperately clings to the myth of man-made climate change, and while the world deals with the natural phenomenons of earthquakes and hurricanes that have occurred since time itself began, President Donald J. Trump shook their world and blew them away by simply stating the truth.
That speech was necessary.
It was 100% correct.
It was politically direct and an epic way after 8 years of Obama to rightfully reclaim America’s presence at the front and center of the world stage.
But it was also something else that nobody else is talking about…
That speech, last week at the U.N. General Assembly, was a foreshadowing of what is to come just 4 short months from now…President Trump’s first State of the Union Address. If he calls out liberals, and our own RINOs the way he called out the U.N. and their coddled rogue nation’s thugs, thieves and despots along with the failed political ideology of socialism at next January’s State of the Union address…and I certainly hope he does…
He will shake their world, and blow them away as well…and rightfully so.
It’s good to have a leader willing to lead once again.
Copyright © 2017 Craig Andresen / thenationalpatriot.com