Political rhetoric is defined as:
“Language that is elaborate, pretentious, insincere, or intellectually vacuous.”
Listen closely to U.S. President Barack Obama’s political rhetoric and contradictory double talk as he attempts to justify the sale of billions of dollars of U.S. weaponry to Vietnam.
As adroit politicians often do, Obama uses rhetoric at the beginning of his speech to prevaricate (lie) and hide the real intent of why he is authorizing the sale of military weapons [that exist to kill people] to a small country with limited economic, therefore, political power in that region of the world.
“Our desire to complete what has been a lengthy process of moving towards normalization with Vietnam.”
Later in his address he finally reveals the truth about the reasons behind the sales: [Pay particular attention beginning at the 3:05 mark.]
“… It is important for us to maintain the freedom of navigation and the governance of international norms and rules of law … These issues should be solved peacefully, diplomatically, in accordance to international rules and norms and not based on who’s the bigger party and can throw their weight around a little more [referring to China].”
Obama ends his comments reiterating the lie that he told at the beginning.
The U.S. is afraid that China will become a bully in Asia as it continues to improve and establish its military might throughout Asia. No elaborate, pretentious, insincere, or intellectually vacuous statements are going to save Vietnam from being assimilated into the Asian economy, as China’s economic power grows stronger and stronger and eventually overtakes the U.S. economy.
Arming those who are being bullied, or telling them to stand up and fight back, is NOT THE WAY TO PEACE ON EARTH!
The way to peace on Earth is to eliminate poverty and inequality. Vietnam will NEVER be able to do this without cooperating and taking advantage of China’s economic power.
Eventually, the weapons which are being sold to the Vietnam people will be used to fight each other when they start to argue amongst themselves about how to confront China’s economic power in that region.
Also, and more dire, as the people rise up against their government and demand economic security, the government will now have a powerful military to defeat the people and bring them into submission to their state of poverty and inequality. The people will not prevail and have little hope against a strong military.
As it happened all over the Middle East and parts of Africa, chaos, unrest, and terrorism will be the result of the people rising up against powerful governments that have the weaponry to subdue and kill them.
The worst thing that the U.S. could do is arm small countries that have a poverty rate that is increasing each year. The more prudent and wise thing for the U.S. to do is to invest in the Vietnam economy and give the people economic security, which will then endear them to their current government and eliminate the need for uprising.
No political candidate who will run for office under the Humanity Party® will use political rhetoric. Rhetoric won’t be needed when the main concern of our politicians is caring for the poor and needy without disrupting the pursuit of wealth and prosperity.
THumP® has the solutions.