Americans spend an enormous amount of money for the education of their youth. Hardly anyone draws a connection between the lack of moral content of this education, as articulated in the social sciences and the humanities, and America’s decline as a world power. Let me illustrate this phenomenon by means of the character of former President Barack Obama.
Why has Mr. Obama been called an “Empty Suit”? This may be construed to mean that Obama is an “Invisible Man” in a visible suit. What made him invisible, apparently from the outset of his political career, is that he had no clear cut or substantive national identity. Consistent therewith, he called himself a “cosmopolitan,” which literally means a man without a country!
Hence he has been rightly called America’s first “post-American” president. What does this mean in depth, in truth, and not in journalese? It means that Obama had no solid or heartfelt moral or intellectual attachment to America’s two foundational documents, the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution.
Moreover, since the definitive and pivotal concept of the Declaration of Independence is “the laws of Nature and of Nature’s God,” which laws are obviously universal and immutable, Obama effectively defined himself as a multicultural moral relativist. This indicates that Obama is a functional atheist or nihilist.
Unsurprisingly, this defined the mentality of his Supreme Court appointments, in particular, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, who share his multiculturalism. Like Obama, they would use international law to override the American Constitution. This would negate the national sovereignty of the United States.
Moreover, as noted by former American U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, the doctrine of moral relativism animates the American State Department. There it neutralizes American foreign policy, which is why President Obama relaxed at a baseball stadium rather than hastening to the Situation Room upon learning of the Brussels massacre.
Furthermore, like Obama, the Court has ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, which is rampant in the Third World, especially in Africa with which Obama is very much identified.
Obama, wherever he was born, is anything but a “red, white, and blue” American.
Indeed, his denial of “American Exceptionalism” is consistent with his multicultural moral relativism. But this relativism is nothing more than a euphemism for atheism, more precisely, nihilism. Nihilism has been rampant in American higher education for many decades, as may be seen in my essay, “Intellectual and Moral Anarchy in America Society,” which was published in the Congressional Record (Senate) in 1968.
We must therefore conclude that Obama represents the mentality of most US university professors (roughly 80%), and that his election to the highest office in the land may be attributed primarily to America’s most highly educated citizens and opinion makers, those who are leaders of the anti-Trump camp.