In a recent speech in Kansas City, President Obama addressed the crowd regarding Republicans saying, “Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time. Come on..”
“The suspicious believe everybody to be suspicious; liars feels secure in the thought that he is not so foolish to believe that there is such a phenomenon as a strictly truthful person ..”~ James Allen – The racist will believe everyone to be racists, the intolerant – intolerant. The hater will accuse others of being hateful. “Do you wish for kindness? Be kind. Do you ask for truth? Be true. What you give of yourself you find; Your World Is A Reflex Of YOU!” ~J. Allen
President Obama acts in bad faith. He thinks he can wish to be kind and act differently – and people will see that what he wishes to be – or what he expects others to be, and not what he actually is. If President Obama had shown an ounce of kindness towards the Republicans, Conservatives, or any other group that disagrees with his philosophy, his complaint maybe be justified. But, he hasn’t.
“When it is said that man defines himself, it is often perceived as stating that man can “wish” to be something – anything, a bird, for instance – and then be it. According to Sartre’s account, however, this would be a kind of bad faith. What is meant by the statement is that man is (1) defined only insofar as he acts and (2) that he is responsible for his actions.” ~Joseph Catalano
It can be said, for example, if a man acts with hatred towards other people (individuals who disagree with him) is, by that act, defined as a hateful person.
Sarte’s Existentialism is a Humanism: “man first of all exists, encounters himself, surges up in the world – and defines himself afterwards.”
Obama has it backwards. He thinks he can talk about being a kind person and then become one. Obama is still trying to comprehend himself and America is paying for it. Asking people to be kind when you do not practice it yourself is not only acting in bad faith, you are acting like a fraud of the first order.
It was an official IRS agent that called the Conservatives ‘assholes’ and went after a wing of the Republican party, Mr. President. Hate is a two way street and unfortunately, Democrats and Republicans are passing one another all the time. If you would have addressed both parties for their annimosity toward one another you may have seemed more Presidential. But, instead you chose to be partisan and an example of what is so wrong with our Government today.