In one of his worst statements yet, Barak Obama, candidate for the Democrats’ nomination to presidential glory, paid a backhand compliment to Brazil.
In a transcript of his speech on CNN.com, Obama said,
We are also, though, going have to negotiate with other countries. China, India, in particular Brazil. They are growing so fast that they are consuming more and more energy, and pretty soon, if their carpet footprint even approaches ours, we’re goners. That’s part of the reason why we’ve got to make the investment; we’ve got to lead by example. If we lead by example — if we lead by example, then we can actually export and license technology that have been invented here to help them deal with their growth pain. But keep in mind, you’re right. We can’t tell them, don’t grow. We can’t — drive our SUVs and you know, eat as much as we want and keep our homes on you know, 72 degrees at all times, and whether we’re living in the desert or we’re living in the tundra, and then just expect that every other country’s going say OK.
This is one of the most incredible, nanny-state declarations of this liberal of liberals ever made. But that’s another issue that commentators are chomping over.
My interest in the quote is Obama’s targeting in particular of Brazil as one of the fast-growing countries. And indeed it is. In spite of a socialist president, the country has leaped forward in many areas, while deep social problems persist.
If Brazil is this high on Obama’s radar, the country must be up and coming in the world.
It might even campaign for a permanent seat on the Security Council of the UN.
All this to say merely another reason why the church needs to increase its efforts to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, besides the 180 million Brazilians without the truth.