[Ed. – He has met the enemy, and it is him. Too bad he is unaware of that fact.]
Eight years on, Mr. Obama resurrected the spirit of Cairo in his remarks preceding the Fourth of July in Jakarta. He warned the world, and by unmistakable implication the United States and Donald Trump in particular, of the dangers of “an aggressive kind of nationalism.”
“It’s been clear for a while that the world is at a crossroads,” he said….
“What we will see is more and more people arguing against democracy, we will see more and more people who are looking to restrict freedom of the press, we’ll see more intolerance, more tribal divisions, more ethnic divisions, more religious divisions and more violence.” [Emphasis added]
Well, hear! hear! Who among us would disagree with any of that? What the former president might have said, but didn’t, is that the critics of democracy (his own true believers) are the red-hots who want to shut down debate on campus, who would restrict freedom of the press to those who keep control of that freedom and dispense it by the teaspoon as they see fit.