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[–] Kannibal 6 points 61 points (+67|-6) ago  (edited ago)

This is FAKE NEWS, an internet hoax.

The actual speech not was not at Bildeberg, but at Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Belgium. This is easy to verify.

Full speech here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCxLTn6TNaA

relevant section at 3m00s

https://youtu.be/qCxLTn6TNaA?t=3m2s

Larger transcript show OP is twisting the words

Leaders and dignitaries of the European Union; representatives of our NATO Alliance; distinguished guests: We meet here at a moment of testing for Europe and the United States, and for the international order that we have worked for generations to build.

Throughout human history, societies have grappled with fundamental questions of how to organize themselves, the proper relationship between the individual and the state, the best means to resolve inevitable conflicts between states. And it was here in Europe, through centuries of struggle — through war and Enlightenment, repression and revolution — that a particular set of ideals began to emerge: The belief that through conscience and free will, each of us has the right to live as we choose. The belief that power is derived from the consent of the governed, and that laws and institutions should be established to protect that understanding. And those ideas eventually inspired a band of colonialists across an ocean, and they wrote them into the founding documents that still guide America today, including the simple truth that all men — and women — are created equal.

But those ideals have also been tested — here in Europe and around the world. Those ideals have often been threatened by an older, more traditional view of power. This alternative vision argues that ordinary men and women are too small-minded to govern their own affairs, that order and progress can only come when individuals surrender their rights to an all-powerful sovereign. Often, this alternative vision roots itself in the notion that by virtue of race or faith or ethnicity, some are inherently superior to others, and that individual identity must be defined by “us” versus “them,” or that national greatness must flow not by what a people stand for, but by what they are against.

source: https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/26/remarks-president-address-european-youth

Considered in their full context, President Obama’s mentions of the phrase ordinary men and women being “too small-minded to govern their own affairs” and order and progress being possible only “when individuals surrender their rights to an all-powerful sovereign” are clearly references to an old, undesirable form of power, not an expression of President Obama’s viewpoint about how things are or should be in the world today.

so clever editing to tell a lie.

This should not be necessary, surely there is enough legitimate proof against Obama that you don't have to make shit up?

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[–] BillyLuath 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

Came here to point out that this edited piece is the exact opposite of the point he was trying to get out... see everyone is already on the ball.

He's still the US's first foreign President, though.

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[–] NACHTJAGD 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

Oy vey goy, demz is just conspiracy big thinks!

Doesn't matter Obama was never in any yearbook nor that the Docent stated he never had an Obama in his class.

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[–] MrShekelstein 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

But those ideals have also been tested — here in Europe and around the world. Those ideals have often been threatened by an older, more traditional view of power. This alternative vision argues that ordinary men and women are too small-minded to govern their own affairs, that order and progress can only come when individuals surrender their rights to an all-powerful sovereign. Often, this alternative vision roots itself in the notion that by virtue of race or faith or ethnicity, some are inherently superior to others, and that individual identity must be defined by “us” versus “them,” or that national greatness must flow not by what a people stand for, but by what they are against.

relevant paragraph.

obama never mentions which side hes on.

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[–] Le_Squish 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Convenient omission.

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[–] Anam 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

And it was here in Europe, through centuries of struggle — through war and Enlightenment, repression and revolution — that a particular set of ideals began to emerge: The belief that through conscience and free will, each of us has the right to live as we choose. The belief that power is derived from the consent of the governed, and that laws and institutions should be established to protect that understanding.

The above quote is a good precis of classical liberalism. Obama is claiming to be on the side of the enlightenment by contrasting it favorably with the confused mix-up of feudalism and identity politics based on race or religion you have quoted above. Judging by his actions rather than by his words, he is lying his ass off.

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[–] MrShekelstein 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Hes done this before.

He would talk to the rust belt back in 2008 by starting with a cover and arguing that they've been hit hard by changes in the economy then offers no solution and slowly twists the argument to a misplaced blame on illegal immigrants.

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[–] oldzeke 2 points 9 points (+11|-2) ago 

Get the f out with this edited crap. It's plain as day that's spliced mid-sentence. If I were Israel and wanted to make this site look stupid, this is the exact sort of thing I would post.

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[–] jerkwad152 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

It doesn't make us look good when you put up outright lies, regardless of who's in the clip.

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[–] memememema 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Is this edited

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[–] Hektik 3 points 6 points (+9|-3) ago 

Fuck you OP is a shill

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[–] DrLizardo 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Context

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