By Roger Cohen, March 18 2016 (LINK to article)
"Obama emerges as an internationalist, unsentimental about Europe . . "Which is why globalist "progressives" love him, while the nativist, white Right hates him.
It is important to understand this, rather than indulging one's "progressive" sense of self-righteousness and moral superiority, because otherwise it will rip America, and Europe, apart in civil war.
Why would a self-identifying African American like Obama feel sentimental about Europe? Clearly, he identifies emotionally far more with his African heritage, despite enjoying the fruits of centuries of European civilisation, which he seems to take it for granted, like most whites also do.
That he views climate change as a bigger threat than terrorism, reveals his wisdom.
He is a wise African American, who is "unsentimental about Europe", Europeans and European Americans (apart from some white members of his immediate family). He is far more sentimental about Africa, Africans and African Americans. And why wouldn't or shouldn't he be?
He was the obvious choice of President for African Americans and for white Americans,who have embraced the ideology of racial self-denial and self-contempt prescribed by western academia, initially in overreaction to the evils of Nazism and the Holocaust (as well as those of European imperialism, slavery, Jim Crow and Apartheid), which addresses a sense of racial guilt, but conveniently for the West's white elites, also serves as an instrument of socio-political intimidation and control, just as medieval church ideology once did (see BLOG in which I elaborate).