"Shocking! Obama Announces New World Order 2014 Speech" Video DEBUNKED - Internet/Facebook Rumour
A video (below) is circulated that purportedly shows President Barack Obama giving a speech where he apparently calls "ordinary men and women" small minded and claims progress can only be made when citizens surrender their rights to an "all-powerful sovereign".
In the 20 second clip, President Obama appears to say this –
"...and for the international order that we have worked for generations to build, 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..."
Outrageous comments from a President, for certain. If they were true, that is. However, as many of our more sceptical readers may have suspected, despite the apparent seamlessness of the video, it has actually been doctored.
In fact the creator of the video has spliced together two different parts of the same speech, taking them both out of context to create an entirely different meaning altogether.
To reiterate - the video has been taken completely out of context. The true sentiment of the speech had nothing to do with creating a "world order" nor did it imply Americans were small minded.
Instead of explaining what Obama really meant, we’ve simply taken the original speech from the WhiteHouse.gov website, which you can read below, the bold sentences being the words used in the video.
The speech was a Presidential address to the European Youth at Palais des Beaux Arts in March 2014.
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.
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