Obama Serene As New Caliphate Forms In Iraq: “The world is less violent than it has ever been”

Here are a couple of disturbing videos for you on this Thursday:

Via The Gates of Vienna, a caliphate forms right before our eyes:

Meanwhile, on Planet Obama, all is well. We’ve never been better. Since Obama became the leader of the free world, it is a safer, healthier, (thanks Michelle)  more tolerant, and more educated place than ever ever before.

Obama said this at a White House event on Wednesday where he took questions from Tumblr users.

You guys are fed a lot of cynicism every single day about how nothing works and big institutions stink and government is broken. And so you channel a lot of your passion and energy into various private endeavors.

But this country has always been built both through an individual initiative, but also a sense of some common purpose. And if there’s one message I want to deliver to young people like a Tumblr audience is, don’t get cynical. Guard against cynicism. I mean, the truth of the matter is that for all the challenges we face, all the problems that we have, if you had to be — if you had to choose any moment to be born in human history, not knowing what your position was going to be, who you were going to be, you’d choose this time.  The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed then it’s ever been. It is more educated than it’s ever been.

As I  noted at The Conversation: 

…do you think maybe the people of Iraq, Christians throughout the Middle East, soccer fans in Brazil,  people who live on the Russian/Ukrainian border, school girls in Nigeria, Pakistan, or Afghanistan, and that Marine  currently in a Mexican jail for taking a wrong turn – might have a tiny quibble with that statement?

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