Originally posted at American Thinker
A full-time mother/part-time clown in Pennsylvania admitted she glued on a â€œred nose and a rainbow wig,â€ entered a bank in Easton, threatened that she had a bomb, and managed to make off with $7,000. The woman, who should be called the Bozo Bandit, apologized and used the excuse that a kidnapper abducted her children and made her dress up like a circus entertainer before committing the crime.
Full of remorse, the woman pleaded guilty to felony robbery.Â Her defense attorney emphasized that at the time of the heist his client was simply â€œconcerned for the safety of her two children,â€ a tale of woe that should garner some sympathy from the judge when Clownie is sentenced later this year.
The moral of the story: People who steal generally wear a disguise and always have an excuse when robbing one group, which they always claim is to benefit another.
Coincidentally, right around the time Clownie appeared in court to explain the circumstances behind threatening to blow up innocent people if the bank teller didnâ€™t fill the bag with cash, another more extravagant heister was visiting a smooth bandit living in the White House.
For the record, dictator Ali Bongo Ondimba doesnâ€™t wear oversized clown shoes or ride a unicycle, but he does wear a costume and has managed to â€œruthlessly plunder billions of dollarsâ€ from Gabon.Â Barack Obama, on the other hand, masquerades as a concerned leader while using political sleight-of-hand to pick the pockets of millions of Americans in an attempt to institute economic collectivism â€“ sort of like a mother robbing a bank for the benefit of her children.
Even still, the lady in Pennsylvania and even Mr. Obama are greenhorns compared to the Bongo family, which has â€œruled the impoverished African nation of Gabon with an iron fist for five decades and have used its oil riches to fund a life of outrageous luxury.â€
And while Ali Bongo will likely be offered an elegant snack while visiting the White House, â€œone third of peopleâ€ his regime oppresses â€œlive on less than $2 a dayâ€ while â€œthousands starve to death each year or are forced to pick through garbage to find food.â€
Which raises the question: Why is President Obama trying to â€œcurry favorâ€ with another dictator?Â While contributing billions to Brazilâ€™s oil exploration and yet still against drilling for oil here in America, according to some the US president agreed to meet with the leader of the â€œthird-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africaâ€¦to secure Americaâ€™s fuel suppliesâ€ â€“ which could be described as a sophisticated heist that makes Ali Bongo richer and oil-dependent Americans poorer.
Barack Obama has a unique style of executing hold-ups and has contributed to de-evolution of the American quality of life, albeit thus far to a lesser degree than Ali Bongo has in Gabon.Â Which must be why the President seems to have no problem with a leader having â€œdozens of luxury homes in places like the French Riviera and a $120 million 14-bedroom townhouse in Paris,â€ while his people go hungry.
Moreover, itâ€™s also possible that President Obama relates to Bongo having a wife who â€œbalked at the idea of moving into a property that cost a mere $25 million,â€ after offering the following explanation: â€œIâ€™ve tried to downsize, but itâ€™s just not in my character.â€
Hearkening back to the clown robber in Pennsylvania, itâ€™s important to remember how robbers conjure up excuses when pilfering, and if theft can be justified in the mind of the rustler, then whoâ€™s to judge?
Jack Blum, a United Nations consultant and expert on offshore banking, said that the meeting with â€œMr. Obama sends out the wrong message,â€ which explains the meeting.Â With Mr. Obamaâ€™s track record thatâ€™s probably why heâ€™s meeting with Bongo.
Blum maintains that â€œover the years the Bongos had siphoned off a quarter of Gabonâ€™s GDP which has made them â€˜incredibly rich.â€™â€ According to Mr. Blum, â€œthereâ€™s absolutely no shame â€¦I would say that the people who are running the country are guilty of grand theft nation.â€
Jack Blum obviously isnâ€™t privy to the reasoning behind Ali Bongo devastating the Gabonese economy for his own benefit. Â Although the circumstances are different, as evidenced by a lady dressed up like Clarabell, if a kidnapper is holding your children captive, robbery is justified.Â Moreover, in the spirit of â€œLetâ€™s Move,â€ if Bongo is at least using the monies to fill the garbage dumpsters in Gabon with healthier leftovers, or attempting to â€œshare the wealthâ€ in the form of an expanded food stamp program, robbery is also justifiable, with or without a clown get-up.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney admitted Bongo has a â€œless than sterling record.â€ Does â€˜less than sterlingâ€™ include stealing, dictatorial oppression, fostering nationwide poverty, and a life of outrageous luxury being flaunted in the face of the destitute?
Carneyâ€™s anemic censure might as well have been justifying a person robbing a bank wearing a clown nose.Â Carney made the excuse that â€œThe president of Gabon is making reform efforts, which we supportâ€ and that â€œGabon has been an important partner in some of the issues that are very important to American national security.â€ Like what?Â Plundering economies and selling nations down the river to their enemies? Leaving porous borders open to drugs and violent criminals? Instituting a soft tyranny and elevating an elitist class shod in expensive finery who jet-sets around the world on the tax dollars of hard-working people struggling to buy a gallon of gas?
Regardless of differing attire or varied technique, from the high halls of power to a petty crook escaping with a couple grand in a shopping cart, filchers are all the same.Â Those who steal from others always conceal their true intent and when caught in the act make excuses for the crime.
Whether itâ€™s Bozo terrifying bank tellers with a bomb or starving Gabonese diving into dumpsters while a dictator siphons off the proceeds of an oil-rich nation, or American citizens being subjected to a social experiment overseen by a burgling clown in a Hart Schaffner Marx suit, whoever they are and wherever theyâ€™re from, common thieves are all the same.