Epistola lui Pritchett către Obama

24 aug.

pritchettCirculă, pe net, de ceva vreme o scrisoare adresată Președintelui american. Una din multele, bănuiesc. Dat fiind autorul ei, mi s-a părut demnă de menționat aici. Iată despre ce este vorba:

Lou Pritchett’s Open Letter to President Obama

The author, Lou Pritchett, is a well-known public speaker who retired after a successful 36-year career as the VP World Sales for Proctor and Gamble.

Lou Pritchett

Foremost Leader in Change Management

Lou Pritchett is one of corporate America’s true living legends- an acclaimed author, dynamic teacher and one of the world’s highest rated speakers. Successful corporate executives everywhere recognize him as the foremost leader in change management. Lou changed the way America does business by creating an audacious concept that came to be known as „partnering.” Pritchett rose from soap salesman to Vice-President, Sales and Customer Development for Procter and Gamble and over the course of 36 years, made corporate history.


Dear President Obama:

You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.

You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.

You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.

You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.

You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.

You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don’t understand it at its core.

You scare me because you lack humility and ‘class’, always blaming others.

You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.

You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the ‘blame America’ crowd and deliver this message abroad.

You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.

You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.

You scare me because you prefer ‘wind mills’ to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.

You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.

You scare me because you have begun to use ‘extortion’ tactics against certain banks and corporations.

You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.

You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.

You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient.

You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.

You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O’Relllys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.

You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.

Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.

Lou Pritchett

Analysis: The letter is authentic. Lou Pritchett, author, motivational speaker and former Vice-President of Sales and Customer Development for Procter & Gamble, has acknowledged writing the above opinion piece and submitting it to the New York Times for publication, though to date it has only been published on the Internet, including on various conservative blogs and the American Family Association’s website.

Nu, nu am primit-o prin revelație directă, o am de aici:
sursa: urbanlegends.com via Roboam

20 răspunsuri sa “Epistola lui Pritchett către Obama”

  1. James McGrath 24, august, 2009 la 1:37 pm #

    Scrisoarea aceasta ma sperie, nu Presedintele Obama. Autorul conservator isi proiecteaza perspectiva sa ingusta pe un presedinte cu o visiune mai deschisa cae alte puncte de vedere. N-ai observat ca autorul il acuza pe Obama ca nu asculta alte pareri, in timp ce se prezinta ca fiind speriat de un om cu o experienta culturala mai variata?

    • teologeanu 24, august, 2009 la 3:01 pm #

      Sunt de acord ca Obama s-ar putea sa aiba un orizont cultural mai vast, dar nu pot sa observ in acelasi timp ca acest orizont devine un subiect „horror” si datorita faptului ca Președintele refuza sa raspunda acuzatiilor directe.

  2. cristina 24, august, 2009 la 6:30 pm #

    Problema este ca Obama, in cele citeva luni de cind e presedinte, a incalcat Constitutia mult mai mult de cit s-a incalcat de 80 de ani incoace.

    PS. Nu stiu cum sa iau scrisoarea asta. Ceva nu face sens. Daca e asa de impotriva a ceea ce face Obama, de ce si-a retras reclamele de la un show care este impotriva a ce face Obama?

  3. James McGrath 24, august, 2009 la 9:17 pm #

    Cristina, ai facut o acuzatie serioasa. Te rog frumos sa explici in detaliu unde crezi ca Obama a sfidat Constitutia Statelor Unite (sau te-ai referit la Constitutia Romaniei?)

  4. cristina 24, august, 2009 la 11:38 pm #

    Te simti singur pe Marte? Sau e Venus? Serios, am vazut ca stai in America. E chiar atit de greu de citit Constitutia? In detaliu? Care articol din Constitutie da voie unui presedinte sa dea afara un CEO?

    Mai multe aici: http://enjoyinghomeschooling.wordpress.com/2009/06/12/cum-obama-incalca-constitutia/

  5. James F. McGrath 24, august, 2009 la 11:48 pm #

    Pai, m-am uitat la site si e clar ca autorul site-ului nu intelege ceea citeste in Constitutie, daca a citit-o vreodata…

  6. cristina 25, august, 2009 la 1:14 am #

    Ha, ha, nice. N-ai raspuns la intrebare. Unde e acel articol din Constitutie care-i da dreptul lui Obama sa-l dea afara pe CEO de la GM?

  7. James McGrath 25, august, 2009 la 1:22 am #

    Mai intai n-ai raspuns tu la intrebare. Ai oferit un link la un blog al carui autor pare a fi inteles ca presedintele personal da banii de bailout.

    Foarte ciudat…

  8. cristina 25, august, 2009 la 1:27 am #

    Nu ai auzit de bailout in ultimele 7 luni? Hmmm….I bet ai curent acolo unde stai.

  9. James McGrath 25, august, 2009 la 2:23 am #

    Sarcasm este efectiv doar cand cineva stie despre ce vorbeste. Poate ai nevoie de traducere. ‘Bailout’ se refera la o ‘solutie’ economica care s-a discutat chiar si inainte de alegeri, care s-a dezbatut in Senat, iar nu pari a fi la curent – daca tot e vorba de curent, de care romanii in general par a fi obsedati, insa care nu-si face efectele simtite in randul americanilor… 😉

  10. cristina 25, august, 2009 la 4:18 am #

    Aha, si unde in Constitutie un presedinte are dreptul sa ia bani de la oameni si sa dea unei companii private?

    Americanii sint asa de indoctrinati ca chiar cu dovezile sub nas, tot nu sint in stare sa vada adevarul.

    PS. Inca astept numarul articolului….

  11. James F. McGrath 25, august, 2009 la 4:38 am #

    Hmm, cineva nu intelege nici politetea americana suficient de bine incat sa nu insulte pe un un om pe care nu-l cunoaste cand interactioneaza cu el pe blog, insa pretinde ca intelege situatia in SUA mai bine decat nu doar americanul respectiv, ci si comentatorii, politicienii, media si altii. Noi suntem „indoctrinati” cu totii, doar niste romani vad adevarul. Foarte plauzibil.

    Daca ai interesul, poti sa te informezi despre politica si economica americana de la surse cu mai mare expertiza in domeniu decat am eu. Daca nu, cateva cuvinte din partea mea in limba romana (care evident ca nu e limba mea materna) nu te vor convinge.

  12. cristina 25, august, 2009 la 5:17 am #

    I am not the one who started with the insults. I was indoctrinated, too, but at least I recognize that. I understand that not all americans are indoctrinated, but enough to elect a president who grew up with communists as friends and whose friends in adult life are anti-semites, terrorists and rasists. How do you explain that? I bet I understand more than any of those who voted for Obama.

    Actually, I get informed from a lot of experts. From them I learned that there is NO power in the Constitution given to the Congress or the President to fire the CEO of a private company, to bailout any private company, to apoint czars, to nationalize the health care, or the bank industry, or the auto industry, or the finacial industry, or many other industries that the government is involved in.

    Or maybe I did not find that article in Constitution, so without any explanation, point to me the Article and the Section. I promise I’ll read it. Thank you.

  13. James F. McGrath 25, august, 2009 la 5:48 am #

    As I pointed out, the bailout was being discussed before Obama was elected, and while it is perfectly appropriate to question it as a solution, if Obama were a socialist, he might have done something better with the money and BOUGHT banks (i.e. nationalized them) rather than merely throwing money at them to boost the economy.

    But all your accusations sound like you’ve read headlines like this one (http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/03/obama-to-wagone/) and taken their sensationalist sound-bytes way too literally. To discuss what Obama has done in relation to the Constitution, one first has to have some understanding of what Obama has and hasn’t done. And you are attributing to the president decisions that have been made and actions that have been taken by the government as a whole.

    But I’m starting to feel sorry that I didn’t comment in a way that addressed more directly the letter from Pritchett. I can’t imagine that he’d cast around insinuations about how a president with a different shade of skin color paid for his education. It is disgusting, and frankly his letter scares me, because it exemplifies the xenophobia of America’s right wing.

    I’ve lived in a country with national health care (the UK). It was wonderful. And I grow weary of the hate-mongering and lies coming from the Right. But what is even more wearying is that Christians, who have warnings against seeking out teachers who say what we want to hear, buy in so frequently to the claims of both the political and the economic right, uncritically, no questions asked. If one has never read Amos it isn’t surprising perhaps. But many people in America, precisely because they only know sound-bytes from the Bible and similar slogans from preachers and political commentators to whom they listen and whom they trust almost exclusively, seem to think that Pritchett’s fears are normal, natural and healthy, rather than symptomatic of a fundamentally racist, xenophobic, narrow, bigoted viewpoint that fears questioning, and then projects onto its opponents precisely those attributes that are most characteristic of themselves.

    Thanks for the chance to express myself in English. I think I’m done here, but I appreciate having had the chance to talk about this, in both languages!

  14. cristina 25, august, 2009 la 6:48 am #

    It is not just about the bailouts. Buying the banks up front is for beginners. For the most trained in Alinsky style, going through the back door is a must. Did the gov. buy the GM? No, they „lent” some money. What happened next? Take over. Constitutional? Nope. Do you think Pelosi, Reid and the rest will do anythink against the Dear Leader? Do you think that Emmanuel or Axelrod make a move without his approval? So the decisions that are made by his cronies, have his approval and we can safely say that Obama and his regime get all wee-weed on the Constitution.

    This letter did not say anything about anybody’s skin color. Obama (and his lapdogs) is the one who always is bringing it up. (remember his white grandma?).

    Maybe the health care was nice for you. For many it isn’t. This is not the point. The point is that is unconstitutional bringing to the country a single-payer/government run system.

    Of course Pritchett’s fear are normal, not because Obama is half black, but because he wants to fundamentally change America. And it is proven that communism/socialism/fascism does not work. Why would we try it again?

    As a citizen I am looking at the Constitution, still being the supreme law of the land. Is Obama breaking it? Of course. I am not afraid to question whether the administration follows the Const. or not. I asked questions in the previous posts, but you are afraid to answer. You throw words like racist, xenophobic, but no proof that by firing a private’s company CEO, or providing health care is constitutional.

    As a christian is even worse. Looking at the Bible and at what this administration has done…no words. What’s sin in the Bible it is put on a pedestal and name it something great in the today’s society.

    And it’s funny. Usually the dems are the one that are doing exactly what they are blaming that the republicans are doing.

  15. James McGrath 25, august, 2009 la 4:35 pm #

    Um, where does the Constitution prohibit the government from providing health care? Not being mentioned in the Constitution doesn’t make something „unconstitutional”, obviously, otherwise most of American law and life would be „unconstitutional” by that definition.

    I still think you should read Amos.

    But I’ve had my say, both here and on my blog, and it seems pretty clear that not only are we going to see eye to eye (that’s not my aim in most conversations), but we’re probably not going to even agree on the terms of the discussion or the meaning of the most basic terms like „unconstitutional”.

    If anyone is interested, here’s the link to what I posted on my blog:


    If anyone wishes to comment there, they are more than welcome to do so. Both as a Christian and as someone on the liberal end of the spectrum, I think you’ll find that there may be vociferous debate and pointed challenging of assumptions, but there’ll be no attempt to silence anyone I don’t agree with.

  16. cristina 25, august, 2009 la 5:37 pm #

    Well, yes. In the Constitution, Article 1, Section 8 it shows the power of the Congress. The only power. With the 10th Amendment it shows clear that the powers not delegated in the Const. are rezerved to the states respectively, or to the people. So if people want healthcare, only the states have power to provide any. Federal gov. does not have that power.

    You are right, many laws are unconstitutional. One of them, my favorite, Department of Education is unconstitutional. There should not be government involvement in the education department.

    You undestand romanian, and I just posted something about this. Where do you thing is wrong? http://enjoyinghomeschooling.wordpress.com/2009/08/25/constitutia-americii-articolul-1/

  17. teologeanu 25, august, 2009 la 5:59 pm #

    I am thinking of writing a commentary on this epistle. 🙂 It has stirred up so much passion. I was thinking the main issue of the letter will be the authenticity but, as long I can see, the problems debated are much more profound.

  18. Corneliu 29, august, 2009 la 11:39 pm #

    Anuntati-ne si pe noi unde si cand are loc finala :)) Sa aveti o zi frumoasa 🙂

  19. Bill Bartmann-_ 10, septembrie, 2009 la 1:12 pm #

    Great site…keep up the good work.

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