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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Friday, September 21, 2012

The cult of personality lives on...

Found this at Investors Business Daily:

The Presidency: Last week, the Obama campaign started selling a refashioned American flag with its logo replacing the stars, and then urged Americans to pledge allegiance to Barack. Did we just wake up in Mao's China?

The flag print, designed especially for the campaign by a pair of obviously incredibly hip artists, tries to improve the musty look of Old Glory by taking out a few stripes and swapping the star field for the Obama "O" logo. The campaign is selling the limited edition prints for just $35.

Amazingly, this isn't the first time the American flag has been desecrated to better suit Obama sycophants.

Earlier this year, a local Democratic Party headquarters in Florida decided to fly a flag that replaced the stars with a photo of our Dear Leader.

Bad as these flags are, the Obama campaign's "pledge" drive is even more disturbing.

The "For All" effort encourages celebrities, politicians and regular folk to submit photos of themselves with their hands — on which messages are scrawled — held over their heart, pledging to vote for Obama so he can provide (fill in the blank) "For All!"

Equal pay ... For All!

Women's rights ... For All!

Food ... For All!

A Future ... For All!

The only thing missing from these frightful pictures is the new and improved Obama flag.

It's one thing for Obama to encourage all this — which he obviously does. After all, this is a guy who promised he would heal the planet and keep the oceans from rising, and made himself the subject of his only two books.

He's the guy who ran around during his first campaign with a fake presidential seal that replaced the stars and stripes on the eagle's shield with, naturally, the Obama logo. And he's the guy who gave his first acceptance speech in front of a bunch of faux Greek columns.

He's the guy who, when Neil Armstrong died, saw fit to commemorate that event by tweeting a picture of himself, and the guy who'd rather talk with David Letterman and party with Jay-Z than work with Benjamin Netanyahu to stop Iran from going nuclear.

But the question is, why are so many Americans so willing to voluntarily buy into Obama's personality cult?

Remember that video from Obama's first campaign?

Or the equally creepy video of elementary school students signing Obama's praises:

"Mmm, mmm, mmm!
Barack Hussein Obama
He said that all must lend a hand
To make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mmm!
Barack Hussein Obama."

Or how about the endless news photos of Obama with his head centered in the middle of a circle in the background, giving him the appearance of being surrounded by a halo.

Anyone want to guess how many times a press photographer decided to snap a picture of Reagan like that?

In totalitarian countries, leaders can force their greatness on unwilling subjects because they own the press, they own the entertainment industry and they own all the schools.

But here in the U.S., we don't worship our presidents. We hire them to do a job for us. And we only pledge allegiance to the flag — the one with 50 stars and 13 stripes.

(End of story, my comments follow.)

This is exactly what comes to my mind when I say Obama will stay in office. This bizarre cult of personality is something new. By the way, don't cite the adulation and praise given to Reagan as equivalent. Reagan didn't ride into office on a tidal wave of hero worship, quite the contrary. His popularity has only really grown SINCE the man left office. While I'm not a worshipper at his altar, Reagan DID have a lot of competence and ability.

Not so with the current President. Yet still the cult of personality persists. It isn't just in the examples cited in the above article either. Quite often while reading the letters to the editor of the local fish wrap I'll come upon some missive that informs all doubters of Obama's Herculean efforts on behalf of mere mortals. It's troubling to read that sort of bilge anywhere, but especially in a paper for a major city in a "red" state.

For further proof, look to the polls and how they claim this to be a close Presidential race. Yes, we should consider the source here, i.e. the extremely biased MSM. But still.....

God help us all, may His will be done.


Adrienne said...

Exactly! I been planning a post on "idolatry" because that's what's going on. I suffered through the Democratic convention and the screaming and fanaticism of the people really scared me.

Since the days of Elvis, I've never understood the raving screaming adulation of individuals and find it very uncomfortable.

There's a huge difference between admiration for a person's accomplishments and idolizing a person.

Subvet said...

Adrienne, I recall the commentary from my female peers in Catholic school regarding the Beatles. Like yourself, I never got it. Even smoking hot chicks like Raquel Welch, Farrah Fawcett, etc. never brought me to that level. As for politicians, every one of those held up as idols turned out to have feet of clay. That includes Reagan, he was a good man and a good President. But he definetly wasn't as messianic as now portrayed by his worshippers.

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