Friday, June 14, 2013

Obama Messiah

 If telling the truth is bad manners,
then we will have bad manners 
--Sabotage (1936) 

I'm from the government
and I'm here to help 
--Ronald Reagan 

Thank you, sir,
may I have another?
--Animal House (1978)

President Obama says he will protect the American people, while concomitantly whittling our civil rights down to size. But who better to corral than Munchkins? Yet again, he is overreaching his job description. The President does not protect us physically; Job #1 of our Chief Executive is to protect and uphold the Constitution. 

Mr. Obama is co-opting the rhetoric of his erstwhile mentor Reverend Wright when he suggests he is our individual protector on this earthly plane.  Are we so cowed and puerile that we accept this power-grab, and then accept Attorney General Eric Holder as Obama's "Sin Eater", functioning as inmate John Coffey did in Stephen King's derivative story The Green Mile (appealing to the simple idea of one individual as repository and magnet for all sin?)

Do we hear the gospel lyrics, "His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me" when we think of our President? If so, we may as well be in the land of the opium eaters.

We have an entire apparatus of government to handle the function of personal protection, to include the States, state-controlled police assets and their governors (unless you live in Florida.) Have we become so conditioned to paternalism that we find this perversion of duty to be a comfort? 

Protecting lives is a paltry exercise of authority compared to the concept of protecting our core values. A life without rights of privacy or fear from capricious and arbitrary imprisonment, or one in which the President can order secret prisons, renditions, kidnappings, assassinations, torture and aggressive wars is not free.  The life of a man in such a society does not need a protector.

That man is already safely ensconced in his cage of unfreedom.

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Blogger no one said...

Here is the messiah using some brainwashed children (again) to spout his daffy leftist ideologies, at a meeting of mentally disturbed fools.



Friday, June 14, 2013 at 2:33:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Peter of Lone Tree said...

How to win the war for your mind

Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 12:34:00 AM GMT-5  
Anonymous Eric Hodgdon said...

Yes, the "look to the leader" syndrome continues. Many reasons for this include the direct election movement, the last great depression, Madison Avenue, the American Dream silliness, the influx after the Civil War, the aftermath of WW2, Public Law 62-5, and so on.

Whenever the citizens want to grow up and re-establish the proper relationship between themselves and THEIR servants, the healthier the country and the World will be.

Monday, June 17, 2013 at 8:28:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...


If mankind loses track of his individuality and accepts the blank slate ideology, he will surrender the mind war, perhaps without even knowing it.

--very nice, Peter.

Monday, June 17, 2013 at 11:36:00 AM GMT-5  
Anonymous Amos said...

This is cool!

Monday, August 12, 2013 at 8:30:00 PM GMT-5  

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