I know that part of this is old news, but I am flabbergasted at the near rock star adulation for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill) and his wife, Michelle Obama. I mean, women are prostrating to the point of fainting at St. Barack rallies. It seems like the man of change and hope is more a preacher than candidate for president of the United States. Unlike a preacher, St. Barack stands at a podium and says much about nothing.
On the other hand, every prophet has a secondary leader, and that is where Michelle Obama, or Pope Michelle comes in.
At a recent rally at UCLA, Pope Michelle implored the crowd this:
Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.
On so many levels, this really sounds more like a Nazi or Communist or Fascist talking point than anything else. But, peel back and realize that because St. Barack is now a messianic figure for the Democrat party, this really is a sermon, sort of a Sermon On The Mount, St. Barack style.
Let's take it line by line.
Barack Obama will require you to work.
I am not quite sure what to make of that line. Is he going to create one of those make-work government projects to hire thousands of, union members of course, workers? Or is he going to make all American companies have to meet certain hiring quotas set by the government? Or does he mean that YOU will work for him, the new prophet? Hmm.
He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism.
Sorry Pope Michelle but I thrive on being cynical. I mean, cynicism is a way of getting to common sense. It is also healthy. Not being cynical means that you become a sheeple, part of a flock of followers following something that you do not quite know what it is about. And, maybe Pope Michelle wants it that way. It is a precept of a cult, and the followers of St. Barack are beginning to show signs that they are following a cult leader.
That you put down your divisions.
Oh dear, she is preaching unity! Have no thoughts of your own! I, for one, like divisions. It makes clear that there is a choice in everything. And, many times that is between two competing parties and ideas on getting, usually, to the same place. There are many places in the world that practice unity. Some include Red China, North Korea, Cuba in the secular realm. For the religious, all Islamic, there is Saudi Arabia, Iran and there was those lovable fellows that ruled Afghanistan, the Taliban. I'm sorry but I am your first heretic in the Church of St. Barack for I just will not put down my divisiveness!
That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones.
What if I like being isolated, not being bothered by anyone? For is that not an All-American right?! And comfort zones? Well, maybe I can go one out of two. I can move out of my comfort zone, but do not ask me to change my allegiances to my sports teams dagnabit!
That you push yourselves to be better.
All kidding aside, this is actually the best and most correct line of this diatribe. I think that a political leader is not able to solve all problems, and should not. That is where the people, you and I come in. We could all be a little better and sometimes, the right leader can set an example of being better. But, not messianic.
And that you engage.
Engage in what, pray tel? Does that mean when the government is not following the will of the people that the people have the right of redress? I mean, when the so-called "comprehensive immigration reform" bill-scam came up for a vote, was it not the people getting engaged writing, calling and e-mailing their senators to vote against it? Is that being engaged enough? I think that Pope Michelle means something different.
Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.
Now, that is the creepiest line of the whole diatribe. Who gives St. Barack the power to change your life? Is it up to the president of the United States to get you involved, informed? NO! HELL NO! It is up to you and I to be involved and informed.
But, what this all raises up is that fact that St. Barack and his Pope, Michelle, are nothing but ol' fashioned left-wingers. These two are not liberal. They are socialists. This kind of talk is the kind of talk that St. Barack must have used when he was a "community organizer". And what about Pope Michelle? She believes in all that she said. And that is frightening.
Somehow, I worry more about the travelling revival known as St. Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama more than whether or not Sen. John "F--- You" McCain maybe had an "inappropriate" relationship with a lobbyist many a moon ago.