Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Cult of Obama Worship

By now, I imagine most of us have seen the disturbing videos of people basically worshiping Obama. There are videos of kids from two different schools singing songs about him, and there is another video of a group of people literally praying to him. Praying to Obama. I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

But what is the origin of this insanity? Well, there are two culprits. Firstly, if you were paying any attention at all during the campaign, you know that Obama's people did an excellent job of playing up his image, and it all started with that famous blue and red "HOPE" poster. You know, the one that seems eerily similar to the cult-like propaganda posters that featured Stalin, Chairman Mao, and Che Guevara. We've all seen it. Heck, when Kylee and I were in Scotland, we even saw people over there wearing that t-shirt, even though the election had nothing to do with them.

On most issues, I think Obama is weak, naive, and incompetent. However, when it comes to marketing himself, the man is absolutely brilliant. He did such a good job that during the election, a lot of Americans voted for an image rather than a man. He was protrayed by his campaign and the media as an almost messianic figure, a light in the darkness, and the one and only hope for not just America, but the world. It didn't matter if it was true or not. He just had to make the people BELIEVE it was true. He did. And that's how he won the election...

"I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."
- Barack Obama

"Barack Obama is the Platonic philosopher king we've been looking for for the past 2,400 years."
- Michelle Obama

Riiiiight. But the cult-like worship of Obama cannot be fully blamed on him and his campaign. In fact, we can't even give him the majority of the blame. All he did was shrewdly tap into something that has been steadily growing in American society for the past fifty years or so. The American people want a savior, and unfortunatelty, they're no longer looking to Jesus.

I was listening to a radio show the other day, and a man called in who said his father grew up in Cuba while Castro was taking power. He said that when his father was in school as a young boy, the teacher said, "Okay, class, let's all pray to God to bring us all a bunch of candy!" So they prayed, and of course nothing happened. Then she said, "Now class, I want you all to pray to Castro to bring us candy." So they prayed to Castro, and immediately a bunch of his men came through the door and passed out candy to the children. Sound creepy? Well, it's basically happening here too. These Cuban kids were explicitly taught that God either couldn't or wouldn't help them, but Castro would. Castro could make them happy.

Now, obviously there isn't anything this overt going on in America today. But we're close...

"In a way Obama is standing above the country, above the world. He's sort of GOD. He's going to bring all different sides together."
- Newsweek editor Evan Thomas

"Who is our hero? Barack Obama. Who is going to lead us out of poverty? Barack Obama. Who is going to save the United States of America? Barack Obama. Who is going to save the entire world? Barack Obama. And who do we love? Barack Obama."
- Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-NY

"The event itself [Obama's nomination] is so extraordinary that another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance."
- Rev. Jesse Jackson

"We just like to say his name. We are considering taking it as a mantra."
- The Chicago Sun Times

"No one saw him coming, and Christians believe God comes at us from strange angles and places we don't expect, like Jesus being born in a manger."
- Lawrence Carter, dean of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel

"This is bigger than Kennedy. Obama comes along, and he seems to have the answers. This is the new testament."
- Chris Matthews, MSNBC pundit

And now we hear school kids singing his praises. One song says, "Red, yellow, black, and white, all are equal in his sight. Mmm, mmm, mmm! Barack Hussein Obama." In case you can't tell, those are lyrics from "Jesus Loves the Little Children." And the other song they performed used the tune from "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." You know, it's that song that talks about how Christ died to make men holy, and we should live to make men free, while God is marching on. This is something that has been steadily fading from American society. Here's what we used to believe...

"The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity… I will avow that I believed and now believe that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God."
- John Adams

"It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason, peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here."
- Patrick Henry

"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever."
- Thomas Jefferson

"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible."
- George Washington

"We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We’ve staked the future of all our political institutions upon our capacity…to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."
- James Madison

That final quote is the most important. Madison said that we should place our hope in God and not in the government. So in conclusion, I don't blame Obama for this crazy cult-worship stuff. Well, at least not fully. He obviously helped push the American people in that direction; however, the real blame falls on us. When we stop looking to God for hope and salvation, we inevitably look somewhere else. Sometimes we look to fill that hole inside us with money, or sex, or drugs and alcohol. And sometimes we look to a charismatic figure, like David Koresh, or Charles Manson, or in this case, Barack Obama, for hope and salvation. If it wasn't him, it would be someone else. We have to wake up.

Qaddafi & Obama's UN Insanity

So the other day at the UN, Ali Abdussalam Treki, the Libyan diplomat, introduced Muammar Qaddafi as the "leader of the revolution, president of the African Union, King of Kings of Africa." Then, even though he was only supposed to speak for 15 minutes, Qaddafi rambled on for an hour and a half.

In his speech, he suggested that those who caused "mass murder" in Iraq be tried, he defended the right of the Taliban to establish an Islamic emirate, he claimed that swine flu was cooked up in a laboratory as a weapon, and he (randomly) demanded a thorough investigation of the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King. You know, the ones that happened 40 years ago. He claimed these political killings were Jewish conspiracies, saying, "We know that the Israeli Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald, who had killed the president, and then this Israeli died. We have to know how and why this happened, so such things will not be repeated."

He later offered to move the United Nations headquarters to Libya because leaders coming to New York had to endure jet lag. Yeah, that sounds rational. There's no jet leg when you fly to Libya. He also repeated his longstanding proposal that Israel and the Palestinian territories be combined into one state called "Isratine."

Qaddafi also urged the world to welcome and accept Obama and referred to him as "our son." He praised Obama saying, "We are happy and proud that a son of Africa is president of the US in a place where blacks could not go in a bus where whites go.... Obama is a glimpse in the dark, and I am afraid that we may go back to square one. Can you guarantee how America will governed after Obama? As far as I’m concerned he can stay president of America forever." Yes, you always want your president to be supported by an insane terrorist dictator.

Of course, it makes sense that this nutjob would support Obama. Minutes earlier, Barack Hussein had made a speech in which he basically said that no nation is better than any other (so, the US is no better than...Burma?), once again apologized for America's various crimes against humanity and the environment, and threw Israel under the bus in an attempt to appease terrorists and dictators. He said, "America does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements" and said that they should end "the occupation that began in 1967."

Okay, time for a history lesson. Israel was legally created (restored, really) in 1948 by the UN, and in its constitution, it offered "full and equal citizenship and due representation" to eveyrone in its borders, including Arabs. Apparently, the Arabs didn't care. In May 1948, the Arab League countries sent approximately 1,000 Lebanese, 5,000 Syrian, 5,000 Iraqi, and 10,000 Egyptian troops to invade Israel. The Israelis managed to fight off their attackers, and in the ensuing treaty, Israel widened its borders, Jordan annexed the West Bank, and Egypt took the Gaza strip. In other words, Palestine, as a distinct territory, ceased to exist. There was only Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.

Egypt expelled UN forces from the Sinai Peninsula in 1967, allowing Egypt to amass 1,000 tanks and nearly 100,000 soldiers on the Israeli border. This military buildup sparked a pre-emptive strike by Israel, leading to the Six Day War. During the war, Israel gained control of the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights, and the formerly Jordanian-controlled West Bank, which included East Jerusalem.

So what's the point? The point is that there has never, in the history of the world, been a sovereign state or nation called "Palestine." Ever. There are no Palestinian people, per se. Rather, these are Arabs living in a region that historically has been called many things, including "Palestine" (which is a derivative of "Philistines," the enemies of the Israelites in ancient times). Israel did not invade and occupy Palestinian land. Rather, Israel went to war with Egypt and Jordan in order to defend itself from attack, and then won those territories fair and square. That's kind of how war works. It would be like Mexico claiming that the US needs to end its "occupation" of California that began in 1848.

So anyway, Obama and his Arab buddies are all full of crap. Heck, why are guys like Quaddafi even allowed to speak at the UN? I swear, the UN is the most pointless thing in the history of ever. We do not all share common goals or interests. It's a room populated by a minority of powerful democracies and a big crowd of Islamic terrorists and Marxist dictators from banana republics. And Obama decided to stand in front of all of them and essentially say, "Hi, I'm weak and naive. Enjoy walking all over the US for the next four to eight years!"

Exposing ACORN (Part 2)

Oh, hey! Recently, videos were released by filmmaker James O'Keefe and freelance journalist Hannah Giles, which exposed ACORN workers in four different cities for advising the two (undercover as a "pimp" and "prostitute") on how they can cheat on their taxes, launder their illegal income, get a home loan to start a brothel, and claim dependant status for underage sex-slaves being kidnapped from El Salvador.

When this story broke, FOX News naturally picked it up right away, but most of the mainstream media ignored it until Congress started getting involved. Heck, even ABC anchor Charles Gibson claimed he had never even heard about the scandal, even though the story was about a week old at the time. At NBC, they made excuses for ACORN and instead accused the filmmaker of entrapment. In the past two years, FOX News has done more than 300 reports on ACORN, during which time NBC and ABC News did two and CBS News did only one. Clearly, most of the mainstream media is in the tank for Obama and his cronies. They ignored the 9/12 March on Washington, they ignored the Van Jones scandal, and they ignored ACORN until a couple of days ago. Some have even claimed that FOX and conservative Americans are targeting ACORN because of (what else?) racism. Pathetic. What ever happened to journalistic integrity?

Either way, ACORN workers are now being fired, both houses of Congress have overwhelmingly voted to strip ACORN of all federal funding, and the Census Bureau is cutting ties with the group as well. Heck, 20 states are now doing further investigations into voter fraud by ACORN workers. Finally something is happening with these criminals, and it's all because of two average citizens who decided to dig deeper. They remembered the role that Woodward and Bernstein cut out for the press as the last line of defense for the American people. And I say bravo.

Now it's time to see how Obama responds. Remember, Obama worked closely with these guys as a "community organizer" in Chicago, he represented them in a lawsuit, and he even taught "leadership training sessions" for them back in the 1990s. They endorsed his campaign from the beginning, and he sent them $800,000 for their voter registration services. Oh, and don't forget these quotes from Obama regarding ACORN:

"I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran the Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it."

"But let me say that before I even get inaugurated, during the transition we're going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda."

Also, if you're interested, go to the ACORN website and read "The ACORN People's Platform." Basically, you could rename it "The ACORN Communist Manifesto" and it wouldn't make much of a difference. Oh, and Wade Rathke, their former director who embezzled $1 million and was never prosecuted, recently published a book that essentially promotes social change by overloading welfare rolls and causing capitalism to collapse. Just sayin'.

Exposing ACORN (Part 1)

Back in 1972, some burglars robbed the Watergate building in Washington DC, and the five men directly involved were arrested, tried, and convicted in January 1973. End of story, right? Well, as everyone knows, the story didn't end there. A couple of curious reporters from the Washington Post named Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered information suggesting that knowledge of the break-in, and attempts to cover it up, led deep into the Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, and even the White House. Their investigation eventually led to convictions of high-level members of the Nixon administration as well as the impeachment of the president himself.

Woodward and Bernstein were viewed as heroes. A lot of reporters were inspired by their story, and many entered the media with the belief that they were really the last line of defense for the American people against scandal and corruption. Sounds pretty noble, huh?

Well, fast forward to present day. Now we have ACORN, a shady, left-wing activist organization that has received millions in federal tax money and millions more in state and local grants. The group is tax-exempt. ACORN is supposedly set up to help poor people buy homes, and it also registers folks to vote (for Democrats). The group has been at the center of numerous cases of voter fraud, with ACORN employees registering people multiple times, as well as registering the names of dead people and fictional characters.

They also contributed to the subprime crisis by protesting, boycotting, and storming bank offices, trying to force lenders to make more home loans to poor people with bad credit. Heck, I work for a loan servicing company, and several months back ACORN went to the house of our CEO and protested on his lawn. Our office building now has security guards and employee-only access doors, since ACORN activists stormed our lobby a while back also. Classy.

ACORN employees have been charged with crimes in nine different states, and there have already been at least 30 convictions. But for some reason, ACORN has been largely ignored by the press and the federal government. President Bush didn't lift a finger to check them out during his tenure, and Obama used to work for them, so he's not likely to help either. So who is left to root out the corruption? Heroic investigative journalists like Woodward and Bernstein? Hmm...

Obama's Ramadan Speech

Ah yes, more blatant pandering by our sorry excuse for a president. In a recent speech, Obama said, "The contributions of Muslims to the United States are too long to catalog because Muslims are so interwoven into the fabric of our communities and our country." He wanted to pay truibute to "a great religion and its commitment to justice and progress."

Umm...yeah. I challenge anyone to name a list of Muslim contributions to the USA that are "too long to catalog." Go ahead. I'll wait. Oh, you couldn't think of any? Well, that's probably because Muslims only make up less than 1% of our entire population, and the USA was founded almost entirely by a bunch of white, European protestants. Seriously, do you remember reading anything at all about Muslims in America during history class? That's what I thought.

Actually, the first "contributions" Muslims made to America involved terrorism. After independence, the first war the USA ever fought as a soverign nation was against Muslim pirates from the Barbary Coast. At the time, Thomas Jefferson had no idea why the Muslims wanted to attack our ships since we hadn't provoked them. So he asked their ambassador about it, and the guy told Jefferson that "it was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every Muslim who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise." That was back in 1786, people. Not much has changed in 200 years, huh? I'm sure the victims of the World Trade Center, United 93, the USS Cole, and countless bombed embassies would love to discuss all the wonderful contributions Muslims have made to our country.

Additionally, Obama's claim that Islam is "interwoven into the fabric of our communities and country" is so ridiculous that it's laughable. In fact, most parts of American culture are entirely antithetical to Islam, including democracy, women's rights, secular government, and individual liberty. We have legal access to alcohol. We don't give adulterers and homosexuals the death penalty. We don't allow polygamy. We don't encourage or permit honor killings. We certainly don't recognize Sharia Law like some countries do (I'm looking at you, France). And as for the claim about "justice and progress," that seems kind of innacurate since most Islamic countries don't allow free elections and are still basically living in the Middle Ages.

In other words, the "fabric of our country" has absolutely nothing to do with Islam and was not influenced by it in any way. But thanks for playing, Barack. You're always good for a laugh.

Our Two Presidents

No, this post will not make claims about Obama being two-faced or something of that nature. I'm speaking much more literally. I've read a few things about this issue recently, and it's really piqued my interest. Right now, it almost seems like we have two presidents running our country: Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi.

Think about it. Obama won the election. He campaigned on a vast, far-reaching domestic agenda. He prattled on and on about the vague ideas of "hope" and "change" for months on end. He was supposed to be the magical Chosen One who transforms America. Then he gets elected, and what does he do? Well, nothing of substance really. Obama makes speeches. He holds town hall meetings. He runs around the world embarrassing our country by apologizing to terrorists and dictators. He interrupts television broadcasts to run informercials for his policies. Basically, he just keeps on campaigning. That's all he's really good at anyway. After all, he's never really run anything in his life.

So who's running the country while Obama campaigns? Well, it's our old friend Nancy Pelosi. That arrogant, partisan, botoxed harpy. She's running the show! Obama made speeches about the necessity of a "stimulus" package and made tons of promises about it. He promised there would be no pork barrel spending in it. But Pelosi wrote it and filled it with useless pork and payoffs to special interests. Pelosi crafted the cap-and-trade policy. Pelosi put together the gargantuan budget. Pelosi wrote the insane health care bill that's in Congress now. Yes, I know it's the job of Congress to write bills, but since these are Obama's policies and promises, it kinda seems like he should know what's actually in the legislation.

A recent article (addressed to Obama) in the Wall Street Journal said, "[Lyndon] Johnson's initiatives were framed in the White House by his administration. Your strategy, by contrast, has been to advocate forcefully for health care and energy reform but to leave the details to Democratic congressional committee chairs. You did the same thing with your initial $787 billion stimulus package. Now, you're stuck with a plan that provides little stimulus until 2010. A president should never cede control of his main agenda to others."

But that is just what he's done. Obama makes speeches about this new health care plan. He makes promises. He tells the press and his supporters what's in the health care plan and how it works. But he had absolutely no hand in cobbling it together, he certainly hasn't read it (heck, most of Congress hasn't read it) and he has no idea what's actually in it! The Associated Press (who is usually pretty non-partisan) did a fact check on his claims about the health care plan, and basically, he is full of horse crap. Heck, even the liberal rag New York Times called BS on some of his statements! He is either lying or ignorant. Either one makes me nervous.

The point is, Obama is nothing but the face of this administration. He has no clue how to run anything. Why do you think he keeps nominating so many random Czars? Since being elected, he's nominated nearly three dozen various "Czars" to run every aspect of his government. And at least one of them, a man named Van Jones, was a self-proclaimed Communist! These people are accountable to no one, and in my opinion, are largely unconstitutional. Both Democrats and Republicans have criticized this! I don't know which president nominated the first Czar of whatever, but these guys need to go. Either way, Obama isn't in charge. He already told ACORN that they would get to shape his agenda. Plus, these Czars oversee everything, Co-President Pelosi forms all the domestic policies, Hillary roams around the world being useless and irrelevant, and Obama...well, he makes speeches.

"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!" exclaimed a certain humbug from the Emerald City.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Presidential Pandering and Bold-Faced Lies

As Barack Obama continues his Worldwide United States Apology Tour, he's spending this week in the Middle East (probably claiming that terrorism is all our fault or something like that). Anyway, during an interview, he made the following idiotic statement: "One of the points I want to make is if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we'd be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world."

Okay, we all know that this is blatant pandering. He's just trying to pacify all the Islamofascist terrorist dictators that lead most of these countries, so I'm not really surprised at all. However, this statement is a complete and obvious lie.

During the campaign, Obama said, "We are no longer a Christian nation." First of all, somewhere between 75-80% of Americans identify themselves as Christian, so that statement is a load of crap. Second of all, there are about 2.3 million Muslims in the United States, which is less than 1% of the population. And finally, Indonesia has 200 million Muslims, India has 156 million Muslims, Pakistan has 150 million Muslims, and so forth. He actually thinks that our comparatively tiny population of 2.3 million would make us "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world"? That's just retarded. How could anyone not know that his statement was a complete lie? Why isn't the mainstream media jumping on this? Oh wait, I know why. Because they're too busy getting tingles up their legs to be real reporters.

So let's recap. Our president, whose parents were either Muslim or atheist, who went to an Islamic school in Indonesia, whose Kenyan grandmother will soon be going on a Hajj pilgrimage, and whose only real exposure to "Christianity" is the racist hatemonger Jeremiah Wright, has said not only that the United States is no longer a Christian nation, but that we could be considered one of the largest Muslim countries in the world. Yeah, that makes me pretty uncomfortable.

Oh, and by the way, Sarah Obama, the same grandmother who is going on the Hajj, is also the person who testified to being present at Barack Obama's birth in Mombasa, Kenya. Just sayin'.