Personally I find the kind of hysteria that greeted a Ron Paul or an Obama to be disturbing. This is not the response of reasoned voters trying to do their best for their country, it's the shrill insanity of people frantically grasping onto a savior. It reminds me of the mob chasing Brian once his promise of salvation is revealed to be an enigma, except cynical politicians thrive on passing themselves off as saviors and the mob is happy to cheer it on.
But people who embrace men as saviors become madmen themselves. Obama is a cipher and a disturbing one. A man whose path has been paved to power through a campaign of dirty tricks. A man with a Muslim background and ties to the Nation of Islam and a member of a racist church. A man who tries to hide his hatred for America and Israel behind a false veneer of friendliness.
Barack Obama has been very careful not to position himself as Reverend Jesse Jackson or Reverend Al Sharpton as a promoter of “The Black Cause.” He has been groomed, wisely so, to be seen more as a unifier, rather than one who speaks only for the hurt of Black people. In this, he has tapped the dissatisfaction of many Whites, Blacks, Hispanics and Asians across the spectrum, because who cares what color you are if you can save them from the mess that they find themselves in.
Minister Louis Farrakhan
As Charles Krauthammer writes (via LGF)
There’s no better path to success than getting people to buy a free commodity. Like the genius who figured out how to get people to pay for water: Bottle it (Aquafina was revealed to be nothing more than reprocessed tap water) and charge more than they pay for gasoline. Or consider how Google found a way to sell dictionary nouns — boat, shoe, clock — by charging advertisers zillions to be listed whenever the word is searched.
And now, in the most amazing trick of all, a silver-tongued freshman senator has found a way to sell hope. To get it, you need only give him your vote. Barack Obama is getting millions.
As Lemon Lime Moon has pointed out
Women screaming, crying , weeping hysterically as B. Hussein Obama is said to be mesmerizing, charismatic.Those asked why have no clue as to why they cry and scream and get thrilled at a recent rally in Maryland. Screaming "I love you, I love you" while Obama yelled ," I love you back", the women had tears streaming down their faces and stood transfixed in semi-stupors just as in the days of Adolf H.Messianic candidates are by their very nature an attack on democracy and a dangerous one.
Meanwhile Bookworm has a post on Obama and how racist ideas are being used to bamboozle people into voting for him
Eric at Conservative Liberal covers it further
My 5th grader came home from school and told me that all the kids were saying that people should vote for Obama because he’s black.
I asked, “Do they know anything else about him?”
“No,” she replied. “They’re just saying [read: their parents are just saying] that people should vote for him because he’s black.”
My next question: “Should people vote against him because he’s black?”
“Oh, no,” she answered. “That’s racist.”
“Then why,” I asked, “is it any less racist to vote for him simply because of the color of his skin? Any decision we make about someone solely because of their skin color is racist. People should be voting for him based on his experience, skill, and beliefs, not because of his skin color.”
By focusing on the race, ethnicity or gender the Left prevents these irrelevant characteristics from being viewed as irrelevant. In fact, the closest thing to government-sponsored discrimination is the Affirmative Action, so loved by the Left. Supposedly this rights some wrong that was perpetrated over 40 years ago. But as I commented, so I, as a Jew, was discriminated against in Odessa. Does this fact mean that I should condone anti-Russian discrimination in Tashkent?
At the Center for Vigilant Freedom meanwhile, more ties between Obama and Islamists, Muslims for Obama for Sharia Law
the case against Jewish support for Obama and the National Jewish democratic Council
With supporters like these, will Obama also endorse shariah as a “separate but equal” legal system as part of his party platform? Because shariah’s so filled with …Hope for the Ummah? Audacity for the jihadists? But hey, it would be CHANGE so don’t worry….
Of course, there aren’t enough Muslims in the U.S. to constitute much of a voting block - 2-3 million estimated of a population well north of 300 milliion.
Not that this has stopped Gordon England or George Bush from meeting with the leaders of Muslim Brotherhood front groups, in the name of reaching out to this miniscule constituency. And changing U.S. policy domestic and foreign to appease them.
But then that was always about pleasing media, foreign and plutocratic elites, not winning elections.
Muslims for Obama, a new interest group, is preparing their 2009 legislative calendar:
Ira Forman has just set the standard that disqualifies a candidate for associating himself with values and ideologies that are repugnant to modern society... The bottom line is that the National Jewish Democratic Council said, whether it meant to say it or not, that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are unfit to hold public office. Since this comes from a Democratic and not a Republican organization, the effect should be absolutely devastating.
Meanwhile in more Islamist news over at the Maverick News Network, the Muslim Brotherhood it appears is fighting for female genital mutilation
Over at the Fiery Spirited Zionist, reports of Iranian newspapers threatening Westerners
An op-ed in the Iranian daily Kayhan by Hossein Shariatmadari who is close to Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei, threatened America and Europe that their support of Israel will cost them. He called upon muslims to attack American, European, Israeli and Jewish "sensitive centers" and stressed that civilians must be harmed in order to change their policies toward Israel.
This is effectively a call to terrorism from the Iranian government against America, Europe and Israel. Also note once again that Iran lists both Israeli and Jewish, putting the lie to the Anti-Zionist but not Anti-Semitic argument.
The Anti-Racist blog meanwhile is doing a great job of covering the so-called Palestine Awareness Week
Meanwhile to close the post, over at the Keli Ata blog is a post and video on a Kassam alert at a kindergarten in Sderot, a town under siege by Islamic terrorism.
The alarm literally gives them seconds to get into a shelter. Once inside the school some of the children scream and cry, others count down to one, and another group sings, "Exactly today, years ago, we came from the womb right to this situation."
The whole thing stops you right in your tracks, and if you're not infuriated by the whole situation then you've got ice water coursing through you veins.
Last Friday night two boys ages eight and nineteen respectively were hit by a kassam. The eight year old screamed "Save me! Save me!" Who wouldn't try to save him and others like him?
I know people say the residents of Sderot should just leave. Just leave? To what avail? So that the Palestinians can invade it and encrouch on other Israeli communities? Eventually, Israel will be reduced to a small and easily annihiliated ghetto, that's what will happen.
Yesterday I read an article on A7 in which some French official said school children shouldn't be taught about the Holocaust because "it's too heavy a burden to carry."
What kind of burden are the children in Sderot and throughout Israel carrying everyday? It's too much to ask of babies just out of their mothers wombs.
And so ends another week at Sultan Knish