One Nation, Under a New Obama Salute
These people are entering realms of consciousness that are more typical of north-central Europe in the 1930’s than anything that has come since. How very weird this is…not just the whole idea itself, but the overpowering need that Obamanationers have to absolutely DEVOTE themselves to what is becoming a Fuhrer-figure.
Also, enough already of the neo-Boshevik style poster art – a Freudian slip is showing somewhere, for sure.
But you say there’s not really anything totalitarian going on here? Come again? What about The Candidate Of Change promising that he will CHANGE the details of our lives…no matter what WE want to do:
…he is going to give us not just new politics, but new lifestyles. He recently told an audience, “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.”
And the Obamas mean business, as Michelle Obama informed us:
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.(Emphasis added)
Is that plain enough? Heaven help you if you persist in your “usual, univolved, uninformed” life, (for example as a bitter gun-liking, God-fearing, conservative), because the “re-education” camps couldn’t be far behind!
Of course, the “change” would need to start at the top…and the left has already openly proclaimed the need for a system of “war-crime” show trials a la Nuremberg after the annointing of the Imperial Status of The One.
One thing that hasn’t received much attention in conservative and Republicans circles is the ongoing conversation on the left about the possibility of Nuremberg-style war-crimes trials for members of the Bush administration should a Democratic president take office. I’m not exaggerating or introducing the Nazi analogy myself; they actually use the phrase “Nuremberg-style” when they discuss “war-crimes tribunals.” And they are quite serious (although the more moderate of them prefer a “truth commission.”)
Words fail at this point.