It can’t be the water. I’ve been drinking the same water and diet coke everyone else is drinking and I have not fallen under the spell of Barack Obama.
Let’s examine the word Demagogue:
[dem-uh-gog, -gawg] Show IPA Pronunciation
noun, verb, -gogued, -gogu⋅ing.
|1.||a person, esp. an orator or political leader, who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people.|
|–verb (used with object)
|2.||to treat or manipulate (a political issue) in the manner of a demagogue; obscure or distort with emotionalism, prejudice, etc.|
The Obama Temptation [Mark R. Levin]
I’ve been thinking this for a while so I might as well air it here. I honestly never thought we’d see such a thing in our country – not yet anyway – but I sense what’s occurring in this election is a recklessness and abandonment of rationality that has preceded the voluntary surrender of liberty and security in other places. I can’t help but observe that even some conservatives are caught in the moment as their attempts at explaining their support for Barack Obama are unpersuasive and even illogical. And the pull appears to be rather strong. Ken Adelman, Doug Kmiec, and others, reach for the usual platitudes in explaining themselves but are utterly incoherent. Even non-conservatives with significant public policy and real world experiences, such as Colin Powell and Charles Fried, find Obama alluring but can’t explain themselves in an intelligent way.
There is a cult-like atmosphere around Barack Obama, which his campaign has carefully and successfully fabricated, which concerns me. The messiah complex. Fainting audience members at rallies. Special Obama flags and an Obama presidential seal. A graphic with the portrayal of the globe and Obama’s name on it, which adorns everything from Obama’s plane to his street literature. Young school children singing songs praising Obama. Teenagers wearing camouflage outfits and marching in military order chanting Obama’s name and the professions he is going to open to them. An Obama world tour, culminating in a speech in Berlin where Obama proclaims we are all citizens of the world. I dare say, this is ominous stuff.
It reminds me of that Movie former WWE Wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper was in titled, “They Live”.
They Live is a 1988 film directed by John Carpenter, who also wrote the screenplay under thepseudonym “Frank Armitage.” The movie is based on Ray Nelson’s 1963 short story “Eight O’Clock in the Morning.”
Part science fiction thriller and part black comedy, the film echoed contemporary fears of a decliningeconomy, within a culture of greed and conspicuous consumption common among Americans in the 1980s. In They Live, the ruling class within the monied elite are in fact aliens managing human social affairs through the use of subliminal media advertising and the control of economic opportunity.
I feel like I am the character that Piper played. The only guy who can see through the masquarade of lies. Why have I not fallen at the feet of the Obamessiah? How is it that that educated intelligent people cannot see past the mask? I am finding it harder and harder to understand.
Also wondering about this is”
“The allure of a charismatic demagogue” Michelle Malkin