Monday, February 20, 2012

HAIL TO THE CHIEF DESPOT

Way back when President BO (the child president) was first elected, I wrote that he had the style, the look and the body language of a despot.

I am not the only one who sees that vision eminating from his eyes.

Ebben Raves, writing for the American Thinker has this to say:

Images can be powerful. We have all seen films of the Nuremburg rallies. The torchlight processions, the banners, the chanting crowds: all purposely staged to elevate one man to a status as something more than human, a benevolent leader who promised fairness and payback against the evil enemies of the people. All things were possible through him. The trains would run on time, the capitalists and bankers would pay for taking advantage of the people. Social justice would finally be achieved if only the people would pledge themselves to him.


Juxtapose those images with a 2008 party rally in a Denver stadium. The Greek columns, the giant television screens, the laser light show: all dedicated to elevate a man who promised the wars would end, the earth would heal, and the oceans would halt their rise. Peace and justice at last. He was the one we were waiting for. Goebbels would have been proud.


Il Duce's portrait was ubiquitous in 1930's Italy. The stolid face with the up thrust chin, looking down over the nose became symbolic of Mussolini's fascism. "All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state." "State intervention in economic production arises only when private initiative is lacking or insufficient, or when the political interests of the State are involved. This intervention may take the form of control, assistance or direct management." Does any of this look or sound familiar?


Some images are meant to be powerful. From the works of master painters, to stained glass, to the inexpensive, gilded frame picture in many homes, Christ is frequently depicted with a halo. From background lighting, to a campaign symbol, to the presidential seal, a certain public servant is also frequently depicted with the appearance of a halo. Can we guess what image the latter's halo is meant to convey?


Words can be powerful, too, either spoken or written on paper. "Endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights" "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" Some words are even carved in stone. "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." What were the Jesuits at Georgetown thinking?


Fascists, communists and other dictators discredited, if not outlawed, religion. The state was the ultimate authority, moral or otherwise. The state in many cases was personified by an individual from whom all things flowed. What did Christians do to keep them from power? The same as today, not enough. From the "feel good, rock and roll, light show" mega churches to the original Bride of Christ, only token, unorganized resistance has come forth. In fact, past devout Christians were better organized and more numerous than today and were still unsuccessful.


What happened to the Christians that faced lions for their faith? Real lions, not the talking cartoon characters. Were they co-opted by promises of government social welfare? Or were they cowed by the threat of the loss of their 501(c)3 status? Judging from the watered down socialism coming from today's pulpit, either is possible. Protest church funded abortion via the Affordable Health Care Act? Contact your congressman. Lobby for the government to provide forced charity? Sure. Deny Communion, let alone excommunicate those who promulgate mortal sin? Nah, too controversial. Pathetic. Don't think this administration doesn't know it, either. They think this a fight they can win.


Government is a necessary evil, but an evil nonetheless. The mistake that Christians, or any other religion for that matter, make when they accept and encourage government social justice is that all modern government is eventually at the point of a gun. Look at other formerly Christian countries. Preach what is in the Bible, go to jail for hate speech. Resist hard enough, meet the point of a gun. Remember, we're no longer a Christian country. The state said so. Oh, something else to think about. Refuse to pay taxes of which part go to the government charity programs that your church lobbied for and approved of? Meet the same end. That blood is on somebody's hands.


"But the Constitution protects our freedom of religion!" Really? We haven't seen the Constitution jump up out of its glass case and do anything. It's just a piece of paper. Its only power comes from citizens acting on its behalf. Don't think the administration doesn't know this, either.


Many have argued that the left is fighting for freedom from religion. No, there will always be religion. Fundamental change was promised; change from God given rights to state granted rights are being delivered. When the state eliminates God, the state becomes god. And the state is a jealous god, especially when it takes guidance from a book dedicated to Lucifer

Just look at President BO (the child president)'s latest attempts to make rules with respect to the Catholic church's stand on abortion and contraception.

Any questions?

21 comments:

Jarheads Blog said...

Well lets hope that his battle over contraception, birth control, and culture wars keeps alive until the election, because he may have sunk himself with this one. Also maybe some of the idiots figured out what he is up to.

Ducky's here said...

Obama certainly hopes this issue plays big in the Rethug primaries. The thought of a L'il Ricky Retardo candidacy and the resulting crippled party is a Democratic strategists dream.

This is playing out so well for him that you have to believe he planned it for just this purpose.

The Baggers are in the process of destroying themselves and with L'il Ricky as a candidate votes will migrate to Dems in Congressional races.

Put up this religious freak and find out just what a marginalized minority evangelicals are.

sue hanes said...

Joe - I have a question.

Didja research and write this Excellent Post yerself - Joe?

Or did Lone Ranger help ya?

Cause LR is a Really Smart Blogger - Joe.

Why I remember the First Time Ever I read one of his comments - and we started to argue on your Blog and ya wouldn't allow it - Joe.

And doesn't our Child President look Sharp - and Unpretentious - in a Toga? He looks good in anything.

and have ya heard him sing - Joe.

Thanks.

Jarheads Blog said...

Schmucky Ducky Said:
Put up this religious freak and find out just what a marginalized minority evangelicals are.

Obama's mother was married Lolo Soetoro, a RADICAL Muslim from Indonesia. Obama attended a MUSLIM school in Jakarta. So not only is he a Amateur and a Failure, but a RADICAL Muslim as well . An YOU call Rick Santorum a religious freak
I'll put up with this religious freak instead of a RADICAL Muslim Socialist freak anytime.
Perhaps American needs a bit more religion and a little LESS Socialism!

Ducky's here said...

Democrats are drooling at the thought of religious freak L'il Ricky Retardo being the nominee.

Again, time for the Bagger circus clowns to find out just how marginalized they are.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Obama attended a MUSLIM school in Jakarta. So not only is he a Amateur and a Failure, but a RADICAL Muslim as well ."

He was in Indonesia for 4 years. From the age of 6 to 10:

"As a child, Obama spent four years in Indonesia with his step-father, a non-practicing Muslim, and his mother. Between ages 6 and 8, Obama attended a local Muslim school in Jakarta; after that, he was enrolled in a Roman Catholic school. In his book Dreams Of My Father (p.142), Obama writes:


In Indonesia, I’d spent 2 years at a Muslim school, 2 years at a Catholic school. In the Muslim school, the teacher wrote to tell mother I made faces during Koranic studies. In the Catholic school, when it came time to pray, I’d pretend to close my eyes, then peek around the room. Nothing happened. No angels descended."


Jarhead's Blog, there's a reason people like you and Jo Joe Politico are attracted to the conservative ideology.

Joe said...

SK: I've had my IQ tested several times over the years, and have always had a high one...over 140.

How about you?

Jarheads Blog said...

So Shaw Kenawe had some disparaging remarks about my previous comment! And some derogatory comments about me personally.
I will only say that this following information is further proof of my previous comment.

Obama's stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, was a Muslim. In fact, Obama's half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng told Jodi Kantor of the New York Times the following, "My whole family was Muslim, and most of the people I knew were Muslim." An Indonesian publication, the Banjarmasin Post reports a former classmate, Rony Amir, recalling that "All the relatives of Barry's father were very devout Muslims."
OBAMA'S WAS BORN AND RAISED A MUSLIM and left the MUSLIM faith to become a Christian. But that didn’t have any effect on his becoming any more qualified to become president of the United States. But the facts are clear that he was raised a Muslim and is now hiding that fact, and this shows the way he goes about misrepresenting himself and further shows implications about his character.
So put that in your crack pipe and smoke it.
So you can attack MY character for bringing out the truth if that's what you care to do as many of you progressives do.
But I do have a question for you.
Why haven't you attack that RACIST PIG who calls himself My Blog for what HE said in the previous post on this blog?????????
I guess you didn't because you agreed with what he had to say.
proving that you only attack people who you don't agree with?
And why come here to Joe's blog and comment about who he allows to comment on HIS blog whey YOU allow these FOUL-MOUTHED buddies of yours such as "SUE" to say whatever she wants to say on your one-sided blog?
Are only Liberals wirh Foul mouths comments allowed on your blog?
Or is it your practice to give a Free-Pass to all self-proclaimed liberals and progressives?
You seem to be more open minded and tolerant towards people if they are lefties.

sue hanes said...

Jarhead - 'My whole family was
Muslim and most of the people I knew were Muslim.'

But Jarhead - when President Obama's half-sister - Maya Soetoro-
Ng said that to Jodi Kantor of the NYT - was she talking about Good - or Bad - Muslims?

And Jarhead - there ARE good Muslims - and we all know that there are Bad Muslims too.

We just have to find out which is which - and then do something about the bad Muslims.

Of course it won't be easy - but
we can do it.

Let's just stop lumping all the Muslims together.

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

Joe said,

"......SK: I've had my IQ tested several times over the years, and have always had a high one...over 140.

How about you?....."

Now Joe, be fair.
Shaw Kenawe has recently been well and truly paedicated by yours truly and is rather the worse for wear.

And Mr. Jarheads Blog said,

"......So not only is he a Amateur and a Failure, but a RADICAL Muslim as well....."

If you are really a Marine is not the President of the United States your superior officer? How does the Marine Corps punish insubordination these days?

Bojangles Drakelet's here said,

".......Democrats are drooling at the thought of religious freak L'il Ricky Retardo being the nominee......"

The Liberal Libruls also passively expectorated at the thought of Ronald Reagan being the nominee in 1980. That didn't work out too well, n'est–ce pas?

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

Joe said, ealier,

".....A pissant, also seen as piss-ant and piss ant, is one or the other of two specific types of ant. Its origin is with pismire, a 14th-century word for ant......"

I hope you had a long hot shower after pixellating that, you sound like me! And that ain't a good thing!

And Jarheads Blog,

Regarding my discourse about the Marines urinating on the Taliban; It was meant to chastise them for voiding their bladders INTO the wind - a dumb thing to do.
I was making no judgemental comment on any other activity in which they may, or may not have, engaged.

Me? Opinionated? said...

After reading the raves and rants of the Progressive leaning Shaw Kenawe. I was inspired to write the following.
Progressives, Democrats, Liberals, call them whatever they wish to be labeled these days and they use these terms to hide behind the Democrat's Party, but the bottom lines is that they are not the Democratic party of yesterday they are a radical bunch of blissfully ignorant Communists.
Except for the few who may be actually mentally retarded, all Progressives are literally fascists, and have a radical political agenda.
Call them what you may but history shows us that Socialist, Fascist, Nazi and Progressive are just different names for the same koolaid-drinking movement.
Hitler’s had the same Progressives' agenda that Democrats have now.

The fact that they cannot see what is going on when it’s right there before their very eyes and when it is shown to them day in and day out, is as scary as the followers of Nazism, and Communism,, or any other Jonestown-type koolaid-drinking socialistic agenda. Today’s liberals tend to destroy the principles which our freedoms were founded, They are spoiled, and angry and jealous of the American way and they will stop at nothing to achieve their demands that a entitlement and compensation giving government meet all their needs from cradle to grave. We just saw this example in the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.
These entitlements, food stamps, welfare, and other means of compensation such as affirmative action produce children to develop all the way from infancy to adulthood the distorted and irrational beliefs of the liberal mind. And thus Liberalism is a mental illness, and produced the unequivocally political madness that we see in America today..

Jarheads Blog said...

Commenter Aquarians said:
"And Mr. Jarheads Blog said,

"......So not only is he a Amateur and a Failure, but a RADICAL Muslim as well....."

If you are really a Marine is not the President of the United States your superior officer? How does the Marine Corps punish insubordination these days?"



Aquarians, with all due respect, Mr. Obama is NOT and will never, ever be MY superior officer, or superior anything.
But thank you for the attempted correction.

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

Forget what the Marine Corps says about insubordination, what does it say about 'treason' or 'mutiny'?

Semper Fidelis indeed!

Jarheads Blog said...

insubordination? treason?, mutiny'?

Where in the world did you get any of the hogwash from.
First of all I am NOT on active duty, and secondly, what have you been smoking so early in the morning. Or is it nighttime in the Land of Oz!

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

I always believed the phrase:

'Once a Marine. Always a Marine'

Is it not true anymore?

Jarheads Blog said...

YES! It is true, it's a feeling about your FELLOW MARINES, and it doesn't apply to a person who wants to destroy my country.

What that slogan actually means is
Once someone has earned the title MARINE, he remains a Marine for the rest of his life.
It does not mean that he can not voice his opinion about current the Commander in Chief as long as he is not currently on active duty.
But thanks for your interpretation of the motto.

Lisa said...

And doesn't our Child President look Sharp - and Unpretentious - in a Toga? He looks good in anything.

Sue looks like you just proved Joe's article.

cake crumb said...

I have come to the conclusion that progressives are raving lunatics?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Me?Opinionated sounds an awful lot like a very famous malcontented blogger. At least the writing is just as atrocious and the thoughts just as mangled. LOL!

Me? Opinionated? said...

Dear Shaw Kenawe, I'm guessing that you didn't care much about what I wrote. You'll forgive me but I'm curious about your last comment.
But to make things clear, I wrote what I did about you, because I just don't like what you have been saying here, and I thought that my response made that clear.
Any similarities to any other person or persons living or dead is purely coincidental!