This is from the Wall Street Journal, with intro from Rush. The hypnotism explained.
Fouad Ajami. Let me tell you who he is. You've seen him on television. You may not know exactly who he is. He is professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and an adjunct research fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution. His piece in the Wall Street Journal today, "Obama and the Politics of Crowds: The Masses Greeting the Candidate on the Trail are a Sign of Great Unease." I could read the whole thing to you. It is just profound. He says, "There is something odd -- and dare I say novel -- in American politics about the crowds that have been greeting Barack Obama on his campaign trail. Hitherto, crowds have not been a prominent feature of American politics.
|"The bonuses of the wizards who ran the great corporate entities had not bothered them. It was the spectacle of the work of the wizards melting before our eyes that unsettled them. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the late Democratic senator from New York, once set the difference between American capitalism and the older European version by observing that America was the party of liberty, whereas Europe was the party of equality. Just in the nick of time for the Obama candidacy, the American faith in liberty began to crack. The preachers of America's decline in the global pecking order had added to the panic.
"Our best days were behind us, the declinists prophesied. The sun was setting on our imperium, and rising in other lands. A younger man, 'cool' and collected, carrying within his own biography the strands of the world beyond America's shores, was put forth as a herald of the change upon us. The crowd would risk the experiment. There was grudge and a desire for retribution in the crowd to begin with. Akin to the passions that have shaped and driven highly polarized societies, this election has at its core a desire to settle the unfinished account of the presidential election eight years ago. George W. Bush's presidency remained, for his countless critics and detractors, a tale of usurpation.
"He had gotten what was not his due; more galling still, he had been bold and unabashed, and taken his time at the helm as an opportunity to assert an ambitious doctrine of American power abroad. He had waged a war of choice in Iraq. This election is the rematch that John Kerry had not delivered on. In the fashion of the crowd that seeks and sees the justice of retribution, Mr. Obama's supporters have been willing to overlook his means," and who he is. "So a candidate pledged to good government and to ending the role of money in our political life opts out of public financing of presidential campaigns. What of it? The end justifies the means.
"[Except] in times of national peril, Americans have been sober, really minimalist, in what they expected out of national elections, out of politics itself. The outcomes that mattered were decided in the push and pull of daily life, by the inventors and the entrepreneurs, and the captains of industry and finance. To be sure, there was a measure of willfulness in this national vision, for politics and wars guided the destiny of this republic. But that American sobriety and skepticism about politics -- and leaders -- set this republic apart from political cultures that saw redemption lurking around every corner. My boyhood, and the Arab political culture I have been chronicling for well over three decades, are anchored in the Arab world.
"And the tragedy of Arab political culture has been the unending expectation of the crowd -- the street, we call it -- in the redeemer who will put an end to the decline, who will restore faded splendor and greatness. When I came into my own, in the late 1950s and '60s, those hopes were invested in the Egyptian Gamal Abdul Nasser. He faltered, and broke the hearts of generations of Arabs. But the faith in the Awaited One lives on, and it would forever circle the Arab world looking for the next redeemer. America is a different land, for me exceptional in all the ways that matter. In recent days, those vast Obama crowds, though, have recalled for me the politics of charisma that wrecked Arab and Muslim societies.
"A leader does not have to say much, or be much. The crowd is left to its most powerful possession -- its imagination. From Elias Canetti again: 'But the crowd, as such, disintegrates. It has a presentiment of this and fears it. ... Only the growth of the crowd prevents those who belong to it from creeping back under their private burdens.' The morning after the election, the disappointment will begin to settle upon the Obama crowd. Defeat -- by now unthinkable to the devotees -- will bring heartbreak. Victory will steadily deliver the sobering verdict that our troubles won't be solved by a leader's magic." That's Fouad Ajami trying to explain the fascination of Obama's crowds.
They want a redeemer. They, in times of economic stress, simply look at him as the great equalizer, and they are going to find out... The great point in here about Silicon Valley and how competitive and cutthroat competitive they are out there, how they're all just smitten with Obama, and at some point he's going to burn 'em. Obama is going to burn all these people that support him, and they are in utter denial about it. They think that, "Oh, no, he's not that bad. He's not that bad." All of our conservative intellectualoid pseudointellectuals believe the same. "Oh, he's not going to be a leftist. He'll govern from the center." So the imagination, the faith: He's a blank slate. You don't listen to what he says. You don't listen to what he says he's going to do. You ignore all of that, because the crowd has made of Obama what they want him to be.
This is pretty funny.
I got this in an e-mail, what do you think?
Subject: Notice to all your company name here employees - A profound statement of HOPE!
Notice to All your company name here Employees
As of November 5, 2008, when President Barry Obama is officially elected into office, our company will instill a few new policies which are in keeping with his new, inspiring issues of change and fairness:
1. All salespeople will be pooling their sales bonuses into a common pool that will be divided equally between all of you. This will serve to give those of you who are underachieving a "fair shake".
2. All low level workers will be pooling their wages, including overtime, into a common pool, dividing it equally amongst you. This will help those who are "too busy for overtime" to reap the rewards from those who have more spare time and can work extra hours.
3. All top management will now be referred to as "the government." We will not participate in this "pooling" experience because the law doesn't apply to us.
4. The "government" will give eloquent speeches to all employees every week, encouraging its workers to continue to work hard "for the good of all."
5. The employees will be thrilled with these new policies because it's "good to spread the wealth." Those of you who have underachieved will finally get an opportunity; those of you who have worked hard and had success will feel more "patriotic".
6. The last few people who were hired should clean out their desks. Don't feel bad though, because President Barry Obama will give you free health care, free handouts, free oil for heating your home, free food stamps, and he'll let you stay in your home for as long as you want even if you can't pay your mortgage. If you appeal directly to our democratic congress, you might even get a free flat screen TV and a coupon for free haircuts (shouldn't all Americans be entitled to nice looking hair?)!!!
If for any reason you are not happy with the new policies, you may want to rethink your vote on November 4th.
See if you can read to the end, just facts.
Obama Would Fail Security Clearance
By Daniel Pipes
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com| With Colin Powellnow repeating the lie that Barack Obama has "always been a Christian," despite new information further confirming Obama's Muslim childhood(such as the Indonesian school registrationlisting him as Muslim), one watches with dismay as the Democratic candidate manages to hide the truth on this issue.
Instead, then, let us review a related subject - Obama's connections and even indebtedness, throughout his career, to extremist Islam. Specifically, he has longstanding, if indirect ties to two institutions, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), listed by the U.S. government in 2007 as an unindicted co-conspiratorin a Hamas-funding trial; and the Nation of Islam (NoI), condemned by the Anti-Defamation Leaguefor its "consistent record of racism and anti-Semitism."
First, Obama's ties to Islamists:
The Khalid al-Mansour connection: According to former Manhattan Borough president Percy Sutton, Al-Mansour "was raising money for" Obama's expenses at Harvard Law School. Al-Mansour, a black American (n? Don Warden), became advisorto Saudi prince Al-Walid bin Talal, CAIR's largest individual donor. Al-Mansour holds standard Islamist views: he absolves the Islamist government in Sudan of sponsoring slavery, he denies a Jewish tie to Jerusalem, and he wrote a booklet titled " Americans Beware! The Zionist Plot Against S. Arabia." (Both Obama and al-Mansour deny Sutton's account.)
Kenny Gamble, or Luqman Abdul-Haqq, "amir" of the United Muslim Movement.
The Kenny Gamble(also known as Luqman Abdul-Haqq) connection: Gamble, a once-prominent pop music producer, cut the ribbon to the Obama campaign headquarters housed in a south Philadelphia building he owns. Gamble is an Islamist who buys large swaths of real estate in Philadelphia to create a Muslim-only residential area. Also, as the self-styled "amir" of the United Muslim Movement, he has many links to Islamist organizations, including CAIRand the Muslim Alliance in North America. (MANA's "amir" is Siraj Wahhaj, an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.) •
The Mazen Asbahiconnection: The Obama campaign's first Muslim outreach coordinator resigned after it came to light that he had served on the board of a subsidiary of the Saudi-sponsored North American Islamic Trust, with Jamal Said, another unindicted co-conspirator in the 2007 Hamas funding trial. Asbahi has ties to CAIR's Chicagoand Detroitoffices, to the Islamic Society of North America, yet another unindicted co-conspirator in the Hamas funding trial, and to other Islamist organizations.
The Minha Husainiconnection: The campaign's second Muslim outreach coordinator has an Islamist background, having served as an intern in the Muslim Public Service Network. Immediately upon her appointment by Obama, she met with a group of about thirty Muslims including such notorious figures as CAIR's Nihad Awad; the Muslim American Society's Mahdi Bray, who has publicly supported the Hamas and Hezbollahterrorist groups; and Johari Abdul Malikof the Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque in Falls Church, Va., who has advised American Muslims: "You can blow up bridges, but you cannot kill people who are innocent on their way to work."
Second, Obama's ties to the Nation of Islam:
Louis Farrakhan, who calls Obama "the Messiah."
Obama's long-time donor and ally Antoin "Tony" Rezko partnered for nearly three decades with Jabir Herbert Muhammad, a son of NoI leader Elijah Muhammad, and says he gave Jabir and his family "millions of dollars over the years." Rezko also served as executive director of the Muhammad Ali Foundation, a rogue organization that, without Ali's permission, exploited the name of this CAIR awardee. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's esteemed pastor for twenty years, came out of a Nation background, recently he accepted protection from an NoI security detail, and has praised Louis Farrakhan, the NoI's leader, as one of the "giants of the African American religious experience." Wright's church celebrated Farrakhan for his having "truly epitomized greatness."
That Obama's biography touches so frequently on such unsavory organizations as CAIR and the Nation of Islam should give pause. How many of politicians have a single tie to either group, much less seven of them? John McCaincharitably calls Obama "a person you do not have to be scared [of] as president of the United States," but Obama's multiple links to anti-Americans and subversives mean he would fail the standard security clearance process for Federal employees.
Islamic aggression represents America's strategic enemy; Obama's many insalubrious connections raise grave doubts about his fitness to serve as America's commander-in-chief.
Now get back to work.
Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago ?
Body count: In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago ; 221 killed in Iraq .
Sens. Barack Obama & Dick Durbin,
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.,
Gov. Rod Blogojevich,
House leader Mike Madigan,
Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike),
Mayor Richard M. Daley (son of Mayor Richard J. Daley)
.....our leadership in Illinois .....all Democrats.
Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago
Of course, they're all blaming each other.
Can't blame Republicans; they're aren't any!
State pension fund $44 Billion in debt, worst in country.
Cook County ( Chicago ) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. (Look ' em up if you want).
Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country.
This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois . And he's gonna 'FIX' Washington politics for us!
Biden let it out of the bag! The high level briefing they had last week, was so secret that Biden couldn't hold it in any longer. Biden stated that "if Barry wins he will be tested as POTUS very early in his term".
Remember the weaker the presidential candidate, the bolder our enemies become, two recent examples are the cuban missle crisis, and the Iranian hostage crisis.
If McCain/Palin win, our enemies will think more than twice about testing anyone.
If Obama/Biden win, our enemies won't hesistate to test the untested.
Remember Kerry was ahead about this time last presidential election. Barry has spent over $600,000,000
that is $600 million dollars on this campaign! McCain is pushing $150,000,000 $150 million dollars.
Where did all that money come from? I thought we were having an economic crisis? Near a billion combined! Gosh that is enough to buy a couple of lobsters at the Waldorf Astoria!
The polls are tightening >>>>>>><<<<<<<.
Guilted into endorsing Barry, 2 weeks before the election.
Colin supported the war, remember the vials?
Colin should be appalled at the dem/leftist/fascist/communists smear tactics, and socialism.
Sarah is definitely smarter than Tina, The Governor VS. Comedienne (Stoner Chick). They'll be on SNL together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just heard a talking head say that when capitalism has trouble it needs help to get it back on its feet.
That help, of course, is the govt..
What this brilliant talking head forgot to mention is the FACT that the govt. is responsible for the problem capitalism just had.
And the host, God bless him, Jim Engle doesn't even mention this obvious involvement of the govt. messing up capitalism!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Forcing it into socialism.
McCain should keep reminding everybody the reason we are having economic troubles,
THE CURRENT PARTY IN CHARGE! THE DEM/LEFTISTS/SOCIALIST/COMMUNISTS IN THE CONGRESS THAT HAS PERCIPITATED THIS WHOLE CRAPPY SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES!!!!!!
Fwanks, Doddy, Schumer, Rangel, Barry, Pelosi, Reid name names for petes sake!
Remember these words: "we need to spread the wealth around" = wealth redistribution
We already spread the wealth around enough! No BS, Barry let it slip, the truth be known.
They are using Barry to get control of the government, we have a choice we either go DOWN the path of socialism or stay on the road of Democracy. They will do anything to win this, ACORN is in the tank, they can’t win without cheating, your tax dollars at work.
Or is it vice versa? Or is it cause and effect? Does he believe this inevitable?
Here is a synopsis of the book he is holding: The author is Fahreed Zakaria.
Zakaria argues that a "post-American" world order is beginning, in which the role of the United States of Americawill be diminished, but not irrelevant. Economic, diplomatic, and social power is rising in the rest of the world, a phenomenon he calls the "Rise of the Rest". Although the U.S. remains the supreme military power, the spread of capital, labor, innovation, ideas and information continues to bring down the level of influence the U.S. once had in world affairs.
He states that the current worry for the U.S. is neither the rise of other countries, nor its diminishing influence, but the politics of stagnation and partisanship that have pervaded Washington over the past decades. Archaic systems of government that lend themselves to hijack by vested interests are stalling the adaptability and flexibility of the American nation, that was once the backbone of its unprecedented growth.
Other parts of the book deal with the new challenges, and possible policy changes that will be required to face those challenges.
I think it is what Barry expects, and he is taking full advantage of becoming the catalyst (the role/bad actor) in this scenario dems have set up for him, to make this all come true. The come uppance of the USA.
As I have been saying, the Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, Saul Alinsky model for taking control of a govt. is what Barry is using to win this election. You must watch the History of Radicalism, give it look, it is all factual. Barry lives on the same street of Farrakan and Bill Ayers,this Dem/socialist/communist/leftist/fascist campaign has been in the works for years!!!!!!!!!!
To my fellow comrades:
A talking head just made a great point, here it is, it took congress 2 years to allow the merger of two satellite companies, the stock is less than a dollar now. It took congress 1 week to give away 700 Billion with some tasty pork.
This year we have a clear choice: an expansion of govt. or the reigning in of govt., I choose the latter.
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