Monday, October 20, 2008

The Second Coming?

According to Louis Farrakhan, Barack Hussein Obama is the Messiah.

Islam teaches that "al-Mahdi" will appear at the end of time, to establish the global domination of Islam over all religions. In other words, this "saviour" will establish the Kingdom of Islam over the Earth. If the fact that the Nation of Islam regards Obama as "al Mahdi" doesn't scare the shit out of you, it should.

Let's ponder: A man of questionable religious background, raised as a Muslim (or "Moslem," as I am so fond of saying) until he was 9 or 10, depending upon who you believe, with an atheist mother and a Moslem (there I go again) father, along with some very angry role models, who was educated during his formative years at a school described as a madrassa or a muslim seminary (the nature of this school is a matter of dispute--CNN, that bastion of truth, justice, and the Liberal Leftist Way, calls the school "typical" of an Indonesian school and NOT a madrassa), who declines to draw attention to his white parentage (unless it is politically expedient, note his TV ads over the past week), who has provided only a copy of his certificate of live birth (one without a seal or a signature) as proof of his status as a natural born citizen of the United States, who created his own seal of government (replacing the US Flag with the Seal of Obama on his private 747), who has campaigned overseas for the highest office in the land, who has accepted over $63 million dollars in election funds from foreign sources (illegal, by the way), and who spent 20 years in church listening to a radical leftist America-hating nutball, is about to become President of the United States, a country founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and freedom of religion. I'm all for religious freedom, but this smacks of putting the fox in charge of the henhouse.

Obama has promoted himself (or should that be "Himself"?) in ways that lead one to believe that he views himself as A saviour if not THE saviour. Recall his speech on June 3, 2008, when he proclaimed, "I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." I guess we should be surprised Oprah didn't use her Hollywood connections to produce a burning bush (small "b") prop for him.

Obama claims that he will define a generation, that he will "rally the world against the common threats of the 21st century—terrorism and nuclear weapons; climate change and poverty; genocide and disease." Obama Himself vows to "remake this great nation."

The questions we, as those about to be remade, should ask are: Remake it how? Remake it into what?"

Because Obama's stated goals and promises amount to remaking this great nation into one of dependence, of victimhood, of entitlement--and yes, of socialism.

Mr. Obama is indeed more than a glib tongue in an expensive suit. He is something far more dangerous: a walking, talking embodiment of Marxist principles; Leon Trotsky in good clothes and without the well-documented history, intent on “deciding definitely the fate of the bourgeois and rich peasant." Like Trotsky, Obama appears to believe that it is impossible for socialism to flourish in one country alone, so he has determined to nurture the socialism running rampant in Old Europe by bringing socialism to America. Obama would bring wealth redistribution to our shores “in the interest of the proletariat.” His campaigning overseas as the leader of a new world order goes far beyond hubris, it borders on the megalomaniacal.

Socialism in Our Time
Obama’s socialist paradigm will penalize success and reward mediocrity and failure. Take, for instance, his bland responses to Bill O'Reilly, who questioned Obama's promised rollback to the Clinton tax rate of 39%:

OBAMA: What I have said is that I would take your marginal rate back to what it was under Bill Clinton.
O'REILLY: Yes, 39.
OBAMA: You go back to 39.
O'REILLY: Right.
OBAMA: You can afford that. That's point No. 1. In exchange, I'm cutting taxes for 95 percent of Americans. 95 percent.
O'REILLY: That's swell, but that's class warfare.
OBAMA: It's not. Ninety-five percent is not class warfare.

OBAMA: What I believe is that there's certain things we've got to do. And we've got to help people who are having a tough time affording college so they can benefit like we benefited from this great country. People who are have having a tough time; they don't have health care. People who are trying to figure out how they are going to pay the bills. And there are certain things we've got to do. Our infrastructure — look what happened in Beijing. You go to the Olympics and these folks are building, and we've got sewer lines that are crumbling.

OBAMA: Well, but the problem is, if I am sitting pretty, and you've got a waitress who is making minimum wage plus tips, and I can afford it if she can't, what's the big deal for me to say I'm going to pay a little bit more?...That's neighborliness.

The fact that a presidential candidate from a major political party overtly states (repeatedly!) that he espouses the belief that it is perfectly acceptable for the government to take what I have earned through my hard work, my intellect, and my innovation, only to hand it to someone who hasn't earned it and hasn't worked for it is horrifying.

The battle lines in this ideological war are clearly drawn—on one side, unabashed wealth redistribution, nanny government taking care of your every need, and removing the consequences for poor decision-making--on the other side, the basic American tenets of hard work, self-sufficiency, self determination, free trade, and open markets.

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