Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Halos Of Barack Obama

More from Dorothy:
"I honestly don’t know whether to put this in religion or politics. I honestly feel the passion for Senator Obama expressed by most of his followers has equal elements of both - even if they deny it. But I suspect the moderators would move it here to politics if I put it in religion, so here it is in politics. I know this will make many people angry (primarily Obama followers), but I am not looking to debate. I just wanted to display some of the images of Obama because I find the whole media’s marketing - in this case, just the visual elements- behind the man so fascinating.

The Obama Mania and Mass Hysteria (because that’s exactly what it is) that swept Senator Barack Obama to where he currently is was greatly helped by a friendly media eager to see him President. In that regard they have undertaken an effort to visually display Obama as a godlike messiah figure."
-- From the Center For Inquiry.net forum

Check out the link for more photos. It's pretty impressive. Dorothy adds:

From a website describing symbols:
"A Halo, is a symbolic representation of the aura, or nimbus of light believed in many cultures to surround a Godly or enlightened person. It is used in art, especially Christian, Buddhist, and Hindu religious images, to depict holiness. The practice is probably a holdover from the identification of deities with the sun."
And there's this:
"It was not long before the German people were prepared to take the short step of seeing Hitler, not as a man, but as a Messiah of Germany. Public meetings and particularly the Nurnburg took on a religious atmosphere. All the stagings were designed to create a supernatural and religious attitude and Hitler's entry was more befitting a god than a man. In Berlin one of the large art shops on Unter dean Linden exhibited a large portrait of Hitler in the center of its display window. Hitler's portrait was entirely surrounded as though by a halo, with various copies of a painting of Christ (High, 453)."
Would we even notice if it happened again?

Of course, this isn't to suggest Barack Obama is Hitler, but it pays to be aware of propaganda techniques. I mean, no one's feinting at other politicians rallies,...

6 comments:

  1. And no one's fainting either...

    But would we notice if it happened again? Good question.

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  3. I love how liberals think two wrongs make a right.

    It's like a disease.

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  4. I love how liberals think two wrongs make a right.

    You asked if we would notice if it happened again and I pointed out that this would require noticing it the first time.

    BTW, I love how you neoconservative Jacobins seem to assume conservatism is something you all invented 8 years ago - if it wasn't so infuriating to real conservatives it would be kind of cute.

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  5. God, man, you are naive: you think I haven't heard that line before? The Mystic Bourgeoisie's been talking that Leo shit for years now - and he's another liberal. (Please, don't try to sell me on your conservatism: you've been here before. I know how you argue too well. You're that liberal in wolf's clothing. I know it's fashionable, now, for libs to claim they're not as liberal as I thought, but you don't fool me - not even when you switch your name. Here's a hint: get a new computer hook-up, jackass. I can track you,...)

    Anyway, nice try. But you're still a horse's ass.

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  6. Since I know you, and how you think not getting your shit printed means you scored a point (see: I remember) I'm going to explain why, nice-and-slow, so even you can understand it:

    1) You made such an asinine impression on me, the first time you showed up, I labeled your computer. I see your every visit - and you've got quite a few - so relabeling your name isn't worth dick.

    2) Because of that first visit, I know you're not a conservative but a liberal dickhead (that makes you a liar too) with nothing but trouble on his mind - I even have your computer labeled "trouble" because that's all you are: you don't want to talk, or even debate - you want to demoralize - and guess what?

    I'm not your boy.

    In case you can't read, I'm not buying what you're selling, asshole.

    3) I meet a lot of assholes on this blog, but you're one of the only ones I've said this to - and, now, I'm saying it twice:

    Go away.

    I don't have to, nor do I want to, pretend to be civil or intelligent with a stuck-up, trying to find an angle to play "gotcha," know-nothing like you. Take your condescending description of an ad hominem attack back to wherever you come from and leave this poor ignorant nigga to his uncouth wild-eyed ways of the never-read-a-book jungle, O.K.?

    Read all you want but leave me alone.

    I'm done with you.

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