Thursday, October 23, 2008
Obama the Messiah
Minister Louis Farrakhan, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam, has proclaimed Barack Obama to be the Messiah. Farrakhan did this at a gathering last February, but the video has just recently hit Youtube and is causing shock waves.
Farrakhan Proclaiming Obama Messiah
Farrakhan said, "You are the instruments that God is gonna use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn't care anything about. That's a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking."
There are a number of frightening and bizarre implications in this pronouncement. For one thing, declaring a Obama or any human being to be a messiah is heresy, even in Farrakhan's Islam. Not even the Prophet Mohammed is considered a divine being, as Jesus Christ is in Christian world, but rather as simply a man who received the message of God.
Barack Obama has even encouraged this phenomenon with the Greek temple backdrop during his convention acceptance speech. Obama has talked about the levels of the ocean receding and the planet healing, should he become President.
Obama supporters have referred to Obama as "The One", and other terms that suggest not a political figure to be admired and supported, but a religious figure to be followed and even worshiped.Barack Obama has denounced Louis Farrakhan and his views, just as he has William Ayers and Jeremiah Wright (himself a political ally of Farrakhan.) It might, however, be useful if Obama were to go further. He should make a speech in which he denounces the idea that he is "the Messiah" and condemn anyone who spreads that idea.
On the other hand, maybe Barack Obama secretly likes the idea of being worshiped. That kind of thing can be heady, even for an ordinary politician. Being cheered by thousands of people can be a boost to the ego. But it takes a real man, who knows he is only a man, to ignore all that and to acknowledge humility. If Barack Obama can't do that, maybe that is one more reason he should not be President of the United States.
How about reason number two? Obama the socialist. By now, almost everybody knows “Joe the plumber.” Mentioned about 15 times in recent presidential debate, Joe Wurzelbacher, a plumber from Toledo, questioned Barack Obama at an Ohio campaign stop earlier in the week. Joe wanted to know if Obama’s tax plan would raise his taxes. Senator Obama replied, “It's not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody that is behind you, that they have a chance for success, too." Obama added, “I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.
"If Barack Obama's goal as President is to 'spread the wealth around,' perhaps his unconditional meetings with Hugo Chavez, Raul Castro, and Kim Jong-Il aren't so crazy -- if nothing else they can advise an Obama administration on economic policy," McCain spokesman Michael Goldfarb said in a written statement to FOXNews.com.
Let's try reason number three - Obama on Sex Education for Kindergarteners :
Sex Education for Kindergarten
The list of questionable judgement goes on. In my view, this guy is a greater danger to America--what made us great, what made us the most wealthy and utilitarian society in human history, our freedoms, our job prospects, and our Constitution. It is not too late to prevent an absolute catastrophe, not only for Americans, but for the hopes of freedom, the future of our children, the unborn, the poor, and the opressed throughout the world.
And yes: I am saying exactly what I think and exactly how I feel about this man and how dangerous a Democrat sweep would be to everything we care about. Truly, the thought of this man as Commander and Chief is more horrifying to me than was watching those planes hit the World Trade Center. It is now D-day on the beach of Normandy in the cold and foggy beach where bullets are flying, we are about to embark on a raid that would change history--we still have a glimmer of hope today.
But hope is not enough. It is time to Vote!