It is interesting how much praise Obama has received. The unfortunate aspect, and i am not speaking about his politics, is that the “praise” seems to be based on an individualistic form of idealism about what Barack can do for "me."
If he does become President, it will be interesting to see how people respond when their idealism isn’t fed or met. Let’s be honest, most “savior” figures eventually get nailed…pun intended, and I apologize if anyone is offended, but it is the truth. Look at Christ (not that I am comparing Obama to Christ, well, yes I am); Christ didn’t become/meet the expectations of the Jews' ideal savior, and I assume that most who are reading this know how that situation played out.
I guess what I am trying to say is that if Obama is a “savior,” it is a postmodern one—and one that he isn’t defining.
In a final attempt to stay politically neutral, I will say that, so far, the only person that has shown any real promise as an effective President for this country is Paris Hilton. Think about it?
Friday, August 22, 2008
Stephen Bailey made a comment on the post I did earlier today. I really liked it, and since not many people read the comment section, I thought I would post it. Also, go to his blog and tell him he needs to write more posts.