Ewww, Creeeeeepy (Updated)
Just. Just. Ahhhh. Just. I don't feel so good. I don't know what I just saw but it wasn't so good. Just, I mean, just watch it. Okay.
Flashbacks: this took me back to kindergarden. Expressing our love for "Uncle Saddam," and painting tanks rolling over, and squashing, Evil Khomeini's head.
My first reaction was that this must be a spoof. No, it isn't: Jeff Zucker,
This, the cult-worship, has spun out of control. This mind-control, this manipulation, started out in the newsrooms. This is what you get when journalism turns into propaganda.
UPDATE (Wednesday, October 1, 2008):
Well, the original YouTube video was surrepticiously removed by the very same Obama supporters who produced it, and Obama's official website has been scrubbed clean of any references to the video. None of the self-styled 'serious' news operations reported on it,
In other news, the media's pro-Obama bias now has a face and a poster child: Gwen Ifill of PBS. She is supposed to be moderating the Biden-Palin debate tomorrow. Ifill's pro-Obamist sentiments are not relevant to this blog, but I've been taking issue with media bias, on Iraq and how Iraq is being reported and discussed during this election, for some time now. This unmasking of a pro-Obama 'journalist' coming 48 hours ahead of the debate has something of a, umm, je ne sais quoi, let's call it divine justice, yes that's it, it has something of a divine justice to it. All we're asking for is some basic fairness, and professionalism. The media isn't giving us much of either.
Here's a new link to the 'Dear Leader Obama' video:
UPDATE (October 2, 2008):
Oh, and you thought that the above was creepy. Here's another video. Sorry, can't relate to this one; I never joined the Saddam Feddayeen, which looks pretty damn similar to this scene:
To be 'inspirational' is a good thing. Personality cults, on the other hand, are scary, and dangerous. I'm still holding out hope that Senator Obama will make a public statement denouncing such idolatry, which runs the gamut from hipster t-shirts bearing his image to the wild-eyed throngs of Obama's Witnesses canvassing from door-to-door.
But one final note to the Iraqis reading this: aren't you happy that we are done with this whole business of worshipping tyrants, and parroting their lies?