Friday, January 25, 2013

Whither The Obot?

Houston, we have a problem. Sixty two thousand Americans worshipping a cult figure would be a news story. Sixty two million Americans worshipping a cult leader is the new normal.

This is not the return of Bill Clinton or Jimmy Carter or FDR. Nope. This is more like Jim Jones rising from the grave and snaking his way into the White House.

Whither the Obot? Is his loyalty unending? Is his love unconditional? Is his faith in his messiah unyielding? The answers seem to be yes, yes and yes.

The human race has a long history of leader worship and the leaders always prove themselves to be human and unworthy of adoration. The faithful always look stupid in retrospect. Oh but the bliss they knew at the time!

The American spirit was traditionally skeptical of kings and emperors and wannabe messiahs. Times have changed.

These things do not usually end well. I suspect this mass idolatry will also crash and burn. But don't let me kill your buzz.


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