Saturday, January 17, 2009


Today I write about the mania focused on Barack Obama.

I have written earlier about the cult of personality surrounding him. Oprah called him "The One", Farrakhan called him The Messiah. The Grecian columns at his inauguration. His logo. The Stalin-esque imagery. His fake "Office of the President-Elect". The coins. And more coins. The T-shirts. The thongs.

Today on my New Orleans walkabout, I saw Obama buttons, placemats, refrigerator magnets.

The media has fallen head over heels for him. They're covering his train-ride like it was Armstrong landing on the moon.

This cult of personality is a very bad thing. Not looking at our leaders critically is a huge mistake.

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