Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Rome isn't quite burning yet... except from the standpoint that the hype is finally being seen for what it is and was... hype.

The image that our president's campaign presented of the man being able to lower sea levels and lower the climate temperatures at the snap of a finger are being seen through as ridiculous promises that any one should have seen through... but... America wanted a savior... not a president....

Christian Science Monitor
Obama as Roman emperor -- the rise and fall of the propaganda master (By Jack Carlson)

President Barack Obama's campaign of images, emotions, and themes won him tremendous popularity – and the presidency. Now, his poll numbers are dragging, his followers disillusioned. To understand the 'ruler cult' cycle, we must look to ancient Roman emperors like Augustus.

Two years ago, Democrats were clamoring to ride in on Barack Obama’s coat tails. Proximity to the Obama persona was a prized political asset.

Today, amid dim presidential polling numbers, anxious Democrats are keeping their distance. Some, like Rep. Chet Edwards of Texas, have even used campaign ads to tout their defiance of Mr. Obama’s agenda.

To understand Obama's fall, we must understand his rise; and to do that, we must look to ancient history. It was neither for his resume nor his policies that America fell in love with him. In fact, Obama's policy priorities have turned out to be quite unpopular.

It was instead by following the lead of Rome's greatest emperors that Obama won (temporarily) America's awe and devotion. This sort of ruler cult begins to crumble, of course, when the ruler is required to make decisions and take positions....
Read all of historian Carlson's article for more understanding of how America was propagandized.... and the historical patterns the campaign followed.

xtnyoda, shalomed



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