The quote goes:
“When fascism comes to America, it’ll be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross” — Sinclair Lewis
I think when Socialism comes to America it will be wrapped in a flag and promoting the individual and equality, hope and change.
This little Norman Lear ditty almost drew me in until I realized what was going on. Huffington Post did a piece on it as well. Norman Lear is a well known Leftist. Slickly produced propaganda like this will no doubt continue to be produced.
The website promotes the volunteerism that Obama is promoting.. along with registering to vote and contacting your elected officials. Of course who knows what else they are going to ask of people later on as you are committed to this "organization". (Actually if you really want to participate in a real Liberty and pro-America movement; one that supports the Constitution and the ideals of our Founders, you should visit Campaign For Liberty)
Obama's propagandists are out to make it Un-American not to go along with his Socialist policies. They are even selling clothing with the appropriate logos for you to wear. They even have a cute pledge to sign (which of course puts you on their email list).
The "us" against "them" divisions are being set - this was visible in the "Obama versus Rush Limbaugh" controversy this week. All you Conservatives better step in line. Stop listening to Talk Radio and listen to "the Leader" and Comrade Pelosi. Our country after all, is at stake. (Note to Mr. Obama: I will listen to whom I wish to listen to... and that may not necessarily be Rush Limbaugh!)
But back to the video.
I find it particularly interesting how they weave all of the American icons and symbols into this video. It evokes emotion and love of country and that is what it is designed to do.
As for the song - catchy songs are always good propaganda tools.
Listen to the lyrics - really listen
There is an obvious blend of victimhood and blame. They condemn big business. They also sing about people working for little wages and wanting equality... that things are unfair... that government has failed to provide for the people... that America has been about greed... etc etc... it's Socialism wrapped up in American rah rah patriotism.
"My country tis of ME" ????
That just about says it all.
Messages in this video also are designed to bring Conservative Christians into Obama-land. Even the name of the organization and it's song is that obvious.
Songs and programming which promote Obama's agenda are already beginning to infiltrate the airwaves and the Internet in the guise of Americanism. They are putting forth the call for people to get involved and volunteer (to build Obama's civilian army/work force), and helping to rebuild America... blah blah blah.
You will be considered Un-American if you don't march along, especially as the economy worsens.
Beware: Your mind will be manipulated through emotions and patriotism and the media. We'd all do well to investigate where the messages originate from and what the purpose is.
Fascists and Communists use similar tactics.
Propaganda is the deliberate, systematic attempt to shape perceptions, manipulate cognitions, and direct behavior to achieve a response that furthers the desired intent of the propagandist.
—Garth S. Jowett and Victoria O'Donnell, Propaganda and Persuasion
The Obama propaganda begins...
(H/T Leann S.)