Thursday, January 29, 2009

Born Again American - Let The Obama Propaganda Begin


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.)

11 comments:

mere said...

Actually, this is very handy for Obama...if it's ever proven that he's actually Kenyan, he can say that he's a "Born again American". It's another one of his Jedi mind tricks.

mere

Anonymous said...

Judy Aron wrote:

"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."


---- Wait. All politics and polemics aside, can you at least see through your seething anger that we've just spent the last seven years deep in this exact scenario that you project for the future? Please?

Judy Aron said...

Anonymous - I have no "seething anger".. and I was no lover of George Bush after he abandoned Conservative ideals of smaller government and less government intrusion.

The only Change Obama offers is Socialism, which you may think is positive change, but I do not.

Before long this country will all be unionized and we will look exactly like our failing European counterparts who are brought to their knees by constant strikes.
Socialized health care - socialized business -
etc.; the result will be lower productivity, less innovation and a government that will regulate every aspect of your life. You might as well live in prison.

Got France?
or You'd prefer to be like nanny State England?

Seething Anger isn't what I am feeling - more like sadness at our dying Republic and the idiot Americans who buy into the Obama Socialist vision. (Meanwhile how many millionaires are in his cabinet? )

Eric Holcombe said...

From the "Your Voices" quotes on the site:

"Born Again American is … proof that when people come together with a common cause and passion, they can achieve great things.”
- Erin, Toledo, OH


So was the tower of Babel.

"It’s clear my country’s soul is on the line"

Indeed it is.

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Obama has certainly read (and listened to) the history of the Great Depression. This sounds a bit like Woody Guthrie, many of whose songs I still enjoy.
And the Chorus of Born Again American is definitely rousing and hummable.

And those of us who do not share the Obama vision can still learn a few things from his continuing campaign, such as how to mobilize youth and get them registered to vote and out on the streets with the message of Liberty and Individual Rights.

Rachel said...

Is this a time warp to Hitler's Germany? Amazing.

giovanniworld said...

I'm not the only one that see's this organization for what it is. Thank God!

I see this one as being potentially very dangerous because they pull on so many emotional heart strings in the song and in their literature. We must be prepared to counter this one, as I believe this will become huge. This country still has too many suckers waiting to be picked off by someone slick enough. This org is slick enough!

We will stand with you at http://giovanniworld.wordpress.com/

Gio-

Shannon said...

I've had lots of people tell me I was being "over-dramatic" when I called Obama's election the beginning of the end. It's so nice to read your blog and know I'm not alone.

Ernest said...

I refuse to call him president, only referring to him as "the Usurper".

It's amazing just how fast we're going downhill. They are lining things up and getting ready to march in their great cultural war. Obama is going to start another civil war, just like his idol Lincoln.

They will not rest until all rural, agrarian, libertarian, or Christian people have been exterminated or marginalized.

Ernest said...

I refuse to call him president, only referring to him as "the Usurper".

It's amazing just how fast we're going downhill. They are lining things up and getting ready to march in their great cultural war. Obama is going to start another civil war, just like his idol Lincoln.

They will not rest until all rural, agrarian, libertarian, or Christian people have been exterminated or marginalized.

steadyjohn said...

Yes Ernest, he's my usurper too.
http://obamatheusurper.wordpress.com

Thanks Judy for breaking this down; I almost got sucked in at first; shows the power of serious, clever propaganda. Andrea Shea over at The Radio Patriot fell for it:
http://radiopatriot.blogspot.com/