Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Don't Drink the Kool-Aid*

Today will be the first time in history an African American is elected into office. Perhaps it is the first time a man was elected to presidency based on the color of his skin, the amount of money his campaign raised, cheating at the poles and the media's refusal to pay attention to the important details of who Obama is. Now he paints walls at homeless shelters while speaking of social equality as his brother lives in a hut in Africa on $12 a year. And during tough economic times he has the most expensive inaugeration in History. And the same people who tell us to be bi-partisan and to give Obama a chance, throw shoes at the white house, the last day it will be occupied with President Bush. Now I am not a huge fan of everything George Bush has done (eg. his record-breaking expansion of government) but I do know with all my heart, he has kept this nation, my children, safe. I will miss you George Bush, and all the babies you saved. All the lives you kept safe after 9/11. May America remember you for that. My children will.
*I just learned that "drinking the Kool Aid" is a reference to the Jim Jones lead mass suicide in Jonestown in 1978 where he gave all in his commune cyonide-laced grape Flav-o-aid (Koolaid knock off). The parallel to Obama is how people recklessly follow him, and believe every word that comes out of his mouth without researching what he truly stands for. Both Obama and Jones spoke of social equality and used that as a basis to promote their own socialist (in Jones case all-out communism) agendas. So don't drink the Obama Kool-Aid.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this! I never drank the Obama "kool-aid" and I never will. I'm still shocked by how many people seem to think he is God-like. It grieves my heart that he is in office. I pray that he won't follow through with many of his promises made to special interest groups, FOCA, gay-rights, etc. I pray he will fail as a president and won't bring us into a socialistic government.


Sarah said...

Thanks for this fantastic post. I love your honesty. It seemed like everyone yesterday was trying to pretend that, despite everything Obama says, we should be proud that our nation has finally elected a black man to the White House. No KoolAid for me!

Erin Koch said...

Well spoken Clare- I thought the saddest part of the whole election whas on Voting day- when the world found out that Barack Obama would be our new president- the news showed the celebration parties being held in CHURCHES! What in the world we're these people thinking? Did they not have a clue about the man they we're celebrating for? Crazy! They we're drunk on the Kool-aid!

Nick-dog said...

You know, every time I think about the election of Obama, I shake my head at the sheer ignorance so many people demonstrated, as if Bush were the anti-Christ.

And the first thing this guy does is close Gitmo so terrorists can feel better.

The legacy of change has begun.