For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country, because it feels like hope [electing my husband as president of the U.S.] is making a comeback.
– Michelle Obama (Feb. 18, 2008)
That’s why I love this country.
– Michelle Obama (Aug. 25, 2008)
Oh, what a difference six short months can make.
While watching small clips of the Democrats’ national convention this week, I was struck by the audience and its reaction to the utter propaganda it was exposed to. Yet, like cult members brainwashed and transfixed by the words of their “leader,” audience members robotically accepted the doublespeak, no matter how utopian and outrageous, with repeated and exultant ovations.
In the interest of fairness, next week in St. Paul, Minn., the Republicans will put on an equally galling display of political theater, spectacle and doublespeak, saying whatever the audience wants to hear. To me it’s all beyond the pale.
Presently, I am a new professor at Savannah State University where I teach five classes – three sections of American government (mostly freshman), American judicial process and international law (upper classmen). From the beginning, I am constantly admonishing my young students to “think critically,” “think outside the box,” “don’t follow the crowd because they may lead you and your generation into the abyss which may take years to recover from.”
During my lectures, as I look into their bright, radiant eyes so full of hope and promise, I am saddened because when I hear their opinions, oftentimes I hear the Stalinist Party line – a litany of confused, utopian, impulsive and irrational ideas on the pivotal issues of our time.
Confusion? How could it be otherwise for our young people in this age of compulsory K-12 education in our Stalinist public schools; propaganda factories full of anti-education, intellectual perversity, violence, failure and despair? Irrational ideas? How could it be otherwise, with our bloated, inefficient government where political hacks on both sides of the aisle are suppose to represent “We the People,” yet they have never read the black-letter text of the U.S. Constitution and, therefore, have little clue what this precious document means according the original intent Constitution’s framers?
“Ellis, what are you saying?” What I am saying dear reader is that listening to speech after speech after speech this week, one thing became crystal clear to me: Liberals don’t think, they know we are stupid. I realize this is a strong statement that will offend some, and I don’t mean to be personal, but how else could Michelle Obama last Tuesday night make these incredulous remarks over thunderous applause:
And in my own life, in my own small way, I have tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. See, that’s why I left a job at a big law firm for a career in public service, working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities, because I believe that each of us – no matter what our age or background or our walk of life – each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation. …
[Barack will] achieve these goals the same way he always has: by bringing us together and reminding us how much we share and how alike we really are. You see, Barack doesn’t care where you’re from or what your background is or what party, if any, you belong to.
Following the Kennedy-Rockefeller-Clinton playbook, liberals love to crow about how they’ve given up so much money for a life of “public service.” And by running for president of the most powerful nation in the history of the world, and the lucrative speaking fees and influence peddling that presidents and senators can command during and after they leave office, they are actually doing us a favor. I’m not persuaded.
The implication being, “We’re not like those money-grubbing conservatives; we love the people not money.” Balderdash! That’s why Michelle left a big-money Chicago law firm to work as a top executive for the prestigious University of Chicago Medical Center doing what? As V.P. of a very prestigious hospital, Michelle’s job was maximizing company profits by dumping the poor, the elderly and the uninsured patients on other hospitals. Her blood money reward? Hospital brass more than tripled her annual salary to over $317,000. Now that’s public service.
Her reference to Obama as “community organizing” is another canard. What is a community organizer anyway? Think race hustlers like Kwame Kilpatrick, Cornel West, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, but particularly the Marxist ideas of Saul Alinsky, a 1930s and ’40s-era radical socialist whose ideas again rose to great prominence during the counter cultural revolution of the 1960s and ’70s.
Alinsky literally wrote the book on how to use the vehicle of community organizing to destroy established societal institutions in his seminal work, “Rules for Radicals” (1946). Remember that Obama, Clinton and many of their top advisers were enthusiastic Alinsky acolytes during their formative years.
Time will not permit me to address the redux of FDR’s New Deal and LBJ’s Great Society programs Michelle, Barack and other speakers at the DNC promised all Americans. They are programs of which a growing number of historians, ministers, politicians, intellectuals and others deduced have done more harm to destroy the black family than hundreds of years of slavery in America. Yet Harvard-educated, Kool-Aid drinking Michelle and Barack, as dutiful servants on the liberal plantation, speak the propaganda that their masters have taught them to the letter.
As one who attended Harvard 20 years ago just after Michelle graduated from law school and concurrent with when Barack entered law school, I saw firsthand as students were regularly presented liberal propaganda as unassailable fact by certain faculty members there who pushed a Marxist, socialist or liberal worldview.
However, I purposely used my short time at Harvard not to take the easy road, by drinking the Kool-Aid, by uncritically accepting the Marxist and socialist ideas of the Ivy League, but to transform my worldview from god-state liberalism to Ronald Reagan conservatism. I made this transition, ironically, thanks to several shrill Michelle Obama-like angry feminists who ranted and raved against me at a party of all places, and drove me into the conservative camp.
Liberals love to use the class warfare rhetoric of Marxism to imply that education will lead to some abstract utopian enlightenment (“… and to make sure that every child in this nation has a world-class education all the way from preschool to college”).
Nevertheless, with their coveted Ivy League pedigrees from Princeton, Columbia and Harvard, Michelle and Barack Obama seem unwilling or unable to think critically, to think independently as I am attempting to teach my young, college freshman students at SSU.
Lacking a consistent, strong father figure, I am convinced Barack Obama is not a fully developed and balanced man. But his history has shown him to be a magnet to extremist people and toward perverse, socialist ideas, thus he is a perfect prototype of a Manchurian Candidate.
Michelle and Barack Obama are two very famous people of my generation, born at the tail end of the Baby Boom generation. They have not only drunk every drop of Kool-Aid (i.e., Marxist propaganda) that Columbia, Princeton and Harvard could pour down their throats, they wiped their mouths and went back for seconds.
One of my main goals as a college professor is not to make converts of my students to either the Democratic or Republican Party, but to teach my students how to think critically in all things, and even if they are occasionally thirsty, to remember the tragic deaths of those 921 followers of the Rev. Jim Jones cult 30 years ago and to never, ever drink the Kool-Aid!