Saturday, October 04, 2008
Invasion of the Pod Children: A Nightmare
For a brief while, this video was linked and discussed on Obama's own web site. Then, we noticed that many people found it seriously creepy. Chinese who are old enough to remember the Cultural Revolution found it especially unpleasant to watch. Without warning, it disappeared from the Obama site, which was scrubbed clean of every single reference to it. It also disappeared from Youtube, and from every other site within reach of the Oboctopus.
But a blogger found a copy of it and reposted it. On the internet, nothing ever goes completely down that Orwellian memory hole. Not yet. And I think you should watch it. It's like watching Triumph of the Will: unpleasant, but enlightening. One work of art is worth thousands of words. It doesn't have to be good art, and this one has much to tell you. Just watch it, led your mind wander, and you will experience ...
... a dream of your future. Children in uniform singing a hymnlike song in praise of their all-wise and benevolent leader. He will bring them all a beautiful new life. Through his leadership, they will change the world. And by "the world," we mean you and your puny little life.
In the future, the only art permitted will be choral singing, the art at which Sparta excelled. It is time to end two and a half thousand years of Athenian individualism, two and a half thousand years of failed policies. Two and a half thousand years of shredding needed social controls. Now we understand.
In the future, all children will be girls. Masculinity is what brought us the bad old days, the days of greed, fighting, and competition, the days before The Change.
Soon we will control both houses of Congress and the White House. Resistance will be pointless. Tomorrow, already, untold numbers of Americans will be making their house payments, not to an old fashioned capitalistic bank, but to the state. We have learned our lesson. No more half-way measures like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They didn't quite work the way we had planned anyway. The new state is all.
As you slide into the well-lubricated mouth of the new, kindly Leviathan, just remember one thing: you have no choice.
It's better this way, Miles. Just close your eyes and go to sleep. It's so simple. There will be no more tears. He's in here! Get him! Get him!!
Added later: The above is one of many parodies of the Obama video posted on Youtube. Below is Reason Hit and Run's version, The Pyongyang Remix: