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:


Anonymous said...

Powerful stuff, Lester! My god, it's creepy. I just read that Congress plans to have hearings (they so love these events) with no less than hedge funds in their gun sights. The hedgies and the equities have done better than the banks, and have been less regulated than the banks were even before the credit meltdown. That fact certainly won't stop the congressional vigilantes, though.

Lester Hunt said...

So they are already planning to go after the hedge funds, eh? That might be precisely because they are (eeek!) relatively unregulated.

I was going to say that I hope they are going to look into the causes of the current series of debacles, but given that the investigations will be controlled by the Democrats, I guess I should hope not. No doubt they will find that Chris Dodd, Barack Obama, Barnie Frank, the CRA, Charlie Schumer, artificially low interest rates engineered by the Fed, etc. etc. had absolutely nothing to do with it. Nosiree. Nope. Nothing. It was all a capitalist plot hatched on "Wall Street."

Anonymous said...

AP: Geologists at the University of Virginia have detected seismic activity coming from the grave of Thomas Jefferson.

Anonymous said...

"Jimmy brought us rainbows,
Janis took a piece of her heart,
and Otis brought us all to the dock of the bay,
Barack brought us change,
Sing a song to light my fire,
remember Jim that way"

Anonymous said...

"...Nighttime on The City of New Orleans,
Changing cars in Memphis, Tennessee.
Half way home, we'll be there by morning
Through the Mississippi darkness
Rolling down to the sea.
And all the towns and people seem
To fade into a bad dream
And the steel rails still ain't heard the news.
The conductor sings his song again,
The passengers will please refrain
This train's got the disappearing railroad blues.
Good night, America, how are you?"...Jim Croce

Anonymous said...

"When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And Barack will steer the stars

This is the dawning of the age of Obama
The age of Obama

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revalation
And the mind's true liberation
Obama!"...(Approved by Cultural Revolution Committee)

Anonymous said...

These videos are beyond creepy--I'd say they are an abomination (or obomination) for using kids this way. It brings back bad memories of some of my son's experiences in public school, especially the early grades. Remember D.A.R.E. (which my son said should stand for Drugs Are Really Exciting)? Remember Earth Day? Both used brainwashing techniques to make children believe that drugs are evil, that human beings are rapists, bent on destroying Mother Earth.

Lester Hunt said...
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Anonymous said...

"Oh yes I remember those days well. My parents took me to a local house where we sang songs about the great leader. We sang them several times and each time candy and other treats fell from the ceiling. Oh how happy we were on that first Tuesday night in November and even more happy the following January when we saw the leader face the great justice, as the justice and all of the people in the government took an oath to the new leader."