Sep 28, 2009

[Politics] Obama

Someone recently sent me a link to an article where George Orwell wrote about how to write for politics. Read it here.

There are a few part I would really like to quote, especially if you didn't bother to read the link:

"Pretentious diction. Words like phenomenon, element, individual (as noun), objective, categorical, effective, virtual, basic, primary, promote, constitute, exhibit, exploit, utilize, eliminate, liquidate, are used to dress up a simple statement and give an air of scientific impartiality to biased judgements. Adjectives like epoch-making, epic, historic, unforgettable, triumphant, age-old, inevitable, inexorable, veritable, are used to dignify the sordid process of international politics, while writing that aims at glorifying war usually takes on an archaic color, its characteristic words being: realm, throne, chariot, mailed fist, trident, sword, shield, buckler, banner, jackboot, clarion. Foreign words and expressions such as cul de sac, ancien regime, deus ex machina, mutatis mutandis, status quo, gleichschaltung, weltanschauung, are used to give an air of culture and elegance."

And also:

"Now that I have made this catalogue of swindles and perversions, let me give another example of the kind of writing that they lead to. This time it must of its nature be an imaginary one. I am going to translate a passage of good English into modern English of the worst sort. Here is a well-known verse from Ecclesiastes:

I returned and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

Here it is in modern English:

Objective considerations of contemporary phenomena compel the conclusion that success or failure in competitive activities exhibits no tendency to be commensurate with innate capacity, but that a considerable element of the unpredictable must invariably be taken into account."

Obama's speechwriters are incredibly brilliant, they manage to avoid all the problems that commonly befall political speeches and paper, delivering a simple lie:

If we believe in Obama, everything will be good.

If this was true, why is unemployment past 10%? Why is taxes getting raised? Why isn't every mistake he made scrutinized under popular media? If any Republican president tried to do what he is doing, they'd be shot under before they open their mouths. He also allowing the federal government to get more and more power through buying companies, printing off money, and controlling the economics of our country, and we're allowing him to do this because "Obama will make things better". Politics is no longer a government, it's a religion.

If you don't believe me, watch this:

Lyrics for the songs are here:

Song 1:
Mm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that all must lend a hand
To make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said we must be fair today
Equal work means equal pay
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that we must take a stand
To make sure everyone gets a chance
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said red, yellow, black or white
All are equal in his sight
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

Mmm, mmm, mm
Barack Hussein Obama

Song 2:
Hello, Mr. President we honor you today!
For all your great accomplishments, we all doth say "hooray!"

Hooray, Mr. President! You're number one!
The first black American to lead this great nation!

Hooray, Mr. President we honor your great plans
To make this country's economy number one again!

Hooray Mr. President, we're really proud of you!
And we stand for all Americans under the great Red, White, and Blue!

So continue ---- Mr. President we know you'll do the trick
So here's a hearty hip-hooray ----

Hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip hooray!
Please tell me some of this sounds familiar to people. While you might argue "well it's just teaching little kids about the political system and equality, no big deal" to many other people it means that little kids are essentially being brainwashed. They're growing up believing in Obama, and before you know it they'll be blindly following what the political system is telling you.

I know people are sick of Hitler comparisons, but the first song sounds a lot like early Hitler, especially the lines "He said that all must lend a hand\
To make this country strong again" and "
He said we must be fair today\
Equal work means equal pay." Also, this song at least emulating or an allusion that Obama is equal to Jesus form the line "
He said red, yellow, black or white\ All are equal in his sight" which is directly out of the old children's song "Jesus Loves the Little Children".

If everyone was equal wouldn't that also mean the unborn children? Or the old? Apparently they don't count.

Also formatting kinda screwed up. Dunno why... I should probably copy/paste this stuff from a word document so this program doesn't try do retarded formatting crap.

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