October 27, 2008
Would a McCain win spark riots?
Those who've read this blog for any length of time know that I'm dialed in on the spiritual realities operating in and behind the issue of abortion and, of recent, the Obama frenzy. In my lifetime I've not seen what I'm seeing. Mark Levin writes about this in his article; The Obama Temptation. I'll paste a taste here for you and put the link below…
I've been thinking this for a while so I might as well air it here. I honestly never thought we'd see such a thing in our country - not yet anyway - but I sense what's occurring in this election is a recklessness and abandonment of rationality that has preceded the voluntary surrender of liberty and security in other places….
There is a cult-like atmosphere around Barack Obama, which his campaign has carefully and successfully fabricated, which concerns me. The messiah complex. Fainting audience members at rallies. Special Obama flags and an Obama presidential seal. A graphic with the portrayal of the globe and Obama's name on it, which adorns everything from Obama's plane to his street literature. Young school children singing songs praising Obama. Teenagers wearing camouflage outfits and marching in military order chanting Obama's name and the professions he is going to open to them. An Obama world tour, culminating in a speech in Berlin where Obama proclaims we are all citizens of the world. I dare say, this is ominous stuff.
Even the media are drawn to the allure that is Obama. Yes, the media are liberal. Even so, it is obvious that this election is different. The media are open and brazen in their attempts to influence the outcome of this election….
But beyond the elites and the media, my greatest concern is whether this election will show a majority of the voters susceptible to the appeal of a charismatic demagogue. This may seem a harsh term to some, and no doubt will to Obama supporters, but it is a perfectly appropriate characterization. Obama's entire campaign is built on class warfare and human envy. The "change" he peddles is not new. We've seen it before. It is change that diminishes individual liberty for the soft authoritarianism of socialism.
You can read the entire article here.
In case you are wondering, I'm convinced Obama will be defeated. Also I think the nation should brace for a loud, hysterical and perhaps even a violent reaction to a "McCain win" next Tuesday. Due to the level of devotion, and the fact that the left is led by emotions rather than reason anyway, we should expect a reaction unprecendented in our history. I'm speaking as one who has spent 24 years on the front row watching unabandoned spiritual devotion to one god or another. There are undeniable parallels.
I'm not saying a spiritual devotion is true of all who vote for Obama but only that there are millions and millions of disciples who follow him mindlessly. Literally there are people who would need something like cult exit counseling when this is over because their hearts are so given over to one who is Obama. I'm in agreement with what another reader of Levin's article says here…
What is it, exactly, that draws the crowds to Obama and gives him the seemingly larger than life persona? Why do his supporters accept contradictory statements and ignore his radical history? Levin aptly explains the the basis for Obama's campaign is "class warfare and human envy."
I suggest that Obama symbolizes what many Americans truly desire - a savior. Rather than seeking justification, hope and satisfaction through the person and work of Jesus Christ, our society increasingly looks to the government to solve all problems, create a hopeful future and declare righteous those acts that are known to bring condemnation. Obama is the incarnation of the messianic state who through radical change based upon bold humanistic ideologies promises an age of comfort and world-peace.
It is time to wake-up and smell the coffee.