Nuggets of Wisdom

Friday, November 13, 2009

Editorial Cartoon: Obama Norsefire

Obama Norsefire by ~BlameThe1st on deviantART

Tonight, I will speak directly to these people and make the situation perfectly clear to them. The security of this nation depends on complete and total compliance. Tonight, any protestor, any instigator or agitator will be made example of.

Our enemy is an insidious one seeking to divide us and destroy the very foundation of our great nation. Tonight, we must remain steadfast, we must remain determined, but most of all, we must remain united.

When I heard these words spoken by High Chancellor Adam Sutler in V for Vendetta (which I recently watched for the first time last night), I immediately thought of Obama and his administration.

I know what most of you are saying: “But Adam Sutler and his Norsefire party were ultra-right conservative theocrats. The movie was making fun of Bush and his administration. You can’t compare it to Obama.”

True: the movie, as Alan Moore claimed, did become a Bush parable, especially with the whole “the terrorist attacks were an inside job” bit; but I believe that any party—right or left—which promises security in exchange for complete and total compliance, which utilizes propaganda and spin to further its political agenda, which discourages and silences any dissenting views, and which criticizes dissenters as bringing division and disunity, is comparable to Adam Sutler and his Norsefire party.

And I believe Obama, his administration, and his supporters ARE comparable. Why else do they think they are fervently pushing for the economic stimulus and healthcare bill despite their known flaws? Why else do you think they are asking citizens to report “misinformation” about healthcare reform to the White House? Why else do you think they have accused town hall and tea party protestors of dividing America? Why else do you think they openly attacked Fox News, but openly favors MSNBC?

Obama and his administration have shown that they are weary of dissent. And why shouldn’t they be? Obama has been portrayed as Messiah figure sent forth to liberate America from its economic, political, and social woes brought upon it by Bush. In essence, “He promised you order. He promised you peace. And all he asked in return is your silent obedient consent.” And it is because of this that he and his administration disdain dissent; in fact, they fear it.

Good. It is as it should be. As V said, “the people shouldn’t be afraid of the government: the government should be afraid of the people.”

Obama, Biden, Pelosi, and everyone else in this administration: be afraid.