(Image: Given a choice, I'd rather cling to a gun, thanks.)
WHEN the White House announced last week that President Barack Obama will be returning to the nation’s television screens on Tuesday for a prime-time press conference that will postpone the latest episode of American Idol - the talent show watched by 25m viewers - fans of the programme were quick to respond.
“Stop, please stop, Mr O, we can’t take much more,” one angry viewer wrote on an Idol-related website. “Not again!” complained another. “It’s the same speech he’s been giving for the past year.”
There were dark mutterings that by commandeering evening programming only a few days after he appeared on Jay Leno’s popular late-night chat show, Obama was “just like Fidel Castro [of Cuba] and Hugo Chavez [of Venezuela] - always on camera, always giving speeches and lecturing”.
While the stereotype of the American Idol (and the X-Factor, Britain's equivalent) viewer is hardly a positive one in terms of 'political awareness', it's interesting that this demographic is at least able to spot and not be happy with repetitive propaganda.
Also, I didn't know Obama was doing this. Putting himself on TV, at prime time, no doubt paid for by the very people being shamelessly propagandised by the worthless message? Insane. There's a time for explicitly brainwashing the people - it's called the TV "news".
Finally, as I read this I reflected on what I learnt during my state-approved History education, studying Hitler's rise to power. The Hitler Youth was very popular and dare I say 'cool', until Hitler made it compulsory - then the 'cool' thing for the youth to do was to not be part of it. In fact, gangs of youths (eg the Edelweiss Pirates) would roam the streets beating up Hitler Youth members. And then the Gestapo were set upon them, but that's another story.
So the point is...as Obama's globalist message is more vehemently forced upon popular culture, will the masses respond more and more negatively to the cult of worship? Dare I say I 'hope' so.