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He’s been in office for less than a month and it’s been a complete disaster. Yet, they’re already throwing out the idea of adding Obama to Mt. Rushmore. The Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine ran a feature article with this photo on the cover today:
Unbelievable. The deification and obsession of Obama never ceases to amaze me.
and so Dee Dee Myer gushes.
Lest you miss her premise, her lap dog rhapsody begins with her thesis statement:
Barack Obama is the most famous living person in the history of the world.
Knowing that cultural savants will immediately think of John Lennon’s infamous statement in 1966, “The Beatles are more popular than Jesus,” Myers dispels any grandiose comparisons between Obama and Jesus.
I’m not trying to induce an acid flashback to John Lennon’s infamous 1966 comment, “The Beatles are more popular than Jesus.” But whether you measure fame in terms of saturation or sheer numbers, it seems indisputable to me that more people know at least something about the new American president than anyone alive, at this point—or any—in the planet’s existence.
My daughter asked me today to define “idolatry.” I responded, “Worshipping something or someone in the place of God, i.e., it is your god. It is the thing/person/idea that you think about most and shape your life around. If it isn’t God, then that thing/person/idea becomes your idol and, consequently, you commit idolatry.”
I think Myers’s adulation of Barack Obama provides a fitting, albeit long-winded, example of such misguided reverence.
The adulation and idolatry worship of the mere mortal messiah Barack Obama continues.
STREET NAME: Check.
SCHOOL NAME: Check.
CITY NAME: Check.
Already sealed: MOUNTAIN
Still working on it: B.O. NATIONAL HOLIDAY
Normally, accolades such as these occur after a person has performed well and actually done something. I guess just being “Barack Obama” is sufficient for his cult followers.
Obamamessiah weekend slobfest below.*
Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said God’s divine plan for the world is the reason President-elect Barack Obama won the election, and that God will make sure Obama has the vision needed to guide the country through current economic and social woes.
Speaking Sunday at Mosque Maryam, the movement’s headquarters, Farrakhan gave a speech titled “America’s New Beginning: President-elect Barack Obama” and warned the packed audience that having a black president will not mean the end of racial inequity in the U.S.
The prime minister of Antigua “plans to rename its highest peak after Barack Obama.”
Kenya declares a national holiday after President-Elect Obama.
Not to be upstaged, a civil rights organization in Kansas wants November 4 to be a national holiday, commemorating the day “America grew up” by electing Barack Obama as President of the U.S. Forget Presidents’ Day, they want The President’s Day!
To Obama be the glory.
Newsweek: Under God: Is Obama a (or the) Messiah?
Slate: Inaugurated the Obama Messiah Watch in 2007
Ben Shapiro weighed in.
*Excuse me while I go and take a shower.