Skip to comments.Obama Uses Children as Pawns in His Power Grab
Posted on 01/18/2013 8:06:10 AM PST by Kaslin
Not one of the 23 executive orders that President Obama signed -- flanked by schoolchildren whom none of us want to see murdered and before an audience that included relatives of murdered schoolchildren -- would have prevented the massacre at Sandy Hook.
Did the main idea of the sentence above come through -- that the president's latest orders would not have stopped the heavily armed monster who entered a Connecticut school last month and killed 20 children and six adults? Or was your brain overwhelmed by anxiety signals arising from the imagery of vulnerable youngsters?
The overwhelming imagery is no accident. It's emotional manipulation, and I've never seen a more lowdown exercise of it than the White House's "gun violence" event this week. What President Obama put the nation through was the propaganda equivalent of a slasher movie, a disgustingly crude attempt to jam our emotional buttons and frighten us into surrendering more of our rights to live free of centralized government surveillance and control.
Such pandering, of course, fails to address the cultural factors -- godlessness, fatherlessness, a pornographically violent "entertainment"-media complex -- that drive this most transgressive form of violence. Postmodern developments all, they help us see why, for example, well-armed settlers opening up the West didn't ever shoot up the village school.
Here's what I call "Obama's Choice": Do Americans want happy, live children or some old constitutional provision? Do members of Congress -- the president's main target along with the Constitution -- want an "'A' grade from the gun lobby," as he put it, or to give parents "peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade"? Gazing into the shiny button-eyes of the four children on stage, America heard the president say: "If there is even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try."
Yes, yes, yes, we reply. Yes, Mr. President, go ahead and sign the executive orders that put in place what amounts to a national database of kooks as defined by federal bureaucrats who consider conservative beliefs and military personnel to be crazy automatically. Yes, empower and encourage our doctors to add to that registry innocent patients who have committed no crime but who, like returning veterans, may have sought counseling. (Meanwhile, continue to permit confidentiality laws to silence attorneys with knowledge of clients' actual criminality.) Outlaw the sale of high-powered guns and ammunition -- equalizers in the face of home invaders, terrorists, drug gangs and, yes, a democratic government turned tyrannical. And tell me again why the Department of Homeland Security -- emphasis on "homeland" -- acquired more than 1 billion rounds of ammunition (including hundreds of thousands of hollow-point bullets) last year? And why did DHS order an additional 200,000 hollow-point bullets in December? What possible domestic threat requires a stockpile like that?
But I am looking away from the hearts and bunnies at the White House. I am supposed to be concentrating on the letters from little ones who, in the wake of Sandy Hook, President Obama said, asked him to take such measures. As the president put it: "On the letter that Julia wrote me, she said, 'I know that laws have to be passed by Congress, but I beg you to try very hard.'"
There was a burst of laughter, perhaps unexpected, given that the president was winding up for a solemn pledge. "Julia, I will try very hard," Obama continued, taking up his gauntlet against enemy-Congress on behalf of Julia and her four brothers and sisters. As the president also told us she wrote: "I know I would not be able to bear the thought of losing any of them."
Nor would any of us -- the normal human reaction. What is now a disgraceful part of American history is the spectacle of a president harnessing this normal human reaction to drive his own power grab. This makes his calculation far worse than President Jimmy Carter's famous invocation in 1980 of his 13-year-old daughter, Amy, as his moral goad against nuclear weaponry in a debate with Ronald Reagan. Thirty years ago, Americans in the debate audience burst into laughter, too. In those days, however, derision over the president's emotional pandering stuck. This time around, the derision in the room seemed aimed at Congress.
Obama went on. "But she's right. The most important changes we can make depend on congressional action. ... Get them on the record. ... Ask them what's more important, doing whatever it takes to get an 'A' grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns, or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade."
Outside the claustrophobic White House bubble -- definitely not a gun-free zone -- Americans are as concerned as the president with protecting their children. Even more so, I think, since schools attended by the president's daughters and other children of privilege are protected by armed guards. Why one solution for elites and one solution for everyone else? Famously, Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association has asked this same question -- and been crucified for doing so by media stars and politicians whose children also attend well-guarded schools.
The NRA produced a commercial to ask this question that the media not only refuse to ask but gnash their teeth over: "Are the president's kids more important than yours? Then why is he 'skeptical' about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their schools?"
White House spokesman Jay Carney decried the NRA for using the president's children as "pawns in a political fight," even on the very day the president was using all of our children as pawns in his war on the Constitution. Carney went on, projecting outrage: "But to go so far as to make the safety of the president's children the subject of an attack ad is repugnant and cowardly."
The NRA wasn't attacking the "safety of the president's children." The NRA, in fact, called for a similar level of safety for everyone's children.
The president's problem is that would leave the Constitution intact.
Cowardly and Repugnant-—that describes Obama to a T.
Didn’t he just use Executive Orders to give himself armed protection for life.? What is he frightened of?
Didn’t he just use kids to push his agenda? How are his kids immune, when he uses other people’s kids?
Does anyone have the photo of Hitler surrounded by children when he announced the firearms ban? Way too many similarities.
well after all he’s doing this for the chillrun.../sarc
When Obama issues his statement of support for Roe v. Wade next week on the 40th anniversary of legal abortion in the United States, will he be surrounded by dead babies in jars?
The only time Democrats won’t use children as a prop is at a Pro-choice rally.
Typical Marxists want you to “think” like little children (be ignorant). That is why they teach little children in public schools (like al gore in his promotion of pseudo-science) that children “know” better than their polluting parents.
This Marxism/Leninism is reinforced in all media because Wisdom only comes from experience and age (along with the intense study of history) and understanding the “thinking” of the greatest minds in Western Civ, sprinkled in with the “thinking” of a Confucius. Both Socrates and Confucius stated that it was impossible to be “Wise” (really understand reality as it is) until after 30.
That is the age that Marxists dismiss “thinking” because intelligent people can see and easily point out the glaring flaws and evil of Marxism. Marxists systematically reinforce in young children——that anyone over 30 is stupid, out-moded, not worth listening too. Then, they twist history and “facts” so that children in our public schools can’t even use Logic and Reason-—they can just “feel” what is good and bad and that is how they decide everything—never able to use the intellect.
TV is designed to elicit the correct emotions on subjects-—like feel “good” when you are promiscuous, “feel” bad when exposed to Capitalism or Republicanism, feel loving and good and “special” if you sodomize others, feel “good” and “superior if you are a vegetarian and treat fish as superior to a human being, feel “good” if you want to kill your own genetic offspring. TV promotes superficial qualities as being the “goals” in life, rather than the intellectual pursuits and Virtue which really determine true happiness.
We are talking about flipping Western “Ethics” to the dehumanized Leftism which was embraced so well by Stalin and Hitler. Christian “Ethics” is the only ethical system that can create Freedom and equality-—not in the radical sense where women are interchangeable with men-—but in the Natural sense—where the Nature of a woman and the Nature of a man is celebrated and not denigrated like it is in schools and on TV today.
When you destroy the very dignity and nature of human beings, you create evil and dysfunction-—and teach children to be “evil” -—but, at least, they will think they are “good” and “right” because they have been conditioned into the ethical system of Marx-—where all men are reduced to a termite-state of radical equality-—with no uniqueness which comes only from the idea of God—particularly the Christian God-—not the pantheist version.
Individuality is uniquely Christian and is the idea underlying the USA.
This gun-control is all about putting us into that final “termite” state where these Marxists can dictate every aspect of our lives-—as they assign their death panels for all the old worthless people they have no desire to “support”. They will add-—as Billy Ayers stated-—millions of those wrong “thinkers” like me, who aren’t so old, but who still use Christian Ethics to decide Good and Evil—the ideas that created the Age of Reason and the USA. They have to destroy and control ALL ideas and those undermine their totalitarian control.
The first thing Marxists do is get control over perceptions and information channels (TV/movies/magazines/newspapers) and then they go after guns.
We are lucky to have the ability to get information from the study of the Classics-—but that is being taken out of all public schools now....hmmmmm.
Get your children OUT of the indoctrination centers—the public school. If private schools use curricula from the public sources, they are just as bad. They teach “Evil is Good”-—Marxism.
AND turn off their agitprop-—all the Hollywood producers are pedophiles——the words of Corey Feldman—not me. Don’t let them “shape” the reality of your children. It conditions children into their warped, ugly view of using human beings as a “means to an end”. It is the “death panel” culture. Nihilism.
The overwhelming imagery is no accident. It's emotional manipulation...
Naked. Political. Opportunism.
Let's make it a point that all the people not surrounding him won't be there because they're dead.
Why didn’t you include the full
Include the full.... what? I have no idea what you are talking about. Please explain
Good job on getting the chopped-off headline corrected. :-)