06 January 2008

The Straw Imam


Here's what we're going to do.

Starting Monday 7 Jan. 2008, we're going to buy up all the grocery store tabloid companies. Then we're going to have the staffs of those books pore over the internet and take all the copy of stuff said about Sen. Obama and edit each item into its own news story and just print that from now on.

I guarantee you there is enough misinformation out there about Barack Obama to keep all those tabloids in print for the next five years. Over the last few weeks I have read and/or heard of misdirection, ad hominem attacks, outright lies, red herrings, appeals to popularity, appeals to God, fear mongering, end of the world mongering, "threats" to not vote for the man, insinuations that it is bad luck to vote for someone who has the middle name of Hussein while we're fighting Muslims, calling the man evil, calling the man the Devil, calling the man a son of Noah's son Ham. Oh and uh, then there's the racism.

You've created a straw man...an Obama evil twin...an Obama voodoo doll of words and you want to make everyone think this paranoid construct of yours is the real Barack Obama. This demonization that you're doing comes out of your own inadequacy. You're afraid. Your terrified. You can't deal with the man so you threw together something that you can deal with. Well your game is transparent. People can see through it. But not only that. They can see through to what's behind it. And it's not pretty.

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