Let us, dear readers, begin with this very basic concept which is deeply ingrained within the very heart and soul of America, one which makes both our culture and civilization uniquely American, exceptional and different from all other societies. And to that end, allow me to express this concept in very basic and simple schoolboy Latin:
Homo solum, non deus.
He (supply any president of these United States of America here) is only a man, and not a god.
So it is with a heavy heart that I must inform all of you Obama acolytes, sycophants and brain-dead zombies and mindlessly faithful worshippers of his, that President Obama is not “the second coming” nor the “messiah” nor a living god. Sorry ’bout that.
Furthermore, again, sorry to burst your bubble, but the president is only a man, and as such, as all of us highly mortal human beings are, he too is deeply flawed, imperfect and fallible. In fact, as the Romans were wont to say, he like the rest of us is prone to errare est humanum—literally, to err is human. Or put another way, to be human is to err (or go astray, or to sin, or to fail, or to f**k up big time, or to cheat on your wife and taxes and be an all-around, lowlife scumbag, etc., which I maintain is a rather accurate description of the human condition).
Unfortunately, this president is only too human. In fact, it is my opinion that as a Marxist ideologue, he is more than exceedingly humanly flawed, fallible, imperfect and failed. Or, as ole Shakey put it, “yonhas a lean and hungry look; he thinks too much, such men are dangerous.” And I strongly stress the word “dangerous” here.
Irony of ironies, the first
In 1908 Jack Johnson, the first of many black boxers to win the world heavyweight championship, did so in the teeth of institutionalized racism, Jim Crow and segregation in America and throughout the world. A popular phrase was coined to counter this not so subtle challenge to white racial supremacy—that a “great white hope” had to be found in order to counter and beat back this “negro” upstart.
(Incredibly, and ironically, the phrase “great white hope” was created by Jack London, one of America’s greatest novelists and writers, who also happened to be a publicly avowed socialist and active supporter of leftist organizations and causes. In fact, he was a Bolshevik long before they came into existence. Just asand the Fabian Socialists were, too. But I find it exceedingly ironic that all these socialists were likewise also all racists, too. Which I hope should put a quick end to the liberal-leftist myth of liberal-progressive, leftist racial enlightenment.)
But, to continue. It appears to me that the American left, instead of going the catastrophic, violent route of the international communists throughout the world (e.g., Lenin, Mao,, et al, et al) have instead relied on a gradualist approach of small-step incrementalism, with its slow but steady path of “creeping socialism.”
But they needed to groom someone to lead the nation on this long march “forward” to their ultimate triumph of socialism, someone who was both popular and would not speak in Marxist tongues and thereby frighten and scare the nation to resist their irresistible Marxist, historical materialism. In a word, they needed to find, create and groom a “Manchurian candidate” to become their “great socialist/leftist hope.”
Well, enter the most unlikely of candidates: not the great white, socialist hope, but rather our Manchurian candidate is “the great black hope,” none other than President Barack Hussein Obama. Mirabile dictu, mirabile visu. OMG, talk about coming out of left field.
Ordinarily, I suppose, one would expect this “great socialist/leftist hope” to come from a bullpen deeply populated by up and coming, very aristocratic and accomplished and very white senators such as aor a et al.
Certainly not some unknown community organizer and low-level petty politician from a rather notoriously corrupt big-city, liberal-Democrat political machine. Especially someone so very well versed in, leftist agit-prop, and so very well groomed and mentored in leftist and Marxist ideology and dogma.
Beginning with his own grandfather and mother, and then to his first black leftist mentor, Frank Marshal Davis, one of the earliest of the black communists. To his very own pastor, the Rev., who immersed him in Marxist, liberation theology, gave him the political veneer and cover of Christianity, and essentially taught him how to be black and “get down with the struggle.”
To his first political mentor, Bill Ayers, a prominent leftist radical and extremist who introduced him to the radical side of Chicago, liberal-Democrat machine politics, and then walked him through the political process which started him on his meteoric rise therein. To his collegiate and professorial Marxist colleagues and mentors such asat Columbia and Roberto Unger at Harvard Law School, as well as at the Harvard Law Review and the University of Chicago Law School, where he taught briefly.
The extreme left sought a second coming of Lenin, in essence their “great white socialist hope” but instead got “the great black, socialist hope” who has turned out to be anything but transformative and revolutionary.
In fact, if he loses this election, he will have so damaged and discredited the liberal-progressive, Democrat brand, that the Democrat party will implode and anyone who openly describes him or herself as a liberal won’t be able to be elected dog catcher for the next 20 years or more.
Likewise with the hardcore and radical, leftist extremists—they will be so discredited and openly repudiated that they will literally have to go underground. But that is nothing new for those bottom-dwellers, where like a malignant tumor or a miasmic pestilence of some sort, they will just bide their time, grow and fester. And I find all of this to be exceedingly and cosmically ironic.
Irony of ironies, the second
There was a custom in ancient Rome that whenever there was a great military triumph, the winning general would be feted with a parade and a great public celebration. He would ride in his chariot before the throngs and crowds of festive and adoring citizens with a servant at his side, the latter of whom would constantly whisper to him above the roar of adulation and praise of the festive crowds, the words to the effect “you are only a man” and by inference, not a god.
It was both a lesson in humility and an admonition against hubris. Humility, that in principle he was no greater nor lesser than any other Roman citizen; and hubris, in that he was not divine, that he had to answer to a higher power much greater than himself, which for the Roman people was the Roman people themselves.
The ultimate irony here is that the liberal-progressive and leftist establishments: that the liberal media elite, and the Hollywood left, and the Marxist college and university professors and administrators, and the high- and pop-culture elitists all have conspired in their intellectual herd mentality and groupthink to do the complete opposite.
Instead of constantly reminding him that he is only a man and a citizen like everyone else, they constantly whisper sweet nothings into his ears and look the other way when he screws up. For these nauseatingly repulsive, uncritical, liberal-progressive sycophantic toadies, it’s “see no evil, hear no evil” and especially “say” and “report no evil.”
All of which I again find exceedingly ironic.
In fact, all of this absolute uncritical, constant praise and excessive adulation of him has been a lifelong affair which has neither given him the temperament nor the grit to endure detractors which is so necessary in governing properly. No wonder he is so arrogant, so solipsistic and narcissistic, so thin-skinned at the slightest mention of criticism towards him and his ideology, so snarky and condescending, so unwilling to compromise or to retreat from failed policies derived from failed ideology, etc.
And again, I find this quite ironic.
And finally, to all of you ghouls out there in cyberspace land-o-world, have a perfectly ghoulish day.
Copyright © 2012 by Irvin F. Cohen