Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Children Singing Songs to Dear Leader

I’m sure you’ve seen the right wing going apeshit over a bunch of elementary school kids singing a song of praise to President Obama. Guess what? They’re right. Children singing songs to a political leader — any political leader — is downright creepy and the teachers responsible should get some serious counseling for their very poor judgment.

Of course, they’ve gone way over the top in their typically irrational way. In a fundraising letter, RNC chairman Michael Steele said “this is the type of propaganda you would see in Stalin’s Russia or Kim Jong Il’s North Korea. I never thought the day would come when I’d see it here in America.” Like seemingly everything else these days, the right responds with invocations of Naziism and Communism.

But while they’re right in their objections, they’re also hypocrites. There’s no need to search for historical analogs in China or the Soviet Union. All Steele had to do was look at President Bush a mere three years ago when he was being serenaded by a group of school children singing a song praising him for, of all things, his quick and effective response to Hurricane Katrina.

By the way, the most over the top response to this tempest in a teapot can be found here:

It began last year in earnest. But, like a virus far worse than H1N1, it is beginning to spread like wildfire amongst the public school indoctrinators formerly known as “teachers.” The Obama power grab–supported by his adoring adherents–has just about reached the most monumental proportion of all time. And Dictator-in-Chief Obama may have finally reached the apex of his desires; that of replacing God with himself. Recently, at New Jersey’s B. Bernice Youngs Elementary School, not only were second grade students forced to sing a song of praise to Obama (the parents were not notified that this was occurring) but, Obama’s name was substituted for that of Jesus in the accompanying words and music…

Questions: Could this be the reason that the atheists have fought so hard to get rid of Christianity? Is this secular messiah their planned replacement? Even more important a question to Christians and Messianic Jews is ‘does this portend biblical end times prophecy’? Kind of sounds so–doesn’t it?

Well yes, it certainly does. I mean, if you’re a fucking lunatic.