As I'm sure everyone notices, there is a plethora of negative threads against Obama here and also negative press about him, his choices, his wife,
his religion, his mannerisms, his attitude and on and on... This indicates some sort of obsession or "negative passion" about Obama by the GOP. My
theory is that the GOP put Obama in this "Messiah" sort of role in their minds because it's easier to accuse his supporters of "worshiping"
behavior than it is to face their own obsession and negative fascination and hatred of the man.
Of Cults and Politics
At the point that Obama does what neither Voldemort nor Huckabee nor even Clinton is willing to do by specifically disavowing and punishing excesses
from his supporters, Obama has a sound case to be found innocent of the overheated and selectively-applied “cult” charges levied against his
Second, it is also worth noting that “cult” is more of a reverse designator than a neutral descriptor. By that, I mean that invocations of
“cult” usually say far more about the person using the word than they do about the group they are describing. The word is usually used to
describe religious groups, but hardly all of them. Rather, it is commonly used almost exclusively to describe groups that exist outside the boundaries
of social acceptability. The use of the word is expressly to impose that outside, fringe status.
And Obama supporters are neither outside the boundaries of social acceptability, NOR do they hold some sort of "fringe status". It's his detractors
who act outside normal, socially acceptable behavior...
The use of “cult” against Obama is much the same. Its use reveals that the user does not like and/or hopes to advantage some other campaign by
tainting Obama’s, but it says nothing objective about its actual target.
So, I am not alone in my thinking. Obama is NOT the Messiah, people!
Or the Anti-Christ. He's just a really intelligent and charismatic man who is
running for president.
For those who are so negatively obsessed with the man, I suggest you go to church, talk to your religious leader and try to get some direction so that
you can see your obsession for what it really is. Then keep yourself busy doing the things you love instead of looking for proof that this isn't
problem. Stop blaming Obama supporters for your
obsession with the man. They did not create the "obama messiah" cult. The GOP
did. And, sadly, you bought it, hook, like and sinker.
Good luck overcoming your issues. My thoughts will be with you.