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Barbara-Lady Musicians: How to Get More Audience Participation Do you know how to work a crowd? There’s more to putting on a live music performance than simply standing up and playing tunes. (Although that’s certainly a good start!) The most successful acts Read more ... understand crowd engagement and how to get people participating in a performance. We’ve got some tips! 1 – The Cheap Pop If you want to make a crowd scream, mentioning their hometown and/or sports team is usually a sure-fire tactic. Know enough about the areas you’re playing to throw in a plug for something popular and local. Just remember: If you shout “Hello Cleveland!” and you’re not actually in Cleveland, you’re going to feel pretty silly. 2 – Call-and-Response There’s a reason spirituals, afrobeat, and blues music have enduring popularity – the call-and-response format automatically brings the audience into the act. As an easy example: Cab Calloway doing Minnie the Moocher. If that song structure doesn’t work for you, let the audience sing the chorus every now and then instead. (Just point the mic at them; they know what to do.) 3 – Leading Questions “If you wanna see me kick this guy’s butt, gimme a ‘Hell Yeah!‘” Legendary wrestler “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is a great example of crowd engagement in action. Rather than merely doing what the audience wants you to do… ask for permission first. Ask the crowd what they want to hear. They’ll happily answer with a roar, and feel more involved in the show. 4 – Watch Old Stage Acts Adding “patter” to your live music performance is a nice touch, and gives you another way to work the audience directly… if you can pull it off. Find some clips of old vaudeville routines, or even just some Stooges and Abbot & Costello. That basic style of banter is as old as the hills, but people still respond when it’s done well. No one knew how to work an audience like the old early-20th Century showmen. Steal their tricks. They’re still good. Remember: Your live music performance is an experience, and involving the audience in the show is a big part of that. Don’t freeze them out; let them participate! Source: http://blog.songcastmusic.com About Arcanovi Enterprise USA: Our Mission: To use all reasonable effort to promote and market our clients. By being aggressive, creative and dedicated to our client's success. Our Vision: To create a firm that will provide the ultimate in assistance and personalized service, by offering our clients a level of excellence that will redefine the world of Artist Management, Promotion and Marketing. There are many wonderful firms out there, but we truly believe that we will stand out in the crowd for our dedication, our creativity, our dignity and our professionalism. Company Overview Arcanovi Enterprise, includes Arcanovi Management, Arcanovi Marketing, Arcanovi Records, Arcanovi Publishing (ASCAP) and Afro Carib Radio. Our focus has and will remain the promotion of New Independent Artists, since the beginning our passion has been the promotions of good and positive music and the betterment of the Reggae Music Industry. Description Arcanovi Marketing provides Digital Marketing Services Arcanovi Management provides Artist Management, Development and Marketing Services. Arcanovi Records provides Music Distributions Services. Arcanovi Publishing (ASCAP) provides Music Publishing Services. Afro Carib Radio is bridging the gap, playing African Music as well as the sweet sounds of Reggae and Soca from the Islands of the Caribbean. Afro Carib Radio is committed to bring forth new artistes and keeping the music fresh and positive. ARCANOVI Enterprise USA Info" Website: http://www.arcanovi.com/ Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/arcanovi Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/arcanovi Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/arcanovi Reverb Nation: http://www.reverbnation.com/label/arcanovi SoundCloud: https://www.soundcloud.com/arcanovi-records
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James High time we made a stand & shook up the views of the common man And the love train rides from coast to coast DJ's the man we love the most Could you be, could you be squeaky clean And smash any hope of democracy As the headline says you're free to Read more ... choose There's egg on your face and mud on your shoes One of these days they're gonna call in the ruse, yeah (Sowing the seeds of love) anything is possible (Seeds of love) when you're sowing the seeds of love (Sowing the seeds of love) (Sowing the seeds of love) anything is possible (Seeds of love) sowing the seeds of love (Sowing the seeds) I spy tears in their eyes They look to the skies for some kind of divine intervention Food goes to waste, so nice to eat, so nice to taste Politician Granny with your high ideals Have you no idea how the majority feels So without love and a promised land We're fools to the rules of a government plan Kick out the style, bring back the jam (Sowing the seeds of love) anything (seeds of love) (Sowing the seeds of love) (Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love) Sowing the seeds, the birds and the bees, my girlfriend and me in love Feel the pain, talk about it, if you're a worried man then shout about it Open hearts, feel about it, open minds, think about it Everyone read about it, everyone scream about it Everyone (everyone, yeah yeah) Everyone (everyone) read about it, read about it Read it in the books in the crannies And the nooks there are books to read...Chorus!!! (Sowing the seeds of love) Oh, the seeds of love We're sowing the seeds, sowing the seeds We're sowing the seeds of love. we're sowing the seeds Sowing the seeds of love, we're sowing the seeds of love (Mr. England sowing the seeds of love) (Time to eat all your words, swallow your pride, open your eyes) Time to eat all your words, swallow your pride, open your eyes High time we made a stand (time to eat all your words) And shook up the views of the common man (swallow your pride) And the love train rides from coast to coast (open your eyes) Every minute of every hour "I Love a Sunflower" (open your eyes) And I believe in love power (open your eyes) Love power, love (open your eyes) power (Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love...Sowing the seeds of love) (Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love) We're sowing the seeds (sowing the seeds of love) Sowing the seeds of love, we're sowing the seeds (seeds of love) Sowing the seeds, an end to need, and the politics of greed with love (Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love, sowing the seeds of love) (Sowing the seeds of love) anything (seeds of love) anything (Sowing the seeds of love, Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love) (Sowing the seeds, an end to need, and the politics of greed with love) (Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love, sowing the seeds of love) (Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love, sowing the seeds of love) (Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love, sowing the seeds of love) (Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love) Catégorie Musique Licence Licence YouTube standard Acheter « Sowing the Seeds of Love » sur iTunes Artiste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajy1xNB-LkI
Tears For Fears - Sowing The Seeds Of Love + lyrics
Tears For Fears - Sowing The Seeds Of Love Lyrics: High time we made a stand & shook up the views of the common man And the love train rides from coast to co...
3 months ago
James High time we made a stand & shook up the views of the common man And the love train rides from coast to coast DJ's the man we love the most Could you be, could you be squeaky clean And smash any hope of democracy As the headline says you're free to c Read more ... hoose There's egg on your face and mud on your shoes One of these days they're gonna call in the ruse, yeah (Sowing the seeds of love) anything is possible (Seeds of love) when you're sowing the seeds of love (Sowing the seeds of love) (Sowing the seeds of love) anything is possible (Seeds of love) sowing the seeds of love (Sowing the seeds) I spy tears in their eyes They look to the skies for some kind of divine intervention Food goes to waste, so nice to eat, so nice to taste Politician Granny with your high ideals Have you no idea how the majority feels So without love and a promised land We're fools to the rules of a government plan Kick out the style, bring back the jam (Sowing the seeds of love) anything (seeds of love) (Sowing the seeds of love) (Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love) Sowing the seeds, the birds and the bees, my girlfriend and me in love Feel the pain, talk about it, if you're a worried man then shout about it Open hearts, feel about it, open minds, think about it Everyone read about it, everyone scream about it Everyone (everyone, yeah yeah) Everyone (everyone) read about it, read about it Read it in the books in the crannies And the nooks there are books to read...Chorus!!! (Sowing the seeds of love) Oh, the seeds of love We're sowing the seeds, sowing the seeds We're sowing the seeds of love. we're sowing the seeds Sowing the seeds of love, we're sowing the seeds of love (Mr. England sowing the seeds of love) (Time to eat all your words, swallow your pride, open your eyes) Time to eat all your words, swallow your pride, open your eyes High time we made a stand (time to eat all your words) And shook up the views of the common man (swallow your pride) And the love train rides from coast to coast (open your eyes) Every minute of every hour "I Love a Sunflower" (open your eyes) And I believe in love power (open your eyes) Love power, love (open your eyes) power (Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love...Sowing the seeds of love) (Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love) We're sowing the seeds (sowing the seeds of love) Sowing the seeds of love, we're sowing the seeds (seeds of love) Sowing the seeds, an end to need, and the politics of greed with love (Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love, sowing the seeds of love) (Sowing the seeds of love) anything (seeds of love) anything (Sowing the seeds of love, Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love) (Sowing the seeds, an end to need, and the politics of greed with love) (Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love, sowing the seeds of love) (Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love, sowing the seeds of love) (Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love, sowing the seeds of love) (Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love) Catégorie Musique Licence Licence YouTube standard Acheter « Sowing the Seeds of Love » sur iTunes Artiste http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajy1xNB-LkI
Tears For Fears - Sowing The Seeds Of Love + lyrics
Tears For Fears - Sowing The Seeds Of Love Lyrics: High time we made a stand & shook up the views of the common man And the love train rides from coast to co...
3 months ago
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Enjoyed watching "will.i.am - "Scream & Shout" ft. Britney Spears PARODY" on YouTube
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Reparations 'Haitian Puppet Government Unleashes Chemical Weaponry on School Children' All Video Credits to Kodinasyon Depatmantal Lwes Fanmi Lavalas Facebook http://on.fb.me/1hLUZBt. YouTube via Ezili's Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network https://www.facebook. Read more ... com/pages/Ezilis-Haitian-Lawyers-Leadership-Network-HLLN/168582209840189?ref=stream Haiti - 3 Massive Anti Government Protests in 1 week. 10 May 2014 Haiti 'Must' have Elections now, and they must be Free & Fair. Washington Post. Elections in Haiti suspended since November 2011.. March 3, 14. 1. The Best Footage of Haiti's Anti-Martelly Protests. 1 May 2014 Gwo Manifestasyon ,Premye me batize , Operasyon pote boure, 1 May, 2014 . Palecho Breaking News Haiti http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoCqDSLb3cw 2. Haiti: May Day Protests shake Port-au-Prince. 1 May 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlqcRnp4Jo8 1 May 2014 - Haiti's Elections have now been delayed for 2 and a half years. (Since Nov 2011) 3. Haiti: Port-au-Prince in Flames as Anti-Martelly Protest Erupts. Apr 28, 2014. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhF_d7tO50o 4. Haiti - Massive Anti-Martelly Protests in Cap Haitian. (Good Non-Mainstream Footage). 27 April 2014 http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=z6U8NJsEM4g&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D23G_SDd2cTw%26feature%3Dshare "Down with Martelly! We want the US government to seize Martelly and take him away from the presidential palace," shouted Maxon Mérilan, a supporter of Former popular President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Organisation Politique Fanmi Lavalas party. "The US government has imposed Martelly on the Haitian people, today we ask them to take him away, if not we'll overthrow him," opposition Senator Moise Jean-Charles told HCNN as he walked with the crowd." http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/topstory-Thousands-march-on-US-Embassy-in-Haiti-18876.html ************************************* Haiti Police Forcibly Evict Thousands of IDP Camp Residents in Caradeux. 26 April 2014 https://chanjemleson.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/police-evict-camp-residents-in-caradeux/ Haiti’s Doctored 2010 Elections, Seen from the Inside: An Interview with Ricardo Seitenfus. February 24, 2014 http://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/haitis-doctored-elections-seen-from-the-inside-an-interview-with-ricardo-seitenfus *Together with the U.S., Canada and France, MINUSTAH fixed elections that excluded 80% of the Haitian electorate and brought a Duvalierist, Michel Martelly, into power in May 2011." http://sfbayview.com/.../10-steps-to-dictatorship-why.../ Jean-Bertrand Aristide: They Kidnapped Me and Destroyed Democracy in Haiti https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=735416549809894&set=vb.484017601616458&type=3&theater Does France Owe Haiti $21 Billion? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7ow3zowilk via Canada Haiti Action Network (CHAN) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canada-Haiti-Action-Network-CHAN/226400030732335?ref=stream&fref=nf ******************************************* May Day 2014: Haitian Workers Demand $11 a Day Minimum Wage. May 9, 2014 The police arrested 10 other demonstrators, also mistreating them as they took them to the Port-au-Prince police station, where they got a government commissioner and a justice of the peace (juge de paix) to hear them before shutting them in the National Penitentiary. In addition to condemning Martelly’s decree setting the minimum wage at 225 gourdes, the workers denounced how factory bosses are squeezing them. When they say they will give an assembly worker enough pieces to make 300 gourdes ($6.66), the worker cannot actually make that amount. Also, workers living in the southern capital neighborhood of Carrefour explained the difficulties they face. A round-trip tap tap (bus) costs 50 gourdes ($1.11), breakfast and lunch at the factory 75 gourdes each ($3.30 total), and a drink costs 25 gourdes ($0.56). So with a salary of only 225 gourdes ($5), there is nothing left over, especially with the exchange rate at 46 gourdes to a dollar. President Martelly has accepted to protect the bosses’ interests, who are exploiting the workers for peanuts. According to a study by the Institute for Statistics and Information, a family of five should have 425 gourdes ($9.44) each day to eat, while a worker only makes 225 gourdes a day. As the workers demonstrating on May Day pointed out to , in 1991, under President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s first mandate, the minimum daily salary was about $5 a day. Twenty-three years later, it is still $5 a day... http://canadahaitiaction.ca/content/may-day-2014-haitian-workers-demand-11-day-minimum-wage via. CHAL coalition pour humaniser les actions aux logements https://www.facebook.com/pages/CHAL-coalition-pour-humaniser-les-actions-aux-logements/1399290560328807?ref=stream 500 Gourds! Support the Haitian Minimum Wage Campaign. Nov 12, 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaKoCJX8gMw Haiti: Support grows for Minimum Wage increase. 1/26/2013 http://ww4report.com/node/12787 US military enforces attacks on Haitian unions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcL_ECKijhs
Haitian Puppet Government Unleashes Chemical Weaponry on School Children
All Video Credits to Kodinasyon Depatmantal Lwes Fanmi Lavalas Facebook http://on.fb.me/1hLUZBt
3 months ago
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will.i.am - Scream & Shout ft. Britney Spears (Okword Ice Cream Remix)
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Reparations 'Haitian Puppet Government Unleashes Chemical Weaponry on School Children' All Video Credits to Kodinasyon Depatmantal Lwes Fanmi Lavalas Facebook http://on.fb.me/1hLUZBt. YouTube via Ezili's Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network https://www.facebook Read more ... .com/pages/Ezilis-Haitian-Lawyers-Leadership-Network-HLLN/168582209840189?ref=stream Haiti - 3 Massive Anti Government Protests in 1 week. 10 May 2014 Haiti 'Must' have Elections now, and they must be Free & Fair. Washington Post. Elections in Haiti suspended since November 2011.. March 3, 14. 1. The Best Footage of Haiti's Anti-Martelly Protests. 1 May 2014 Gwo Manifestasyon ,Premye me batize , Operasyon pote boure, 1 May, 2014 . Palecho Breaking News Haiti http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoCqDSLb3cw 2. Haiti: May Day Protests shake Port-au-Prince. 1 May 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlqcRnp4Jo8 1 May 2014 - Haiti's Elections have now been delayed for 2 and a half years. (Since Nov 2011) 3. Haiti: Port-au-Prince in Flames as Anti-Martelly Protest Erupts. Apr 28, 2014. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhF_d7tO50o 4. Haiti - Massive Anti-Martelly Protests in Cap Haitian. (Good Non-Mainstream Footage). 27 April 2014 http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=z6U8NJsEM4g&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D23G_SDd2cTw%26feature%3Dshare "Down with Martelly! We want the US government to seize Martelly and take him away from the presidential palace," shouted Maxon Mérilan, a supporter of Former popular President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Organisation Politique Fanmi Lavalas party. "The US government has imposed Martelly on the Haitian people, today we ask them to take him away, if not we'll overthrow him," opposition Senator Moise Jean-Charles told HCNN as he walked with the crowd." http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/topstory-Thousands-march-on-US-Embassy-in-Haiti-18876.html ************************************* Haiti Police Forcibly Evict Thousands of IDP Camp Residents in Caradeux. 26 April 2014 https://chanjemleson.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/police-evict-camp-residents-in-caradeux/ Haiti’s Doctored 2010 Elections, Seen from the Inside: An Interview with Ricardo Seitenfus. February 24, 2014 http://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/haitis-doctored-elections-seen-from-the-inside-an-interview-with-ricardo-seitenfus *Together with the U.S., Canada and France, MINUSTAH fixed elections that excluded 80% of the Haitian electorate and brought a Duvalierist, Michel Martelly, into power in May 2011." http://sfbayview.com/.../10-steps-to-dictatorship-why.../ Jean-Bertrand Aristide: They Kidnapped Me and Destroyed Democracy in Haiti https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=735416549809894&set=vb.484017601616458&type=3&theater Does France Owe Haiti $21 Billion? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7ow3zowilk via Canada Haiti Action Network (CHAN) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canada-Haiti-Action-Network-CHAN/226400030732335?ref=stream&fref=nf ******************************************* May Day 2014: Haitian Workers Demand $11 a Day Minimum Wage. May 9, 2014 The police arrested 10 other demonstrators, also mistreating them as they took them to the Port-au-Prince police station, where they got a government commissioner and a justice of the peace (juge de paix) to hear them before shutting them in the National Penitentiary. In addition to condemning Martelly’s decree setting the minimum wage at 225 gourdes, the workers denounced how factory bosses are squeezing them. When they say they will give an assembly worker enough pieces to make 300 gourdes ($6.66), the worker cannot actually make that amount. Also, workers living in the southern capital neighborhood of Carrefour explained the difficulties they face. A round-trip tap tap (bus) costs 50 gourdes ($1.11), breakfast and lunch at the factory 75 gourdes each ($3.30 total), and a drink costs 25 gourdes ($0.56). So with a salary of only 225 gourdes ($5), there is nothing left over, especially with the exchange rate at 46 gourdes to a dollar. President Martelly has accepted to protect the bosses’ interests, who are exploiting the workers for peanuts. According to a study by the Institute for Statistics and Information, a family of five should have 425 gourdes ($9.44) each day to eat, while a worker only makes 225 gourdes a day. As the workers demonstrating on May Day pointed out to , in 1991, under President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s first mandate, the minimum daily salary was about $5 a day. Twenty-three years later, it is still $5 a day... http://canadahaitiaction.ca/content/may-day-2014-haitian-workers-demand-11-day-minimum-wage via. CHAL coalition pour humaniser les actions aux logements https://www.facebook.com/pages/CHAL-coalition-pour-humaniser-les-actions-aux-logements/1399290560328807?ref=stream 500 Gourds! Support the Haitian Minimum Wage Campaign. Nov 12, 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaKoCJX8gMw Haiti: Support grows for Minimum Wage increase. 1/26/2013 http://ww4report.com/node/12787 US military enforces attacks on Haitian unions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcL_ECKijhs
Haitian Puppet Government Unleashes Chemical Weaponry on School Children
All Video Credits to Kodinasyon Depatmantal Lwes Fanmi Lavalas Facebook http://on.fb.me/1hLUZBt
4 months ago
Reparations Haitian Puppet Government Unleashes Chemical Weaponry on School Children All Video Credits to Kodinasyon Depatmantal Lwes Fanmi Lavalas Facebook http://on.fb.me/1hLUZBt. YouTube via Ezili's Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network https://www.facebook.c Read more ... om/pages/Ezilis-Haitian-Lawyers-Leadership-Network-HLLN/168582209840189?ref=stream Haiti - 3 Massive Anti Government Protests in 1 week. 10 May 2014 Haiti 'Must' have Elections now, and they must be Free & Fair. Washington Post. Elections in Haiti suspended since November 2011.. March 3, 14. 1. The Best Footage of Haiti's Anti-Martelly Protests. 1 May 2014 Gwo Manifestasyon ,Premye me batize , Operasyon pote boure, 1 May, 2014 . Palecho Breaking News Haiti http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoCqDSLb3cw 2. Haiti: May Day Protests shake Port-au-Prince. 1 May 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlqcRnp4Jo8 1 May 2014 - Haiti's Elections have now been delayed for 2 and a half years. (Since Nov 2011) 3. Haiti: Port-au-Prince in Flames as Anti-Martelly Protest Erupts. Apr 28, 2014. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhF_d7tO50o 4. Haiti - Massive Anti-Martelly Protests in Cap Haitian. (Good Non-Mainstream Footage). 27 April 2014 http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=z6U8NJsEM4g&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D23G_SDd2cTw%26feature%3Dshare "Down with Martelly! We want the US government to seize Martelly and take him away from the presidential palace," shouted Maxon Mérilan, a supporter of Former popular President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's Organisation Politique Fanmi Lavalas party. "The US government has imposed Martelly on the Haitian people, today we ask them to take him away, if not we'll overthrow him," opposition Senator Moise Jean-Charles told HCNN as he walked with the crowd." http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/topstory-Thousands-march-on-US-Embassy-in-Haiti-18876.html ************************************* Haiti Police Forcibly Evict Thousands of IDP Camp Residents in Caradeux. 26 April 2014 https://chanjemleson.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/police-evict-camp-residents-in-caradeux/ Haiti’s Doctored 2010 Elections, Seen from the Inside: An Interview with Ricardo Seitenfus. February 24, 2014 http://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/haitis-doctored-elections-seen-from-the-inside-an-interview-with-ricardo-seitenfus *Together with the U.S., Canada and France, MINUSTAH fixed elections that excluded 80% of the Haitian electorate and brought a Duvalierist, Michel Martelly, into power in May 2011." http://sfbayview.com/.../10-steps-to-dictatorship-why.../ Jean-Bertrand Aristide: They Kidnapped Me and Destroyed Democracy in Haiti https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=735416549809894&set=vb.484017601616458&type=3&theater Does France Owe Haiti $21 Billion? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7ow3zowilk via Canada Haiti Action Network (CHAN) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canada-Haiti-Action-Network-CHAN/226400030732335?ref=stream&fref=nf ******************************************* May Day 2014: Haitian Workers Demand $11 a Day Minimum Wage. May 9, 2014 The police arrested 10 other demonstrators, also mistreating them as they took them to the Port-au-Prince police station, where they got a government commissioner and a justice of the peace (juge de paix) to hear them before shutting them in the National Penitentiary. In addition to condemning Martelly’s decree setting the minimum wage at 225 gourdes, the workers denounced how factory bosses are squeezing them. When they say they will give an assembly worker enough pieces to make 300 gourdes ($6.66), the worker cannot actually make that amount. Also, workers living in the southern capital neighborhood of Carrefour explained the difficulties they face. A round-trip tap tap (bus) costs 50 gourdes ($1.11), breakfast and lunch at the factory 75 gourdes each ($3.30 total), and a drink costs 25 gourdes ($0.56). So with a salary of only 225 gourdes ($5), there is nothing left over, especially with the exchange rate at 46 gourdes to a dollar. President Martelly has accepted to protect the bosses’ interests, who are exploiting the workers for peanuts. According to a study by the Institute for Statistics and Information, a family of five should have 425 gourdes ($9.44) each day to eat, while a worker only makes 225 gourdes a day. As the workers demonstrating on May Day pointed out to , in 1991, under President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s first mandate, the minimum daily salary was about $5 a day. Twenty-three years later, it is still $5 a day... http://canadahaitiaction.ca/content/may-day-2014-haitian-workers-demand-11-day-minimum-wage via. CHAL coalition pour humaniser les actions aux logements https://www.facebook.com/pages/CHAL-coalition-pour-humaniser-les-actions-aux-logements/1399290560328807?ref=stream 500 Gourds! Support the Haitian Minimum Wage Campaign. Nov 12, 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaKoCJX8gMw Haiti: Support grows for Minimum Wage increase. 1/26/2013 http://ww4report.com/node/12787 US military enforces attacks on Haitian unions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcL_ECKijhs
Haitian Puppet Government Unleashes Chemical Weaponry on School Children
All Video Credits to Kodinasyon Depatmantal Lwes Fanmi Lavalas Facebook http://on.fb.me/1hLUZBt
4 months ago
Sasha "phrase fashions" - I'm channelling Nostradmus again.. second Nostradamus quatrain found... How on earth did he know four hundred and fifty years ago to make such a prediction? (satire): second "Lost Nostradamus quatrain" found predicting new phras Read more ... e fashion for city of Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, in 2022. The 16th century French oracle Michel de Nostredame 1502-1566. (Nostradamus in Latin or Mihail Bogoridica in Macedonian). Quatrain 20-22 "From the Alba City in the north Shall come idleness & feasting & dancing & speculation A man will consume roasted flesh of pork In his hurry he will nearly choke but Will scream for help in a strange tongue- shouting the prefix "vo" instead of u And hence save his life. This strange way of communicating shall return south to its birthplace - the notorious Scupi, the modern throne of the people's kingdom of Makedon - where the populace shall embrace it even though it was originally theirs to begin with Translation/Interpretation: In the year 2022, a man sitting in a smoke filled Belgrade (Alba - latin for white) cafe indulging in a conspiracy theory whilst eating "rostilj" (roasted pork) will have a piece stuck in his throat. To save himself from choking he will shout out take me to "vo bolnicu" (to the hospital) instead of "u bolnicu" because his vocal chords are in pain. An artist nearby will hear his cry for help and take him to the hospital. But will video tape it and put it on YouTube where it becomes an instant hit and now fashionable to say "vo" instead of "u" Within 24 hours the "fashion" reaches Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia (throne of the people's kingdom of Makedon), where it to becomes the fashion with residents saying vo Skopje instead of u Skopje. Nostradmus in his quatrain notes the irony that "vo" is originally Macedonian but it took a "foreign fashion" to return it to it's original place! How on earth did Nostradamus 4 and a half centuries ago know about Skopje's obsession with copying others and its lack of originality or ability to think for itself ?? Incredible !! Amazing ! (hey I made up the Nostradamus quatrain, I hope you got a laugh out of it !) http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nostradamus
Nostradamus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Michel de Nostredame (depending on the source, 14 or 21 December 1503[1] – 2 July 1566), usually Latinised as Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide. He Read more ... is best known for his book Les Propheties, the first…
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will.i.am - "Scream & Shout" ft. Britney Spears PARODY - YouTube
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Greg This video was of my last Haunt we did after 21 years of Home Haunting. All for charity! At Terror Technologies our motto is… We Play Dead So Others May Live. All volunteer scare actor crew, about 25 to 35 scare actors a night for a week straight Read more ... . Completely enclosed from the weather using five 10x20' portable carports, my outside deck and garage and whole backyard all with creative tenting. No rain, no wind, no snow, and being enclosed it made it nearly impossible for Halloween thieves to steal anything which has happened to all of us haunters. We even put on a sump pump in the backyard to catch the rain runoff. All in all we had close to 3000 sq feet of enclosed terror. The Haunt build would start in August and be completed just before opening day… or shortly thereafter. We usually opened for a week to 10 days depending on the calendar year and where Halloween fell. We never charged admission for the 21 years we were open. We even had a wedding out front one year on Beggars Night. For 2011 It benefitted the Food Bank of WNY (1,914 pounds of food collected), Make-A-Wish ($1,060 collected), Hearts for the Homeless (500 pounds of winter hats & gloves collected), and UNYTS (Upstate New York Transplant Services) Mobile Blood Drive saved 18 lives in Western NY. We would have a average of a 2 hour wait to get in, so we had a professional freak show and professional pyro acts performing on the front lawn as well as queue line scare actors to entertain the queue line guests. The Haunt started with a 10x20' blackout maze to take them out of their comfort zone immediately. The maze walls got narrower and narrower until the walls felt like they were enclosing on you. We attached carpet to the walls floor to ceiling, and then as you go through further the top of the carpet was moved from the walls and now attached to the center of the ceiling making the carpet make contact with the patrons creeping them out. This was a creepy feeling having to push your way through as the carpet only had about a foot spread in total blackness. This obviously was not part of the video but it took a few minutes to walk through which added to the overall walk-through total. It took about 15 minutes to go through the entire haunt which consisted of 30 different scenes. You will notice we do not buy normal Halloween props, I garbage pick or make our props, everybody has the same Spirit Store Halloween props, we wanted no part of that. Our set scenery and attention to detail is what set us apart, and to top it off the actors made it over the top. We don’t just scream or yell at patrons, we engage them as you see in the video. But Nov 1st 2011 we were forced to close and told we had 48 hours to take it down. Even though in the past we never had an issue ever, not once! In the last 4 years alone we had over 15,000 guests, the Police yearly would let me know they were supplying traffic cops to keep the cars moving, the Fire Dept yearly would park a truck out front and hand out candy, all the News stations came yearly, local politicians would drop by for photo shoots. But 2011 the town decided with no explanation, no notice nothing told us to shut it down. We knew something was up in 2011 because no cops for traffic showed, as a matter of a fact the cops & firemen yearly would all come to the Haunt in groups after their Halloween party but they didn’t show this year, nor did any politicians, the fire dept did show up not to hand out candy but to go through to make sure we were not in violation, but when we all walked through they saw our surveillance cameras, that all actors had a keychain flashlight, more than enough smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, battery operated emergency wall lighting every 15 feet, tons of emergency exits, walkie-talkies for communication, so after they did a walk through all was cool, but they did write us up for the propane grill outside on the lawn in the actors break area that we cooked hot dogs on for the crew. Could it be true, the new Mayor of Kenmore didn’t like Halloween, or is it that what we heard from other police officers I have worked with since our closing that told me it was because Kenmore did not want the inner-city in their small minded town? But it is what it is, we decided to be the bigger man and not fight it, my home is paid for and I don’t want to move, and causing troubles with them would only cause future problems for me. So now I don’t so a Haunt, instead now I do charity work all year round by hosting horror related events, so in essence being closed down actually benefitted the community more because now we don’t focus on one week of the year, we focus on every weekend where we can make a difference. And now I have working relationships with even more charity foundations than ever before and more contact us for help yearly. We have our share of awards, nominations, media attention & shout outs for our charity work, we have taken Western NY by storm and everybody wants us at their events. I am even in 6 major motion pictures and am a IMDB credited actor and a SAG eligible actor, all this because my Haunt was shut down. So the moral of the story is, never let anything tear your dreams down, there is always a blessing in disguise, even if it is a Zombie! Terror Technologies Buffalo Zombies for Charity We Play Dead So Others May Live Website: www.TerrorTechnologies.org My Facebook: www.FB.com/TerrorTechnologies Facebook Fan Page: www.FB.com/TerrorTech Email: Events716@gmail.com Former Member of IAHA (International Association of Haunted Attractions)2006, 2007, 2008, 2009. Former Member of DAFE (Darkride And Funhouse Enthusiasts) 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 Watch on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX206saHu5U
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will.i.am - Scream & Shout ft. Britney Spears - YouTube
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Hannelore Morton
REPOST: THE MAKING OF A FUEHRER Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer This article was first published by Ali Sina, author of Understanding Muhammad: A Psychobiography of Allah’s Prophet and the founder of Faith Freedom International in S Read more ... eptember 2008. From a national security perspective, I believe this article offers a most disturbing but accurate insight into Barack Hussein Obama and the course he is taking the U.S. and the world. It is extremely important to understand the man behind the office. –Douglas Hagmann, Director, Northeast Intelligence Network —————————————– I was not impressed by Sen. Barack Obama after the first time I saw him. At first I was excited to see a black candidate. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident – a wholesome presidential package. It is so instinctive for most people to want to see blacks succeed. It is as if all humanity is carrying a collective guilt for what the ancestors of blacks endured. However, despite my initial interest in him, I was soon put off, not just because of his shallowness but also because there was an air of haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling. His posture and his body language were louder than his empty words. It is surreal to see the level of hysteria in his admirers. This phenomenon is unprecedented in American politics. Women scream and swoon during his speeches. They yell and shout to Obama, “I love you.” Never did George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt. Martin Luther King Jr. or Ronald Reagan arouse so much raw emotion. Despite their achievements, none of them was raised to the rank of Messiah. The Illinois senator has no history of service to the country. He has done nothing outstanding except giving promises of change and hyping his audience with hope. It’s only his words, not his achievements that is causing this much uproar. When cheering for someone turns into adulation, something is wrong. Excessive adulation is indicative of a personality cult. The cult of personality is often created when the general population is discontent. A charismatic leader can seize the opportunity and project himself as an agent of change and a revolutionary leader. Often, people, tired of the status quo, do not have the patience to examine the nature of the proposed change. All they want is change. During 1979, when the Iranians were tired of the dictatorial regime of the late Shah, they embraced Khomeini, not because they wanted Islam, but because he promised them change. The word in the street was, “anything is better than the Shah.” They found their error when it was too late. Khomeini promised there would be separation between religion and state. He lied and they did not care to look into his past to see whether he actually meant what he said. Had they done that they would have seen that he always believed in caliphate and the rule of Islam. People gobbled everything he told them uncritically. They wanted to believe and therefore closed their eyes so they did not see what they did not want to see. Eyes welled when he spoke. Masses poured into the streets by the millions, screamed and shouted to greet him. People kissed his pictures. Some saw his portrait reflected on the Moon. Listening to Obama … it harkens back to when I was younger and I used to watch Khomeini, how he would excite the crowd and they’d come to their feet and scream and yell. I was amused to hear a listener calling Fox News Radio’s Tom Sullivan Show, (Feb 11) and saying: “Listening to Obama … it harkens back to when I was younger and I used to watch those deals with Hitler, how he would excite the crowd and they’d come to their feet and scream and yell.” ( Videos of Hitler’s speeches are available on Youtube. They are worth a look.) Equating anyone to Hitler by highlighting the similarities between the two is a logical fallacy. This fallacy, known asreductio ad Hitlerum is a variety of both questionable cause and association fallacy. I believe it is wrong to trivialize the holocaust and the horrors of Nazism by comparing our opponents to Hitler. However, Hitler, prior to coming to power had not killed anyone. He was insane, but few could see that. Far from it, he was seen as a gifted man and hailed as the savior of Germany. He was admired throughout the world. He appealed to the masses of people – the working class and particularly to women, and did not just inspire them, he “elevated” them. Thousands rallied to listen to his passionate speeches. They shed tears when he spoke. Women fainted during his speeches. To Germans, he was not a politician, but a demigod, a messiah. They envisioned him as truly a magical figure of majestic wisdom and glory. They worshiped him. They surrendered their wills to him. He restored their national pride. He projected himself as their savior. He ran on the platform of change and hope. Change he delivered all right, but hopes he shattered. I think it is fair to say that the Illinois senator puts the same passion in his speeches that Hitler used to put in his, and he evokes similar raw emotions in his audience. This much we can agree. Okay, we can also agree that both Hitler and Charlie Chaplin wore square moustaches. So what? The Cult of Personality There are other disturbing similarities. Like Hitler and Khomeini, Obama also likes to create a cult of personality around himself. As stated above, when a large number of a population is discontent, a charismatic leader can seize the opportunity and present himself as the agent of change. He can create a cult of Personality by associating himself with the idea of change. He convinces everyone that things are terrible and a drastic change is needed. He then casts himself as the only person who can deliver this revolutionary transformation that everyone is waiting for. He portrays himself as a benevolent guide; the only one who cares about people and their needs and can pull them out of their alleged misery. In reality, they have no clue about how to address the problem – have no experience, no track record. But they are convincing because they are self assured. These revolutionary leaders need foes. They exaggerate the problems. They make everything look gloomy. They lie, cheat and slander their opponents while casting themselves as the saviors of the nation. Hitler chose the Jews to blame for everything that was wrong in Germany. Khomeini made the Shah and his westernization plans his scapegoats. Obama has chosen President George W. Bush to smear. He can rally people around himself, as long as he can instill in them the dislike of Bush and equate his rival, McCain to him. Sigmund Freud wrote, “It is always possible to bind together a considerable number of people in love, so long as there are other people left over to receive the manifestations of their aggressiveness”(Civilization and Its Discontents). A cult of personality is excessive adulation, admiration and exaltation of a charismatic leader, often with unproven merits or achievements. It is similar to hero worship except that it is created specifically for political leaders. An unequivocal expression of delusional grandiosity Let us read a few of the comments Obama’s fans have made about him. Their unbounded adulation of this totally unknown figure is proof of my claim. Jon Robin Baitz is the creator of the ABC series “Brothers & Sisters.” He writes: Today we saw and heard a preview of our brightest possible American future in Senator Barack Obama’s glorious speech. This, then, is what it means to be presidential. To be moral. To have a real center. To speak honestly, from the heart, for the benefit of all. If there was any doubt about what we have missed in the anti-intellectual, ruthlessly incurious Bush years, and even the slippery Clinton ones, those doubts were laid to rest by Barack Obama’s magisterial speech today. A speech in which he distanced himself from a flawed father figure, Reverend Wright, and did so with almost Shakespearian dignity and honor. For twenty years Obama was part of Jeremiah Wright’s racist church and listened to all the hate which that man spewed against the Jews and the “rich White America.” Obama did not object to any of those hateful comments and even donated $20,000 dollars to his Trinity United Church of Christ. Baitz is willing to overlook all that and, mesmerized by Obama’s speeches, he embraces a man who up until yesterday supported the racist views of his spiritual mentor. He calls Obama’s speech “glorious,” and concludes he is honest and moral. How did he come to that hasty conclusion? There is no evidence of that except his “gut feeling.” That observation is subjective. We have not seen any evidence of Obama’s honesty yet. On the contrary, he has been caught with a litany of lies. Clearly Sen. Obama has a charming effect on his audience, who after listening to him are so moved that they willingly give up their reason and follow their hearts. Let’s see how Baitz adulates Obama to the point of worship. Barack Obama’s speech, perhaps one of the most important in modern political history pushed us as a people to move beyond race and gender, beyond Democrat and Republican, beyond politics and into reviving the spirit of the nation itself. To talk, to talk at home, at work, at the dinner table. To really finally talk. What a great day, and where else in the world but in the United States? Today I am very proud to be an American. Remembering the reaction of Iranians to Khomeini’s speeches, this is all deja vu for me. There is an old adage that says, “Tell me who your friends are and I will tell who you are.” Don’t the quality of Obama’s friends and associates tell us about the man? Shouldn’t we look at the history of this man to ascertain his truthfulness? One characteristic of cult of personality is that people become ready to close their eyes. They find excuses and rationalize the sins of their leader. Another Obama worshipper is Ezra Klein. He is an associate editor at The American Prospect. Klein wrote: Obama’s finest speeches do not excite. They do not inform. They don’t even really inspire. They elevate.They enmesh you in a grander moment, as if history has stopped flowing passively by, and, just for an instant, contracted around you, made you aware of its presence and your role in it. He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh, over color, over despair. The other great leaders I’ve heard guide us towards a better politics, but Obama is, at his best, able to call us back to our highest selves, to the place where America exists as a glittering ideal, and where we, its honored inhabitants, seem capable of achieving it, and thus of sharing in its meaning and transcendence. Obama is not seen by his admirers as a politician but as something holy. Klein says “He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh.” The truth is that Obama is nothing but words! What is scary is that so many smart people are willing to fall for his empty words. Interestingly the same Ezra Klein had earlier said: Obama is a cipher, an easy repository for the hopes and dreams of liberals everywhere…But if Obama avoided being battle-tested in 2004 by the grace of God, it’s his own timidity that has kept his name clean since. Given his national profile and formidable political talents, he could have been a potent spokesman for Democratic causes in the Senate. Instead, he has refused to expend his political or personal capital on a single controversial issue, preferring to offer anodyne pieces of legislation and sign on to the popular efforts of others…Indeed, Obama is that oddest of all creatures: a leader who’s never led. There are no courageous, lonely crusades to his name, or supremely unlikely electoral battles beneath his belt. He won election running basically unopposed, and then refused to open himself to attack by making a controversial but correct issue his own.” Quite a shift I would say. What did exactly Obama do, for Klein to change his views so drastically? Nothing! Obama has won this man’s heart only by the power of his mesmerizing words. he is making his conquests, through the sheer power of his oratory. That is how Hitler won the hearts of the Germans. As Obama’s life story shows, his words don’t have any bearing on reality. Words are powerful, but when they are not backed by any substance they are empty rhetoric. Todd Gitlin, is professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University. He is another worshipper of Obama. This is what he says about his leader. This speech was a triumph on so many levels, does one dare hope it will turn the trick for hordes of parsing skeptics and listeners whose eyes did not water? First, Obama took the high road, which is also the long and demanding road. He refused to “move on” with a cursory acknowledgment that “mistakes were made.” He did not acknowledge. He preached and he reasoned.” Let us pause here and examine what this professor of journalism and sociology says. Obama was a close friend of Rev. Jeremiah Wright and listened to his racist sermons for twenty years. Wright is a man who has intense hatred for the Jews, for whites and for America. This clip shows some of his remarks made from the pulpit. Here is a gleaning from his sermons: We [The White controlled America] have supported state terrorism against Palestinians and Black South Africans … Because of the stuff we have done overseas is now brought back to our own home front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost. No, no, no! Not God bless America. God damn America. That is in the Bible, for killing innocent people. God damn America. Government lied about Pearl Harbor. They knew that Japanese are going to attack. They [Government] purposely infected African-American men with syphilis! What is going on in White America, U.S. of KKK? Black men turning on Black men? That is fighting the wrong enemy. You both are primary targets in an oppressive society that sees both of you as a dangerous threat. What we [America] is doing is the same thing Al Qaida is doing, under a different flag. Oh I am so glad, that I got a God who knows what it is to be a poor Black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by and run by rich White people. Yes, 911 happened to us, and so did slavery happen to us. Yes the World Trade Center happened to us, and so did White supremacy happen to us. “Barack knows what it means to be a Black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich White people.” When all these came to light, at first the Illinois senator denied having heard them. That excuse was not believable. Wright was Obama’s spiritual mentor and the most influential man in his life. And yet he expects us to believe he listened to his sermons for 20 years but did not pay attention to what he was saying? So he changed his position and admitted to having heard them, but he categorically condemned them. Obama went one step further. He did not just condemn the racist remarks of his Pastor, but he preached and he sermonized how bad are they are. Now, this requires some audacity that only a narcissist can muster. Instead of apologizing and recognizing his error, Obama turned the table and preached to others. How can we understand this? The man himself is the sinner but instead of acknowledging his sins, he preaches to others about the vices of those sins. The answer can be found in the description of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). Narcissists will never admit being wrong. They are always one step ahead of you. Those who remember Rev. Jimmy Swaggart know that he was one of the most popular and successful televangelists of all times. During the 1980s, he had millions of fans all over the world. He mesmerized his audience. He was more than a rock star, he was a phenomenon. Swaggart was a preacher of “morality.” He was so against promiscuity and unlawful sex that he went after two other televangelist magnates, Marvin Gorman and Jimmy Baker, exposed their adultery and brought their empires down. However, what narcissists preach and what they do are two different things. Soon after exposing Gorman’s adultery, Swaggart himself was photographed with a prostitute in a motel room. He was banned from giving sermons for three months. But he could not stay away from the church that provided him with adulation and the people who fed his narcissistic need. He said, “If I do not return to the pulpit this weekend, millions of people will go to hell.” So he returned to the pulpit and after shedding a few crocodile tears of repentance, he went right on preaching morality, chastising adultery and sermoning to others, how THEY should live a chaste life. This requires audacity. How one who has been caught with a prostitute, literally with his pants down, could have the cheek to preach to others about the very thing he is guilty of? NPD provides the answer to both Swaggart and Obama’s responses, when caught red handed. The narcissist will not apologize for his own sins; he will go on preaching to you about the evilness of those sins. If Professor Gitlin had read a book or two on narcissism, he would have not been hoodwinked by Obama’s preaching about racial harmony after being caught with his proverbial pants down in his racist church. Giltin is not alone; millions of Americans have fallen for this narcissist’s mind games. Prof. Gitlin continues: “The Reverend Jeremiah Wright,” he [Obama]said, “had spoken in an ‘incendiary’ manner,” but Obama offered himself as the man who rises from flames and invites you to rise from your own. He took a grievous embarrassment and moved his lesson to the plane of prophecy. Talk about hope; talk about audacity. Tears came to my eyes. I don’t think I’m especially hard-hearted, but I cannot think of another time when the speech of a presidential candidate watered me up. It is amazing to see to what extent people are willing to go to eulogize another human being. It is this excess that constitutes the cult of personality. The difference between admiration and cult of personality is in the degree of adulation. Is it not fair to say that Obama has the same effect on his fans that Hitler, Khomeini or other famous demagogues such as Joseph Stalin or Mao Ze Dong had? I am not equating Obama to those mass murderers. Obama has not killed anyone (at least not yet). I am only comparing their effects on their audience, particularly prior to their rise to power. Obama’s speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in American history. Never a politician in this land had such a quasi “religious” impact on so many people. The fact that Obama is a total incognito with zero accomplishment, makes this inexplicable infatuation alarming. Obama’s speeches are grandiose. They are other worldly. He may talk about the war in Iraq, taxes or social security. It does not matter how mundane is the subject, he makes them sound transcendental and his audience is moved to tears. His worshippers do not go to listen to his plans. He has yet to offer any that is workable and different. They go to bask in his glory, to get high. Obama presents himself as someone with a unique vision and grasp of the entire problems affecting, not just the nation but the world, a pretense that is incomensurate with his track record. When in a meeting with House Democrats waxing lyrical about his trip to Europe, he concluded, “this is the moment, as Nancy [Pelosi] noted, that the world is waiting for.” The world is waiting for Obama, according to Obama. In one of his rallies he reiterated this delusion of grandiosity and said, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” This sentence is logically absurd. What actually Obama wanted to say, which he masked with fake modesty is “I am the one the world has been waiting for.” When you fall for someone to the extent that Obama’s followers have fallen for him, you surrender your reason and individuality to him willingly. When millions of people surrender their hearts and their minds to one person the result can be catastrophic. This is what happened in Germany with Hitler, in China with Mao, in the Soviet Union with Stalin, in Cuba with Castro, in Iran with Khomeini, and so on and so forth. Today, we think these men were monsters, but that was not what millions of their worshipers thought. Those people loved them. Dictators can’t dictate, unless peole are willing to be dictated. Here is what Wikipedia says about Cult of Personality: “A cult of personality or personality cult arises when a country’s leader uses mass media to create a heroic public image through unquestioning flattery and praise. Cults of personality are often found in dictatorships but can be found in some democracies. “A cult of personality is similar to general hero worship except that it is created specifically for political leaders. However, the term may be applied by analogy to refer to adulation of non-political leaders.”
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Tamara
Hannelore Morton
REPOST: THE MAKING OF A FUEHRER Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer This article was first published by Ali Sina, author of Understanding Muhammad: A Psychobiography of Allah’s Prophet and the founder of Faith Freedom International in S Read more ... eptember 2008. From a national security perspective, I believe this article offers a most disturbing but accurate insight into Barack Hussein Obama and the course he is taking the U.S. and the world. It is extremely important to understand the man behind the office. –Douglas Hagmann, Director, Northeast Intelligence Network —————————————– I was not impressed by Sen. Barack Obama after the first time I saw him. At first I was excited to see a black candidate. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident – a wholesome presidential package. It is so instinctive for most people to want to see blacks succeed. It is as if all humanity is carrying a collective guilt for what the ancestors of blacks endured. However, despite my initial interest in him, I was soon put off, not just because of his shallowness but also because there was an air of haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling. His posture and his body language were louder than his empty words. It is surreal to see the level of hysteria in his admirers. This phenomenon is unprecedented in American politics. Women scream and swoon during his speeches. They yell and shout to Obama, “I love you.” Never did George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt. Martin Luther King Jr. or Ronald Reagan arouse so much raw emotion. Despite their achievements, none of them was raised to the rank of Messiah. The Illinois senator has no history of service to the country. He has done nothing outstanding except giving promises of change and hyping his audience with hope. It’s only his words, not his achievements that is causing this much uproar. When cheering for someone turns into adulation, something is wrong. Excessive adulation is indicative of a personality cult. The cult of personality is often created when the general population is discontent. A charismatic leader can seize the opportunity and project himself as an agent of change and a revolutionary leader. Often, people, tired of the status quo, do not have the patience to examine the nature of the proposed change. All they want is change. During 1979, when the Iranians were tired of the dictatorial regime of the late Shah, they embraced Khomeini, not because they wanted Islam, but because he promised them change. The word in the street was, “anything is better than the Shah.” They found their error when it was too late. Khomeini promised there would be separation between religion and state. He lied and they did not care to look into his past to see whether he actually meant what he said. Had they done that they would have seen that he always believed in caliphate and the rule of Islam. People gobbled everything he told them uncritically. They wanted to believe and therefore closed their eyes so they did not see what they did not want to see. Eyes welled when he spoke. Masses poured into the streets by the millions, screamed and shouted to greet him. People kissed his pictures. Some saw his portrait reflected on the Moon. Listening to Obama … it harkens back to when I was younger and I used to watch Khomeini, how he would excite the crowd and they’d come to their feet and scream and yell. I was amused to hear a listener calling Fox News Radio’s Tom Sullivan Show, (Feb 11) and saying: “Listening to Obama … it harkens back to when I was younger and I used to watch those deals with Hitler, how he would excite the crowd and they’d come to their feet and scream and yell.” ( Videos of Hitler’s speeches are available on Youtube. They are worth a look.) Equating anyone to Hitler by highlighting the similarities between the two is a logical fallacy. This fallacy, known asreductio ad Hitlerum is a variety of both questionable cause and association fallacy. I believe it is wrong to trivialize the holocaust and the horrors of Nazism by comparing our opponents to Hitler. However, Hitler, prior to coming to power had not killed anyone. He was insane, but few could see that. Far from it, he was seen as a gifted man and hailed as the savior of Germany. He was admired throughout the world. He appealed to the masses of people – the working class and particularly to women, and did not just inspire them, he “elevated” them. Thousands rallied to listen to his passionate speeches. They shed tears when he spoke. Women fainted during his speeches. To Germans, he was not a politician, but a demigod, a messiah. They envisioned him as truly a magical figure of majestic wisdom and glory. They worshiped him. They surrendered their wills to him. He restored their national pride. He projected himself as their savior. He ran on the platform of change and hope. Change he delivered all right, but hopes he shattered. I think it is fair to say that the Illinois senator puts the same passion in his speeches that Hitler used to put in his, and he evokes similar raw emotions in his audience. This much we can agree. Okay, we can also agree that both Hitler and Charlie Chaplin wore square moustaches. So what? The Cult of Personality There are other disturbing similarities. Like Hitler and Khomeini, Obama also likes to create a cult of personality around himself. As stated above, when a large number of a population is discontent, a charismatic leader can seize the opportunity and present himself as the agent of change. He can create a cult of Personality by associating himself with the idea of change. He convinces everyone that things are terrible and a drastic change is needed. He then casts himself as the only person who can deliver this revolutionary transformation that everyone is waiting for. He portrays himself as a benevolent guide; the only one who cares about people and their needs and can pull them out of their alleged misery. In reality, they have no clue about how to address the problem – have no experience, no track record. But they are convincing because they are self assured. These revolutionary leaders need foes. They exaggerate the problems. They make everything look gloomy. They lie, cheat and slander their opponents while casting themselves as the saviors of the nation. Hitler chose the Jews to blame for everything that was wrong in Germany. Khomeini made the Shah and his westernization plans his scapegoats. Obama has chosen President George W. Bush to smear. He can rally people around himself, as long as he can instill in them the dislike of Bush and equate his rival, McCain to him. Sigmund Freud wrote, “It is always possible to bind together a considerable number of people in love, so long as there are other people left over to receive the manifestations of their aggressiveness”(Civilization and Its Discontents). A cult of personality is excessive adulation, admiration and exaltation of a charismatic leader, often with unproven merits or achievements. It is similar to hero worship except that it is created specifically for political leaders. An unequivocal expression of delusional grandiosity Let us read a few of the comments Obama’s fans have made about him. Their unbounded adulation of this totally unknown figure is proof of my claim. Jon Robin Baitz is the creator of the ABC series “Brothers & Sisters.” He writes: Today we saw and heard a preview of our brightest possible American future in Senator Barack Obama’s glorious speech. This, then, is what it means to be presidential. To be moral. To have a real center. To speak honestly, from the heart, for the benefit of all. If there was any doubt about what we have missed in the anti-intellectual, ruthlessly incurious Bush years, and even the slippery Clinton ones, those doubts were laid to rest by Barack Obama’s magisterial speech today. A speech in which he distanced himself from a flawed father figure, Reverend Wright, and did so with almost Shakespearian dignity and honor. For twenty years Obama was part of Jeremiah Wright’s racist church and listened to all the hate which that man spewed against the Jews and the “rich White America.” Obama did not object to any of those hateful comments and even donated $20,000 dollars to his Trinity United Church of Christ. Baitz is willing to overlook all that and, mesmerized by Obama’s speeches, he embraces a man who up until yesterday supported the racist views of his spiritual mentor. He calls Obama’s speech “glorious,” and concludes he is honest and moral. How did he come to that hasty conclusion? There is no evidence of that except his “gut feeling.” That observation is subjective. We have not seen any evidence of Obama’s honesty yet. On the contrary, he has been caught with a litany of lies. Clearly Sen. Obama has a charming effect on his audience, who after listening to him are so moved that they willingly give up their reason and follow their hearts. Let’s see how Baitz adulates Obama to the point of worship. Barack Obama’s speech, perhaps one of the most important in modern political history pushed us as a people to move beyond race and gender, beyond Democrat and Republican, beyond politics and into reviving the spirit of the nation itself. To talk, to talk at home, at work, at the dinner table. To really finally talk. What a great day, and where else in the world but in the United States? Today I am very proud to be an American. Remembering the reaction of Iranians to Khomeini’s speeches, this is all deja vu for me. There is an old adage that says, “Tell me who your friends are and I will tell who you are.” Don’t the quality of Obama’s friends and associates tell us about the man? Shouldn’t we look at the history of this man to ascertain his truthfulness? One characteristic of cult of personality is that people become ready to close their eyes. They find excuses and rationalize the sins of their leader. Another Obama worshipper is Ezra Klein. He is an associate editor at The American Prospect. Klein wrote: Obama’s finest speeches do not excite. They do not inform. They don’t even really inspire. They elevate.They enmesh you in a grander moment, as if history has stopped flowing passively by, and, just for an instant, contracted around you, made you aware of its presence and your role in it. He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh, over color, over despair. The other great leaders I’ve heard guide us towards a better politics, but Obama is, at his best, able to call us back to our highest selves, to the place where America exists as a glittering ideal, and where we, its honored inhabitants, seem capable of achieving it, and thus of sharing in its meaning and transcendence. Obama is not seen by his admirers as a politician but as something holy. Klein says “He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh.” The truth is that Obama is nothing but words! What is scary is that so many smart people are willing to fall for his empty words. Interestingly the same Ezra Klein had earlier said: Obama is a cipher, an easy repository for the hopes and dreams of liberals everywhere…But if Obama avoided being battle-tested in 2004 by the grace of God, it’s his own timidity that has kept his name clean since. Given his national profile and formidable political talents, he could have been a potent spokesman for Democratic causes in the Senate. Instead, he has refused to expend his political or personal capital on a single controversial issue, preferring to offer anodyne pieces of legislation and sign on to the popular efforts of others…Indeed, Obama is that oddest of all creatures: a leader who’s never led. There are no courageous, lonely crusades to his name, or supremely unlikely electoral battles beneath his belt. He won election running basically unopposed, and then refused to open himself to attack by making a controversial but correct issue his own.” Quite a shift I would say. What did exactly Obama do, for Klein to change his views so drastically? Nothing! Obama has won this man’s heart only by the power of his mesmerizing words. he is making his conquests, through the sheer power of his oratory. That is how Hitler won the hearts of the Germans. As Obama’s life story shows, his words don’t have any bearing on reality. Words are powerful, but when they are not backed by any substance they are empty rhetoric. Todd Gitlin, is professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University. He is another worshipper of Obama. This is what he says about his leader. This speech was a triumph on so many levels, does one dare hope it will turn the trick for hordes of parsing skeptics and listeners whose eyes did not water? First, Obama took the high road, which is also the long and demanding road. He refused to “move on” with a cursory acknowledgment that “mistakes were made.” He did not acknowledge. He preached and he reasoned.” Let us pause here and examine what this professor of journalism and sociology says. Obama was a close friend of Rev. Jeremiah Wright and listened to his racist sermons for twenty years. Wright is a man who has intense hatred for the Jews, for whites and for America. This clip shows some of his remarks made from the pulpit. Here is a gleaning from his sermons: We [The White controlled America] have supported state terrorism against Palestinians and Black South Africans … Because of the stuff we have done overseas is now brought back to our own home front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost. No, no, no! Not God bless America. God damn America. That is in the Bible, for killing innocent people. God damn America. Government lied about Pearl Harbor. They knew that Japanese are going to attack. They [Government] purposely infected African-American men with syphilis! What is going on in White America, U.S. of KKK? Black men turning on Black men? That is fighting the wrong enemy. You both are primary targets in an oppressive society that sees both of you as a dangerous threat. What we [America] is doing is the same thing Al Qaida is doing, under a different flag. Oh I am so glad, that I got a God who knows what it is to be a poor Black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by and run by rich White people. Yes, 911 happened to us, and so did slavery happen to us. Yes the World Trade Center happened to us, and so did White supremacy happen to us. “Barack knows what it means to be a Black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich White people.” When all these came to light, at first the Illinois senator denied having heard them. That excuse was not believable. Wright was Obama’s spiritual mentor and the most influential man in his life. And yet he expects us to believe he listened to his sermons for 20 years but did not pay attention to what he was saying? So he changed his position and admitted to having heard them, but he categorically condemned them. Obama went one step further. He did not just condemn the racist remarks of his Pastor, but he preached and he sermonized how bad are they are. Now, this requires some audacity that only a narcissist can muster. Instead of apologizing and recognizing his error, Obama turned the table and preached to others. How can we understand this? The man himself is the sinner but instead of acknowledging his sins, he preaches to others about the vices of those sins. The answer can be found in the description of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). Narcissists will never admit being wrong. They are always one step ahead of you. Those who remember Rev. Jimmy Swaggart know that he was one of the most popular and successful televangelists of all times. During the 1980s, he had millions of fans all over the world. He mesmerized his audience. He was more than a rock star, he was a phenomenon. Swaggart was a preacher of “morality.” He was so against promiscuity and unlawful sex that he went after two other televangelist magnates, Marvin Gorman and Jimmy Baker, exposed their adultery and brought their empires down. However, what narcissists preach and what they do are two different things. Soon after exposing Gorman’s adultery, Swaggart himself was photographed with a prostitute in a motel room. He was banned from giving sermons for three months. But he could not stay away from the church that provided him with adulation and the people who fed his narcissistic need. He said, “If I do not return to the pulpit this weekend, millions of people will go to hell.” So he returned to the pulpit and after shedding a few crocodile tears of repentance, he went right on preaching morality, chastising adultery and sermoning to others, how THEY should live a chaste life. This requires audacity. How one who has been caught with a prostitute, literally with his pants down, could have the cheek to preach to others about the very thing he is guilty of? NPD provides the answer to both Swaggart and Obama’s responses, when caught red handed. The narcissist will not apologize for his own sins; he will go on preaching to you about the evilness of those sins. If Professor Gitlin had read a book or two on narcissism, he would have not been hoodwinked by Obama’s preaching about racial harmony after being caught with his proverbial pants down in his racist church. Giltin is not alone; millions of Americans have fallen for this narcissist’s mind games. Prof. Gitlin continues: “The Reverend Jeremiah Wright,” he [Obama]said, “had spoken in an ‘incendiary’ manner,” but Obama offered himself as the man who rises from flames and invites you to rise from your own. He took a grievous embarrassment and moved his lesson to the plane of prophecy. Talk about hope; talk about audacity. Tears came to my eyes. I don’t think I’m especially hard-hearted, but I cannot think of another time when the speech of a presidential candidate watered me up. It is amazing to see to what extent people are willing to go to eulogize another human being. It is this excess that constitutes the cult of personality. The difference between admiration and cult of personality is in the degree of adulation. Is it not fair to say that Obama has the same effect on his fans that Hitler, Khomeini or other famous demagogues such as Joseph Stalin or Mao Ze Dong had? I am not equating Obama to those mass murderers. Obama has not killed anyone (at least not yet). I am only comparing their effects on their audience, particularly prior to their rise to power. Obama’s speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in American history. Never a politician in this land had such a quasi “religious” impact on so many people. The fact that Obama is a total incognito with zero accomplishment, makes this inexplicable infatuation alarming. Obama’s speeches are grandiose. They are other worldly. He may talk about the war in Iraq, taxes or social security. It does not matter how mundane is the subject, he makes them sound transcendental and his audience is moved to tears. His worshippers do not go to listen to his plans. He has yet to offer any that is workable and different. They go to bask in his glory, to get high. Obama presents himself as someone with a unique vision and grasp of the entire problems affecting, not just the nation but the world, a pretense that is incomensurate with his track record. When in a meeting with House Democrats waxing lyrical about his trip to Europe, he concluded, “this is the moment, as Nancy [Pelosi] noted, that the world is waiting for.” The world is waiting for Obama, according to Obama. In one of his rallies he reiterated this delusion of grandiosity and said, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” This sentence is logically absurd. What actually Obama wanted to say, which he masked with fake modesty is “I am the one the world has been waiting for.” When you fall for someone to the extent that Obama’s followers have fallen for him, you surrender your reason and individuality to him willingly. When millions of people surrender their hearts and their minds to one person the result can be catastrophic. This is what happened in Germany with Hitler, in China with Mao, in the Soviet Union with Stalin, in Cuba with Castro, in Iran with Khomeini, and so on and so forth. Today, we think these men were monsters, but that was not what millions of their worshipers thought. Those people loved them. Dictators can’t dictate, unless peole are willing to be dictated. Here is what Wikipedia says about Cult of Personality: “A cult of personality or personality cult arises when a country’s leader uses mass media to create a heroic public image through unquestioning flattery and praise. Cults of personality are often found in dictatorships but can be found in some democracies. “A cult of personality is similar to general hero worship except that it is created specifically for political leaders. However, the term may be applied by analogy to refer to adulation of non-political leaders.”
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REPOST: THE MAKING OF A FUEHRER Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer This article was first published by Ali Sina, author of Understanding Muhammad: A Psychobiography of Allah’s Prophet and the founder of Faith Freedom International in S Read more ... eptember 2008. From a national security perspective, I believe this article offers a most disturbing but accurate insight into Barack Hussein Obama and the course he is taking the U.S. and the world. It is extremely important to understand the man behind the office. –Douglas Hagmann, Director, Northeast Intelligence Network —————————————– I was not impressed by Sen. Barack Obama after the first time I saw him. At first I was excited to see a black candidate. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident – a wholesome presidential package. It is so instinctive for most people to want to see blacks succeed. It is as if all humanity is carrying a collective guilt for what the ancestors of blacks endured. However, despite my initial interest in him, I was soon put off, not just because of his shallowness but also because there was an air of haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling. His posture and his body language were louder than his empty words. It is surreal to see the level of hysteria in his admirers. This phenomenon is unprecedented in American politics. Women scream and swoon during his speeches. They yell and shout to Obama, “I love you.” Never did George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt. Martin Luther King Jr. or Ronald Reagan arouse so much raw emotion. Despite their achievements, none of them was raised to the rank of Messiah. The Illinois senator has no history of service to the country. He has done nothing outstanding except giving promises of change and hyping his audience with hope. It’s only his words, not his achievements that is causing this much uproar. When cheering for someone turns into adulation, something is wrong. Excessive adulation is indicative of a personality cult. The cult of personality is often created when the general population is discontent. A charismatic leader can seize the opportunity and project himself as an agent of change and a revolutionary leader. Often, people, tired of the status quo, do not have the patience to examine the nature of the proposed change. All they want is change. During 1979, when the Iranians were tired of the dictatorial regime of the late Shah, they embraced Khomeini, not because they wanted Islam, but because he promised them change. The word in the street was, “anything is better than the Shah.” They found their error when it was too late. Khomeini promised there would be separation between religion and state. He lied and they did not care to look into his past to see whether he actually meant what he said. Had they done that they would have seen that he always believed in caliphate and the rule of Islam. People gobbled everything he told them uncritically. They wanted to believe and therefore closed their eyes so they did not see what they did not want to see. Eyes welled when he spoke. Masses poured into the streets by the millions, screamed and shouted to greet him. People kissed his pictures. Some saw his portrait reflected on the Moon. Listening to Obama … it harkens back to when I was younger and I used to watch Khomeini, how he would excite the crowd and they’d come to their feet and scream and yell. I was amused to hear a listener calling Fox News Radio’s Tom Sullivan Show, (Feb 11) and saying: “Listening to Obama … it harkens back to when I was younger and I used to watch those deals with Hitler, how he would excite the crowd and they’d come to their feet and scream and yell.” ( Videos of Hitler’s speeches are available on Youtube. They are worth a look.) Equating anyone to Hitler by highlighting the similarities between the two is a logical fallacy. This fallacy, known asreductio ad Hitlerum is a variety of both questionable cause and association fallacy. I believe it is wrong to trivialize the holocaust and the horrors of Nazism by comparing our opponents to Hitler. However, Hitler, prior to coming to power had not killed anyone. He was insane, but few could see that. Far from it, he was seen as a gifted man and hailed as the savior of Germany. He was admired throughout the world. He appealed to the masses of people – the working class and particularly to women, and did not just inspire them, he “elevated” them. Thousands rallied to listen to his passionate speeches. They shed tears when he spoke. Women fainted during his speeches. To Germans, he was not a politician, but a demigod, a messiah. They envisioned him as truly a magical figure of majestic wisdom and glory. They worshiped him. They surrendered their wills to him. He restored their national pride. He projected himself as their savior. He ran on the platform of change and hope. Change he delivered all right, but hopes he shattered. I think it is fair to say that the Illinois senator puts the same passion in his speeches that Hitler used to put in his, and he evokes similar raw emotions in his audience. This much we can agree. Okay, we can also agree that both Hitler and Charlie Chaplin wore square moustaches. So what? The Cult of Personality There are other disturbing similarities. Like Hitler and Khomeini, Obama also likes to create a cult of personality around himself. As stated above, when a large number of a population is discontent, a charismatic leader can seize the opportunity and present himself as the agent of change. He can create a cult of Personality by associating himself with the idea of change. He convinces everyone that things are terrible and a drastic change is needed. He then casts himself as the only person who can deliver this revolutionary transformation that everyone is waiting for. He portrays himself as a benevolent guide; the only one who cares about people and their needs and can pull them out of their alleged misery. In reality, they have no clue about how to address the problem – have no experience, no track record. But they are convincing because they are self assured. These revolutionary leaders need foes. They exaggerate the problems. They make everything look gloomy. They lie, cheat and slander their opponents while casting themselves as the saviors of the nation. Hitler chose the Jews to blame for everything that was wrong in Germany. Khomeini made the Shah and his westernization plans his scapegoats. Obama has chosen President George W. Bush to smear. He can rally people around himself, as long as he can instill in them the dislike of Bush and equate his rival, McCain to him. Sigmund Freud wrote, “It is always possible to bind together a considerable number of people in love, so long as there are other people left over to receive the manifestations of their aggressiveness”(Civilization and Its Discontents). A cult of personality is excessive adulation, admiration and exaltation of a charismatic leader, often with unproven merits or achievements. It is similar to hero worship except that it is created specifically for political leaders. An unequivocal expression of delusional grandiosity Let us read a few of the comments Obama’s fans have made about him. Their unbounded adulation of this totally unknown figure is proof of my claim. Jon Robin Baitz is the creator of the ABC series “Brothers & Sisters.” He writes: Today we saw and heard a preview of our brightest possible American future in Senator Barack Obama’s glorious speech. This, then, is what it means to be presidential. To be moral. To have a real center. To speak honestly, from the heart, for the benefit of all. If there was any doubt about what we have missed in the anti-intellectual, ruthlessly incurious Bush years, and even the slippery Clinton ones, those doubts were laid to rest by Barack Obama’s magisterial speech today. A speech in which he distanced himself from a flawed father figure, Reverend Wright, and did so with almost Shakespearian dignity and honor. For twenty years Obama was part of Jeremiah Wright’s racist church and listened to all the hate which that man spewed against the Jews and the “rich White America.” Obama did not object to any of those hateful comments and even donated $20,000 dollars to his Trinity United Church of Christ. Baitz is willing to overlook all that and, mesmerized by Obama’s speeches, he embraces a man who up until yesterday supported the racist views of his spiritual mentor. He calls Obama’s speech “glorious,” and concludes he is honest and moral. How did he come to that hasty conclusion? There is no evidence of that except his “gut feeling.” That observation is subjective. We have not seen any evidence of Obama’s honesty yet. On the contrary, he has been caught with a litany of lies. Clearly Sen. Obama has a charming effect on his audience, who after listening to him are so moved that they willingly give up their reason and follow their hearts. Let’s see how Baitz adulates Obama to the point of worship. Barack Obama’s speech, perhaps one of the most important in modern political history pushed us as a people to move beyond race and gender, beyond Democrat and Republican, beyond politics and into reviving the spirit of the nation itself. To talk, to talk at home, at work, at the dinner table. To really finally talk. What a great day, and where else in the world but in the United States? Today I am very proud to be an American. Remembering the reaction of Iranians to Khomeini’s speeches, this is all deja vu for me. There is an old adage that says, “Tell me who your friends are and I will tell who you are.” Don’t the quality of Obama’s friends and associates tell us about the man? Shouldn’t we look at the history of this man to ascertain his truthfulness? One characteristic of cult of personality is that people become ready to close their eyes. They find excuses and rationalize the sins of their leader. Another Obama worshipper is Ezra Klein. He is an associate editor at The American Prospect. Klein wrote: Obama’s finest speeches do not excite. They do not inform. They don’t even really inspire. They elevate.They enmesh you in a grander moment, as if history has stopped flowing passively by, and, just for an instant, contracted around you, made you aware of its presence and your role in it. He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh, over color, over despair. The other great leaders I’ve heard guide us towards a better politics, but Obama is, at his best, able to call us back to our highest selves, to the place where America exists as a glittering ideal, and where we, its honored inhabitants, seem capable of achieving it, and thus of sharing in its meaning and transcendence. Obama is not seen by his admirers as a politician but as something holy. Klein says “He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh.” The truth is that Obama is nothing but words! What is scary is that so many smart people are willing to fall for his empty words. Interestingly the same Ezra Klein had earlier said: Obama is a cipher, an easy repository for the hopes and dreams of liberals everywhere…But if Obama avoided being battle-tested in 2004 by the grace of God, it’s his own timidity that has kept his name clean since. Given his national profile and formidable political talents, he could have been a potent spokesman for Democratic causes in the Senate. Instead, he has refused to expend his political or personal capital on a single controversial issue, preferring to offer anodyne pieces of legislation and sign on to the popular efforts of others…Indeed, Obama is that oddest of all creatures: a leader who’s never led. There are no courageous, lonely crusades to his name, or supremely unlikely electoral battles beneath his belt. He won election running basically unopposed, and then refused to open himself to attack by making a controversial but correct issue his own.” Quite a shift I would say. What did exactly Obama do, for Klein to change his views so drastically? Nothing! Obama has won this man’s heart only by the power of his mesmerizing words. he is making his conquests, through the sheer power of his oratory. That is how Hitler won the hearts of the Germans. As Obama’s life story shows, his words don’t have any bearing on reality. Words are powerful, but when they are not backed by any substance they are empty rhetoric. Todd Gitlin, is professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University. He is another worshipper of Obama. This is what he says about his leader. This speech was a triumph on so many levels, does one dare hope it will turn the trick for hordes of parsing skeptics and listeners whose eyes did not water? First, Obama took the high road, which is also the long and demanding road. He refused to “move on” with a cursory acknowledgment that “mistakes were made.” He did not acknowledge. He preached and he reasoned.” Let us pause here and examine what this professor of journalism and sociology says. Obama was a close friend of Rev. Jeremiah Wright and listened to his racist sermons for twenty years. Wright is a man who has intense hatred for the Jews, for whites and for America. This clip shows some of his remarks made from the pulpit. Here is a gleaning from his sermons: We [The White controlled America] have supported state terrorism against Palestinians and Black South Africans … Because of the stuff we have done overseas is now brought back to our own home front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost. No, no, no! Not God bless America. God damn America. That is in the Bible, for killing innocent people. God damn America. Government lied about Pearl Harbor. They knew that Japanese are going to attack. They [Government] purposely infected African-American men with syphilis! What is going on in White America, U.S. of KKK? Black men turning on Black men? That is fighting the wrong enemy. You both are primary targets in an oppressive society that sees both of you as a dangerous threat. What we [America] is doing is the same thing Al Qaida is doing, under a different flag. Oh I am so glad, that I got a God who knows what it is to be a poor Black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by and run by rich White people. Yes, 911 happened to us, and so did slavery happen to us. Yes the World Trade Center happened to us, and so did White supremacy happen to us. “Barack knows what it means to be a Black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich White people.” When all these came to light, at first the Illinois senator denied having heard them. That excuse was not believable. Wright was Obama’s spiritual mentor and the most influential man in his life. And yet he expects us to believe he listened to his sermons for 20 years but did not pay attention to what he was saying? So he changed his position and admitted to having heard them, but he categorically condemned them. Obama went one step further. He did not just condemn the racist remarks of his Pastor, but he preached and he sermonized how bad are they are. Now, this requires some audacity that only a narcissist can muster. Instead of apologizing and recognizing his error, Obama turned the table and preached to others. How can we understand this? The man himself is the sinner but instead of acknowledging his sins, he preaches to others about the vices of those sins. The answer can be found in the description of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). Narcissists will never admit being wrong. They are always one step ahead of you. Those who remember Rev. Jimmy Swaggart know that he was one of the most popular and successful televangelists of all times. During the 1980s, he had millions of fans all over the world. He mesmerized his audience. He was more than a rock star, he was a phenomenon. Swaggart was a preacher of “morality.” He was so against promiscuity and unlawful sex that he went after two other televangelist magnates, Marvin Gorman and Jimmy Baker, exposed their adultery and brought their empires down. However, what narcissists preach and what they do are two different things. Soon after exposing Gorman’s adultery, Swaggart himself was photographed with a prostitute in a motel room. He was banned from giving sermons for three months. But he could not stay away from the church that provided him with adulation and the people who fed his narcissistic need. He said, “If I do not return to the pulpit this weekend, millions of people will go to hell.” So he returned to the pulpit and after shedding a few crocodile tears of repentance, he went right on preaching morality, chastising adultery and sermoning to others, how THEY should live a chaste life. This requires audacity. How one who has been caught with a prostitute, literally with his pants down, could have the cheek to preach to others about the very thing he is guilty of? NPD provides the answer to both Swaggart and Obama’s responses, when caught red handed. The narcissist will not apologize for his own sins; he will go on preaching to you about the evilness of those sins. If Professor Gitlin had read a book or two on narcissism, he would have not been hoodwinked by Obama’s preaching about racial harmony after being caught with his proverbial pants down in his racist church. Giltin is not alone; millions of Americans have fallen for this narcissist’s mind games. Prof. Gitlin continues: “The Reverend Jeremiah Wright,” he [Obama]said, “had spoken in an ‘incendiary’ manner,” but Obama offered himself as the man who rises from flames and invites you to rise from your own. He took a grievous embarrassment and moved his lesson to the plane of prophecy. Talk about hope; talk about audacity. Tears came to my eyes. I don’t think I’m especially hard-hearted, but I cannot think of another time when the speech of a presidential candidate watered me up. It is amazing to see to what extent people are willing to go to eulogize another human being. It is this excess that constitutes the cult of personality. The difference between admiration and cult of personality is in the degree of adulation. Is it not fair to say that Obama has the same effect on his fans that Hitler, Khomeini or other famous demagogues such as Joseph Stalin or Mao Ze Dong had? I am not equating Obama to those mass murderers. Obama has not killed anyone (at least not yet). I am only comparing their effects on their audience, particularly prior to their rise to power. Obama’s speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in American history. Never a politician in this land had such a quasi “religious” impact on so many people. The fact that Obama is a total incognito with zero accomplishment, makes this inexplicable infatuation alarming. Obama’s speeches are grandiose. They are other worldly. He may talk about the war in Iraq, taxes or social security. It does not matter how mundane is the subject, he makes them sound transcendental and his audience is moved to tears. His worshippers do not go to listen to his plans. He has yet to offer any that is workable and different. They go to bask in his glory, to get high. Obama presents himself as someone with a unique vision and grasp of the entire problems affecting, not just the nation but the world, a pretense that is incomensurate with his track record. When in a meeting with House Democrats waxing lyrical about his trip to Europe, he concluded, “this is the moment, as Nancy [Pelosi] noted, that the world is waiting for.” The world is waiting for Obama, according to Obama. In one of his rallies he reiterated this delusion of grandiosity and said, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” This sentence is logically absurd. What actually Obama wanted to say, which he masked with fake modesty is “I am the one the world has been waiting for.” When you fall for someone to the extent that Obama’s followers have fallen for him, you surrender your reason and individuality to him willingly. When millions of people surrender their hearts and their minds to one person the result can be catastrophic. This is what happened in Germany with Hitler, in China with Mao, in the Soviet Union with Stalin, in Cuba with Castro, in Iran with Khomeini, and so on and so forth. Today, we think these men were monsters, but that was not what millions of their worshipers thought. Those people loved them. Dictators can’t dictate, unless peole are willing to be dictated. Here is what Wikipedia says about Cult of Personality: “A cult of personality or personality cult arises when a country’s leader uses mass media to create a heroic public image through unquestioning flattery and praise. Cults of personality are often found in dictatorships but can be found in some democracies. “A cult of personality is similar to general hero worship except that it is created specifically for political leaders. However, the term may be applied by analogy to refer to adulation of non-political leaders.”
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REPOST: THE MAKING OF A FUEHRER Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer This article was first published by Ali Sina, author of Understanding Muhammad: A Psychobiography of Allah’s Prophet and the founder of Faith Freedom International in S Read more ... eptember 2008. From a national security perspective, I believe this article offers a most disturbing but accurate insight into Barack Hussein Obama and the course he is taking the U.S. and the world. It is extremely important to understand the man behind the office. –Douglas Hagmann, Director, Northeast Intelligence Network —————————————– I was not impressed by Sen. Barack Obama after the first time I saw him. At first I was excited to see a black candidate. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident – a wholesome presidential package. It is so instinctive for most people to want to see blacks succeed. It is as if all humanity is carrying a collective guilt for what the ancestors of blacks endured. However, despite my initial interest in him, I was soon put off, not just because of his shallowness but also because there was an air of haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling. His posture and his body language were louder than his empty words. It is surreal to see the level of hysteria in his admirers. This phenomenon is unprecedented in American politics. Women scream and swoon during his speeches. They yell and shout to Obama, “I love you.” Never did George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt. Martin Luther King Jr. or Ronald Reagan arouse so much raw emotion. Despite their achievements, none of them was raised to the rank of Messiah. The Illinois senator has no history of service to the country. He has done nothing outstanding except giving promises of change and hyping his audience with hope. It’s only his words, not his achievements that is causing this much uproar. When cheering for someone turns into adulation, something is wrong. Excessive adulation is indicative of a personality cult. The cult of personality is often created when the general population is discontent. A charismatic leader can seize the opportunity and project himself as an agent of change and a revolutionary leader. Often, people, tired of the status quo, do not have the patience to examine the nature of the proposed change. All they want is change. During 1979, when the Iranians were tired of the dictatorial regime of the late Shah, they embraced Khomeini, not because they wanted Islam, but because he promised them change. The word in the street was, “anything is better than the Shah.” They found their error when it was too late. Khomeini promised there would be separation between religion and state. He lied and they did not care to look into his past to see whether he actually meant what he said. Had they done that they would have seen that he always believed in caliphate and the rule of Islam. People gobbled everything he told them uncritically. They wanted to believe and therefore closed their eyes so they did not see what they did not want to see. Eyes welled when he spoke. Masses poured into the streets by the millions, screamed and shouted to greet him. People kissed his pictures. Some saw his portrait reflected on the Moon. Listening to Obama … it harkens back to when I was younger and I used to watch Khomeini, how he would excite the crowd and they’d come to their feet and scream and yell. I was amused to hear a listener calling Fox News Radio’s Tom Sullivan Show, (Feb 11) and saying: “Listening to Obama … it harkens back to when I was younger and I used to watch those deals with Hitler, how he would excite the crowd and they’d come to their feet and scream and yell.” ( Videos of Hitler’s speeches are available on Youtube. They are worth a look.) Equating anyone to Hitler by highlighting the similarities between the two is a logical fallacy. This fallacy, known asreductio ad Hitlerum is a variety of both questionable cause and association fallacy. I believe it is wrong to trivialize the holocaust and the horrors of Nazism by comparing our opponents to Hitler. However, Hitler, prior to coming to power had not killed anyone. He was insane, but few could see that. Far from it, he was seen as a gifted man and hailed as the savior of Germany. He was admired throughout the world. He appealed to the masses of people – the working class and particularly to women, and did not just inspire them, he “elevated” them. Thousands rallied to listen to his passionate speeches. They shed tears when he spoke. Women fainted during his speeches. To Germans, he was not a politician, but a demigod, a messiah. They envisioned him as truly a magical figure of majestic wisdom and glory. They worshiped him. They surrendered their wills to him. He restored their national pride. He projected himself as their savior. He ran on the platform of change and hope. Change he delivered all right, but hopes he shattered. I think it is fair to say that the Illinois senator puts the same passion in his speeches that Hitler used to put in his, and he evokes similar raw emotions in his audience. This much we can agree. Okay, we can also agree that both Hitler and Charlie Chaplin wore square moustaches. So what? The Cult of Personality There are other disturbing similarities. Like Hitler and Khomeini, Obama also likes to create a cult of personality around himself. As stated above, when a large number of a population is discontent, a charismatic leader can seize the opportunity and present himself as the agent of change. He can create a cult of Personality by associating himself with the idea of change. He convinces everyone that things are terrible and a drastic change is needed. He then casts himself as the only person who can deliver this revolutionary transformation that everyone is waiting for. He portrays himself as a benevolent guide; the only one who cares about people and their needs and can pull them out of their alleged misery. In reality, they have no clue about how to address the problem – have no experience, no track record. But they are convincing because they are self assured. These revolutionary leaders need foes. They exaggerate the problems. They make everything look gloomy. They lie, cheat and slander their opponents while casting themselves as the saviors of the nation. Hitler chose the Jews to blame for everything that was wrong in Germany. Khomeini made the Shah and his westernization plans his scapegoats. Obama has chosen President George W. Bush to smear. He can rally people around himself, as long as he can instill in them the dislike of Bush and equate his rival, McCain to him. Sigmund Freud wrote, “It is always possible to bind together a considerable number of people in love, so long as there are other people left over to receive the manifestations of their aggressiveness”(Civilization and Its Discontents). A cult of personality is excessive adulation, admiration and exaltation of a charismatic leader, often with unproven merits or achievements. It is similar to hero worship except that it is created specifically for political leaders. An unequivocal expression of delusional grandiosity Let us read a few of the comments Obama’s fans have made about him. Their unbounded adulation of this totally unknown figure is proof of my claim. Jon Robin Baitz is the creator of the ABC series “Brothers & Sisters.” He writes: Today we saw and heard a preview of our brightest possible American future in Senator Barack Obama’s glorious speech. This, then, is what it means to be presidential. To be moral. To have a real center. To speak honestly, from the heart, for the benefit of all. If there was any doubt about what we have missed in the anti-intellectual, ruthlessly incurious Bush years, and even the slippery Clinton ones, those doubts were laid to rest by Barack Obama’s magisterial speech today. A speech in which he distanced himself from a flawed father figure, Reverend Wright, and did so with almost Shakespearian dignity and honor. For twenty years Obama was part of Jeremiah Wright’s racist church and listened to all the hate which that man spewed against the Jews and the “rich White America.” Obama did not object to any of those hateful comments and even donated $20,000 dollars to his Trinity United Church of Christ. Baitz is willing to overlook all that and, mesmerized by Obama’s speeches, he embraces a man who up until yesterday supported the racist views of his spiritual mentor. He calls Obama’s speech “glorious,” and concludes he is honest and moral. How did he come to that hasty conclusion? There is no evidence of that except his “gut feeling.” That observation is subjective. We have not seen any evidence of Obama’s honesty yet. On the contrary, he has been caught with a litany of lies. Clearly Sen. Obama has a charming effect on his audience, who after listening to him are so moved that they willingly give up their reason and follow their hearts. Let’s see how Baitz adulates Obama to the point of worship. Barack Obama’s speech, perhaps one of the most important in modern political history pushed us as a people to move beyond race and gender, beyond Democrat and Republican, beyond politics and into reviving the spirit of the nation itself. To talk, to talk at home, at work, at the dinner table. To really finally talk. What a great day, and where else in the world but in the United States? Today I am very proud to be an American. Remembering the reaction of Iranians to Khomeini’s speeches, this is all deja vu for me. There is an old adage that says, “Tell me who your friends are and I will tell who you are.” Don’t the quality of Obama’s friends and associates tell us about the man? Shouldn’t we look at the history of this man to ascertain his truthfulness? One characteristic of cult of personality is that people become ready to close their eyes. They find excuses and rationalize the sins of their leader. Another Obama worshipper is Ezra Klein. He is an associate editor at The American Prospect. Klein wrote: Obama’s finest speeches do not excite. They do not inform. They don’t even really inspire. They elevate.They enmesh you in a grander moment, as if history has stopped flowing passively by, and, just for an instant, contracted around you, made you aware of its presence and your role in it. He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh, over color, over despair. The other great leaders I’ve heard guide us towards a better politics, but Obama is, at his best, able to call us back to our highest selves, to the place where America exists as a glittering ideal, and where we, its honored inhabitants, seem capable of achieving it, and thus of sharing in its meaning and transcendence. Obama is not seen by his admirers as a politician but as something holy. Klein says “He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh.” The truth is that Obama is nothing but words! What is scary is that so many smart people are willing to fall for his empty words. Interestingly the same Ezra Klein had earlier said: Obama is a cipher, an easy repository for the hopes and dreams of liberals everywhere…But if Obama avoided being battle-tested in 2004 by the grace of God, it’s his own timidity that has kept his name clean since. Given his national profile and formidable political talents, he could have been a potent spokesman for Democratic causes in the Senate. Instead, he has refused to expend his political or personal capital on a single controversial issue, preferring to offer anodyne pieces of legislation and sign on to the popular efforts of others…Indeed, Obama is that oddest of all creatures: a leader who’s never led. There are no courageous, lonely crusades to his name, or supremely unlikely electoral battles beneath his belt. He won election running basically unopposed, and then refused to open himself to attack by making a controversial but correct issue his own.” Quite a shift I would say. What did exactly Obama do, for Klein to change his views so drastically? Nothing! Obama has won this man’s heart only by the power of his mesmerizing words. he is making his conquests, through the sheer power of his oratory. That is how Hitler won the hearts of the Germans. As Obama’s life story shows, his words don’t have any bearing on reality. Words are powerful, but when they are not backed by any substance they are empty rhetoric. Todd Gitlin, is professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University. He is another worshipper of Obama. This is what he says about his leader. This speech was a triumph on so many levels, does one dare hope it will turn the trick for hordes of parsing skeptics and listeners whose eyes did not water? First, Obama took the high road, which is also the long and demanding road. He refused to “move on” with a cursory acknowledgment that “mistakes were made.” He did not acknowledge. He preached and he reasoned.” Let us pause here and examine what this professor of journalism and sociology says. Obama was a close friend of Rev. Jeremiah Wright and listened to his racist sermons for twenty years. Wright is a man who has intense hatred for the Jews, for whites and for America. This clip shows some of his remarks made from the pulpit. Here is a gleaning from his sermons: We [The White controlled America] have supported state terrorism against Palestinians and Black South Africans … Because of the stuff we have done overseas is now brought back to our own home front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost. No, no, no! Not God bless America. God damn America. That is in the Bible, for killing innocent people. God damn America. Government lied about Pearl Harbor. They knew that Japanese are going to attack. They [Government] purposely infected African-American men with syphilis! What is going on in White America, U.S. of KKK? Black men turning on Black men? That is fighting the wrong enemy. You both are primary targets in an oppressive society that sees both of you as a dangerous threat. What we [America] is doing is the same thing Al Qaida is doing, under a different flag. Oh I am so glad, that I got a God who knows what it is to be a poor Black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by and run by rich White people. Yes, 911 happened to us, and so did slavery happen to us. Yes the World Trade Center happened to us, and so did White supremacy happen to us. “Barack knows what it means to be a Black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich White people.” When all these came to light, at first the Illinois senator denied having heard them. That excuse was not believable. Wright was Obama’s spiritual mentor and the most influential man in his life. And yet he expects us to believe he listened to his sermons for 20 years but did not pay attention to what he was saying? So he changed his position and admitted to having heard them, but he categorically condemned them. Obama went one step further. He did not just condemn the racist remarks of his Pastor, but he preached and he sermonized how bad are they are. Now, this requires some audacity that only a narcissist can muster. Instead of apologizing and recognizing his error, Obama turned the table and preached to others. How can we understand this? The man himself is the sinner but instead of acknowledging his sins, he preaches to others about the vices of those sins. The answer can be found in the description of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). Narcissists will never admit being wrong. They are always one step ahead of you. Those who remember Rev. Jimmy Swaggart know that he was one of the most popular and successful televangelists of all times. During the 1980s, he had millions of fans all over the world. He mesmerized his audience. He was more than a rock star, he was a phenomenon. Swaggart was a preacher of “morality.” He was so against promiscuity and unlawful sex that he went after two other televangelist magnates, Marvin Gorman and Jimmy Baker, exposed their adultery and brought their empires down. However, what narcissists preach and what they do are two different things. Soon after exposing Gorman’s adultery, Swaggart himself was photographed with a prostitute in a motel room. He was banned from giving sermons for three months. But he could not stay away from the church that provided him with adulation and the people who fed his narcissistic need. He said, “If I do not return to the pulpit this weekend, millions of people will go to hell.” So he returned to the pulpit and after shedding a few crocodile tears of repentance, he went right on preaching morality, chastising adultery and sermoning to others, how THEY should live a chaste life. This requires audacity. How one who has been caught with a prostitute, literally with his pants down, could have the cheek to preach to others about the very thing he is guilty of? NPD provides the answer to both Swaggart and Obama’s responses, when caught red handed. The narcissist will not apologize for his own sins; he will go on preaching to you about the evilness of those sins. If Professor Gitlin had read a book or two on narcissism, he would have not been hoodwinked by Obama’s preaching about racial harmony after being caught with his proverbial pants down in his racist church. Giltin is not alone; millions of Americans have fallen for this narcissist’s mind games. Prof. Gitlin continues: “The Reverend Jeremiah Wright,” he [Obama]said, “had spoken in an ‘incendiary’ manner,” but Obama offered himself as the man who rises from flames and invites you to rise from your own. He took a grievous embarrassment and moved his lesson to the plane of prophecy. Talk about hope; talk about audacity. Tears came to my eyes. I don’t think I’m especially hard-hearted, but I cannot think of another time when the speech of a presidential candidate watered me up. It is amazing to see to what extent people are willing to go to eulogize another human being. It is this excess that constitutes the cult of personality. The difference between admiration and cult of personality is in the degree of adulation. Is it not fair to say that Obama has the same effect on his fans that Hitler, Khomeini or other famous demagogues such as Joseph Stalin or Mao Ze Dong had? I am not equating Obama to those mass murderers. Obama has not killed anyone (at least not yet). I am only comparing their effects on their audience, particularly prior to their rise to power. Obama’s speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in American history. Never a politician in this land had such a quasi “religious” impact on so many people. The fact that Obama is a total incognito with zero accomplishment, makes this inexplicable infatuation alarming. Obama’s speeches are grandiose. They are other worldly. He may talk about the war in Iraq, taxes or social security. It does not matter how mundane is the subject, he makes them sound transcendental and his audience is moved to tears. His worshippers do not go to listen to his plans. He has yet to offer any that is workable and different. They go to bask in his glory, to get high. Obama presents himself as someone with a unique vision and grasp of the entire problems affecting, not just the nation but the world, a pretense that is incomensurate with his track record. When in a meeting with House Democrats waxing lyrical about his trip to Europe, he concluded, “this is the moment, as Nancy [Pelosi] noted, that the world is waiting for.” The world is waiting for Obama, according to Obama. In one of his rallies he reiterated this delusion of grandiosity and said, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” This sentence is logically absurd. What actually Obama wanted to say, which he masked with fake modesty is “I am the one the world has been waiting for.” When you fall for someone to the extent that Obama’s followers have fallen for him, you surrender your reason and individuality to him willingly. When millions of people surrender their hearts and their minds to one person the result can be catastrophic. This is what happened in Germany with Hitler, in China with Mao, in the Soviet Union with Stalin, in Cuba with Castro, in Iran with Khomeini, and so on and so forth. Today, we think these men were monsters, but that was not what millions of their worshipers thought. Those people loved them. Dictators can’t dictate, unless peole are willing to be dictated. Here is what Wikipedia says about Cult of Personality: “A cult of personality or personality cult arises when a country’s leader uses mass media to create a heroic public image through unquestioning flattery and praise. Cults of personality are often found in dictatorships but can be found in some democracies. “A cult of personality is similar to general hero worship except that it is created specifically for political leaders. However, the term may be applied by analogy to refer to adulation of non-political leaders.”
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REPOST: THE MAKING OF A FUEHRER Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer This article was first published by Ali Sina, author of Understanding Muhammad: A Psychobiography of Allah’s Prophet and the founder of Faith Freedom International in S Read more ... eptember 2008. From a national security perspective, I believe this article offers a most disturbing but accurate insight into Barack Hussein Obama and the course he is taking the U.S. and the world. It is extremely important to understand the man behind the office. –Douglas Hagmann, Director, Northeast Intelligence Network —————————————– I was not impressed by Sen. Barack Obama after the first time I saw him. At first I was excited to see a black candidate. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident – a wholesome presidential package. It is so instinctive for most people to want to see blacks succeed. It is as if all humanity is carrying a collective guilt for what the ancestors of blacks endured. However, despite my initial interest in him, I was soon put off, not just because of his shallowness but also because there was an air of haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling. His posture and his body language were louder than his empty words. It is surreal to see the level of hysteria in his admirers. This phenomenon is unprecedented in American politics. Women scream and swoon during his speeches. They yell and shout to Obama, “I love you.” Never did George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt. Martin Luther King Jr. or Ronald Reagan arouse so much raw emotion. Despite their achievements, none of them was raised to the rank of Messiah. The Illinois senator has no history of service to the country. He has done nothing outstanding except giving promises of change and hyping his audience with hope. It’s only his words, not his achievements that is causing this much uproar. When cheering for someone turns into adulation, something is wrong. Excessive adulation is indicative of a personality cult. The cult of personality is often created when the general population is discontent. A charismatic leader can seize the opportunity and project himself as an agent of change and a revolutionary leader. Often, people, tired of the status quo, do not have the patience to examine the nature of the proposed change. All they want is change. During 1979, when the Iranians were tired of the dictatorial regime of the late Shah, they embraced Khomeini, not because they wanted Islam, but because he promised them change. The word in the street was, “anything is better than the Shah.” They found their error when it was too late. Khomeini promised there would be separation between religion and state. He lied and they did not care to look into his past to see whether he actually meant what he said. Had they done that they would have seen that he always believed in caliphate and the rule of Islam. People gobbled everything he told them uncritically. They wanted to believe and therefore closed their eyes so they did not see what they did not want to see. Eyes welled when he spoke. Masses poured into the streets by the millions, screamed and shouted to greet him. People kissed his pictures. Some saw his portrait reflected on the Moon. Listening to Obama … it harkens back to when I was younger and I used to watch Khomeini, how he would excite the crowd and they’d come to their feet and scream and yell. I was amused to hear a listener calling Fox News Radio’s Tom Sullivan Show, (Feb 11) and saying: “Listening to Obama … it harkens back to when I was younger and I used to watch those deals with Hitler, how he would excite the crowd and they’d come to their feet and scream and yell.” ( Videos of Hitler’s speeches are available on Youtube. They are worth a look.) Equating anyone to Hitler by highlighting the similarities between the two is a logical fallacy. This fallacy, known asreductio ad Hitlerum is a variety of both questionable cause and association fallacy. I believe it is wrong to trivialize the holocaust and the horrors of Nazism by comparing our opponents to Hitler. However, Hitler, prior to coming to power had not killed anyone. He was insane, but few could see that. Far from it, he was seen as a gifted man and hailed as the savior of Germany. He was admired throughout the world. He appealed to the masses of people – the working class and particularly to women, and did not just inspire them, he “elevated” them. Thousands rallied to listen to his passionate speeches. They shed tears when he spoke. Women fainted during his speeches. To Germans, he was not a politician, but a demigod, a messiah. They envisioned him as truly a magical figure of majestic wisdom and glory. They worshiped him. They surrendered their wills to him. He restored their national pride. He projected himself as their savior. He ran on the platform of change and hope. Change he delivered all right, but hopes he shattered. I think it is fair to say that the Illinois senator puts the same passion in his speeches that Hitler used to put in his, and he evokes similar raw emotions in his audience. This much we can agree. Okay, we can also agree that both Hitler and Charlie Chaplin wore square moustaches. So what? The Cult of Personality There are other disturbing similarities. Like Hitler and Khomeini, Obama also likes to create a cult of personality around himself. As stated above, when a large number of a population is discontent, a charismatic leader can seize the opportunity and present himself as the agent of change. He can create a cult of Personality by associating himself with the idea of change. He convinces everyone that things are terrible and a drastic change is needed. He then casts himself as the only person who can deliver this revolutionary transformation that everyone is waiting for. He portrays himself as a benevolent guide; the only one who cares about people and their needs and can pull them out of their alleged misery. In reality, they have no clue about how to address the problem – have no experience, no track record. But they are convincing because they are self assured. These revolutionary leaders need foes. They exaggerate the problems. They make everything look gloomy. They lie, cheat and slander their opponents while casting themselves as the saviors of the nation. Hitler chose the Jews to blame for everything that was wrong in Germany. Khomeini made the Shah and his westernization plans his scapegoats. Obama has chosen President George W. Bush to smear. He can rally people around himself, as long as he can instill in them the dislike of Bush and equate his rival, McCain to him. Sigmund Freud wrote, “It is always possible to bind together a considerable number of people in love, so long as there are other people left over to receive the manifestations of their aggressiveness”(Civilization and Its Discontents). A cult of personality is excessive adulation, admiration and exaltation of a charismatic leader, often with unproven merits or achievements. It is similar to hero worship except that it is created specifically for political leaders. An unequivocal expression of delusional grandiosity Let us read a few of the comments Obama’s fans have made about him. Their unbounded adulation of this totally unknown figure is proof of my claim. Jon Robin Baitz is the creator of the ABC series “Brothers & Sisters.” He writes: Today we saw and heard a preview of our brightest possible American future in Senator Barack Obama’s glorious speech. This, then, is what it means to be presidential. To be moral. To have a real center. To speak honestly, from the heart, for the benefit of all. If there was any doubt about what we have missed in the anti-intellectual, ruthlessly incurious Bush years, and even the slippery Clinton ones, those doubts were laid to rest by Barack Obama’s magisterial speech today. A speech in which he distanced himself from a flawed father figure, Reverend Wright, and did so with almost Shakespearian dignity and honor. For twenty years Obama was part of Jeremiah Wright’s racist church and listened to all the hate which that man spewed against the Jews and the “rich White America.” Obama did not object to any of those hateful comments and even donated $20,000 dollars to his Trinity United Church of Christ. Baitz is willing to overlook all that and, mesmerized by Obama’s speeches, he embraces a man who up until yesterday supported the racist views of his spiritual mentor. He calls Obama’s speech “glorious,” and concludes he is honest and moral. How did he come to that hasty conclusion? There is no evidence of that except his “gut feeling.” That observation is subjective. We have not seen any evidence of Obama’s honesty yet. On the contrary, he has been caught with a litany of lies. Clearly Sen. Obama has a charming effect on his audience, who after listening to him are so moved that they willingly give up their reason and follow their hearts. Let’s see how Baitz adulates Obama to the point of worship. Barack Obama’s speech, perhaps one of the most important in modern political history pushed us as a people to move beyond race and gender, beyond Democrat and Republican, beyond politics and into reviving the spirit of the nation itself. To talk, to talk at home, at work, at the dinner table. To really finally talk. What a great day, and where else in the world but in the United States? Today I am very proud to be an American. Remembering the reaction of Iranians to Khomeini’s speeches, this is all deja vu for me. There is an old adage that says, “Tell me who your friends are and I will tell who you are.” Don’t the quality of Obama’s friends and associates tell us about the man? Shouldn’t we look at the history of this man to ascertain his truthfulness? One characteristic of cult of personality is that people become ready to close their eyes. They find excuses and rationalize the sins of their leader. Another Obama worshipper is Ezra Klein. He is an associate editor at The American Prospect. Klein wrote: Obama’s finest speeches do not excite. They do not inform. They don’t even really inspire. They elevate.They enmesh you in a grander moment, as if history has stopped flowing passively by, and, just for an instant, contracted around you, made you aware of its presence and your role in it. He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh, over color, over despair. The other great leaders I’ve heard guide us towards a better politics, but Obama is, at his best, able to call us back to our highest selves, to the place where America exists as a glittering ideal, and where we, its honored inhabitants, seem capable of achieving it, and thus of sharing in its meaning and transcendence. Obama is not seen by his admirers as a politician but as something holy. Klein says “He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh.” The truth is that Obama is nothing but words! What is scary is that so many smart people are willing to fall for his empty words. Interestingly the same Ezra Klein had earlier said: Obama is a cipher, an easy repository for the hopes and dreams of liberals everywhere…But if Obama avoided being battle-tested in 2004 by the grace of God, it’s his own timidity that has kept his name clean since. Given his national profile and formidable political talents, he could have been a potent spokesman for Democratic causes in the Senate. Instead, he has refused to expend his political or personal capital on a single controversial issue, preferring to offer anodyne pieces of legislation and sign on to the popular efforts of others…Indeed, Obama is that oddest of all creatures: a leader who’s never led. There are no courageous, lonely crusades to his name, or supremely unlikely electoral battles beneath his belt. He won election running basically unopposed, and then refused to open himself to attack by making a controversial but correct issue his own.” Quite a shift I would say. What did exactly Obama do, for Klein to change his views so drastically? Nothing! Obama has won this man’s heart only by the power of his mesmerizing words. he is making his conquests, through the sheer power of his oratory. That is how Hitler won the hearts of the Germans. As Obama’s life story shows, his words don’t have any bearing on reality. Words are powerful, but when they are not backed by any substance they are empty rhetoric. Todd Gitlin, is professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University. He is another worshipper of Obama. This is what he says about his leader. This speech was a triumph on so many levels, does one dare hope it will turn the trick for hordes of parsing skeptics and listeners whose eyes did not water? First, Obama took the high road, which is also the long and demanding road. He refused to “move on” with a cursory acknowledgment that “mistakes were made.” He did not acknowledge. He preached and he reasoned.” Let us pause here and examine what this professor of journalism and sociology says. Obama was a close friend of Rev. Jeremiah Wright and listened to his racist sermons for twenty years. Wright is a man who has intense hatred for the Jews, for whites and for America. This clip shows some of his remarks made from the pulpit. Here is a gleaning from his sermons: We [The White controlled America] have supported state terrorism against Palestinians and Black South Africans … Because of the stuff we have done overseas is now brought back to our own home front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost. No, no, no! Not God bless America. God damn America. That is in the Bible, for killing innocent people. God damn America. Government lied about Pearl Harbor. They knew that Japanese are going to attack. They [Government] purposely infected African-American men with syphilis! What is going on in White America, U.S. of KKK? Black men turning on Black men? That is fighting the wrong enemy. You both are primary targets in an oppressive society that sees both of you as a dangerous threat. What we [America] is doing is the same thing Al Qaida is doing, under a different flag. Oh I am so glad, that I got a God who knows what it is to be a poor Black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by and run by rich White people. Yes, 911 happened to us, and so did slavery happen to us. Yes the World Trade Center happened to us, and so did White supremacy happen to us. “Barack knows what it means to be a Black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich White people.” When all these came to light, at first the Illinois senator denied having heard them. That excuse was not believable. Wright was Obama’s spiritual mentor and the most influential man in his life. And yet he expects us to believe he listened to his sermons for 20 years but did not pay attention to what he was saying? So he changed his position and admitted to having heard them, but he categorically condemned them. Obama went one step further. He did not just condemn the racist remarks of his Pastor, but he preached and he sermonized how bad are they are. Now, this requires some audacity that only a narcissist can muster. Instead of apologizing and recognizing his error, Obama turned the table and preached to others. How can we understand this? The man himself is the sinner but instead of acknowledging his sins, he preaches to others about the vices of those sins. The answer can be found in the description of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). Narcissists will never admit being wrong. They are always one step ahead of you. Those who remember Rev. Jimmy Swaggart know that he was one of the most popular and successful televangelists of all times. During the 1980s, he had millions of fans all over the world. He mesmerized his audience. He was more than a rock star, he was a phenomenon. Swaggart was a preacher of “morality.” He was so against promiscuity and unlawful sex that he went after two other televangelist magnates, Marvin Gorman and Jimmy Baker, exposed their adultery and brought their empires down. However, what narcissists preach and what they do are two different things. Soon after exposing Gorman’s adultery, Swaggart himself was photographed with a prostitute in a motel room. He was banned from giving sermons for three months. But he could not stay away from the church that provided him with adulation and the people who fed his narcissistic need. He said, “If I do not return to the pulpit this weekend, millions of people will go to hell.” So he returned to the pulpit and after shedding a few crocodile tears of repentance, he went right on preaching morality, chastising adultery and sermoning to others, how THEY should live a chaste life. This requires audacity. How one who has been caught with a prostitute, literally with his pants down, could have the cheek to preach to others about the very thing he is guilty of? NPD provides the answer to both Swaggart and Obama’s responses, when caught red handed. The narcissist will not apologize for his own sins; he will go on preaching to you about the evilness of those sins. If Professor Gitlin had read a book or two on narcissism, he would have not been hoodwinked by Obama’s preaching about racial harmony after being caught with his proverbial pants down in his racist church. Giltin is not alone; millions of Americans have fallen for this narcissist’s mind games. Prof. Gitlin continues: “The Reverend Jeremiah Wright,” he [Obama]said, “had spoken in an ‘incendiary’ manner,” but Obama offered himself as the man who rises from flames and invites you to rise from your own. He took a grievous embarrassment and moved his lesson to the plane of prophecy. Talk about hope; talk about audacity. Tears came to my eyes. I don’t think I’m especially hard-hearted, but I cannot think of another time when the speech of a presidential candidate watered me up. It is amazing to see to what extent people are willing to go to eulogize another human being. It is this excess that constitutes the cult of personality. The difference between admiration and cult of personality is in the degree of adulation. Is it not fair to say that Obama has the same effect on his fans that Hitler, Khomeini or other famous demagogues such as Joseph Stalin or Mao Ze Dong had? I am not equating Obama to those mass murderers. Obama has not killed anyone (at least not yet). I am only comparing their effects on their audience, particularly prior to their rise to power. Obama’s speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in American history. Never a politician in this land had such a quasi “religious” impact on so many people. The fact that Obama is a total incognito with zero accomplishment, makes this inexplicable infatuation alarming. Obama’s speeches are grandiose. They are other worldly. He may talk about the war in Iraq, taxes or social security. It does not matter how mundane is the subject, he makes them sound transcendental and his audience is moved to tears. His worshippers do not go to listen to his plans. He has yet to offer any that is workable and different. They go to bask in his glory, to get high. Obama presents himself as someone with a unique vision and grasp of the entire problems affecting, not just the nation but the world, a pretense that is incomensurate with his track record. When in a meeting with House Democrats waxing lyrical about his trip to Europe, he concluded, “this is the moment, as Nancy [Pelosi] noted, that the world is waiting for.” The world is waiting for Obama, according to Obama. In one of his rallies he reiterated this delusion of grandiosity and said, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” This sentence is logically absurd. What actually Obama wanted to say, which he masked with fake modesty is “I am the one the world has been waiting for.” When you fall for someone to the extent that Obama’s followers have fallen for him, you surrender your reason and individuality to him willingly. When millions of people surrender their hearts and their minds to one person the result can be catastrophic. This is what happened in Germany with Hitler, in China with Mao, in the Soviet Union with Stalin, in Cuba with Castro, in Iran with Khomeini, and so on and so forth. Today, we think these men were monsters, but that was not what millions of their worshipers thought. Those people loved them. Dictators can’t dictate, unless peole are willing to be dictated. Here is what Wikipedia says about Cult of Personality: “A cult of personality or personality cult arises when a country’s leader uses mass media to create a heroic public image through unquestioning flattery and praise. Cults of personality are often found in dictatorships but can be found in some democracies. “A cult of personality is similar to general hero worship except that it is created specifically for political leaders. However, the term may be applied by analogy to refer to adulation of non-political leaders.”
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REPOST: THE MAKING OF A FUEHRER Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer This article was first published by Ali Sina, author of Understanding Muhammad: A Psychobiography of Allah’s Prophet and the founder of Faith Freedom International in S Read more ... eptember 2008. From a national security perspective, I believe this article offers a most disturbing but accurate insight into Barack Hussein Obama and the course he is taking the U.S. and the world. It is extremely important to understand the man behind the office. –Douglas Hagmann, Director, Northeast Intelligence Network —————————————– I was not impressed by Sen. Barack Obama after the first time I saw him. At first I was excited to see a black candidate. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident – a wholesome presidential package. It is so instinctive for most people to want to see blacks succeed. It is as if all humanity is carrying a collective guilt for what the ancestors of blacks endured. However, despite my initial interest in him, I was soon put off, not just because of his shallowness but also because there was an air of haughtiness in his demeanor that was unsettling. His posture and his body language were louder than his empty words. It is surreal to see the level of hysteria in his admirers. This phenomenon is unprecedented in American politics. Women scream and swoon during his speeches. They yell and shout to Obama, “I love you.” Never did George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt. Martin Luther King Jr. or Ronald Reagan arouse so much raw emotion. Despite their achievements, none of them was raised to the rank of Messiah. The Illinois senator has no history of service to the country. He has done nothing outstanding except giving promises of change and hyping his audience with hope. It’s only his words, not his achievements that is causing this much uproar. When cheering for someone turns into adulation, something is wrong. Excessive adulation is indicative of a personality cult. The cult of personality is often created when the general population is discontent. A charismatic leader can seize the opportunity and project himself as an agent of change and a revolutionary leader. Often, people, tired of the status quo, do not have the patience to examine the nature of the proposed change. All they want is change. During 1979, when the Iranians were tired of the dictatorial regime of the late Shah, they embraced Khomeini, not because they wanted Islam, but because he promised them change. The word in the street was, “anything is better than the Shah.” They found their error when it was too late. Khomeini promised there would be separation between religion and state. He lied and they did not care to look into his past to see whether he actually meant what he said. Had they done that they would have seen that he always believed in caliphate and the rule of Islam. People gobbled everything he told them uncritically. They wanted to believe and therefore closed their eyes so they did not see what they did not want to see. Eyes welled when he spoke. Masses poured into the streets by the millions, screamed and shouted to greet him. People kissed his pictures. Some saw his portrait reflected on the Moon. Listening to Obama … it harkens back to when I was younger and I used to watch Khomeini, how he would excite the crowd and they’d come to their feet and scream and yell. I was amused to hear a listener calling Fox News Radio’s Tom Sullivan Show, (Feb 11) and saying: “Listening to Obama … it harkens back to when I was younger and I used to watch those deals with Hitler, how he would excite the crowd and they’d come to their feet and scream and yell.” ( Videos of Hitler’s speeches are available on Youtube. They are worth a look.) Equating anyone to Hitler by highlighting the similarities between the two is a logical fallacy. This fallacy, known asreductio ad Hitlerum is a variety of both questionable cause and association fallacy. I believe it is wrong to trivialize the holocaust and the horrors of Nazism by comparing our opponents to Hitler. However, Hitler, prior to coming to power had not killed anyone. He was insane, but few could see that. Far from it, he was seen as a gifted man and hailed as the savior of Germany. He was admired throughout the world. He appealed to the masses of people – the working class and particularly to women, and did not just inspire them, he “elevated” them. Thousands rallied to listen to his passionate speeches. They shed tears when he spoke. Women fainted during his speeches. To Germans, he was not a politician, but a demigod, a messiah. They envisioned him as truly a magical figure of majestic wisdom and glory. They worshiped him. They surrendered their wills to him. He restored their national pride. He projected himself as their savior. He ran on the platform of change and hope. Change he delivered all right, but hopes he shattered. I think it is fair to say that the Illinois senator puts the same passion in his speeches that Hitler used to put in his, and he evokes similar raw emotions in his audience. This much we can agree. Okay, we can also agree that both Hitler and Charlie Chaplin wore square moustaches. So what? The Cult of Personality There are other disturbing similarities. Like Hitler and Khomeini, Obama also likes to create a cult of personality around himself. As stated above, when a large number of a population is discontent, a charismatic leader can seize the opportunity and present himself as the agent of change. He can create a cult of Personality by associating himself with the idea of change. He convinces everyone that things are terrible and a drastic change is needed. He then casts himself as the only person who can deliver this revolutionary transformation that everyone is waiting for. He portrays himself as a benevolent guide; the only one who cares about people and their needs and can pull them out of their alleged misery. In reality, they have no clue about how to address the problem – have no experience, no track record. But they are convincing because they are self assured. These revolutionary leaders need foes. They exaggerate the problems. They make everything look gloomy. They lie, cheat and slander their opponents while casting themselves as the saviors of the nation. Hitler chose the Jews to blame for everything that was wrong in Germany. Khomeini made the Shah and his westernization plans his scapegoats. Obama has chosen President George W. Bush to smear. He can rally people around himself, as long as he can instill in them the dislike of Bush and equate his rival, McCain to him. Sigmund Freud wrote, “It is always possible to bind together a considerable number of people in love, so long as there are other people left over to receive the manifestations of their aggressiveness”(Civilization and Its Discontents). A cult of personality is excessive adulation, admiration and exaltation of a charismatic leader, often with unproven merits or achievements. It is similar to hero worship except that it is created specifically for political leaders. An unequivocal expression of delusional grandiosity Let us read a few of the comments Obama’s fans have made about him. Their unbounded adulation of this totally unknown figure is proof of my claim. Jon Robin Baitz is the creator of the ABC series “Brothers & Sisters.” He writes: Today we saw and heard a preview of our brightest possible American future in Senator Barack Obama’s glorious speech. This, then, is what it means to be presidential. To be moral. To have a real center. To speak honestly, from the heart, for the benefit of all. If there was any doubt about what we have missed in the anti-intellectual, ruthlessly incurious Bush years, and even the slippery Clinton ones, those doubts were laid to rest by Barack Obama’s magisterial speech today. A speech in which he distanced himself from a flawed father figure, Reverend Wright, and did so with almost Shakespearian dignity and honor. For twenty years Obama was part of Jeremiah Wright’s racist church and listened to all the hate which that man spewed against the Jews and the “rich White America.” Obama did not object to any of those hateful comments and even donated $20,000 dollars to his Trinity United Church of Christ. Baitz is willing to overlook all that and, mesmerized by Obama’s speeches, he embraces a man who up until yesterday supported the racist views of his spiritual mentor. He calls Obama’s speech “glorious,” and concludes he is honest and moral. How did he come to that hasty conclusion? There is no evidence of that except his “gut feeling.” That observation is subjective. We have not seen any evidence of Obama’s honesty yet. On the contrary, he has been caught with a litany of lies. Clearly Sen. Obama has a charming effect on his audience, who after listening to him are so moved that they willingly give up their reason and follow their hearts. Let’s see how Baitz adulates Obama to the point of worship. Barack Obama’s speech, perhaps one of the most important in modern political history pushed us as a people to move beyond race and gender, beyond Democrat and Republican, beyond politics and into reviving the spirit of the nation itself. To talk, to talk at home, at work, at the dinner table. To really finally talk. What a great day, and where else in the world but in the United States? Today I am very proud to be an American. Remembering the reaction of Iranians to Khomeini’s speeches, this is all deja vu for me. There is an old adage that says, “Tell me who your friends are and I will tell who you are.” Don’t the quality of Obama’s friends and associates tell us about the man? Shouldn’t we look at the history of this man to ascertain his truthfulness? One characteristic of cult of personality is that people become ready to close their eyes. They find excuses and rationalize the sins of their leader. Another Obama worshipper is Ezra Klein. He is an associate editor at The American Prospect. Klein wrote: Obama’s finest speeches do not excite. They do not inform. They don’t even really inspire. They elevate.They enmesh you in a grander moment, as if history has stopped flowing passively by, and, just for an instant, contracted around you, made you aware of its presence and your role in it. He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh, over color, over despair. The other great leaders I’ve heard guide us towards a better politics, but Obama is, at his best, able to call us back to our highest selves, to the place where America exists as a glittering ideal, and where we, its honored inhabitants, seem capable of achieving it, and thus of sharing in its meaning and transcendence. Obama is not seen by his admirers as a politician but as something holy. Klein says “He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh.” The truth is that Obama is nothing but words! What is scary is that so many smart people are willing to fall for his empty words. Interestingly the same Ezra Klein had earlier said: Obama is a cipher, an easy repository for the hopes and dreams of liberals everywhere…But if Obama avoided being battle-tested in 2004 by the grace of God, it’s his own timidity that has kept his name clean since. Given his national profile and formidable political talents, he could have been a potent spokesman for Democratic causes in the Senate. Instead, he has refused to expend his political or personal capital on a single controversial issue, preferring to offer anodyne pieces of legislation and sign on to the popular efforts of others…Indeed, Obama is that oddest of all creatures: a leader who’s never led. There are no courageous, lonely crusades to his name, or supremely unlikely electoral battles beneath his belt. He won election running basically unopposed, and then refused to open himself to attack by making a controversial but correct issue his own.” Quite a shift I would say. What did exactly Obama do, for Klein to change his views so drastically? Nothing! Obama has won this man’s heart only by the power of his mesmerizing words. he is making his conquests, through the sheer power of his oratory. That is how Hitler won the hearts of the Germans. As Obama’s life story shows, his words don’t have any bearing on reality. Words are powerful, but when they are not backed by any substance they are empty rhetoric. Todd Gitlin, is professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University. He is another worshipper of Obama. This is what he says about his leader. This speech was a triumph on so many levels, does one dare hope it will turn the trick for hordes of parsing skeptics and listeners whose eyes did not water? First, Obama took the high road, which is also the long and demanding road. He refused to “move on” with a cursory acknowledgment that “mistakes were made.” He did not acknowledge. He preached and he reasoned.” Let us pause here and examine what this professor of journalism and sociology says. Obama was a close friend of Rev. Jeremiah Wright and listened to his racist sermons for twenty years. Wright is a man who has intense hatred for the Jews, for whites and for America. This clip shows some of his remarks made from the pulpit. Here is a gleaning from his sermons: We [The White controlled America] have supported state terrorism against Palestinians and Black South Africans … Because of the stuff we have done overseas is now brought back to our own home front yards. America’s chickens are coming home to roost. No, no, no! Not God bless America. God damn America. That is in the Bible, for killing innocent people. God damn America. Government lied about Pearl Harbor. They knew that Japanese are going to attack. They [Government] purposely infected African-American men with syphilis! What is going on in White America, U.S. of KKK? Black men turning on Black men? That is fighting the wrong enemy. You both are primary targets in an oppressive society that sees both of you as a dangerous threat. What we [America] is doing is the same thing Al Qaida is doing, under a different flag. Oh I am so glad, that I got a God who knows what it is to be a poor Black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by and run by rich White people. Yes, 911 happened to us, and so did slavery happen to us. Yes the World Trade Center happened to us, and so did White supremacy happen to us. “Barack knows what it means to be a Black man living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich White people.” When all these came to light, at first the Illinois senator denied having heard them. That excuse was not believable. Wright was Obama’s spiritual mentor and the most influential man in his life. And yet he expects us to believe he listened to his sermons for 20 years but did not pay attention to what he was saying? So he changed his position and admitted to having heard them, but he categorically condemned them. Obama went one step further. He did not just condemn the racist remarks of his Pastor, but he preached and he sermonized how bad are they are. Now, this requires some audacity that only a narcissist can muster. Instead of apologizing and recognizing his error, Obama turned the table and preached to others. How can we understand this? The man himself is the sinner but instead of acknowledging his sins, he preaches to others about the vices of those sins. The answer can be found in the description of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). Narcissists will never admit being wrong. They are always one step ahead of you. Those who remember Rev. Jimmy Swaggart know that he was one of the most popular and successful televangelists of all times. During the 1980s, he had millions of fans all over the world. He mesmerized his audience. He was more than a rock star, he was a phenomenon. Swaggart was a preacher of “morality.” He was so against promiscuity and unlawful sex that he went after two other televangelist magnates, Marvin Gorman and Jimmy Baker, exposed their adultery and brought their empires down. However, what narcissists preach and what they do are two different things. Soon after exposing Gorman’s adultery, Swaggart himself was photographed with a prostitute in a motel room. He was banned from giving sermons for three months. But he could not stay away from the church that provided him with adulation and the people who fed his narcissistic need. He said, “If I do not return to the pulpit this weekend, millions of people will go to hell.” So he returned to the pulpit and after shedding a few crocodile tears of repentance, he went right on preaching morality, chastising adultery and sermoning to others, how THEY should live a chaste life. This requires audacity. How one who has been caught with a prostitute, literally with his pants down, could have the cheek to preach to others about the very thing he is guilty of? NPD provides the answer to both Swaggart and Obama’s responses, when caught red handed. The narcissist will not apologize for his own sins; he will go on preaching to you about the evilness of those sins. If Professor Gitlin had read a book or two on narcissism, he would have not been hoodwinked by Obama’s preaching about racial harmony after being caught with his proverbial pants down in his racist church. Giltin is not alone; millions of Americans have fallen for this narcissist’s mind games. Prof. Gitlin continues: “The Reverend Jeremiah Wright,” he [Obama]said, “had spoken in an ‘incendiary’ manner,” but Obama offered himself as the man who rises from flames and invites you to rise from your own. He took a grievous embarrassment and moved his lesson to the plane of prophecy. Talk about hope; talk about audacity. Tears came to my eyes. I don’t think I’m especially hard-hearted, but I cannot think of another time when the speech of a presidential candidate watered me up. It is amazing to see to what extent people are willing to go to eulogize another human being. It is this excess that constitutes the cult of personality. The difference between admiration and cult of personality is in the degree of adulation. Is it not fair to say that Obama has the same effect on his fans that Hitler, Khomeini or other famous demagogues such as Joseph Stalin or Mao Ze Dong had? I am not equating Obama to those mass murderers. Obama has not killed anyone (at least not yet). I am only comparing their effects on their audience, particularly prior to their rise to power. Obama’s speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in American history. Never a politician in this land had such a quasi “religious” impact on so many people. The fact that Obama is a total incognito with zero accomplishment, makes this inexplicable infatuation alarming. Obama’s speeches are grandiose. They are other worldly. He may talk about the war in Iraq, taxes or social security. It does not matter how mundane is the subject, he makes them sound transcendental and his audience is moved to tears. His worshippers do not go to listen to his plans. He has yet to offer any that is workable and different. They go to bask in his glory, to get high. Obama presents himself as someone with a unique vision and grasp of the entire problems affecting, not just the nation but the world, a pretense that is incomensurate with his track record. When in a meeting with House Democrats waxing lyrical about his trip to Europe, he concluded, “this is the moment, as Nancy [Pelosi] noted, that the world is waiting for.” The world is waiting for Obama, according to Obama. In one of his rallies he reiterated this delusion of grandiosity and said, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” This sentence is logically absurd. What actually Obama wanted to say, which he masked with fake modesty is “I am the one the world has been waiting for.” When you fall for someone to the extent that Obama’s followers have fallen for him, you surrender your reason and individuality to him willingly. When millions of people surrender their hearts and their minds to one person the result can be catastrophic. This is what happened in Germany with Hitler, in China with Mao, in the Soviet Union with Stalin, in Cuba with Castro, in Iran with Khomeini, and so on and so forth. Today, we think these men were monsters, but that was not what millions of their worshipers thought. Those people loved them. Dictators can’t dictate, unless peole are willing to be dictated. Here is what Wikipedia says about Cult of Personality: “A cult of personality or personality cult arises when a country’s leader uses mass media to create a heroic public image through unquestioning flattery and praise. Cults of personality are often found in dictatorships but can be found in some democracies. “A cult of personality is similar to general hero worship except that it is created specifically for political leaders. However, the term may be applied by analogy to refer to adulation of non-political leaders.”
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Prisma Sunday, 13 April 2014 07:29 My dad the King of Bling and the rage of his JEALOUS lover Everything in Andy Bush’s life was designed to impress: a stable of expensive cars, a string of trophy girlfriends half his age, and a luxury villa on the Costa Read more ... Del Sol. No wonder the 48-year-old British gold dealer and pawnbroker was known to his envious customers as the ‘King of Bling’. Last week’s brutal murder of this modern-day Midas and the arrest of his ex-girlfriend 2,000 miles from the crime scene has sent shockwaves through the Spanish tourist hotspot – with many details regarding the circumstances of the killing still a mystery. Today, speaking for the first time, Mr Bush’s 19-year-old daughter Ellie and his sister Rachel, 42, reveal to The Mail on Sunday the inside story of the millionaire’s turbulent relationship with Slovakian Mayka Kukucova. The stunning 24-year-old reportedly admits shooting him in the head soon after he arrived at his £1.5million property in Estepona, Spain, with his new Russian girlfriend Maria Korotaeva, who turns 21 today. Mr Bush’s family paint a disturbing picture of Ms Kukucova as an irrational woman whose jealous rages destroyed her relationship with Mr Bush. Ellie, who worked for her father in his small empire of shops around Bristol, said Ms Kukucova was ‘extremely insecure’ and ‘could not control her anger’. She claimed Ms Kukucova was obsessed with her father and would follow him to make sure he was not cheating on her. The jealousy and paranoia became so pervasive, the swimwear model even began to feel threatened by Mr Bush’s relationship with Ellie. Mr Bush began dating Ms Kukucova in 2012 when she got a job as an assistant in one of his Gold Trader shops in Bristol. Ellie said: ‘She was always worried about him being with other women.’ She added that Ms Kukucova would throw tantrums on the shopfloor, check computers Mr Bush had used, and go through his phone. As police quiz model Mayka Kukucova over the death of British millionaire jeweller Andy Bush in Spain last week, his daughter Ellie Bush gives a chilling glimpse of how far her father's ex was prepared to go to keep her man Ms Kukucova (pictured) reportedly admits shooting Mr Bush in the head soon after he arrived back at his £1.5million villa in Estepona, Spain with his new Russian girlfriend Maria Korotaeva, who turns 21 today Mr Bush’s sister, Rachel, who also worked in his shops, said: ‘It got to the stage where Andy had to ask Mayka to find a new job because her anger became uncontrollable. She would come in the shop and create big scenes, shouting in front of the staff.’ Mr Bush's family paint a picture of Ms Kukucova as an irrational woman whose jealous rages destroyed her relationship with Mr Bush But Ellie said Mr Bush saw the model ‘as a project – and was determined to bring out the best in her’. Ms Kukucova’s erratic behaviour began to seriously trouble Ellie when they visited Dubai in September 2012 to celebrate Ellie’s 18th birthday. ‘She was really distant and Rachel and I both felt it was because it wasn’t about her,’ she said. Ellie, whose mother, radio presenter Samantha Mason, split from Mr Bush six years ago, recalled: ‘My dad and I bought matching trainers and Mayka hated it. She wanted to be back in the limelight.’ Rachel also revealed that during the Dubai trip, Ms Kukucova admitted to her that she felt threatened by Ellie’s strong bond with her father. She said: ‘Mayka told me, “I am jealous that Andy has got a daughter.” She walked off in the middle of the night for about five hours and when she got back she told me someone had tried to kidnap her but this was obviously a lie. It was pathetic.’ In a striking illustration of Ms Kukucova’s violent temper, she became abusive to Mr Bush when he refused to buy items in a Dubai shopping mall. His daughter said: ‘She went into a blind rage, screaming, and threw a handbag at him. She did it purposely to hurt him and then stormed off. We didn’t see her for a few hours.’ Towards the end of the holiday, Ms Kukucova also destroyed her boyfriend’s laptop in a temper. Rachel said: ‘She stamped all over it. Then she put it underneath a tap and put it back in the case. ‘When we got back to England, Andy realised but he tried to ignore it. He thought he could change her. 'Mayka cannot control her anger. She was like a child' - Rachel Bush, Andy's sister And these were no isolated examples of Ms Kukucova’s insatiable demand for attention, according to Rachel. ‘It was regular behaviour every time we were together. ‘I was in hospital once and she pretended that the taxi crashed on the way so that everyone was asking if she was OK when she got there. But there was no taxi crash. She has to be the main attraction.’ Mr Bush’s sister revealed Ms Kukucova’s jealousy of his relationship with his family even led her to remove photographs of them from his house. She recalled: ‘I said to Andy, “Where have the pictures gone?” She had taken them. She’s not stable.’ Mr Bush had lived with his daughter and Ms Kukucova for ‘a short time’ but his girlfriend ‘pushed them apart’ and Ellie moved out. In September 2013, Mr Bush’s family were given a chilling glimpse into just how far Ms Kukucova was prepared to go to keep her man. Mr Bush arrived at his large farmhouse in Chepstow, Gwent, to find his girlfriend handcuffed, with a pillow over her head. She told him three or four armed men had overpowered her and robbed the house. Police were called, yet there was no appeal for witnesses, no description of the gang, and no Crimewatch reconstruction. 'Mayka definitely wasn't normal. How would you know someone was capable of something like this? It still doesn't feel real' - Ellie Bush A family friend recalled: ‘She said she had been tied up by armed robbers. The family suspected her from the outset because it happened shortly after the pair had rowed when she hid Andy’s passport to try to stop him going on a business trip to the Middle East.’ Ellie added: ‘The robbery came at a time when their relationship was basically over. She was psychotic. I said to her, “You’re mental, you need to be locked up.” ‘She suddenly became very clingy and would say, “Oh, Andy, I can’t sleep at night, I’m so scared.” It was all very strange. She was the only person in the house when it happened. It’s an ongoing investigation and we’re hoping to get some answers.’ The following month, Mr Bush broke up with Ms Kukucova. Desperate for them to get back together, she posted a series of bizarre YouTube videos featuring screen-grabs of loving text messages they had exchanged set to a soundtrack of music by Celine Dion. But soon Ms Kukucova had been replaced in Mr Bush’s affections by an even younger model. Maria Korotaeva, a student he met at a branch of Costa Coffee in Bristol, is only a year older than Ellie herself. Whatever misgivings Maria might have had about dating a man who is ten years older than her own mother were soon swept away by a surprise Valentine’s Day trip to Paris, as well as other foreign jaunts. Maria’s mother Elena Dmitrieva, 38, who lives in Tenerife, said she was very happy with her daughter’s new suitor, who she described as ‘a very nice and brilliant man’. He had even discussed marriage with Maria and bought a diamond engagement ring, claimed Mrs Dmitrieva. Within a short time, Maria too had taken to the internet to boast of her devotion to Mr Bush on the social networking sites Instagram and Facebook. Ellie believes it was these messages that pushed Ms Kukucova over the edge and led her to hatch her plan to confront Mr Bush with his new girlfriend when the couple arrived at his villa for a break. According to Maria, Mr Bush found Ms Kukucova lying in wait and she shot him twice before fleeing in his £60,000 Hummer. Ms Kukucova handed herself in at a Slovakian police station three days later. But did she act alone? Apparently police have ruled out any involvement by Ms Kukucova’s new boyfriend, Peter Kucharik, a muscle-bound security guard who reportedly took sudden leave from his job in Slovakia last week. So how was Ms Kukucova able to get herself more than 2,000 miles across Europe alone following the killing when she had left her passport, cash and credit cards at Mr Bush’s villa? Rachel said: ‘We were shocked when we heard how far she got. We’re not sure how she did that on her own.’ Ms Kukucova claims she shot Mr Bush in self-defence. According to some reports, she told police that she was pregnant with Mr Bush’s child – a claim that his family vehemently deny. In a blind panic following Ms Kukucova’s escape, Maria called Mr Bush’s sister. Rachel said: ‘I was surprised at how late she was calling me and she was very distraught, saying they had turned up at the villa, walked in and Kukucova was there. Andy was obviously shocked and he told Maria to go and wait in the car. ‘She said there was lots of banging and arguing but she hadn’t heard Andy’s voice. ‘Then she said Kukucova ran out and told her, in a few choice words, to get out of the car. She was on the phone saying to me, “I can’t get in the house”, so I told her to smash one of the windows. ‘Maria had called the police and said she had to go because she was talking to them. She didn’t know the address because she had only been there once before. This was going on for so long, about two hours. ‘She then told me that Andy had been shot dead.’ Ironically, police and paramedics were hampered as they fought to get past the high-tech security system Mr Bush had installed to protect himself. Ms Kukucova’s extradition from Slovakia to Spain is expected soon, and only then might the full truth of Mr Bush’s life and death be revealed. Rachel and Ellie dismiss claims by Ms Kukucova that she is pregnant and had come to the villa to confront Mr Bush about child-support arrangements. Ellie added: ‘Mayka definitely wasn’t normal. How would you know someone was capable of something like this? It still doesn’t feel real.’ Mr Bush’s family are now planning to fly his body home for a funeral. Rachel said: ‘Andy’s saying was “I told you I was unbelievable” – he lived up to that every single minute of every single day. ‘His funeral is going to be an elaborate party. It’s going to be exactly what Andy would want.’ -Dailymail Full article: http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=261882:my-dad-the-king-of-bling-and-the-rage-of-his-jealous-lover&Itemid=4#ixzz2yl4zp35s Follow us: @MsiaChronicle on Twitter
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Holy Unfortunately due to unforseen circumstances we will be unable to play tonight. Zero craic. However, don't let that stop you heading in as there are great bands playing! Sorry to anyone that was coming to see us play. Eoghan & Matt
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William “What Is The Spirit of God Really Saying?” Do you have ears to hear? There are a lot of voices out there saying all kinds of things today. There’s a lot of vocal hype, spiritual bombast and super-spiritual pontificating but most of it is eit Read more ... her biblically wrong, utter nonsense or both. We’re hearing from pseudo prophets, mega church gurus and leaders of “signs & wonders” fads telling us what God is saying but are they truly speaking as “the oracles of God’ or just beating their lips? Many are making a lot of noise, tickling ears and even pointing the naive and gullible in the wrong direction but in the midst of all this chaos and confusion is the “still small voice” of God speaking clearly to those who have an ear to hear. Generally, the voices we’ve heard the loudest in the church today are the mass appeal variety which have been urging the multitudes to “COME"- come to our church, embrace our experience, join our spiritual movement, get involved with our program, be a part of our fellowship and celebrate our gathering together. However, what I have been hearing is another voice altogether. It is a the still, small voice of God that can be heard if we have ears to hear. It is not calling us to “come in” but to “come out”. His voice is saying just the opposite of all the other voices competing to be heard. At first this voice was almost imperceptible. It was hard to hear apart from all the clamor and confusion. But His voice is steady and clear if you listen carefully - even against the distracting background noise of YouTube prophets, mega church gurus, the latest “happening”, the must have program or the latest church fad which have all been shouting for our attention. The voice I hear is growing clearer. It is calling His people to separate themselves from all the nonsense and man-made confusion we have bought into for so long. It is wooing us to distance ourselves from much of what we have made the church into and return to Him and the simplicity of the gospel. It is calling us to decision time. It is His voice that I have been hearing. For a season I thought I was the only one hearing it and I entertained doubts about what I was hearing but I have come to learn that more and more of His people have been hearing the same voice in many different countries. It is the voice of the Spirit we are hearing and He is speaking to you too. God is visiting His people and He is calling them out of all the manmade garbage we have turned Christianity into. He is calling us out of the fad driven, hype driven, program driven, celebrity guru driven, performance driven, prosperity driven, “event” driven, ego driven, entertainment driven and gimmick driven church. He’s calling His people out of the mind set of “churchanity”. He is calling His people out. He’s calling us back to Him and to our first love. He is saying, “come out from among her my people” and “come unto me.” This is the challenge that is going forth for all who have an ear to hear. This is the voice of God that you may be hearing. This is the quiet move of God that is taking place beneath the surface. Can you hear it? He’s calling His remnant of good and faithful servants.
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[INTERVIEW] February 2014: Teen Top Fly High! Arena Tour 2014 Decided!
Eng trans: @oursupaluv Source: F to F magazine (Japan) February 2014 vol. 13 Please do not take out without permission.   Teen Top Fly High! Arena Tour 2014 Decided!   Taking a number 1 on Korean music programs and carrying off their Read more ... first solo concert successfully as well, Teen Top showed their true power in 2013.  Holding their Asia Tour in May and a summer concert in Japan in July, the six naughty kids who are so lively on the stages of Asia will hold an arena tour in February of 2014. Having come to their third year since debut, they are preparing now to stand on a grand stage.  What kind of stage is it that they are dreaming of?  We talked to a Teen Top who are ready to go running into 2014.   L.JOE Born November 23rd, 1993 171 cm, 50 kg Interested in: Acting Skills: Piano, composing, English   CHANGJO Born November 16th, 1995 179 cm, 58 kg Interested in: Creating choreography, listening to music Skills: Self-defense (martial arts)   CHUNJI Born October 5th, 1993 173 cm, 53 kg Interested in: Puzzles, reading Skills: Imitations   C.A.P Born November 4th, 1992 178 cm, 61 kg Interested in: Design, drawing pictures, working out Skills: Writing lyrics, rap-making   NIEL Born August 16th, 1994 178 cm, 54 kg Interested in: Listening to music Skills: Soccer   RICKY Born February 27th, 1995 172 cm, 55 kg Interested in: Watching movies, piano Skills: Acting     TEEN TOP’S MUSIC & LIVE   » This year, you had great success with the Asia Tour in May and also the July summer concert, and now the Zepp Tour in December.  On top of this, you will hold an arena tour in February of the coming year.  Why is it that you think so many people are coming to see Teen Top’s performances?   C.A.P: We’ve worked hard so that we always show a new side to ourselves. Depending on the music, our concept will be different so you can see many different styles within one concert, and so I think being able to enjoy the show all the way to the end without getting bored is our concerts’ trademark. Also, it seems like a lot of people really like the atmosphere created by singing and dancing along together with us.  For the December Zepp tour we also thought of something fun, having a different member take on the emcee duty for each show. That member who’s hosting the show will also be doing a special stage performance.     » You had high-powered concert promotions in Japan this year, but is there any particular place in Japan that you remember?   Niel: Sapporo!  Not this year, but when we visited in the winter of the first year after our debut to do promotion and film the “Angel” music video. It was the first time in my life that I’d seen that much accumulated snowfall. I remember that time even when I watch the video now.     » We’ve heard that the concert you recently held in Taiwan was also a smash success.  Could you tell us your thoughts?   Changjo: I was surprised that the people in Taiwan knew our songs so well. They weren’t only singing our songs along with us, they were also shouting out the Teen Top fan chants with perfect timing, which really surprised me.  It was really fun. I want to go back to Taiwan again!     » Is there any different between Korean fans, Japanese fans and Taiwanese fans?   L.Joe: In terms of the way they enjoy our performances, all of them, Korean, Japanese or Taiwanese, are the same. As for what is different, I could say they have a special point, the most special point about them being that they are our fans! (laughs)     » Teen Top have released many hit songs, but could you tell us which one is your particular favourite among them?   Chunji: I like “To You” the best.  The performance is really cool and I really like the melody, too.   C.A.P: I like “Missing You.”  I like its wistful melody.   Niel: I love “So Sweet” because it’s fun and funky. It’s a song we really go crazy with in concert, too!   Changjo: I also, like Chunji, like the performance and melody that “To You” has.   L.Joe: Definitely “Miss Right.”  Whenever I listen to it, I start feeling like I’m having fun.   Ricky: I love the fun stage performances of our fourth (mini)-album’s title song, “Rocking”!     » The “self” music video for your most recent song “Lovefool” was really enjoyable. How did you film the video?   Changjo: Thinking it might make our fans feel closer with us, the members and staff had a meeting about it first and then filmed it.  It was really fun for us to film it, too. Maybe we should do another one like that again. (laughs)     » Like the name of your song “Lovefool,” when is it that you have felt “oh, I’m a fool..”?   C.A.P: When I’m playing games at home.   Other members: You really think that? It’s good if you’re aware of it~ You play games too much! (laughs)   Niel: When I’m playing games with C.A.P and I notice that so much time has passed. (laughs)   Changjo: When I look at the mirror right after I get up.   Ricky: Me too, when I look at my face after I wake up.   L.Joe: I guess when I’m bare-faced. (laughs)   Chunji: (with a serious face) I have never once thought that I’m a fool.     » It’s the third year since Teen Top’s debut! In comparison to when you debuted, where do you think you have evolved the most?   L.Joe: I think our performances have evolved tremendously.   Changjo: Our skills have as well, but I think our looks have improved rapidly.     » As for the members, who among you has changed the most?   Ricky: At first, L.Joe was a majorly nervous type, but now he can have enjoy himself freely on stage and has a sense of breathing room.   C.A.P: In terms of his outward appearance, Changjo has evolved the most. He’s gotten really good-looking, hasn’t he?     » We often see people doing cosplay of Teen Top’s outfits to their concerts in Japan. Please tell us if there is one fan whose cosplay you remember best.   Changjo: It’s really fun for us when we see fans doing cosplay and I think wow, they’re really skillful.   Ricky: Everyone, when we see how you totally become us and totally have fun at the show, our excitement level also goes up!   L.Joe: We dyed our hair really loud colours when we were doing promotions for “Supa Luv” and when we saw a fan who even went as far as dyeing their hair the same way, it left a huge impression on me. Is your hair okay? (laughs)     SIX PEOPLE, SIX COLOURS OF CHARM   » In November, C.A.P, L.Joe and Changjo all had birthdays, didn’t you! Specifically, today is L.Joe’s birthday. Happy birthday!   L.Joe: Only Changjo sent me a message on my mobile phone. I came here after having seaweed soup at home!   Other members: Didn’t we send you messages yesterday?!   Niel: We planned to do a surprise party, but L.Joe went back to his family’s house so we couldn’t do it.     » Then how about this evening?   Members: We have work tonight, so maybe we won’t be able to have a party.  Sorry, L.Joe~     » How do you spend the day when it’s your birthdays?  Do the members exchange gifts or do surprise events?   Changjo: We send messages among us on our phones. The members held a party for me on my birthday!   Niel: It seems like there’s usually work on my birthday… Don’t give us any work on my next birthday, please! (laughs)   C.A.P: I spend my birthday playing games, too. Because it’s my birthday, I charge up my game cash really extravagantly (laughs)   Ricky: I usually spend it with the other members. But as time goes by the congratulatory messages get shorter.  In the past the messages I got were really touching, but now it’s just “happy birthday!” (laughs) Even if they don’t say it, I know how they feel.     » What’s your most memorable birthday to date?   Ricky: One time when I was little, I had a birthday party at a hamburger shop with friends from my class.  I remember it really well.   Chunji: For me it’s my birthday from this year!  I spent it really enjoyably with the other members.  The dorm was full of floating balloons and we had a lot of noisy fun.     » We’re going to ask about everybody’s personalities now. When you look at him, what is it about C.A.P that makes you think, “that’s our leader!”?   Niel: Recently, C.A.P is learning piano and studying composition.  I feel like he’s our leader when he’s studying instead of sleeping.   L.Joe: Not only that, when I see how many points he gets in his games, I think “that’s right!” Because he always has the high score. (laughs)     » When you think of Niel, you think of his charming singing voice, don’t you.  What kind of vocalist do you want to become?   Niel: Not constrained to only one genre, I want to be able to sing various genres well and become a singer like Michael Jackson.     » Chunji, in charge of Teen Top’s visuals. At what moment do you think you’re the most charming?   Chunji: (again with a serious face) I’m always charming. My being itself is a lump of charm…   Other Members: (burst out laughing)     » Changjo, you’ve recently become talked about for the videos you’re producing, but were you always interested in making videos?   Changjo: I often watch foreign videos on YouTube and such, but when I’ve watched cool videos I thought I wanted to try making one.  Last time, I happened to have some free time so I tried to make one, but partway through the camera battery died… (sweatdrop)  I covered it up with the editing.  The reaction was better than I expected, so I was happy!     » L.Joe is known for playing the part of the character who gets bullied, but since when did that role become affixed to you?  Was there some reason for it?   L.Joe: It’s not that there was some special reason behind it, but when I noticed, I was being bullied…   Ricky: Even though he’s a hyung to me, he’s cute, isn’t he?  So I want to play tricks on him. (laughs)   L.Joe: Since everybody seems to enjoy teasing me… (laughs)     » We heard that you, L.Joe, are also interested in composition, so what kind of songs do you want to write?   L.Joe: I want to write songs so romantic that girls who listen to them will fall over. I want to write moving love songs.     » Ricky, you did child acting and we’ve heard that you’re still very interested in acting, so if you were to make a serious debut as an actor, what kind of role would you like to play?   Ricky: Recently I saw the movie “Hwai: The Boy Who Swallows a Monster ( 화이: 괴물을 삼킨 아이 )” and the story was really touching and I felt deeply impressed. The content was also very memorable.  If I had the opportunity, I would want to play a role like Hwai.         » The members chose Niel as the one who p lays the worst pranks in their self-decided ranking-king order, so what kind of pranks do you usually play?   Niel: It’s usually stupid stuff like bashing into their bodies or hitting them lightly (laughs)   Changjo: He’s always prodding and hitting and punching and getting punched. (laughs)  But he only does light pranks.   Ricky: Earlier, I was walking together with Niel when a tall guy came running up from behind us.  We thought it was Changjo and we screamed at him in a loud voice, but it was a different person! (laughs)  We screamed loudly at some guy we don’t know… But the situation was so funny that we laughed a lot.     » Have any of you actually gotten angry at Niel for his pranks?   Niel: L.Joe used to get pretty mad, but now they’re used to it so nobody gets angry at me. (laughs)  We all have fun pranking each other.     » What is the happiest thing for you since becoming a member?  And was there a time that you felt it was difficult with so many members?   Niel: For me, just being together with the members is happiness. Of course there are times when we disagree when we’re choosing songs or putting together a performance and that’s hard, but our goal is the same, so we have a meeting and come to an agreement.   C.A.P: I’m happiest when they give me game cash. But when we join together as a team to play games and somebody messes up, I do get a bit irritated.   Other members: You’re talking about games again?! Can you answer a little more seriously, please?     » Do you have something you’re proud of and think: “When it comes to this, I won’t lose to the other members!”?   Chunji: Doing high notes!   C.A.P: My focus for games. And as a result, my top score.   Niel: My never-give-up attitude.   Changjo: I won’t lose when it comes to physical strength!   L.Joe: My own particular charm.   Ricky: My upbeat personality.     » By contrast, is there something about one of the other members that you’re envious of?   Chunji: Changjo’s height.   C.A.P: L.Joe’s charm.   Niel: I’m also envious of L.Joe’s charm.   Changjo: I’m jealous of how small Chunji’s face is.   Ricky: Niel’s height.   L.Joe: There’s nothing I’m envious of.  Not only when it comes to Teen Top, I’m not envious of any other people, either.     » Beginning with the 93-Line (Chunji and L.Joe), “couples” are very popular.  If you were to choose the strongest couple with one other member, who would it be?   Niel: Personally, I think L.Joe and C.A.P would really suit each other well as a couple. Both of them are really charming!     TEEN TOP’S 2014   » What kind of year was 2013 for all of you in Teen Top?  What is the most memorable thing for you?   Changjo: “Rocking” getting number 1 and holding our first solo concert in Korea. It was a really meaningful achievement for us!     » Is there something you definitely want to take a shot at next year?   Ricky: I want to show many sides of myself in various fields!  It’s not decided yet, but one of our members in charge of vocals might appear in a musical? Please look forward to it!     » In February, 2014, you will hold an arena tour! How did you feel when it was decided that you would hold your first arena tour?  Also, please tell us what you’re enthusiastic about.   C.A.P: I was surprised and thought, is it really okay for us to stand on a stage that big? but I was really happy.  We have to give it our all!   Niel: The fact that we’re going to hold an arena tour, even though we haven’t officially debuted in Japan yet, was really unbelievable to me. I’m looking forward even now to being able to play and have fun with many fans on a large stage. The process of preparations is also joyful for me. We want to perform new songs for the arena tour too, so everybody, please look forward to it!   Changjo: We’re preparing a concert that’s more impressive and suited for a larger stage.  We ourselves are anticipating it greatly too. I want to make our arena tour a success and then set our targets on an even larger stage!   L.Joe: As a singer, you definitely want to stand on an arena stage at some point.  I’m really excited.   Chunji: When I think about that day coming, I feel really good. Everybody, many of you please come to have fun with us!     » What is your goal that you want to accomplish in 2014?   Changjo: First of all, I want our arena tour to be successful.   L.Joe: Make our arena tour a success, and then GO to a bigger stage!   Niel: We’re also planning a comeback, so I want to show an even cooler performance for our new song.     » Finally, a message to your Japanese fans, please.   L.Joe: Thank you for always giving us so much support!  Please definitely come to see us at the arena tour!   Ricky: It’s been since the July summer concert, hasn’t it. I’ve really missed the Japanese Angels!  We’re preparing everything so you guys can have a great time!  Look forward to it!   Chunji: I think Teen Top’s promotions in Japan will increase steadily from here on, so I’ll work hard to study Japanese.  I want to be able to communicate a lot with everyone!  Please teach me lots of interesting Japanese! (laughs)   C.A.P: I’m really thankful for how you always show interest in us. I think we still have places we haven’t gotten to, but please support us.   Changjo: I’m really going to do my utmost to prepare for the arena tour. We’re coming up with various ways to do cool stage performances, so please look forward to it!   Niel: Our ability to stand on an arena stage is thanks to nothing else but all of you!  Thank you so much.  Please be sure to come see our concert which we’re working our hardest to prepare.  So shall we have fun together?  Saranghaeyo!
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