Posts Tagged ‘happiness’

Children Sing Praises To Dear Leader Obama

September 30, 2008

In North Korea, Kim Jung Il has led his nation to disaster.  Two million have starved to death during the past ten years.  Preschool children in North Korea were up to 5 inches shorter and up to 14 pounds lighter than children who were brought up in South Korea, and adults in the North are 3 inches shorter than adults in South Korea.  prisoners.  And flying over North Korea at night is like flying over a country in the Dark Ages.

There is a spirit of fear and paranoia.  There are as many as a million North Koreans are being held in gulags for political prisoners.

But none of that matters.  North Koreans still live under the yoke of propaganda devoted entirely to the personality cult of Kim Jung Il.  He is revered as “Dear Leader” among his people, who can know nothing but what they are taught to know.  A picture of Dear Leader is prominently displayed in every building and every home.  Some even worship him.

I remember when the last real famine hit North Korea.  Dianne Sawyer was able to visit this black hole of human misery.  The world – and particularly the United States – provided food aid.  But the packages of food were swiftly re-labeled, and guess who the people gratefully bowed their heads to and humbly thanked for their sustenance?

I imagine that many North Korean children sing praises to their Dear Leader.

And many children are singing the praises of our Dear Leader, as well.

“We’re gonna spread happiness! We’re gonna spread freeeeedom! Obama’s gonna change it, Obama’s gonna lead ’em…”

There are whole choirs of exploited five and six year olds singing Obama’s praises.

We used to view government as providing for the common defense, building infrastructure, and staying out of the peoples’ way as much as possible.  Not any more.  Now government’s job – as epitomized in the person of our Dear Leader Barack Obama – is to bring us happiness.

Our children used to be taught that it was the Truth – as epitomized by Jesus Christ the Son of God – that gave us freedom (John 8:31-36).  Now children sing the praises of a new and very different messiah.

Watching children sing the praises of Barack Obama just creeps me out on a viceral level.  Because I remember when I was a child.  Somehow, I was never encouraged – even once – to ever sing the praises of Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, or even the great Ronald Reagan.  Somehow that’s different now.  Something frightening has happened.

I look at this glassy-eyed little girl singing about how happiness and freedom are somehow bound up in the person of Barack Hussein Obama, and I wonder: what if he loses the election?  Is happiness and freedom dead?

May God protect us as the same sort of Stalinist media that dominates North Korea begins to dominate our culture as well, and as the same cult of personality that has taken over there begins to take over here, as well.

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Some Thoughts About Sarah Palin’s Daghter Bristol

September 3, 2008

With the left wing hit machine in full gear, Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol has become another vehicle to attack the Republican ticket.

What do we have to say about a 17-year old girl getting pregnant?

First of all, I’ll have you know that I have nothing against a 17-year old girl getting pregnant in and of itself.  To offer one classic counter-example, Mary the mother of Jesus was undoubtedly even younger.

It’s not “teenage pregnancy” that’s tragic; it’s unwed mothers getting pregnant.  Teenage unwed mothers are merely the particularly tragic case of what happens when unwed women become pregnant without a family support structure (especially a husband).  The statistics are overwhelming: marital status and single motherhood are far and away the largest factors contributing to poverty.

Bristol Palin is lucky.  First of all, she’s a member of a great family that will support and love her, and will have the resources to support her child if necessary.  A lot of girls don’t have any of those luxuries.  Second, the father of her child genuinely loves her and they have announced their plans to marry.  A lot of girls think that’s going to happen when they give up their virginity to a boy who only wants one thing.

Bristol Palin is lucky, indeed.  Something that can be disastrous for so many other girls will probably be just a premature blessing for her and her husband-to-be.

I have heard liberals throw up Bristol’s pregnancy in Sarah Palin’s face to attack her abstinence policy.  Apparently, the fact that one girl got pregnant conclusively proves that human beings are merely animals after all, and that teaching teenagers about the benefits of waiting is as pointless as trying to teach a cat to wait.

Am I opposed to birth control being taught in the schools?  No.  What I am deeply opposed to is the vitriolic opposition against even trying to teach children that abstinence is best, and that those girls (and boys) who wait for marriage will have happier, wealthier, more fulfilled lives.

Happiness IS important; and those who live by conservative values are significantly happier than those who live by liberal views.

One thing needs to be specifically mentioned: Bristol, unlike many girls in similar circumstances, had enough confidence in her parents to tell them she was pregnant.  And the Palin family, true to its values, chose life for the little baby when it would have been a lot easier to quietly “make the problem go away” by an act of abortion.

Finally, the attacks on Sarah, and the attacks on Sarah using Bristol, reveal the fundamental hypocrisy of liberals.  The same biased, liberal media that used Hillary Clinton’s gender as a weapon to undermine her (e.g. her slight tearing up after New Hampshire) are going all-out to destroy Sarah Palin using both her gender and her motherhood against her.  They are cynical liars who will say or do whatever they have to say or do to win, and their attacks are shameful.

My prayers are with Bristol and her admittedly too-young family as they start their lives together.  Fortunately, they have a great family in the Palins’ to help them along.