After President Obama’s comments during an interview with an NBC reporter in which he stated he ‘regretted the optics’ of racing out for a round, or two, of Golf after addressing the Nation regarding a Video of an ISIS Terrorist Hacking the Head off of an American Journalist with a Knife, I must restate an observation.
Liberalism, Progressivism, Socialism, Leftism… whatever you want to call it… is about Symbolism not Substance.
President Obama made it very clear he regretted the way his Golf Game was viewed… however, not the FACT he went out to play a game after the country was presented with such a horrific act. Let me clarify, not just the Country but the entire World was presented with this atrocity and our President went out and played Golf.
The President is a genuine Democratic Socialist. He’s the Real Deal. The primary concern is how you see him… not what he does.
The Left can never have it any other way.
The reason for this is that you would NEVER like the substance if it were presented to you in an easy to understand, straight forward way. Never.
All that remains is Symbolism.
Democratic Socialists cannot allow themselves to be judged by what they are doing. They must control the exposure the receive to insure You make all of your judgments of them based on Feelings… never Actions and Facts.
When Democrats Say they care about you and not just your vote… when Liberals claim to seek Equality… when both Democrats and Republicans pretend to champion Freedom and Liberty of the Individual, as our founders intended, they are employing Symbols. They have No Intention of following through with any of those things. ‘It’s just the flowery rhetoric used to influence the Masses and get elected.’ – Every Liberal Republican and Democrat
Over 100-years ago Alcohol was removed as a viable way to but votes. Now all they have left is to Lie to you, in any and every fashion you will accept.
And Lie they Do…
You’ll notice when the Masses push back, as in the case of the above Golf Game, Leftists will lament the way ‘it looked’ and not the act itself. Then they will change the Lie, distract you with something else, or more often than not blame You for seeing it that way.
Why? Because they know it works.
If they can ply you with imagery, powerful words and appealing promises, you have demonstrated, over and over, you will happily keep them in power.
In the End, that’s all that matters… To them.
And it is Your Fault.
Once you begin to watch what they DO in comparison to what they SAY it is a life-changing moment. You will question all you think you know and believe.
But, you have to be intellectually honest enough with yourself to watch Them All… not just the ones you think… or someone else tells you to think… you disagree with.
It should make you uncomfortable… very uncomfortable.
September 8th, 2014 at 12:11 pm
Very true. Well said.
September 8th, 2014 at 12:14 pm
I saw you made this point on X’s blog and figured I had to get this out of my draft file. As always IB, you’re a motivator. Cheers.