The fanatical religiosity with which Obama’s followers are swept up would certainly seem to point to their acceptance of Obama as “The Messiah”. Those of us who have our feet planted on solid ground and know “in whom we believe” know it is bunk, but for those of the liberal persuasion, who do not have their lives grounded, Obama is something for them to grasp onto, and cling to, as a Savior. And they are doing it. No matter they are making perfect fools of themselves in the effort, but… you see… that is what happens to religious fanatics.
And religious fanatics are dangerous. Example: Islamofacists!
There is an article, by Jerome R. Corsi, over at World Net Daily, you should read. It is entitled: “Is Obama the Messiah”? You’ll find it at:
For those of you who know little about oratory, allow me to share a little of my experience from my 50 plus years of public speaking:
There is a rare power in the spoken word. It makes no difference the language. If the words are strung together and presented by the orator with passion and sincerity, and “something more”, those words a can be moving and titillating and motivating… and a force for good, or a force for evil.
Now… about that “something more”… I think it is charisma. I say: “I think” because truly… I don’t know.
The definition of Charisma is: “divine favor”. Sometimes it is also defined as “gift”. Nobody knows “exactly” what charisma is. But whatever it is… it is powerful. When charisma is combined with the art of oratory… the oratory is elevated to realms of godly uttering. (Sorry to say… yours truly is not burdened with charisma… thank God!)
Now. Here is where it gets dangerous. If an individual is given the gift of the ability to orate… and the second gift, charisma, and that individual is inclined toward mischief, he can use those two gifts to get anything he wants, or go anywhere he wants, on this planet. He can mold and fashion a crowd of listeners into weeping lambs or raging wolves with an appetite to devour the world (as did Hitler).
I learned, while still in High School, how to work a crowd with the spoken word. I can remember feeling a power I rarely felt as a boy, when I was before a crowd of people speaking and holding their attention and taking them to emotional highs and lows and watching their eyes follow every gesture every body movement I made. I quickly learned that making every person in the audience feel that I was speaking directly to them, and ignoring everyone else in the auditorium, was the way to work a crowd. As I said, it is a rare feeling of power. To this day, I am more at ease standing before a crowd speaking, than I am in the crowd listening!
Where am I going with all this wandering?
I am attempting to shed some light on the reason the crowds flocking to hear Obama seem so attracted to him and seem so worshipful in lavishing their attention and praises on him. They can’t help themselves. It is truly a form of mass hypnosis. He has the rare ability to mesmerize an audience with his oratory and his charisma. So, to sum up, what you are seeing is, indeed, a form of worship.
So… is Obama the Messiah? Of course not! (Some may think he is A messiah!) What he IS… is a guy who has learned how to get what he wants using his gift of oratory and his charisma. That’s all. The problem is, those two gifts tell us absolutely nothing about the kind of man he is. Nothing! What we do know, from history, is that quite often many great orators have led their followers into destruction.
There is one thing I failed to include in the above passages. The really great orator, one with charisma, also carries a great responsibility… the responsibility to use his gifts in a responsible manner, never taking advantage of his audience. That is disrespectful. Don’t coerce them; don’t use them as a tool or a weapon. Too many times, down through history, it has been done and great calamities have ensued.
Obama is good. Often he is better than good. He is NOT great. Compared to the great orators of history he is a dud. But… here in America, where we have lost the ability to communicate to audiences, when a person comes along who retains that ability, he, or she, is immediately elevated to a position of prominence. It is a dangerous practice and one that can quickly lead to all sorts of mischief, for nowhere is it written that the great orator must be a person of great principle, or of great character.
How, then, do you know? How can you tell the difference? Listen to the words he speaks. Take no notice of the WAY he speaks. When his words hold no substance, save for the ability to inspire good feelings, then beware! You may, indeed, be listening to a huckster.