Obama le Roi-Soleil
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
The record of the legacy of America's own Sun King is being written today by those of the left who feel compelled to maintain the "official" record of the United States' history.
With apologies to the people of France, we have chosen to describe our President Obama as their Louis the XIV. At least the official description of him in history books of tomorrow will glow with our Obama's radiance.
See, it makes no difference if the Obama Administration is an abject failure, the history books will present him in much the same way as the Cult of Lincoln does the American tyrant -- Abraham Lincoln.
Look. I'm a southerner, and a student of history ... not an expert on history, not a history "scholar," just a student of history. As such, I have actually been exposed to the painful truth of our history on many occasions -- and it ain't pretty.
The propagandists who write our history books are almost entirely from the leftist sector of the political spectrum. It is the leftist narrative (story line) they will protect and it is from the point of view of that narrative they will write of President Obama for future students of history.
The truth be damned! The narrative is the thing!
To be sure -- Obama is THEIR Sun King.
It matters not that Obama has been one of the worst, if not THE worst President America has ever had ... period. But you will never find any hint of that, or ANY of his short comings, in future history books. Heck, it is nigh on to impossible to find any mention of Obama's less than sterling leadership abilities or his mediocre talent for governance in the leftist press, (otherwise known as the Mainstream Media) today.
One would be hard pressed to think of another president of modern times who enjoyed the life of a "jet-setter" while in office, especially when the country is in such perilous shape. The only other playboy, jet setter, president who comes to mind -- in fairly recent decades -- is JFK. But then JFK came into office riding on a cushion of money from his father's former bootlegging business. (Hey! That's not a put down. MY family had its share of bootleggers, too! Mine even made the stuff they sold! In fact, I'm sorta partial to bootleggers.)
As I said above, I am a southerner. I grew up under an imposed cloud of lies and, even to this day, we southern folk are compelled to defend our families from the stench of the lies surrounding the so-called American Civil War. The REAL history of that war and the reasons for that war bear almost no resemblance to the "official" history of the same event.
Consider this: "Much of Civil War history is untrue. The story is told that millions of southerners went to war over an issue that only affected some 6 percent of the population. Such absurdity is readily seen.
There was no shining Northern force fighting a moral battle for the sake of ending slavery. There was no oppressive southern force fighting to preserve slavery, either. After the south declared its independence, the Union ruthlessly invaded, leaving Southerners no choice but to defend themselves.
Unfortunately the south lost that struggle and has suffered for a century and a half because of it." (Taken from the book "The South Was Right" by James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy published by Pelican.)
It riles me to think, as I sometimes do, that the South contains approximately one-third of the American people. Yet the southern states, even to this day, enjoy less freedom than the remainder of the so-called "United" States. Even our elections, in a number of southern states, are governed by the US Federal Judiciary. And consider this. Only one justice on the US Supreme Court is a southerner. I take great pride in the fact that HE is a southern black man. (You may recall the terrific fight we had getting Clarence Thomas of Georgia seated on that court.)
(As of 2010, the Court has a majority from the Northeastern United States, with seven justices coming from states to the north and east of Washington, D.C.. The remaining two justices come from Georgia and California, respectively.)
The "Cult of Lincoln" has so obscured the deviousness of the man, that modern Americans will never actually know who Lincoln really was -- a lying, two-faced, back stabbing, racist, politician who's mental elevator didn't go all the way to the top. Now, however, he is celebrated as an American demi-god.
We can expect a "Cult of Obama," as well. He cannot be allowed to fail, you see, for the historical record. No matter that our history is, for the most part, revisionist history. But, then again, nearly ALL official history is "revised." Practically all real, un-revised, history (with warts, hairs and all) is deeply hidden. A student of history today MUST be an accomplished researcher.
So, the historical record of America's Sun King will be written in glowing accounts of his accomplishments with no mention of the lasting damage to the constitution and to the generations of Americans yet unborn.
© J. D. Longstreet
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