Anglican Samizdat

September 25, 2009

The deification of Obama

Filed under: Obama — David Jenkins @ 9:22 am

This is how it used to be:

A cult of personality arises when a country’s leader uses mass media to create an idealized and heroic public image, often through unquestioning flattery and praise. Cults of personality are often found in dictatorships and Stalinist governments.

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 religious or non-political leaders.

Now we have the Cult of Obama as  promoted in elementary school:

Song 1:
Mm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama
He said that all must lend a hand
To make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said we must be fair today
Equal work means equal pay
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that we must take a stand
To make sure everyone gets a chance
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said red, yellow, black or white
All are equal in his sight
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

Mmm, mmm, mm
Barack Hussein Obama

Song 2:

Hello, Mr. President we honor you today!
For all your great accomplishments, we all doth say “hooray!”

Hooray, Mr. President! You’re number one!
The first black American to lead this great nation!

Hooray, Mr. President we honor your great plans

To make this country’s economy number one again!
Hooray Mr. President, we’re really proud of you!

And we stand for all Americans under the great Red, White, and Blue!
So continue —- Mr. President we know you’ll do the trick

So here’s a hearty hip-hooray —-
Hip, hip hooray!

Hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip hooray!



  1. Gag. Why did they not do the same for Bush as president? This is indoctrination — scary. They seem to be taking a page from Hitler Youth, and other like mind-warping groups. And, um……exactly what are Mr. Obama’s great accomplishments that the songwriter goes on about?

    Comment by Ann — September 25, 2009 @ 11:10 pm

  2. The difference is that Stalin and Hitler encouraged, made mandatory even, such “worship”. Obama has done nothing of the kind, and has no real control over such things.

    Comment by Kate — September 26, 2009 @ 8:05 pm

  3. I don’t see that he’s stopping it, though.

    Comment by churchmouse — October 2, 2009 @ 9:59 am

  4. You have no real way of knowing that, do you?

    Comment by Kate — October 2, 2009 @ 10:22 am

  5. Do you really know he has no control over such things? Why are these videos popping up all over the nation?

    Comment by churchmouse — October 3, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

  6. How could he possible have control over it? The President of the US is powerful, but he isn’t that powerful.

    Comment by Kate — October 4, 2009 @ 5:42 pm

  7. Please — what I’m saying is he has the influence to put a stop to it.

    Comment by churchmouse — October 6, 2009 @ 6:09 pm

  8. And I am saying that I think you are wrong.

    Comment by Kate — October 6, 2009 @ 8:38 pm

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