Well, those of you who know me well know that I constantly say that I am "bi-partisan," meaning by that oft-overused phrase within American politics, that I loathe both the Dummycrooks and the Republithugs equally. Those of you who know my deep cynicism about the state of American politics and "culture" in general also know that I am loathe to comment much about it. I do not consider myself politically informed, much less in a position to comment about it.
But with the recent circus - one I believe to be wholly contrived incidentally - over raising the debt ceiling of American sovereign debt, and now with even the political left casting glances askance at our do-nothing President who has saddled us with a health-care monster in the middle of the night in closed session, I feel impelled to set the record straight on something.
There is a school of thought out there on the internet and in certain quarters, that viewed the election of Barack Obama in almost messianic tones, and that has parsed his actions according to a model that views him as part of some hidden "good elite," and that we'll see his true colors shortly, that he really is on our side, that he really does know what to do, and is sending clear signals to the corrupt bankers. There is a school of thought that viewed his election as a manifestation of a hyperdimensional physics and that a transformation of consciousness was soon to dawn in golden glory over a beleagured humanity, all heralded by B. O. and the stunning symbolism of his presidential campaign symbolism, including the Eye of Horus.
I have not, have never, and will never, subscribe to the view that any political figure is deserving of such messianic characteristics and adulation. This man has no plan, other than to go on vacations and bus tours while the country's economy melts down, while "Obamacare" looms over us all. If there is anything hyper-dimensional about B.O., it is that he has been a hyper-dimensional failure. I am willing to remain open that perhaps some "miracle" will occur and that he will wake up, see the error of some of his policies, and reverse course. If he does, it will not be because he is some messiah, but human, and humans change their minds. But that does not make him a messiah, a manifestation of the physics of the universe, nor does it make him a consciousness changing event.
But let me be clear, once again, in case you missed it: I have not, do not, and will never, ascribe to this man and his presidency any views even approaching a coronation of him as some sort of messiah. That he is not, has never been, and will never be.