Obama Zombies Versus Countercultural Conservatives
Not surprising, I suppose, as these young men and women have been corrupted in the indoctrination cesspools of America. Critical thinking has been replaced by reflex -- all twitches being leftist and anti-American. The prevalence of classroom bias -- not to mention the draconian infringements on campus free speech -- from the overwhelmingly leftist professors has an effect on the captive, impressionable first-time voters. When one third of faculty identifies America as the “greatest threat to global stability,” is it surprising that young voters believed Obama’s campaign mantra? With more students attending college over the years, increased exposure to college faculty and the deterioration of young minds has gone hand in hand. “The closing of the American mind” is but a quaint memory. The Era of O has Magic-Bulleted the young American mind. Just look at the reaction Obama receives from college students -- captivated would be an understatement:
At the University of Pennsylvania, students who had packed a gymnasium erupted into chants of “yes, we can” from the bleachers. Obama acolytes at Emerson College in Boston were equally apoplectic, with one female student proclaiming “Oh my God!” in the midst of covering her mouth in utter disbelief, like a prepubescent girl at a Jonas Brothers concert.
This is not a natural reaction or behavior at the sight of a mere mortal. Obama was placed on a pedestal that is reserved for no mere mortal.
Obama’s image as calm, cool, and collected among college students was perpetuated by the media and the music and movie industry heavyweights, namely MTV and “non-partisan” initiatives that clearly promoted Obama and liberalism directly on college campuses or at events populated with college students. With their help, he attracted record breaking crowds on par with music concerts with all the attendant shrieking, fainting, and groupie fantasies.
The Obama campaign was masterful in manufacturing an irrational devotion to a man who remains today an unknown quantity, even among the most zealous Zombies. Not really all that shocking in the reality show age in which the first girl kicked off the show, during her nasal-flood farewell, declares people she’s known for six minutes “amazing” and “some of my best friends” and the experience as “life-changing.” The campaign’s groundbreaking manipulation of social media faux communities (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, and text messaging), and the massive staff deployed to support the operation, fitted the emperor with the implausible wardrobe of the transformative, transcendent, inevitable, and inescapable quintessential figure of our generation. “The change we’ve been waiting for.”
Republicans were destined to lose big in 2008. But as Jason points out: while Obama had all the usual suspects in his camp -- a personality-obsessed pop culture, a complicit liberal media machine, and university indoctrinators -- 58 million people voted against Obama, and many more would have had it not been for the Republicans’ Mistake Machine, the centerpiece being the nomination of John McCain and the ensuing antiquated, ineffective, and lifeless campaign.
Despite the fact that McCain was not the “conservative” candidate, after the election, many in the media, the Democratic Party, and even some center-right pundit-elites were proclaiming the death of conservatism. They were wrong then as they are now. Conservative principles are ageless and will always be the best solutions for America as long as our country is to remain the hope of the Earth. Candidates can win on a platform based on conservative principles -- limited government, free markets, a manly approach to national security, and a non-bowing foreign policy -- if they heed the lessons and battle plan put forth in Obama Zombies.
This is not a lost generation -- mind you, it was only six years before the 2008 election that today’s youth were reportedly more conservative than their elders -- if we all make an effort to unapologetically advance conservatism -- Americanism -- and join the “countercultural conservative battle.”