In a frightening confirmation of the new president's dangerously
inflated "messianic" status, inaugural attendees yesterday
described Obama as having changed their lives, comparing him
to Biblical apostles.
Celebrities, including Jay-Z, Smokey Robinson,
Don King, Denzel Washington, and Oprah Winfrey, spoke in the
hours before the inauguration just a few feet from the rostrum
where Obama was sworn-in as the nation’s 44th president,
They spoke about how Obama had changed their lives
and which Biblical character they think he most resembles, the
“I would say that he would be Joshua going
across to the Promised Land,” Boxing promoter Don King
said. “Martin Luther King Jr. went to the mountaintop
like Moses, and he said, ‘I might not get there with you,
but I can see the Promised Land.’ But we gonna’
get to the Promised Land. So Joshua carried them across. Martin
Luther King, Jr. was prevented from going into the Promised
R&B singer Smokey Robinson described Obama
as a "world leader" and said that “There are
so many Biblical figures who had the same task,” as the
“If you are an American citizen, he has
changed all of our lives." the songwriter added, comments
that were echoed by hip hopper Jay Z who said “Obama changed
my life in the same way he has changed your life,”.
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Lennis Washington, the mother of actor Denzel Washington described
Obama as being like any of the biblical leaders. “The
apostle Paul, Moses, John the Baptist – any one of them.
Seriously, he is like one of those apostles for our day. He
came to lead us to the original design of what we are supposed
to do on this earth.” she said.
The actor himself, to his credit, refused to compare the new
president to a religious icon.
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who has previously described Obama
as having "evolved to a higher plane", admitted Obama
had changed her life and commented “He makes me want to
be a better human being.”
The fervor with which Obama is being received by portions of
the American public is reaching a frightening level. It has
come to the point where the new president is literally being
painted as the anointed savior of humanity.
The symbolism evident during yesterday's Inauguration was entirely
overwhelming, the desperate throngs of people, the tears, people
reaching out and looking to the heavens with unremitting expressions
of relief and joy.
The image of Obama as Messiah is being pushed evermore by
the corporate media. The London
Telegraph reports that a vast amount of pictures
taken over the past few days and weeks have shown the new president
wife with a light source behind him so that light
is thrown around his head like
a halo. "Obviously this plays well for the
image of Obama the messiah and it can result in some stunning
pictures." the newspaper comments.