School lesson portrays Obama as messiah

School lesson portrays Obama as messiah.

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A new lesson plan for American school students, offered on an open marketplace for educators, is reprising what some devout followers have called Barack Obama for several years already – a messiah.

Created by Sherece Bennett, it’s based on the book “Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope” by Nikki Grimes.

Kyle Olson reported the plan on his Education Action Group website, commenting that it casts Obama “in a messianic light. Literally.”

In one passage, Olson points out, a young Obama sees beggars and wonders, “Will I ever be able to help people like these?’”

“Hope hung deep inside of him,” the book says.

Olson quotes another section: “Before dawn each morning, Barry rose – his mother’s voice driving him from dream land. ‘Time for learning English grammar and the Golden Rule. Be honest, be kind, be fair,’ she taught him.”

The lesson even uses biblical references to describe Obama, explaining how he changed his name from Barry.

“One morning, he slipped on the name he’d been born with. The name of his father, Barack. For the first time in his life, he wore it proudly – like a coat of many colors.”

“Uh oh,” wrote Olson, “Another Obama-inspired biblical reference in a government school!

“But there’s no controversy here. Leftists will use God and the Bible, in instances such as these, when it appropriately fits their propaganda purposes.”

Olson described the lesson as a “mythical interpretation of Obama” and noted it calls “for students as young as third grade to read Grimes’ book and do a number of activities, including making a collage of Obama.”

“Grimes’ book and Bennett’s lesson plan are more fitting for an authoritarian regime in which children are taught to deify and praise their dear leader. One can almost envision teachers in Cuba, Venezuela and Iran using similar books and lessons,” he wrote of the materials, which he called “completely unsuitable for our classrooms.”

The lesson, which is aligned with the controversial Common Core national curriculum, includes a quiz on the material and teaches the author’s viewpoint.

Olson’s Education Action Group Foundation is a nonpartisan nonprofit that works to promote sensible education reform.

WND has reported the widespread veneration of Obama since his 2008 campaign.

Explained talk radio host Rush Limbaugh at one time: “They happen to think Obama is the end of the world, but in a great way, he’s it. There’s nothing better, Obama is the messiah. People still have that kind of affection for him.”

Earlier, in a WND column, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson wrote: “President Barack Obama is the most divisive man to ever occupy the White House – period! Yet, 95 percent of black Americans worship him as if he’s the messiah. Why?”

He noted Hollywood personality Jamie Foxx’s comment at the Soul Train Awards: “Thank God, and our lord and savior, Barack Obama!”

Jesse Lee Peterson’s book mercilessly exposes popular black “icons” – “Scam: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America”

Peterson continued: “Most black preachers and leaders secretly agree with Jamie Foxx, which is why there was no outcry from these people. Never mind that Obama stands for everything that is godless, i.e.: unfettered abortions, class warfare, amnesty for illegals, legalizing same-sex marriage, revoking DADT (weakening the U.S. Armed Forces) and lack of resolve in his support for Israel.”

WND reported when an observant reporter at a Democratic National Convention came across a shocking bit of “kitsch” for sale that seemed to suggest God so loved the world, He sent us Barack Obama.

“The Cult of Obama staggers on,” wrote David Weigel of “The streets near the convention zone are dotted with vendors selling for-us-by-us Obama merch [sic].”

Among the available merchandise, Weigel came across a photo calendar attributed to James Hickman and offered by a man who reportedly claimed to be Hickman’s nephew.

Most of the calendar’s months are filled with complimentary photos of Obama and factoids about the history of black Americans. But for the August entry — the month of Obama’s birth — the photo features the short-form birth certificate originally purported to be Obama’s and the words, “Heaven Sent: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life – John 3:16.”

The calendar page, with Obama’s purported birth certificate and a separate photo of sunlight streaming on the sitting president’s profile, seems to suggest the “heaven sent” one is not Jesus, but Obama.

And as WND has reported, the adoration of Obama has often strayed into near deification.

“Obama is, of course, greater than Jesus,” the Dutch newspaper Politiken opined in 2009.

The editorial, written on the occasion of a legislative vote in favor of Obama’s plan for a health care takeover by the government, asserted “the right of every American not to be financially shipwrecked when their health fails” as well as the “biggest ever financial support package in America’s history, a major disarmament agreement and the quickest-ever re-establishment of American reputation.”

“On the other hand, we have Jesus’ miracles that everyone still remembers, but which only benefited a few. At the same time, we have the wonderful parables about his life and deeds that we know from the New Testament, but which have been interpreted so differently over the past 2000 years that it is impossible to give an unequivocal result of his work,” the newspaper said.

Then there was British recording artist Sting’s suggestion that Obama could be the divine answer to the world’s problems.

“In many ways, he’s sent from God, because the world’s a mess,” he said in interview with the Associated Press.

Earlier, it was an associate editor at a college newspaper who wrote, “Obama is my Jesus.”

Maggie Mertens, the associate editor at the campus paper at Massachusetts’ Smith College, said: “Obama is my homeboy. And I’m not saying that because he’s black – I’m saying that in reference to those Urban Outfitters T-shirts from a couple years ago that said, ‘Jesus is my homeboy.’ Yes, I just said it. Obama is my Jesus.”

Her confession came in the Smithsophian’s commentary section under the headline: “I Will Follow Him: Obama As My Personal Jesus.”

“While you may be overtly religious and find this to be idol-worshiping, or may be overtly politically correct and just know that everything in that sentence could be found offensive, I’m afraid it’s true anyway,” she wrote.

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Also, an artist who planned to unveil a portrait of Obama in a Christ-like pose with a crown of thorns upon his brow canceled the event due to “overwhelming public outrage.”

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, meanwhile, declared when Obama talks, “the messiah is absolutely speaking.”

During Obama’s 2008 campaign, a website called “Is Barack Obama the Messiah?” captured the wave of euphoria that followed the Democratic senator’s remarkable rise.

The site featured WND’s on-site coverage of an Obama campaign rally in Seattle that captured the overwhelming adoration of his followers, who witnessed the candidate toss a bottle of water to a woman who had fainted and order the masses to part so she could receive care.

The messiah website was topped by an Obama quote strategically ripped from a Jan. 7, 2008, speech at Dartmouth College just before the New Hampshire Primary in which he told students: “A light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote” for Obama.

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University Forbids Poster That Takes A Stand Against Communism



A poster meant to illustrate the number of individuals who have been murdered by collectivist governments was deemed too harsh by officials at Duquesne University, which disallowed the image from hanging on campus.

The poster, which featured a picture of human skulls and bones, the number of people murdered by leaders of various “progressive social movements” – nearly 100 million people – and the phrase “Leftist Ideas: Progressing Toward Tyranny,” was apparently “too off-putting,” sophomore Bridget Seelinger, 20, said she was told.

On Monday, Nov. 18, she met with a campus administrator who told her the skulls poster was too upsetting to allow to hang in the school’s largest dorm, she said in an interview with The College Fix.

“I am upset about the censorship,” said Seelinger, a nursing major at the private, Catholic institution in Pittsburg. “I understand if it was racist or included death threats, but something like that is virtually harmless. I don’t understand why anyone had a problem with it, and why skulls are so scary.”poster

University officials did not respond to a request by The College Fix for comment on Wednesday.

Seelinger, president of the College Republicans at the university, said the posters were provided by Young America’s Foundation for its “Freedom Week” campaign, which aims to recognize the Nov. 9 anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, as well as Veterans Day. In addition to the posters, high school and college students across the country also undertake other projects as part of the commemoration, such as build and then tear down a mock Berlin Wall.

Patrick Coyle, vice president of Young America’s Foundation, said he found the censorship surprising for a Catholic university, “considering the role Pope John Paul II played in bringing down communism.”

The skulls poster was one of three created for the Freedom Week observance.

“The goal of the (skulls) poster is to underscore the number of individuals who have been murdered by collectivist governments,” Coyle stated in an email. “Sometimes, the truth hurts. There are professors and administrators on our campuses who still embrace collectivist ideas, and it shocks them when we point out how many have fallen victim to their ideas.”

Seelinger, in writing about her experience on Young America’s Foundation website, adds “when campus administrators use their own personal view to determine which ideas students should encounter, it does a disservice to everyone on campus.”

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Congressman Warns of Obamacare “Secret Security Force”

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During an appearance on the Janet Mefferd Show, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) warned that a provision within Obamacare could create an armed “secret security force”.

Referring to a section of the gargantuan Obamacare law which discusses “the president’s own commissioned and non-commissioned officer corps,” Gohmert drew attention to the notion that under the pretext of a “national emergency,” such individuals could be used to impose some form of medical martial law.

Under the Affordable Care Act, the Ready Reserve Corps is directed to “assist full-time Commissioned Corps personnel to meet both routine public health and emergency response missions.”

“It says it is for international health crises, but then it doesn’t include the word ‘health’ when it talks about national emergencies,” said Gohmert.

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How the liberal left has destroyed the American worker – Lafayette Political Buzz |

How the liberal left has destroyed the American worker – Lafayette Political Buzz |

How the liberal left has destroyed the American worker

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What makes a good worker is complicated. Objective observations of a modern American worker can not be viewed from their point of view alone, nor can it be understood entirely by the institution he may find himself.

Work ethics and motivation are taught, perhaps as far back as mother’s knee, and the institution may or may not be fertile ground for the “average” modern American worker. For a successful company to nurture a successful employee, a common ground must be attained, and one based on a framework established and built long before. Our basic work ethics is truly an American heritage. There is an actual science in existence, a floor plan made thousands of years before the Industrial revolution, taken and molded into what we now find ourselves.

I refer to “average” in a somewhat negative way here, as it is found that just a small portion of the actual work force, in this year 2009, has sufficient fortitude to make creative and insightful things happen within the framework of a particular institution. We have been damaged by what can only be called “myopic liberalism,” and it has come to the point, unfortunately, where most young workers do not have a full grasp of their job description, or what potential they may attain as well. The great majority is seen by management to have little or no creative savvy, long term goals, and that most will do far less than expected. Leaders overwhelmingly agree that if left unobserved, workers will become progressively unproductive, and that most of those observed will take constant supervision.

Trusting the system but losing the dream

What fire we have in our hearts for a productive life was put there long before we knew ourselves as individuals. It was placed there by parents, coaches, and teachers with mostly good intentions, and though the possibility may exist that they are somewhat flawed, nevertheless it defines who we are, how we view life, ourselves, and the directions we so choose. It is the foundation that all else depends, and high ideals like love, success, joy, and happiness are doors we may find open or shut. Our attitude, the way we look at life and our place in it, is the foundation where all else is built.

I once listened to the final words of a man who was going to the electric chair. He had killed his girlfriend and her lover in what was determined to be a blind fit of rage and passion. In essence, those last words were “I didn’t know I loved her so much.” To him, killing her and her lover seemed justified, and an act of love… Love was not viewed as an unselfish process of emotion, but a selfish one where the welfare of another takes no precedence in the action.

It seems that this man went to his death with justifications that most would consider twisted ideology, a blinkered sense of purpose, and self awareness that may even be regarded as a type of insaneness. It isn’t for the good, common or otherwise, and he went through life with a harsh reality that was taught to him by the circumstances he found himself. Though this is an extreme example, it can certainly hit home that all of us have bits and pieces of wrong thinking that can pull and push us in directions that we may not even be aware of. It is indeed pitiful not to realize, but the combination of non-caring is horrific. Surely, this man on death row did not want to finally see his life was a farce, that there was in fact a higher, insight-giving purpose that could have propelled him through life on sound legs, and a heart of joy.

There are but a few good men in this world, that is a given. What man would we build a statue to? Could it be a leader who could pull to him and direct the many hands it takes to get a job well done? Or is it instead that individual person who draws together with many others of like will and mind, to achieve a goal? Could it be that both are needed for the long haul, where creativity and insight is born?

Leaders today, and throughout history as well, saw good labor to be fragile at best, and very rare indeed. It well seems to most modern leaders that the work force is overwhelmingly lazy and self-centered, has an inability or abject unwillingness to hold an attention span long enough to get the task completed without periodical and peripheral supervision to keep them on track. And then there are those who attempt to “get up and over” by any and all means of hook or crook, or by the use of bribes as an enticement for others of like mind to assist him in his slipshod endeavors,as we nosw see in ACORN. These individuals weaken the system in the short term, but never survive for very long.

Justice is incorporated into the American system, and though the liberal process has undermined it to degree, by loop-hole justice, unaccountability, and frivolous law suits, the system still works. It is expensive however, and inevitable that corruptive processes will attempt to take hold in a free society. One must remain optimistic that justice will endure, and that our youth will overcome these negative devices that has harmed them by due process.

Uneven competition where one group is given the edge over another is one thing, school systems pushing the inept through is another, but there are corruptions coming from our legal and government institutions that will right itself. It is inevitable.

A supervisor is in the process of transcending these hooks that hold most to moral servitude, and blind ambition, as the world will get out of the way for a good and trustworthy man who knows where he is going. Some will succeed and some may not on the first attempt, and for a myriad of reasons. Those who lost were perhaps pulled back by what was previously considered his peers, but they can not be entirely the blame, no matter how pitiful or selfishly evil were their jealous intentions. Let it be said that jealousy lurks in the hearts of fools, and those who can not climb by their own devices will use this as a prop to justify their own failings. They would rather see a good man down than to see one winning, or pursuing endeavors considered “out of the box.” However, it must be admitted that a supervisor who fails could probably not overcome what it took to succeed from the inside out. He lost faith, or couldn’t sufficiently develop it. After all, those who follow willingly are mostly pulled by what the supervisor has inside. A supervisor is at the forefront, by example, and followers are just that.

Little is said today of the employer who grows old before his time, for lack of assistance and support in his farsighted endeavors. He sees a place his business should be, expedited in both time and energy, and a game plan for his employees to make it happen. There, under a solitary lamp that remains lit as all others have departed, he plans on wings of hope, and as a new day emerges he once again attempts to motivate, to express his insight to a mundane and ignoble worker who may think little for the corporation, but his own selfish pursuits. What manifested Socialism can there be where weakened individual character for the good of the whole goes unfulfilled; where selfish concerns are primary and is the motivational core of most.

“Doing your best and the rest will follow,” is not part of the typical liberal education. These same individuals will vegetate on their couches thinking what winning the lottery will do for their pitiful lives, as one day blends into another without change, without fulfillment, without pride, without a dream or worthy goal.

The true essence of the employer is the taking on of the essence of those under his charge. There is a constant weeding out process, where workers of poor quality are replaced with the hope of a potentially higher standard. It is in the interest of the business that is the primary reason the undeserving and inept find the door. Even those who have found themselves somehow “married” to the company, by governmental quotas, or nepotism, that bubble will someday pop and carry even these un-proficient workers to the street.

I have known true leaders, and my heart goes out to them as they tried to find fulfillment for dreams that sometimes go unnoticed, or unappreciated. I have also known the laborer who gives his heart and soul to his job for the responsibility that lays heavy on his shoulders. There are those who would rather patch his work boots with “duck tape” than to spend the money he considers needed by his family, and in silence. Our Country, our civilization, has been in constant need for both these men, and they are wanted everywhere. Without them no goal would be accomplished, and no dream aspired.

What man can take unto him the will to be honest and sincere, in a world that is mostly the opposite? What man can give frank assessment of a situation, and be open and unafraid enough to admit he doesn’t know, but with the fortitude enough to go forth and find out, or, if he thinks himself right, will not stand down. Who can have what it takes to accept others for their failings, and yet walk their talk to a degree where people will emulate them, inspired by example. There are men who can see the positive aspects of a worker, and by insight, utilize and motivate them to help themselves, without the need for threats or injunctions, but a force motivated for company good. These men are rare, so rare that once found they are rapidly propelled to the higher reaches of management, where responsibility is given, or rarer still, are found capable of formulating their own companies, where under their umbrella of dreams, utilize the system and their hard work for a higher potential.

Note: This is part of a recent letter I wrote to a new friend who had sent me an observation about the differences between GMC and Toyota. It expands what is written above, and shows that though we have our problems here, there is nowhere else on earth better… at least none that I have found.

“Japan was taught world capitalism from us after WW2. We gave that to help them get in step with the 20th century. Don’t sell America short. We are at the top of the food chain for a reason, and if we fall it will be for a reason too, in my opinion, by liberal socialism’s anti morals and ethics, and anti accountability.

Japan does not have the same mindset as America. We are a land of individuals, where they pool together socialistically. Though we seem to be going this way by some liberal ideas and standards, something is sacrificed in the process, and it is against the basic premise and mindset that makes us so special and successful. Few people in Japan can attain a semblance of success unless born into it, or hand picked at an early age. A late bloomer, like me for instance, who didn’t do well until collage, would have had little chance at success in Japan, and I would work a menial labor job to the end of my days.

I choose America, where a man can come from humble beginnings to seeing his company in the Fortune 500 by the time he is 30. An American can find that the cheese has moved, even later in life, and redirect his endeavors for a new plan, finding doors opened by hard work and hard won insight. In the long run socialism will fail, as it is not in man’s nature to be handed anything, but to work, for his family, though now rare because of its systematic destruction by liberal ideals, a semblance of security and the longing hunger of unfulfilled dreams. Hunger is a great motivational factor for working, for food as the base, but also for the finer things in life that I have only seen America supply.”