Cultism, a definition: Obsessive, especially faddish, devotion to or veneration for a person, principle, or thing. A sect; generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, charismatic leader.
Cultism has no place in American Government; the founding fathers took great care to keep a separation of church and state. They understood the need for government to be a rational body and not beholding to any one singular idea or power.
America has had its share of cults, Jim Jones led over 900 of his loyal followers to their death in 1978 with poison Kool aid. Charles Manson had a unique ability to get people to commit murder.
Throughout history we have had cultism in government with disastrous results. Hitler used populist ideas and targeted the Jews as a target of hate, of blame, to unite his followers, resulting to the greatest mass annihilation in world history.
In modern times, we have Kim Jong-Il the leader of North Korea, we have Mahmoud Ahmadinejad president of Iran. We all remember his visit here when he said they had no homosexuals in his country and we all laughed and said, "how could those people elect him and what were they smoking when they did?'
Cult leaders are charismatic, cult leaders have the ability to put forth a populist message, they speak so well and their message seems so right, that common sense falls by the wayside. History has shown us that all cults eventually fail. Either due to the egomania of its leader or the intervention of sane people.
Everyone who is outside the cult can see it. They see it for what it is something so extreme so based in unreality to almost be laughable were it not so dangerous.
Cults do not belong in American Politics. For the first time in our history we are being led by Obama, a man who behaves like a cult leader, because essentially he is. Unfortunately only 46 percent of the American public who voted saw that.
You see the example of the "Cult of Obama' everywhere. People still have those yard signs in their yard; people still have those blue bumper stickers pasted on their laptops at the local Starbucks. Even on Newsvine we see an almost daily article written about Obama and how "Great he is", or "How wonderful he is" or "How he is just the greatest president in history!" The cultists all gather around this writer and agree with each other then denounce anyone who might suggest that Obama has flaws.Cult followers must need to gather for constant reinforcement!
Like all good cult leaders Obama has created his own Jews, in this case Republicans who are obstructing his vision by not rubber stamping everything he wants to do. He has given his cultists someone to hate, to blame for everything.
The problem with cults is they all start to unravel, mistakes are made, promises are not kept and those who are less than totally brainwashed, one by one wake up and quietly leave the cult in the middle of the night.
People really believed Obama would put gas in their car and keep their heat on and get them that good job are now realizing that just didn't happen. Environmentalist are outraged that Obama cranks his thermostat up to 75 degrees in his office and is jetting back and forth daily pushing the stimulus package. The anti war people are livid that 30000 Americans will head to Afghanistan to possibly be killed or maimed. All those people who thought the sky would open up and the stock market would rise when Obama was inaugurated probably are wondering why the Dow isn't at 14000.
No there are REAL problems that didn't go away, and the FACTS, the reality is everywhere you look. They take a real commonsense approach, they need careful consideration and not populist talking points. Now I am sure you all are going to call me some neo con, or Limbaugh, or conservative Republican.
I'm not any of those things, I am just a Moderate Democrat, like all moderate democrats at the moment, on the outside of my party, looking in and shaking my head and wondering if we will ever recover from this mistake. I am on the outside of the cult, and like those who are not under its spell I see it and this President for what it is. I fear the "unraveling" as I know it will take decades to recover.
I realize all I can do is keep giving you the facts and one by one, you will leave the cult in the middle of the night. I guess I am more than "just" a Moderate Democrat, I am the Newsvine Deprogrammer!