Comments on: Before We Worshipped Presidents http://libertarianstandard.com/2010/06/11/before-we-worshipped-presidents/ Property - Prosperity - Peace Sat, 09 May 2015 08:06:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 By: HL http://libertarianstandard.com/2010/06/11/before-we-worshipped-presidents/#comment-499 Sat, 12 Jun 2010 20:11:09 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=2369#comment-499 Excellent reminder that what is now need not have been and was not so before. I am just barely old enough to remember that citizens could once refuse to bow to the Man. Those days are gone. When some future generation’s archeologists dig us up, they’ll notice the evolutionary trend towards smaller skulls and huge, sturdy knees.

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By: MoT http://libertarianstandard.com/2010/06/11/before-we-worshipped-presidents/#comment-494 Sat, 12 Jun 2010 17:00:25 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=2369#comment-494 Welcome to the Potemkin Nation!!!

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By: ka1igu1a http://libertarianstandard.com/2010/06/11/before-we-worshipped-presidents/#comment-493 Sat, 12 Jun 2010 11:54:20 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=2369#comment-493 I would posit that american public is smitten by “American Exceptionalism” as a general myth whereas it is the media/pundit/intellectual classes who are vested in the worship of the cult of personality. Let’s look at the facts. POTUS essentially has to eschew much of the basic digital communications technology of today that is available to everyone else because of the legal implications of having a digital trail. POTUS surrounds himself with an army of security detail. POTUS doesn’t actually hold open forums when conducting ‘town hall tours.” It’s a security zone populated by self-reinforcing, pre-selected political cheerleaders.

POTUS becomes disconnected, detached, isoloted. The official organs of Corporate media promulgate the myth of unlimited power of a comic book character to single-handedly leap tall buildings and solve problems while they simultaneously swarm like piranhas over whit e house sources finger-pointing over POTUS disconnection. It’s a cult of a personality, but a strange one. Obama, like Jerry Lewis, is more popular in France these days. This isn’t your great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather’s cult of personality.

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By: Wilt Alston http://libertarianstandard.com/2010/06/11/before-we-worshipped-presidents/#comment-491 Sat, 12 Jun 2010 05:02:44 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=2369#comment-491 The truth of this post is both fascinating and disturbing. Imagine the number of boot marks a citizen would have in his skull if he even thought about throwing mud at President Barack. Shrub even made sure his town hall audiences were pre-screened to agree with his ideology, much less might be inclined to throw tomatoes. As the government gets bigger and more intrusive, the men who man the helm become bigger and bigger sissies and the people who worship them become bigger and bigger idiots. If it weren’t so distressing, it would be funny. Hell, it’s still funny!

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