Monday, August 31, 2009

Oprah's "national service" propaganda hour

Oprah just a ran a celebrity love-fest for president Obama. It was pure, unadulterated, gushing praise for a president who hasn't done anything yet.
Highlights include

  • Renowned scholars, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, explain their devotion to the Obama campaign and presidency.
  • A 2 minute video clip of various celebritiess, many from the "Yes We Can" video, saying that America is now one united family.
  • Oprah hosting Joe Biden and wife, and talking repeatedly about "national service"
This last point made me shudder..."National service" should scare the hell out of us - I'm sure quite a few dictatorships have used that exact expression in the darkest moments of the 20th century.

- I guess Oprah hasn't read Robert Heinlein or seen the movie Starship Troopers :)