For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ---Ephesians 6:12

"The age of casual Catholicism is over; the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead must be Catholics by CONVICTION." ---Fr. Terrence Henry TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Friday, October 10, 2008

What Historical Figure Does Obama Bring To Mind?

That is quite a loaded question. I'm sure some of you will say Che Guevara, while others dare compare him to Lincoln or JFK. But when I think of Barack Hussein Obama I think of a man who is very gifted, yet horribly flawed. I see a man who is articulate, charismatic, handsome, and who appeals to a mass audience. But I also see a man who has associated with and surrounded himself with several hate-filled extremists in an effort to advance questionable ideologies, but most of all to advance his own ambitions. Now when I put all that together I come up with no name on anyone else's list. The name that comes to mind is none other than the late, Albert Speer.

Now please don't email me with complaints about me calling Obama a Nazi, because I don't actually believe he is. Obama is much more likely a Marxist, anyway. The comparison between Obama and Speer has less to do with the choices in ideology these two men made, but more to do with their mindsets and how their respective goals were reached.

They have both been opportunists to the utmost degree. Like Obama, Speer was a gifted, articulate, and handsome man who also allowed himself to be used by hate-filled, twisted men to advance extremist causes, while using them in return to climb up the ladder of power. And both Speer and Obama tossed their associates under the bus when they were no longer of use. Speer may have been on board to assist in Hitler's assassination plot, while not actually taking part in the attempt itself, while Obama disowns people from his past who embarrass him or are no longer of use in his election prospects. Both men also have attempted to be all things to all people. Like Speer, Obama thinks he can be of one extreme ideology one moment and then mainstream the next. It all depends upon who he's with and what prize he's aiming for.

But the main comparison has to do with each man's ability to be comfortable with the systematic, mass slaughter of millions of human beings. Albert Speer turned a blind eye to the mass extermination of the European Jewish population, while Obama seems comfortable today with our government allowing mass killings of millions of unborn babies every year. In fact he consistently voted against even allowing babies who survived abortion attempts a chance at life. He chose instead to allow these newborns to be disposed of after forced strangulation, mutilation, or abandonment. And if Obama is elected President, the first thing he plans to do is sign the Freedom Of Choice Act which would strip every restriction on abortion from all levels of government. Read more about that HERE.

Speer, along with the other Nazis, advanced to a position of power due mainly to fallout from The Great Depression. Today's rough economic times seem to be propelling Obama, along with many Democrats responsible for our current mess, into power. A drowning man will reach for even the tip of a sword if he thinks it will save him. God help us all.