Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Obama's America: The Censorship Has Began

The censorship has begun. You think these are small steps taken by independent news organizations at a time that seems coincidental. CNN and other networks have banned conservative talk show hosts. Many industries have cut advertisement on shows such as Glenn Beck’s. We have been so focused on an overt attempt to curb conservative speech through legislation like the Fairness Doctrine that we are ignoring the back room arm twisting that is making censorship a reality in our lifetimes. Ask yourself, have any of these networks ever banned liberal talking heads, such as Al Sharpton or James Carville. Just because they don’t have the audience that conservative radio, why should they not be subject to the same scrutiny and bans. Each network is jockeying to become the “State” broadcasting agency of the future. Remember ABC doing the 1 hour infomercial for Obama’s health plan. Remember NBC’s primetime special on the Camelot of our new administration. Each and every week that goes by, I see the steady movement toward a dictatorship as seen in Nazi Germany. I remember similar predictions during the Clinton administration, but the difference is that the Clintons look like Winston Churchill when compared to Obama.
This weekend, I watched the movie Valkerie. Aside from the controversy surrounding Tom Cruise, the movie was pretty good. The plot is about how regular men and regular army officers did not want to see their country become Hitler’s Germany. They did not want the concentration camps or to see all of Europe in shambles. They saw the writing on the wall. They decided to take action to end Hitler’s administration. Unfortunately, their plan did not work, and millions more lost their lives. I saw many parallels to today and had hope that even in the darkest times, there are still individuals that act out of principle. Are we seeing America become Obama’s America. Will the American people take action at the ballot boxes to take away democrat power in 2010. Will they continue and deny Obama a second term. What will the cost be if we don’t’ act.


Kansas Bob said...

Not too big on the Nazi imagery.. didn't like it when the left used it for Bush and don't like it now.. but I do understand that people really hate the prez.. the last one and this one.

If Obama is to be defeated in 2012 we will need to come up with somebody better than McCain. So far the only one I can see that might be able to take him on is Romney but many conservatives don't like him. Wonder if we will still be wondering this time next year?

jrchaard said...

I don't see anyone yet for 2012. More importantly, why in acts did Paul go through a "purification" ritual. If he has Christ, what will some ritual do for him and why did the apostles tell him to do it. It is odd that paul did such a procedural thing. Was Christ's blood not enough that he had to shave his head.

Kansas Bob said...

Great question Scott.. not sure what the context of it is though. Maybe Paul was a bit more Jewish than we give him credit for. :)

jrchaard said...

He was asked to do it by the apostles when he came back to jerusalem after years of traveling. I assumed it was because he was with the gentiles. What lesson are we to take from all of this. Similarly, right after they decided that circumcission avails you nothing, they have timothy circumcise since he would be around the jews. Why the compromise.

Jason said...

This is a very interesting blog that you have here. It's important that their are blogs out there who hold a very strong opinion towards certain issues.

I have a site myself where anyone can freely express their opinion towards controversial issues. I'm telling you this because I believe that you can provide others with some valuable insight towards some issues.

Keep up the good work, and maybe we can do a link exchange.


Kansas Bob said...

I know that you are trying to make a point.. I am just missing it. Does Obama need to be circumcised?

jrchaard said...

according to Obama, everyone will need to be. Anyway, I just took your reply as an opportunity to ask you a biblical question I have been dealing with, not related to Obama if you can believe that.

Kansas Bob said...

Ahhh.. now I get it :)

About Timothy's circumcision and Paul's purification ritual.. this scripture comes to mind:
"To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some." 1Cor 9:22
Always think that we need to try to understand why bible folks did what they did. Did Paul shave his head to add to his salvation or did he do it for some other reason? Same question about Timothy.

What do you think?

TheJotus said...

Actually, the boycott of Glenn Beck is only half true, and barely at that. The ad money is still going to the network, maybe not Beck's show specifically but it is still to the network. So it kind of defeats the purpose of a boycott.

Only Wal-Mart actually pulled ads from the show, and even at that are still redirecting its ad money to other shows.

I find this odd because it’s not Beck fans who picket their stores, demanding unionization and demonizing them for their employee compensation policies. They’re appeasing the same people who want to drive them out of business.