08 January 2008

Phillips on Barack Obama

I notice a lot of people are visiting this site by searching for information about Barack Obama. You might therefore be interested in a piece in the Spectator by Melanie Phillips entitled Princess Obama. Here are the central paragraphs:

Welcome to Planet Diana. It was only with the death of the People’s Princess that the extent of Britain’s transformation from a country of reason, intelligence, stoicism, self-restraint and responsibility into a land of credulousness, emotional incontinence, sentimentality, irresponsibility and self-obsession became shatteringly apparent. Princess Diana was an icon of the new Britain because she embodied precisely those latter characteristics.

It became clear that politicians could score remarkable short-term success if they too got in touch with their inner trauma and felt everyone else’s pain. Bill Clinton (hideous irony for Hillary) was the first to realise this and made it his political signature. Tony Blair, whose lip periodically quivered with precision timing, had it in spades. David Cameron has it; so too does Obama.

The effect is electric, but short-lived. That is because Dianafication is essentially empty, amoral, untruthful and manipulative; eventually voters see through it and realise they have been played for suckers. But while it lasts -- and it creates presidents and prime ministers -- reason doesn’t get a look in. Warm fuzzy feelings win hands down because they anaesthetise reality and blank out altogether those difficult issues which require difficult decisions. Obama appears to be on the wrong side of just about every important issue going; indeed, were he to be elected president he would be a danger to the free world. But hey – the guy makes people feel good about themselves; he stands for hope, love, reconciliation, youthfulness and fairies at the bottom of the garden.


west said...

For the first time in over 30 years the people of Dukinfield have the opportunity to seek real representation, a new political force has arrived in Dukinfield. The British National Party is a political movement for the good, it has the interests of the local people at heart.

The once proud neighbourly Britain has now become a very destructive and violent society, and we know that the British people are fed up with the politically correct Liberals that care more about the human rights of violent thugs rather than those human rights of decent people.
The British National Party cares about Britain, about the NHS, protecting local people from anti-social behaviour in the local community. The British National Party wants more police on the beat in your area protecting your human right to feel safe free from crime and violence. Only the British National Party will put in to practice effective social policies so that Britain can return to that neighbourly society that we all want. The British people now have a challenge before them to save Britain from the ever growing crime explosion and fragmented communities due to mass immigration, or to stay with the old gang of politicians that care nothing about local people.
The British National Party will turn back the tide of political apathy giving local people a real chance of political representation. The old gang of politicians care only for themselves and doing all they can to get re-elected not really giving local people the true meaning of political representation.
The main issue now for the British National Party in Dukinfield is to move ahead with a campaign for real representation and putting the concerns of the local people at the top of the political agenda.