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Bubble Gum Obama

March 16th, 2009 by | Word Count: 884 | Reading Time 3:34 3,908 views

When I was a kid, I faithfully did my chores to earn my $3 allowance each week. What I chose to spend my hard earned money on was something many young boys did… baseball cards. My mom took me to the grocery store for each week’s grocery run and I promptly headed to the aisle where the cards were placed to entice point of sale purchases. Of course as a kid, I had no idea about this type of marketing genius, I just knew that I loved baseball and I wanted to have the player cards of my favorite players and team… which by the way is and always will be the St. Louis Cardinals. In the beginning, each pack of cards came with a very satisfying addition, a stick of bubble gum. The gum was mostly un-chewable because they were so stale and factory sealed packs weren’t around yet, they were simply glued to keep the cards together.

Now, being a full grown adult, I haven’t bought a pack of cards in about 25 years. But, that almost changed the other day as my wife and I went down the aisle I didn’t even know existed at our local Wal-Mart… the ultimate kid’s dream, an aisle filled with cards of all shapes, sizes, and type. I stared at the various boxes and thought to myself how much money I had wasted through the years on these simple little pieces of cardboard. Even knowing that, I almost bought a pack of cards. Not baseball cards mind you, but Barack Obama cards. Yes, our new President has his own special edition inauguration card set.

I picked up the pack intent on buying them… not because I’m a fan, more of a joke kind of thing. However, my rationale soon kicked in and I placed the pack back in its box and laughed at myself for even coming so close to spending money on such a trivial item. The package of cards was priced at $1.98 and came with 6 cards and a special sticker. Of course, there is a set to collect and the entire collection consists of 90 cards and 18 stickers. Sounds fabulous for the card buying public doesn’t it?

Looking online, I can find many places selling these small “moments of history.” I am simply amazed by the fact that there are trading cards available of Barack Obama. I know he’s become one of the most widely recognized political figures of all times, but are “baseball” cards really necessary? To me, these cards are nothing more than political propaganda created to spread the ideology of the Liberal Democratic movement. The more these types of things are constantly placed in our daily lives, the more we as a society come to accept it.

Winning the hearts and minds of a society has long been an avenue to win a war. While our country is not exactly at war with each other, we are definitely separated by a clear division between ideologies… Liberal versus Conservative. Over the last generation, both sides have had their chance at power and they’ve each done their best to destroy the “losing” side. However, as all things do, their power ebbs and flows as society eventually becomes disenchanted with the policies of each after tasting them for too long.

Conservatism was in power for quite a long run earlier this decade, but over the last few years, Liberalism has retaken the political landscape. This time, unlike any in the past, they are using their vast coffers of cash in an effort to control the media and publicity for their cause. They are focusing on winning the hearts and minds of everyone who doesn’t investigate and decide on their own what they believe in. The general public is being force-fed the liberal agenda and many of them are willingly falling in line as the promises of government handouts entice their votes.

Obama baseball cards may appear to be innocuous, but political propaganda is never harmless. As Hitler arose to power in pre WWII Germany, political propaganda was utilized to sway the hearts and minds of its citizens so that his political policies would be readily accepted. I’m not saying Obama is the second coming of Hitler by any means, but the tactics he and his party are utilizing are straight out of the textbooks utilized by the tyrants of our past.

While writing this article, I was given the pleasure of watching a commercial for The Tonight Show telling me that our President will be a guest on Thursday night. Maybe it’s me, but I don’t see the point of our sitting President being a guest on a late night talk show. There are more important things to utilize his time for. The only thing this type of appearance can be used for is the furthering of his agenda and giving us more political propaganda. He is always in our face, always in our news, always in our ear… the more he is around us, the more we accept him… at least that’s the hope of his Party and his Liberal friends pushing their agendas. Be aware, don’t succumb to complacency and miss what the true story is… always question authority when power and money are to be gained.

7 Responses »

  1. Jeanie
    on March 16th, 2009 at 9:13 pm:

    I didn’t hear about his upcoming appearance on The Tonight Show. It definitely doesn’t sweeten my already bitter taste I have of him. His agenda is so transparent that it would be laughable if it wasn’t so disastrous.

    debbiefreie
    on March 16th, 2009 at 11:08 pm:

    I did hear that Obama was going to be on The Tonight Show and i too thought, what a waste of time for a president to go on such a frivolous show.Isn’t there enough parties going on in the white house and total disregard towards serious issues?

    Robert
    on March 19th, 2009 at 7:32 pm:

    Tonight is the night for Obama on the Tonight Show. I think I’m going to join the lemmings of our world and watch just so I can be “in the know.” I am a glutton for punishment it seems.

    Oh, and yesterday, I was treated with I don’t know how many articles, videos, and news stories about Obama’s picks for the NCAA tournament. Is it me, or is the country in a financial crisis? I also think that we are in 2 wars. I pretty much DON’T CARE what Obama has to say on the Tonight Show or who he picked to be the NCAA basketball champion.

  2. JAG
    on March 16th, 2009 at 11:09 pm:

    What a Outstanding article and foresight on the attack of our minds. I just don’t think a lot of people get it. Our media will control what you think if you let your mind just go with the flow. As a American or just a moral person you have to see how the media has built Obama up bigger than life inflating someone that has done nothing.

    You are right one way to control a society is to train them how to think and then they will follow. If history repeats itself, a dictator gains control by gaining popularity and then dividing the population. Once they have enough control they kill off the non complying.

    This President will use anything to gain power and control over us, from popularity to fear, and at the same time telling us he will take care of us. Just remember our President and his pack work for you and me. They have most convinced we work for them and when that happens you are under a dictatorship and then you have lost everything.

    Open your eyes it’s not about a Rock Star President or popularity contest, but about morals and freedom to live your life free from government interference.

    Robert
    on March 19th, 2009 at 7:36 pm:

    I’m right there with you! If only the 60 million people who wore blinders to the voting booth would have seen just a hint of who he truly is, maybe we would be in a much different position (McCain isn’t much to hang our hats on either though).

    Each day, I hear people in our society drone on about how they are only one person and they can’t make a difference. If that’s how the majority of our country thinks, Obama has already won and we are on the slippery slope to fascism.

  3. Ann
    on March 19th, 2009 at 12:00 am:

    You cannot now even pass a magazine rack or a book rack without seeing an article about him or a book he has written . Not only him but his wife also. I’m not sure you can look anywhere nowadays without seeing his smiling face.

    Robert
    on March 19th, 2009 at 7:38 pm:

    I don’t know if it’s just me or not, but I actually like Barack more than Michelle… not like that’s saying much, but it’s true.

    I feel like boycotting every single magazine title that puts his face on their cover. They are doing nothing but blatantly supporting his agenda and propagating his power over those who cannot decide or form an opinion on their own.

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