The Real Reason Why Barack Obama is so Dangerous

I’m sure that like me, many of you have received e-mail forwards that Barack Obama is really a radical Muslim with the express intention of destroying America from the inside*. Snopes,, and others have done some fact checking about these e-mails and have found that most of these claims are completely false.

Barack Obama is not dangerous for these reasons. Barack Obama is dangerous because the way so many of the sheeple have fallen under his spell (including many in the MSM). Mark Morford’s article in The San Francisco Chronicle Is Obama an Enlightened Being? Is one frightening example of this:

Barack Obama isn’t really one of us. Not in the normal way, anyway.


No, it’s not merely his youthful vigor, or handsomeness, or even inspiring rhetoric. It is not fresh ideas or cool charisma or the fact that a black president will be historic and revolutionary in about a thousand different ways. It is something more. Even Bill Clinton, with all his effortless, winking charm, didn’t have what Obama has, which is a sort of powerful luminosity, a unique high-vibration integrity.

Dismiss it all you like, but I’ve heard from far too many enormously smart, wise, spiritually attuned people who’ve been intuitively blown away by Obama’s presence – not speeches, not policies, but sheer presence – to say it’s just a clever marketing ploy, a slick gambit carefully orchestrated by hotshot campaign organizers who, once Obama gets into office, will suddenly turn from perky optimists to vile soul-sucking lobbyist whores, with Obama as their suddenly evil, cackling overlord.

Here’s where it gets gooey. Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment. These kinds of people actually help us evolve. They are philosophers and peacemakers of a very high order, and they speak not just to reason or emotion, but to the soul.

Sounds like a bunch of hippy dippy horse crap to me. I didn’t know we were electing a spiritual leader but to many people, apparently we are.

Let me be completely clear: I’m not arguing some sort of utopian revolution, a big global group hug with Obama as some sort of happy hippie camp counselor. I’m not saying the man’s going to swoop in like a superhero messiah and stop all wars and make the flowers grow and birds sing and solve world hunger and bring puppies to schoolchildren.

You could have fooled me! Which is it Mr. Morford? Is St. Obama going to raise our spiritual awareness and help us evolve or not?

Don’t buy any of it? Think that’s all a bunch of tofu-sucking New Agey bulls– and Obama is really a dangerously elitist political salesman whose inexperience will lead us further into darkness because, when you’re talking national politics, nothing, really, ever changes? I understand. I get it. I often believe it myself.

Not this time.

This is truly frightening. Mr. Morford has drunk the Kool-Aide and joined the throngs of others who faint in his very presence. It sure is going to be entertaining when Morford and his ilk wake up four years from now only to discover that Barack Obama was really “one of us” all along.

No, Barack Obama is not dangerous because he intends to make America an Islamic theocracy; he would do nothing of the sort. Obama has good intentions for America and he believes that his socialistic vision for America will change America for the better. But as we should all be aware, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

After Thought
This post reminds me of a song by Megadeth called “Symphony of Destruction” which was released during the 1992 campaign. Here are the lyrics:

You take a mortal man,
And put him in control
Watch him become a god,
Watch peoples heads aroll

Just like the pied piper
Led rats through the streets
We dance like marionettes,
Swaying to the symphony…
Of destruction

Acting like a robot,
Its metal brain corrodes.
You try to take its pulse,
Before the head explodes.


The earth starts to rumble
World powers fall
Awarring for the heavens,
A peaceful man stands tall


I don’t know what Dave Mustaine (lead singer/backup guitarist and founder of Megadeth) thinks about Barack Obama, but the description of a “pied piper” is a perfect description of Obama in my mind. The sheeple love him. If the Republicans think they can win this campaign by frightening the American people into believing that Obama is a radical Muslim, they are very sadly mistaken. These idiotic “fist bump” and the “baby mama” comments are only going to make Obama seem like an even more sympathetic figure.

*The very latest e-mail forward contains quotes which allegedly appear in his two books “Dreams of My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope”. Snopes looked up the quotes and gave the complete context of the quotes which were real and others which were misquotes or non-existent. The last line of this particular e-mail has the following Obama quote:

I will stand with Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.

This is a misquote. The actual quote from p. 261 of “The Audacity of Hope” reads as follows:

Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific assurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.

I’ll leave it up to the readers to decide if the actual quote has the same meaning as the e-mail quote.

  • Doug Mataconis


    I don’t like Obama either, but I’m not sure we should hold him responsible for what some new-age whacko in San Francisco (are there any other kind of people in San Francisco at this point, by the way ?) says.

  • MikeF

    Typical guilt-by-association crap…..very enlightened of you Stephen….

  • Stephen Littau


    I don’t think I am holding Barack Obama responsible for his supporters. It’s not his fault he’s been placed on this pedistal. This could come back and bite him.

    His ideas and his followers are a dangerous combo.

  • Stephen Littau


    Where did I make a “guilt by association” point? The point I’m trying to make has more to do with his supporters than the candidate.

  • Aimee

    Well shit, I guess I’ve been Muslim terrorist for a long time then because I’ve done the “fist bump” for 15+ years.


  • Stephen Littau

    I think I was more critical of those who are making unfair criticisms of Obama than Obama himself.

    I was more than fair to Obama (and I didn’t bring up Rev. Wright even once BTW).

  • Stephen Littau

    Yeah, who under 35 hasn’t done the “terrorist” fist bump?

  • Stephen Littau


    Did you even READ this post?

  • Brad Warbiany

    And just two days ago I said we need to realize that we can’t elect a savior. It seems that’s what most of the Obama supporters are trying to do.

    They’re desperately looking for someone to lead them out of the darkness. What of us who simply don’t wish to follow?

  • Brad Warbiany


    I don’t think Stephen was saying that we should fault Obama for his supporters.

    But he’s saying we should be wary. As I said in my above comment, there are people in this nation DESPERATELY looking for someone to be their infallible leader. Obama is the sort of personality that fits that description. It’s not Obama’s fault, but with him leading, and the majority caught up in following, the rest of us will be drug along against our will. That is what makes him dangerous.

    As Stephen points out, 4 or 8 years down the road, the luster may have worn off. We’ll all have realized that all his “hope” hasn’t delivered heaven on earth. But what it has delivered has been a host of bad policies that will only make life harder on those of us who value freedom.

  • Stephen Littau


    “Typical guilt-by-association crap…..very enlightened of you Stephen….”

    Since you raised it (I did not), do you mean to tell me that associations are not important? If John McCain was personal friends with David Duke you don’t think that would be a legitimate gripe?

  • Michael Merritt

    I think it’s quite clear what that section of the book means. He’s going to stand up for Muslim rights if citizens are put into internment camps, in the same manner as Japanese citizens were in WWII.

    The supposed camps that the far left theorized about never actually came into existence, but I’d stand up for a citizen who was being oppressed, too.

  • Jennifer

    I think that Obama is the devil in disguise not the messiah. He pretends that he is larger than life and will bring peace and happiness to the people but if a person looks up the coming of the antichrist they will find that Obama definitly fits the bill! He will rise to power with great speeches and the people will praise him as the Christ but in truth he is the beast and will destroy us all. From what I remember, his death will come and it will cause a war of 17 years and seeing that the only type of person that will bring that kind of confusion would be very much like Obama, a dream maker and a black man who is running for president. I am black and feel like other people who are enthralled by Obama have not read his history or looked at all of the other blacks who were made to be like Gods but then fell back to earth very quickly when the ones in power decided that they were truly only mortal all the time. Michael Jackson, O.J. Simpson, R. Kelly, Malcom X etc. Do not be fooled into thinking that Obama is a God because until you know his shady past you are not truly getting the real picture. June 18, 2008 will show another side you may not be ready for. Also everyone that Obama has touched has fallen from grace and lost all that they had accomplished!

  • VRB

    If anyone would read my blog they would know that I am not blinded by Obama’s charisma, but I must say after hearing one his speeches it was refreshing to think we could have a president that didn’t mangle the English language.

    If he is elected, his honeymoon period will be less than 100 days. Most black people will have pride, but their expectations have been tempered by history.

  • tarran

    Damn, Jennifer, you’re 40 years too late: your criteria for marking someone as the Anti-Christ fits JFK to a T. :)

  • Quincy

    You know, MikeF, there is a gaping difference between guilt by association and realizing that sometimes one’s followers enable an otherwise harmless person to become dangerous. What kept FDR from becoming the next Mussolini? He didn’t have followers strong enough to sweep away the opposition to his vision.

    And given that San Francisco seems to be the primordial cauldron of ideological stupidity, the fact that the moonbats are starting to view Obama as some sort of spiritual elite is worrisome in and of itself.

  • Stephen Littau

    Wow Jennifer, I’m not sure how to respond to that! Are you taking your medication?