Students of history suffer spinetingling horror from time to time.
This is such an occasion.
Although this pledge to Adolph Hitler…
…is clearly not tantamount to this pledge to Barack Obama…
…it is not too far removed from this pledge to Barack Obama (at least in tone)…
…which raises the question, Why would any American pledge allegiance, or in this case “service,” to any president?
Americans simply do not do that.
You have to wonder if the lemming-like Hollywood airheads in this MySpace presidential pledge video in the middle of the three videos above ever watched a movie about Nazis, who had to pledge unquestioning obedience to their leader.
Many of the pledges of community service they make in the MySpace video are innocent, trite, or platitudinous, but there are a few good ones.
One pledge maker in particular seems to reject the multiculturalist nonsense peddled by the left. Football player Michael Strahan admirably pledges “to consider myself an American, not an African-American,” but despite the presence of this proud non-hyphenated American the video soon gets creepy with the on-screen personalities reciting a kind of loyalty oath to the president of the United States.
At the end of the MySpace video the beautiful hive-mind people say in unison, “I pledge to be a servant to our president and all mankind because together we can, together we are, and together we will be the change that we seek.”
Of the pledge video, Noel Sheppard of NewsBusters writes, “I don’t know about you, but I thought our elected officials were supposed to serve us. Isn’t a form of government wherein citizens serve their leaders anything BUT a democracy?”
Incidentally, I have to wonder why the paramilitary Obama Youth shown in a separate video above are not attending healthcare townhall meetings? They do a better job of explaining ObamaCare than President Obama does.
And by the way, James Joyner put up a silly, snotty blog post yesterday in which he mocked Obama skeptics.
Obviously President Obama won’t be able to use a Jedi mind trick to cast a spell on the nation’s children but the more we learn about him the more we learn to be suspicious of his motives. He’s the most overexposed president in the history of the Republic. He doesn’t need a special audience with the nation’s schoolchildren because the nation’s schoolchildren hear him and see him and read him every single day. They cannot escape his reach.
Why give him yet another opportunity to indoctrinate the young?