Gabriel Garnica
This emperor is only clothes
By Gabriel Garnica
October 30, 2010

We have all read the tale of the emperor with no clothes. There goes a pathetic leader so sadly coddled by his handlers that everyone must pretend that he is wearing anything but his birthday suit. This combination of delusion and fear is truly fascinating. On one hand, the emperor's entire charade, to self and to others, is maintained through a strenuous twisting of fact, perception, and reality. On the other hand, the rampant fear that revealing reality regarding this emperor's entire charade is so pervasive that it smothers any possibility of common sense and reasonable behavior by those subjected to his absurd fantasies.

Many observing what we hope is the first half, and not the first quarter, of this man's so-called leadership might find many parallels between the original story and our present presidential situation. It is doubtful that we have ever seen, and will ever see, such a degree of incompetence so energetically shoved under the bed at such a blatant, constant, and obvious degree by a pet media. The same people who mocked President Bush's speech and pronunciation patterns are mum when Obama mispronounces such words as "corpsman," "Massachusetts," and even the name of his allegedly favorite baseball team's home park, "Comiskey" Park.

The pet media's depictions of Obama's alleged eloquence seem more like arrogant and patronizing swipes at everyday American speech patterns which President Bush exhibited more of than the superficial, Ivy League polish of Obama's professorial pretense. Experience teaches us that buffoons come in all shapes, sizes, and speech patterns, and just because a man displays a drawl or a twang does not mean that he is any less intelligent than the propped up used car salesman who quotes Shakespeare.

Obama drones on about "American values" and pretends that he can, with a straight face, call himself a Christian even as he mocks Christian values and ideals, defends Islam over Christianity at every turn, and patronizes Christianity whenever the swipes do not impact on votes. Truth be told, this man is all about pretenses, facades, appearances, inconsistencies, and delusions.

This man is also all about arrogance. We must recall that Valerie Jarrett, as co-chair of his transition team, stated that Obama would "rule" from day one ( as opposed to lead or govern). Barack Obama comparing himself to Abraham Lincoln is like his buddy Hugo Chavez comparing himself to Simon Bolivar. Both of these absurd, presumptuous, self-comparisons is like a soap commercial actor comparing himself to Laurence Olivier. Quite frankly, Obama and Chavez have about as much in common with those two great men as Yul Brynner had with Rapunzel.

Arrogant incompetence is a temporary flavor which quickly grows thin as long as some semblance of reason, common sense, and conscience still remain, and the upcoming elections will prove that even this treasonous pet media cannot fully conceal the reality that this is not a case of a media pretending that a naked emperor is wearing clothes but, more accurately, that this is the case of an empty suit pretending to have a leader within.

© Gabriel Garnica


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