I’m sorry. I should have seen it. My only defense is that I’ve been sick with the flu/upper resp. stuff that’s going around, since before Christmas. It’s made me somewhat dull intellectually. It takes a while before the B-B goes into the hole whether from lack of sleep or medicine or lethargy, I’m not sure.
I got the imagery of Obama surrounded by children. The same kind of imagery used by Stalin, Hitler, Mao Se Tung, Castro and other despots. It was not surprising to anyone who has watched this most narcissistic of presidents. No the imagery I forgot was Jesus in Jerusalem when His disciples tried to keep the children from bothering him. Several accounts of this can be found in Matthew 19:14, Luke 18:16, Mark 10:14. It was such an important doctrinal teaching that it was repeated three separate times by three different authors. Even erstwhile christians (small c, the Christmas, Easter types of Christians) know about this event. I quote from Mark which has the most to say about it:
13 ¶And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
14 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
16 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
Yes, I totally overlooked that. Mostly because I don’t see much in common between Jesus and Mr. Obama. I have never seen him as a messiah, here to cure our ills and bring us to the “Promised Land”. I can’t get passed the total lack of empathy, the coldness, the aloofness, the detachment, the palatable indifference shown by him except of course during the campaign or when he wants something.
No I missed the imagery and what it was meant to convey because I’m not a shallow thinker. I look for the deeper meaning in the things people, especially people in high places, people who are supposedly better than I, do and say. The fact is that Mr Obama as a Senator 4 times, at least, tried to limit restrictions on ” Partial birth abortions”.
Indeed from Wikipedia (not the most Conservative of sources):
In the Illinois state legislature, Obama opposed the Induced Infant Liability Act(1) and repeatedly voted against requirements and restrictions intended to stop what opponents label “born alive” abortions.(2) (3) Obama said his opposition was because of technical language he felt might have “interfered with a woman’s right to choose” and said Illinois law already required medical care in such situations.(4)(5)
Obama voted against the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, saying “On an issue like partial birth abortion, I strongly believe that the state can properly restrict late-term abortions. I have said so repeatedly. All I’ve said is we should have a provision to protect the health of the mother, and many of the bills that came before me didn’t have that.”(6) Obama voted against a bill that would have made it a federal crime for anyone other than a parent to accompany a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion.(7) Obama has, however, expressed support of bans on some late-term abortions, provided they include exemptions for the mental and physical health of the mother.(8)
There are few cases where a baby already born alive is going to compromise the life of the mother. No this is a despicable act, this is in fact murder, whether the head is still in the birth canal or not. I’ve heard of many things laid at Christ’s door but never that. As a matter of fact Jesus also said in Mark 18 in answer to the question of who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven, that except one be as a little child they shall not enter there in. It also states:
5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
So you see the dichotomy in this imagery. Mr Obama can’t be the protector of our children when he supports the right of women to abort through the birth process and a needle to the back of the skull, a living human being, a child, then choose to wrap around him as a cloak our children while he extolls, the virtues of “saving” them through gun control. If he had his way many of those children would not be alive to have their pictures taken with him. How many of them have been, through situation, a “punishment” for their parents? The unexpected, the unplanned, the inconvenient event. No, those parents chose life for their child contrary to Mr Obama’ s stated policies. This is just one of the reasons why his manipulation of children to advance his radical agenda offends me. The continued support bordering on the fanatical of people who refuse to admit his policies are destructive to the fabric of the country, self serving and egotistical as well as narcissistic in the extreme also offends me.
Then again anyone; religious, government leader or celebrity, who equates themselves with God offends me. Apparently I’m easily offended.
(references to the Wikipedia article. Please note MSNBC, Washington Post, Barak Obama on Abortion and USA Today, none of which could in any reality I know of, be classified as either conservative or independent in their slant.
The numbers of the references changed when I copied it over and resisted changing on the page so I added them to the quote above-thank you wordpress. Sorry for any confusion but a computer expert I am not.)
- ^ Weisman, Jonathan (August 20, 2008). “Candidates’ Abortion Views Not So Simple”. Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-08-20.
- ^ Status of SB1662
- ^ a b Obama faces new criticism on abortion, MSNBC, August 20, 2008
- ^ http://www.ilga.gov/senate/transcripts/strans92/ST033001.pdf
- ^ a b OnTheIssues.org Barack Obama on Abortion
- ^ “Barack Obama on abortion”. USA Today. Retrieved 2008-03-20.
- ^ Barack Obama on the Issues: Abortion
- ^ Safe, Legal, and Boring | Can Obama take the politics out of abortion?