Obama's Politics of Collective Redemption

"Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much.  Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes not divine, but demonic."   Pope Benedict XVIA messianic fever grips a segment of the American populace and media.  A great leader seems to them poised to redeem our collective sins and change nearly everything, bringing about a new era in which permanent solutions are found to age-old conditions.Whenever I watch Barack Obama, listen to his eloquent but nonspecific oratory, and see the near-swooning young people who invariably follow him wherever he goes, I cannot help but think of the pied piper and wonder toward what destination he is marching our youth.  Obama is having this pied-piper effect not only on kids, but also on a large swath of  Democrat and not a few independents and Republican voters, too.Call me skeptical, but this whole Obama phenomenon seems downright eerie.Over and over again, Obama invokes his double...(Read Full Article)

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