Politics Imitate Art

Raphael's The Transfiguration of Christ.

The picture below came from the Is Barack Obama the Messiah blog:

Obama - The Transfiguration

[Obama at fund-raiser at Steven and Judy Gluckstern's home, April 9, 2007. George Soros is seated to the right of the stairs. (Published in New York Magazine April 16, 2007 - Credit: "Daily Speculations"]

I talked with my dad at lunch on Friday about Obama, and mentioned the whole messianic aspect of Obama's campaign rallies and the fervent, adoring crowds. As I put it, these people are mostly secularists, and they are filling the hole in their souls that would normally be filled with religion with Obama.

What does he stand for? It doesn't matter! He's the New Messiah, and allows people to project their hopes and desires onto him like a blank movie screen. He's smart and wise, and we're smart and wise, so of course he believes in everything that we believe in! Tom Maguire at Just One Minute took a look at this in a post about Obama being the Mirror of Desire.

Finally, Obama was quoted on Super Tuesday as saying, "We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." To which I can only reply with the old T-shirt slogan, "We are the ones our parents warned us about."