America's all-consuming passion for celebrity has reached its apex with President Obama. The public does not view him as a politician. He is the face of our nation. He is our hope. He is our future. Most of all, Obama is a celebrity and he has achieved cult status. Like any good rock star, Obama spends most of his time touring and playing to his fans. This week our rock star took center stage in Europe. In doing so, he has solidified his image as an international celebrity. He smiles, he nods, he speaks in vague terms in a soft, easy-going style that disarms and charms. He is the culmination of our culture.
This morning Obama spoke at a town hall meeting. Not in a small economically-hit town, not in a major city embattled in an economic battle that is resulting in a populace fleeing to another part of the country, not even in the district of Columbia. No, our gorgeous president was in his element addressing an audience mainly comprised of young and eager Europeans—with a smattering of Americans who were immediately directed to not to ask any questions. He only wanted to talk to the Europeans. Barely sixty days into his administration President Obama has taken his campaign to the world stage where the troubles in the United States take a back seat to the woes of the world. The United States of America is now the bank and the power that Obama the Rock Star will use to govern globally, and he will use his celebrity status to make it happen.
Obama has a plan and it is working. It is tempting to write him off and think that he is a man with little substance. That would be a mistake. President Obama has a reasoned-out plan for the United State and for the world. Hope is the shield he raises to draw attention away from what is really going on. It is the ultimate shell game. To not see Obama for who and what he is, is dangerous. This is a man who views the presidency as a resume enhancement for his true intention which is to govern globally. He is anything but an empty suit and woe to those who ignore what is happening.
We have a president who knows exactly what he is doing and is sure he is right. We have a Congress with an elected majority who is in sympathy with him and who work in concert to meet his aims. We have a majority of people who are content to drop the reins and have given him his head. As long as Obama is able to feed the people soft words, easy smiles and that false sense of security he so ably conveys, all the while drawing attention and interest away from the detailed implementation of his plans, we will remain in this state. We have a huge infatuated populace and an elected president who exults in their adoration. The two are locked in a dance that, for now, doesn't seem to have any end in sight. The damage that this celebrity president is going to accomplish is huge. The bigger question is can he be stopped?