Actress Ellen Barkin, who stars in the new TV series, “The New Normal,” better titled the New Abnormal, has tweeted “that as long as Barack Obama is President, the people of the United States belong to him.”
“Yes I vote for Pres Obama . . . to protect his people, ALL his people. The poor, the middle class, the jobless . . . the ones that need our help . . . I vote for humanity.”
Barkin isn’t the only Hollywood zombie who knows nothing about the founding of the United States and the governmental limitations set forth in the Constitution that every president takes an oath to uphold.
Hollywooders like Barkin live in a fantasy world like the films and TV shows they star in. Unlike the Hollywood of old, Barkin and Company attempt to push a worldview that is destructive of America’s core values, and they believe a more powerful government can attain it for them.
Many in the New Hollywood have pledged their lives – Communist style – to Barack Obama with the promotion of the “For All” campaign. Jessica Alba is encouraging voters to pledge allegiance to Barack Obama:
“Growing up, my classmates and I started every day with a ritual: We’d stand up, put our right hand over our hearts, and say the Pledge of Allegiance. . . . To me, that gesture was a promise. A promise to be involved and engaged in this country’s future. A promise to work for liberty and justice — and for affordable education, health care, and equality — for all.”
Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson have joined the “For All” campaign in an all-out effort to get President Obama re-elected. They are shown in photographs with their hand on their heart pledging to vote for Obama. Alba wrote in an email to supporters:
“That’s why all across the country, people like you and I are proudly writing down our reasons for getting involved, and then taking the pledge — to vote. Putting your hand over your heart is making a promise. Casting your ballot is keeping it.”
To Pledge Allegiance to a set of principles is one thing, but to pledge allegiance to a person or to political power is dangerous and the first step toward tyranny. To take such a pledge creates a mental fog that obscures the ability to evaluate what a politician is doing with the power either granted to him by the Constitution or seized by a delusional belief that his efforts are part of a political god’s pre-ordained plan.
The images of Germans declaring Heil Hitler! (“Hail Hitler!”), Heil, mein Führer (“Hail, my leader!”), and Sieg Heil! (“Hail victory!”) come to mind.