“Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art.” – Oscar Wilde
Barack Obama is an extremely gifted man. He is a talented singer, writer, orator, and actor [projecting personality characteristics that are not his own as if they were.]
President Obama came onto the national stage promising what have proven to be beautiful lies; that he would be a catalyst for a new climate of cooperation in Washington DC; a new era of peace and respect in race relations; a more vibrant economy, and the author of greater international stability and stature.
Dreams from my Father is billed as Barack Obama’s autobiography. It is – and it isn’t. It is biography, propaganda, confession, fantasy, and an application for a public position all wrapped into one. It is, if nothing else, a great work of art. Barack Obama reached the pinnacle of career success by practicing his craft of telling ”beautiful untrue things.”
What is important to Mr. Obama isn’t sharing truth but crafting and delivering a narrative that will further his philosophical and personal agendas. This is the heart and soul of Critical Race Theory. This is the essence of community organizing. This is what fueled Mr. Obama’s meteoric rise from relative obscurity to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Mr. Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize for his narrative of promise and rhetoric of peace between peoples and nations. The prize wasn’t for any accomplishment but for the hope of success. Giving Mr. Obama the Peace Prize before he actually delivered anything except an electoral victory is like presenting an Academy Award to an actor the moment he signed the contract to do a movie.
Obama’s Box Office Flop
The narrative has been proven hollow. Promises made were broken. Now Mr. Obama is asking us for a do-over. He wants to remake the movie for which he was awarded the Academy Award even though it flopped at the box office. His new narrative is that the director and production company failed him. But, he promises, the remake will fulfill the hope that blossomed when he signed the first contract.
Are you willing to invest your life savings in the remake of a box office flop?
Mr. Obama is a highly talented man and artist. If he were truly of great character and discernment he would use his gifts where they would be of most benefit. History has already proven that he needs a venue other than the Oval Office. And our nation needs a new leading man.
Neither Beautiful or True
As the campaign season matures, consider what has become the singular message of Mr. Obama’s application for a new contract with the American people, “Romney is a liar.” What comes to mind when we compare Mr. Obama’s successful message of “Hope and Change” with his present message that Romney lies? One was worthy of the man’s artistic gift. It was a beautiful telling of untrue things. Today’s message is neither true nor beautiful. With nothing to recommend it, why do we listen?
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Fell free to fact check this piece. If you find an error, you are welcome to share it with readers. Truth is always true and we need something more than a beautiful untrue narrative to rescue our nation from economic and social collapse.