The Socialist: A Cautionary Tale

Via Lori Ziganto at the Green Room.

The triumph and glitter of the 2008 presidential election has devolved into a sobering cautionary tale — a hard lesson for a gullible electorate: Never again allow yourselves to be duped by liberty-thieves who hide their true motives behind ingratiating, grandiose, and nonspecific promises of deliverance from the human condition.

Ben Howe, who created a piercing new video, “The Socialist” — a take-off on the movie “The Social Network” — wrote about this latest work at Red State, recalling the wave of emotion and ignorance that swept an eloquent, beatific socialist into the White House.

Every age seeks visionaries to leave, in the wake of their genius, a changed world – but rarely are they found without a few strikeout also-rans getting a crack first. In 2008, millions of Americans thought they had found the real thing.

Howe summarized the theme of this latest work with a biographical statement about our Socialist in Chief:

The Socialist moved from the halls of academia to the offices of ACORN to a pew in Chicago, and eventually all the way to the Oval Office, all the while spurred on by the heady early days of a culture-changing phenomenon in the making. In the midst of the chaos and mounting disasters, average American citizens began to object, eventually adding up to more than the sum of their parts in what has become a multi-front, 21st century clash of worldviews.

Here’s “The Socialist.”

You might remember Howe’s equally incisive work, “The Last Best Hope.”

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