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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Just Plain Creepy - "Prepare Your Mind to Embrace the Change"





Where have we seen cults of personality before?


I really dislike alarmist stuff, particularly right before an election, but this Obama thing is out of hand. People were kidding about the Obamassiah, now it is becoming a reality. People really believe this nonsense. It is undemocratic and borders on dangerous.


Update: Did they just take this video down? Perhaps the site is just overloaded, but if it is indeed gone, what does that mean?


*** UPDATE - St Wendeler ***
LiveLeak has the video



Also, BeliefNet has the transcript and the lyrics of the song, and asks the question whether Barack Obama is your sanctuary:

The video, from ManifestObama.com, used the worship song "Sanctuary" as a soundtrack to dozens of people saying the name, "Barak Obama," with the following copy scrolling across the screen (thanks to P.J. Gladnick at Newsbusters.com for the transcription):
Between now and November 4...
Let's spend one minute a day...
Envisioning Barack Obama...
As our President...
Prepare your heart to fill with hope...
Prepare your mind to embrace the change...
Envision Barack victorious on election night...
...Taking the oath of office...
On Inauguration Day...
Believe that this great moment in American history is already a reality...
Say the words to yourself...
To your family...
To your friends and neighbors...
Say it to the world...
Your vision is a sacred trust...
You are a sanctuary of a sacred vision for a renewed America...
Envision it...
Say it...
Feel it...
Believe it...
Make it our reality...
Manifest Obama, America!

It's not just that they use the worship song "Sanctuary" in a political promo that bothers me. It's that they makers of the video have declared Obama as that sanctuary! In fact, it's some kind of New Age thing.

You've got to be joking.

The song is a worship song sung to God, asking for our hearts to be a sanctuary for worship to the Almighty - not a song for Barak Obama. Here are the lyrics to the song "Sanctuary":
Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary
Pure and holy, tried and true
With thanksgiving, I'll be a living
Sanctuary for You

It is you, Lord
Who came to save
The heart and soul
Of every man
It is you Lord
who knows my weakness
Who gives me strength,
With thine own hand.

Lead Me on Lord
From temptation
Purify me
From within
Fill my heart with
You holy spirit
Take away all my sin


Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: MontereyJohn

Comments (3)
St Wendeler said...

And don't forget that this is a very popular evangelical song...

As I posted in "The One or Dear Leader" a while ago, when you have no higher power, Barry "The One" Obamessiah will have to do.

And again, I ask the question:

Would any politician on the right engender such feelings? Feelings that would motivate parents to write music of praise and enlist our children to sing? McCain? umm, no. Romney - nah? W? LOL. Reagan? Not even Reagan.

But, for the Left, He is their Savior. Which is sad.

St Wendeler said...

I have to say... the song is much more uplifting when it's about Our Lord than when it's about the Obamessiah.... Listening to this version really peps you up.

Shame they ruined it.

desert Rat said...

These are truly frightening times. If Obama wins, he ushers in an era that flirts with fascism. Should he lose, his side will not accept electoral defeat and there will be a violent reaction not seen in this country since the Civil War. Either way, I fear the outcome of this election.