This is Indeed a Disturbing Universe

This video is an example of what happens when there’s a cult of personality around a politician: bad music ensues. I feel a bit bad for these people because of all the mockery they’re getting since their video was discovered, but it’s also disturbing.

It also reminds me of what we might call the “attack assymetry asymmetry” created by the existence of Fox News. Whenever there’s a hagiographic or cultish video about Obama, it will be featured on Fox as an example of frightening cultishness. The personality cults around George W. Bush (before 2006 or so) and Palin, which have been at the very least comparable to Obama’s and arguably more intense, just don’t get quite the same level of air play, even on The Daily Show.


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