Doug Ross isn’t speechless, though:
Let’s review the central attributes of the photograph:
- Obama, in what has become a tradition for the media, is deified with lighting that resembles a halo (ever recall the use of similar lighting for George W. Bush?)
- Deification is further emphasized through the use of a cross watermark, courtesy of a mosaic filter
- The focus, however, is on Obama’s single upraised finger, the digit pointing towards the heavens, as if to say “I am the one that can save us, as it was foretold by the ancients.” Or something.
The White House, a tiny, nearly transparent reflection, is located below the President; it seemingly says that the man is bigger than the office. He is more real. He is more important. He is the One.
The general idea being suggested as our heroic President leads his great humanitarian effort to end all suffering via the health care bill, during this holy season of Lent; runs along these lines:
Behold the Lamb: Pure and innocent, gentle and meek, giving and self-sacrificing — a stranger, a misfit and a pilgrim in this world of self-gratification.
“He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth.” Isaiah 53:7
Had He spoken, his judges would have misunderstood His words. His message didn’t fit their view of reality. They couldn’t see beyond their personal wants and their earthly existence. From their finite perspective, His meekness looked like weakness. His submission seemed like passivity.
But the Lamb was strong, not weak, when He stood silent before His accusers. He modeled strength when He chose obedience instead of resistance. His meekness demonstrates, not passivity, but a resilient power to endure any trial by trustful surrender to the will of God.
The Obamessiah imagery was always a joke to many of us, but now after two full years of watching Obama lie, cheat, and thug his way to his Statist goals, I would think – a very few are buying, anymore.
Give it up New York Times.