Friday, April 4, 2008

Obama Mania: Is This 2008 ... or 1984?

By Gar Joseph

Philadelphia Daily News - U.S. SEN. Barack Obama's critics have called his presidential campaign a cult of personality.

His glassy-eyed supporters are enraptured. The media are docile. Hollywood stars make music videos about him.

"There is something just a wee bit creepy about the mass messianism," Joe Klein of Time magazine has observed.

But we ask you, does the campaign poster on this page remind you of a totalitarian cult?

Wait, don't answer that.

The Soviet-style heroic Obama, the use of a single word "Hope," do make the SEPTA bus shelter posters a bit reminiscent of George Orwell's "1984."


Cathy_of_Alex said...

Or, is it the 1990s? I seem to recall Bill Clinton's slogan was "Hope" (Man from Hope. There's always hope). I wonder how Obama feels about blue dresses and red berets? Hmmm...

Terry Nelson said...

It is very creepy.