Tuesday, August 18, 2009


What is Going On in the US ???

by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths

I've been out of the US for over a year and a half. I missed the excitement of the Obama campaign and election. But have I? It seems from over here that it hasn't ended...

(Foxnews) A 20-year-old, college history major of Palestinian descent who supported Rep. Dennis Kucinich's presidential candidacy is the anonymous artist who turned a Time magazine cover photo of Barack Obama into the nefarious Joker of the Batman series, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

Just a question for those in the old country (I love saying that): Since when does someone's descent or support of other candidates in previous elections get discussed in American news? I think you'd have to go all the way back to the Nixon years to find the US administration obviously targeting 'enemies' by classifying them in narrow enemy target classes.

What in the world is going on over there???????????


Marilyn said...

Sadly, the GOP is being quite free with labeling Obama and Dems as anything from socialist to Nazis. There is no real conversation. Obama tries to get input from the right but there is a great deal of fear-mongering being generated in response. I'm 54 and I haven't seen such blatant racism flaring up since the 60's and the civil rights movement. I'm worried about America.

joshwaxman said...

fox news, as conservative, is unlikely to be doing this on behalf of the Obama administration.

rather, the Joker photo was widely seen as racist. perhaps correctly, perhaps incorrectly. because it put Obama in whiteface. saying it was created by a democrat, who didn't like Bush, and who voted for a somewhat kooky candidate who says he saw a UFO, takes away some of the criticism of Republicans as racist.


Neshama said...

Try these for what's going on:


Where America stands today: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/28451/?ck=1

and for a list of the Czars: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/29391/?ck=1



Anonymous said...

It is known the Rebbe's opinion about reading newspapers, how much more so kuchin zich in this. It is not a source of nachas for the Rebbe.

Maybe take R' Gutman on as a mashpia.

Akiva said...

Thanks for the input Anonymous. However, I feel that understanding the tone of the situation is important. Given past history of the Jews in the world, this only makes sense.

Anonymous said...

Since when? Since people like Dennis Kucinich and Dr. Ron Paul attempted to give the Amerikan Sheeple a real choice and the media - which backs to bogus Two Party System, that gives said Sheeple the illusion of representation - had to run to the rescue of the Establishment's candidates, lest the Status Quo be upset by a couple of upstarts.

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