When Obama’s term as president finally ends, we will not be spared of his empty, insulting rhetoric. Indeed many presidents before him have enjoyed a certain level of enduring popularity after their term came to an end; but with Obama his popularity will be different. Owing to the fact that the media has done a fantastic job in elevating his status beyond a president; to something of a superhero for whom the masses can look up to in awe and gravitate towards in large crowds to catch a glimpse of this phenomenon whilst donning “Forward” and “Obama” badges, scarfs, beanies and other apparel.
He will be cast in countless documentaries for many years to come, no doubt make countless appearances in Hollywood movies, talk shows such as Letterman, Jay Leno, the View, Oprah, as well as make countless speeches at university graduation ceremonies to standing ovations, and he will go on to appear in many other media. Who knows, maybe he will have his own TV show or network.
If the current trend of the US continues, then when he passes away, he will be remembered even more, if not for his sole contribution to nailing in that last nail in the coffin that is the US, then for the sole fact that he was the first black president since we all know how obsessed the Left is with a person’s skin pigmentation. His image will be elevated even more and those of us who saw him for who he really was will be dismissed as being racist, crazy, close-minded, and a host of other catchy words that the Left uses to censor its opponents.
If the current trend continues, then his speeches and oratory skills will be enshrined as something of a divine quality; never to be matched by another human being. He will become the new benchmark as to what constitutes a “good president”, a writer, speaker, or simply a human being. All future presidents will be matched up against him, where the media will look back on him in a fervorous manner akin to the way religious zealots hold to their faith, and their final judgement will always be “he’s no Obama”.
Expect to see museums opened in his name, detailing his accomplishments and showing video footage of his exemplary oratory skills where he delivers his awe-inspiring speeches. The Founding Fathers will have been swiped to the side by this time, replaced by the likes of Obama, Bill Clinton and co; their impeccable wisdom will have no doubt brought the country to greater heights. People will look back longingly to the “Obama days” as they will be known; maybe he will be re-defined as a new historical epoch where B.C and A.D will be replaced with B.O and A.O (before Obama and after Obama).
I’ll take it even further by envisioning colossal Obama statues akin to those of antiquity, where there will be daily rituals and offerings. The rituals will be in the form of a collective sacrifice where all who strive to rise up above the rest will be brought down to a common denominator, and the offerings will be in the form of their blood; the signification of their effort to carry a world on their shoulders whilst having the means and resources to hold up the world taken away from them.
Not much will change really; those of us who grind our teeth at the mere mention of his name will continue to do so, whilst those who fawn over him will do it even more so. Our intellectual descendants will rightly condemn him – just as we do today of past presidents/prominent figures – where as the descendants of the non-independent-thought crowd will continue to elevate his image.
I can’t help but to wonder whether Obama actually ‘loves’ all the popularity, media approval, and general public adoration that he gets. I also wonder whether he relishes the fact he will go on to become a prominent historical figure, whereas those who actually matter, those who had a genuine quality to them will not. I wonder whether he wants the fame more than being honest – with himself, the American people and the founding principles of the nation he leads. Well, I don’t exactly ‘wonder’ – I know. A proper president would not strive to attain a celebrity status, instead he would see it as a grave failure on his behalf if the people were to be so uncritically and unabashedly devoted to him in any way. No matter their political views – whether left or right – a good president would not insult the intelligence of his fellow citizens by appealing to their emotions.