Human Redemption Through Government

During the election campaign Michelle Obama said of her husband,

Barack Obama is the only person in this race who understands that. That before we can work on the problems we have, we have to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation.

I am here right now because I am married to the only person in this race who has a chance of healing this nation.

Just recently, as I noted, Al Gore said of the opponents of his AGW campaign that “From the standpoint of governance, what is at stake is our ability to use the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption.”

It would appear that the New York Times is still enraptured by the idea of human redemption through government Obama:

This particular photo-chop was pointed out by Van Der Leun.

Remember how Jonah Goldberg defined the word “fascism”?

Fascism is a religion of the state. It assumes the organic unity of the body politic and longs for a national leader attuned to the will of the people. It is totalitarian in that it views everything as political and holds that any action by the state is justified to achieve the common good. It takes responsibility for all aspects of life, including our health and well-being, and seeks to impose uniformity of thought and action, whether by force or through regulation and social pressure. Everything, including the economy and religion, must be aligned with its objectives. Any rival identity is part of the “problem” and therefore is defined as the enemy.


UPDATE: THIS image, via Jeff at Alphecca is a fitting addition:

He may not be painting himself that way, but the media still is.

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