the miraculous healing and redemptive power of our glorious Lord and Savior:
In the beginning of the 21st century, no one ever thought that an African-American would become the first President of the United States. But it happened, and an entire country celebrated the exceptional efforts pulled off by citizens ready for sweeping change. But this change didn’t come without effort. It required a unification of all people from all races and nationalities, which is what “The Obama Effect” is about. This film centers around a middle-aged man (Charles S. Dutton) who is faced with some difficult life questions after having a heart attack. Attempting to get back on track with his life, he takes on the Obama campaign with full force in an effort to fight for something he believes in. In the end, he not only learns that putting effort into something can yield unexpected results, but that fighting for something you believe in, including yourself, is what life is all about.
Years ago, I bumped into a friend coming out of Mass and he mentioned to me that he was off to the Metro (just down the street from our parish) to see “Pulp Fiction” again. The film is not to my taste and I remarked on the incongruity of going from Mass to see it. He replied, “I need to cleanse my palate. I’ve seen too many films about the Triumph of the Human Spirit.”It is one of the marks of our deranged culture that Lefties now make movies, not about the exaltation of the humble, but about the glorification of rich corporate tools. Nobody would believe a film about somebody who finds healing and redemption by campaigning for the Rombot 2012 Device. But lots of suckers still imagine that Obama is some sort of vessel for messianic hope instead of what he is: a wholly-owned subsidiary of Caesaroligarchic interest who claims the right to indefinitely detain and murder anybody he feels like. It takes a special sort of stupid for the alleged Party of the Little Guy to go on perpetuating that messianic legend at this late date.
And, by the way, what’s with this: “In the beginning of the 21st century, no one ever thought that an African-American would become the first President of the United States.” Grammatic ineptitude aside (George Washington became the first President of the United States and he did it in the 18th Century) does anybody seriously believe that “no one ever thought” an African-American would become President? I assumed it was a foregone conclusion that we will see Presidents from every ethnicity in the American ethnic kaleidoscope, as female Presidents as well.