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The Indoctrination of Children Begins

These kids are already being taught to worship Obama as if he were some kind of god. That's what kids in North Korea, Cuba, Saddam Hussein's old Iraq, and other totalitarian regimes were taught to do as well. The purpose is if they grow up seeing their leaders as god-like they're less likely to rise up against them.

Check out the beginning of the video which says this took place at a neighbor's house in Venice, California, as if it were some kind of spontaneous, grassroots effort by a bunch of musically inclined neighborhood families, but the video itself doesn't support that. They have t-shirts with what looks like a professionally designed logo, and they had to have spent many hours with these kids teaching them to sing in harmony a song that doesn't sound like it was written by some random parent. Nope, I'm not buying what these Obama worshipers are selling.

Message: With Obama, all things are possible.

Update: Bookworm watched the video and couldn't help but think of the tactics Communists and Nazis used to ensnare and then indoctrinate children into placing loyalty to the State above their families.

Update II: Bob Owens at Confederate Yankee did a little research and found that this video was in fact not a spontaneous grassroots effort but was in fact put together by some very wealthy and well connected Hollywood types.


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Comments (61)

This is truly frightening a... (Below threshold)
Wordygirl:

This is truly frightening and needs to be distributed as much as possible. Using children in this way, whether you are conservative or liberal, is never okay.

Why do I hear Obama singing... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Why do I hear Obama singing
"I'd like to buy the world some coke"

Or was that sell? I left my copy of his book at home today.

I have a feeling this is an... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

I have a feeling this is another something Drudge has devised (or signed onto) in order to get people OUTRAGED! like he has so many other times -- it's a distraction.

Remember that recent false story about Oprah Winfrey not allowing Sarah Palin on her show?

Somebody needs to "rearrang... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Somebody needs to "rearrange" the guys faces standing in the back. I'm gonna hurl.

Please this has to be a jok... (Below threshold)
Pam:

Please this has to be a joke! No parent would let their child take part in Obama worship!

This is scary... it is lik... (Below threshold)
MARIE:

This is scary... it is like a cult that we have seen indoctrinate children that do not know what they are saying... only this is backed by a candidate that is scary himself. Lets do our outmost effort to bring all these troublesome issues to light. Only in communist countries do they indoctrinate children. Let's not become one of them too...

Okay, that is scary. That ... (Below threshold)
tarheelcon:

Okay, that is scary. That would be defined in any church as a praise song and reserved for a deity.

I recall VP Al Gore in 2004... (Below threshold)

I recall VP Al Gore in 2004 referring to bloggers who spoke in favor of the Bush administration as Digital Brown Shirts.

While the VPs analogy was wrong on so many points - particularly because most bloggers in those days weren't kids - I become concerned at seeing so many children singing the praise of any candidate, and I can't help making the leap to a Blue Shirt analogy.

You really want to see how ... (Below threshold)
David:

You really want to see how spooky this is? Check out a tape that features the Hitler Jungend.

I never thought I would liv... (Below threshold)
TheRealSwede:

I never thought I would live to see this kind of personality cult indoctrination in this country. We are falling so far, so fast.

"Scary" doesn't do this jus... (Below threshold)

"Scary" doesn't do this justice. This is clearly teaching children worship of an individual.

"I have a feeling this is another something Drudge has devised (or signed onto) in order to get people OUTRAGED! "

What!?

You're actually claiming Drudge concocted this? You're a miserable waste of human intellect.

This reminds me of the movi... (Below threshold)

This reminds me of the movie, href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wave_(TV_special)">"The Wave". Next thing you know, Obamatons will be screaming "Strength through discipline! Strength through community! Strength through action! Strength through hopey-change!"

Oprah doesn't want Palin on... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Oprah doesn't want Palin on the show until after the election. What is false about that?

I have a feeling t... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:
I have a feeling this is another something Drudge has devised (or signed onto) in order to get people OUTRAGED! like he has so many other times -- it's a distraction.

Adrian,
The key in your post is "so many other times".
How many of these incidents will it take for you to wake up?

Alas, I fear there IS no antidote to the Obama Kool Aid

Remember that recent false story about Oprah Winfrey not allowing Sarah Palin on her show?

What false story? Oprah refuses to have Sarah Palin on her show before the election. What part of that is false?

I honestly can't figure out why I feel compelled to respond to lefturd insanity. Please continue to keep your fingers in your ears, and sing along with the Obama-kids.

Oh for crying out loud.... (Below threshold)

Oh for crying out loud.

"The Wave"

Having worked with kids thi... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Having worked with kids this age...
This had to have taken hours, probably over a course of many days, to get the kids on the same page. Unless they are already a very cohesive choir, but even then I doubt they came together in less than a weekend.
As for the setting... looks more like a classroom or a studio to me than a room in someones house.

14:Sarah Palin's spo... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

14:
Sarah Palin's spokesperson said they had no discussion of appearing on Oprah and Oprah Winfrey said there had been no discussion of a Palin appearance. The story was manufactured by Drudge to illicit outrage.

I say "I have a feeling" that this video has been manufactured as well -- it doesn't begin to look real TO ME.

Remember this fake story? --
http://wizbangblog.com/content/2008/04/09/student-attacked-for-antiillegal-immigration-stance.php

There is nothing worse to m... (Below threshold)
Mike Carr:

There is nothing worse to me than having children say lines or sing songs that are created by adults, using the kids for the delivery. You see this on TV and especially in ads.

This is scary and offensive, bordering of child abuse, to use kids to vent their political agenda.

Kids grow up too fast already. Politics should not be part of their life until high school when they can begin to understand it.

"I say "I have a feeling... (Below threshold)

"I say "I have a feeling" that this video has been manufactured as well -- it doesn't begin to look real TO ME."

Who do you suspect "manufactured" the video, Browne? It couldn't have been Obama supporters, could it? Someone's just trying to make Obama supporters look bad? Kid's standing in a room with Obama propaganda adorning the walls singing his praises at the direction of an adult looks pretty "real" to me.

So what's "not real"?

"So what's "not real"?"<... (Below threshold)

"So what's "not real"?"

That hopey-change crap they're singing about.

I don't care to guess about... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

I don't care to guess about who did it or their motivations -- it would just be conjecture. Ask the people who made the video -- not the "neighbor."

It's just a gut feeling I have -- that's all.

Man that is scary! Did you ... (Below threshold)
Gordon:

Man that is scary! Did you see the ridiculous euphoric faces on the adults? This may sound crazy but if ever there was a candidate for the anti-christ... I know,I know, crazy right? But the Bible does say people will worship him. I'd say the same thing if McCain was doing this. cue some scary sci-fi music.

I am reminded of another yo... (Below threshold)
Timateo:

I am reminded of another youtube vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5P_TFqUegU

Sarah Palin's spok... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:
Sarah Palin's spokesperson said they had no discussion of appearing on Oprah and Oprah Winfrey said there had been no discussion of a Palin appearance. The story was manufactured by Drudge to illicit outrage.

You can't be that obtuse, can you? (no need to answer)
Oprah Winfrey herself said she would be glad to have Palin on AFTER THE ELECTION. I know you guys like to create your own world, but this is fact. The story on Drudge was from folks working on the Oprah show. The only manufacturing here is you and your reality.

I say "I have a feeling" that this video has been manufactured as well -- it doesn't begin to look real TO ME.

Remember this fake story? --

You pick a story about a single, misguided individual who fabricated a "hate crime"... Not unlike college professors hanging nooses on their own door or graffiti-ing their own car -
What you fail to acknowledge, my myopic friend, is that we are witnessing a wide-scale, media supported fraud.
Perhaps you choose to ignore history - I do not.
We've seen similar fraud-hype (and its results) several times in history.

If you cannot see the stark resemblance to other incidents of indoctrination... If you continue to treat this sort of thing with passive apathy as long as it supports your "cause", you are doomed to repeat the mistakes of history.

If that truly is the case, Adrian, I really can't hope to convince you of anything. Hey, that song those kids are singing is kinda catchy!

Heh. Is Obama going to get... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Heh. Is Obama going to get an idea to create his own National Anthem, too? It's interesting to read some of the comments at Youtube. One person stated his negative feedback was getting deleted...interesting.

Slightly off topic - but on... (Below threshold)
Candy:

Slightly off topic - but only slightly - I've been outraged to see the protesters outside the Anthony home in Florida, using tiny children to push their feeling that Casey Anthony's parents are covering up for her. Regardless of whether or not that is true, it makes NO sense to bring little ones into their protest.

"Oprah Winfrey herself said... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

"Oprah Winfrey herself said she would be glad to have Palin on AFTER THE ELECTION."

She said that as a reaction to the FAKE story -- a f t e r. After the fake story on Drudge had appeared. But before that Palin had not been discussed by Oprah's staff -- that's how we knew the story was fake.

At any rate, who ARE the people in this new video? What do THEY have to say about it? I'd like to know whether or not it's real before I come to any conclusions about it.

She said that as a... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:
She said that as a reaction to the FAKE story -- a f t e r. After the fake story on Drudge had appeared.

No, she said that AFTER her OWN STAFF leaked the story... Cat out of the bag, she was forced to address it (wouldn't want to lose audience share).
Perhaps you have some evidence that the story was fake?... I mean, other than Oprah or Entertainment Tonight?

You.Do.Not

Oprah was caught, and the story is true since Sarah Palin will not be on before the election.

<a href="http://mises.org/b... (Below threshold)
SBD Author Profile Page:

The Road to Serfdom Cartoon Version


The Road to Serfdom is a book written by Friedrich Hayek (recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1974) which has significantly shaped the political ideologies of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan and the concepts of 'Reagonomics' and 'Thatcherism'. It also led to the revival of Neoclassical economics in the West and lessening the Keynesian influence. The Road to Serfdom is among the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism and libertarianism.


Hayek's central thesis is that all forms of collectivism lead logically and inevitably to tyranny, and he used the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany as examples of countries which had gone down "the road to serfdom" and reached tyranny. Hayek argued that within a centrally planned economic system, the distribution and allocation of all resources and goods would devolve onto a small group, which would be incapable of processing all the information pertinent to the appropriate distribution of the resources and goods at the central planners' disposal. Disagreement about the practical implementation of any economic plan combined with the inadequacy of the central planners' resource management would invariably necessitate coercion in order for anything to be achieved. Hayek further argued that the failure of central planning would be perceived by the public as an absence of sufficient power by the state to implement an otherwise good idea. Such a perception would lead the public to vote more power to the state, and would assist the rise to power of a "strong man" perceived to be capable of "getting the job done". After these developments Hayek argued that a country would be ineluctably driven into outright totalitarianism. For Hayek "the road to serfdom" inadvertently set upon by central planning, with its dismantling of the free market system, ends in the destruction of all individual economic and personal freedom.

Hayek argued that countries such as the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany had already gone down the "road to serfdom", and that various democratic nations are being led down the same road. In The Road to Serfdom he wrote: "The principle that the end justifies the means is in individualist ethics regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes necessarily the supreme rule."

SBD

Reminds me of another youtu... (Below threshold)
max:

Reminds me of another youtube video as well, Timateo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CgvgjfwyPs

Here's the story.

http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/HopeTacos/gG59KJ

At any rate, who A... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:
At any rate, who ARE the people in this new video? What do THEY have to say about it? I'd like to know whether or not it's real before I come to any conclusions about it.

Well, we now know WHO was behind the indoctrination...

Not a surprise at all.

more here <a href="h... (Below threshold)
vite:
I don't care to gu... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:
I don't care to guess about who did it or their motivations -- it would just be conjecture. Ask the people who made the video -- not the "neighbor."

Adrian, there is no neighbor. The woman who made the video, who posted it on Youtube, is the one conducting the children. At the school of music that she teaches at.

I wanted to hurl:F... (Below threshold)
Larry:

I wanted to hurl:

From Wiki:

"Generally, personality cults are most common in regimes with totalitarian systems of government, that seek to radically alter or transform society according to revolutionary new ideas. Often, a single leader becomes associated with this revolutionary transformation, and comes to be treated as a benevolent "guide" for the nation, without whom the transformation to a better future cannot occur. This has been generally the justification for personality cults that arose in totalitarian societies of the 20th century, such as those of Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler."

Evan Peron is an example of personality cults from democracies.

I would say exactly the same thing if McCain or any other politician approved of that message.

I dunno if there is a law against exploiting children for political purpose, but there should be.

At any rate, who A... (Below threshold)
Eric:
At any rate, who ARE the people in this new video? What do THEY have to say about it? I'd like to know whether or not it's real before I come to any conclusions about it.

Adrian, would a mention on Barack Obama's website be sufficient evidence of whether or not it's real? How about their own website?

There has been a lot of speculation that the Jeff Zucker listed in the credits is Jeff Zucker, President and CEO of NBC. However, IMDB lists another Jeff Zucker who works as a Hollywood film gaffer. It could be him instead.

Here's the music teacher:</... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Here's the music teacher:


Contact: Kathy Sawada, ksawada1@sbcglobal.net

The Obama youth. Soon they... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

The Obama youth. Soon they'll be wearing armbands displaying Obama's symbol.

I was wrong about the video... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

I was wrong about the video being real and it is creepy.

Think there will be an "Oba... (Below threshold)
Roborob2000:

Think there will be an "Obamajugend" Division in the next Great War? I think we found the first cadre.

The video of the kids in ch... (Below threshold)

The video of the kids in church with the cardboard Bush is creepy too. I'd never seen that one.

pretzelHow sure ar... (Below threshold)
Larry:

pretzel

How sure are you on the email address? The web site is registered through Domains by Proxy, which keeps the identity of the owners private.

Me and about a hundred othe... (Below threshold)
Larry:

Me and about a hundred others dropped this one on Drudge. He is trying to trace everyone he can to link it to as high as he can. I love his tag line "Obama kids sing for Deal Leader."

Too bad people will send hate mail, which will itself get the publicity instead of the awful thing that those parents and brain washed idiots did.

Never mined pretzel.... (Below threshold)
Larry:


Never mined pretzel. I tracked the email address down to dailykos. The original page on dk has been deleted, but the cache is still available on google. It appears that the email is valid.

To me, the entire Obama cam... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

To me, the entire Obama camp seems sureal...

*Children sing songs to "dear leader".
*"Truth Squads" to prosecute the naysayers.
*Strong-arming radio and TV stations to pull ads.
*A man revered as near God-like for no reason whatsoever.

I'm a science fiction dork, so I keep thinking of that Battlestar Galactica quote by the hot cyclon chick: "This has happened before. It will happen again".

Who WOULDN'T be able to see the similarities in history?

If Obama should win this election, I am convinced I am stuck in a hellish, Moebius timeloop.

Am I crazy? (don't answer)... Does anybody else see it?

"These kids are already ... (Below threshold)
Herman:

"These kids are already being taught to worship Obama as if he were some kind of god." -- Kim

Silly, conservatives, the children understand that only God calls Obama "God." To the rest of us, he is ObamaMessiah, the Savior chosen to rescue the world from conservative stupidity and greed.

Son Of The Godfather -... (Below threshold)

Son Of The Godfather -

There are worrisome similarities. Surreal or not - it's REAL. The media ignores Obama's background, and makes up stuff on Palin... you can't tell me they're that blind without having a motive.

And now this? Damn, but we're living in interesting times. It's funny, but I never thought we'd elect a dictator by public acclaim - all the hyperventilating by the left about Bush's intent to set up a theocratic hereditary dictatorship now just seems to be their telling us what THEY intended...

I wonder where they'll establish the gulags?

In the Bush video, the kids... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

In the Bush video, the kids are praying to God for Bush. In the Obama video, they appear to be praying to Obama. Big diff., although, I'd not subject my kid to either, probably.

This whole Obama phenomenon does have a creepy, Manchurian Candidate feel to it, with the propaganda perfectly presented, and deflection of any real criticism of Dear Leader O.

I hope we never see this again. It's bad for the country, and those poor kids. Can't have an honest debate with the Obamassiah worshipers without deflection to rants over race, class, and the rest of it.

What a negative approach to life, when you think about it. "The Man's tryin' to screw me again!" Sheesh.

JLawson: The Gulags will b... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

JLawson: The Gulags will be in the hinterlands, obviously--the red states. You know, the place where "all THOSE people" live.

To the rest of us,... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
To the rest of us, he is ObamaMessiah

"The rest of us?" Herman, even your imaginary friends are cringing. We are sorry your song and/or lyrics didn't make it into the video...

My first thoughts were of t... (Below threshold)
epador:

My first thoughts were of the Chinese Olympic "entertainment" productions at the opening and closing ceremonies. They used kids (and even lip synced at least one kid).

Thanks for the tip. I blog... (Below threshold)

Thanks for the tip. I blogged about it too, but shortly thereafter, they removed the video.

I saved the video he... (Below threshold)
Larry:


I saved the video here. It is copyrighted.

Anybody save the video some... (Below threshold)

Anybody save the video somewhere? They yanked it.

Two new links to whe... (Below threshold)
DaveC:


Two new links to where the video has been reposted..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrfrdptVJEg

http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=AlcIwvHZUl4

The video of the k... (Below threshold)
The video of the kids in church with the cardboard Bush is creepy too. I'd never seen that one.

Yeah, but there's a difference. The children in the Jesus Camp clip are being encouraged to pray for George Bush. In the singing video, the children are being instructed to sing to Obama.

I would classify the Jesus Camp clip as weird, perhaps even very weird, but singing hymns to Obama as if he is some kind of "Dear Leader" is downright creepy.

td blogFeed on <br /... (Below threshold)
JustSaying:

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Indoctrination and Exploitation of Youth
September 30, 2008 by texasdarlin
Obama's Youth Sing for "Dear Leader"
Hitler's Youth Sing "Tomorrow Belongs to Me"
A comment I found on another blog:
This reminds me of when I was back in Cuba as a little girl in kindergarten. We were made to sing praises to Fidel and this is exactly what it looked/sounded like.
Also the teacher would ask for us to sit down at our desks, bow our heads, and pray to God for some ice cream. Of course, after she told us to open our eyes there was no ice cream. Then she would ask us to do the same, this time asking Fidel for the ice cream. When we were told to open our eyes they'd placed an ice cream cup in front of each one of us and we were then asked to give praise to Fidel for providing us with all our needs.
Indoctrination of the youth, the simplest way to spread the Communist propaganda. After all, children are pretty much a clean slate and you can easily program their minds with whatever heinous doctrines you wa nt to put there without too much effort...
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<a href="http://www.youtube... (Below threshold)
JustSaying:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOX28GR9nbY


take Obama's kids (Indoctrination song)...compare it to this...what have you got...more of the same...has to start somewhere...how sad is this!
This man (Obama) is dangerous....

"Silly, conservatives, the ... (Below threshold)
newton:

"Silly, conservatives, the children understand that only God calls Obama "God." To the rest of us, he is ObamaMessiah, the Savior chosen to rescue the world from conservative stupidity and greed.

45. Posted by Herman | September 30, 2008 10:54 PM |"

Are YOU willing to die for Barack Obama? He will probably give you a test...

Congratulations to K... (Below threshold)
Larry:


Congratulations to Kim. The web site and video is down. Obama's campaign took it down as well. Both Drudge and O'Reilly got it.

SBD:Thanks ... (Below threshold)

SBD:


Thanks beyond measure. Hayek says it like no other. And yet our pols ignore. Women swoon and men feel tingles in the legs when the New Adonis takes the podium. Children sing paeans to Dear Leader in the same affectionate gesticulation of Mao's beloved red-scarved urchins in Bejing.

Yes we need to be reminded that the R.T.S. is usually a gradual process, and begins in earnest with real problems, with phony solutions that ignore economic and human realities.

Europe has the moribund, demograpically challenged inertia variety. No strongman, and not even the ability of the old codgers to mount a horse. But serfdom they have.

Other Great Leaders whose h... (Below threshold)

Other Great Leaders whose humble servents swoon and legs tingle have had their praises to a Glorious Future!

This is a real song sung by Maoist Youth. No dbout a video version of this would show the smiling urchins moving their hands like swans and swaying from side to side with a music teacher waving her hands. How charming:


"Socialism is Good"
(pinyin: Shehuizhuyi Hao, Chinese:社会主义好), a modern rock adaptation of which was performed by Zhang Qu and featured on the 1990s album Red Rock (pinyin: Hongse Yaogun, Chinese characters: 红色摇滚).

Observe:

"Socialism is good, socialism is good!
In socialist nations, the people have high status.

Overthrow the reactionaries. Imperialism flees with its tail between its legs.

The entire nation is in great unity and has raised the socialist construction to a new height, to a new height.

Socialism is good, socialism is good!
The people protect the socialist system.

The popular capacity is solid, the resistance of reactionary cliques is completely futile.

The socialist society will definitely succeed, a communist society will definitely be achieved, will definitely be achieved!
The Communist Party is good! The Communist Party is good!

The Communist Party is a good leader for the people.

It holds its promises and works of any heart for the people.

Firmly anchored to the Communist Party, it is necessary to complete, complete the construction of our great fatherland!

The Communist Party is good! The Communist Party is good!

The Communist Party guides China on the way of the power.

The popular capacity is solid, the resistance of reactionary cliques is destined to fail.

The socialist society will definitely succeed, a communist society will definitely be achieved, will definitely be achieved!

In case of rain on January 20th, 2009, the Revulsion, I mean, err, REVOLUTION, will be held indoors!




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