Monday, May 11, 2009

Air Force One Photo Op


One image alone was released from the expensive photo op that terrified New Yorkers last month. Out of God only knows how many images taken during the mission, only one was chosen. It speaks powerfully to the American public — in symbolic language.



The ominous and imposing aircraft dominates the scene in such a way that, in gestalt parlance, no one could mistake the figure for the ground. The figure is an aircraft that serves as Air Force One, representing the Messianic omnipotence of the Obama presidency. Below it, part of the background — a small and less relevant thing in comparison to the aircraft — stands the Statue of Liberty, representing the individual freedoms that Americans used to treasure and enjoy.



The message and its purpose could not be clearer: we must reset our priorities. Now that the democracy is at last headed by this magnificent and elegant man, we must put the federal government and its needs ahead of our paltry individual freedoms. Of what value, after all, is the property Americans have spent their lifetimes to acquire, or one’s right to defend oneself with a firearm, or even the privilege of living in an upwardly mobile society that used to be the envy of the rest of the world, in comparison to the Leader’s magnificently powerful icon, glistening like a phoenix in the sun?

3 comments:

Left Coast Rebel May 11, 2009 at 5:51 PM  

Brilliantly said, I blogged about this picture and didn't even consider what you are saying here. God help us, what a nightmare we are in the midst of.

Southern Drawl May 12, 2009 at 11:03 AM  

Wow, amazing analogy; so accurate.

WoFat May 12, 2009 at 1:43 PM  

Your tax dollars at work.

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