Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Lord Obama and the Death Eaters

As anyone who has read the Harry Potter novels knows, they revolve around the conflict of Harry and his friends against an unspeakably evil sorcerer called Lord Voldemort, who mobilizes legions of followers -- the "Death Eaters" -- to aid Voldemort's return to power over the world. Harry and company are blocked repeatedly in their attempts to warn people of Voldemort's return by the obtuse Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge, who literally refuses to acknowledge it, as if this will somehow make the danger go away.

In a symbolic sense, there you have the election facing us: After the fall of the Soviet Union and the discrediting forever (some thought) of communism and socialism, we are witnessing its return in the form of Lord Obama, who stands for not a single individual right and seeks only one thing: the power to rule over the collective by means of an undefined and indefinable "change"; his legions of Death Eaters who will do anything to bring him to power so that they might worship him; and the clueless Cornelius McCain, in denial about the nature of what he is facing, even while himself embracing the same power of the state, albeit in slightly different form.

As Ayn Rand said, in any contest between two opponents sharing the same basic premises, it is the more consistent one who will win. I see the Mark of Voldemort hanging over us by 4 points.