I recently came across an on-line newspaper opinion piece that targeted what I have been thinking for some time now. Here is an excerpt:
In the 1962 classic moving musical, “The Musica Man,” one of the screen’s greatest roles was created in the character of Professor Harold Hill, the ultimate flim flam artist who comes to Iowa to con the locals with his soothing voice and oozing charm, masking all the while his total lack of substance.
If you simply sit back and observe the Barack Obama Phenomenon, it is like watching a rerun of the play and movie titled “The Music Man” with the lead character being Professor Harold Hill. Professor Hill sells hope and promise in the form of musical instruments and the creation of a town band of which he will teach and lead, while he cannot personally play one note. The opinion piece is extremely well written and flawlessly demonstrates what the Obama bandwagon appears to be all about (pardon the pun).
This current political phenomena is almost like a sci-fi movie. The virus is spreading like wildfire. In this case the medical personnel who are to fight this virus are the media; however, they now have the virus as well. The symptoms are euphoria, incredible hope, a blissful feeling about our problems, and a panacea of all things for all people. The virus afflicts people who want something different, are unhappy with their current condition, and will reach out to the first person regardless of substance who says, “I have what you want, follow me blindly, and I will give it to you”. “Don’t ask how I will deliver what you want, just be happy that if you follow me I will deliver it”. The virus is similar to the effects on the pod people in the Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It makes people, your neighbors, look like people, but who no longer have a mind of their own.
Well, back to Professor Harold Hill and the online opinion piece. If you are adventurous and have not already been infected with the pod stuff, go to the following web site using the link (http://www.madisonrecord.com/arguments/206498-professor-harold-hill-runs-for-president) and read about Professor Harold Hill in Iowa (um!). The similarities are striking and John J. Hopkins, the author, is right on with a very timely piece.