25.1.09

Savior on Capitol Hill

The basic message of the first video below is okay - pledging oneself to acts of service that benefit our local and extended communities. But every time a video like this gets made I have to spend an extra half hour explaining to die-hard Republican relatives that I voted for Obama because I thought he was the best candidate for the job of president, and not because I think he is the American messiah.

The worst line comes right at the end: "I pledge to be a servant to our president and all mankind..." The essence of representative government is that the representative becomes the servant of the people, not the other way around, and we can't hold our elected officials accountable until we recognize that. (Unless by "servant to our president" Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore meant that we should all put on Christ Jesus, who did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. Which is possible, I guess.)

So watch this video...



...and then disinfect with this video:

8 comments:

  1. I'm sorry, that's just creepy.

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  2. Yeesh.

    The fervent following sure doesn't help play down the whole "Obama is the anti-Christ thing", does it?

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  3. Why am I not surprised that his is a Harpo production (that's Oprah's company).

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  4. "this"... not "his." (I hate it when I do that.)

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  5. I'd watch the worst movie ever if i knew Jason Bateman made a cameo in it.

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  6. I think I would have been more impressed if all of these actors had pledged to serve others when Bush was president, instead of waiting for when it's the trendy thing to do. If being president is the loneliest job in the world, can they not imagine how lonely it was for Bush when he had such low approval ratings?

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  7. randomdtd,

    That is a great, great point.

    John

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  8. Was that Punky Brewster??

    I pledge to pledge whatever she pledged. Yowza.

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