Saturday, December 6, 2008

Mythologizing JFK

This classic Internet film perfectly showcases and parodies what I was discussing below.

The following line sums up the mythologization of any president, and captures the spirit of what Obama has been doing:

"Even though I'm better than you, I am not."

Presidents must simultaneously deify and humanify themselves. JFK and Obama have succeeded on both counts, and this film takes that to its logical extreme.

I don't need to say anything else, except that if you haven't seen this video before, shame on you, and go watch the one about George Washington.

1 comment:

  1. The Newsweek articles have already covered this. Everyone knows that Barack Obama is Stephen Byerley.

    He holds out his hands and children cry, but he cannot feel their hopes and dreams because he is metal.