|the lives lost we mourn|
Maybe Oblahblah didn't personally politicize the event, but his lackeys at Organizing for America certainly did. OFA, essentially the tax-payers paid-for Progressive-Democrat Party Machine, is responsible for putting the Collective Spin onto the "mourners" who showed up at the stadium.
The United States of America is not a collectivist country. Collectivism is the political principle of centralized social and economic control, especially of all means of production. We are also NOT a Democracy, let alone a collectivist one.
According to Encyclopædia Britannica, "collectivism has found varying degrees of expression in the 20th century in such movements as socialism, communism, and fascism. The least collectivist of these is social democracy*, which seeks to reduce the assumed inequities of unrestrained capitalism by government regulation, redistribution of income, and varying degrees of planning and public ownership. In communist systems collectivist economics are carried to their furthest extreme, with a minimum of private ownership and a maximum of planned economy."
To achieve a collectivist image for support of this principle is relatively easy. People are emotional and gullible. People want to share in times of excitement, grief, you name it. (Just look at the latest round of Football playoffs: Painted faces, t-shirts, hats, etc; only the difference here involves the word CHOICE.) Less than one week after the horrific scene in Tuscon, well, "never let a good crisis go to waste" and you've got opportunity written all over it. The entire Obama Presidential Campaign of Hope & Change was achieved by successfully raising an energy toward a collective mindset.
The formula on Wednesday was perfect: a gathering of a whole lot of people - likely more Democrat/Liberal leaning just based on geography, high emotion, free stuff, a slogan, and a well-oiled machine that had been at work for three days putting it all together. "Together, We Thrive." Together, we must be "civil." Well, of course we do, but it's pathetic that this instance was used for a larger purpose. And the sheeple won't even know it.
ADD Moment: Obama said NOTHING publicly about this atrocity for four days. OFA took three days to put it all together. Hmmm. You do the math. He should have said something THAT NIGHT from the OVAL OFFICE, don't you think?
So, as I tweeted earlier this morning, I believe (and it's not just me) that together with OFA & The Democrat Party the Obama 2012 Campaign for Re-election began at on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 6 PM PST in Tuscon, Arizona at the Memorial for the Victims of the Loughner Shooting. Collective Civility coming soon to a presidential campaign near you.
There you have it: just one conservative mother's opinion, always with the occasional ADD moment, and always illustrated because pictures not only speak a thousand words, they also stay stamped in your mind a hell of a lot longer. Collectively...or by your God-given free will, otherwise know as "choice".
Let me know what you think.
*watch the use of this term - it's a favorite of these "Progressive" Dems
external sources: Michelle Malkin, Canada Free Press, AZCentral.com, Britannica.com, Conservapedia.com.