Recently I had some fun with
Paste magazine's "Obamicon.me" feature. You may upload any image and put it into
that pop art style used for the distinctive 2008 Barack Obama campaign poster.
The word "Change" frequently appeared below the iconic image of the erstwhile
Thought I'd put together an Obamicon.me poster using an image of Agent Smith
from the film The Matrix. Smith is that wildly ubiquitous and invincible
cyber-villain who generally makes life miserable for anyone who wants to enjoy
"the real world."
Many put their undying trust in Obama as the agent of change to make things in
this world oh-so-better, and by World standards he'll probably jostle things
around a bit. The fact is this agent will always be intractably oppressive yet
cover it with freedom language frosting. His severely autocratic duties will be
liberally sprinkled with talk of people empowerment.
Furthermore, all revulsion and censure spewed his way simply subject detractors
to his ruses. His agents are not even his own; they are sworn operatives
beholden to a superior officer few care to identify much less acknowledge that
his work subsumes them. Obama is merely thrust on the stage as a sweetly
eloquent rhetorician for the arts of war used to administer the vast sin
management program that a fully Catholicized populace wholeheartedly demands.
There is only way to resolve the dilemma of sinful behavior infecting the fine
things people would otherwise do to make the world a pretty nice place. That Way
is Jesus Christ, and taking His hand to walk out of this body of death
You may indeed join Him in His glorious Kingdom filled with people who love with
the deepest, sacrificial, sowing love; or you can hook up with Agent Smith in
whatever form he takes doing the World System's job of cracking heads.
Jesus, He'll do change by completely transforming your heart and making you
Agent Obama? He'll do change by cheerfully lying to you about how much World
agents are actually stuffing you in their Americanist vice and keeping you very
Doesn't sound like much changes with that.