Monday, May 7, 2012

Free Julia!

Obama's The Life of Julia, is not about one of his composite girlfriends who cries because she can't be black and who receives a narcissistic "thank you," in return for telling young Barry she loves him.  No, this woman is the invention of the Obama "Are You Insane 2012" campaign machine.

This female internet cartoon figure is the archetypal  helpless American, designed to convince liberal young women who are cocooned in daddy government's swaddling embrace to stand by their man.  He gives them free condoms and cut-rate student loans, after all.

Conservative Jokers are already giving this ill-conceived propaganda piece the rich ridicule it deserves:

Sooper Mexican - Life of Julia Parody

Women burned their bras for this?  

To escape slavery to patriarchal husbands and bosses, only to fall into servitude to the state?  Oh, and the Obamunist propagandists forgot one panel, where Julia is given the bill for all this largess:  $15,000,000,000,000, and rising.
 
This campaign ad damns the progressive state, reminding us all just how dependent we are on government. It could be a beautiful liberal dream were it not racking up such colossal debt, $4 Billion more every day.  The inefficient, money-wasting, dependency-creating beast now infests every last stage and corner of our lives.  We are Cuba with consumer goods; North Korea minus the line of pot bellied pig dictators.
But they inadvertently captured something important about the progressive vision. Julia’s central relationship is to the state. It is her educator, banker, health-care provider, venture capitalist, and retirement fund. And she is, fundamentally, a taker.
Every benefit she gets is cut-rate or free. She apparently doesn’t worry about paying taxes. It doesn’t enter her mind that the programs supporting her might add to the debt or might have unintended consequences. She has no moral qualms about forcing others to pay for her contraception, and her sense of patriotic duty is limited to getting as much government help as she can. (Obama's Vision for Julia: Statism)
Obama's America:  Out of One, Many

Obama and the Democrats have lost their mojo.  They are no longer hip, actually never were, but the nation fell into a mass hypnosis four years ago, and here we are.  Obama is now the stodgy old statist, peddling 100 year old progressive bromides, sorting us into tribes and pitting us against one another, applying one-size-fits-all straight-jackets to a diverse population, and he still hasn't made the oceans recede...

But there is a bright spot!  Obama is rolling back Reaganism!
One of the most troubling aspects [...]is that the shrinkage of the labour force means that just 63.6% of working-age adults are now actively engaged in work or looking for work. That's the lowest participation rate in decades. (Economist)
That's right, mean old Ronnie Raygun created jobs and made all those people go to work, but Obama is changing it back, destroying jobs and freeing us from the capitalist grip...

Ricochet - Four Years of Obama Undoes Eight Years of Reagan

Links:
Who the Hell is Julia? And Why am I paying...
The Life of Julia - Yuval Levin
Sooper Mexican - Life of Julia Parody
Julia - Obama's American Woman
James Taranto - The Lonely Life of Julia
Life of Julia - Libertarian Remix
The Party of Julia

30 comments:

Always On Watch said...

Julia is a character's name in 1984:

she was taken to Room 101 and betrayed [Winston] there....It is also suggested that she was given a lobotomy ("...and there was a long scar, partly hidden by the hair, across her forehead and temple...")....

Silverfiddle said...

"Under the spreading chestnut tree, I sold you and you sold me..."

I don't think that's where they got Julia from. Today's left hates Orwell (or ignores him) because his writings damn them so, and I don't think anyone on Team Obama is that literate in the classics. They would be more versed in angry post-modernism.

My Observations said...

I wonder what Julia thinks about Obama's "Big Stick"

Ducky's here said...

" ... sorting us into tribes and pitting us against one another."

-----
Told you he's a closet Randoid.

Anonymous said...

PART ONE

Thank you for the clarification of Julia's origin, AOW. I've never forgotten the devastating effect Orwell's masterpiece had on my emotional and psychological well-being, -- I got the message -- but I have lost most of the details. It's been almost sixty years since I read Nineteen-Eighty-Four.

The themes we discuss here and on other political-cultural blogs and websites never vary -- only the names and places do, and even that just a bit.

Liberalism has been terrifyingly successful at persuading a majority to believe that "fire will not burn you," and "water won't make you wet," if only you turn over your life, your fortune and your integrity to an Almighty and Ever-Living Nanny State.

Having always been great experts at factionalizing, leftists have succeeded in dividing us -- even those of us who vainly imagine we are conservatives and libertarians -- into warring camps that ceaselessly "strain out gnats, while swallowing camels."

~ FT

(CONTINUED)

Anonymous said...

PART TWO

Was it Lincoln who first said, "A house divided cannot stand," or did he get that from the Bible?

The way things tend to be today would find us squabbling over the "authenticity" of the quotation, tearing each other to shreds as to whether Lincoln actually said it, or whether it first appeared in Plato's Republic -- or the Rig Veda -- or maybe in the "oral tradition" of the "Algonquians."

Then, because cinema, recorded sound and videotape were unavailable in Lincoln's time, we'd have lengthy, tedious, acrimonious debates as to whether Lincoln -- or Plato -- or whomever -- actually said those specific words. Many would assert that possibly-well-meaning-but-fundamentally-dishonest "hagiograohers" and "historical revisionists," might very well have "fluffed up" or "tweaked" the original text -- or inserted mere fabrications of their own -- to support a pet "agenda" and on and on.

MEANWHILE, the essential MEANING and undeniable TRUTH of the quotation would get LOST in the bullying, bitching, barroom-brawl-style of verbal confrontation we indulge and engage in as an unworthy SURROGATE for rational discourse.

Don't like what someone has to say?

SHOUT HIM DOWN!

INSULT HIM!

EXCORIATE HIM!

SHAME HIM!

OSTRACIZE HIM!

DISCREDIT HIM!

DRIVE HIM AWAY!

DON'T EVEN DREAM of LISTENING.

DON'T LET YOURSELF BE CURIOUS.

NEVER STOP CHASTISING, CASTIGATING, EXCORIATING, UPBRAIDING, MOCKING and INSULTING.

NEVER FAIL TO SHOWER YOUR OPPONENT WITH CONTEMPT.


These are the methods of the left -- methods virtually all of us have absorbed, accept as second nature, and employ routinely to our detriment.

The swirling chaos in which we live -- courtesy of the left -- is fertile ground for tyranny.


"The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness . . . This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs. When he first appears, he is a Protector. . . In the early days of his power he is full of smiles. . . When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies . . . and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other in order that the people may require a leader. . . Has he not also another object . . . that they may be impoverished by taxes and thus compelled to devote themselves to their daily wants and [be] therefore less likely to conspire against him?"

~ Plato (427-347 B. C.)


It doesn't matter whether Plato really said that or whether I just made it up [I didn't ;-], what matters is the TRUTH encapsulated in the statement. The truth is the truth, whether it's said by Shakespeare or Joe Doakes. The left is besotted with LITERALISM and uses it very a effectively as a weapon to ridicule, punish, discredit and destroy opposition.

If we do the same, we are no better than they, and will suffer the consquences.

~ FreeThinke

My Observations said...

I guess that Barack Obama and Michele Obama aren't as popular as everyone thought. Julia seems to be more important that the First Moocher is these days.

Z said...

The Left's taught our kids they need the government...this is a fight between self-sufficiency, integrity and pride versus giving up one's hopes and dreams of bettering him or herself all by him or herself, which wasn't a unique thought only a few years back.. I believe this is what the election will be about; and what some mean by "fighting for the soul of the country"

BY the way, CNN is starting a series where they'll ask Obama and Romney to answer a question every week. The questions stack toward Obama...Obama will be playing to JULIAs, .....Romney will be responding to the few who still want to feel pride in themselves and not be babied and coddled from cradle to grave, voters who know our gov't can't afford that, anyway. Voters who can figure out how to register and get to the polls all by themselves. (fancy that)

Lisa said...

What more would we expect than a fictitious character from this fictitious administration?

Ducky's here said...

The election will be about silly perceptions not substance.

Silverfiddle, why aren't European bond markets showing any support for austerity?
Is Germany really going to be going it alone? I don't think so.

Eventually that dynamic is going to come to America since austerity whether it's Mittens or The Black Bush so how do we go about discussing some very complicated issues rather than just whining about this superficial bullshit that keeps the fringe right proles in line?

Divine Theatre said...

I have been spending entirely too much time on Facebook as of late, debating and observing the Julias of the world.
Good thing I am married to cold, hard reality. I envy my police officer husband....he gets to inject reality into the Julia'sworld in a way a debate on Facebook never could.

Andie

Silverfiddle said...

Ducky: Whining? I don't see any whining here.

If you want to discuss European bond markets, start your own blog.

We need economic growth, and Obama and his goosestepping statists are doing everything in their power to impede it, and then they subject us to red propaganda like this.

This is an important topic. It this really the America we want? Where Big Brother holds your hand every step of the way?

Anonymous said...

It might be all right if "Big Brother" truly held us each by the hand to help steady us on Life's Rugged Path, but instead BB is more likely to grab and rudely twist our arm roughly, hold us in a half-Nelson, and frog march us towards involuntary participation some dreary form of "community service" designed ostensibly for "the greater good."

Those of us who might be eager to trade our essential liberties for a measure of "security" would do well to remember this line spoken by Hecate in the opening scene of Macbeth:

"Security is mortals' chiefest enemy."

In the immortal words of Bob "Yuckpoo" Dylan:

"When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?"

~ FreeThinke

Ducky's here said...

Well Silverfiddle the question of what kind of a country I want isn't that important.

That country is not going to be free of the ebb and flow that is always going to be part of our history.

Now being in a country that has enough brains to realize its drift to the right has gone too far would be a blessing.

Anonymous said...

The satirical sign SHOULD read:

..."worker harder than SHE does at her part-time job at Starbucks," etc.

"Harder than her" is completely unacceptable.

It's as bad as saying:

Him is going to the store with she's money to buy groceries for we.

}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} PUHLEEZE {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{

~ FreeThinke

conservativesonfire said...

Well, Obama has made it clear where he stands. I hope Romney dose the same. If so, we will know in November if America is still a republic or are we now a democracy.

Always On Watch said...

Silverfiddle,
I didn't mean to imply that Obama's "Julia" was taken directly from Orwell's 1984. Rather, I was pointing out what could be an apt coincidence.

Always On Watch said...

Z,
Obama will be playing to JULIAs,

Obama is, indeed, trying to capture that segment of the vote.

The pandering is a really in-your-face kind of thing.

Furthermore, Julia can also represent "the sandwich generation," who are just now starting to worry about who will take care of them in their old age.

I find the Julia storyboard quite childish. However, it is going to be effective with many. **sigh**

Always On Watch said...

FT,
Spot on quotation from Plato!

PS: Loved the grammar lesson! Of course, Obama and his minions don't give a damn about grammar. Too many rules and absolutes, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, AOW, but how come you didn't call me on typing in "worker," when I obviously meant "work?"

<|;-}

That's a duncicon, in case you didn't know. I hasten to add that I'm the dunce here, not you.

And so it goes ...

I've been withdrawing from the news more and more. Listening to all this guanoganda is like banging your head with a hammer, because –––– it feels so good, when you stop.

Take note of GUANOGANDA -- a new coinage on my part.

GUANOGANDA from the ENEMEDIA is all we can expect from now on. FOX and C-Spin are in on it too. Those few who aren't are labeled "lunatic fringe."

Jettison all the journalists, and maybe we'd have a chance to reconquer our territory.

But I doubt it. We are being subjected to The Nonwhites' Revenge. The sins of somebody's forefathers sure are being dumped all over us like raw sewage. PFLECK! PGAUGH! UGH!

~ FreeThinke

KP said...

<< The election will be about silly perceptions not substance. >>

That is insightful, and a bit scary. The French candidates were void of meaningful discussion leading into Sunday's election. It was a frivolous exercise.

The people didn't like Sarkozy. Period. They never addressed real issues. They look silly to anyone follow the crisis over there. Hollande will fall in line so fast this year it will make the ‘takers’ over there furious. Merkel is being polite so far.

I see the same crap in America. Talk of dogs and birth control. Meanwhile, the debt crisis looms.

BTW, how the heck can Hollande govern? He is over sixty. He should put his feet up and get an all expenses vacation for the next twenty years.

Jersey McJones said...

Silver, and the rest of you conservatives, "Julia" is a rather common American. She has no grand design to be a "welfare queen." "Julia," by definition, is many, many American women who are caught up in such a way with our culture to be screwed by our system. It's bad enough they're screwed by our itinerant, erstwhile ignorant males, but then they get no help for their unlucky progeny as well, huh?

You libertarians live in your own universe all by yourselves, and just blithely ignore your communities, and then you have the gall to proclaim "the more local the elections the more representative."

I call bullshit.

JMJ

Finntann said...

My first thought was you've got to be f'ing kidding me!

My second thought was OMG, somebody hijacked the BO 2012 site.

Alas, neither were true.

Finntann said...

Jersey, You've got to be Goebbels wet dream.

"It's bad enough they're screwed by our itinerant, erstwhile ignorant males, but then they get no help for their unlucky progeny as well, huh?"

Aside from the fact that two people who can't scrape together the 27 cents for a condom ought not be procreating:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/17324884?adid=22222222227014441068&wmlspartner=wlpa&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=&wl3=13697428150&wl4=&wl5=pla

Julia couldn't possibly be a little more discerning in her choice of partners?

Cause...meet Effect!

Choice....meet Consequence

Julia, Obama Voter and lead web designer at an Amish Internet Dating site.

Me, I was in the headstart program too! My mother taught me to read and write... So much for the necessity of government programs.

Dude! Man-up, grow a set, and take some frigging responsibility for your life. Last time I checked demons weren't stealing your seed while you sleep and depositing it in unwilling females.

Talk about Libertarians ignoring community all you want... you completely ignore reality.

I call bullshit so deep you need snowshoes, or would those be...?

Cheers!

Ducky's here said...

"There are those who argue that everything breaks even in this old dump of a world of ours. I suppose these ginks who argue that way hold that because the rich man gets ice in the summer and the poor man gets it in the winter things are breaking even for both. Maybe so, but I'll swear I can't see it that way."

--- Bat Msterson

viburnum said...

Jersey: "...and just blithely ignore your communities..."

We don't ignore our communities, we just do things without getting the government involved.

Right Wing Theocrat said...

This julia is what liberal men expect of women. Fortunately for them liberal women agree.

Sad really, there I was thinking liberal women wanted to stand on their own two feet, instead they just want to be dependent on someone else, just without giving anything back.

Liberalmann said...

Wingnuts want a society in total regimented control by their government. A society of Romney Robots.

Finntann said...

Those would be leftwing nuts.

I know it's difficult, but stop and think for a moment. We want less government... now who wants regimented control by their government again?

This is your brain (.)

This is your brain on liberalism ( )

Anonymous said...

Gua·no


A substance composed chiefly of the dung of bats or sea birds, accumulated along certain coastal areas or in caves and used as fertilizer.

Guano is the polite word for bat shit.

~ FreeThinke