In his column titled "The Mask Slips" in yesterday's New York Times, brilliant right-wing thinker Bill Kristol drew an awesome comparison between Barack Obama and the demonic Nazi German father of Soviet Communism and atheistic anti-Jesusism Karl Marx…
Obama was explaining his trouble winning over small-town, working-class voters: "It's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
…and in the original German in which Marx somehow always sounds better: "Die Religion… ist das Opium des Volkes."
That translates roughly to: "Religion is street-grade smack for the stupid common people."
So, as Kristol points out, this means that in essence Barack Obama was trying to tell religious Americans that they're all a bunch of junkies. And not just any junkies, but the kind of junkies that'll stab you in the eye with an AIDS-infected pen just to get at the quarter that's in your pocket.
Is this really what Barack Obama really thinks about Americans?
Obviously, the answer is yes.
Thank you, Mr. Kristol. You are a true American patriot, and maybe the greatest thinker since Karl Marx.
Tags: Barack Obama, Karl Marx, New York Times, William Kristol