Editorial: In Virgil’s epic poem, the Aeneid, the story is told of Odysseus’s plot to conquer Troy, thus ending 10 years of defeat for the Greeks. The Greeks’ plan was to trick the citizens of Troy (the Trojans) into believing that the giant wooden horse they had constructed was a gift from the goddess Athena. They left their “gift” outside the city and withdrew their troops and ships, the better to convince the Trojans of their benevolent intentions.
At first wary and suspicious, the Trojans came out from behind their walls to inspect the enormous horse. Once outside, they met a man named Sinon, who gained their trust by telling them that he had escaped from the murderous Greek regime He was so credible that when he suggested to the Trojans that they bring the wooden horse inside the city, they did. But unbeknownst to the trusting Trojans, Sinon was a secret agent of the Greeks.
Once inside the city, the Greek warriors, under cover of darkness, emerged from hiding inside the horse and quickly opened the gates of Troy to allow the rest of the Greek armies to invade the city, whereupon they promptly slaughtered the Trojan men, enslaved the women and children, and completely destroyed the city of Troy.
The colossal ruse of the Trojan Horse – which resulted in the downfall of the great and mighty city of Troy – is similar to the ruse that increasing numbers of Americans believe Barack Obama has effected with his election to the presidency, specifically that the “warriors” of his campaign – including his longtime radical associates, a leftist media and a now-silenced conservative media, as well as far-left organizations like ACORN, et al. – have fooled a largely-gullible electorate into believing that the man who offered “hope” and “change” meant something quite different than they were led to believe.
Contrast Virgil’s poem to what is happening today. In the liberals’ epic scheme, the story is about conquering Republicans, thus ending almost 10 years of electoral defeat.
The liberals’ plan was to trick the citizens of the United States into believing that their moderate-toned, multi-racial candidate was a gift to America, a way to expiate their collective guilt over racial discrimination and “heal the wounds” that, in their view, our big bad country was guilty of inflicting. They and their media lapdogs presented this “gift” with grandiose language and warm-and-fuzzy images, the better to convince the electorate of his benevolent intentions.
At first wary, Americans ultimately bought the media hype. Once they took a closer look, however, they were introduced to many Sinons – Tony Rezko, Jeremiah Wright, Rashid Khalidi, Louis Farrakhan, et al. But the “gift” assured them that he was being victimized by these people, and so the American people bought the “victim” thing and rewarded him with the nomination to be president.
Once Obama became the putative president-elect, his minions emerged not under cover of darkness but in broad daylight, expressing their full intentions to follow his lead in converting America into their dreamed-of Socialist paradise, complete with nationalized banks, healthcare, the auto industry, etc.; the reinstatement of the so-called Fairness Doctrine, which would effectively annihilate all dissenting opinion; the institution of a domestic police force which has eerie echoes to the repressive goon squads of the Russian empire and other Communist and Socialist regimes; bringing about the massive redistribution of wealth, and spitting in the face of our most precious founding document, the U.S. Constitution.
Obama’s hope, it is now apparent, is for a “globalist” America. And his change, it is now apparent, is the polar opposite of free-market capitalism, a free press, freedoms of religion, assembly, etc., any semblance of respect for the United States Constitution, and, who knows, a resurrection of his revolutionary Marxist black liberation theology to replace the Judeo-Christian tenets upon which our country was founded.
“The most noticeable characteristic of Obama,” says Dr. Kate, in a chilling article entitled The Trojan Candidate, ”is his profound lack of respect for America as shown with his behavior on the flag pin, the failure to observe decorum regarding the national anthem, the fake presidential seal, the printed announcement of his speech in Germany, the upside down flag on the tickets and behind Biden at the Convention, his airplane with painted-over American flag, and his detached and callous appearance at Ground Zero. By this behavior, Obama is mocking America, cheapening its decorum and symbols.”
Dr, Kate reminds her readers that it was one of Obama’s role models, Saul Alinsky, who wrote Rules for Radicals and who believed that change “meant a Marxist revolution achieved by slow, incremental, Machiavellian means which turned society inside out. This had to be done through systematic deception, winning the trust of the naively idealistic middle class by using the language of morality to conceal an agenda designed to destroy it.”
She further asks why Obama’s close friend, the unrepentant domestic terrorist William Ayers, would quote the following poem in his blog just two months before the election:
The end of an empire is messy at best
And this empire is ending
Like all the rest
Like the Spanish Armada adrift on the sea
We’re adrift in the land of the brave
And the home of the free
Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye
“Do you think he knows something, or hopes for something that we don’t?” she asks. “Obama is not who he says he is…I also wonder about his Manchurian Candidate characteristics. What is inside this Trojan Horse? Who is he a front for?”
WHERE THINGS STAND NOW
As I’ve written in five articles (which can be read on my website: http://www.joanswirsky.com/), the most crucial issue is the fact that Obama’s eligibility to be president is being seriously challenged by about 20 lawsuits, many of them waged by Democrats and Independents. Several of these suits have now reached the Supreme Court. They all claim that Obama does not meet one of the three criteria that the U.S. Constitution requires of anyone who runs for the presidency of the United States of America. That criterion is that he or she be a “natural born citizen” of the United States.
December 1, writes attorney Thomas J. Latino, was “the deadline for the Obama legal team to file their response to the Berg Petition for a Writ of Certiorari. There was nothing. Mr. Obama has done what hasn’t been done before…he] has blatantly ignored a request from the Supreme Court of the United States – our highest and most revered legal institution. Mr. Obama, quite frankly, has thumbed his nose at the highest court in our land.”
On December 5, Leo Donofrio, a plaintiff in Donofrio v. Wells, is scheduled to have his case heard by the nine Justices of the Supreme Court, who have agreed to hold a “Rule of Four” Conference. This means If four of the nine Justices agree that Donofrio’s case has merit, there is the potential for the Justices to issue a “stay” of the Electoral College vote on December 15, which would prevent the Electoral College members from casting their votes until this explosive issue has been resolved.
In one of my articles, I noted that it was not unexpected that the liberal media – who have been shilling for Obama for over two years – have covered up his shady, anti-American and anti-Semitic associations, his über-far-left voting record, and his questionable eligibility to be president. But it amazed me that conservative media hosts, who pride themselves on independence and probing inquiries, have been totally mute in covering this issue. Here is what I wrote:
I speculated that President Bush might have received highly credible evidence from our enemies that they had a number of devastating (probably nuclear suitcase) weapons – set up and ready to be activated in as many as six-to-10 of our major cities – unless he had his functionaries direct all media outlets to steer clear of the birth certificate issue or face Draconian consequences.
In literally hundreds of e-mails I received, there were other theories I found intriguing.
· One said to “follow the money,” that conservative media honchos had been threatened with massive boycotts from the ACORN crowd to go after their advertisers. Money talks!
· A graphic designer suggested that George Soros dipped into his billions and “treated” major media people to a cool $5 million each.
· Another person suggested that the birth certificate “crisis” was a deliberate act on Obama’s part to change the U.S. Constitution, the better to enable foreign leadership to someday take charge of America and allow the Globalists to run our county and establish their New World Order.
· Writer Michael Bresciani even suggested that the media’s “fear of embarrassment” may be at play. “He won a landslide…the idea is that winning is more important than keeping the rules…The next time a whistle blows on the field in a NFL game, won’t the whole game stop in its tracks and wait for the announcement of the referee? Isn’t [the Obama Constitutional question] a far more grave matter than a flag going down in a football game?”
· Someone else suggested that the Democrats were holding the "Fairness Doctrine" gun to the heads of major radio station owners, striking a deal in which the Doctrine would not be revived if they collectively cooperated in avoiding the birth certificate story.
But the most compelling “conspiracy theory” came from a woman in California, who wrote:
“I don’t think it’s about pay-offs to this or that power-that be that accounts for the media blackout. This could never explain the article in the Wall St. Journal by the staunchly dependable conservative James Taranto, who scoffed at the birth certificate issue. Or why Limbaugh, Levin, Hannity, Ingraham and all the others, including Hugh Hewitt, have avoided this issue. Or why conservative radio icons Al Rantel and Tammy Bruce have so quickly done an about-face, even screeching and threatening their call-in audience never to mention the birth-certificate issue. In fact Bruce seemed to experience a personality alteration by declaring loudly and angrily that if any bloggers on her site posted any material whatsoever that alluded to Obama’s birth certificate, they would be permanently banned from TammyBruce.com.
“To me, it’s reminiscent of the `German thing’ – where ordinary, proud, conservative, responsible Germans suddenly realized that their livelihoods and perhaps their lives depended upon supporting a powerful `new order.’ It was none other than Josef Goebbels who said that the way to take over a country by a relatively minute cabal of fascists was to gain control of two entities: the media and the armed forces. That’s why we heard Obama promise to establish a national police force that was just as strong and well-funded and powerful as the U.S. military. He and his cabal know that they can’t turn the U.S. military, so they’re going to try to set up their own Gestapo.
“I suspect,” she continued, “that a memo went out en masse to the media from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) not to mention the birth certificate subject under penalty of losing their licenses to broadcast. Now we have practically a national shutdown of the media, and the only entity that would have had the power to bring this about is the FCC – and not a Saudi who owns six percent of Fox News! For the entire airwaves, in unison, to suddenly take the position that Obama’s birth certificate is out of bounds means that they’ve been ordered not to discuss it.
“Think about it…every single one of the major radio hosts rebuked callers at the same time – and on the same day in most cases! My guess is that big guns from ACORN and also from the Nation of Islam have gotten to the FCC and have told them in no uncertain terms that if Obama is blocked from becoming POTUS, there will be hell to pay all over America. And obviously these threats were deemed credible enough by those making the decisions at the FCC that they have succeeded. This is nothing less than a political coup d’état! Unless, that is, the Justices of the Supreme Court and the Electors of the Electoral College still take seriously their oaths to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution.”
Interesting, I must add, that while the American media have for the most part blacked-out this explosive story, none-other than Pravda has been covering it!
WHAT LIES AHEAD
According to legal scholar Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., “America is facing potentially the gravest constitutional crisis in her history. Barack Obama must either stand up in a public forum and prove, with conclusive documentary evidence, that he is `a natural born Citizen’ of the United States who has not renounced his American citizenship – or he must step down as the Democratic Party’s candidate for President of the United States—preferably before the election is held, and in any event before the Electoral College meets….the burden of proof rests squarely on his shoulders.” Vieira further explains:
· If Obama fails to prove his citizenship but the voters, the Electors, or the Members of the House purport to “elect” him, Dr. Vieira says, “he will be nothing but a usurper, because the Constitution defines him as such. And he can never become anything else, because a usurper cannot gain legitimacy if even all of the country aid, abets, accedes to, or acquiesces in his usurpation.”
· If Obama takes the Presidential oath, knowing that he is not a natural born Citizen, “he will commit the crime of perjury or false swearing. So, even if the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court himself looks the other way and administers the oath, Obama will derive no authority whatsoever from it.”
· If the Oath is perjured, “Obama’s every subsequent act in the usurped Office of President will be a criminal offense….”
· If he is indeed a usurper, “Obama will not constitutionally be the Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States….therefore, he will be entitled to no obedience whatsoever from anyone in those forces.”
· If he is indeed a usurper, “Obama will have no conceivable authority to make Treaties, or to nominate, and appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States…”
· “Congress can pass no law while a usurper pretends to occupy the Office of President. Thus, if Obama deceitfully enters office as an usurper, Congress will be rendered effectively impotent for as long as it acquiesces in his pretenses as `President.’”
· “If Obama does become a usurper posturing as the President, Congress cannot even impeach him because not being the actual President he cannot be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors…In that case, some other public officials would have to arrest him – with physical force, if he would not go along quietly – in order to prevent him from continuing his imposture.”
· “If the Establishment allowed Obama to pretend to be the President and the people acquiesced in that charade, just about everything that was done during his faux tenure in office by anyone connected with the Executive Branch of the General Government, and quite a bit done by the Legislative Branch and perhaps the Judicial Branch as well, would be arguably illegitimate and subject to being overturned when a constitutional President was finally installed in office.”
Vieira ends by stating: “If he continues to dodge the issue, Obama will be dogged with this question every day of his purported `Presidency.’ And inevitably the truth will out…for the issue is too simple, the evidence (or lack of it) too accessible. Either Obama can prove that he is a natural born Citizen who has not renounced his citizenship; or he cannot. If Obama knows that he is not a natural born Citizen…then he also knows that he and his henchmen have perpetrated numerous election-related frauds throughout the country – the latest, still-ongoing one a colossal swindle targeting the American people as a whole.”
It is clear that Mr. Vieira is not alone in his thinking. Gary Kreep, chief counsel for two California Electors and for Alan Keyes in a lawsuit that challenges Obama’s eligibility, and chief of the United States Justice Foundation, has said that he intends to challenge Obama continuously on the citizenship issue well past inauguration on “every order, every proposal, every piece of paperwork” that Obama produces.
“We will file lawsuits on his actions, every time,” Kreep told WorldNetDaily.” Should Senator Obama be discovered, after he takes office, to be ineligible for the Office of President of the United States of America and, thereby, his election declared void, petitioners, as well as other Americans, will suffer irreparable harm in that (a) usurper will be sitting as the President of the United States, and (2) none of the treaties, laws, or executive orders signed by him will be valid or legal.”
WND also interviewed Judge Roy Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, who echoed the concerns of millions when he said: “We can survive four years of any president; we cannot survive without a Constitution. This calls for a major investigation. Our Constitution is at stake.”
About the author:
Joan Swirsky (http://www.joanswirsky.com/) is a New York based author and journalist who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous works by and referencing this author published by Tulsa Today include:
Is Barack Obama an American? (October 27, 2008)
Obama’s contempt for the U.S. Constitution (November 1, 2008)
America the beautiful, a Republican review (November 10, 2008)
The Great Birth Certificate Scandal/Cover-Up of ’08 (November 24, 2008)
Why Tulsa Today went dark (November 27, 2008)