Monday, August 3, 2009

"Say No More," He Says.

If you've never read World Net Daily, you haven't missed much except for some of the most outrageous craziness ever. The latest "throw it against the wall and see if it sticks" idea hosted on the site is a man who uses a quote from the bible to show a relationship between Barack Obama and the antichrist but qualifies that by stating he's not saying Obama is the antichrist.

An American Christian has produced a brief film for YouTube that connects one statement by Jesus in the Gospel of Luke to President Barack Obama.


"I want to emphasize I'm not ashamed of what I put there," he told WND. "I'm not proclaiming he is the antichrist, or that I'm some kind of a Hebrew expert, but the word associations are indisputable. The Hebrew word for lightning is 'Baraq' and the word for heights or high places is 'Bamah.'"

The movie has a prominent disclaimer stressing the film does not declare "BHO" [Barack Hussein Obama] to be the antichrist, but is merely pointing out the Hebrew words and their "striking" correlations to Jesus' statement.

So the reason for doing this is...what? There are times when we don't want to state something outright and imply something in order to lead the reader or listener to a conclusion. It's a useful construct in literature, theater and comedy. This, on the other hand, implies something so strongly that it could hardly be more obviously stated and then in turn is denied. I can think of no purpose for it other than to be intentionally destructive.

Basically he's saying something like, "The word association is indisputable so therefore, although what I'm not declaring outright seems logical and possible, I leave it for others to assume to be true."

Know whatahmean, know whatahmean, nudge nudge, know whatahmean, say no more?

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