BlackBerry-loving President Barack Obama declared war on technology, singling out Apple’s super-popular iPods and iPads for criticism at a commencement ceremony in Virginia, the New York Post reported Monday.The guy who lives and dies by the teleprompter and his BlackBerry has an issue with technology? I wonder if the core of the issue is the fact that the internet has been the one place he has failed to exert control?
There is the answer: "...information becomes a distraction...". What our esteemed leader means is Conservative blogs and sites have become a distraction to his agenda; I am prepared to accept that premise. Obama is less concerned with empowerment and emancipation than he is with furthering his socialist ideals. The technologies of the day present an impediment to his goal and therefore are a dangerous distraction. I guess that all depends on which side of the argument you are on; whether you choose liberty or tyranny.
"With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations -- none of which I know how to work -- information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation," Obama said at Hampton University in southeastern Virginia.
Obama described the most popular offerings of companies like Apple, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo as distractions that are putting unnecessary pressure on the country.
Obama also lamented the spread of social media and blogs, through which "some of the craziest claims can quickly claim traction."
"...some of the craziest claims can quickly claim traction"? What the messiah means when he says "craziest claims" is anything that runs counter to his hollow rhetoric. This is not an attack on technology so much as it is an attack on those who use it to counter the lies and misinformation he spreads from the bully pulpit.
"All of this is not only putting new pressures on you," Obama said. "It is putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy."I fail to understand how dissenting views place a strain on Democracy. What Obama's argument boils down to is his dislike of the First Amendment. But for the blogoshpere his statements would go unchallenged; any leaders statements would go unchallenged. Is that a good thing?
"We can't stop these changes," he said, "but we can adapt to them. And education is what can allow us to do so. It can fortify you, as it did earlier generations, to meet the tests of your own time."
"...we can adapt to them..." I wonder if by adapt he means things like the "fairness doctrine"? Time will tell I suppose. In the mean time I, and others like me, will continue to challenge the anointed one; at least until he and his sycophants "adjust" us out of the picture.