The video embedded below is causing a ruckus in the right-wing blogosphere. It shows a group of black teenagers marching and chanting about the inspirational qualities of Barack Obama... and the benefits of his health-care plan.
To white folks unfamiliar with black fraternities and “stepping,” such a display carries overtones of fascism and mind control.
“Nazi Youth – Obama Style,” reads one blog headline. “Freakin frightening.”
According to the NewsBusters blog, “This is reminiscent of North Korean kids chanting out their praises for the ‘Dear Leader.’ ”
My old nemesis Lawrence Auster was reminded of North Korea as well, except “this Obama Youth video is worse, because it has an African primitiveness about it.”
“Scary stuff,” wrote one of Auster’s readers.
“Militant radicals in the making,” wrote another anti-Obama blogger.
This video is now being pushed on the Drudge Report, which is an agenda-setter for Rush Limbaugh and Fox News. So you can expect to hear more about it in the coming days.
Evidently, the video was originally uploaded by the Urban Community Leadership Academy, a Kansas City charter school. It is now being viralized by YouTubers with nicknames such as NoObamaCant.
This isn’t good news for that charter school, which is affiliated with the University of Central Missouri, a public university. Because if taxpayer money is going towards these types of partisan shenanigans, the Urban Community Leadership Academy will likely catch hell.
And rightly so.