By Dr. Jim Garrow
I remember seeing the art of Turner and Constable in the Art Gallery of London and was quite amazed at the colors, something for which these artists were notable. Seeing the mask of Tutankhamen was another “Wow” moment. Art beautifully-rendered, and in some cases so true to life they seem to be real in their accuracy. You ask yourself, “How could anyone get it so right, without it being the real thing?”
As we have now seen in revelation by modern technology, that even the great masters often started with sketches or in some cases actual pictures underneath the final effort. They started in one direction and modified that, suggesting that they had not been satisfied with what they had done or had a better idea that they then pursued. But in every case, no matter the accuracy or the beauty, the art is merely a representation, an interpretation of the real, and not the real itself.
The planning and crafting, the uncertainty, the changes that modern technology now bring to light the directions of those early masters cause me to realize that today we have an amalgam, a rendering, a pose of the real in the man elevated to the Presidency. He represented what the vision of the people was; he managed to convince the people that the words he spoke were our hopes and dreams, and ones that the shared.
Whether what we heard spoke to hope, or white guilt, or equal opportunity, or the original desires of the Founding Fathers to serve the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, we thought we were listening to something familiar; words from the lips of Barry Soetoro resonated with our own desires.
But we failed to look much beyond the surface and never grasped the early planning, the beginnings of the effort, the modifications that led to the final product. We also fell for the “posters” and iconography that represented the reality, the stories that filled our need to see Barack as some kind of fulfillment of the national psyche’s yearnings.
As with many museums or private collections, and the day came when experts with the proper technology or principles of science saw beyond the surface and knew what lay underneath, we now understand much about the deception that is Obama. We could have avoided much pain and the destruction of the Republic had we stuck to the tried-and-true principles of old and dug deep into what we were buying; we would have seen the flaws and the masking of what was real.
Leaving the hopes of naïve youth behind is a painful experience, but a necessary one. Maturity is usually built on both the good and the bad, the sweet and the sour of the past. Today, almost six years into the fraud, we realize how we were taken, who aided it, who led us in the wrong understanding, and now we are left to decide our own futures and the future of the Republic.
I ask for the Wisdom of God to fall on every American so that each will know what needs to be done, and have the willing heart to actively take part in our restoration, having committed to doing whatever it takes.