In the preceeding post,
Don’t Tread of Me!
How The Rattlesnake Became
the Symbol of the American Spirit of Independence,
one could learn about and appreciate why
the American Revolutionaries chose the timber rattlesnake as a symbol of the American people
as they sought their freedom from the tyranny
of Great Britain.
In this post
I am suggesting that the American people,
symbolized by the rattlesnake,
have been charmed and mesmerized by the snake charmer, Barack Hussein Obama.
The rattlesnake is a good symbol of the American people. It is beneficial to the ecology because it keeps the mouse and rat population in check. It uses its rattles to give fair warning to potential enemies to desist aggressive moves. If provoked, it can deliver a deadly bite.
Throughout its history America has lived up to the reality of its rattlesnake symbol. America has proven that it has been a beneficial presence in the socio-political ecology of the world. It is normally passive and not aggressive. If threatened, America gives ample warning before striking in self-defense. If forced to strike, America strike has proven time and again to be deadly to tyranny and oppression.
So, now comes the snake charmer. Barack Hussein Obama fascinates and mesmerizes 52% of American voters and gets himself elected to the office of the Presidency of the United States. Can anyone deny that his charismatic personality, his smooth rhetoric, his avoidance of Biden-like gaffes through the perpetual use of teleprompters, had women of all ages swooning at his rallies reminiscent of performances by the Beatles.
And now, as the presumed President, he continues to mesmerize and control the American people just as the snake charmer mesmerizes and controls the snake in front of him, but Obama does it by his appearing DAILY on television and by having his voice repeated constantly in sound bites on radio. The result is that the main stream media is apparently lulled and hypnotized by the skill of this snake charmer.
Snake charmers in India and elsewhere in the world maintain their power over the snake not only by the melody they play and the gentle swaying motion of the flute, but also by reducing the possibility of sustaining a fatal bite. They do this by removing the fangs of the snake. Analogously, Obama is slowly but sure removing the “fangs” of the American people by the transformation of our society through the many social reforms he has set in motion through his minions in the many departments of our government and, in the future, through the liberal judges he will appoint.
Do not be surprised if Obama, working with the Pelosi-Reid Democrats, moves soon to control and limit Americans’ right to own firearms. That will truly be de-fanging of the Amrerican people.
In the article by Deborah reproduced below a lot can be learned about snake charming as practiced by Hindu snake charmers and, by analogy, about the snake charmer now occupying the White House.
- Leo Rugiens
Legendary and Mysterious Art of Snake Charming Revealed
By Deborah • August 19, 2008
While it may a dying profession, the mysterious ancient tradition of snake charming can still be found in remote corners of the earth, as charmers enchant savage and perilous snakes with the sweet, seductive melodies of their Makuti flutes into a hypnotic state at Vishnupur, Bankura in West Bengal.
Snake charmers walk the streets carrying their serpents in baskets or pots covered with cloths hanging from a bamboo pole slung over the shoulder. The charmer sets up to perform cross-legged on the ground as his team of assistants or apprentices typically set his pots and baskets about him.
The lid is removed as the charmer begins playing a flute-like instrument made from a gourd — known as a been, pungi, or Makuti. The serpent slowly emerges swaying to and fro in time with the musician’s tune, apparently lulled and hypnotized by the skill of the performer’s magical melody.
The snake never strikes, and the charmer may even kiss the creature on the head. The charmer may handle his animals, daring his audience to touch them, but almost no one does. As if on cue, the snake slowly returns to its container, and the charmer replaces the lid.
A typical performance may also include handling the snakes or performing other seemingly dangerous acts, as well as other street performances such as juggling and sleight of hand.
Amazed onlookers throw coins to the successful practitioner, he gathers up his earnings, and moves on to perform somewhere else.
Sometimes charmers stage mock combats between their snakes and other animals, such as mongooses. North African snake charmers frequently set up loudspeakers which they advertise a wide array of charms, medicines, and healthcare pamphlets from, sometimes demanding exorbitant fees from hapless tourists who snap photos of them.
The real truth of the matter is that standing erect and extending the hood is a normal defensive reaction for a cobra and simply indicates the reptile’s startled reaction to losing its darkened environment. Charmers may even wave their instrument over the opening in a manner to prompt the serpent to emerge while not arousing his audience’s attention to the action.
As for the snake’s swaying movement, it’s actually a reaction to the movement of the performer’s instrument and sometimes the tapping of his foot. The snake cannot actually hear the tune being played, though it may feel some of the sound vibrations and any tapping by the charmer.
Most snakes are actually timid in nature and prefer to scare off possible predators rather than fight them, which explains the creature’s reluctance to attack.
Snake charmers typically reduce the chances of being bitten by sitting just out of striking range, about one-third of a cobra’s body length. What may appear as a dangerous feat to kiss the creature on its head is in fact nearly harmless, as cobras are incapable of attacking anything above them.
Snake charmers learn to read their animals and can usually tell when they’re ready to strike, typically trained in rudimentary methods of treating snakebite should it ever occur.
Some claim that snake charmers drug the snakes, but this is very rare.
The creature’s container also plays a large part in subduing the animal, as it keeps the snake’s blood temperature down and makes it groggy.
The snake returns to its container simply by the snake charmer stopping his waving motion.
Snake charmers frequently supplement their performances with juggling, sleight of hand, and other tricks, such as “turning a rod into a serpent” — a ruse that goes back to Biblical times — said to be accomplished by putting pressure on a specific nerve behind the snake’s head which causes it to stiffen up.
Snake charmers traditionally acquire their serpents by going out into the wilderness and capturing them, which is none too difficult, as most South Asian and North African snakes tend to be slow movers. But today, more and more charmers buy their animals from snake dealers.
The species of serpents used varies by region — the cobra is preferred In India, though some charmers also use Russell’s vipers. Indian and Burmese pythons and Mangrove Snakes are sometimes used, but are not as popular. The Egyptian cobra, puff adder, carpet viper and horned desert viper commonly feature in performances in North Africa. With the exception of pythons, all are highly venomous.
Charmers usually keep their snakes in containers such as baskets, boxes, pots, or sacks, and must train them before bringing them out into public. If they don’t de-fang the reptiles, this may include introducing the snake to a hard object similar to the punji — the snake eventually learns that striking the object only causes pain.
Performing snakes are frequently given poor care. They’re routinely de-fanged, or have had their venom glands removed. Some go to lengths of sewing the serpent’s mouth shut, leaving only a small opening through which its tongue may flick in and out which can be removed for periodic feedings. Worse yet, an even more extreme method is total removal of the creature’s jawbone and the venom glands with it which often causes infection and leads to the animal’s death.
Feeding procedures are typically no better. While some claim it to be a myth, a number of snake charmers only give their animals milk which the snakes are said to be incapable of digesting. Various charmers feed them leaves and herbs thought to cause the snakes to become lethargic and confused, while others simply don’t feed them at all and find replacements once they die.
Steve Irwin had also stated much the same, claiming that the snakes slowly die after their fangs are ripped, and told his viewers to “Never stop and pay money to these people.”
A typical charmer goes through about 7 animals every year, with animal-rights groups reporting an average lifespan of 6 months for a performing snake.
There are however a few snake charmers that treat their animals quite well, feeding them properly and not maiming them in any way. Some performers even appear to have an uncanny rapport with their snakes, with the reptiles seeming nearly tame, and may even learn rudimentary veterinary medicine.
The practice is most common in India, though other Asian nations such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, and the North African countries of Egypt, Morocco and Tunisiaare are also home to performers.
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama
because he is not eligible to be President of the United States
because he is not a Natural Born Citizen
as required by Article Two, Section One, Clause Five
of the United States Constitution.
This is a fact regardless of
where he was born (Mombassa, Hawaii, Chicago, Mecca or Mars).
He is not a Natural Born Citizen
because he was not born of
BOTH OF WHOM WERE UNITED STATES CITIZENS
at the time of his birth.
His father was a subject/ciitizen
of Kenya/Great Britain at the time of his birth and afterwards.
His mother was too young to pass on her US citizenship
according to the law in effect when he was born.
Check it out:
His usurpation cannot be corrected by Congress,
it can only be corrected by his resignation, his removal
by an amendment to the Constitution
which will never happen.
- Leo Rugiens
WASHINGTON D.C., April 1, 2009: In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama's qualifications for the presidency, the group "Americans for Freedom of Information" has released copies of President Obama's college transcripts from Occidental College. Released today, the transcript indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship. This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama's detractors have been seeking.
The news has created a firestorm at the White House as the release casts increasing doubt about Obama's legitimacy and qualification to serve as president. When reached for comment in London, where he has been in meetings with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Obama smiled but refused comment on the issue. Meanwhile, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs scoffed at the report stating that this was obviously another attempt by a right-wing conservative group to discredit the president and undermine the administration's efforts to move the country in a new direction.
Britain's Daily Mail has also carried the story in a front-page article titled, "Obama Eligibility Questioned", leading some to speculate that the story may overshadow economic issues on Obama's first official visit to the U.K.
In a related matter, under growing pressure from several groups, Justice Antonin Scalia announced that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama's legal eligibility to serve as President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of New Jersey. This lawsuit claims Obama's dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president. Donofrio's case is just one of 18 suits brought by citizens demanding proof of Obama's citizenship or qualification to serve as president.
Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation of Obama's campaign spending. This study estimates that Obama has spent upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records. Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still ongoing but that the final report will be provided to the U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder. Mr. Holder has refused to comment on the matter.
According to Associated Press story shown below, Obama's tramscripts from Occidential College show that he was an undergradraduate at the school under the name Barry Soetoro, and received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia. I did a search using "Smoking gun finally found."
Here are a few of the websites that came up. None said it was false.