The Great American Con-Job

31 01 2009
Party hats!

Party hats!

Two days ago I posted about what I thought was a

Norman Lear presents...

Norman Lear presents...

 

rather dangerous organization known as BornAgainAmerican.org. As of today, I think it’s even more dangerous than I originally thought. Here’s why… I know a lot more about this organization and the reason it was created… So sit back, relax, and watch while I pull this apart with my bare teeth.

When I first wrote about BornAgainAmerican.org two days ago, (here) I was under the impression that this was just another radical left-wing anti-American organization. The difference, I felt, was that this organization had lots of money, clout and marketing brains behind it. Well, I was partially right. The money is definitely there, and the clout is there, it’s the marketing genius where I went wrong. Because the method used to attract people to their organization is so powerful, I assumed that they had some real brainiacs behind this whole born-again-american thingy. Turns out, it was just a lucky fluke of fate. For us Conservative Americans, an un-lucky fluke! That’s my way of saying… we have our work cut out for us. Please keep reading, I’m just getting started.

Ok, let’s start with the cast of characters. In no particular order, but starting with the Founder of the site, Norman Lear…

Keith Carradine
Jim Dalton
Chad Van Rys
Kevin Moore II
Xiao-Dan Zheng
Matt Thompson
Luke Buckett
Bobby Broom
Keith Sanchez
Erin Dzierwa
Harlem Gospel Choir
All Saints Episcopal
Cantor Patti Linsky
Mu’azzin Benyoucef
David Hernandez
Tarrah Reynolds
Reverend Timothy McDonald III
Reverend Davidson Loehr

This list of names will become valuable shortly. Let’s continue…

 If you go to the Born Again American site, a video loads almost immediately so you have to make sure your speakers are on prior to going to the site. As you listen, you will find yourself getting sucked in by the very easy down-home folksy sound to the song. Anotherwords, you will like it. Then you read the words along with the rolling script that appears on the left and you find yourself nodding in agreement with a few of the lines. You also start to feel the intended patriotic feel as the song and the video mixing that takes place. The next thing that you notice is the not-so-soft under-tones of religiosity also in that mix. The end result of all this is…. you feel really good about the song and you are convinced that it’s your patriotic duty to join this organization because these just have to be such good upstanding American-Christian loving people… right?

Ha! Not so fast pilgrim, time for a reality check.

Ok, I’m going to give these folks some credit here, and well deserved credit at that. The song/video made with real people (not rock stars), Patriotism, and Christianity all thrown in together makes for a powerful presentation. The video is very, very well done! And in my opinion, very effective. Anotherwords, it’s an excellent propaganda piece!

Now, let’s look behind the curtain… Norman Lear is the founder of this organization, which for those in the know, should be enough to get you to run, not walk, away from this as fast as possible (Google “Norman Lear liberal activist”.) Although Mr. Lear has no problem using a two Preachers, a Muslim, a Cantor, and two different Church Choirs to help participate and promote his Organization, he has some funny ideas about religion in America.

If you go to http://www.bornagainamerican.org/about.html and then click on the video titled “Norman Lear’s Preamble at the Lincoln Memorial”. It’s less than 2 minutes long so take the time now and check it out. In it you will hear him say things like “one day I heard a preacher on TV say that a Supreme Court Justice should be taken off the bench” and he knew he had not joined the Air Force to protect that type of freedom. And he also had problems with a preacher that according to him said that you could not be a good Christian if you voted a particular political affiliation (not exact words, but close enough). According to him, this is why in 1980 he started the “People For The American Way” a very left leaning org. More on these and other Orgs later.

One of the first performers on this video is Keith Carradine, a sometimes actor and songwriter, and full time liberal. Mr. Carradine also seems to be a bit confused about the connection with religion in this video and what he thinks of the Constitution. Here’s a few words from Mr. Carradine from the ‘About Us’ page… “Why I am a Born Again American: When Norman asked me to write “Born Again American” he did so with the suggestion that the song address several timely and timeless social and political issues. He was quite specific about reinforcing what our founders envisioned when they wrote our Constitution and Bill Of Rights; (ergo ” my bible is The Bill Of Rights “). The secular ideals of Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine are what we need to remind ourselves of at this critical time in our Nation’s history.”

Mr. Carradine does a fine job of showing his lack of forethought all by himself, so I’m going to let him slide around in his own mud-hole without any more help from me. On to other issues with Born Again American. For instance… what are the odds that Lear stole the name for his Organization from ‘born-again Christians’??? Go figure!?

Oh, by the way, did you know that Norman Lear uses “BornAgainAmerican” to help promote not only “People for the American Way“…  and their blog here.

but also…

Right Wing Watch… http://www.rightwingwatch.org/ where they blame everything wrong in the world on Conservatism, Republicans, and of course… Christianity!

And last but not least…

Young People For YP4… http://www.youngpeoplefor.org/blog which is an organization to mobilize youth for all matter of activism. YP4 GLTB rights (gay,lesbian,transgendered,bi-sexual). YP4 Environment, YP4 etc, etc, etc. If there is a leftist group out there, then there is a YP4 group to help mold the minds of young people to think like good little Marxists. Just to ice the cake, all 3 of the above mentioned Organizations (Lear connected to all) were instrumental in helping Comrade Obama get elected. And that my dear friends is the kicker…

Norman Lear only started ‘BornAgainAmerican’ after Comrade Obama won the election. Why, you may ask… because he knows that over the next 4 years many more teens will be turning 18 years of age and he wants to make damn sure he has them in his pocket for 2012 so Comrade Obama can be our Comrade-in-Chief for a full 8 years. This is actually a brilliant strategy by Lear, and I suggest that someone on the Conservative side start something similar very, very, soon! 

Let me very clear as I come to an end on this subject… Norman Lear is a Marxist. He uses un-ethical, and even immoral trickery by taking advantage of religion and patriotism as a front to recruit weak-minded people. While at the very same time he is neither religious nor patriotic. For the sake of our country, and for the sake of our youth, warn everyone you know about his anti-American organization.

Thank you and God Bless!

Gio-


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3 04 2009
Booyah

Did your “brain” fill in the missing word that time? I think it must be bed time.

Nite all.

-B

16 07 2009
BILL RUCH

ERIN
I WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH (BORN AGAIN AMERICAN). I FIND MYSELF PLAYING IT AT LEAST ONCE EVERY DAY IF NOT MORE OFTEN. I PURCHASE THE SHEET MUSIC AND PLAN ON PLAYING IT ON MY GUITAR AT HOME. IT IS A VERY MOVING AND THE LYRICS ARE TERRIFIC. AFTER READING YOUR SHORT BIO I
FIND WE HAVE SOME THINGS IN COMMON. I WAS BORN IN LUCAS COUNTY (TOLEDO) OHIO ALSO……LIVED ON THE MAUMEE RIVER AS A VERY YOUNG BOY PRIOR TO MOVING TO ARIZONA. MY BROTHER WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR STARTING THE JOLLY ROGERS SAIL BOAT CLUB IN TOLEDO…….AND IT IS STILL GOING STRONG 65 YEARS LATER. I AM SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR STRUGGLE DURING THIS SLUMP IN THE ECONOMY. I WISH YOUR AND YOUR FAMILY THE VERY BEST AND GOD BLESS.
BILL………..

15 11 2009
The Angry White Woman

New to this blogging thing so bear with. Received the link to bornagainamerican from a friend so I watched, tear in one eye, and thought gosh this is good. As I leaned in to be lulled by an updated version of peace/love/light/we-are-the-world/coke, it’s the real thing, hillsidecountrywideplanetfantasticsingers the other eye, the squinting, suspicious “jade” colored eye popped wide open and I began to see how REALLY good this internet music video production was and as I leaned in yet closer still I actually began to SMELL it ..swear. And it smelled just like the craphouse door on a tuna boat.

15 11 2009
giovanniworld

You write like an old pro!

I have had people email me and cuss me out big time because they just knew I was anti-American because I warn people about this song. This song only proves that the left is indeed insideous.

Welcome to the blogging thing!

Gio-

15 11 2009
The Angry White Woman

Old, yes. Pro, not yet. I turned 50 yesterday so maybe I sounded a bit bitter. Nah…

15 11 2009
giovanniworld

Heck, you’re still mighty young. I’m three years older than you and I feel like I’m 25 again. I also have a problem with lying. 😉

Either way… Happy Birthday!

Gio-

15 11 2009
The Angry White Woman

Which part’s the lie, being 53 or feeling 25? I’m just getting over the pig flu and, since I’ve noticed you folks like to reference dogs, I feel like hammered doggy pooh…just sayin’.

15 11 2009
giovanniworld

“Which part’s the lie, being 53 or feeling 25?”

Yes.

15 11 2009
The Angry White Woman

Oh, P.S.; You might notice something I seem to refer to fairly often…Wonder what Freud would say?

25 11 2009
byron

guess what i am a bornagain christian do you hate me ?bornagain means you been bornagain of the spirt of god through jesus christ . i don’t need a church you or the goverment i stand in him only and i am not in favor of other faiths
jesus said whats cesars is cesars and whats gods is gods .without being bornagain iam just fleash also jesus said my kingdon is not of this world so
it is like the american indain not apart of goverment and what do we do for them let them die we robbed them , and then the blacks think oh i was enslaved the american indains had it a lot worse but who cares there not selling drugs on the street and pinping hos and saying poor me we all need god people ,i keep to myself and i don’ need to cast my truth to swine dig it so lets al get a life every time we beat up christians we give muslims a bost so back off the true god god bless you in jesus thanks for letting me share .

25 11 2009
giovanniworld

Byron,

It seems as if you may have gone to very liberal public schools. Things get much better the longer you stay away from that bad influence the left preaches.

Gio-

28 01 2010
Wayne

What a beautifully packaged box of rocks.

This is exactly what the DNC via OFA do. It is a very sick self fulfilling feedback system designed to give the DNC a way to tell Americans their lies, then ask them for their opinion after they have been so misled. That’s what the “promise to keep informed” is all about. Informed with their untruth on everything leading to their agenda.

This new “Born Again American” movement is an obvious attempt to attract the Christians who have lost all faith in the current administration.
The pledge itself is simple and nothing wrong with it. It is simply a way to get the DNC stump points into the religious sector.
It won’t be long before they realize they’ve been duped.
However the DNC will tout their numbers as “supporters.”

The snake is feeding Eve for her own good.

28 01 2010
giovanniworld

Wayne,

I couldn’t agree more. The gall these people have is on a level I have never witnessed before. They actually use supposed Preachers, Priests, etc, to push their twisted ideas of the religious freedom we have in thie country. Their idea of religious freedom is to keep religion in the church and nowhere else. They want to wipe religion completely away from the public eye.

Then they have the gall to use very folksy, patriotic sounding tunes to try and draw the more politically inexperienced into their fold, and then have those people swear that they are true patriots.

The final straw with me has to do with what they say they believe in… The Decleration of Independence. That’s it! It’s almost as if they want to pretend that the Constitution doesn’t exist. Millions of people have died to give their family and their countrymen the right to live by the Constitution as free people. The jerks at PFAW want to ignore the Constitution. I guess it gets in the way of kind of government they think is best for us. My message to PFAW is… (can’t do it, all I got is vulgarities for them).

Gio-

15 02 2010

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