Obama’s “Propaganda Village” On Display In D.C.

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The Washington Post front-page photo shows Park Service employees shutting down access to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the mall. I have visited the memorial several times in the past and have never seen any Park Service employees. Where did they come from?

The “shutdown” is a show.

All of a sudden, these Park Service employees have appeared—with gates and police tape—to prohibit access, in the name of blaming congressional Republicans and causing inconvenience to tourists. Our media go along with the façade.

This is even more of a show than “Propaganda Village,” a fake “town” built by the North Koreans in the North’s half of the Korean Demilitarized Zone to fool people in the south. I visited the DMZ and saw the place from afar. It was designed to entice South Koreans to defect to the north. It looks real, but nobody lives there.

The photo on the front-page of the print edition of the Post shows one Park Police officer and four Park Service employees putting down gates and waving people away. In my many years of coming to D.C. for visits to national park service properties, I have never seen this many federal employees at one memorial. The Post put this on the front-page under the headline, “Bracing for a long battle.”

The fact is that people can easily climb over or through the gates in order to see the memorials anyway. That is what they did on Tuesday at the World War II Memorial.

In this case, which has received some national publicity, the Post reported, “Suddenly, in the bright sunshine, cheers and applause erupted. The barricades had been moved—by whom it was not clear. And the column of veterans poured through the gap in the lines and into the memorial.” The paper added, “It was a chaotic scene from the first day of the shutdown: frail-looking men—at least one of whom hadn’t been to Washington since the war—led by jubilant Republican Congress members and television crews as a bagpiper played ‘Shenandoah.’”

This was a show as well, but it was intended to prove that we don’t need federal employees holding our hands in order to appreciate the memorials. Closing them down doesn’t serve any legitimate purpose.

Many of us in the Washington, D.C. area who visit these parks and memorials understand the “shutdown” game that is being played. I have been to the World War II Memorial several times in the past and never encountered Park Service employees. All of a sudden, they mysteriously showed up to deny access to the public.

The Post, a major voice of the Democratic Party, plays along with the idea that a budget impasse has something to do with this. If so, why are there so many employees still working to close down these memorials. Where have they been?

“Effective immediately upon a lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service will take all necessary steps to close and secure national park facilities and grounds,” is what the signs say.

Park Service spokeswoman Carol Bradley Johnson told the paper that the agency is worried about the security of the memorials and the safety of visitors at unstaffed sites. But these sites are usually unstaffed. In any case, would metal barricades and signs stop vandals from getting in?

This is how big government works, with the collaboration and cooperation of the media.

The federal government supposedly doesn’t have any money to keep the parks and memorials open. But the White House recently “found” $300 million for bankrupt Detroit. Our media claimed it was “technically” not a bailout, since the money was already in the budget somewhere. Congress never voted for this expenditure, which has been called “aid.” According to various news reports, some of the money was “unlocked” from an account with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The term “unlocked” has not been defined.

Gene Sperling, the head of Obama’s National Economic Council, said, “We are going to do everything that we are capable of” for Detroit, a city bankrupted by the policies of Democratic mayors, including the communist Coleman Young.

Some federal funding has already been committed to the demolition of Detroit’s Brewster-Douglass public housing complex, which was itself federally-funded.

But this same federal government can’t keep memorials open. Who do they think they’re kidding?

The answer is the public. And the media are part of the con game.


This article originally appeared at AIM.org and is reprinted here with permission. 

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  1. Obama said he was going to "fundamentally transform the United States of America" five days before he to power in 2009. Politicians will not save our Republic……….IT'S GOING TO BE UP TO US.

  2. They are not even fooling the public! We are talking about open air monuments, that have never been roped off for anything. Just another obama game he thinks is fooling the people. If he wasn't such an obvious moron, you might feel sorry for him for stooping to such depths to try and make a point. But the ridiculousness of it all is just laughable. Hahaaahaaaaa, obama, you're just an idiot! Hahaahaaaaa

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      Karen did they rope off Obuttholes golf course and have that park rangertelling the congress people and Pres. Craphead thatnhe couldn't play.

  3. Edwardkoziol says:

    Hell the Park Rangers got orders from Obungle to harass the public and that one ranger that the congressman called out for her being a Obutthole puppet most likely got a better job.

  4. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    Obama is just an arrogant, incompetent putz who has no clue about how government really works. This not a result of a plan. It’s the result of a bunch of rank amateurs in the White House. Nobody knows what Obozo’s plan is. After he is out of office (the fastest way possible) we must torture him (preferably by water-boarding) to find out what this MFNGR wanted to do!!! Now, the news will finally show how much a liar he is! American’s now think of him as a little man mostly because they can not trust him after the lies upon lies, along with never taking accountability, his credibility is worthless. He seems to act like a mafia boss due to the Chicago-style politics of blatant corruption. This is Chicago thuggery. “Obama is trying to inflict the most amount of pain and suffering. This is not some bureaucratic mistake. This is Chicago thuggery. You try to make people hurt so they don’t resist what you tell them to do in the future.” The Chicago political machine, is an offensive “tough, take-no-prisoners approach to politics”, "Chicago-style politics is shutting the American people out and demonizing their opponents". A true leader knows how to negotiate instead of this dividing the country like a little man child not knowing what to do. It backfired in 2010 due to the corrupt way they shoved Obamacare down our throats. It will backfire again in 2014 because by now, everyone finally sees how corrupt this “community organizer” actually is!!! I feel sorry that Obama is incapable of leading our great nation. I feel sorry for my country, once the greatest nation in the world, duped by the big rhetoric of an inordinately small man.

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