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The cargo cults come to America

Zombie » Barry O, He Go: the Cargo Cult Presidency of Barack Obama:
The presidency of Barack Obama is a cargo cult. And Obama himself is the new John Frum.

But unlike traditional cargo cults, which persist despite decades of fruitless prophecies, the Barry O cult is disintegrating before our very eyes, as Hope and Change Airport — built entirely out of hollow bamboo and even hollower promises — has failed to attract the predicted heaven-sent magical prosperity.


Even if you disagree with Zombie's analysis, the article is a good introduction to the strange phenomenon of cargo cults.
Tags: culture & politics, history
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