Harold Ford, Jr., The Omen, and the Antichrist

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“There are a lot of smooth-talking charlatans loose in the world who refuse to believe that Jesus Christ was truly human, a flesh and blood human being. Give them their true title: Deceiver! Antichrist!”

-2John 1:7 Message Bible

Behind Harold Ford, Jr’s boyish good looks and megawatt smile is something sinister and dark, something evil.  I have vilified him in the most caustic of terms and this post shall be no different.  I have called him a corporate whore, a whore, a sellout, and a dangerous nigra.  He is all of those things and more.  His ambition is the thing that he exalts above everything else and it is on the alter of his ambition that we in the black community will ultimately be sacrificed. 

In the mind of a child, evil is almost omnipresent, lurking in the shadows until darkness falls.  I generally had a great childhood. Mama’s only child, I enjoyed snuggling up close on the sofa to watch TV on Saturday night.  My favorites were Saturday Night Live, (I did get the jokes) and the horror movies that came on late at night that Mama had no business letting me see.  Of all of the movies of the seventies, none scared me more than the Amityville Horror, The Exorcist, and The Omen.

The Omen was particularly chilling because it blended fundamentalist endtimes theology with an exquisitely written hollywood script and it became a masterpiece of the horror genre.  During this time, I was particulary influenced in my theological perspective by my great Aunt, a Seventh Day Adventist, which is a conservative, fundamentalist christian form of protestantism.  They believed in the endtimes theology and they produced a series of biblical children’s books which I read that emphasized the rapture.

I remember in particular being told that the rapture of all believers into heaven would be announced by a shout and a great trumpet sound.  You don’t tell a child that who lives right next to a railroad track unless you want him to be terrorized every time a train comes through.  I was absolutely terrified of being left behind with the unbelievers.   The Omen series taps into this theological perspective brilliantly by spinning a fictional tale of the child of satan being given to a prominent family who will use their wealth and power after they are eliminated to eventually vie for the Presidency and extend his malevolent dominion over all the earth as the Antichrist.

What scares me now, as an adult on the cusp of middle age, is the possiblity of a Harold Ford, Jr. Presidency.  He is the personification of the fictionalized Antichrist, whose burning ambition to do the bidding of Satan was a menace to everyone on earth.  Not to belabor the Antichrist thing too much, I do think Ford is particularly repellant and dangerous because he has sold his soul to the Democratic Leadership Council, an evil entity bent on corporate supremacy if there ever was one.

As a member of Congress, Ford has repeatedly voted to repeal the Estate Tax. The Estate Tax effects the wealthiest of the wealthy, a minuscule number of estates that are fewer than 1% of estates left by those who die annually.  In fact, the whole idea of repealing the Estate Tax is a scam by 18 of the wealthiest families in the U.S. with a combined net worth of more than $185.5 billion who wish to pass on their wealth to their heirs tax free.  

Moreover, he has voted to gut a woman’s right to choose by repeatedly voting to ban “partial birth abortion” a fake name for a rare procedure only necessary to save the life of the mother but written to inhibit a woman’s right to choose in other circumstances.  He has also voted to let small business whose products harm or kill people, off the hook by limiting their liability to victims to $250,000, no matter how much harm they suffered.

Lastly, Ford purposely missed a vote on closing the School of the America’s, an institution which trains foreign military officers in aggressive  paramilitary tactics which often lead to extra-judicial beatings, torture, and murder.  The school was responsible for training the Guatemalan military officers that murdered over 200,000 people in a 36 year civil war. Not standing up and casting a vote against that kind of evil speaks volumes about Ford’s lack of character and his unfitness for high office.

Even though I believe that the next President will be a DLC acolyte, that doesn’t mean that she should choose, as her number two, a man who is a soulless predator that has no intention of disturbing the corporate power struture’s lucrative arrangements.

At the end of the Omen, the Antichrist is vanquished, stabbed from behind by his love interest.  As people who love the world’s people, especially our own downtrodden black people, we have a moral obligation to kill off the rise of this smooth-talking charlatan and pretender to our nation’s throne by telling the truth so that we can ensure that he never get’s that close.

8 thoughts on “Harold Ford, Jr., The Omen, and the Antichrist

  1. Interesting perspective. Your posts are always insightful.

    His voting record is definitely not perfect.

    He’s a Conservative Democrat.

    He wouldn’t be my first choice, for any major elected office. However, I hope he wins anyway… Especially when Democrats have a chance to gain control of the Senate. It’s doubtful that he’ll win, but there is an outside chance according to the polling trends (see the Dave Leip site for polling trend data). One of the latest polls has him tied with Corker….

    And what’s the alternative? Corker…winning and the Republican Party controlling the Senate and still being able to give us all kinds of hell…. confirm their own right wing judges, etc….

    I’d rather have the lesser of the two evils (if limited to two choices…as we are in this country).

    I hope more folks start to look at the Records of these politicians as you have done….instead of looking at race and Party affiliation.
    We have been tricked so many times before…

  2. Angry Independent,

    There is no alternative to Harold Whore, Jr. in this particular race which makes his election so odious. My purpose here is to illuminate his record and what he will do once elected. He represents a threat to what the Black Commentator calls the “black consensus” of progressive political opinion. The CBC is the voice of the community in the halls of power and whores like Ford have seriously compromised that voice.

  3. Who says the CBC is the voice of Black America?? Maybe to some….but not to all. They don’t represent me….i’ve never seen them as my representatives…. In some cases, they are an embarassment. I think Black folks tolerate the CBC…. They don’t necessarily see them as saviors.

    I think it’s a mistake to give them that much credit. If they represent Black folks, then they have failed miserably IMO. They certainly didn’t raise enough Hell about Katrina.

    I don’t really care for Ford or the CBC….to tell you the truth. But it comes down to a choice between riding the Donkey or having an Elephants foot on your neck….chocking you to death. I tell you this…. it’s been 12 years for the Republican Congress…. and my neck is pretty sore right now….

    But I do see your points….

    I just happen to think that the CBC is probably just as corrupt & self serving as some of the others… And they really have not made enough noise on “our” behalf. It will be interesting to see what they will actually do come January….assuming of course that the Mastermind Rove doesn’t some how pull something off and win it.

    I won’t be sure of anything this time until I see that final vote tally, lol.

    Rove and the Republicans are gangsters…. they would make Capone blush.

    Come over to the site…. I will be posting all evening… have some good videos that I am putting up….

  4. Nothing could be worse than a family including in their offerings the likes of Ophelia Ford, expelled state senator, brother of Harold Ford, Sr.; Jake Ford, son of Harold Ford, Sr; John Ford, indicted brother of Harold Ford, Sr.; Emmit Ford, former jailed city official and brother of Harold Ford, Sr. The moto is, NOMOREFORDS FOR MEMPHIS.

    Now Harold Ford, Sr. was indicted, but found not guilty of fraud. Memphis has had enough of the Fords that are still attempting to have political power at city, county, state and federal government.
    The Fords have done nothing in recent years for the citizens of Memphis. It’s to much power to allow Harold Ford, Sr., a lobbyist residing in Florida to have especially when you consider the shady past of this family.

  5. Rikyrah

    Another excellent post. Reading that final paragraph about the Antichrist being done in by his love interest, and Harold being done in by ‘ Call Me’….I bet you love the parallel…

    BWA HA HA HA HA

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