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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Obama's Well Choreographed Syria Speech, However....

I really got a kick out of how Obama strode gracefully and well rehearsed to the podium and microphone to give his big marketing public relations speech to try to convince the American legislators and public to support his Syria attack.



It reminds me of one of the basic lectures, principles in good folk dance choreography I learned from the legendary Fred Berk many decades ago when I studied in his Leadership and Choreography course.  There must be an entrance.  Obama's speech was carefully staged.

Unless I missed something, it seems that he just gave the speech to the camera, no live non staff audience.  If I was a "betting gal," I'd bet my last dollar, or Israeli Shekel which is actually a stronger and healthier currency, on the fact that he read that speech from a very large, clear screen that was right behind the camera.  That's why he didn't keep looking down to read the speech.  We all know that he has a major problem memorizing speeches. It's no secret.  I have my own memory problems; of course I'm younger.  One of the reasons I stopped teaching was that I couldn't learn/memorize the names of my students.

A well rehearsed marketing speech is no more than any other advertising. At just about the same time Obama released his Syria war promotion speech, Apple promoted its two "new phones."  According to Bloomberg news, they are a disappointment. Contrary to the hype, the expensive one doesn't have enough innovation and the cheaper one isn't cheap enough.  Marketing is a complicated business.

Hyping phones is probably easier and less dangerous than hyping a war.  The fact that Obama keeps insisting that only the bad guys will get hurt seems too much like the kids raised on computer war games.  Real life is a lot more dangerous.

PS We in Israel shouldn't forget that there's  lots of dangerous doubletalk coming out of the Americans.  I don't trust the American politicians running the government when it comes to anything concerning Israel.  We can't and shouldn't count on them to help us if there's trouble.  We can only depend on G-d, and G-d has made it very clear.  Here we are just days before Yom Kippur.  Let the Americans cope with Obama and his unworkable "bootless" war.  We have bigger fish to fry...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

His well practiced gestures while decrying the gassing of children disturb me. Do yo really have to act to muster up a little human emotion at the thought of gassing children? Yeech...

Batya said...

He's playing a role.

Anonymous said...

Ihave but this to say to all of Gd's chosen:

S'hema Isral, Adonai Eleikienu, Adonai Ekhad!,

Depend only on Hashem.

I am following the Chosen!,

Stella c

Batya said...

I don't know what you mean by "Chosen."

Shy Guy said...

Well choreographed perhaps but if you want to watch the dance lessons - broken toes, sprained ankles and all - that the administration went through until Obama strutted this nonsense, watch the Fox video at the bottom of this article.

Most pathetic US president ever!

Batya said...

Yes, Shy, not doubt that's also why Obama performed for the camera, not a live audience.

Anonymous said...

Batya, Who else can the Chosen be?

The Chosen are the Jews, Hashem Chose them to be the Light of the world.

So I am following the Light, the Chosen, The Jews.

Am Israel Chai!!

stella c