Alex Grey is a very talented psychedelic visionary painter. He painted this portrait of Obama in 2008 stating “After hearing Barack Obama’s speech in Berlin, and noting the degree of excitement and hope that he generated throughout many countries besides the US, I started to see him as one of the first true “world leaders.” Obama’s restraint and intelligence, exhibited as foes were bating him throughout the campaign, his heartfelt clarity coming through in his talks are all qualities of a highly evolved person.”
This just goes to show you the disconnect many new agers, ‘psychonauts’, peace lovers, and rights activists have when under the shadow of rhetorical aesthetic power. In 5 years Obama has paid lip service to many important causes whilst enacting some of the most devastating power shifts in history; taking away human rights, using drones to spy and murder innocents, prosecuting truth telling whistleblowers with sentences worse than rapists, and going after legal marijuana growers and failing to deliver on any of his ‘progressive’ promises.
Not only did this man get a Nobel Peace Prize before doing anything ‘peaceful’, he even had supposedly ‘enlightened’ people with zero tolerance for violence, like Alex Grey, inspired enough to paint a portrait.
Obama, like all people who seek political power, has used it nefariously whilst projecting this ‘Messiah’, ‘cool big brother’ image with crafty rhetoric and some punchlines.
Remember that old adage “actions speak louder than words.” The cost of being fooled by these people is nothing less than somebodies life.