Obama Zombies, subtitled ‘How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation,’ is a look into how President Obama won his bid for the presidency, and generally how the brainwashing of the young in America continues. It concentrates on how the left have centered their efforts on capturing the youth vote and the methods used. Mattera goes into depth on these things, and brings his own youthful banter into the fold with sarcastic critique. If you have ever read Conservative Victory by Sean Hannity, then you will know what to expect in terms of the writing. Hannity would provide some points, and then give his own dry sarcasm. Mattera does something similar to this, but with a much more vibrant approach.
He touches on the media being in the bag for liberal policies, and how they swooned over Obama during the campaign. While all of us Conservatives know this, it never hurts to relive these things. He also goes on about how the campaign itself used technology to their advantage through websites like Twitter, Facebook, and Organizing for America (Obama). Not only that, but the use of text messaging and mining phone numbers of cell phones from the willing allowed the Obama campaign access to many, many people throughout the campaign. Chapter two definitely seemed like one of the most significant chapters in the book, and has some lessons for us on the right to learn from.
Of course, he went after the elitists in Hollywood, calling them out on their videos of ‘service’ that they made after the election, as well as the musicians that helped get more young people on board prior to the election itself. He even wrote a special chapter reserved solely for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, and as we all know, deservedly so. They have been a big driving force for liberal viewpoints, unfortunately. MTV got a good bashing, too. I haven’t paid much attention to MTV for year and years and years. After reading the crap they have been pulling, I see why I strayed from the channel so long ago.
There are chapters on global warming, health care, and economics, which he explains how the younger people in our country are being swarmed with using emotional thought over everything and not challenging what they hear from the media, their professors, or other fringe lefty groups. It’s something that I have come to notice myself, but he spells it out quite well. Something he points out through the entire writing is that liberals teach kids to want to feel good. True enough.
I noticed that he referenced Milton Friedman arguments on more than one occasion, which is always welcome. He even referred to a quote by Adam Smith that Friedman seemed to love so much; call it ‘The Affecting Paragraph,’ if you will. I think most of us know which phrase I am talking about.
At the end of the book, he gives his “Six-Point Battle Plan” to snap these kids out of their slumber. I’m not sure if I’ve followed all of them, but there are some great points in it. For instance, framing the message as it should be, not as the left frames them. Other points are utilizing the web and donating to causes that outreach to the youth with Conservative thought. There are a few others, but I’ll leave it to you to read the book!
Overall, it’s a good read, and shows just how easily the youth are manipulated with their emotions. There are some good laughs to be had, and I’ll share one of my favorites with you before I end this. Upon talking about McCain’s military background and why he would’ve been better for the country in terms of national defense, three paragraphs worth, he had this to say as a fourth paragraph:
Here are Barack Obama’s military experience and credentials:_______.
haha The lead up to that line made it great! Good comedic timing in the writing for sure. Check it out.