Steve Jobs for President

Comedian Bill Maher and I are poles apart insofar as worldviews are concerned. He scoffs at the possibility of there being a Creator, I have been born again.

That does not mean that we have to disagree on everything. Showing that he’s not a shill for the current administration he has declared that Apple CEO Steve Jobs (below, after being Shepard Fairey’d) might be better suited to run America than President Obama.

I’m not an Apple fanboy though I do own an iPod and it is a great product.  What kind of platform would Jobs run on? MacOS, perhaps?

Not sure about Jobs’ politics but based on this email exchange with a blogger, “freedom” seems to be a dominant motif in his philosophy. The blogger asked Jobs if Bob Dylan was a 20-year-old at the present time, would he think that the iPad (insert joke here) had the “faintest thing to do with revolution?” The blogger then ends with “Revolutions are about freedom”.

Jobs’ response reveals his commitment to liberate the masses from various things,

Yep, freedom from programs that steal your private data. Freedom from programs that trash your battery. Freedom from porn. Yep, freedom. The times they are a changin’, and some traditional PC folks feel like their world is slipping away. It is.

Freedom from porn?!?! Judging by the fact that Americans drop more of their hard-earned money on porn than on pro-football, baseball and basketball combined, if Jobs ran, he wouldn’t make it out of the primaries.

If Pres. Obama said that he wanted to liberate people from porn, he’d lose his base and people on the right would even find fault with this noble endeavor. Possibly muttering something about this being another example of how socialist the man is. Lest we forget, the Soviet Union and China was and is, respectively, anti-porn so POTUS wanting people to be free from porn only shows how much of a Marxist-Leninist, not to mention Maoist he really is.

Politics…

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2 Responses to Steve Jobs for President

  1. Susy says:

    haha! wow you didnt trash Obama!

    • Laz says:

      Notice that I presented a hypothetical scenario. Even if he feels repulsed by porn, POTUS would never make such a statement. It’s political suicide and well, he’s a politician.

      It does irritate me that there are people who feel a need to stubbornly disagree with anything the man says.

      Sure, I have my issues with his view of for example, “women reproductive rights”, his naivete concerning human nature. I’m not going to call him out on hypocrisy because he’s a politician. To paraphrase Chris Rock, calling out a politico for hypocrisy is like playing basketball with a disabled kid and calling him for double dribble.

      All this to say, just because I disagree with POTUS on many things, does not mean that everything he ever says is wrong or that he is, like many misguided people believe, the antichrist.

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