Friday, May 23, 2008

Barack: The Wrong Stuff

I suppose it is human nature to cherish more that which is earned than that which is given. The fruit is always sweeter when attained through hard work and perseverance. Perhaps that is why seeking the truth is considered such a noble pursuit while we refuse to accept it when it slaps us in the face. Sometimes, when the truth seems so absurd, it can be shouted from the rooftops and no one will believe it.

In the case of Barack Obama, there is so much evidence suggesting that he would be a nightmare at the helm of America that it seems inconceivable that it could possibly have any merit. Even when, in his own words, he says something that would indicate that he does not have America's best interests at heart, people refuse to believe it and go out of their way to either dismiss the words in their own minds or defend them to others.

Obama is being quoted from a book as saying "'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." In his book, Audacity Of Hope, he writes this on page 261:

Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.

It sure sounds nice and rosy, but what he fails to recognize is that the Japanese worked very hard to become Americans and embrace our way of life. What Muslims have done, around the world as well as here, is pay nothing more than passing lip service to the alleged disagreements they have with the radicals among them. And they have certainly done all that they can thus far to resist our way of life despite choosing to live amongst us.

Aside from his problems with Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Obama has also written in his books about an uncomfortableness with Caucasians and his desire to embrace the divisive messages coming from the few fringe loonies in the "Black Movement", for lack of a better term.

Barack Obama has an obvious agenda that will be detrimental to our society, which is his right as a citizen to harbor, but to ask the people he will harm to enable him to do it is asking a bit much.


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