Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Obama Drama

Today, Barack Obama issued a speech that he titled "A More Perfect Union." Upon first glance, this appears to be a great speech. One that has many hours of preparation in the hopes to clear up the issues that may be corrupting his chance at getting elected. However, with an application of the Black Value System that Obama and the church that he has attended for twenty years gives us a new perspective. It also gives us a deeper look into who Obama is.

"This belief comes from my unyielding faith in the decency and generosity of the American people. But it also comes from my own American history."

The problem with this statement is, now that we know what he believes, his faith is neither decent or generous unless you are a Black person who upholds the Black Value System. We also know through our study of this "value system" that they like to dwell on the past. This hatred toward other races was reiterated when Barack made the following statement:

"In South Carolina, where the Confederate Flag still flies . . ."

He then goes on to make this comment:

"On the other end, we've heard my former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, use incendiary language to express views that have the potential not only to widen the racial divide, but views that denigrate both the greatness and the goodness of our nation; that rightly offend white and black alike."

Sen. Obama notes that the remarks made are offensive and that they further divide the country, but also seems to make note that Rev. Wright himself embraces the Black Value System. Another thing odd about this statement is who he includes in it. He uses the term "we've." We who? Definitely not all of the American public was there to hear it. Only the 8500 members of their church, including Obama and his family. There are more people in this great nation than 8500. In those people, there had to be a time where these controversial remarks were made that felt it was needed to talk about it. While being part of an organization for twenty years, the probability of being present during these comments is too high. Barack made note of this saying that he never heard any of these statements, but was outed in his lies when it was made known that he was. He outed himself when he wrote "Dreams from My Father," quoting racial remarks from one of Wright's sermons. His denial was contradicted today when he asks:

"Did I ever hear him make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church?"

And how did he answer his own question? He said, and I quote:

"Yes."

What does this say about him? He has been caught in lies, that he outed himself on in more than one occasion. But, we can say that he does have values. All be it, a Black Value System that was further reiterated in some of the next comments.

". . .our obligations to love one another; to care for the sick and lift up the poor."
". . .until this Black church, on this bright day, seemed once more a vessel carrying the story of a people into future generations. . ."
"Trinity embodies the Black community in its entirety."
"Trinity's services are full of raucous laughter and sometimes bawdy humor."
"The church contains in full the kindness and cruelty, the fierce intelligence and the shocking ignorance, the struggles and successes, the love and yes, the bitterness and bias that make up the Black experience in America."
"That history helps explain the wealth and income gap between black and white, and the concentrated pockets of poverty that persists in so many of today's urban and rural communities."

However, Barack does recognize there is a real problem. But what he fails to realize is it his own church's Black Value System that is hurting the idea of moving on to the future.

"Even for those Blacks who did make it, questions of race, and racism, continue to define their worldview in fundamental ways. For the men and women of Reverend Wright's generation, the memories of humiliation and doubt and fear have not gone away; nor has the anger and the bitterness of those years.

But the anger is real; it is powerful; and to simply wish it away, to condemn it without understanding its roots, only serves to widen the chasm of misunderstanding that exists between the races."

With him knowing there is a problem is obvious. With him not knowing the problem is what his church is teaching and instilling into the future of America is frightening! To be running for the office of President of the United States of America and not knowing this, is not the change that this nation wants or needs. We don't need to drive our country back to the past. We need a candidate that sees the wants and needs of America, and makes the change. What does this country not need? Bigger government. Higher Taxes. More programs. More hatred. More racism. A divided country. What does this country need? Smaller government and less spending. Less racism and hate. Lower taxes and more money in the pocket of those hard working Americans. More importanly, a united country. America wants change and needs change. Barack's message is one of change. It will bring change. Is Barack Obama the change America wants and needs?

Be a VOICE for the right change.

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2 comments:

Steve Lewis said...

I really wish this pity party that urbanized African Americans keep going on with would just end. It's been 147 years since the freeing of the slaves. They have the right to vote, hold jobs, get an education, live where they want. Does their Bible not teach forgive and forget, turn the other cheek? Let it go already and start being one nation. I wish they would stop preaching hate. That's not what a church should be about.

181ldspowerlifter said...

Jesus didn't discriminate when he walked the Earth, so why should we?