Some think he’s the equivalent of the Political Second Coming.
Some of us are beginning to wonder if he’s the equivalent of something else.
In the continuing fallout from the revelations about Obama’s choice in immersing himself and his family in the anti-American, racist and extremist views of his longtime mentor and Pastor; Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the question of how much of Wright’s views have shaped and influenced Barrack Hussein Obama’s views?
It appears, quite a bit.
From Barrack Hussein Obama’s book “The Audacity of Hope”, to his own campaign platform of “Hope” and ‘Change” – it is now obvious that Jeremiah Wright Jr. has been an inspiration and lightning rod for Obama’s ideas and campaign.
How could he not be after two decades of Sundays with the kind of anti-American Black Nationalist sermons that we are now watching and seeing? How can one, whom by CHOICE decides to convert from non-devout Islam, be baptised, be married and have your children baptised in a church for two decades – NOT be influenced by the messages and ideas preached from the pulpit? His pastor certainly endorses Obama in almost messianic terms:
“There is a man here who can take this country in a new direction,” Wright said during his Jan. 13 sermon.
During a Christmas sermon, Wright tried to compare Obama’s upbringing to Jesus at the hands of the Romans.
“Barack knows what it means living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people,” Wright said.
Is it now any wonder why fellow Black nationalist Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan shares similar sentiments about Barrack Hussein Obama and proclaimed him as the “savior” of America and the world?
No. The answer is simple, these men endorse Obama because Obama best represents their own views.
In typical political spin and skill, Obama says he does not agree with what his pastor has said, yet Obama saw fit to attend this man’s congregation and subject himself to these views for 20 years. There is no way possible, that someone who who had such a deep association with such a radical who is in fact Obama’s spiritual advisor, who preaches a hate-America Afro-centric gospel was not influenced by the message this 40 year career pastor has been preaching. An ideology Obama willingly allowed himself and family to sit through for years and become deeply involved in. The Blame White America First mindset explains Michelle Obama’s statement that she has never been proud of America until her husband began winning primaries. It explains Obama’s promise to yank America out of the War on Jihadists and sit down to tea with the Iranians and Syrians. After all, Obama believes that America should not think itself “superior” in interactions with other countries.
Obama’s Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago taught a doctrine of anti-Americanism and anti-White racism that squarely blamed America for 9-11.
“In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01. White America and the Western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just “disappeared” as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring Black concerns.”
As the Wall Street Journal notes today:
Hearing Mr. Wright’s venomous and paranoid denunciations of this country, the vast majority of Americans would walk out. Instead, Mr. Obama and his wife Michelle have presumably sat through numerous similar sermons by Mr. Wright.
Indeed, Mr. Obama has described Mr. Wright as his “sounding board” during the two decades he has known him. Mr. Obama has said he found religion through the minister in the 1980s. He joined the church in 1991 and walked down the aisle in a formal commitment of faith.
The title of Mr. Obama’s bestseller “The Audacity of Hope” comes from one of Wright’s sermons. Mr. Wright is one of the first people Mr. Obama thanked after his election to the Senate in 2004. Mr. Obama consulted Mr. Wright before deciding to run for president. He prayed privately with Mr. Wright before announcing his candidacy last year.
Mr. Obama obviously would not choose to belong to Mr. Wright’s church and seek his advice unless he agreed with at least some of his views. In light of Mr. Wright’s perspective, Michelle Obama’s comment that she feels proud of America for the first time in her adult life makes perfect sense.
Much as most of us would appreciate the symbolism of a black man ascending to the presidency, what we have in Barack Obama is a politician whose closeness to Mr. Wright underscores his radical record.
Obama’s press spokesman Bill Burton said, “Sen. Obama has said repeatedly that personal attacks such as this have no place in this campaign or our politics, whether they’re offered from a platform at a rally or the pulpit of a church. Sen. Obama does not think of the pastor of his church in political terms. Like a member of his family, there are things he says with which Sen. Obama deeply disagrees”.
Obama described the pastor as “an old uncle who sometimes will say things that I don’t agree with.”
Well, this begs the question: how much of the “social gospel” of this racist Anti-American pastor DOES Obama agree with? The litany of sermons and political ideas of Jeremiah Wright Jr. indicate a man who lives and breathes what he believes and preaches. Are we to assume Obama disagrees with all of Wright’s social gospel views and sermons yet attended willingly for two decades and named this man as his “spiritual advisor and mentor”??
I remember the absolute insanity that the Democrats went beserk in 2000 over when then-candidate Bush spoke at Bob Jones University, with the equivalency made that anyone who even spoke at the college as beholden to their views. Can we not apply that same sentiment to Obama’s fellowship with a known racist and anti-semetic congregation that he wilingly attended for two decades?
Besides, you aren’t going to call someone a “spiritual advisor” and “mentor” if you do not agree with their main ideology. Yet somehow, Obama expects us to.
A January 2007 Chicago Tribune article, Obama spoke of the pastor as a spiritual mentor and role model who helped keep his priorities straight and his moral compass calibrated.
“What I value most about Pastor Wright is not his day-to-day political advice,” Obama said. “He’s much more of a sounding board for me to make sure that I am speaking as truthfully about what I believe as possible and that I’m not losing myself in some of the hype and hoopla and stress that’s involved in national politics.”
In Obama’s book “Dreams from My Father,” he recounts that when he met Wright, the pastor warned that getting involved with Trinity might turn off other black clergy because of the church’s radical reputation.
The Tribune profile said that while Wright and Obama do not often talk one-on-one often, the senator checks with his pastor before making any bold political moves, including in 2006, when considering a run for the White House.
Wright cautioned Obama not to let politics change him, but he also encouraged him to dive in, win or lose.
So what ARE Obama’s true beliefs besides the nebulous idea of “change”?
I am coming to believe that Barack Obama is one of the greatest con artists we’ve seen. His entire campaign has been about “coming together,” a post-racial consensus, etc. Any mention of his middle name was immediately condemned as ignorant fear-mongering. He has played the role of racial unifier with great skill and finesse.
But there is a great deal of evidence out there that he is anything but. The Reverend Wright is exhibit A. Mrs. Obama is Exhibit B. But there’s lots more. Here is a piece by John Batchelor about some of Obama’s other connections. For example:
William Ayers is the second Chicago figure to consider in the political profile of Mr. Obama. William C. Ayers, known as Bill Ayers, is notorious as a terrorist bomber from the 1970s who, on September 11, 2001, in the New York Times was quoted as finding “a certain eloquence in bombs.” Now, at 62, Mr. Ayers, a former aide to the current Mayor Richard M. Daley, is an established professor of education at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Importantly, Mr. Ayers and his wife, the equally notorious Weatherman terrorist Bernardine Dohrn, hosted a crucial meet-the-candidate event in their Hyde Park neighborhood home in 1995 when Mr. Obama, also a Hyde Park resident, was sounded out by vital citizens, among them the retiring state senator Alice Palmer for the 13th District.
Obama’s book is strewn with hints of his far left sympathies, as when he tells an African cousin who complains about the hardships of life in Kenya that things are no better in America. Or when he suggests that the lives of poor black young men in the inner city are blighted by white racism. He never says it explicitly, but it’s there.
He has been very friendly with Rashid Khaladi, the fierce anti-Israel professor who took Edward Said’s post at Columbia.
My own theory, FWIW, is that Obama acquired his far left views at least in part to make himself as authentically black as he could to compensate for having a white mother. His mother, of course, was very left herself. But looking the way he does, and having been raised among only white people (mother and maternal grandparents) he felt the need to better identify with his black heritage. That struggle is what the book is all about.
One can have sympathy for his psychological predicament . But that sympathy certainly does not extend to electing him president of a country that I sincerely believe he does not love.
I think Obama is entirely unqualified for the presidency. He was obviously attracted to the Black Power and racist diatribes coming from this Pastor Wright, and CHOSE to attend this church for the last 20 years. He even discussed his first meeting with Wright in his Memoirs, and the Wright he describes there is the same anti-American Wright we are now witnessing on Youtube and ABC News. This alone is enough evidence to indicate that this man has been steeped in hating everything this country stands for, which explains why Obama is so popular among the extremist far left.
How in the world could people come to the conclusion that a man indoctrinated into the world of hate Wright constructed for his church, could somehow “heal” America’s racist past? That he will “change” this country for the better? I’m sorry, a person doesn’t immerse himself into such a racist world as Wright’s without absorbing some, or all, of the hate and racism he preaches in that world.
We do well to be wary of the lamb-like speech coming from Obama, a man who has as his mentor and spiritual advisor, a pastor who speaks like a dragon.