February 22, 2008
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The dominant media in this country have out done themselves regarding Barack Obama. As someone who has been monitoring cable news networks and print media closely during this illusion called primaries, I am sick to death of all the attention being placed on Obama's skin color as if that somehow makes him special and deserving of extra accolades. The air waves have been filled with nothing but repetition of "An 'African-American' has a chance to win the White House." I've seen pictures of women with tears rolling down their face and the caption, "I've lived all my life to see an African-American" become our next president." And, what pray tell is that supposed to mean? Do people listen to what they're saying?
As for Obama being "African-American," do people even understand that words have meaning? African-American isn't a race. Africa is a continent. American is a nationality, like being French (France), German (Germany) or Australian (Australia). Barack Obama's father was born in Kenya; a man with a track record of being a drunk, bigot and womanizer. Not only did Barack, Sr., commit bigamy, he fathered children and basically left these families behind to pursue his own goals. His race was (deceased) Negro, not "black". Several dictionaries explain Negro as: "Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of one of the traditional racial divisions of humankind, generally marked by brown to black skin pigmentation, dark eyes, and woolly or crisp hair and including esp. the indigenous peoples of Africa south of the Sahara;. being a member of the black peoples of humankind, esp. those who originate in sub-Saharan Africa." I also found a couple of web sites that indicate Negro has been broken down by regions into different classifications of the same race. It can be confusing, but black isn't a race, it's a color.
Obama's mother was Caucasian; she is deceased. Her race was not "white." Several dictionaries give the meaning of Caucasian: "Of or relating to a racial group having white skin, especially one of European origin; white." Obama's mother was an atheist and according to a March 27, 2007, article in the Chicago Tribune: "In a recent interview, Obama called his mother "..the dominant figure in my formative years...."
Barack Obama is a mulatto. Several dictionaries define mulatto as: "The offspring of one white parent and one black parent; a person whose ancestry is a mixture of Negro and Caucasian." This designation isn't used much anymore because for a long time, a mulatto was cruelly shunned by both races. Obama seems to have a problem figuring out which race he wants to belong to:
"Third, there is the confusing contrast between the confident, suave master politician we see on television and the tormented narrator of Dreams, who is an updated Black Pride version of the old "tragic mulatto" stereotype found in "Show Boat" and "Imitation of Life."
"Which Obama is real? Or is that a na�ve question to ask of such a formidable identity artist? William Finnegan wrote in the New Yorker of Obama's campaigning: ". it was possible to see him slipping subtly into the idiom of his interlocutor-the blushing, polysyllabic grad student, the hefty black church-pillar lady, the hip-hop auto shop guy." Like Madonna or David Bowie, he has spent his life trying on different personalities, but while theirs are, in Camille Paglia's phrase, sexual personae, his specialty is racial personae......
"From the age of ten onward, though, Obama desperately wants to be black: "I was trying to raise myself to be a black man in America, and beyond the given of my appearance, no one around me seemed to know exactly what that meant." Honolulu's paucity of African-Americans means he has to learn to be black from the media: "TV, movies, the radio; those were places to start. Pop culture was color-coded, after all, an arcade of images from which you could cop a walk, a talk, a step, a style."
"He cherishes every cause for complaint he can discern against white folks. He is constantly distressed at being half-white. Obama says he "ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites," even though he surely realizes that his media-sensation status stems from how much white people love highly accomplished blacks who speak with white accents. He wouldn't be a serious candidate for president at age 45 if he weren't part black."
It is disingenuous to call Barack Obama 'African-American' when speaking of race. I'm also sick to death of the constant referring to voters as black or white as if humans are color crayons. My friend, Sherry Jackson, is of the Negro race. When I first heard about Sherry, a former IRS Agent, I heard about a very courageous woman who was out to tell the truth to the American people about the federal income tax fraud. I didn't think about what color she might be because I simply don't care. When I met Sherry, my first thought wasn't, "Oh, she's Negro." I'm not color blind, I can distinguish color. But, I didn't meet a color or race, I met a woman with the guts to stand up to tyranny and a loving mother and wife. I'm sure Sherry could see my skin color and I'm glad she never held it against me. Another friend of mine, Thomas Brown, is also Negro, that is his race. You will never hear Thomas call himself an African-American. As he has said many times, "I wasn't born in Africa. I was born in America and I'm an American first. I don't need to carry around the slave thing to make my way in this world."
While my race is Caucasian, my mom's parents and ancestors are Sicilian, known to have a more olive tone to their skin. My father's parents came here from Germany; all blue eyed blondes. My skin color really is a bit olive in complexion, not white. If you want to see white skin, look at my friend Shauna, who is Caucasian and Irish, but does not call herself an Irish-American. And, while she loves the stories of her ancestors homeland, Shauna is an American first.
We hear the words Latino and Hispanic thrown around, but the truth is, Mexico has many races that have intermarried. Little mention is given to Mestizos and the Indian population in the Southern region of Mexico. Several dictionaries define Latino as: "A person of Latin-American or Spanish-speaking descent. Hispanic: "Of or relating to Spain or Spanish-speaking Latin America; of or relating to a Spanish-speaking people or culture." I have some good friends whose parents legally migrated to the U.S. from Mexico. My friends aren't Hispanic-Americans, they are Americans.
For some odd reason, the media and people in this country want to use colors when referring to race instead of words in the field of anthropology which define a race. Why do people refer to the races as black, white, brown? It's silly. They aren't races, but Negro, Caucasian, Hispanic and Latino are and its okay to use those words. There is a United Negro College Fund, not a United African-American College Fund. One organization that needs to change their name is the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). When are they going to enter the 21st Century and drop the demeaning 'Colored People' as defining their membership? There is nothing wrong with being proud of your ancestors and your race, but to use race to further any agenda is wrong. This country will never become 'color blind' if people continue to define each other by colors. Either we're all Americans or as a nation divided, we will fall.
The problem I have is what does race have to do with the clearly defined responsibilities and restrictions placed upon a president of these United States of America in Art. II, Sec. II, of the U.S. Constitution? Nothing. The fact is Barack Obama knows little about constitutional government and I don't care if he's got three Harvard degrees. His race classification as mulatto has nothing to do with his complete ignorance on our monetary system or the massive fraud being perpetrated against the American people via this federal income tax. He never speaks about constitutional solutions, only what will sell votes.
Oprah calls Obama "brilliant." Brilliant at what? Slick marketing slogans like 'Change you can believe in?' Obama has picked up the endorsement of the 1.4 million member Teamster's Union because, allegedly, he "understands the working man." What hogwash. Have you ever heard Obama say he will demand Congress immediately pass legislation to get these united States of America out of the communist UN, all these destructive trade treaties, i.e., NAFTA, GATT and CAFTA that have gutted America's most important, well paying job sectors? Have you heard him say he will stop the Mexican truck invasion underway which will eventually destroy America's trucking families who belong to the Teamster's Union? Not a chance. All this snake oil salesman sells is false hope. Too bad Jimmy Hoffa has bought his empty rhetoric and is encouraging his 1.4 million member union to vote for this unqualified individual.
Have you ever heard Obama even broach the subject of getting rid of the withholding taxing scheme which would give all working men and women in this country an immediate pay raise? Congressman Ron Paul introduced two bills to do just that. One on December 12, 2000, the second on April 4, 2001. You will never see this type of legislation even discussed by Barack Obama. His mantra is the worn out tax cuts for the rich and I feel your pain nonsense.
What's Obama's solution to "saving social security," which can't be saved? How about raise social security taxes? Some solution, but then Obama has zero understanding of U.S. CODE: Title 42, SUBCHAPTER II-Federal Old-Age, Survivors and Disability "Insurance" Benefits.
Have you ever heard Obama speak about our corrupted monetary system and how it affects the working men and women of this country? I dare Obama to debate Congressman Ron Paul or Dr. Edwin Vieira on this critical subject. They would shut him down within five minutes. Democrats who support Obama should understand this is a major, major problem, yet millions know nothing about it.
Has Obama ever broached the subject of helping the service workers of this country other than rhetoric? No, but he received the endorsement of the 1.9 million-member Service Employees International Union. Shame on union president, Andy Stern, for endorsing a candidate who will do nothing to help your industry. Congressman Ron Paul introduced the Tax Free Tips Act last September. This would make all tips exempt from federal and payroll taxes. An immediate pay raise for a segment of American workers who need it the most. That is a solution. These unions have done a huge disservice to their millions of members. You will never see any support for the Tax Free Tips act from Obama or Clinton who claim they support the working men and women in this country.
Obama, like Clinton, preaches advancing communism via an unconstitutional "universal health care" system that will get shot down by the U.S. Supreme Court, the same as the first Social Security Act back in 1934. How many Americans have any understanding of what really happened when that Ponzi scheme was created?
How about one of Obama's mentors being a communist? "Obama's communist connection adds to mounting public concern about a candidate who has come out of virtually nowhere, with a brief U.S. Senate legislative record, to become the Democratic Party front-runner for the U.S. presidency," he wrote. In Obama's book, "Dreams From My Father," he repeatedly refers to his friend and adviser as "Frank."
"The reason is apparent: Davis was a known communist who belonged to a party subservient to the Soviet Union. In fact, the 1951 report of the Commission on Subversive Activities to the Legislature of the Territory of Hawaii identified him as a CPUSA member. What's more, anti-Communist congressional committees, including the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), accused Davis of involvement in several Communist front organizations," Kincaid said."
The communists are cheering on Obama. This from the People's Weekly World, who make this statement on their front page: "We enjoy a special relationship with the Communist Party USA, founded in 1919, and publish its news and views."
"Obama's victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle. Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary "mole," not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through."
Obama is promising the moon to voters who apparently care nothing for freedom, liberty or constitutional government. Millions of these Democrat voters are bartering their Christian beliefs to vote for a man who endorses the filth of sodomy (a goal of the communist party; number 26) and the murder of unborn babies (roots in communism) via abortion. These are the "family values" Obama pushes. Obama's church teaches blatant racism against Caucasians and preaches their allegiance is to the continent of Africa, not America. How American is that?
This absurd circus atmosphere over Barack Obama is dangerous to this country. People applauding when he blows his nose. Women fainting, reminiscent of some cult-like following. Democrats who choose to vote for either Clinton or Obama are choosing a continuation of the same failed policies. The Democrats have been in power in Congress for over a year and while the financial meltdown continues, the Democrats feel the only solution is to continue writing hot checks to fund trillions of dollars in social spending and this endless war in the Middle East. One thing I do know is that the media has whipped this country into a frenzy by promoting Obama as an "African-American" with endless amounts of time spent on the race issue instead of who is the real Barack Obama? The herding technique.
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