Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Obama's paranoia in plain sight

Have you read Barack Obama's autobiographical piece of literary indulgence called Dreams From My Father? Neither have I. I have had the opportunity to hear bits and pieces from the audio book version on Hugh Hewitt's radio show, and my first impression was that Obama spent page after page talking about not very much.

One theme that does run throughout Dreams From My Father is Obama's racial chip on his shoulder. He tries to hide it, but he just can't help himself - from the books that he writes, to the speeches he makes, to the church he attends, to the pastors he befriends.

Ann Coulter has done us all a favor by doing the dirty work of reading Dreams From My Father, and what Obama has to say about race isn't pretty. After reading his meanderings, it is little wonder that he tucked himself under the wing of a lunatic racist like the good Revagogue Jeremiah Wright. Considering that Barack Obama is half white, this excerpt from Coulter's column is particularly troubling:
In college, Obama explains to a girl why he was reading Joseph Conrad's 1902 classic, "Heart of Darkness": "I read the book to help me understand just what it is that makes white people so afraid. Their demons. The way ideas get twisted around. I helps me understand how people learn to hate."

By contrast, Malcolm X's autobiography "spoke" to Obama. One line in particular "stayed with me," he says. "He spoke of a wish he'd once had, the wish that the white blood that ran through him, there by an act of violence, might somehow be expunged."
I picture Obama as some sort of racially charged Lady MacBeth. Instead of trying to get rid of the "damned spot" of blood, he is trying to rid himself of his whiteness. The more we get to know Barack Obama, the more confused and bitter he seems to be. Must be from that half-million dollar salary and Harvard Law Degree he has. Damn this racist country!

Good Day to You, Sir

1 comment:

Law and Order Teacher said...

The most telling part is his explanation for reassuring we racist, stupid, white people. All you have to do is be polite and smile a lot. That is the whole premise of his campaign. I always kid my students with the statement that you can go far in life if you learn to look like you know what you're doing. Obama has it down pat.