From Dreams of My Father: I ceased to advertise my mother’s race
at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.
From Dreams of My Father: I found a solace in nursing a pervasive
sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race.
From Dreams of My Father: There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.From Dreams of My Father: It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.
From Dreams of My Father: I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own. It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.
From Audacity of Hope: I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.
Myth Blaster Verdict: All quotes are TRUE, one needing expansion to understand. Senator Obama is a closet racist, apparently stemming from his troubled childhood, his personal affiliations of choice and a danger to national security in the war against Islamic fascists. He is for amnesty, and one must examine his voting record, not his appearance and rhetoric to confirm this.He promises CHANGE – but doesn’t specify what KIND of change.
- TRUE Quote – (Dreams of My Father) – I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.
- TRUE Quote – (Dreams of My Father) – I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race. [Townhall, “The Truth About Obama’s Disdain for White People”
- TRUE Quote – (Dreams of My Father) – There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white. [Is Race the Issue? – forum site]
- TRUE Quote – (Dreams of My Father) – It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.
- TRUE Quote – (Dreams of My Father) – I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own. It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.
- Partially True Quote – (Audacity of Hope) – (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 interments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.
“Don’t steal – the Government hates competition“.
That alone should tell an American that he tends to side with the people rather than the political clubs of Washington.
…Early in his run for the U.S. Senate in 2004, Obama’s pollsters discovered that women loved him, especially nice white ladies who like personalities more than politics and definitely don’t like political arguments. Why can’t we all just get along?
Obama has molded himself into the male Oprah Winfrey, the crown prince of niceness, bravely denouncing divisiveness, condemning controversy, eulogizing unity, and retelling his feel-good life story about he, the child of a black scholar from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, grew up to be editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Gaullism worked out fairly well in France, and so might Obamaism in America. …
Beneath this bland Good Obama lies a more interesting character, one that I like far better – the Bad Obama, a close student of other people’s weaknesses, a literary artist of considerable power in plumbing his deep reservoirs of self-pity and resentment, an unfunny Evelyn Waugh consumed by indignation toward his own mother’s people. He has been hiding out on the bestseller lists for the last two years in his enormously revealing, but little understood, 1995 “autobiography” – a more accurate term might be “autobiographical novel” …
Obama’s gift for restructuring the past into emotionally and aesthetically satisfying patterns made for uneasy hybrid of fact and fiction, with composite characters clearly made-up dialogue, and even preposterous dream sequences. …
…Obama has a depressive’s fine ye for the disillusioning detail. …
Which Obama is real? …
A racial group is a large extended family, and Obama’s book is primarily about his rejection of his supportive white maternal extended family in favor of his unknown black paternal extended family. …
In reality, Obama provides a disturbing test of the best-case scenario of whether America can indeed move beyond race. He inherited his father’s penetrating intelligence; was raised mostly by his loving white grandparents in multiracial, laid-back Hawaii, where America’s normal race rules never applied; and received a superb private school education. … Even his celebrated acceptance of Christianity in his mid-20s turns out to be an affirmation of African-American emotional separatism. As I was reading Dreams, I assumed that his ending would be adapted from the favorite book of his youth, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, which climaxes with Malcolm’s visit to Mecca and heartwarming conversion from the racism of the Black Muslims to the universalism of orthodox Islam. I expected that Obama would analogously forgive whites and ask forgiveness for his own racial antagonism as he accepts Jesus. Instead, Obama falls under the spell of a leftist black nationalist preacher, Jeremiah A. Wright, who preaches African-American unity through antipathy toward whites. Reverend Wright remains a major influence on the presidential candidate. (The title of Obama’s second book, The Audacity of Hope, is borrowed from one of Wright’s sermons.) Ben Wallace-Wells notes in Rolling Stone: “This is as openly radical a background as any significant American political figure has ever emerged from, as much Malcolm X as Martin Luther King Jr.”
From the age of ten onward[i], though, Obama desperately wants to be black. … He cherishes every cause for complaint he can discern against white folks. He is constantly distressed at being half-white. … Obama’s teenage self-consciousness is perpetually crucified by contact with stereotypes about blacks. … The great irony of the book is that so many of the stereotypes about African-Americans and Africans turn out, in is troubling experience, to be true – which doesn’t make Obama happy at all. … The message much of white America hopes to send to black America by electing Obama is: Don’t be so Black. Act more Barack. Perhaps this explains why blacks haven’t been all that enthusiastic. …
For Americans wondering about his fitness to be president, his latest Kenyan trip symbolizes the inner duality beneath his dapper exterior. He possesses one of the finest minds of any politician, but his personal passions routinely war against his acknowledging unwelcome truths, even to himself. Whether his head or heart would prove stronger in the White House remains unknown, perhaps even to Barack Obama.
Video Response to Mike Huckabee on Barack Obama’s Speech on Race – You Tube
Obama’s Identity Crisis by Steve Sailer
The Truth About Obama’s Disdain for White People – JC Less
Is Race the Issue? – Scared Monkeys
Racist Quotes from Barack Hussein Obama’s Dreams of My Father – City Data
The Real Barack – Obama’s Nation – Debbie Schlussel
The Chicago Delusion – The Strategic Failure
America are you listening? – The Right Truth
Muslim Obama – Grant Swank – American Conservative Daily
Obama’s Liberation Theology Church – The Right Truth
Video Response to Wright Speech at National Press Club – YouTube
Questions Are Back – Who is Barack Hussein Obama? – Freedom Zone
Michelle Obama – NY Times
Barack Obama Exposed! – Human Events