Thursday, June 19, 2008

Obama – Is There Reason To Be Concerned?

The presidential race has boiled down to Obama and ole’ what’s his name, McCain, the white guy. I really don’t know that much about Obama and so I figured one way to better understand what he believes is to learn about the folks he associates with, those who are in his inner circle of influence.

The first would be his wife, an important person of influence; I know almost nothing about with the exception of her rather awkward announcement, the one where she came out and told everyone how this was the first time in her life she was proud to be an American; as if her entire life had been an embarrassment. I still know next to nothing about the woman; but first impressions are hard to forget.

Obama’s close association with Rev. Jeremiah Wright as his theological advisor gives me pause as well. I listened to an interview on the Hannity and Colmes program where Jeremiah Wright kept referring to the Black Liberation Theology and the writings of James Cone, author of Black Theology and Black Power. Let’s just say I’ve heard this brand of hate spewed far too often and had hoped this type of rhetoric had faded into the past; apparently it has been simmering and waiting for a chance to boil over all this time.

I don’t claim to be an expert on the Black Power Movement; however, in their own words, “the destruction of the white enemy by any means…”, would not come across as measures intended to unite a nation. This separatist mentality, the desire to only serve the interests of Black citizens, the teachings of James Cone as declared by the Rev. Wright for an extended period of time, 17 – 20 years, would have to be considered as significant when considering anyone who wants to occupy the White House and represent America.

Again, the red flags are flying as I picture Obama’s refusal to hold his hand over his heart during the playing of the National Anthem. Some how the Commander in Chief of our armed forces should be the first to snap to attention as the symbol of America is acknowledged. What does Obama really want to do if he gets to run the United States of America; bear in mind, I’m not sure he intends to represent all of America, only Black America from the indicators I’ve been shown.

The information I’ve been able to obtain regarding Black Liberation Theology doesn’t sit well either; far from being sound religious doctrine, these are Marxist doctrines intended to undermine democracy and the teachings of the Gospel which highlight the importance of the individual. The platform used in third world countries historically has been for government to socialize medicine, put as many on welfare as possible making them dependent on government in order to control the population and to make sure citizens had their guns confiscated to avoid resistance later on. Isn’t this the same platform the Democratic Party has been built around?

I hope I’m wrong, I hope Obama turns out to be an okay kind of guy because he might end up winning; but deep down in my gut there’s a really bad feeling that there’s a hidden Black Liberation agenda which he’s worked very hard to disguise. Obama’s a slick politician and has the ability to say nothing in particular in such a way as to make it sound impressive; but is that good for America.

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