America is still not a serious nation even in this critical period in our history.
It's as if the Kool-Aid gulped in massive quantities Nov. 4 has had a delayed (and perhaps long-lasting) effect, and just at the moment when we need our faculties most, we are besotted with illusions and sedated, placated with promises.
Obama will provide... yea, verily.
And at the same time the rubes are being distracted by political slights of hand, our domestic enemies are at work, undermining our Constitution.
In a 2001 NPR radio interview (he obviously believed he was on home turf, and therefore spoke unguardedly) Obama clearly sets forth the major tenants of how he would "fundamentally change" America to a socialist "workers' paradise".
- "And to that extent as radical as people tried to characterize the Warren court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution."
- "The Constitution reflected fundamental flaw of this country that continues to this day."
- "I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change."
Heresy. Outrageous. Threatening. Dangerous.
But His inauguration threatens to be biggest celebration in recent history, perhaps attracting as many as 1.5 million people; even taking into account democrats' need to inflate their numbers, that's a huge throng. (For comparison, President's inaugurations drew about 300,000 in 2004 and 2008.
And they are there for what purpose? Participate in one of our great traditions as the transfer of power orderly passes to the 44th temporary leading citizen who loves this nation?
No, I do not believe most are; it is all, and I mean that its most complete sense, about race, "the upper hand" finally achieved and worst, changing America as Real Americans know it.
''It's going to be like the Million Man March,'' said author A'Lelia Bundles, a Washingtonian and descendant of Madam C.J. Walker, one of the nation's first black female millionaires. (A little research reveals that Bundles, is a former producer and executive with ABC News; imagine my surprise.)
``People are excited. It's almost like emancipation and Jubilee.''
"This is the highest volume of calling I've received,'' said Ella McNair, a spokeswoman for Delta Sigma Theta, a 200,000-member African-American women's sorority. ``We're encouraging everyone to contact their legislator. The first step is to approach them.
Did any of the 200,000 attend the last inauguration? Did they attend any (white) president's celebration? I doubt it.
'The Inauguration theme, "A New Birth Of Freedom," is taken from the Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
But of course none of this is about race.
From the website, Black Spin:
More than 200 years since the end of slavery, 40 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and decades after the end of the civil rights movement, the Moment is here: a time when black men will no longer be subjugated, dehumanized, or seen as inferior in this society; that's because America has elected its first African American president.
PINCH YOURSELF! YES, IT'S REAL! Barack Obama has been chosen as the new president of the United States!
After centuries of oppression, pain and struggle, a black man will now be the most powerful man in the free world. He has persevered, he has been slandered and tested, but now his time has come.
America or "Black America"?
Change the colors... what would we think about anyone who would become enraptured over a candidate, let alone a President, because he is white?
At this point is seems clear than any opposition to the coming Obamanation either in government or from the public, will be immediately confronted as "racism".
Even when it comes to the dismantling of our Constitution.
And, via Debbie Schlussel, an Obama personal life update:
I wrote nothing about his dramatic rush to his ailing grandmother's side during the campaign, giving him the benefit of the doubt on the issues to grandstanding.
But I think we know who we're dealing with now... nicht war?
"Yet, still no funeral. That's a pretty odd--not to mention, disrespectful--way to treat a grandmother you claim you love and who raised you, regardless of whether you are President-elect of the United States or just an average citizen. Regardless of whether you told the world she was a "typical White" racist."
The Messiah's money quote:
"The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white person who, uh, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know there's a reaction that's been been bred into our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way and that's just the nature of race in our society. We have to break through it...".