The Obama Speech and Subsequent Harmonic Convergance is still spinning away, out there in vapid space. Sometimes I am just amazed. On Sunday’s Face the Nation, Politico’s Roger Simon said,
Obama really won over his base, he won over the American media. They loved that speech.
His Base. THE Media. This is getting uglier by the minute. He seems so enamored of himself – to the point of forgetting that the office is not about the man (or woman), it is about the NATION. George Washington once called it “The Arduous Trust.” The framers and founders of America used the tenderest words and phrases in describing the young nation – similar to those you’d use with a new wife or a newborn infant.
And Obama wants to change it all. Even while his true stripes are being uncovered, one at a time, he continues to play the politically expedient Pied Piper.
… the teaching opportunity I hoped you would evoke: not explaining Wright’s outrage to me, but explaining his outrageousness to him. That’s how we’ll reach the postracial era: by no longer justifying ourselves with what was, instead speaking to what now exists. Not deny the past, but recognize that’s what it is: past.
You say you are devoted to Reverend Wright because he brought you to Christ. I can only imagine how powerful a relationship that forges. But, my imperfect understanding of the Christian Faith tells me you can do him an equally magnificent service: You can help bring him back to Christ. Show him redemption and salvation lie not in the satisfaction of doing little dances in a pulpit while you slander good and decent people. Teach him that great leadership and Christian love abjures the very filth – and I pick that word deliberately – that he spews on an apparently regular basis. After all, Senator, you know our government did not invent the HIV virus to kill African-Americans. You know, Senator, this is not the United States of KKK America. You know the truth of 9/11. At least you should. Both you and Michelle have benefited mightily from the new spirit that has come to America in the last two generations. I thought you were part of that. I thought you were post-racial.
But in your silence, in your justifications, in your facile instruction to contextualize, you seem just a more presentable version of those dreary self-promoters, Sharpton, Jackson, Bakewell and the rest. Surely this is not you. Please, Senator, be brave. Lead. From a position of honesty where context is our daily reality, not drawn from bitter memories, no matter how justified they once might have been. Deny Jeremiah Wright your comfort of “context”. Be Presidential. To all Americans.
Obama, I’d bet the farm you won’t do it. Your allegiance to your race trumps your allegiance to your country. And THAT is why, if you are elected POTUS, you will fail. And the dream of freedom will fail with you.