Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Obama And His Audience

They heard a great speech — and what was the problem with Rev. Wright’s sermons, anyway?

by Byron York - March 18th, 2008 - National Review Online

The small auditorium here at the National Constitution Center, where Barack Obama delivered what his aides called a “major address on race, politics, and unifying our country,” was filled mostly with guests invited by the Obama campaign. So it was not surprising that after the speech, Obama’s guests, streaming out of the room into the cavernous atrium of the Center, thought he delivered a great speech. What might be surprising, though, is that a number of them saw nothing particularly wrong with the “controversial” remarks by Obama’s pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, that set this whole process in motion.

“It was amazing,” Gregory Davis, a financial adviser and Obama supporter from Philadelphia, told me. “I think he addressed the issue, and if that does not address the issue, I don’t know what else can be said about it. That was just awesome oratory.”

A friend told me last night that he thought Obama's speech was a great speech. He actually used the words "the best speech I have ever heard". He suggested that I listen to it and judge for myself.

I have listened to it and all I can say is I am stunned. I see the land that I love being torn apart with rhetoric that is polished and lofty, while simultaneously advocating tolerance of the most hate filled racist insults and distorted logic possible. My reaction is totally opposite to my friend. What allows this man Obama to mesmerize people of intelligence into accepting his excuses for pacifism and socialism?

Pacifism did not protect Poland or France from Hitler. It will not protect America from radical Islam.

Socialism has always been tyrannical and evil . . . and over time it always failed the nations that have tried it by destroying their economy. How can anyone of intelligence think that this time it will be different because they are "more sincere" in their hopes for it to succeed?

Barack Obama is a socialist.

Barack Obama is a pacifist.

Obama has carefully and artfully NOT rejected Wright's "black liberation theology." Here is what "black liberation theology" believes according to the man Jeremiah Wright credits with perfecting it. James Cone of New York's Union Theological Seminary says:
"Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him. The task of black theology is to kill Gods who do not belong to the black community. . . . Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal. Unless God is participating in this holy activity, we must reject his love."

My friend said it was "the greatest speech" he ever heard. I heard a different speech. I heard a speech by a man who accepts that he can lie to advance black causes, including socialism and pacifism. I will not accept socialism and pacifism no matter what excuse is used by people who see me as their enemy and wish to destroy me. Obama may try to gull people into accepting his speech as uniting people. I see it as a declaration of race and class warfare.

Barack Obama seems to think he and his wife and his pastor (extremely rich himself) can condemn whites for the fact that in America he and his wife are only able to earn $480 thousand a year. How is a black family able to make it on only $480 thousand a year in America? Does that sound reasonable?

I am supposed to feel guilty about his treatment in this nation where he has made it beyond most people's dreams?

Another article this morning makes the point that Obama did not answer anything in his speech; Obama Merely Changes The Subject. It makes the point a different way. Obama has spent 20 years attending a church preaching hate. Obama never rejects that. Rhetoric is his weapon and diversion is his tactic.

He is smooth. However I don't buy it.


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