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A well-educated Black woman's take on Barack Obama.
SodaHead ^ | 03/03/10 | Anne Wortham

Posted on 07/15/2010 4:33:55 PM PDT by Candor7

Anne Wortham is a member of the American Sociological Association and the American Philosophical Association.

She has been a John M. Olin Foundation Faculty Fellow, and honored as a Distinguished Alumni of the Year by the Nation al Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education. In fall 1988 she was one of a select group of intellectuals who were featured in Bill Moyer's television series, "A World of Ideas." The transcript of her conversation with Moyers has been published in his book, A World of Ideas.

Dr. Wortham is author of "The Other Side of Racism: A Philosophical Study of Black Race Consciousness" which analyzes how race consciousness is transformed into political strategies and policy issues.

She has published numerous articles on the implications of individual rights for civil rights policy, and is currently writing a book on theories of social and cultural marginality.

Recently, she has published articles on the significance of multiculturalism and Afrocentricism in education, the politics of victimization and the social and political impact of political correctness. Shortly after an interview in 2004, she was awarded tenure.

This is her Speech:

Fellow Americans,

Please know: I am Black; I grew up in the segregated South. I did not vote for Barack Obama; I wrote in Ron Paul's name as my choice for president. Most importantly, I am not race conscious. I do not require a Black president to know that I am a person of worth, and that life is worth living. I do not require a Black president to love the ideal of America.

I cannot join you in your celebration. I feel no elation. There is no smile on my face. I am not jumping with joy. There are no tears of triumph in my eyes. For such emotions and behavior to come from me, I would have to deny all that I know about the requirements of human flourishing and survival - all that I know about the history of the United States of America, all that I know about American race relations, and all that I know about Barack Obama as a politician. I would have to deny the nature of the "change" that Obama asserts has come to America.

Most importantly, I would have to abnegate my certain understanding that you have chosen to sprint down the road to serfdom that we have been on for over a century. I would have to pretend that individual liberty has no value for the success of a human life. I would have to evade your rejection of the slender reed of capitalism on which your success and mine depend. I would have to think it somehow rational that 94 percent of the 12 million Blacks in this country voted for a man because he looks like them (that Blacks are permitted to play the race card), and that they were joined by self-declared "progressive" whites who voted for him because he doesn't look like them.

I would have to wipe my mind clean of all that I know about the kind of people who have advised and taught Barack Obama and will fill posts in his administration - political intellectuals like my former colleagues at the Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government..

I would have to believe that "fairness" is equivalent of justice. I would have to believe that a man who asks me to "go forward in a new spirit of service, in a new service of sacrifice" is speaking in my interest.. I would have to accept the premise of a man that economic prosperity comes from the "bottom up," and who arrogantly believes that he can will it into existence by the use of government force. I would have to admire a man who thinks the standard of living of the masses can be improved by destroying the most productive and the generators of wealth.

Finally, Americans, I would have to erase from my consciousness the scene of 125,000 screaming, crying, cheering people in Grant Park, Chicago irrationally chanting "Yes We Can!" Finally, I would have to wipe all memory of all the times I have heard politicians, pundits, journalists, editorialists, bloggers and intellectuals declare that capitalism is dead - and no one, including especially Alan Greenspan, objected to their assumption that the particular version of the anti-capitalistic mentality that they want to replace with their own version of anti-capitalism is anything remotely equivalent to capitalism.

So you have made history, Americans. You and your children have elected a Black man to the office of the president of the United States, the wounded giant of the world. The battle between John Wayne and Jane Fonda is over - and that Fonda won. Eugene McCarthy and George McGovern must be very happy men. Jimmie Carter, too. And the Kennedys have at last gotten their Kennedy look-a-like. The self-righteous welfare statists in the suburbs can feel warm moments of satisfaction for having elected a Black person.

So, toast yourselves: 60s countercultural radicals, 80s yuppies and 90s bourgeois bohemians.. Toast yourselves, Black America. Shout your glee Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Duke, Stanford, and Berkeley. You have elected not an individual who is qualified to be president, but a Black man who, like the pragmatist Franklin Roosevelt, promises to - Do Something! You now have someone who has picked up the baton of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. But you have also foolishly traded your freedom and mine - what little there is left - for the chance to feel good.

There is nothing in me that can share your happy obliviousness. God Help Us all...


TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: fairness; freedom; justice; serfdom
So little is compiled on Free Republic about opinionated people of color who are leading intellectuals,who have conservative opinions about the Obama Junta Movement. I will begin with this article and post as many as I can find up to the November Election
1 posted on 07/15/2010 4:33:58 PM PDT by Candor7
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To: Candor7; Fred Nerks; LucyT; Beckwith; Polarik

Thought you all might enjoy this speech. True blue Black American.May she beome influential in revising the current world of idiocy that reigns in the sphere of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Michelle Obama.


2 posted on 07/15/2010 4:37:50 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: Candor7
Anne Wortham
3 posted on 07/15/2010 4:40:42 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: Candor7

Excellent speech! Thank you! She echoes the same feelings that I share.


4 posted on 07/15/2010 4:42:15 PM PDT by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: Candor7

What a wonderful slap in the face to the progressive slaves in America.

Fantastic! However this lady will never be a guest on CBS, NBC, ABC...

TOO MUCH TRUTH!


5 posted on 07/15/2010 4:43:05 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: Sister_T

You are Welcome Sis. You are the BEST of the BEST!


6 posted on 07/15/2010 4:43:38 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: Candor7

Most excellent. BTTT


7 posted on 07/15/2010 4:46:17 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: Candor7

Words of truth.


8 posted on 07/15/2010 4:46:50 PM PDT by The Truth Will Make You Free
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To: Candor7

Thanks for posting this.


9 posted on 07/15/2010 4:58:00 PM PDT by dogcaller
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To: Candor7

She may very well be a well-educated black woman. But above all else - SHE IS AN AMERICAN WOMAN.


10 posted on 07/15/2010 5:01:47 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: The Truth Will Make You Free

I wonder if she might speak before the NAACP? Now that would be interesting!


11 posted on 07/15/2010 5:02:46 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: Sister_T

Another thought: wonder what it might take to get Anne to run for the Senate?


12 posted on 07/15/2010 5:04:12 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: sodpoodle

Absolute Truth.


13 posted on 07/15/2010 5:05:30 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: Candor7

Maybe with the talk of race more and more sane black people come out and buck the crap we have listened to for the last 20 years.


14 posted on 07/15/2010 5:06:25 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Candor7

Pass this on to Glenn Beck. I’d be willing to bet he would go out of his way to get her on his show. That would be worth watching.


15 posted on 07/15/2010 5:09:53 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: fish hawk

Consider it done.


16 posted on 07/15/2010 5:11:33 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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To: Candor7
Bravo...!!!
17 posted on 07/15/2010 5:12:37 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Candor7

“I wonder if she might speak before the NAACP?”

She would be Murdered before she got in the door.


18 posted on 07/15/2010 5:14:36 PM PDT by SwedeBoy2
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To: SwedeBoy2

There would be some big dark guys with night sticks at the door to keep her out. LOL


19 posted on 07/15/2010 5:17:25 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: Candor7

WOW! OUTSTANDING! Hooray Anne Wortham! Anne Wortham for president!


20 posted on 07/15/2010 5:18:37 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Candor7

I too passed this on to Glenn. Maybe if enough of us do this he will catch on.


21 posted on 07/15/2010 5:28:14 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: Candor7

Bookmark.


22 posted on 07/15/2010 5:34:05 PM PDT by Sergio (If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he make a sound?)
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To: Candor7

Truly an American who us black, emphasis on American.

Too bad she will now be castigated by the marxists and racistst running academia in America.


23 posted on 07/15/2010 6:02:24 PM PDT by piytar (Re: AlGore's latest - Karl Rove, you magnificent #######!)
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To: piytar

Several of us have written Glenn Beck,suggesting he invite her for a guest interview.

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Glenn Beck: me@glennbeck.com
This is the general contact for reaching Glenn Beck. Please note that Glenn gets hundreds of emails everyday and while he does read them he does not always have the opportunity to answer them all.


24 posted on 07/15/2010 6:06:48 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes.......is fascist... ...He meets every diagnostic of history)
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