Skip to comments.Dr. King's Dream or the Cult of Obama?
Posted on 01/27/2009 11:49:11 AM PST by markomalley
While watching the Obama inauguration on television, I could not help but be struck by two very different emotions. On the one hand, I was happy for the African-American community. An African-American President in the White House is certainly a symbol of affirmation of the civil rights movement. However, on the other hand, I was also left with a feeling of disappointment when I contemplated just who is President.
When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. marched for civil rights, he was building upon a legacy set in motion by those before him. People like Jackie Robinson and Jesse Owens opened the eyes of the nation to the equality of African-American people by breaking new ground. What is not often known is the class and integrity with which they broke that ground.
Lets take Jackie Robinson for example. He endured racist insults and discrimination from his own teammates his first year in major league baseball. Instead of retaliating, Robinson put his Christian faith into action by turning the other cheek and pressing on. This resulted in his winning the respect of his teammates, including the players who once opposed him.
Jesse Owens also showed poise and integrity by ignoring the attacks on his character and instead showed his equality was indeed real by defeating Hitlers athletes in the Berlin Olympic Games. His strength of character was such that even the German athletes he defeated befriended him. This is what character is all about: overcoming by enduring the pain and sacrifice of a difficult task for the greater good. It is a Biblical principal highlighted in the Gospels and in the Epistles as well.
Dr. King, a committed Christian and reverend, said in his "I Have a Dream" speech, I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
This is precisely the standard that we all should strive for in order to heal race relations and precisely what disappointments me about Barack Obama. Just what is the content of his character? Has anyone even bothered to ask that question?
Ask yourself why Dr. Kings dream of character was never discussed during the 2008 campaign? This is no accident I believe. When candidate Obama stated that he does not look like those men on the dollar bill, he was implying that he alone is somehow qualified to heal race relations in America. Here we see the Cult of Obama at work.
Obamas cult of personality not only made many feel like he was the only one who could heal our nations woes, but his own cult leader image drew attention away from his character. So what about his character is so disturbing that he does not want us to see it? Well, quite a lot really.
First of all, Barack Obama is basically a socialist. We must accept that as fact. If you still do not believe it, then look at the evidence. In 1996, when he ran for Illinois State Senate as a Democrat, candidate Obama pursued and subsequently received the endorsement of the New Party, a socialist group that was created by members of the Democratic Socialists for America. If you think this is insignificant, then remember that the New Party is an arm of the Communist Party USA. Do you think we should have heard about this during the election cycle?
Obama has claimed that he was not a member of the New Party, but the New Partys spring newsletter of 1996 claimed that he was. Truth be told, it does not matter if he actually was a member of the New Party or not. It only matters that he sought the endorsement of an arm of the Communist Party USA and received it.
Another factor in Obamas association with the New Party is the New Partys work with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). This is the same ACORN that Obama used to get out the vote during the 2008 campaign by awarding their affiliates $832 million. This is the same ACORN that is under investigation nationwide for voter fraud in many elections.
Why was Obama never questioned as to why he used ACORN, a leftist group that apparently cheats in order to elect their candidates, in order to get out the vote for his presidential election? If Dr. Kings dream included looking at a persons character above their race, then it is safe to say that Barack Obamas character should have been questioned. Instead, Obama was given a pass by the media, in part, because he used symbolic propaganda to hide his nefarious associations and misdeeds.
Do you think I am overreacting here? Well, ask yourself about Obamas relationship with Franklin Raines, the CEO of Fannie Mae. Raines, who was placed as the CEO of Fannie Mae by President Bill Clinton, destroyed Fannie Mae and the housing market by massively increasing the amount of home loans to people that could not afford to pay them. This is what helped crash our economy, not supply-side economics or the Bush administration.
After Franklin Raines redistribution of wealth scheme crashed our economy, the Democrats then exploited the crash they helped create in order to elect Obama and themselves. Does this sound like a man of character to you? Getting elected by exploiting the socialist manufactured crash of the US economy is hardly a demonstration of good character.
As far as Franklin Raines is concerned, he did not go to jail like the CEOs of Enron for his corruption. No, Franklin Raines took $90 million of our tax money with him when he was fired for wrecking Fannie Mae and the housing market. Raines was then asked to be a consultant to Barack Obamas campaign concerning housing issues. Can you believe that? Obama asked Raines, the man who left our housing market in shambles, to be his consultant on housing issues. How is that for character?
Barack Obama is supposed to be concerned for the plight of poor and low-income Americans, right? Well, tell me how a man who cares so much about the poor can spend $170 million on an inaugural party and festivities? How much good can be done on behalf of the American people with $170 million?
President Bushs inaugural events cost less than one-quarter the price of Obamas. Yet, the media attacked Bush and accused him of being cold and lacking empathy for the poor. I wonder why they have not done the same with Obama, who spent more than four times the money on his inauguration events?
Rushing to Obamas defense, some have claimed that Obama received some amount of the money for his inauguration festivities from private donations and that justifies his hefty price tag for the events. However, President Bush used some private donations to fund his two inaugurations too. Why is Obama above reproach?
Lets look at who those private donors are that helped fund Obamas inauguration events. The largest body of donors to Barack Obama for his inauguration events came from the same Wall Street executives that were bailed-out in the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). Obama was a strong proponent of the TARP and now we know why. After taking billions of our tax dollars to supposedly fix the financial woes of Wall Street, Wall Street executives, like those working for Citibank, then returned the favor to Obama by giving him millions of dollars for his inauguration festivities. This sounds like a money laundering scheme of grand design.
When we consider Barack Obamas relationship with ethically challenged Governor Rod Blagojevich, convicted felon Tony Rezko, who helped Obama obtain his Chicago mansion through nefarious means, terrorist Bill Ayers, megalomaniac Jeremiah Wright, socialist role models Frank Marshall Davis and Saul Alinsky, it is safe to say that Obama has a lot of character issues in need of disguise.
Dr. Kings emphasis on character above race is still timely, but how many of us know that he emphasized character above race? What we are subjected to on a daily basis by the media and their left-wing blogger friends is a barrage of cut and pasted sound-bytes that take what Dr. King said out of context.
From comedians like John Stewart, who know literally nothing of the political process, to the vindictive Keith Olbermann, we are given such a skewed misinterpretation of the facts that many Americans simply forget the facts.
If Dr. Kings dream is to be truly fulfilled, we must elect leaders of strong moral character, regardless of their ethnicity. Character matters more than race. Dr. King knew this well. Too bad not enough Americans know Dr. Kings dream in its entirety. We could have elected a President who actually lives up to the hype.
It’s a cult. Sooner we’ll have to send our kids to camps while undesirables get sent to other camps.
Of course it’s not King’s dream...he wanted men to be judged by the CONTENT OF THEIR CHARACTER not the COLOR OF THEIR SKIN.
Blacks and whites are clearly rejecting King by voting for Obama as he was only elected due to skin color.
obozo is a fraud and is nothing short of a black Jim Jones. He won’t release his birth certificate and never will. Now that he’s occupying the job, he’ll never be removed for ineligibility.
Obama is the opposite of King’s dream.
He has no character.
Raines took $90 million of our tax money with him when he was fired for wrecking Fannie Mae and the housing market.
Raines was then asked to be a consultant to Barack Obamas campaign concerning housing issues.
I will not explain my history other then to say I was NEVER raised nor did I ever perform any actions or thoughts to being a racist, but I am now convinced, after about 96 percent of blacks voting for OBambi, and looking at what has happened in Africa since the exit of European influence, that a super-majority of black people are not capable of ruling themselves.
I will probably now go the way of Prof Summers from Harvard and have to resign from FR or get banned but the evidence is now piling up to support my thesis.
I know that since they are a minority it took many whites to also vote stupid the 96 percent mark within their own demographic is telling.
Rev. Martin Luther King’s “PRIDE” was and is Jesus Christ. He was a meek, color blind Christian, not a Rev. Wright racist.
All I can say is make sure you have a passport and getaway money. I’m thinking about starting up a refugee program for expat FReepers who have to escape the country when Obama’s Civilian National Security Force starts rounding up conservatives for the reeducation camps.
Funny thing about the above — I’m not sure I’m joking.
Cult of 0bama. No question about it.
>>>I will not explain my history other then to say I was NEVER raised nor did I ever perform any actions or thoughts to being a racist, but I am now convinced, after about 96 percent of blacks voting for OBambi, and looking at what has happened in Africa since the exit of European influence, that a super-majority of black people are not capable of ruling themselves.
I will probably now go the way of Prof Summers from Harvard and have to resign from FR or get banned but the evidence is now piling up to support my thesis.<<<
Don’t sweat it, Mark. You’re making the classic mistake of confusing causation (the reason something happens) with correlation (the connection between events). As human beings, we’re endowed with the ability to see patterns. You’re looking at several separate historical events that have, at their core, Africans or people of African ancestry, and you’re coming up with a pattern. The pattern is an illusion, though. Sorry.
Sadly, most of human history everywhere seems to the story of people living without freedom under tyrants and despots. Some places in some eras rise above it and live in liberty, but that’s not how most people have lived or, for that matter, live now. Africans are no different in that regard from people on the other continents who live in agricultural societies.
The 96 percent mark in the African-American community comes from pride in heritage. That’ll fade fast if Obama is as much of a screw-up as he seems to be. Despotism in Africa was there before outsiders set up their colonies and remained after the outsiders left. And there are plenty of examples of people of African descent who show self-discipline and self-governance.
I understand your frustrations, though. Give Obama three years of misgovernment and the same doe-eyed supporters will abandon him like he’s last year’s hit TV series.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but King was a communist, womanizer, and plagiarist...
Passport first thing, money next. I might bail to Canada first, then go from there. Skip US customs and having to go through an American airport.
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