That’s right, we said white. Furthermore, Obama does not deserve the vote of any Catholic, Jew, or self-respecting African-American. The reason has nothing to do with the color of his skin, and everything to do with the content (or lack thereof) of his character.
We can already hear the bleats of “racism” from the Obama camp: “Why won’t you vote for Obama? Do you have a problem with Black people?” We invite African-Americans to consider the following scenario. A candidate of the Caucasian persuasion has, for the past twenty years, belonged to the World Church of the Creator (aka the Creativity movement) whose theology is “a racial religion whose prime goal is the survival, expansion and advancement of the White Race.” He has also taken his family to World Church of the Creator meetings on numerous occasions, and founder Ben Klassen performed his wedding. (Said candidate claims, however, to disagree frequently with the ideology of Ben Klassen and Matt Hale). Then the candidate attends a meeting of the Ku Klux Klan where he poses arm in arm with the Grand Wizard while proclaiming, “The Grand Wizard is a voice for the voiceless, and a voice for the dispossessed. What the Ku Klux Klan has done is so important to change America, and it must be changed from the bottom up.” The candidate equivocates about rejecting an endorsement from Tom Metzger of the White Aryan Resistance until he is backed into a corner on national television. A while later, he makes a remark about “bitter inner-city people” who “cling to drugs and gang behavior.”
Would you, as an African-American (or any person with common decency) vote for this individual? Would your refusal to vote for him indicate that you have a problem with his skin color, or that you can’t and shouldn’t trust someone who consorts with, enables, and even endorses people who have a problem with yours?
Now let’s consider Barack Hussein Obama. Obama has, for the past twenty or so years, belonged to a church with a “non-negotiable commitment to Africa” whose pastor has:
- (1) Accompanied Louis Farrakhan to Libya to meet with Moammar Khadafy (this before Obama joined the chuch)
(2) Blood libeled the United States by accusing it of creating the AIDS virus
(3) Published a guest column that blood libeled Israel by accusing it of developing an “ethnic bomb” to kill Negroes and Arabs
(4) Called upon God to damn the United States
(5) Suggested strongly that the United States deserved the terrorist attacks of 9/11
(6) Written “state” of Israel, as in “so-called State of Israel”
(7) Published a guest column from a Hamas terrorist named Marzook
In April 2007, Barack Obama appeared at a meeting of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, where he posed arm in arm with Sharpton. Obama said, “Reverend Sharpton is a voice for the voiceless, and a voice for the dispossessed. What National Action Network has done is so important to change America, and it must be changed from the bottom up.”
It is easy to imagine white people, and especially Jewish white people, reacting to this picture the way most African-Americans would react to a candidate posing arm in arm with someone in a sheet and hood in front of a burning cross. Fred Siegel’s outstanding Democrats Embrace ‘Impresario of Hatred’ says,
It would have taken no great effort for the reporters covering the Apollo debate to have walked across 125th Street from the theater to visit Freddy’s Fashion Mart, where in 1995 eight people died in a murderous rampage inspired by Mr. Sharpton. Mr. Sharpton is best-known for the Tawana Brawley hoax, in which he insisted that a 15-year-old black girl had been abducted and raped by a band of white men practicing Irish Republican Army rituals. In fact she had made up the story to protect herself from her violent stepfather. But at Freddy’s, Mr. Sharpton was even more malevolent. He turned a landlord-tenant dispute between the Jewish owner of Freddy’s and a black subtenant into a theater of hatred. Picketers from Mr. Sharpton’s National Action Network, sometimes joined by “the Rev.” himself, marched daily outside the store, screaming about “bloodsucking Jews” and “Jew bastards” and threatening to burn the building down. After weeks of increasingly violent rhetoric, one of the protesters, Roland Smith, took Mr. Sharpton’s words about ousting the “white interloper” to heart. He ran into the store shouting, “It’s on!” He shot and wounded three whites and a Pakistani, whom he apparently mistook for a Jew. Then he set the fire, which killed five Hispanics, one Guyanese and one African-American–a security guard whom protesters had taunted as a “cracker lover.” Smith then fatally shot himself.
It is also a matter of record that Obama refused to “reject” the endorsement of Louis Farrakhan, a well known racist, anti-Semite, and Catholic-hating bigot. Obama himself, of course, made the remark about “bitter” small town Pennsylvanians who “cling to guns and religion.” Just as “inner city” is easily interpreted as “Black,” it is clear that Obama was expressing contempt for primarily white working class people such as coal miners, factory workers, and their descendents. Even though Obama and his college boy cohorts in MoveOn.org might regard white people who actually work for a living as uneducated white trash, they are obviously capable of understanding this contempt as shown by West Virginia’s election results.
- Barack Obama loses to Hillary Clinton in West Virginia Democratic primary
By Alex Spillius in Charleston, West Virginia
Last Updated: 3:14PM BST 14/05/2008
He lost to Senator Hillary Clinton by a margin of 67 to 26, his biggest defeat of the campaign, giving the former First Lady justification to stay in the race until the final and 56th primary on June 3.
…Most worryingly for the Obama campaign, only a third of Clinton supporters said they would support him in a presidential campaign against Republican nominee Senator John McCain.
This is hardly surprising because hard-working people who do real work (as opposed to Obama’s latte-sipping college boy yuppie supporters or, as Paul Begala called them, “eggheads”) resent big city Harvard lawyers who call them “bitter” small town people who “cling to guns and religion” while consorting openly with racists like Sharpton and Wright.
To this may be added Obama’s solicitation and acceptance of the endorsement of MoveOn.org, which has a long record of welcoming anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic hate speech at its now disgraced Action Forum while publishing an anti-Catholic hate cartoon of Pope Benedict. We encourage our readers to COPY (don’t link, it uses this site’s bandwidth) and circulate the following image, especially where Catholic voters will see it.
Next we have Obama’s own expression of Black Nationalist politics, as well as what can easily be construed as an expression of racism, in Dreams From My Father.
That was the problem with people like Joyce [a college classmate of Italian, African-American, Native American, and French ethnicity]. They talked about the richness of their multicultural heritage and it sounced real good, until you noticed that they avoided black people. …The truth was that I understood [Joyce], her and all the other black kids who felt the way she did. In their mannerisms, their speech, their mixed-up hearts, I kept recognizing pieces of myself. And that’s exactly what scared me. Their confusion made me question my own racial credentials all over again. …To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.“Dreams From My Father,” pages 99-100
Barry, did anyone ever tell you “racial credentials” are the central characteristic of RACISM? Every racist hate group on earth, whether it’s the Nazis, Ku Klux Klan, or New Black Panther Party defines the racial characteristics (or “credentials”) that are necessary to be a member. The following statement from Dreams From My Father (page xv) reinforces our perception of Barack Hussein Obama as having a problem with those whose complexions are too light for the Black Nationalist community and its “non-negotiable commitment to Africa” (to quote his own church’s vision statement): ” …I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites…” Or, as Barry put it more recently, “bitter” small town Pennsylvanians who “cling to guns and religion.”
Next we have Barack Hussein Obama’s foray into Black Nationalist politics. His only objection to Black Nationalism appears to be questions of its effectiveness as opposed to its morality.
It contradicted the morality my mother had taught me, a morality of subtle distinctions–between individuals of goodwill and those who wished me ill, between active malice and ignorance or indifference. I had a personal stake in that moral framework; I’d discovered that I couldn’t escape it if I tried. And yet perhaps it was a framework that blacks in this country could no longer afford; perhaps it weakened black resolve, encouraged confusion within the ranks. Desperate times called for desperate measures, and for many blacks, times were chronically desperate. If nationalism could create a strong and effective insularity, deliver on its promise of self-respect, then the hurt it might cause well-meaning whites, or the inner turmoil it caused people like me, would be of little consequence.If nationalism could deliver. As it turned out, questions of effectiveness, and not sentiment, caused most of my quarrels with Rafiq.
–Dreams From My Father, pp. 199-200
Others also are talking about the demographics that make Barack Obama unelectable. Damsel of Distress by Peggy Noonan (Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2008; Page A11) broaches the unpleasant but unmistakable truth:
- [Paul] Begala more or less accused the Obama people of not caring about white voters: “[If] there’s a new Democratic Party that somehow doesn’t need or want white working-class people and Latinos, well, count me out.” And: “We cannot win with eggheads and African Americans.” That, he said, was the old, losing, Dukakis coalition.
Begala did not go into details about the “eggheads,” but we suspect he meant smart college boys who think their higher education makes them somehow better than the blue collar workers with high school educations who make up the Democratic Party’s traditional base. This is not a criticism of college graduates, noting that we have more than one master’s degree, but rather of those who think people who have not gone to college are ignorant and dull-witted coal miners who, having little more wit than the mules that once assisted them, can be easily duped and manipulated by eggheads like MoveOn.org’s Eli Pariser. Pariser does have a college degree–in political science as opposed to a value-enabling profession like engineering–and he published a vicious insult to General David Petraeus. Petraeus also has a college degree, albeit from the U.S. Military Academy where he learned genuine leadership skills as opposed to whatever Pariser learned from his political science curriculum.
The problem with Pariser and his fellow “eggheads” is that they apparently think their degrees in political science, diversity studies, and so on set them above blue-collar people who work at genuine jobs in manufacturing, mining, or agriculture. These smart college boys (and girls) who look down on the Democratic Party’s backbone of working people as bipedal mules or similar beasts of burden, along with the worst elements of Black society (the kind that are actually receptive to the likes of Farrakhan, Sharpton, and Wright) are Obama’s key constituents, and they will be far from enough to win more than a handful of electoral votes in November.
Hillary Clinton added, and quite correctly, that she “found how Sen. Obama’s support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me.” That’s right. Most working class white people do not appreciate being compared to, and treated like, bipedal working animals–an attitude that came through loud and clear in Obama’s remark about “bitter” small town Pennsylvanians who “cling to guns and religion.” There also are plenty of hard-working Black Americans, such as Black UAW members in the Detroit Michigan area. At some point, and probably sooner rather than later, those Afro-Americans who work eight hours a day at real jobs with forklifts, torque wrenches, and stamping machines will see a clearcut difference between themselves and so-called “leaders” like Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, and Jeremiah Wright whose stock in trade consists of racism, anti-Semitism, and/or anti-Catholic bigotry as opposed to goods and services that are of actual use to society.
- I have a dream that my four little 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.Martin Luther King
Barack Obama is indeed being judged not by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character. That is why he will go down hard on Election Day should his party have sufficiently bad judgment to make him its nominee.