If a Presidential candidate was not only an enabler of racists and anti-Semites, but also an actual racist, would it be worth $10.17 to know that before you vote?
$10.17 is the Amazon.com price for Barack Obama’s Dreams From My Father, and used copies can be purchased for considerably less. As opposed to the smears and urban legends that are circulating about Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin, the following quotes from Dreams From My Father (paperback, ISBN 978-1-4000-8277-3) all have page numbers so you can verify for yourself that Barack Obama wrote this material.
If you can find the book at a public library, of course, we encourage you to just check the following quotes against the book’s contents. Please don’t check the book out, though, because this will make it unavailable to others. It would not surprise us, though, if Obama’s supporters do exactly that to keep people from seeing it, and they might even go so far as to buy up all the copies at bookstores as well. This is why you might have to buy a copy over the Internet. You can split the cost with friends and neighbors, so you can see the book for a few dollars apiece. Once you have verified for yourself that Obama really wrote the following things, bookmark the pages, highlight the quotes, and show the book to others.
- 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
Obama then dismisses the campus radicals whose viewpoints he shared as “white and tenured and happily tolerated.” He wanted to “prove his loyalty to the Black masses,” thus showing his lack of fitness to lead a multiracial and multiethnic country.
- But this strategy alone couldn’t provide the distance I wanted, from Joyce or my past. After all, there were thousands of so-called campus radicals, most of them white and tenured and happily tolerated. No, it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.
“Dreams From My Father,” page 101 (paperback, ISBN 978-1-4000-8277-3)
Obama then criticized a Black classmate (an act for which some of his friends then took him to task) for having a white girlfriend–an act for which, in the bad old days and in the wrong place, Tim might have been beaten or even lynched by the Ku Klux Klan. The ugly term for Tim’s relationship, had it led to marriage, would have been “miscegenation”–an actual crime before the Civil Rights Movement put an end to such laws. What makes the following statement even worse is the fact that, had it not been for “miscegenation,” Barack Obama would have never been born!
Tim was not a conscious brother. Tim wore argyle sweaters and pressed jeans and talked like Beaver Cleaver. …His white girlfriend was probably waiting for him up in his room, listening to country music.
“Dreams From My Father,” pp. 101-102
Obama’s only problem with Black Nationalism is its effectiveness:
- 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
Recall that Barack Obama objected to “miscegenation” between Tim and his white girlfriend. The book also shows that Obama, instead of embracing his multiracial heritage, laments the “miscegenation” that resulted in his own existence.
- …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… (page xv)
Then Barack Obama denounces Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness as racist:
- “Sister Regina,” Marcus said. “You know Barack, don’t you? I’m trying to tell Brother Barack here about this racist tract he’s reading. He held up a copy of Heart of Darkness, evidence for the court.
…”Actually, he’s right,” I [Obama] said. “It is a racist book. The way Conrad sees it, Africa’s the cesspool of the world, black folks are savages, and any contact with them breeds infection.”
…”And because the book teaches me things,” I [Obama] said. “About white people, I mean. See, the book’s not really about Africa. Or black people. It’s about the man who wrote it. The European. The American. A particular way of looking at the world. If you can keep your distance, it’s all there, in what’s said and left unsaid. So I read the book to help me understand just what it is that makes white people so afraid. Their demons. The way ideas get twisted around. It helps me understand how people learn to hate. (pages 102-103)
If you wouldn’t knowingly vote for a racist and an enabler of racists and anti-Semites, buy the book if you can’t borrow it, and see for yourself.
Obama’s supporters might argue that most people change their political viewpoints between college and middle age, and that Obama no longer holds these racist viewpoints. His open association with, and enablement and empowerment of, racists and anti-Semites show the opposite: Barack Obama still has a problem with white people, and he is therefore unfit to hold public office in a country whose citizens include almost every race, religion, and ethnicity on earth.
(1) Barack Obama’s racist church. Barack Obama and his wife Michelle (whose senior thesis suggests that she has a problem with Black people’s assimilation into mainstream American society–a right for which civil rights activists struggled and sometimes died) belonged to a racist church for twenty years. We find it significant that the Trinity United Church of Christ removed the cited official bulletins from its site some time between August 14 2008 (when we verified their availability) and October 4. Screenshots are, however, widely available.
- Pastor Jeremiah Wright said that “white America” got a “wake up call” on 9/11, and he called upon God to damn the United States.
- Jeremiah Wright called for divestment from Israel (Trumpet Magazine, hosted at tucc.org but taken down after August 14. A screenshot can be seen at http://www.israpundit.com/2008/?p=2416 )
- Jeremiah Wright wrote “state” of Israel, as in “So-called state of Israel” (TUCC official bulletin, screenshot at http://www.stentorian.com/Obama/tucc_israel.jpg)
- The church’s official bulletin hosted a blood libel of Israel that accused Israel of building an “ethnic bomb” to kill Black people and Arabs. (TUCC official bulletin, screenshot at http://www.stentorian.com/Obama/tucc_ethnic_bomb.jpg)
- Jeremiah Wright blood libeled the United States by accusing it of inventing the AIDS virus. (http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=58928)
- The church’s official bulletin hosted a guest opinion piece from a Hamas terrorist named Marzook. (TUCC official bulletin, screen shot at http://www.stentorian.com/Obama/tucc_hamas.jpg)
- TUCC invited guest speaker Michael Pfleger, who mocked Hillary Clinton and proclaimed, “There were a whole lot of white people crying.”
- The Obamas NEW pastor, Otis Moss, thanked God for the messenger (Pfleger) and his message (“There were a whole lot of white people crying.”)
- The congregation, i.e. the same people with whom Barack and Michelle Obama have gone to church for twenty years, gave a standing ovation to “There were a whole lot of white people crying.”
(2) Barack Obama endorsed Al Sharpton and his National Action Network.
- Obama endorsed Sharpton and the NAN as follows: “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.”
- The National Action Network, while under Sharpton’s leadership and supervision, paraded around a Jewish-owned store, Freddy’s Fashion Mart, while shouting racial and anti-Semitic epithets like “bloodsucking Jews,” “don’t give the Jew a dime,” “see that the cracker suffers,” “cracker lover,” and, from Sharpton himself, “white interloper.”
- See also Al Sharpton’s role in the Crown Heights riots and the Tawana Brawley scandal.
- “Democrats Embrace ‘Impresario of Hatred’” by Fred Siegel, Wall Street Journal for more about Sharpton’s racist and anti-Semitic behavior.
(3) Barack Obama refused to “reject” the endorsement of Louis Farrakhan until Tim Russert and Hillary Clinton backed him into a corner during a nationally televised debate. Clinton and Russert had to press Obama three or four times before he would use the word “reject” in connection with an endorsement from a well-known racist, anti-Semite, and Catholic-hating bigot.
(4) Barack Obama solicited and accepted the support of MoveOn.org.
- In 2005, MoveOn.org published a derogatory photomanipulation of Pope Benedict waving a gavel in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. A Google image search of “MoveOn.org” and “Pope Benedict” should bring up several copies on the first page.
- MoveOn.org welcomed anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic hate speech on its now-disgraced Action Forum.
- MoveOn.org published a defamatory insult to General David Petraeus. By accepting MoveOn’s endorsement, Obama joined Eli Pariser in spitting on a distinguished Army officer’s uniform and service ribbons.
Dreams From My Father, in combination with the above verifiable items, tell a consistent story: Barack Obama is a racist who is not suited to hold office in a multiracial and multiethnic society. It’s worth taking the time to find and, if necessary, buy the book to see for yourself.