My niece asked me to explain the Democratic party to her. I explained that the core of the party is basically socialist and socialism is built on the idea that everyone should be equal. In that context if you are wealthy or powerful you had to have done something wrong. The gains become ill gotten. To take it one step further, the hardcore leftists in the party tend to be anti-American. It isn’t just that they do not support or like America it is that they think America is bad. They believe America has to be bad because we’re rich and powerful. They don’t accept the idea that we just worked harder and accomplished more because ultimately they don’t believe hard work or skill should be rewarded.
In the past (not here but other places), I have touched on anti-Americanism that has permeated so called “leaders” within America’s black community. A big part of the problem as I see it is there is a incessant need to have a “black community” at all. From my perspective, it doesn’t help Americans to group themselves together. We are Americans. If we try to define and separate ourselves we only limit our potential. Secondly, once you have grouped the “black community” together you end up with a lot of peer pressure to make everyone fall in line with with what the self-appointed leaders are saying. The end result is that you have a small group of people preaching hatred and harping on things that have happened in the past (not that I approve of them and mind you racism continues on both sides) and more importantly focusing on past wrongs rather than on how to better themselves. The unfortunate side-effect of this is that as long as we define ourselves according to race and focus on negatives rather than positives we are going to limit our potential. It is easy to complain, it is hard to construct.
Radical Islam has been able to connect with the “black community” thanks to figures like Malcom X, Farrakhan or even Jesse Jackson (who despite his religion is willing to support terrorism and make racists statements toward Jews). One thing that Islam does that can cater to the separatist “black leadership” is that it preaches being separatist. If the west or Christians do one thing, then they should do another. If one wishes to be contrary then Islam becomes attractive. Once you get into the most radical aspects of black separatists (which preach black power over unity) and the radical aspects of Islam you have a overtly dangerous and threatening set of ideals.
With Barack Obama you have someone who has been more than willing to show his “true” colors. While his allegiance to the Democratic party does not automatically make him anti-American it does raise the possibility. Then you have his personal choice not do the pledge of allegiance, to his refusal to wear a American flag lapel, there really is not much to left to interpretation. Then you have his wife revealing her true feelings (stating that for the first time in her life she was proud of America) and the big picture becomes all too clear. Finally, you have his long time pastor with racists and anti-American rants (such as “God damn America”) and it becomes impossible to believe that Obama loves America. He does not, he dislikes America.
The real question is does Obama hate America? I can not say for sure, but I can say he poses a unique threat. What are his true intentions? He’s not patriotic, we know that much. He’s not very fond of the flag and by his own actions his allegiance can be called into question. Once one considers things at a deeper level they have the potential to become more sinister. What if he goes beyond the teachings of his hate monger/racist pastor? What if there’s more to him than a Islamic name, father and having gone to a Islamic school? Do we even consider letting someone with these ambiguous allegiances run our country?
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