Barry Dunham-Obama And Politics
Let us not confuse the issue here. The issue is biology. If Barry’s ‘Race Speech’ didn’t mention the name of James Watson, yet the ghost of James Watson haunts it. As Watson pointed out just before he was denounced and excoriated for expressing the scientific fact that Africans as the first Homo Sapiens species are less evolved than other Homo Sapiens species and that the African is constitutionally incapable of competing on an equal basis with the other species.
After his statement Watson was removed from the pale of society for his temerity in speaking the truth. We were all supposed to acquiesce to his expulsion even applaud it. But Barry’s courageous defense of his bigoted paster, Wright, has given us all the audacity of hope that a change we can believe in is taking place. Just as Pastor Wright’s being Barry’s ‘family’ justifies him and secures him from censure for his outrageous bigotry so Watson being my ‘family’ secures him from censure for telling the truth. Henceforward I have the audacity of hope that being ‘family’ will protect anyone from censure from making remarks that while perhaps politically and socially incorrect came from the heart and one’s experience.
I applaud Barry’s courageous if self-interested stance. I follow it.
If one reads Barry’s speech carefully one will find that he actually phrases it in terms of biology. It would almost seem that he has James Watson in mind. The speech is actually a call for race mixing.
I am the son of a black man from Kenya and white woman from Kansas. I was raised with the help of a white grandfather…and a white grandmother….I am married to a black American who carries within her the blood of slaves and slaveowners. An inheritiance we pass on to our two precious daughters. I have brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles, cousins of every race and every hue…
It’s a story that hasn’t made me the most conventional candidate. But it is a story that has seared into my genetic makeup that this nation is more than the sum of parts- that out of many, we are truly one.
So we are talking genetics, biology and inheritance.
I have problems with Barry’s logic. He is said to have written this speech entirely himself. As he is a man who breezed through one of the most prestigious law schools in America at Harvard University and whipped the bar exam on his first atttempt I think we have every right to hold him to the highest standards. His inconsistencies are alarming.
He opens his speech by throwing out the line ‘We the people in order to form a more perfect union’ for our consideration. Barry seems to interpret the line in the sense of sexual congress. I always thought that ‘union’ referred to an agglomeration of States forming to make one government but then, maybe not, as Barry seems to think the words mean the combination of blacks and whites into one hybrid people. However as in any combination of units one of the units must be more equal than the others. This is just a fact. Will it be based on merit or will it be based on fiat? In this case I fear that Barry is calling for the supremacy of his people to be established by law. And by ‘his people’ he means the Blacks. Thus in his notion of the redistribution of ‘power’ merit will not be a consideration. Whites will be given the same role as Whites in South Africa today.
Once again I quote:
In my first book, Dreams From My Father, I described the experience of my first service at Trinity.
“People began to shout, to rise from their seats and clap and cry out, a forceful wind carrying the reverend’s voice up into the rafters….And in that single note- hope!- I heard something else; at the foot of that cross, inside the thousands of churches across the city, I imagined the stories of ordinary black people merging with the stories of David and Goliath, Moses and Pharaoh, the Christians in the lion’s den,Ezekiels field of dry bones. Those stories- of survival, and freedom, and hope- became our story, my story; the blood that had been spilled was our blood, the tears our tears; until this black church, on this bright day, seemed once more a vessel carrying the story of a people into the future generations and into a larger world. Our trials and triumphs became at once unique and universal, black and more than black; in chronicling our journey, the stories and songs gave us a means to reclaim memories that we need to feel no shame about…memories that all people might study and cherish and with which we could start to rebuild.’
Study the language carefully. First off let us observe that Barry is talking of a slave experience in America that none of his ancestors shared. There is no ‘our’ here. As he tells us his mother was a white woman from Kansas while his father first set foot on Hawaiian soil from Africa either before of shortly after Hawaii became a state in 1959. Thus Barry lived his whole life in a place where slavery had never even existed, black or otherwise. Hawaii wasn’t even in the orbit of civilization from 1640 to 1860. Nor were either of his parents subject to slavery.
In reference to Chicago Blacks he talks of ‘our’ this and ‘our’ that by which he does not mean a unified population but blacks only as though he had right to claim ‘their’ heritage. He doesn’t. His sitting in a pew in Trinity Church was no different than I or any other White person sitting their to claim the Black experience as our own as if by osmosis. It is true that Barry shares the skin color but he himself tells us in Dreams that he had to work very, very hard to pass as Black and never made a very good job of it.
And now he talks of ‘black and more than black’. Pastor Wright’s hatred of American and Whites certainly seems to have seeped through in that phrase. How does Barry with his blacker than black attitude think he is going to unite Blacks, Hispanics, Asians and Whites into one happy and smiling Diversity?
His plan, along with his Ivy League Communist handlers is to eliminate this virtuous Diversity by creating the uniformity of one skin tone by race mixing. Thwarting biology as it were. That is his, the Communist and the Black desire. Suddenly Diversity will become ‘divisive’ and punishable by law while an absolute and strict uniformity will become virtuous. Once ‘Diversity’ or any other term is no longer useful to the Revolution it will be discarded.
In closing let me quote Barry again:
…race is an issue that I believe this nation cannot afford to ignore right now. We would be making the same mistake Reverend Wright made in his offending sermons about America- to simplify and stereotype and amplify the negative to the point that it distorts reality.
If that make sense to you it doesn’t to me. Pastor Wright was not ignoring race in the earlier quote from Dreams, he was dwelling on race in a manner that Barry fully approved. Now he says ‘we would be making the same mistake’. Is the ‘we’ synonymous with the ‘our’ or is Barry shape shifting to suit the occasion?