Monday, October 6, 2008

Obama's First Book: Outright Frightening

Phyllis Schlafly reviews Barrack Obama's book "Dreams From My Father": The Audacity of Obama

The book rather seems to be a frightening portent of racial division.

Some quotes from the article:

Obama stews about injustices that he never personally experienced and feeds his warped worldview by withdrawing into a "smaller and smaller coil of rage." He lives with a "nightmare vision" of black powerlessness.

Obama says that the hate doesn't go away. "It formed a counter-narrative buried deep within each person and at the center of which stood white people -- some cruel, some ignorant, sometimes a single face, sometimes just a faceless image of a system claiming power over our lives."

He objects to the public schools because black kids are learning "someone else's history. Someone else's culture."

Obama rejects racial integration because it is "a one-way street" with blacks being "assimilated into the dominant culture, not the other way around."

There is absolutely nothing in this book that expresses pride in or love of or appreciation of America. In 442 pages of introspection extending over his life as a teen, undergraduate and law student at prestigious institutions, community organizer and working adult, he doesn't say anything positive about American government, culture, society, freedom or opportunity.

In his autobiography, Obama accepts the view that "black people have reason to hate."

Go post-racial, here at The Pantheon Journal.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You know, even if we accept the premise that "black people have reason to hate," I wonder if Obama ever considered that it doesn't follow that you should therefore embrace hatred just because you have reasons for it. Endless hatred corrodes the spirit and turns you into a small, mean, and petty person. Most people would rather be mentally healthy.