Thursday, March 20, 2008

B. Hussein Obama riding on the back of his ancestors...these men would be ashamed

Since B. Hussein Obama has dug a little deeper into the wound that is the issue of race in America, I couldn't help but think of this young man. I don't know who he is but based on the information provided on the photo, he would be a Union soldier of mixed race, probably a white father and black mother. Based on his stylish dress, he did not belong to the lower class. What was his life like? What did he have to go through to transcend his mixed race during the height of the Civil War? I wish I knew. But one thing I do know, it was probably more heroic than standing before a million U.S. flags (nice to use when it's convenient for you, but I know those little lapel pins can be burdensome) while trying to convince the American people you don't really believe your 20 year spiritual leader's idea that God should damn the entire country of America and what it stands for. Does that mean he would have damned this noble ancestor too? What about the other noble African-Americans?

I realize I will never know what it is like to be born black, but B. Hussein Obama will never know what it's like to be born a poor white girl either, just like B. Hussein Obama, will never know what it's like to have multiple limbs blown off during the prime of life in a far away country, just like B. Hussein Obama will never know what it's like to be beheaded for asking some journalistic questions, just like B. Hussein Obama will never know what it's like being born handicap because maybe one of your parents was a drug addict. While yes humanity should be compassionate toward each other; trying to make others indulge in "feeling your pain" is a waste of life and energy and a waste of a noon time speech. Where does that get any of us? Nowhere.

The thing that struck me the most about B. Hussein Obama's speech was his lack of respect and difference to the amazing African-Americans who despite their so-called birthright, transcended it and became heroes for all of humanity. To say nothing of his little white grandmother.

So I give you the real African-American men of American history.

Carney served with the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant and took part in the July 18, 1863, assault on Fort Wagner in Charleston, South Carolina. He received his Congressional Medal of Honor for saving the American flag and planting it on the parapet and although wounded, holding it while the troops charged. But recognizing the Federal troops had to retreat under fire, and with covering fire by only one white soldier of the 101st New York, Carney struggled back across the battlefield, and although wounded twice more, returned the flag to the Union lines. Before turning over the colors to another survivor of the 54th, Carney modestly said, "Boys, I only did my duty; the old flag never touched the ground!"

Louis Armstrong was born into a very poor family in New Orleans, Louisiana, the grandson of slaves. He spent his youth in poverty in a rough neighborhood of Uptown New Orleans, known as “Back of Town”
George Washington Carver was an American botanical researcher and agronomy educator who worked in agricultural extension at the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama, teaching former slaves farming techniques for self-sufficiency.
And there's Billie Holiday, Chris Gardner, Will Smith, Tiger Woods, the list could go on and on. All Americans and all vital, successful Americans. May God Continue to Bless Her!!!

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