As Appeared in The Middle American News (May 2008)
Americanism or Multiculturalism?
By Phil; Kent
Voters face a big question as they scrutinize the presidential candidates: What course will we choose for this country? Traditional Americanism or Multiculturalism?
The question arises because of Democratic candidate Barack Obama?s own words, coupled with the anti-white, anti-American rantings of his longtime preacher and mentor Jeremiah Wright.
The Illinois senator tried to run a campaign ?transcending race,? and initially succeeded with clever messaging to attract a multiracial coalition of young people. The mainstream media fell in love with his promises of ?unity? and ?change.? The campaign train derailed, though, when video aired on television showing his black separatist preacher shouting to a cheering throng that blacks should say ?God damn America? because we are a ?country and culture controlled by rich white people.? Wright also hurled wild charges like AIDS was hatched by the government to kill blacks and that the U.S. brought the 2001 terrorism attacks upon itself. (?White America got this wake up call and the Western world came to realize people of color had not gone away.?)
Obama tried to distance himself from Wright with a speech on race. Yet its aftermath only seems to have deepened racial divisions. If this senator becomes the Democrat nominee, his entire multicultural, left-wing agenda will be a major issue. In fact, there are signs the emerging Obama agenda is increasingly hard for religious-oriented white Democrats and even some intellectually honest liberals to swallow.
When Obama refused to wear an American flag lapel pin, when his wife said his candidacy was the first time she was ?proud? of America and when he condescendingly claimed that ?bitter? small town voters cling to guns and God in tough times, the ?unity? mask fell off. Then there?s the claim Obama made last July to the National Council of La Raza that he should have ?earned their respect? because he marched in a May 1, 2006 rally supporting amnesty and ?rights? for illegal aliens. Finally, Obama?s own books are receiving scrutiny. In them he harps on racial victimization by whites and constantly espouses a Marxian class warfare line.
Liberal pundits nodded at Obama?s defense of Wright?s ?anger? because of slavery and past discrimination. They tout it as a bold testament to ?truth-telling? ? an ?adult? conversation with America. And many liberals shout ?amen? to Obama?s statement that Middle American taxpayers must therefore ?invest? in the black community for atonement.
Yet voters don?t hear Obama give startling speeches like Bill Cosby, who laments that ?no longer is a person embarrassed because they?re pregnant without a husband.? The black lecturer even attacks naming traditions, and the style of dress among blacks. As for black youths, Cosby says, all too many ?don?t know a damned thing about Africa ? with names like Shaniqua, Shaliqua, Mohammed, and all that crap, and all of them are in jail.? How?s that for ?truth telling??
Obama experienced a charmed early presidential run, aided by a fawning liberal media. That is ending with more people learning of his relationship with Wright and the candidate?s elitist condescension toward small town America.
If Obama is the Democrat nominee, Middle American voters must ultimately ask: Is it John McCain or Obama who is the dangerous, anti-white multiculturalist?