Sunday, October 5, 2008

Something Wicked This Way Comes???

“I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites…I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race.”

“There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white…”

“It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names…I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn’t speak to my own. It was into my father’s image, the black man, son of Africa, that I’d packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.”

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

-Barrack Hussein Obama
Is this the type of man you want to lead our country?
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My wife did not realize what she was being handed when a nice looking young man knocked on our front door the other day. For she thought that it was just someone campaigning for [Senator McCain], since she has heard much of this “stuff” before coming from several on the more conservative side of the American political spectrum, and she is not used to hearing [neo-Nazis] being referred to as [National Socialists].

No, this is not to accuse any [conservative talk radio] hosts of being in league with those who believe that the ideals of [Adolph Hitler] are greatly misunderstood, but it is quite telling when someone like my wife, who is paying very close attention to what is being said out there, cannot distinguish where the line is drawn. That is, of course, assuming that there is a line.

Alas, there is much about my past that I am deeply ashamed of. One of those things is being a devoted follower of those who would brazenly air heavily edited quotes like those from [Senator Obama] in the spirit of patriotism when what they were (and still are) really after was (and still is) increased advertising revenues. For the more listeners you have, the more you can charge for advertising, and provocative programs attract lots of listeners—some more rabid than others, which is good for business.

Thankfully, my Heavenly Father has removed the scales from my eyes, but this has come with a heavy price. For I can now see things as they really are, and it is not a pretty sight in far too many cases.

Amongst them is seeing how blind far too many are in the American Christian community when it comes to politics. For almost everything that can be heard coming from hard-core conservative talk radio programs can be heard being parroted on far too many [Christian programs].

No, I am not a supporter of Senator Barack Obama for the next president of the United States of America. For I can clearly see that he is a politician in every ugly sense of the word.

On the other hand, neither am I a supporter of Senator John McCain for the next president of the United States of America. For I cannot see any difference between him and the distinguished junior senator from the great state of Illinois.

Granted, it was ingenious of Senator McCain to enlist [Governor Sarah Palin] as his vice-presidential running mate. For she really is much better looking than [Senator Joe Biden], who has signed-on as Senator Obama’s vice-presidential running mate, but that may not count as much to some as it does to others.

Am I being deceived? For I cannot understand why so many Christians would want to support the candidacy of someone who will not make a stand against corporate greed—the same corporate greed that gave us the [S&L crisis] around 20 years ago and the [subprime mortgage mess] that we are now facing.

In all fairness, however, the alternative could be worse. For changes will take place, but very few of them will be for the better. In fact, I can see where changes in foreign policy could lead to disaster in the not too distant future.

Regardless of the outcome, I am not going to be very happy, but I suppose that goes along with being a citizen of a country with so many God-given freedoms. For that includes being free to make fools out of ourselves, and we exercise that right frequently.


  1. Found you through crotchety. I want to point you to someone interesting to read. I mean really read...about her and her books help you with this particular issue you alluded to today. Her name is Phyllis Chesler. The teaser on her is that she was raised as an Orthodox Jew, married a Muslim, is/was a left-wing feminist and is pro-Israel and now considered an outsider in that community.

    I understand your initial reaction of those hateful racist whites to use the same information that right wing media points are using to suck you in to their group. BUT just because they use that information doesn't make the information wrong or the target. The target to not pay attention to is that group.

    As someone who went to college in the 90's and LIVED amongst the population that supports Obama, I can tell you with certainty you have a lot to fear from him being President and he is not the typical lying politician. It's so much deeper...which is why you should understand that McCain is NOT like Obama. O wants a revolution make no bones about it. Come over to my blog and we can talk more. I don't want to hog your comment section.

  2. I appreciate your comment, my dear Lauren, and I promise not to hold your close association with Crotchety against you. For he can be quite charming at times.

    Anyway, I am not really worried about Senator Obama. For I know that he won't be nearly as bad as his opponents fear. Subsequently, I suppose I shouldn't have used "disaster" to describe what his foreign policy changes may bring about, but I am still not looking forward to seeing it come to be.

    Of course, staying the current course is not the way to go, neither. Woe are we for at least another 4 years.

  3. For that includes being free to make fools out of ourselves, and we exercise that right frequently.

    This should be the quote of the week. Maybe the month.
    The Millenium thus far? Either way, I like it.

  4. Considering how McCain went out of his way to support this bailout nonsense, I doubt I'll be happy with our next president, either.

    There's no one out there who cares one whit about the middle class, the working class or people who try to do the right thing.

    It's pitiful.

  5. Oh how I wish it wasn't so very true, my dear Crotchety.

  6. I must admit that I was pretty much all for the bail-out at first glance. For I could see where the collapse of certain big players could spell financial disaster for billions the world over for years to come, but now that it appears that the bail-out will not do as much as I thought that it was supposed to, I feel like we may have gotten suckered again, my dear TNS Hawg. How 'bout you and Crotchety teaming-up for a write-in campaign???

  7. It is awful that any group would take what any man or woman said, so far out of context, and use it further such an agenda.

  8. Sir FishHawk...I agree with you that neither Senator has much to offer our Republic. What I find most disconcerting, is the lack of faith in our democratic system (i.e. checks and balances)...the American public seems to put far too much faith in the media and in one single politician (i.e. McCain or Obama). Our Republic is a well run machine, contingent on the participation of it's citizens. We must inform ourselves with as much information and from as many sources as we can...OUR VOTES DO COUNT! Apathy and a "status quo" attitude will eventually wreck this Republic. The future of this country IS in our hands...if only WE will act. No one person (i.e. the President) can decide the fate of this Republic, and it is folly to put our faith in any one person or candidate. I vote for the person (Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Socialist, Independant) that I feel will do the best job representing the Constitution. This is not the first time our beloved country has been in dire straits, nor will it be the last...but I have faith in our Constitution and our Bill of must you all.

  9. Dearie me. I think that UK politicians are poor at the moment, then look to the US and watch those striving to be elected and despair!
    The whole US political system is poor, and the idealistic trust some show in it is near idolatry from the Christian perspective.
    The future of the world, which ever one gets in, looks woeful.

  10. Tragically, it is nothing new, my dear Angel. One would think that it would be harder to do in this day and age when so much information can accessed so readily, however. For it is really not that hard at all to find out for ourselves what is what.

    Nonetheless, there is no discounting the fact that far too many will believe what they want to, and fight the truth getting in the way of that with every fibre of their being. This is what those who would seek to distort the truth for their purposes prey upon.

  11. I wish we had more like you, my dear Mad Celt. For this country could be greater than it has ever been if more of it's citizens would just take a personal interest in how it is run. Apathy feeds incompetence and corruption--be assured!!!

  12. Our Heavenly Father keeps assuring me that whoever wins will not be as bad as their opponents fear, nor as good as their supporters hope, my dear Adullamite. Much to my chagrin, I do not find as much comfort in that as I should.

  13. Our Heavenly Father keeps assuring me that whoever wins will not be as bad as their opponents fear, nor as good as their supporters hope. . .I agree with you


  14. Thanks for the encouragement, my dear Hannah IJ. I hope you are feeling better.


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