Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance


When i first heard Barack speak, back in 2004, i said to myself ... now there is a black man with no racial tensions ... no chip on his shoulder.   His mixed background might tell us somthing about why that is, which has lead me to notice that my own son, also a child of a mixed marriage, has a similar lack of that racial tension that many people find offensive, even threatening.

In 1995, Barack (Barry) Obama wrote a book about race.  It's available now in paperback.

It's facinating reading .

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  1. obama
  2. racism
  3. pro obama

Comments


Mark de LA says
seth 2008-03-26 14:27:05 9646
Kuriosity Kat 2008-03-26 14:11:39 [item 9646]
Did you have the book & did you read it?
Bought it last night, still reading it.  If you want i can send it to you when i'm through.
I would be more interested in what you think his book demonstrates about his own character.  Candate books are mostly self-serving. 


Mark de LA says
seth 2008-03-26 15:17:19 9646
It was written 12 years ago, well before he was a candidate.  I'll review it later.
See Project Vote Smart:
source: ... Political Experience:
Senator, United States Senate, 2005-present
Keynote Speaker, 2004 Democratic National Convention
Senator, Illinois State Senate, 1996-2004.

...He was a candidate for Illinois State Senate somewhere in that time-frame. Incidentally, you can easily find out some of his voting record on this page.



Seth says
It was written 12 years ago, well before he was a candidate.  I'll review it later.

Seth says
M 2008-04-03 10:57:10 9646
seth 2008-04-03 10:28:07 9646
M 2008-04-03 09:02:41 9646
Apparently there are other opinions about Obama & this book.  I'll bet you can't read them & look at the parts of the text which are identified as deeply racist & wonder! You will probably just write them off as "that's just Ann Coulter."

LOL ... yeah i'll take a look at it ... but don't expect me to launch into a serious defense of this black politician who is the first not to have a chip on his sholdier at the same time as saying what needs to be said, against the jokes of a white neocon comedian who will say anything to sell her trashy books. 

Daaa, the consequences of utterance need to be balanced ... think about it.
Ann Coulter is balance for those of you who believe in the Obamma the Messiah.  I don't know why you use the neocon-word so often perhaps you are using it in the same way that some use the n-word.  It ORIGINALLY grew out of liberalism, perhaps it applies to you!
Of course nobody believe that Obamma is "the Messiah" ... that is just a tag pasted on him by right wing talk radio.  But there are many, myself included, who believe that he is one of the most promising American statesmen to come along since Kennedy ... perhaps even Lincoln.  Not only does he understand racism in America but he also seems to know the path to a more productive foreign policy.  Of course when he gets in there, who knows, he may well prove to be a dud ... but there is no hard evidance that is the case.

I use neocon in the same tone as you use liberal.  Get used to it.

Seth says
M 2008-04-03 13:01:33 9646
seth 2008-04-03 12:53:41 9646
M 2008-04-03 12:12:53 9646
Quit the erroneous neocon & I will quit the waving dick sign for the RWG - it's that simple. Neocon is not opposite liberal, Conservative is! You are just using an inappropriate term which is code word for sides with Israel. Ann Coulter is a conservative - albeit irritating & rather right of most conservatives. The term neocon is just another n-word. If you want to call me what is really appropriate, call me a conservative or libertarian. Those labels would be approximately accurate. Otherwise I will assume that every time you are using your neocon n-word you are using it to provoke & you will get my waving dick sign in response as a highlight of what your message really is.
I call use the derogative term "neocon" to refer to people who are spouting propaganda that is characteristic of the current administration; just like you use the term "liberal" against me always in a derogative context ... go back and look.   Now it is true that ther terms "conservitive" and "liberal" do just refer to the political spectrum and have no derogitive contexts in and of themselves.  But it is all in how you use the words, cracker.

The thing that has always confused me about your rwg concept is that you continue to call "rwg" as what you must certainly expect to be the final move in what you consider to be a rwg game.  But to me, once i suspect that i am in a rwg game, i cease to respond at all.  The solution to a zero sum game is to recognize that you are playing it and to stop ... not to come up with a new tactic to always win such a stupidity.  To me, what you do with this calling rwg shit, has always been the height of hypocrisy.  This is why i do not allow that particular ending play on my blog.  Please be warned and respect my blog in this regard.
It is a subtle zen concept that holds calling a person on the RWG is still part of the rwg. Your use of neocon and cracker tell me that you are not in possession of that subtlety. The hypocrisy is in your use of that word yet if I were to use the n-word you would scream bloody murder.  It's fascinating that liberals don't like being called liberals as if doing so would unmask their true aims.  Even Obama want's to be called a progressive as if a rose by any other name would smell sweeter.  Sorry folks (not!), I will continue to call things by their true nature & names & let the chips fall where they may.  BTW, I had a couple crackers for lunch (with chicken salad on them. )

I'll go with the subtler zen of a silent response ... too bad, not this time.

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