Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Does Omarosa-lite Michelle Obama Support Black Power Violence?

Christopher Hitchens doesn't ask the question straight-out, but to those who lived through the sixties and early seventies, and remember the salute of two black athletes at the Olympic Games in Mexico City, his reasoning leads to some difficult questions. After a suitable introduction, Hitchens makes the query:
I direct your attention to Mrs. Obama's 1985 thesis at Princeton University. Its title (rather limited in scope, given the author and the campus) is "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community." To describe it as hard to read would be a mistake; the thesis cannot be "read" at all, in the strict sense of the verb. This is because it wasn't written in any known language. Anyway, at quite an early stage in the text, Michelle Obama announces that she's much influenced by the definition of black "separationism" offered by Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton in their 1967 screed Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America. I remember poor Stokely Carmichael quite well. After a hideous series of political and personal fiascos, he fled to Africa, renamed himself Kwame Toure after two of West Africa's most repellently failed dictators, and then came briefly back to the United States before electing to die in exile. I last saw him as the warm-up speaker for Louis Farrakhan in Madison Square Garden in 1985, on the evening when Farrakhan made himself famous by warning Jews, "You can't say 'Never Again' to God, because when he puts you in the ovens, you're there forever." I have the distinct feeling that the Obama campaign can't go on much longer without an answer to the question: "Are we getting two for one?" And don't be giving me any grief about asking this. Black Americans used to think that the Clinton twosome was their best friend, too. This time we should find out before it's too late to ask.

The press & electronic media want so badly to make Obama president, they have given him a free pass just as they did for Bill Clinton in 1992. Yet the American people persist in electing Republicans despite the wisdom of the MSM, academentia, and the unions. I wonder just how long the Michelle Obama/Bernardine Dohrn connection at the Sidley Austin law firm will go unexamined, and the subsequent induction of Barack Obama into that firm for a short while? Yet, I remember that little whack-job Ross Perot hijacking the Republican reelection of George H.W. Bush and realize that the people have to do the deep digging for themselves.

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