Obama Country or Birds of a Feather – April 24, 2008
There’s something worth noting regarding Obama and South Side Chicago. Obama wasn’t born there and didn’t grow up there. His mother grew up in Kansas. His father grew up in Kenya. And he grew up in Hawaii, Indonesia and Hawaii again. It was not until he went to college in Chicago that Obama lived there. He liked it enough to move there, make it his home and raise his kids there. It was entirely his choice to live in South Side Chicago.
I’m asking why. He met the likes of Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Tony Rezko, Louis Farrakhan and others of that ideology and decided he was right at home there. He chose South Side Chicago and its racist angry atmostphere for his home. He made this decision after struggling with his own racial conflicts. What conclusion did he reach? He said in a campaign speech “For we have a choice in this country. We can accept a politics that breeds division, and conflict, and cynicism. Or…..”
He seems to be saying that it’s politics breeding division, conflict and cynicism. He IS the politician choosing the world of racial hatred, anger, rage, division and conflict. Why? He says he won’t separate himself from the very people breeding this racism in the next generation. His autobiography describes his personal struggle with his bi-racial heritage and how he would acclimate himself in the black population. Well, of all the black or white populations in America, why did he choose South Side Chicago, a breeding ground for racial unrest and discontent? Why not back to Hawaii where his grandparents live? Why not New York or Los Angeles? Something and/or someone in South Side appealed to him, his beliefs and world view. All we have to do is look at who he closely associated with and what they say and do. Birds of a feather flock together.