2007-02-22

Obama and Fox

After the lies told by Fox News about Barack Obama's "Radical Madrassa," the Obama campaign began a freeze out of the channel. He's been criticized by some for ceding the intellectual battlefield, but normally the earth of the battlefield itself isn't biased against one of the combatants. By putting the chill on Fox, Obama is not only doing the smart thing strategically, but us in the base are loving him for it. Bump those numbers!

Apparently, though, there's been much more to be outraged about than the lie of the Madrassa story:

2 comments:

Diamond Dog said...

Yep, this is a nonstarter, However, this is most definately not:

The Church of the Trinty is Obama's choice of church. They have an interesting list of concepts the form the backbone of their beliefs. Here they are...

Commitment to God

Commitment to the Black Community

Commitment to the Black Family

Dedication to the Pursuit of Education

Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence

Adherence to the Black Work Ethic
Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect

Disavowal of the Pursuit of "Middleclassness" (Huh?)

Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the Black Community

Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting Black Institutions

Pledge allegiance to all Black leadership who espouse and embrace the Black Value System

Personal commitment to embracement of the Black Value System.

Visit their web site to see just how scary this is. http://www.tucc.org/about.htm

Since church is a voluntary organisation we have to assume Obama agrees with these seperatist concepts. Many Americans, including myself, find this offensive. I had reserved judgement on Obama "the man', even if i disagree with him politically. Now, i can safely put a check under "radical".

An unintended consequence of of an article like this is its exposure of the "Religous Left". They aren't talked about much, but don't ever doubt their influence.

Kepler said...

It's called Black Liberation Theology, and it is a direct parallel with any number of other Christian theologies that are regularly embraced by conservatives. Many Churches in Latin America, Asia, Africa hold the same commitments, and no one calls them separatist.

Liberation Theology focuses not only on Jesus as the Savior, but also as Liberator of the Oppressed. It in no way suggests that Whites are inferior, or that Blacks are superior. It only recognizes the fact that there has been historical oppression, and coming back from that to create a strong community requires a community commitment.

To say it is separatist is to show your ignorance, I'm afraid. Read a book. :)