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Submitted by trans-parere (Canada), May 2, 2008 at 20:29

I have never been comfortable with the transference of the expectations of the parent upon the child. One can analyse Obama's childhood and infer by contact any number of expectations. Such a path is needlessly complicated when all one has to do is look to the decisions he made and the language he has spoken since he became a man.

Read his books. See to whom and what he identifies. Slavery in America was brought to an end in 1865 by the "whites" and from that moment onwards black and white were responsible for the American social experience. At the time of emancipation many "blacks" chose a path of counter-culture and as many "whites" were happy to oblige them and keep them apart.

The Martin Luther kings of the "black community" were a minority, the exception, but today that same "black community" would like to have everyone believe that the "black community" always wanted in and never acted otherwise. It's a lie and part of the "Afro-American mythology" From the time of emancipation there were "black separatist". A "black counter-culture". That there was only one racism and that it was "white" is part of perpetuating the "black" as victim.

Barack Obama has bought into that mythology and his Rev. Jeremiah Wright is one of the many blacks keeping the mythology alive through his own racist heart. As too the other "black" radicals Obama identifies with as a chosen aspect of his "black expression" over his own white Mothers genetic contribution to his existence in this world.

Don't get me wrong. There was and still is a lot of racism in America and around the world. But the beauty of this Democrat leadership race proves for once and all that it is not the one-sided deal that the Blacks pushed to justify their counter-culture and social victimhood.

The very last thing needed by any country is a community who profited by holding themselves as 'marginalised" to elect one of their own "to get back". That is a common perception heard from the "black community" [as they like to call themselves] when interviewed on the street. I'm white and have never referred to myself as part of any community of "whites".

This is what Barack Obama is about by his own language in his books. But even this is as immaterial to my mind as him being Moslem or not. Big whup. Who cares. Such an attitude will be immediately adjusted when/if as president he tried to get anything done with out working closely with and respecting people outside of his immediate race. The black half or whatever the genetic predisposition is. I had the same laugh listening to Rev. Wright going on about "black America" and the "black Church" and that boy ain't anywheres near being black.

The real issue with Barack Obama is day one he came out and said, [paraphrasing] "this is a one time deal. If I don't win don't expect me to run again. " Well, for me that was it. From that time nothing he has said was of any consequence and like it or not he should have given his delegates to Hillary and walked away.

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