Obama - In
his own words
From Dreams of My Father:
I ceased to
mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began
to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself
I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race.
There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.
It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.
I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa, that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.
From Audacity of Hope:
I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.
A Freudian Slip?
What's in the heart comes out via the tongue!
We're participating here in a tweak of the media. Obama said he's going to campaign in 57 states, and it turns out that there are 57 Islamic states. There are 57 Islamic states.
"Every year from 1999 to 2005, the organization of the Islamic conference representing the 57 Islamic states," this is from the International Humanist and Ethical Union. And the title of the piece here is, "How the Islamic states dominate the UN human rights council," and there are 57 of them.
So did Obama just lose his bearings, or was this a more telling slip, ladies and gentlemen?