This article doesn't really touch on the main angst in the country today. It's more far-reaching than race. Because addressing race and prejudice is the state religion now, this prism naturally dominates plentifully in explaining Obama hate.
What is more true is that this epoch in American history represents the culmination of fifty years of leftist attempts to transform rather build upon America. The camps are really divided into Toqueville constitutionalists (also known as exeptionalists) and Marxist Gramscians. Reverse racism, the homosexual agenda, secularism and the perception that Christianity is being perscuted are subsets of the primary prism through which the culture wars are occurring. Obama's being black and black nationalists are pawns in the greater war between the Toquevillians and the Gramscians. Many Americans have lost touch with education and its value. And while they cannot articulate the players in such terms, they do know there is a ground-up assault against everything they stand for.
The joke is that the pawns of the left--homosexuals, minorities, women--have failed to realize how the temporary gains of socialism (disguised) will pale next to the losses of a socialist system as a whole. Russis, China, Asia have all tried some form of communism or socialism, and it never works. In this country, the only thing standing between Obama and socialism is the Constitution. But the attacks are the same, out of the Gramsci playbook: attack the majority with a victimization narrative--relentlessly--until the majority has its say and minorities have their way. It's logical that the author in this piece thinks its about race because he has failed to identify the bigger picture and more fundamental forces at play.
Oct 26 2009 - 1:09pm