Barack Obama's mellifluous speech contained more to offend. Here's a question: Why is Obama afraid of showing his white side? Is he embarrassed to be white? Did he feel like he had to attach himself to one identity? Has he always had to prove, like he had to prove at the beginning of the campaign, that he's black enough?
Obama equated his white grandmother's fear of passing a group of black young men with the good Reverend's racism and anti-semitism and anti-Americanism. Nice. Victor Davis Hanson deconstructs the sermon:
Instead, to Obama, the postmodernist, context is everything. We all have eccentric and flamboyant pastors like Wright with whom we disagree. And words, in his case, don’t quite mean what we think; unspoken intent and angst, not voiced hatred, are what matters more.
Rather than account for his relationship with a hate-monger, Obama will enlighten you, as your teacher, why you are either confused or too ill-intended to ask him to disassociate himself from Wright.
The Obama apologia was a “conversation” about moral equivalence. [emphasis added, -ed.]
2) We are all at times racists and the uniquely qualified Obama is our valuable mirror of that ugliness: Wright may say things like “God damn America” or “Dirty Word” Israel or “Clarence Colon,” but then it must be balanced by other truths like Obama’s own grandmother who also expresses fear of black males (his grandmother’s private angst is thus of the same magnitude as Wright’s outbursts broadcast to tens of thousands).I'm liking Obama less every day. I wonder if the general electorate feels this way. It seems that his Democratic nomination for President is assured.