14 Responses to “President Obama is WRight White: On acting “American””

  1. 1

    AdrianS

    Why does Obama hide his college grades from Americans? Because they are really, really bad. He was spending most of his time fooling around, smoking marijuana and sucking in cocaine.

    Grades: F, C, C, D, F

    No wonder we get the following:

    Social skills: C
    Foreign policy: F
    International affairs: F
    Health care: F
    Constitutional skills: F
    Congressional skills: D

    Comments from those who grade Obama: This is the worst of the worst. Don’t expect much from the lame duck now. If Obama is soon impeached AND REMOVED, he will go down in flames as a NIXON on steroids. So many people have put their foot on Obama’s throat, Obama can do very little anymore.

  2. 2

    retire05

    Obama said that it is important for Americans to know their roots and where they come from, but not be held hostage by our cultures

    If you asked about Italian culture, or Irish culture, the culture of the Spanish. the culture of Arabs or the culture of the Watusi, or the culture of any subgroup, people could give you precise examples. But what is “black” culture?

    When growing up, black culture seemed to be strong family ties (more black children raised in two parent homes than white children, stronger religious faith than their white counterparts, a work ethic that should have been emulated by all), but I want to know what is considered “black” culture by todays standards. Has it changed in the last five decades? Is it different than it was in 1965?

    Culture is not determined by race. Black Cubans have the same culture as white Cubans. Mexicans of Indian heritage share the same culture as those who can track their families back to Spain. Culture is a national, not a race, component. Do French blacks of today share a “culture” with American blacks?

    So I would really like an answer.

  3. 3

    Skookum

    In Canada, I saw a young man walking in the early morning on the streets of Calgary. He was wearing a kilt. He would raise a few eyebrows here in the US, but it is fairly common in Canada. However, it was 40 below. He seemed comfortable and oblivious to the cold.

    I am fairly certain, he was either active duty military or former military; since the kilt was an olive drab color and he had combat boots a military sweater. I am sure OIL Guy could give us a more in-depth and detailed idea of the man’s roots, but I figured he was either from Scotland or the local military group, the Patricia Rifles.

    Now, I have lived and worked in the extreme cold and I have gone outside in my underwear to fetch firewood, but I have never gone out in the serious cold for a long walk with bare legs. The Red Legs or Scottish Highlanders earned their nicknames by traveling in the mountains barefoot in kilts in the 40 below. Now, these guys are a part of my heritage, but if I must walk in the 40 below wearing a kilt, I think I would rather just read about my heritage.

    This guy was living his heritage and none of the people who saw him that morning had any doubt as to his authenticity. Yet, authenticity is the reason, I began writing this diatribe of circumlocution. Native Americans, African Americans, and Asians all come from a variety of cultures. Grasping to often false ideas of cultural heritage may give the insecure a sense of belonging and create adhesion among a group, but the individual traditions and cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas varied as much from each other as they varied by continents.

    Most of these bonding agents are only artificial concepts or pacifiers to give people a false security and of bonding. They are only weak reminders of the cultures of the past that serve to distance ethnic groups from one another and to reenforce feelings of uniqueness and of belonging, while avoiding feelings of insecurity.

    Yes, I have no plans for buying a kilt.

  4. 4

    neal

    When a protochristian culture encounters the big lie, well there you go.
    Cons and marks. And cultures that are starving for the real thing, not business as usual.
    And that is just these “culture warriors” dancing around the fact of the thing itself.
    I am native. I think a lot of my family are giving up on evolving into the New Testament. But the old songs and ceremonies pictured that. Stuck in a hard place.
    You know, what we call the original instructions of how to live do not need replacement. Just completion.
    Some are still waiting, hope and faith, and all that. The other thing, been there, done that. Just blood cults, and war.

  5. 7

    James Raider

    @Skookum: #3

    Native Americans, African Americans, and Asians all come from a variety of cultures. Grasping to often false ideas of cultural heritage may give the insecure a sense of belonging and create adhesion among a group, but the individual traditions and cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas varied as much from each other as they varied by continents.

    Skook, probably one of the best observations I’ve read in a while — our reality being that the insecurity you make note of, is the very fuel that the hate-mongers use to light the flames of resentment, jealousy, and envy. It’s a big business. It divides societies, and it even gets Presidents elected.

  6. 8

    ilovebeeswarzone

    Wordsmith
    good post as usual, i got lost in 2008 for a while, I DID ENJOYED IT AGAIN,
    TO SEE MY FRIENDS THEN WAS A PLEASURE,
    now that you have grown, where is the new boy picture with muscles,
    AFTER ALL WE SAW YOU GROW TO A NICE PERSON VERY SMART AND TALENTED,
    BYE

  7. 9

    ilovebeeswarzone

    SKOOKUM
    the HIGHLANDERS FROM WINIPEG are the many who cut of the GERMANS IN THE WAR,
    THEY LEFT A POWERFULL NAME OF HOW BRAVE THEY DID, RUTHELESS AND UNAFRAID GOING
    FOR THE THROAT, whithout mercy for the oponant,
    and their names where fear like they where never beaten,
    THEY CONTRIBUTED A LOT ON THE WINNING THE WAR,
    ANYONE WHO HEAR THEIR BAGPIPE HAVE A FEELING OF PRIDE,
    WHATCHING THEIR COLORFULL PARADE,

  8. 10

    Nanny G

    I applaud Obama for this.
    My only quibble is why he hasn’t hammered this message for the last 5+ years he’s been president.
    What’s a bully pulpit for if not improving America.
    Sadly Obama’s actions in making more difficult for schools to get unruly and even criminal students out of the classroom go in the opposite direction from these off-script words.
    Still, they were good words.

  9. 11

    ilovebeeswarzone

    AdrianS
    I saw the YOU TUBE on the call for impeachment, he, the one who REPRESENT THOSE WHO had ask for it,
    said the HIGH COURT HAD AGREE TO IT, he names all the reasons why they ask for it,
    IT WAS NO FAKE, IT WAS REAL AND LEGIT,
    It was very surprising to hear MR BOENER TELL IT WAS THE DEMOCRAT AND HE HAD NO DESIRE TO IMPEACH OBAMA, HE SAID THE DEMOCRATS WANT IT FOR THEIR GAMES, OF THE ELECTION,
    MR LAROUCHE IS A CONSERVATIVE SAID IT MIGHT TAKE MORE TIME BUT IT WILL BE DONE,

  10. 12

    Nanny G

    Did you know that 34% of all firms in the U.S. economy are older than 16 years?
    That 72% of ALL private-sector workers employed are inside those OLD businesses?

    That tells us that new companies, new businesses are not making it as opposed to in the past when only 23% of businesses were that old or older.

    And why is that?
    In the last few years (Obama) we lack the entrepreneurship that is needed in this country.
    Not only are start-ups failing at huge rates, fewer start-ups are even happening.

    Why take the RISK?
    Obama has made it crystal clear that you didn’t built that, so you don’t deserve the extra money for all your pain.

    Also a much larger percentage of young businesses (under 16 years old) are going under.
    Why?
    Well, what advantage is there to jumping through all those new daily hoops of Gov’t red tape for such a small return?
    And then you are vilified if you succeed.

    So, what’s the cost?
    Our nation’s path-breaking innovations are far and fewer because those things are the material of new firms.

    Maybe Obama is finally starting to see the epic failure of his own redistributionist policies and rhetoric of division.
    One can hope.

  11. 14

    James Raider

    @Nanny G: #12
    NanG, excellent post — the millions of new laws and regulations heaped on top of the Obama version of healthcare, have made being an entrepreneur extremely difficult.

    Then you add the insanity of The Fed’s 0% rates, and you have venture capital sitting on its hands, unenthusiastic about risk investments. A half-dead monkey can make positive ROI without grief at those rates. Just ask the bankers.

    Weakening the strongest Nation in the world will assuredly weaken the rest of the world. If you’re unstable, or unhealthy, you can’t help anyone else. The ENTREPRENEUR is the life blood of a healthy and free society. The Admin is succeeding in achieving its objectives >>> weaker America and bolder enemies like Iran and Putin. THAT should teach those Colonialist Americans a thing or two, shouldn’t it?

    What a bunch of supreme idiots.

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