Election 2012 approaches. Candidates for the Presidential nomination are swinging into gear, ramping things up. As I begin to consider the nominee hopefuls, and ponder those not yet announced as such, I also wonder about Barack Obama. I wonder how wrong or right I’ve been in my estimations of him, which have remained fairly constant all along. I’m not wondering because I’m even mildly considering voting for this incumbent President in 2012. I’m just wondering…
The glitch for me is this: it is hard to accept that the indications & red flags I believe I’ve seen are what they appear to be. There has been a hump over which I had not fully and irrevocably climbed. I have had occasional doubts. My thinking had been: After all, I can not possibly have enough information. Who could? How does one gather & sift through enough true, relevant facts? No matter how much I read, how much I learn, there would always be that which I don’t even know exists. Or that which is suppressed, hidden, inaccurate or outright false. And just when I’m crystal clear on a specific aspect, I find another piece of information equally compelling & convincing – of an opposite view!
Yet, if personal history provides any kind of yardstick, so often, in retrospect, I’ve seen that I was on the right track. And it appears that my ‘in retrospect’ moment has finally arrived, because I am no longer on the fence, not even a little bit.
Back when Barack Obama was campaigning, and I began hearing names & labels like Bill Ayers, socialism and the like, it seemed vague, surreal. I didn’t know who Ayers was, and at the time, I didn’t investigate that issue. Since then I have. Even taking into account the ardent ‘idealism’ possible in one’s youth (which often translates into being deceived), it stuns me that anyone with any ties to a Bill Ayers-type persona made it anywhere NEAR the White House. What is wrong with the American system, that such a thing could have happened?
The answer to that question? What allowed such an event to transpire is, in fact, what is right with America. We are a nation of free people! We have Constitutional rights & guarantees. Freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of choice. Another way of explaining it, echoing a Jesus principle, is that the wheat & the tares grow up together. The good, the bad, and the ugly…at least this is how I see it…and the very nature of freedom allows for that which would invade, restrain, pollute and, if possible, remove it. (The perfect example of this is seen in how certain Islamic organizations & individuals attempt to use our own Constitutional rights and our own guaranteed liberties against us, in the pursuits of their own insidious agendas – none of which bode well for Americans.)
In recent days, I’ve been backtracking, doing ‘homework’ I should’ve done long before now. Researching among other things “Dreams from My Father” and“The Roots of Obama’s Rage”. When I’d first heard mention made of “The Roots of Obama’s Rage”, I remember thinking that Barack Obama did not seem enraged to me. I couldn’t make a connection here, which may be why I dismissed further investigation. I realize that deeply buried emotions can manifest themselves through an over-compensation of an opposite behavior. Perhaps then Senator Obama was in fact so apparently well-spoken & charismatic because of such a dynamic. Other than this possibility-which may still show itself – we have yet to see this rage. In fact, it has been reported that those who’ve known Barack Obama personally have pointed out the contradiction of the ‘enraged’ Obama as portrayed in Dreams from My Father, and the actual Obama they know.
So…short-handing it, I haven’t read either Roots or Dreams, but based on the analyses of others it looks like much of the Barack Obama shown in Dreams from My Father was a creation of former terrorist Bill Ayers. Meaning, Ayers likely co-authored much of this book with Obama. Granted, Ayers seems to have had fertile soil in which to plant & cultivate seeds of his own anger and anti-colonialism, but…Translation? These dreams weren’t passed on to our current President so much from his father as from a terrorist. Author Jack Cashill of the above-linked articles indicates “…a persona in the making that Ayers had himself helped forge.”
This is not a good thing.
My journey is taking me far off my usual beaten path, travelling back into 2008-2010 archived reports, posts, etc., on various topics. I am not finding anything to dissuade me from my ever-growing distrust of the man who sits in the Oval Office. The preponderance of ‘evidence’ (at some point I have to decide if I believe it is in fact that) leans heavily the wrong way. My heart cries out to Jesus, and beseeches God the Father, in His name, to let this man’s remaining days in office see an expiration date of January, 2013.
Time constraints require that I sign off for now, leaving a chunk or two yet to be written. Hopefully, next time…