a very very Rough Draft-unfinished
Obama’s Plagiarism, and pretty words combined, put an idea in my head, that if a man could be caught once borrowing other’s ‘words’ were there other words that he has ripped off that not just shows and empty suit, but a suit’s tailored character.
The man likes to borrow.
I mean the Senator even took the words “Audacity of Hope” from his Reverend Wright to use for the Title of his Book.
When in doubt, look for the patterns. The reflections…
Who is Obama?
What do you read? What interests your study habits?
What are the chances that what you regurgitate is what you have ingested?
REV. WRIGHT: Have you read James Cone???
Well, it seems to me if we can be what we read then Obams repetitions will show roots of what he has read. Perhaps what he has read shows an exposed message. Perhaps a clear ideology as Wright has clarified.
Is this eloquent repertoire his own? Who recognizes his words and their message when they hear them spoke?
After extensive reading myself, and searching of Obamas words, ‘just words’, seems to have a precise X on a map. Follow the keyword co-ordinates and see where one lands.
After looking at some of the words Obama has used attributed to “quotes” of Obama, even at his website, one of the first lines to jump out at me was: poverty of ambition
I mean who talks like that?
Obama:Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled.
Obama:…”We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition…”
We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.
Has someone else actually said these words, besides Michelle Obama?
a quote: ”…poverty of ambition which made them set their sites to low.”
Who said this?
Ernest Bevin: Minister of labour - Socialist -a notorious anti-Semitic canard of the 1920s; adhering to the policy of returning Jewish Holocaust survivors who tried to enter Palestine back to the Displaced Persons camps in Europe.
Obama: Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
BARACK OBAMA, speech, Feb. 5, 2008
"We are the ones we have been waiting for."
Who said that?
1) "We are the ones we have been waiting for." A song by Sweet Honey in the Rock... Began at the Black Repertory Company in Washington DC...has been producing music for more than 30 years...with a musical style rooted in the Gospel music, spirituals and hymns of the African-American church...and the African Disporsa.
They have addressed topics including motherhood, spirituality, freedom, civil liberties, domestic violence, and racism.
2) "We are the ones we have been waiting for". A poem by June Jordan 1980...a Berkeley racially consumed radical lesbian activist.
3) Excerpted from Alice Walker’s We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Inner Light in a Time of Darkness, first published by The New Press, November 1, 2006.
Alice walker regarding June Jordan: "We were not friends who saw each other often; not the kind of friends who discussed unpublished work. In fact, we sometimes disagreed profoundly with each other. We were the kind of friends, instead, who understood that we were forever on the same side: the side of the poor, the economically, spiritually and politically oppressed, “the wretched of the earth.” And on the side, too, of the revolutionaries, teachers and spiritual leaders who seek transformation of the world."
In We are the Ones We have been Waiting For, Walker brings us a collection of meditations that draw equally on her spiritual grounding and her progressive political convictions. Walker encourages readers to have faith that despite the overwhelming situations we find ourselves in, we are prepared to create positive change.
Populism: The Politics of Popular Agency
“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for; nobody else is gonna rescue us.” composed by Dorothy Cotton inspired by “Poem for South African Women” by June Jordan
Dorothy Cotton translates years of experience and learning into words and song bearing messages of hope.
Through "Songs of the Movement," laughter and storytelling, Dorothy synthesizes the lessons from our history into a working vision for the future.
Martin Luther King, head of SCLC, who identified with the populist tradition sponsored citizenship schools across the South, directed by Dorothy Cotton, in which people learned skills of community organizing.
As a democratic tradition and philosophy, populism has three elements. It builds popular power to break up unjust concentrations of wealth and power. It advances values of community, liberty, and equality against the grain of dominant trends in modern cultures. And it is civically educative, developing people’s public identities, imaginations, and skills.
The black freedom movement had strong populist aspects in these ways, most often neglected.
I have many more quotes of Obama to add here that lead to same type of peoples and ideologies.
Anything ring bells here? I just typed the words in, I didn't force google to return me radicals bent on the waiting, revolutionaries, and the transformation of the world.
Do you begin to get the inkling that when Obama speaks he isn't addressing America?
He is addressing certain segments of America.