Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Obama Quotes: "Two Worlds of Obama"

greybeard's blog info.

Quotes from Obama: "I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions."

In his Own Words - Words that matter-:
What this Senator Barack Obama really thinks of white folks

Excerpts From: "Dreams from My Father." by Barack Hussein Obama

"That’s just how white folks will do you."

"I was trying to raise myself to be a black man in America, and beyond the given of my appearance, no one around me seemed to know exactly what that meant."

"To admit our doubt and confusion to whites, to open up our psyches to general examination by those who had caused so much of the damage in the first place, seemed ludicrous, itself an expression of self-hatred," he wrote.

"I had learned not to care. I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. "

[of note: Barry and the “Choom Gang”] <<-- as with much of Obama history this page is now gone - whooosh- but can be found here.

to "never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into My father's IMAGE , The Black Man, The son of Africa, That I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela..".

"I knew as well that traveling down the road to self-respect, my own white blood, would never recede into mere abstraction"

"I had begun to see a new map of the world, one that was frightening in its simplicity, suffocating in its implications. We were always playing on the white man's court, Ray had told me, by the white man's rules"

"I learned to slip back and forth between my black and white worlds. One of those tricks I had learned: People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves. They were more than satisfied; they were relieved -- such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man who didn't seem angry all the time."

"There were no cigar chomping CRACKERS like Bull Connor out there."

"There was something about him that made me wary,” Obama wrote. “A little too sure of himself, maybe. And white."

"There were enough of us on campus to constitute a tribe, and when it came to hanging out many of us chose to function like a tribe, staying close together, traveling in packs," he wrote. "It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, TO SHOW YOUR LOYALTY TO THE BLACK MASSES, TO STRIKE OUT, and name names"

"If nationalism could create a strong and effective insularity, deliver on its promise of self-respect, then the hurt it might cause well-meaning whites, or the inner turmoil it caused people like me, would be of little consequence."

on nationalism: "whites are responsible for your sorry state, not any inherent flaws in you. In fact, whites are so heartless and devious that we can no longer expect anything from them. The self-loathing you feel, what keeps you drinking or thieving, is planted by them. Rid them from your mind and find your true power liberated. Rise up, ye mighty race!"

"This process of displacement, this means of engaging in self-criticism while removing ourselves from the object of criticism, helped explain the much-admired success of the Nation of Islam"

"...all the black people who, it turned out, shared with me a voice that whispered inside them-“You don’t really belong here.”

"The emotions between the races could never be pure; even love was tarnished by the desire to find in the other some element that was missing in ourselves. Whether we sought out our demons or salvation, the other race would always remain just that: menacing, alien, and apart."

"You do not work hard enough, Barry. You must help in your people’s struggle. Wake up, black man!"

"Change won't come from the top, I would say. Change will come from a mobilized grass roots. That's what I'll do. I'll organize black folks. At the grass roots. For change."

we’re never so outraged as when a cabbie drives past us or the woman in the elevator clutches her purse, not so much because we’re bothered by the fact that such indignities are what less fortunate coloreds have to put up with every single day of their lives-although that’s what we tell ourselves-but because we’re wearing a Brooks Brothers suit and speak impeccable English and yet have somehow been mistaken for an ordinary nigger."

"To avoid being mistaken for a white sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy."

"The stories that I had been hearing from the leadership, all the records of courage and sacrifice and overcoming of great odds, hadn’t simply arisen from struggles with pestilence or drought, or even mere poverty. They had arisen out of a very particular experience with hate. That hate hadn’t gone away; it formed a counternarrative buried deep within each person and at the center of which stood white people-some cruel, some ignorant, sometimes a single face, sometimes just a faceless image of a system claiming power over our lives. I had to ask myself whether the bonds of community could be restored without collectively exorcising that ghostly figure that haunted black dreams."

"...being black meant only the knowledge of your own powerlessness, of your own defeat. And the final irony: Should you refuse this defeat and lash out at your captors, they would have a name for that, too, a name that could cage you just as good. Paranoid. Militant. Violent. Nigger."

"The emotions between the races could never be pure; even love was tarnished by the desire to find in the other some element that was missing in ourselves. Whether we sought out our demons or salvation, the other race would always remain just that: menacing, alien, and apart."

During his visit to Kenya in 1988, Obama was distressed to discover that his grandfather, Onyango, had worked for many years as a domestic servant to British colonialists, and that he had gotten rich by introducing white ways on his farms. As Obama listens to the third wife of his polygamous grandfather tell the old man’s story, he writes (p. 406 of Dreams):

. . . I, too, had felt betrayed.
I had also imagined him an independent man, a man of his people, opposed to white rule. There was no real basis for this image, I now realized—only the letter he had written to Gramps saying that he didn’t want his one son marrying white. That, and his Muslim faith, which in my mind had become linked with the Nation of Islam back in the States. What Granny had told us scrambled that image completely, causing ugly words to flash across my mind. Uncle Tom. Collaborator. House n*****.

********************stars are mine
Obama felt Betrayed.

We know the feeling.

During college, Obama disapproved of what he called other “half-breeds” who gravitated toward whites instead of blacks. And yet after college, he once fell in love with a white woman, only to push her away when he concluded he would have to assimilate into her world, not the other way around.

"I realized that our two worlds, my friend's and mine, were as distant from each other as Kenya is from Germany. And I knew that if we stayed together I'd eventually live in hers. After all, I'd been doing it most of my life."

On Obama's Mother Stanley Ann:
In Dreams from My father Obama speaks of his Mother and step-father, Lolo, arguing and his Mom rants: "They (Americans) are not my people!"

...add more as find and verify.

Obama writes: "It was into my father's image .. that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself."

(see Obama's Father's communist dreams for kenya here)

Obama and his Muslim/Islam orientated quotes:

"I will stand with them (arabs and pakistanis) should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

The teacher wrote to tell my mother that I made faces during Koranic studies.

[and Obama leads us to believe he's never been a Muslim]

Obama: "My mother was less concerned with me learning the catechism or puzzling out the meaning of the muezzin's call to evening prayer than she was with whether I was properly learning my multiplication tables."

note:(A muezzin is the Muslim official of a mosque who summons the faithful to prayer from a minaret five times a day.)

I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.

America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.

The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans. Many other Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim-majority country - I know, because I am one of them...

On socialized Medicine:
"There is going to have to be a very difficult democratic conversation that takes place... The chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health- care bill out here."

On choosing Judges:
"The role of a justice is to favor the weak over the strong...
In those difficult cases,' " what matters is "what is in the judge's heart."

We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it's like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old - and that's the criterion by which I'll be selecting my judges.

on lobbyist:
I don't take a dime of their [lobbyist] money, and when I am president, they won't find a job in my White House.

Apologizing for America:
I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.

In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world.

It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

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.

On spreading the wealth:
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.

"We're going to reshape America in a way that is less mean-spirited and more generous."

"We've got to make sure that people who have more money help the people who have less money."

"I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody."

"Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential."

"This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many. "

more quotes later...

I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator.

What Obama will not allow:
...(get the "will not allow words"

Obama on Media and censorship:
"The one thing that I want to insist on is that, as I travel around the country, the American people are a decent people. Now they get confused sometimes. You know, they listen to the wrong talk radio shows or watch the wrong TV networks, um, but they’re, they’re basically decent, they’re basically sound."

I can make a firm pledge, under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.

I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class.

We need earmark reform, and when I'm President, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.

You will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime.

On religion:
You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt.

On abortion:
Obama: I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby.

Obama: No one is pro-abortion.

Gays and marriage:
"I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying."

Citizens of the world:
People of Berlin - people of the world - this is our moment. This is our time.

On Global green-ing:
This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands.

We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That's not leadership. That's not going to happen.

"I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."

On Obama's civilian security force:
We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.

On Israel:
The Bush Administration's failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world.

There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America - there's the United States of America.

“The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m president of the United States.”
- Sen. Barack Obama, March 31, 2008

Why can't I just eat my waffle?

Lets not forget another Alinsky student who told us she is a progressive socialist America Changer: Hillary quotes.

"It's time to put the common good, the national interest, ahead of individuals."
- Hillary Clinton

It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few, and to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity."
- Hillary Clinton

"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. "
- Hillary Clinton

Quotes from Michelle:-Obama: Michelle LaVaughn Robinson

"Black America will wake up!"

Michelle Obama's 1985 thesis, titled "Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community" was taken Off the Princeton Internet site, as so many of the Obama tales are, saying it could not be made available until November 5, 2008...the day After the November elections.
The thesis was put back on as useless protection though once it was determined that the bitter racy separatist words were already being distributed on the net.

"There was no doubt in my mind that as a member of the black community, I am obligated to this community and will utilize all of my present and future resources to benefit the black community first and foremost. "

"Pledge to make the fruits of all developed and acquired skills available to the Black community. To measure the worth and validity of all activities in terms of positive contributions to the general welfare of the Black community and the advancement of Black people towards freedom."

"By actually working with the black lower class or within their communities as a result of their ideologies, a seperationist may better understand the desperation of their situation and feel more hopeless about a resolution as opposed to an integrationist who is ignorant to their plight".

"I hoped that these findings would help me conclude that despite the high degree of identification with whites as a result of the education and occupational path that black Princeton alumni follow, the alumni would still maintain a certain level of identification with the black community. However, these findings do not support this possibility".

"...the more the individual identifies with the White community, the more his attitudes will sway towards a negative relationship with the black community".

“Barack is one of the smartest people you will ever encounter who will deign to enter this messy thing called politics.” - Michelle Obama

"There is still a lot of hard work that we as a country need to do. They can’t look to any one individual, whether it’s Barack or it’s the next new hope that’s going to appear to be that savior." - Michelle Obama

“The truth is most Americans don’t want much. Folks don’t want the whole pie. Most Americans feel blessed to thrive a little bit, but that’s out of reach for them. The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.” - Michelle Obama

"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."- Michelle Obama

"So I am here right now because I am married to the only person in this race who has a chance at healing this nation."

"Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual -- uninvolved, uninformed."

"If we win Iowa, then we can move to the world as it should be."

Michell's brother Craig's thesis: http://www.mikefrancesa.com/wordpress/?p=814

Craig Malcolm Robinson’s senior thesis is “The Nature of Informal Social Structures Within a Prison”. It was completed at Princeton in 1983.


"Trenton State Prison houses inmates mostly from the Trenton and Newark areas. This partially accounts for the racial make-up of the population. Racism, as I will show later, is accounted for as a result of the number of inmates who make up the majority of prisoners."

When one begins to examine the highly unequal numbers of blacks in prison, one cannot begin with the prison itself. In order to understand the significant effect of racism one must examine the whole criminal justice system from arrest to ajudication to incarceration. It is no secret that Black males have and still do account for the majority of men incarcerated in the United States…

In order to understand the disproportion one must realize that, “…if the percentage of Black males in prison had been as low as the proportion of white men, the number of Black men in jail would have been 25,000!” These numbers should be inflated to attain an accurate picture of 1983. These figures only reinforce the notion of institutional racism throughout the criminal justice system.


It was clear after completing the interviews that racism within the prison community is as one ex-guard put it, “…just as the whites, in normal societal situations, they have ‘control’ because they make up the majority.” As a result of being the majority instead of the minority Blacks do to whites on the inside what has been done to them on the outside.

Sonia Sotomayor's favorite quote:
"I am not a champion of lost causes, but of causes not yet won."
- Norman Thomas
(Norman Thomas ran for president six times on the Socialist Party ticket.)

Obama won't release his Columbia University thesis which was reportedly on
Soviet nuclear disarmament.
I believe for a man just starting to come out with nuclear media comments, that we should know what this man wrote in his thesis. Don't you?

Obama: I did not campaign in Florida...
lie lie I have a Florida video:

Obama Lies...
I'd need a bigger page for the list of Obama lies so far...


Anonymous said...

He is half white. Raise by a white woman who stood by his side. His black father, no where to be found. How does he justify being black. He's a white man with black skin. How does he honor a man who had no honor in raising Barack or Barry? And how does he expect to be speaking for black American when he has no earthly idea what an American child with black skin raised by a single black mother goes through.

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