2008 February 23 Saturday
Obama Is Malcolm X Light

A friend who is old enough to remember the 1960s calls up to relate her emotional reactions to the election. She tells me "Obama is Malcolm X light - and I liked him!". Then she says "But Malcolm X was way better than Obama." Then she says about Obama: "He's just not as real.... but he doesn't want to offend anybody." Malcolm X didn't need white votes.

She tells me that people are voting for Obama to feel cool about themselves. White people do all sorts of things to feel cool and boost their status relative to other white people.

She adds "I like him. He's very likable." I have to agree. He doesn't come across as grating or obnoxious or hostile. He seems to really like people.

She thinks Obama really helped a lot of Democrats by giving them a reason to get out of their obligation to vote for Hillary Clinton. They don't have to hold their noses and vote for Hillary.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2008 February 23 06:25 PM  Politics American Presidency


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Andrew Berman said at February 23, 2008 9:48 PM:

Obama is a Reform Jewish Rabbi. If you've ever been to a Reform synagogue with a popular Rabbi you'll know exactly what I mean. Very smart, very inclusive, very kind, very charming, very willing to pay respect to all sides of the issues before landing on the leftist progressive side every single time.
[PS, Hi Randall!]

Andy

Randall Parker said at February 23, 2008 11:49 PM:

Andy,

Good to see you are still alive and kicking.

Obama: He seems kinda like a revivalist preacher. But he's preaching Leftist revivalism. I don't think the general public understands how far to the left he is yet.

Dragon Horse said at February 24, 2008 2:23 PM:

Andy:

haha...I have to agree with you about the Reform Jewish Rabbi (and no I'm not Jewish, but been around a few).

As far as Malcom X? LOL

Not even close.

Malcolm X after he joined the Nation of Islam was very anti-white and believed they were created by a mad scientist. After Malcolm X went to Mecca he had no only been thrown out of the Nation of Islam for going against Elijah Mohammad's impregnating of young girls, but he believed the entire Nation was a fraud. He converted to orthodox Sunni Islam and, although he focused on black/civil rights issues, he no longer excluded whites or seemed to hate them. Like most Muslims he believed whites were fine, as long as they convert to Islam. :-)

I would say your friend needs to educate himself(herself) more. Obama's life history and outlook have never reflected Malcolm X. Well unless you thinking caring about poor blacks makes you a radical. LOL I guess Oprah, Whoopie Goldburg, Denzel Washington, Michael Jordan are all black radials. LOL

Many people (due to ignorance and television propaganda) don't know there were also two MLKs. Martin Luther King before Selma Alabama, the one we see on TV. Then the one much later, who was moving on to things such as ant-Vietnam and poverty issues. Before he died he was planning to join with Bobby Kennedy and focus on poor people (all races) and bringing them together, because he believed the civil rights movement was not just about white folks being able to piss on the same toilet as whites he rightfully believe Jim Crow (and less formalized racial discrimination in the North or West) was economic. It was basically a system to prevent economic competition and to precipitate wealth transfer and also "rent seeking" keeping blacks in a form of serfdom. MLK also knew that politically it was important to stop allowing wealthier racists whites (especially in the south) to play blacks and whites against each other (as the White Citizen's Councils were typically educated whites who actually direct the KKK (lower educated) to terrorize blacks). He wrote a lot about these issues and spoke a lot about them. The media NEVER EVER talks about that. First he was killed and then Bobby Kennedy. hmmm...

I actually read Obama's biography from cover to cover and did not just go by Steve Sailer interpretations. It is nothing at all like the Autobiography of Malcolm X.

Read Dr. King’s 1968 essay “A Testament Of Hope.

Bob Badour said at February 24, 2008 2:34 PM:
I guess Oprah, Whoopie Goldburg, Denzel Washington, Michael Jordan are all black radials. LOL

Naw, they are all bias-ply.

Dan said at February 24, 2008 5:08 PM:

Obama's first big contested election in Chicago was a primary challenge to ex Black -Panther chairman Bobby Rush. He lost getting aroud 40% of the vote. Obama is not a black nationalist, at least as not considered in Chicago, where they have the real thing. Obama is a puppett of Mayor Daley. Bill Daley is running his campaign. Rahm Emmanuel, who orchestrated the Dem house take over I believe is also involved. One sidenote after living in Chicago for 30 some years the Republicans will never know what hit them. eledtoral politics is practiced in Chicago is so tough and competently that for the rest of the nation is a grade school home room election. Obama = irish precinct captain 21st century style with a darker skin. After all didnt any of you oeople wonder what that "community organizer" line in his resume really was about.

Wolf-Dog said at February 26, 2008 10:26 AM:

"Obama really helped a lot of Democrats by giving them a reason to get out of their obligation to vote for Hillary Clinton. They don't have to hold their noses and vote for Hillary."
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Excellent point. It is very likely that the reason Putin's extremely harsh authoritarian rule is accepted in Russia, is because the corruption of "democrats" like Yeltsin, was even worse. Thus if things get worse later, it is possible that the US will experiment with the authoritarian political models.

Derek Lavelle said at March 15, 2008 2:28 PM:

Malcolm X went to prison, snitched on his own friends so he could get a lighter sentence, turned prisoner-preacher then turned against his own organization--the Nation of Islam. Went to Mecca to get financial support but was confronted with his white-devil philosophy by white skinned Muslims then changed again to get in good graces with them. Came home to his organizations that were dismayed at his change then announced that it wasn't the Nation of islam that was trying to kill him. The real leader of the 60's was the honorable Elijah Muhammad. He had real substance and real leadership.
Malcolm would still be in prison if he hadn't been trained by Mr. Muhammad. Malcolm was confused and his story was written by Alex HAley while working for the FBI.


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