Being very concerned about the strange and mysterious air about Barack Obama, I have asked myself many times, who is this man, about whom we knew next to nothing, before he burst on to the American political stage with his oratory skills asking us to hire him as our president?
Ask yourself with all honesty, what did we ever really know about Obama? He is certainly the least known man ever to reach the presidency. It has been said, “The political mystery of his agenda is compounded by the psychological mystery of the man.” Since he is our president, however, we had better understand who he is and what he intends to do to America and the world. I am not speaking here about a Democrat or a man who happens to be of a different color than me. So I ask you to not let your mind go to racism or party politics for they are not in mine. Still, after almost three years the question remains, who is this man?
There is something strangely wrong with Barack Obama. I think most of us know it. I think most of us can see it when he speaks about America. I’m sure most of us have seen and heard him in speeches and interviews. He displays brilliant speaking skills on almost every subject until he comes to talking about America and her goodness. Almost suddenly there is strangeness to his manner, unease when he talks about America. He appears uncomfortable and awkward. It’s as if he is being forced to read something he doesn’t really feel or believe. It reminds me of the scenes on TV news programs of American POW’s in Vietnam, or even Iraq, being forced to read, for public perception, how good things were in captivity. His expressions, his eyes, and the tone of his voice are disconnected from his words. What he says often sounds American, but the delivery is clinical and detached. As another American has said, “His attempts at patriotic sentiment ring hollow and phony.” He just doesn’t seem right. He doesn’t seem like…one of us. Who is Barack Obama?
For most of us, being an American was a normal part of our upbringing. We recited the Pledge of Allegiance every morning in our class at school right along with our teacher. Many times it was followed by singing “God Bless America” or “America the Beautiful”. There were even songs which mentioned God. Christmas was celebrated in school. In the third grade I played one of the three wise men in a school play.
The 4th of July was a community celebration. People all over America stood together and celebrated being an American, honoring America and its being exceptional. Being an American was something to celebrate and of which to be proud. We learned at an early age to honor the American flag. Many of the men and women of our families, fathers, brothers, uncles, aunts, sisters fought and died for it, the Republic, and thus the exceptionalism, for which it stood. These and many other shared experiences before and since have created generations of Americans who cherish this land, this idea that is America. They do so with heart and soul. Standing on cue they remove their hats, place their hands over their heart or salute, and then choke back the tears as the Star Spangled Banner is played. They are Americans with the very fiber of their being. There is a common, deep, and intimate connection that Americans feel for their country. The soul of America is maintained in the hearts of its people, fiercely loyal to the vision of our Founders and the ideas and precepts of our founding documents.
These same kinds of experiences did not shape the young Barack Obama. As a lad he was schooled in Indonesia. His mother, Ann Dunham, was an atheist. His father, Barack Obama Sr. was a Muslim; both were politically extreme in the Socialist vein, his father working tirelessly in many parts of the world to bring all countries to Socialism and all sharing in each other’s wealth, with no country, including the United States, being exceptional to another. It was his passionate dream. His mother raised Barack with the teachings (dreams) of his father.
Quoting, Dinesh D’Souza, who researched him all the way back to his childhood and studied him for years, “The real Obama is a man shaped by experiences far different from those of most Americans; he is a much stranger, more determined, and exponentially dangerous man than you’d ever imagined. He is not motivated by the civil rights struggles of African Americans in the 1960s. Those battles leave him totally untouched.” “What really motivates Barack Obama is an inherited rage—-an often masked, but profound rage that comes from his African father; an anti-colonialist rage against Western dominance and most especially against the wealth and power of the very nation Barack Obama now leads.”
When he speaks his words are carefully chosen to sound American, but I believe there is a hidden meaning which has much more ill will toward what America is and has stood for for over 200 years. In his own words his goal is “To fundamentally change America.” He seeks an America where those who succeed financially by their labors, honest enterprise, investment of their money, time and energy will have it confiscated by the government and redistributed, his words, “Redistribution of Wealth.”
I don’t believe his heart and soul is American in nature. His attitude and philosophy are not American. I believe the reason he cannot speak from his heart about America is because the America you and I grew up in and was taught from the first grade to respect and love is not in his heart.
It matters not whether you are a Democrat, Republican, Independent, Conservative, Liberal, black or white, I earnestly beg every American to be aware of the attitude and character of this man, Barack Obama. A year from now on November 6, 2012, America will choose to re-elect Barack Obama and either follow or watch as he leads us down the path to Socialism and the end of our nation, or we will choose a new course, and a re-commitment, a re-dedication to the principles that have made this nation great. The choice is ours.
Feel free to pass this to whom ever you wish.
May God bless you and your families and may He bless our country.
John Porter is simply a self-described “common,” Individual Freedom loving American citizen, like so many other American patriots, the salt of the earth. Married to his childhood sweetheart for 55 years, born of the Great Depression and having lived the American Dream, Mr. Porter is a soldier fighting against the Socialist Army that seeks the Total Transformation of America.
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