Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by projectvxn
Well, if all your friends and associates where Latin American socialists who spouted anti U.S. propaganda that would make your run for the Presidency
very questionable, far more than your place of birth. This is the thing about Obama, he is running for the President of the U.S. while most of the
people very close to him blame the U.S. for all the problems of the world, and are not proud of the U.S.. In addition he has numerous ties to the
Muslim world which go beyond family connections, which he seems to have sought out.
I know Muslim people. Friends, dear friends I wouldn't trade for anything. I know some anarchists, I know some people who we could both call
communists, I know people who are Right wing neo-cons, I know people who are your most staunch of liberals, I know sheep and I know free thinkers, and
I love them all and would not apologize for my associations with them. But I subscribe to none of their BS. I suppose by my current circle of friends
alone you could pretty much accuse me of being tied to anything. I have friends who taught me martial arts who are Chinese nationals, and have since
gone back. Two of my best friends are both Iranian and Israeli(respectively), and they hang out all the time at the coffee shop. I know a few drug
dealers too(No I'm not one of their customers), I know people who are pretty much criminals(these people I maintain a very
The point is, you can't just blanket peoples' character like this. It isn't fair. Yes, these people have helped me become who I am today. They
opened my mind to so many diverse thoughts and opinions and they will continue to do so for as long as I know them. But I'm an individual, and all
though they helped shape me, they are NOT me. And the same can be said for ANYONE.
This is a witch hunt and it is high time America stopped being so damned scared of everything that they'd rather make an obviously dumb choice(like
voting for McCain instead of Obama or voting for either instead of Ron Paul).
All I'm saying is step back and think about how much of this is loose association and rumor, and how much of it is reality. You can't trust
everything you read and see. All of the things that have been put out about Obama's "Muslimness" has proved to be false. That says to me that
people are so desperate for dirt that they'll make stuff up just to stir the pot. People are very simple. Like the accusations of Ron Paul having
written something blatantly racist, but that got him pretty much buried in the Race despite the fact that it was confirmed that he did not write any
It's BS. And it should really stop.
[edit on 18-5-2008 by projectvxn]