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West is a well-known Black university professor of African American Studies and Religion at Princeton University. According to Truthdig, he "did 65 campaign events for Obama, believed in the potential for change and was encouraged by the populist rhetoric of the Obama campaign, [but] now nurses, like many others who placed their faith in Obama, the anguish of the deceived, manipulated and betrayed. He bitterly describes Obama as 'a black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats. And now he has become head of the American killing machine and is proud of it'" It sounds like West may have some problems with Obama having been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
Originally posted by banandar123
reply to post by Skerrako
On a personal level, I feel that this guy is, if not racist, at least too egocentric. We were forced to read one of his books in a LITERATURE CLASS (not a black history class, a LITERATURE class), and the whole thing just put down every race but his own (no exaggeration here, read it if you don't believe me). I'm not racist at all...I just can't stand other people who shamelessly promote egocentric ideas.
But...It's honorable what he's doing. I'm glad to see that, although they share the same color, West doesn't cling to Obama on a no-matter-what basis. It's good to see more than just race as a factor. And this comes from someone who helped to vote Obama into office and still somewhat supports him.
This means civil disobedience, going to jail, supporting progressive forums of social unrest if they in fact awaken the conscience, whatever conscience is left, of the nation. And that’s where I find myself now"
But, whoever actually wrote them, the newsletters I saw all had one thing in common: They were published under a banner containing Paul’s name, and the articles (except for one special edition of a newsletter that contained the byline of another writer) seem designed to create the impression that they were written by him--and reflected his views. What they reveal are decades worth of obsession with conspiracies, sympathy for the right-wing militia movement, and deeply held bigotry against blacks, Jews, and gays. In short, they suggest that Ron Paul is not the plain-speaking antiwar activist his supporters believe they are backing--but rather a member in good standing of some of the oldest and ugliest traditions in American politics.