posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 11:52 AM
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
Oh BH I thought that you read Obama's ever thrilling "Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance" The whole book practically
surrounds Obama's struggle for Identity and details how he himself grew up confused. He still is confused as morphs from one identity to another.
Kind of like Oprah or Madonna. Whatever he thinks will work for him.
From the age of 10 onward, Obama struggled with who he was/is. "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." - Obama "Dreams" According to him this is how he learned to be black
"“TV, movies, the radio; those were places to start. Pop culture was color-coded, after all, an arcade of images from which you could cop a walk, a
talk, a step, a style.”
As a boy he didn't like being half white and probably still doesn't like it. Obama says this
"“I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to
Obama admits to being upset in high school by these statements "“a white girl mentioned in the middle of conversation how much she liked Stevie
Wonder; or when a woman in the supermarket asked me if I played basketball; or when the school principal told me I was cool.” “I did like Stevie
Wonder, I did love basketball, and I tried my best to be cool at all times. So why did such comments always set me on edge?” Hmmm.
Confusion is the common thread that runs through Obama's personal life and on into his presidency. Obama embraced his father's side of the family.
(the father that abandoned him) and practically denounced his white lineage. He embraced that which could serve him most politically and continues to
do so. Our mulatto president called the grandmother that raised him a "typical white woman"...
As for his Kenyan family... They are still fighting with and suing each other of the meager estate of Obama's absentee Father in a state of
polygamous confusion and bitter rivalry.