Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Three-Headed Demon

What is it? Pastor Jeremiah Wright defined it during his Friday night speech at the University of Memphis. Here's a quick transcript from this short You Tube clip in regards to Wright's mention of MLK's sermon at Riverside Church one year before his assassination:
..Calling out, naming and defining the three-headed demon that we as black people; that we as Americans were fighting, racism, militarism, and capitalism.
There is of course some nuance in how the terms 'militarism' and 'capitalism' were defined by King, but the C word seems to be a common bogeyman used by friends and associates of our new president. And perhaps now even by the administration itself.

Speaking of friends, associates, and themes, during the campaign a minor brush fire erupted when legendary New York civil rights fighter and former borough president Percy Sutton mentioned a connection between Obama and a man named Khalid al-Mansour:
A Manhattan borough president for 12 years and a credible candidate for mayor of New York City in 1977, Sutton spoke knowingly about the Obama candidacy. Although unspecified as to date, the interview likely took place within the last few months.

"I was introduced to [Obama] by a friend," Sutton told the interviewer. The friend's name was Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, and the introduction took place about 20 years ago.

Sutton described al-Mansour as "the principle adviser to one of the world's richest men." He also implied that al-Mansour was currently raising money for Obama.
That rich man was suspected to be Saudi Prince bin Talal. During a subsequent interview with Ken Timmerman, al-Mansour refused to confirm or deny Sutton's story. Both are from San Antonio and have not denied a relationship. The campaign went on to effectively throw the venerable but aged civil rights lawyer under the bus to join Reverend Wright and we haven't heard a word since, nor have we heard anything more from al-Mansour or Rashid Khalidi.

Granted, in watching the interview Mr. Sutton seems to have lost some of the sharpness he no doubt once had as a fighter pilot for the Tuskegee Airmen or when serving as counsel to Malcolm-X and other civil rights figures. But, if any of the above is true and Obama does indeed owe some of his Harvard education to Saudi benefactors then it perhaps puts his recent bow into more perspective.

MORE 4/5/09

Speaking of bows, LGF is calling this a bow.

Does bending over to get a medal count as a bow? Whatever, it's nevertheless creepy in a kowtow sort of way. The difference is that Bush was in the Saudi Royal palace when this happened while Obama was attending an international meeting with 18 other heads of state. One man had a proven track record in facing terrorism while the other has yet to be tested. But it certainly illustrates just how much we suck up to these folks over oil. Kudos to Johnson for trying to be fair, but this doesn't change my position on the issue one bit--a POTUS should NEVER formally bow. Ever.

4 comments:

Mustang said...

Prior to the election, several blogs (including mine) decided to do a weekly blog burst. Much of what you have said here (including various links) was amply covered. Well, in the first instance, none of us has a readership equal to Michelle Malkin or others, and secondly, the mainstream media avoided these issues like the plague. Third, of course, there were very large segments of our population who simply did not want to know about Øbama’s unfortunate past relationships, or they did not regard them as anything alarming.

So here we are today, on the verge of a soviet style economy. The people who didn’t care about Obama’s history in October, continue to be unaffected by it today. The only possible shift in this paradigm might be among people who voted for Øbama as the lesser of two evils given the fact that McCain is senile. But no matter how you shake it, the bottom line is that we are stuck with this idiot until 2012. But I do continue to argue that conservatives can save America by changing the complexion of the congress in 2010. Whether this will happen is yet to be determined, but I will say that I think if the democrats retain both houses in 2010, we can kiss our republic, in its present form, goodbye. A rose by any other name is still a rose. What we call our country becomes secondary to how it behaves; so I think we’re looking at a Socialist Republic of the United States and nothing could make China or Russia giddier than this.

Finally (I go on too long), whether the United States embraces trans-national socialism, it will have no quantitative effect upon the attitudes or ambitions of radical Islamic states and their cohorts. These people are currently embarked upon a multi-faceted program to destroy America, including Shar’ia compliant banking, assaults upon our Constitution, infiltrating the United States through Mexico, and continued obstructionism in Palestine. The Øbama administration (and pathetically ill-informed voters) is only making it easier for them.

A.C. McCloud said...

I know this was covered Mustang, I was simply a bit shocked to hear Wright quoting King on the capitalism is evil thing, which seems to keep coming up all around Obama, all the time.

But to say anything is to be unpatriotic. We must hope for the president to succeed, no matter what his underlying goals might be. We must not question anything. So for instance, if his definition of success is to militarize space, keep homosexuals from marrying, take over oil resources in south Asia, and expand domestic surveillance, we must not oppose him, just nod and chant yes, we can.

It's all about Obama's success--at correcting Bush's failure.

Mustang said...

Ahhhh. Of course. I see it now. How could I be so stupid? Thank you AC for setting me on the correct path of enlightenment. I'll ask LA to send you a nice fat check (tax free, of course).

Semper Fi

A.C. McCloud said...

Glad I could be of service. I'm here for you, man.