Monday, June 09, 2008

In His Own Words & Words Count ....

From Dreams of My Father: 'I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.'

From Dreams of My Father : 'I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa , that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself , the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'

And FINALLY the Most Damming one of ALL of them!!!

From Audacity of Hope: 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am still trying to find somebody who is voting for Obama who has read his first book. And it is not Dreams OF, it is Dreams FROM. What struck me about the book was that Obama never made a definite statement about any of his beliefs, and never rated any of his observations as "good" or "bad". Like most politicians, it appeared he was straddling the fence until the wind blew him to the majority side. It was also amazing that the man could quote exactly, word for word, conversations his relatives had made while he was not present. Some of them went back to before most humans are old enough to talk, let alone understand what others are saying. He was also damned good at quoting himself, word for word, things he said twenty years before. The man must actually BE the messiah.