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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Yet Even More "Color Blindness!"

Source: Chicago Trib (registration required)

In an interview about Barack Obama's church we learn of it's "Black Value System" which include calls to be "Soldier's For Black Freedom."
In an interview late Monday, Obama said it was important to understand the document as a whole rather than highlight individual tenets. "Commitment to God, black community, commitment to the black family, the black work ethic, self-discipline and self-respect," he said. "Those are values that the conservative movement in particular has suggested are necessary for black advancement.

"So I would be puzzled that they would object or quibble with the bulk of a document that basically espouses profoundly conservative values of self-reliance and self-help."

In his published memoirs, Obama said even he was stopped by Trinity's tenet to disavow "middleclassness" when he first read it two decades ago in a church pamphlet. The brochure implored upwardly mobile church members not to distance themselves from less fortunate Trinity worshipers.
Well, as Barack Obama-lama-ding dong is a committed leftist and knows from bupkis about conservatism, allow me to do some splain-I-fying. The very fact that all but one of these principles is prefaced with the term "black" renders them non-conservative.

To be truly conservative it would have read...
"Commitment to God, community, commitment to the family, the work ethic, self-discipline and self-respect," he said. "Those are values that the conservative movement in particular has suggested are necessary for American advancement.
Now, isn't that better?

The irony is as always that those who scream most loudly about a "color blind" society are also the very first folks to predicate every single statement with ethnic nonsense.

So let me see if I understand these tenets. Let's break them down, shall we?

1.) Commitment to God

No complaint here.

2.) Commitment to black community

Only the black community? What about the larger community around them? How about the American community?

3.) Commitment to the black family

Is there actually something different about black families? Some unique responsibilities I am unaware of that other families lack? Or, is this merely another pointless division from the race hustlers that lead the black community.

4.) The black work ethic

The more I break these out the more bizarre they seem to me. Do black people have a different work ethic? If I was to suggest that I would be vilified as a racist.

5.) Self-discipline and self-respect

Well yes, but after all that racial crap does anybody actually believe that you mean this? I don't.

John at Marathon Pundit reminds us that "Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ. As I noted last month, Trinity is an offshoot of the 1960s black power movement"

Shocker!

H/T Marathon Pundit

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