21 January 2009

Catching Up On The Intolerant

I did not watch the over-the-top coverage of the inauguration, but I had enough decorum to allow the Obama fans to have their day (unlike the unhinged of the political left who protested Bush's first inauguration and egged his limo). I'm now catching up on some of this (see the previous post), and I am not seeing the tolerance and unity that the Obama camp has been preaching to all of us.

In case you can't play that, or if you are not sure that you heard it correctly, the so-called Reverend Joseph Lowery said:

Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest
And in the joy of a new beginning
We ask you to help us work for that day
When black will not be asked to get in back
When brown can stick around
When yellow will be mellow
When the red-man can get ahead, man
And when white would embrace what is right.
That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen. Say Amen. And Amen.
Unbelievable. Does Obama really think that he will get those of us who didn't vote for him on board with these types of statements? Do Obama's followers have any clue that they are burning the bridges on the very first day?

Personally, I don't think that any of them are thinking about the ramifications, nor do they care. They win just as poorly as they lose.

I'll do what I absolutely need to do (work, pay my taxes, etc.), but no more. Obama, his fans, and the Democrats own this now. It is now their mess, and I'll be damned if I'll help them clean it up.

To put it in a fashion that Lowery might understand better:

Black must mend the track
Brown must work the ground
Yellow must be a productive fellow
The red-man will be led, man
And white shall now take flight


Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Here's what I posted at another blog, I think it's appopriate here too:

As first a Catholic, then an African American, i'll quickly weigh in with my comments.

1. Most of those who committed those hainus crimes against the African American population, the torchure, the lynching, etc. are well dead. Some people think that the election of Barack Obama is going to be some sort of vindication for what happened, and some in my circles would like to see the conditions reversed, well, the election of Barack is not going to be atonement for the sins of the past. There is nothing in the world that will be atonement for the sins of the past committed by these people. What people need to do is grow up, get over the sins of the past and use this time to grow and not take this time to apply reverse discrimination.

2. I was born in the mid 80's, so to be honest, I don't have any memories of being judged because of my race. (I've ran into more problems for being Catholic than anything else)...

3. I've yet to figure out how doing nothing but community organizing, not being able to produce a birth certificate some how makes you qualified to be president. I'd like to pronounce this day as the official death of the Constitution.

4. Lastly, I pray that the Light of the Lord shines upon him that he may realize the error of his ways with anti-life, that he may repent and come into full Communion with the Church that Christ established, the Catholic Church.

USMC 9971 said...

The saddest part about this is that if Obama and his buddies keep playing the race card, they are going to create anamosity and bigotry in those who have never felt it before. You are right, we need to move forward and not succumb to petty payback for sins that were not committed or received by those stirring the pot.

Pray, pray, pray.