Fight for our children’s future. Fight for justice and opportunity for all.1
Americans are good people, but most never have the opportunity to test or have their personal mettle tested.
Long ago, something unusual happened to me that taught me the most valuable lesson of my life. I was blessed by misfortune. I mean that sincerely. I was blessed because I served in the company of heroes and I witnessed a thousand acts of courage, and compassion, and love.1
Most Americans never serve in the company of real heroes. Instead, many worship at the altar of cultural heroes, the pseudo-heroes courtesy of the entertainment industry and sports. And as such, the worshipers have little foundational appreciation for the social necessity of positive personal character traits. How else can you explain the continued veneration of O.J Simpson and Kobe Bryant by so many?
Our code said we could only go home in the order of our capture, and there were men who had been shot down long before me. I thought about it, though. I wasn’t in great shape, and I missed everything about America, but I turned it down.1John McCain’s character was forged by the torture and brutality of his Communist North Vietnamese captors.
Barrack Obama’s character was in-part forged by the racism of Trinity United Church of Christ with its black liberation theology. Obama’s character is additionally expressed by his friendship and political association with William Ayers, a member of the leftist Weather Underground that bombed, among other places, the U.S. Capitol.
Only after Obama was burned by the media exposure of Rev. Jeremiah Wright did Obama repudiate Wright. Obama was comfortable at Trinity United Church of Christ for over 20 years, and he allowed his children to be steeped in the blatant racist teachings.
Oprah Winfrey bailed out on Rev. Wright and his church of racial intolerance after several years of attendance.
According to two sources, Winfrey was never comfortable with the tone of Wright's more incendiary sermons, which she knew had the power to mamage her standing as America's favorite daytime talk-show host. "Oprah is a businesswoman, first and foremost," said one longtime friend, who requested anonymity when discussing Winfrey's personal sentiments. "She's always been aware that her audience is very mainstream, and doing anything to offend them just wouldn't be smart. She's been around black churches all her life, so Reverend Wright's anger-filled message didn't surprise her. But it just wasn't what she was looking for in a church." Oprah's decision to distance herself came as a surprise to Wright, who told Christianity Today in 2002 that when he would "run into her socially … she would say, 'Here's my pastor!' " (Winfrey declined to comment. A Harpo Productions spokesperson would not confirm her reasons for leaving the church.)2
So, Oprah’s veneer of deniability proves that she is smarter than Obama.
Oprah made her fortune and fame pandering to females and adeptly exploiting a market which enriched her personally beyond belief. But, she window-cases her true roots of black-centricity and leftism and abandons female issues by refusing to invite the most exciting American female of recent history, Gov. Sarah Palin, onto her show prior to the November elections. To do so would be seen by leftists as giving aid and comfort to the political enemies on the right.3
You don’t have values if you are not willing to make some sort of statement in support of values. For instance, Jane Fonda is a fine actress, but I refuse to watch any of her films because I judge her to be a traitor. Little things do matter and set the stage for big things that really matter.
Give Oprah credit for making her statement of values, and she is losing viewers as a result of the Palin booking controversy. But, some fans just don’t care that Oprah’s values stink because she has become god-like to them. The attitude of these people leads to the gradual abandonment of the American Dream as a greater proportion of the electorate supports the likes of Obama. These people, both elected and electorate, with their lack of insight, knowledge or depth, threaten the peaceful sleep of my granddaughter because their decision making is flawed in a dangerous world.
Links in this Blog:
1. Sen. John McCain Acceptance Speech Republican National Conventions 2008
2. Something Wasn’t Wright Why Oprah Winfrey left Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church
3. Oprah Refuses to Book Palin