Anyone with any semblance of decency, education and empathy knows this and wishes it could become a reality. Thank MLK for inspiring him and whoever inspired MLK and whoever inspired that person and the person before that...it’s common sense for many of us...but unfortunately this Utopia will never come to pass. You cannot undo 200 plus years of anger, resentment and racist history. You work around it like the American Indians have. You produce, you make money and carve your little niche out in society and live prosperously. You pay your taxes and acquire more stuff to oil the machine. When you make money, pay taxes (feed the corporations that own our government), you are more accepted than you were before...before you were destroyed/ enslaved/ ridiculed by the white men that control whether or not, you will be accepted...no matter what color you are. Case Example: The Jewish Americans-their ancestors figured this out centuries ago and although a minority, they do quite well oiling the machine... but not without looking over their shoulders and not without shedding the blood of others in the name of organized religion as was... and is done to them.
The only way to change this country is to extinct ourselves. Start over. No history. Blank.
Another issue which still irks me about this speech:
Obama has been a member of this popular church for 20 years (since 1987) and heard HIS Minister repeatedly preach hatred towards the "devil white male" establishment (in front of his two young children no less) without questioning him personally? Furthermore, why didn't Obama reveal his close relationship with HIS Minister at the beginning of his campaign? This lack of candor leads me to believe this suddenly heralded speech to be quite manipulative (not to mention, given under duress). Re: this excerpt:
"Given my background, my politics, and my professed values and ideals, there will no doubt be those for whom my statements of condemnation are not enough. Why associate myself with Reverend Wright in the first place, they may ask? Why not join another church? And I confess that if all that I knew of Reverend Wright were the snippets of those sermons that have run in an endless loop on the television and You Tube, or if Trinity United Church of Christ conformed to the caricatures being peddled by some commentators, there is no doubt that I would react in much the same way. But the truth is, that isn't all that I know of the man. The man I met more than twenty years ago is a man who helped introduce me to my Christian faith, a man who spoke to me about our obligations to love one another; to care for the sick etc..."
No excuse for this...and once again...it's a speech. The reality is...the powers that be will not allow such sweeping change as long as organized religion and history as it has played out EXISTS. History has proven this repeatedly through the barrel of a gun resulting in the deaths of any truly progressive leader who dares to change an ingrained, tightly controlled and above all profitable system for those who created it. -VioletPlanet