Friday, May 30, 2008

Obama Apology Tour Continues

It seems every time we turn around Sen. Obama is apologizing for something! How clever that he doesn't have to make the questionable comments, and can try to appear to be above it all. That's not going to fly much longer Senator.

So what is Obama apologizing for now? This:

Let me be very clear in saying that if I thought for one moment that Sen. Clinton felt entitled to the nomination because she is "white" I would drop my support for her in a heartbeat. Fortunately, I don't have to do that because this is the biggest load of crap I've heard in a long time.

On this point, Father Michael Pfleger is wrong.

Is there "white privilege" in this country? You bet. Is it a good thing? Hell no. Is this the way to address it? Absolutely not.

There is no question in my mind that "white privilege" exists, and that some people do feel entitled to benefits simply because they are white. It's also true that sexism exists, and that probably many of those same people believe they are entitled to power because they are men.

And there is no question that far too many corporations have benefited from the exploitation of both people of color and women. It's been going on for a very long time.

There are racial problems that need to be addressed, just as there are issues of sexism that must be addressed.

We must not allow ourselves to fall victim to a divide and conquer strategy, and THAT is the problem I have with Father Pfleger's message.

1 comment:

Sue J said...

Great post, bac. I couldn't believe my eyes or my ears when I came across this video yesterday. I keep thinking of my dear late grandfather who was a Baptist minister, and who was the kindest, gentlest, most caring person you could ever meet. And I can't help but think how far away these supposed "men of God" (and yes, they do all seem to be men) are from any true sense of christian behavior or morals.

"Father" Pfleger? His words disgust me.