Obama is only a partial trail blazer

In is ludicrous to pretend that Obama’s roots are in the American slave tradition.  Condoleezza Rice, whose best friend was murdered in the notorious Sunday School bombing, was the real political trail blazer. Obama’s roots lie elsewhere. His mother was a free-spirited, renegade white woman. His father was a Kenyan African whose political roots were in the Mau Mau terrorist organisation. Obama’s own life experiences have included Islamic schooling in Indonesia, the easy going, non-racial society of Hawaii, and the elitist “colour blind” Ivy League universities. I can see no significant input from the traditional struggles of the American slaves. His wife was closer to the truth when she said that her initial hesitation in their relationship was that he was not black enough – their backgrounds were simply too different.


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