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Post Number: 1530
|Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 04:21 pm: |
The above posts are a fine example why I love visting this board. It's rich with intelligent individuals with excellent writing skills. Individuals, that, are for the most part unaffraid to express their opinions.
I think I was feeling Yvettes post. I didn't want to bash Cornel West, and I will not do that now. Yet, I did not think he spoke for all of us. As others have mentioned, his viewpoint is shaped from a different perspective than the majority of us. Therefore I aquired a small resentment and wanted to say, "how dare you".
Again, I agreed with many of his opinions, yet, other caused me to pause.
I am in agreement with Kola in saying that Obama has reached a level of respect with me that puts him in the company of Malcolm X, Dr. King, Thurgood Marshall and yes Louis Farrakan. Now of course they all bring a different flavor but they all have tapped my pleasure zone.
Someone, I beleive Kola, hit on something I had never considered. I knew I liked Cornel West but I never questioned why. He's a great debator. Iam not saying that in a negative way. I am simply saying I like the way he forms his words and delivers them in a concise manner.
I said that I did't believe Rev. Wright was thrown underneath the bus. Okay, that phrase is generally used to say "fk him, I never liked him in the first place". In saying I do not agree that Obama threw Rev Wright away, like a dirty dish-rag, I simply believe we have to look at the reasons "he", Obama gave in his decision to move away from him. . He didn't say he didn't like the man and thus, threw him under the bus, in essense, trying to kill him. Therefore, regardless of what some "think" or how they use the phrase, it will always remain an opinion and NOT a fact.
Although I said I thought the interview was respectful, I felt a sense of someone talking down to me in a patronizing way.