Who is Barack Obama? That seems to be the question that many Americans want to know the answer to. The other question that Americans want answered is: How do we find out who Obama is when he doesn’t answer the questions? Barack has shown the people how to eloquently answer questions without really answering the question. So, how do we know who Obama is? One way is to take a deeper look into who he aligns himself with, what they believe, and how long they have been actively believing those beliefs.
We have taken a little time to observe things that his “spiritual adviser” has said, but we have not spent much time looking into who Rev. Wright has aligned himself with. Remembering that Barack has been a part of the Trinity United Church of Christ for 20 years is very important. Why? When Obama says he looks to someone as a spiritual adviser and also looks at them as an uncle, one might say that who is aligned with that person would also have a profound impact on Barack also.
Rev. Wright has been a long time supporter of and for Louis Farrakhan and his Nation of Islam. How much of a supporter? Enough to have been noted as having a helping hand in the organization of the Million Man March (MMM) in October of 1995. Wright has written in great detail describing how it was “a once in a lifetime, amazing experience.” If Rev. Wright was so passionate about the MMM, who could deny that Obama also had a helping hand? Barack was at a time in his life when he was tirelessly working as a community activist trying to make his name known before running for a spot in the U.S. Senate two years later. Was he “advised” by Wright to help in the organizing of the MMM?
Rev. Wright has also accompanied Farrakhan to Libya to meet with Muammar al-Qaddafi, considered by many to be America’s arch enemy. Farrakhan considers al-Qaddafi to be a “trusted friend,” “brother,” and “fellow struggler in the cause of liberation for our people.” While it is unsure if Wright holds al-Qaddafi to the same respect that Farrakhan does, it is to say that they are close if they are out traveling and meeting together. Also, Rev. Wright has also been noted as sending a letter to Saddam Hussein, a deceased enemy to America, calling him a “visionary” whose demise would “mean a setback for the goal of unity [among Muslims].”
So what does this say about who Barack Obama is? Simple. He has surrounded himself with people like Wright, Farrakhan, and possibly al-Qaddafi for many, many years. He has used the guidance of these men, even to the effect of writing a book, The Audacity of Hope, based on a sermon that Wright preached. He has a high regard for some of these men, even to a point of modeling his life after them to some extent.
Obama does “March” to the beat of a different drum. One that does not beat for the progression and advancement of America. America needs a VOICE for change, just not the “change” he would bring.