- Posted September 12, 2008 by
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Dr. Jack Wheeler Attacks Both Obama & McCain
Dr. Jack Wheeler (pictured at table pouring beer) wrote a biased article (below) regarding Barack Obama.
Responding to some of it - the first paragraph (minus Obama's name) could easily be applied to George Bush or Sarah Palin.
Obama has a black father (who was originally born and raised in Kenya, Africa) and a white mother, which contrary to Wheeler's words, does not leave him without identity, or in Wheelers concept a loaner or vagabond with no where to 'fit in'. Wheeler is essentially saying that if you're not with us - you're against us. Wheeler's view is the concept of implied fascist superiority. Wheeler's words simplified: You either think and act like us or you are against us and have no place in this world.
Other parts of the article have some elaborated words which could generally apply to anyone who has admirers and/or many political figures in both major parties. Dr. W seems to revel in his own glory and write over exaggerated nonsense.
Wheeler and people who think like him, have for years attempted to place anyone who is not an extreme right wing Christian conservative capitalist in a labeled group as mislead or misguided cultist who could in no way believe in God or Jesus Christ, at least not in Wheeler's God. Which Wheeler and his cronies believe can be the only true God, simply because it makes them better then any one else. Contrary to what the good doctor says millions of people who do not share Wheeler's views do believe in God and Jesus Christ. Most "adherents", the word Wheeler uses, do not reject Christianity, the belief in Jesus Christ, in fact many are Christians. But again, in Wheeler's mind, these people are not true Christians simply because they do not agree with what he thinks. Wheeler continues writing that Obama's "adherents" are "transferring Original Sin from the evil of being human to the evil of being white." What Wheeler is saying are whites who support Obama irrationally believe they are so sinful that they can only find redemption through Obama. In other words, whites are incoherent stray sheep so full of guilt towards blacks that they could not have any type of equality relationship with a black person, only a redemptive relationship. Wow! Wheeler's not only racist towards blacks - he's racist towards whites.
Wheeler goes on to write "...Obama has become the white liberal's Christ, offering absolution from the sin of being white.", an incredibly absurd comment as if to suggest that white people need to subconsciously have black people forgive whites for being white. Or that white people are not capable of just having admiration for a black person. Wheeler is also implying that if white people like a black person it is only because whites are ashamed of how they have acted and not because whites are capable of considering blacks as equals.
And the fact that he says thank goodness that most voting Americans are Christian is in itself a reference to his belief that the only people who have any relevance or infinite wisdom are right wing Christian conservative capitalists, which is in fact again, a statement of fascist superiority. And he is trying to label someone else as a hypocrite!?!?
As is typical of someone with his beliefs, this article is laced with fear tactics and an attempt at giving the reader a misconception that Obama and people who support him believe they are superior to any one else when in fact Dr. Wheeler's words promote it is he who believes in his own superiority. He believes his words to hold all righteous fact and if a person or persons does not share his view they, in Wheelers mind, are mindless hero worshipers with no ability to make sound judgement.
Everyone's entitled to their own thoughts but Dr. or no Dr. he has nothing influential or intelligent to say in this article.
Fascism is defined as an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government, (in general use:) extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice.
A note to Republicans or McCain supporters who want to use Dr. Jack Wheeler's words against Obama: Wheeler also wrote an unflattering article about John McCain collaborating with Vietnamese captors, but so far anyway, the McCain article has been deemed untrue. Wheeler's accusations have angered many Republicans and they are seeking to discredit Dr. Jack.
Subject: Dr. Jack Wheeler Regarding Obama
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler
The O-man, Barack Hussein Obama, is an eloquently tailored empty suit. No resume, no accomplishments, no experience, no original ideas, no understanding of how the economy works, no understanding of how the world works, no balls, nothing but abstract empty rhetoric devoid of real substance.
He has no real identity. He is half-white, which he rejects. The rest of him is mostly Arab, which he hides but is disclosed by his non-African Arabic surname and his Arabic first and middle names as a way to triply proclaim his Arabic parentage to people in Kenya . Only a small part of him is African Black from his Luo grandmother, which he pretends he is exclusively.
What he isn't, not a genetic drop of, is 'African-American,' the descendant of enslaved Africans brought to America chained in slave ships. He hasn't a single ancestor who was a slave. Instead, his Arab ancestors were slave owners. Slave-trading was the main Arab business in East Africa for centuries until the British ended it.
Let that sink in: Obama is not the descendant of slaves, he is the descendant of slave owners Thus he makes the perfect Liberal Messiah.
It's something Hillary doesn't understand - how some complete neophyte came out of the blue and stole the Dem nomination from her. Obamamania is beyond politics and reason. It is a true religious cult, whose adherents reject Christianity yet still believe in Original Sin, transferring it from the evil of being human to the evil of being white.
Thus Obama has become the white liberals' Christ, offering absolution from the Sin of Being White. There is no reason or logic behind it, no faults or flaws of his can diminish it, no arguments Hillary could make of any kind can be effective against it. The absurdity of Hypocrisy Clothed In Human Flesh being their Savior is all the more cause for liberals to worship him: Credo quia absurdum, I believe it because it is absurd.
Thank heavens that the voting majority of Americans remain Christian and are in no desperate need of a phony savior.
His candidacy is ridiculous and should not be taken seriously by any thinking American.