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Obama: The Poetry Man? Obama: The Poetry Man?
by Leah Sellers
2008-06-28 09:52:14
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You’re a smart cookie, Mr. Obama. Machiavelli, would probably be impressed with the unexpected and surprising money game you decided to play with your future political funds (no limiting yourself to the taxpayers' public finance advantage; no, that’s too small a cap for you, sir). Instead, you opted to break your word in order to make an open-ended, capitalistic, opportunistic decision which will help ensure your campaign’s growth and outreach in the gruelling month’s ahead, so that you can, hopefully, buy yourself a ‘win’ in the presidential election.

Well, that’s the way the cookie crumbles!

You have shown yourself to be a Pragmatic-Idealist. Yes, it’s true. The two entities can exist within the same Body, Heart and Soul. It may be confusing to unsuspecting onlookers at times; leave their heads spinning; their doubts scurrying, but it is possible.

We all have the capacity to change our Mind; change our Hearts, our Characters, our Lives. However, Mr. Obama, it is my profound Hope (since you are the candidate of Hope and Change) that on the Big issues - the Big questions such as stopping the War and bringing the precious lives of our troops home, (insurance corporation free) Universal Health Care for all American citizens, fair taxes for all American citizens, quality (non-corporationized) education for all American youth, fair priced energy equity and alternative energy resource developments, Homeland security, etc.... that you are as good as your Word, Mr. Obama.

Because, Mr. Obama, I, too, am a Dreamer, an Idealist. I had begun to envision the possibilities of your being the American Man of our time, just as I had begun to see Mrs. Clinton as the American Woman of our time. Be that as it may, the Democratic Party made its decision. It’s to be the Man. The Poetry Man. The Poetry Man who Sings the Radiant Song of Hope and Change. The Strong, Articulate, Matriarchal (strong Mother, strong Wife) American Black Man needed to effectively address many of the present day social difficulties within our wonderful, complicated nation because your time has come. Are you ready for the arduous tasks before you?

Mr. McCain is a Good Man. A Decent Man. He fought in another War for a rich empire’s oil holdings many year’s ago. He spent years as a prisoner; a slave to those who meant him harm every moment of every day; who when the moment suited them tortured and humiliated him. He knows what Fear is. He knows what his Heart of Darkness is. He faced it; became steeped within its intimacies. He left Viet Nam an humbled man, but within that humility Mr. McCain found the Source and Strength of His of Humanity, his Spirituality, Him-Self. He came back to America a Better Man. A Stronger Man. A Wiser Man. A man rooted within the traditions of another place and time.

Mr. Obama, the promise of Hope and Change that you espouse appears to intimate some of Christ’s philosophy. If a person owns two coats and encounters a poor person without a coat. The person with the two coats is to take off one of their coats, and give it to the person who has none. If a person has food and encounters a person who has none; the person who has food is to share their food with the one who is without.

‘Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight. Jesus loves the little children of the World...’

What is the Poetry that you Weave, Mr. Obama? Your words of Hope and Change propose and elucidate the egalitarian world of wisely benevolent social justice, equity, faith and charity that Christ envisioned. A world that many great prophets and many great men have at one time or another envisioned. Is this your true Pragmatic Ideal, Mr. Obama? Is this Your Heartfelt Poem of Hope and Change? Is this a Poem of Expediency or of Your Unbroken Word?

    
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Emanuel Paparella2008-06-28 15:16:04
Indeed, it was George Bush who when asked some eight years ago who was the philosopher he admired the most, answered: Jesus Christ. The implication surely was that his admiration went beyond rhetoric. Or was he merely being poetical for election’s sake? Perhaps Ms. Sellers can enlighten us on that bizarre phenomenon. After being selected by the Supreme Court (the majority of people elected another man) and translating his poetry into actions he must surely think now that he has been true to his word to imitate Jesus Christ. And if one should doubt it, all one needs to do is look at the abundant fruits of his poetical philosophy some eight years later. Was it not Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, who said: by their fruits you shall know them? Or what that mere poetry?

Enter John McCain, the Good Honorable Man, the realist with the ideals of heroes who keeps his word who has repeatedly hugged and imitated the Good Honorable Christian George Bush and also wants to follow the Prince of Peace by giving war a chance, for one hundred more years if need be. Surely he is a Good Man that all that good men and women from Texas, Arizona and elsewhere can safely imitate and vote for. If they manage to elect John McCain, they will ensure eight more years of abundant fruits of peace and universal prosperity and cooperation with our European allies and the forced spread of democracy and prosperity around the world.


Emanuel Paparella2008-06-28 15:20:11
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Regarding Obama's changing of his mind: which is more democratic: to accept small voluntary contributions from people who are eager for a vision of a better America or accept the tax-payers money (not all voluntary) in one easy lump sum? Indeed, this is the Democrats’ to lose, they are surely capable of snatching defeat out the jaws of victory and let not forget that they have accomplished such a feat before. That surely must give our European allies pause, if not nightmares and hopefully less enthusiasm in cooperating with the Bush-McCain propagandistic juggernaut. It is to be fervently and audaciously hoped that they will side with those who having an open mind can change it if conditions change and warrant it, and the truth demands it, and not with those honorable men who stay the course no matter what and to hell with people’s will, and confuse stubbornness for loyalty and consistency. Surely Machiavelli would counsel for nothing else, even if the intention is not truth but power. Indeed, the 20th century (still continuing) is characterized by an obsession with criminal power devoid of any poetry or sublimity and mitigated only by responsibility


Emanuel Paparella2008-06-28 16:52:43
Should the reader be wondering what is meant by the Republican propaganda juggernaut here are two opinions from a blog dubbed The Swamp:

Posted June 23, 2008 4:30 PM

by Katie Fretland

This just in from ABC News. At a Capitol Hill Club breakfast today, former Bush senior aide Karl Rove called Sen. Barack Obama "cooly arrogant."

"Even if you never met him, you know this guy," Rove said, Christianne Klein reports.

"He's the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini and a cigarette that stands against the wall and makes snide comments about everyone who passes by."

Rove also said he was heading to the White House for a chat with the president, Klein reports.

Indeed, it is like the pot calling the kettle black.



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Sounds like Karl is pissed off that there wasn't a covenant to keep Obama out of his country club. His club is for the "right kind of people", you know ,folks like John and Cindy, old money WASPs from the better part of town.

Posted by: CC | June 23, 2008 4:45 PM


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