The battle begins

Obama’s going gangland on internet rumors. The problem to me? Not everything he’s poised to fight is a rumor.

A crack team of cybernauts will form a rapid response internet “war room” to track and respond aggressively to online rumours that Barack Obama is unpatriotic and a Muslim.

Ok, so maybe Obama is a – wait – he’s not a card carrying member of any church these days, but unpatriotic? That’s a measurement left for opinion.

He can try all he wants, but I read the book. I know he had issues with his home country when he wrote Dreams from My Father in 1995. Are those harsh opinions against his country conveniently changed now that he’s running for POTUS?

Comments

  1. Kathryn says:

    Cindy, are you getting paid to raise interest in this book? A little publisher’s gratuity? I’m going to have to read it myself now.

    A question for you: define unpatriotic.

  2. “Define patriotic”

    Exactly. Whatever I were to choose as a proper definition is not likely what you would choose. The argument is that it will be hard for his “war room” to defend Obama when it’s actually another’s opinion they are trying to rebuke.

    I do know for me, patriotism means that I put all citizens’ honor before my own. That I step outside my own wants and needs when the greater good is truly at risk. It means I drive the speed limit. I stand at parades when the flag goes by. I thank a veteran for serving and other parents for sharing. I guess to me patriotism means being a good citizen myself with the clear understanding that my immediate wants my not be the most important priority to all the citizens around me. It also means that I defend America’s right to exist without damning the history and people that made the country the most influential in the world.

    And that is precisely where I would question Obama’s patriotism. His writings make it clear that America is not his first choice. He only wants to defend the half he feels a connection to without letting the rest of us in on the love. He’s very, very racist, and I don’t think racism is patriotic.

    PS get it from the library or abebooks.com rather than buy it new.

  3. Kathryn says:

    I would have a hard time defining patriotic or unpatriotic, but I like your comments on the subject. It is one of those I-know-it-when-I-see-it things.

    Being unable to comment on what you read, I will say that patriotism has room for harsh criticism. The opposite of love is not hate, but disinterest.