Is Obama ‘The Man’ or ‘The Omen?’

Is Barack Hussein Obama “The Man?” Or is he “The Omen?” Is he “The One?” Or is he Neo? The Shadow knows. Seriously.

I always thought the fundamental question facing America–White America–this presidential election cycle would boil down to a question of whether or not America–White America–could accept its salvation if it meant that the “Savior” had to be a Black man? Would Americans–White Americans–vote their best interests, or would they, blinded by racism vote for their own doom, because they just could not support a Black man in that office?

But that’s just part of the picture. Now, I have discovered, there are some militant (White) “U.S. Christians who regard the prospective presidency of Barack Obama in the nature of a biblical plague visited upon a sinful people,” so said columnist Robert D. Novak on May 12, 2008.  And in late June conservative Christians openly challenged Sen. Obama’s biblical interpretations.

What Bible are those Christians reading?

The prospective presidency of Barack Hussein Obama, just might be a biblical plague visited upon a sinful people? Where is that? I guess it’s near the chapter and verse where it says a slave is supposed to love his Master more than he loves himself.

In 1831, the Terrorist Nat Turner understood that same Bible very differently. He was in Southhampton, Virginia, and to him the Bible said that on a certain day he should rise up and lead his followers to murder their slavemasters and seize their freedom by force of arms. Same Bible. That’s the Bible (coincidentally) I believe in. The one that says the slaves will be set free! That Black Liberation Theology. Same Bible. Continue reading

I’ve got your ‘terrorist fist jab’ Lady

I’ve got your “terrorist fist jab” right here lady, and I know just where to put it.

Please excuse the coarse language.

I am more than just a bit agitated.

On June 6 on that “Fair and Balanced” Fox News network’s “America’s Pulse,” host E.D. Hill promoted an upcoming discussion on the gesture Sen. Barack Obama shared with his wife Michelle after clinching the Democratic nomination. They touched fists. It’s the “Cliff’s Notes” version, it’s what has become of the “Soul Handshake.”

And so there was an actual prime time, network cable television news discussion about that gesture!? Let me get this straight. We also have to pay in order to watch cable news networks? Right?

“America’s Pulse” host E.D. Hill teased: “A fist bump? A pound? A terrorist fist jab? The gesture everyone seems to interpret differently.”

“A terrorist fist jab?” have you lost your mind lady? What’s next, a collard greens joke? Maybe a “Watermelon Jihad” reference, or a “Fried Chicken Hostage?”

What in heaven’s name made the word “terrorist” come out that Fox News Network anchor’s mouth?

I join with all those who have already signed the online petition at www.mediamatters.org in saying with my full throat: to Fox News, to Roger Ailes to Rupert Murdoch, to Junebug Jabbo Smith; and to Lottie, Dottie, and Everybody: that racist, xenophobic comment by E.D. Hill on the Fox News Network is appalling and unacceptable, and I demand an apology from E.D. Hill!

What did she mean, “a terrorist fist jab?” anyway? Continue reading