Now, THIS is interesting: Sen. Barack Obama is not an African-American.
Why is the fact that Mr. Obama is only 6.25% African Negro not reported?
Because to acknowledge it is to report this devastating truth about him: Mr. Obama is not legally African-American. It is impossible for him to be, in truth, America’s first African-American president.
Federal law requires that to claim a minority status, you must be at least 1/8 of the descriptor, but for the sake of this article, I’ve converted it to a decimal fraction for easier comprehension. You must be at least 12.5% of the racial component you claim for minority status. Mr. Obama, claiming to be African-American, is half the legal threshold.
Again, to let it sink in: Mr. Obama is not legally African-American. It is impossible for him to be, in truth, America’s first African-American president.
Mr. Obama is 50% Caucasian, that from his mother. What those who want Mr. Obama to write history by becoming “America’s first African-American president” ignore is that his father was ethnically Arabic, with only 1 relative ethnically African Negro — a maternal great-grandparent (Sen. Obama’s great-great grandparent, thus the 6.25% ethnic contribution to the senator’s ethnic composition).
This means that the media, which has trumpeted his historic candidacy while chiding the campaigns of Clinton and McCain for “playing the race card”, has categorized and judged Barack Obama not on the facts of his life, but solely on the color of his skin.
The irony is delicious, and will more than likely be lost on 98% of the American public.
More on Obama’s heritage:
Here is the truth about Mr. Obama’s name, and his father’s ancestors:
True Negro tribal members of western Kenya where his father was born have Christian names, not Arabic. His father’s decision to name him with an Arabic name is a matter of his father establishing his ethnic identity in Africa – it is done deliberately to separate him from the African tribes. He may live among them, but he is not one of them. His father’s message is that he is Arabic, not Negro.
Many will find these truths unsettling. I’m often asked, “But I thought his father was Kenyan. How could Mr. Obama not be African-American, how could his ethnic composition be so Arabic?”
The definitive clue to that answer is to look at his name, his father’s name, and the names of all his ancestors on his father’s side. They are all Arabic.
Researching his roots reveal that on his father’s side, he is descended from Arab slave traders. They operated under an extended grant from Queen Victoria, who gave them the right to continue the slave trade in exchange for helping the British defeat the Madhi Army in southern Sudan and the Upper Nile region. Funny how circular is history; now the British again face the Madhi Army, albeit this time Shiite, not Sunni, as in nineteenth century Sudan.
But telling America’s black community that while their ancestors were breaking the shackles of slavery, Mr. Obama’s ancestors were placing those shackles upon their wrists would hardly play as an Oprah Winfrey best-seller.
Being the son of a poor Kenyan goat-herder plays much better than being the son of a highly placed Arab-African who operated at the top of the Kenyan government following his education at Columbia. You see, even the way he portrays his father is a lie.
The story here is not entirely about who or what Obama is, but also about how eagerly Americans, guided by the media, have swallowed the lie. Kenneth Lamb’s article, excerpted above, was published at his blog in February. Four months later, it’s made barely a ripple in the public consciousness.
His autobiography is full of “composite characters and other fictionalized elements”, which Obama himself admits in the preface to Dreams of My Father — but then he goes out and repeats those fictionalized stories on the campaign trail even after they’ve been debunked. Not exactly reassuring from a man who’s running for president.
The facts bring Obama down to the level of a typical, grubbing politician. His life story has been spun for maximum political effect right down to his roots. In that respect, he’s no different than John McCain, whose capture and time as a P.O.W. has likewise been spun for posterity.
WaPo columnist Richard Cohen closed a piece on Obama with an interesting paragraph:
This tendency to manipulate facts may bear watching in Obama. (After all, we hardly know him.) But while his book is a warning flag, it is also an astounding display of a supple, first-class mind — not merely a bright fellow, but an insightful one, and the single best piece of writing by a politician since John F. Kennedy’s “Profiles in Courage.”
Interesting, because Profiles in Courage was authored by JFK’s speechwriter, Ted Sorensen.
So what are we left with? Two actors hired for roles in a play, scripted and stage-managed by people unseen, onto whom we project the people we want them to be.
Same as it ever was.