Obama Loves the Hood, Unfortunately It Is Not Fort Hood

August 3, 2010 11:42

Did Obama’s up-bringing, influences, indoctrination, environment and education adequately prepare him to loyally and faithfully perform the duties that are required of America’s Commander-in-Chief? In short, can he be trusted?

by  Major Gen. Jerry Curry at Human Events

A few years ago my wife and I attended a conference at Hampton University, where then Senator Obama spoke. He cautioned his listeners not to forget, “…where they came from. That is, one day you black men may leave the Hood. But never forget that originally you were born and grew up in the Hood.”

What garbage! Barak Obama wasn’t born in the “Hood,” he never lived in the “Hood” and he never experienced first hand the drugs, violence and poverty of the “Hood.” He grew up in a “non-Hood” white family, attended private boarding schools not public schools, and went to two Ivy League colleges: Columbia and Harvard Law.  So isn’t it being dishonest for a man who has no experience living in the Hood to be admonishing others to revere their Hood experience?

Obama was born just as the civil rights struggle of the 60s was ending and never had to fight for his or anyone else’s civil rights. He never felt the full sting of racial segregation and is unable to identify with those of us who did, no matter what he says he dreamed about and no matter what he wrote about. The ancestors of America’s black population came to this country on slave ships, not on airliners from Kenya. It is therefore impossible for Obama to share in America’s black experience because none of his ancestors lived it nor were they ever slaves on America’s southern plantations.


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