Dog-Eating and Obama’s Identity
RTHTGakaRoland 2012/04/20 01:01:04
While my ire is firstly on the brutality against and betrayal of Man's oldest
and dearest ally, the dog; another important aspect of this Obama the dog eater
story is well treated in this article:
What a careful reader will take away from Barack Obama’s memoir Dreams from My Father is
not only that the president used to eat dog meat, but more importantly,
that he identifies with dog-eaters. He wants us to understand that he
is one of them.
One has to spend time in the Third World to appreciate how intensely Ann Dunham’s boy dislikes America.
America is not the embodiment of hope, but the abandonment of one kind
of (false) hope in return for another. America is the spirit of creative
destruction, selecting immigrants willing to turn their back on the
tragedy of their own failing culture in return for a new start.
Some respond to the failure of their culture of birth or choice with fierce resentment, envy, and venom towards the successful culture that succeeds or dominates theirs. Some will even seek revenge against that successful culture at large or just individuals as targets of opportunity.
really isn’t unfair at all to bring Obama’s canine consumption to
public attention. The president isn’t really one of us. He’s a
dog-eater. He tells the story in his memoir to emphasize that
viscerally, Obama identifies with the Third World of his upbringing more
than with the America of his adulthood. It is our great misfortune to
have a president who dislikes our country at this juncture in our
[Text in italics mine]
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