A quick note regarding a story making international news.
So, last night, as we were eating dinner with my wife’s cousin and his family in the Baltic Sea resort town of Mielno, the topic of the conversation turned to politics (or so I was told, as I couldn’t understand much of it as it was happening). For the first time, I heard of the controversy surrounding President Barack Obama and Professor Gates, the same one covered so well by Robert.
Sure enough, Robert–my wife’s cousin, son of the late Jerzy Szulc–turned on the satellite dish and found some English-language news, an absolute revelation for a political addict like myself. I heard a bit of what it was about, but all I needed to hear was that Gates was “an acquaintance of the American president.”
That’s it, folks. There’s the rub. Once you understand that this Gates fellow is a friend of Barack Obama, there’s no need whatsoever to believe a single word coming out of the president’s mouth, or the various orifices belonging to that of his partisan flunkies. All Barack Obama knows is race. All his friends and bedfellows know is race. Even with the information vacuum preventing me from knowing everything there is to know about this Harvard man–a disgrace, considering the great men Harvard put out in the 18th century–all I need to recall are the words of Jeremiah Wright:
Barack knows what it’s like to be a black man in a world run by rich white people.
Or something to that effect.
Why in the world should that Cambridge police officer believe the president when he said it was all a miscalculation, when he said that he needed to rephrase his words (especially considering what little else, other than mere words, that this president has in his quiver)? He believes a great injustice was done, and indeed that the police officers “acted stupidly.”
Don’t allow the left’s Orwellian newspeak-driven media machine to wash over the fact that Gates is Obama is Wright is Jackson is Sharpton is everybody else who uses race, no matter on what side of the skin color spectrum, to achieve one or many goals. As always, our president’s history and stable of friends say one thing about an issue, yet his words say another. Make sure that, here, the American people get it straight as to which one they should listen. Through an interpreter, I did my best to explain it to a few Poles.
Unfortunately, their votes don’t count. I haven’t seen a single ACORN worker yet.
And, with that, my hour at the cafe is done. Bills are paid. Coffee is empty. Mind is clear. Time for a [second] piwo.