Sunday, June 15, 2008


My Fellow Americans:

During the past few months, throughout the primary campaign for the Presidency of the country, there have been issues raised that attempt against my character and my judgment. I have been repeatedly accused for my non-confrontational stance and for not tackling these issues head-on. The time has come, when I owe everyone in America an explanation of each and every issue raised.

I shall start with the Jeremiah Wright issue. It is imperative that you understand my association and involvement with my Pastor and mentor Jeremiah Wright. Indeed, I have been listening to Pastor’s Wright’s vitriolic and vile diatribe for twenty years. I would like to explain why I have listened to him and why I have been an active participant of the Trinity United Church in Chicago.

First, let me remind you of my religious background. Both my father and my stepfather were born and raised Muslims. My Indonesian stepfather took me to Jakarta, and enrolled me in a Wahabi school. As you all know, Wahabism is the radical teaching that is followed by Muslim terrorists who are now waging Jihad against the U.S. and the western world. It is only reasonable to assume that my Wahabistic background, coupled with my tribal roots passed on by my father’s Lou Tribesmen lineal heritage, would induce me to search for a religious identity that would preserve my early teachings. That’s exactly what I found in Pastor Wright and the Trinity Unite Church. As you have seen in T.V., the Church acts as a tribe, and Pastor Wright’s black liberation theology wages divisiveness between Blacks against Whites and the U.S. government just like Wahabi. So, there you go. I trust this will put an end to this issue.
As far as my association with William Ayers, America please, I wish you would all give up on your cynical criticisms of my association with him. Bill and I go back a few years. Mind you, not as long as when he was an active member of the Weather Underground Organization and carried on with all those terrorist attacks on government buildings or when he and his lovely wife Bernadine Dohrn announced their intentions to overthrow the United States government and the capitalistic system. In spite of the fact, that I met Bill years after these events, I have always thought of Bill as a man of convictions – a man that stands for what he believes in. The fact that, to this day, Bill stands the crimes he committed back in the 60’s is a tribute to his character and I refuse to disown him.

On the issue of my political mentor Frank Marshall Davis, as I wrote in my book Dreams of My Father, “he was full of hard-earned knowledge.” Frank, meant a lot to me in my formative years. The fact that he joined the American Communist Party during WWII was incidental to my formation. It was not until 1979 when he advised me to move to Chicago to attend Occidental college and only then that was I was able follow in Frank’s footsteps by becoming involved with far-left political groups – a position that I have maintained throughout my political career. To Frank and his communist ideals, I owe what I am today. My far left position in my brief Senate history, is a testament to my convictions and to Frank’s influence in my political life.

As far as the continued disparagements of my empty speeches, America you must understand that I have been trained to speak eloquently and preach on what people want to hear. You see, you must be politically expedient if you are running for any political office, especially that of President of our nation. I just know mainstream America will vote on my charismatic appeal, and many will not be able to be able to discern on what I am really all about. As a matter of fact, I am definitely counting on the vote of those that can’t tell the difference. To prove my point, so far, in spite of the fact that I consider small towns in America are still clinging to guns and religious values, I was able to get away with it, proven by the fact that I beat Hillary in the primaries and I am running ahead of Mc Cain in the polls. You know the adage: “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it”. So far, I have been able to get away with pontificating trivialities and convert pap into utterly significant issues on my platform, and…it works. So why not? I just know real meaningful issues tend to confuse voters all around. So…please let me continue with my condescending speeches.

On the issue of my association with convicted felon Tony Resko for political corruption and illegal fund raisers, understand America that my real estate dealings with Tony were all but illegal. I consider Tony a great person, a personal friend, and a great supporter of my Civil Rights activism in Chicago. I knew about Tony’s dubious fund raising campaigns but never participated with him in them. My association with Tony only goes as far as his supporting my Illinois Senate campaign and that’s about it.

On my stand as to important social issues such socialized health-care and increased taxation to upper-class and Corporate America, you have to understand that my association with Marxists professors during my college years, had a great impact in my political outlook of capitalism in America. You must acknowledge the fact that the only means of balancing our economy is through a re-distribution of wealth amongst the classes. If you are white and rich, you must do your part. You must subsidize the less privileged and impoverished. That’s just the way it is with communism: a system that has been long overdue in the U.S.

As to my anti-Semitic association with campaign endorsers such as Louis Farrakhan and the Black Panthers, you must be understanding of the fact that Israel is to our Islamic world, what the U.S., is to the Islamic Muslim extremists. We have to be more attuned to our continued aggression to the Arab nations and to what they stand for. Our ‘Ugly American’ image must be dealt with once and for all. It is about time we deal with our true enemies: the Jews. Why, America, do you think I have proposed to meet with all our purported enemies unconditionally? I praise Jimmy Carter for his recent meeting with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal. Remember it is very important that we refrain from our historical world supremacy as a means to defending our nation and our values. We must sit down and talk with Iran’s Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad, Cuba’s Fidel and Raul Castro, Venezuela’s Chavez, maybe even Osama Bin Laden. Wars and terrorism in the world must come to an end. We must retrieve our troops from Iraq, and just let the Taliban come back to show our good faith with that nation and the rest of the terrorist in the world. It is imperative that we advertise to the world that we are not as powerful as we have claimed to be over the years. That we are not a threat to them anymore. We should, as a matter of fact, open our borders and do away with our Homeland Security. After all, who can stand all those long lines at our nation’s airports?
And yes... as to my white lies during the campaign you must be forgiving. And, by the way, when I refer to as "white" lies, please, no relation to race. I did lie about my being conceived during Selma, Alabama walks during the Martin Luther King days. I did lie about my father's coming to the U.S., in a cultural exchange programs promoted by the Kennedys, but please America, you must be reasonable. There are many times when you need to be politically expedient. Remember, the end justifies the means. A little lying here and there will almost always go un-noticed and, after all, I am running for President.

Finally, my fellow Americans, I appeal to your benevolence due to the mitigating circumstances that surround my persona, who I am and what I stand for. Imagine you had been born of a white Kansas woman and black Islamic Kenyan father and you were conceived in an extra-marital relationship. Imagine that your father abandoned you when you were two years old. Imagine your mother went on to marry another Indonesian black Islamic stepfather who abandons your mother again. Imagine being raised by your white grandparents who are not particularly fond of blacks. Imagine growing up with Wahabi teachings and being part of an African tribe. Imagine having mentors as Pastor Wright and Frank Davis and be running for President under a Bush administration. I would think you would agree with me in that I am a confused and traumatized person. I just know if Sigmund Freud were alive today, he would embrace my case and would endorse me as the poster child for an Identity Crisis fundraiser. I just know it.

Notice I have purposely left out of all this my lovely wife Michelle. What can I say about Michelle. She has been an inspiration to my life and to my political career. From the moment I met her, I just knew Michelle was the one. Her college thesis: ‘Princeton Educated Blacks and the Black Community” and her obvious resentment towards whites, just helped to enhance an awareness of our compatibility. Her devout companionship every Sunday, as we listened to Pastor Wright, our mentor, was reason enough to renew our vows in marriage. Michelle is the most uninhibited and sincere person I have ever met. The fact that she came out and let America know that she was not proud of her country, is only a testament to her convictions and her values. I can’t say enough about Michelle.

So…there you have it America, I really hope that you now have a better understanding of Barack Hussein Obama, your candidate for President of the United States of America. I hope you find it in your heart of hearts to support my candidacy and to put an end to the personal slandering and smears that I have suffered in the past few months. My clarification of each and every one of the issues should in and of itself be thought of as bastions of my character and my judgment. I realize that for many of you, the issues I have brought forth are irrelevant and that you will vote for me no matter what. I know that my charisma and eloquence will be enough to earn your vote in November. To my conservative republican enemies, I stand on the merits of my clarification of the issues to sway your votes. GOD BLESS AMERICA.

Barack Hussin Obama

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