Sunday, March 23, 2008

Geraldine Ferraro: The Devil made me say it.

Rich Lowry asks: Was the firing of Geraldine a slap in the face to the Italian-American community?

I am still at a loss to understand Barack Obama. First of all, I am glad that the religious revival aspect of his campaign seems to have died off. A messiah is only as good as his last miracle and Barack has yet to deliver one.

I think that the religious aspect of his campaign says more about the sickness and spiritual emptinesss of our times than it does about any inherit virtue in Obama. We live in an age in which most children receive little or no religious training. Add to this the rejection of philosophy and the acceptance of psychology and sociology as the saving ideas of our times and you have a recipe for this sort of thing.

We have been deluded into thinking that the big questions are either irrelevant or nonexistent. Children are not taught to examine their natures for meaning. They are told that whatever they feel must be authentic and therefore good. But the new ways are not superior to the old. People are not insulated by the new ideas from seeking a genuine religious experience. They just do not understand what one is anymore. They confuse politics for religion and a superficial illogical compassion for piety.

I guess what makes me wary of Obama is his demand that we all must unite behind him and a hackneyed left wing ideology that has done nothing but fail. I am not going to unify with people I disagree with just to get along.

What is to happen to those of us who refuse to follow Obamchrist to the new Promised Land of socialized medicine and racial grievances for all? Are we to be marginalized? Do our opinions stop counting?

An Obama presidency will not end the racial strife in America. He will only exacerbate it. What will his loyal lap dogs in the media say when his plans and bills are defeated in the House and Senate? We all know that racism will be blamed.