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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-18-11 08:22 AM
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86. The reason why people are tearing into "West's semi-racialized views" is to marginalize
Edited on Wed May-18-11 08:24 AM by leveymg
the black intellectual Left which, like most of the rest of the Left, is struggling to liberate itself from the spell of Obama worship.

If we look at Obama's policies, we see someone who is a competent corporate lawyer and reliable member of the moneyed global Establishment. Nothing more, nothing less. But, that's an incomplete picture, because when you scratch beneath the surface of the man the picture is more of an enigma. West is translating what he sees there through his own particular lens - that of the endangered species of black radical -- that view is bound to appear to others to be somewhat distorted and incomplete. Like looking through the eyes of a bee or a bear. But, as Cornell would be the first to tell you, there are no true universal views, just as there is no True Messiah. Obama embodies neither universal ideal - he is just a man whom we are struggling to understand because his policies and priorities are not our own.
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