Serene Jones, Gary Dorrien, and Cornel West were on a recent segment of Bill Moyers' Journal, talking about the age of Obama and capitalism, theology, and many other things. Cornel West, committed race pimp, had this gem to share:
..."the age of Obama actually emerges with a discredited Republican party in disarray. With a mediocre Democratic party that only had the Clinton machine at the center. And if this charismatic, brilliant, young, black brother can somehow get over the Clinton machine, he can become president.
"That's why I supported him. Critically! A Socratic, prophetic, orientation toward the brother, right? Because he becomes the initiator of a new age. We had to bring the age of Reagan to a close. The era of conservatism had to be brought to a close. Thank God it was. But then the question will be, well, is he going to focus on the poor and working people? Will he recycle neo-liberal elites from the old establishment of Wall Street - which the economic team is?"
Then they go on to discuss the Progressive agenda and Obama's presidency. This should shed a bright light for EVERYONE to understand what his progressive followers want and expect of him (and it's quite scary, I might add):
"BILL MOYERS: You said, after the election, "We want to give him time. We want to give him room." And my question to you is: how much room and how much time?
"CORNEL WEST: Well, the first thing we want to do, we want to protect him, and he and his precious family. Second thing we want to do, we want to make sure all the criticism is fair, so it's not ad hominids, it's not personal. It's not racist. It's not whatever, you see.
At the same time, he is subject to all the same requirements of truth and justice as any other president, any color. So my criticism out of love for, not just the people, but Barack Obama himself. How my criticism help him? Give him strength? He plans to be progressive Lincoln. Fine. That's difficult. He will be helped by more progressive Frederick Douglasses. That's what I aspire to.
"BILL MOYERS: Do you see the-
"CORNEL WEST: To help him push him in a progressive direction.
"BILL MOYERS: Do you hear those voices coming from his left? We know about them from the right. Fox News, Rush Limbaugh. We all know them.
"CORNEL WEST: Well, the voices are there! Paul Krugman, and Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ben Barber and William Greider and Ron Walters. The voices are there. He's not yet listening. That's the difference. Lincoln listened to Douglass, Garrison. Brother Barack Obama, he is listening too much to Summers, Thurman, Geithner. We can go right down the neo liberal list. That's dangerous if he wants to be a progressive president.
"BILL MOYERS: Why do you think that is?
"SERENE JONES: I think one of the reasons that it happens is that we are living in a very overwhelming time. And it's always going to be the case that a conservative familiar neo liberal agenda sounds safer."
Excuse me? We must first "protect him and his precious family"? Why? We protect all presidents, so why is this such an absurd assertion that the Obama family is in need of greater protection than anyone before him? What position does he hold (in their minds) that makes him greater than those he follows? This is getting creepy, folks, and just contributes more to the fear I have for my country.
And in the rest of the show these "religious" people are actually saying Christianity is somehow invalid and bad? WTF??? If you know how or why these idiots should matter, please explain to me.
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Tags: Bill Moyers, Cornel West, Serene Jones, Gary Dorrien, Ronald Reagan, Conservatism, Neo-Liberals, Lincoln, Race Pimp, Christianity, Progressivism, Progressives, Collectivism, Socialism
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