Obama and our Post-Modern Race Problem
December 30, 2009 Leave a comment
Ah, this follows nicely from what I said yesterday about the Obama administration being incompetent. Shelby Steele perfectly pins down the reasoning behind this as it applies to Obama’s politics and decision making. His thesis is this: The president always knew that his greatest appeal was not as a leader but as a cultural icon. I encourage you to read the article and analyze it for yourself.
Shelby Steele has hit upon the truth about Obama in that he ascended to his position not on the merit of his beliefs and principles which he sticks to unwaveringly but upon his status as a cultural icon, an emperor wearing new clothes if you will. Obama the icon did not reveal anything of himself because he knew our racially post-modern culture would not “cross-examine” him to learn more about him.