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"Learning from America" by Naomi Wolf

Learning from America

By Naomi Wolf
Examiner Guest Columnist 1/2/09

As the United States prepares to celebrate the inauguration of its first African-American president, it showcases again one of the best aspects of its national identity. Though it took more than 200 years to reach this point, foreign observers, especially in Europe, marvel at Barack Obama's ascendancy.

America certainly has its flaws and its struggles over race and national identity, but it also has much to be proud of in terms of how it assimilates those with foreign or minority backgrounds. Obama's example -- and that of his newly formed Cabinet, which includes many accomplished leaders from ethnic or racial "out-groups" -- holds useful lessons for other nations, particularly in Western Europe.

So what is it that America is doing right?

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Continue here: http://www.baltimoreexaminer.com/opinion/36977619.html

It's a pretty pedestrian piece about her views on national, racial and ethnic 'identity' other than her outward adoration of Superman Obama for his black-ness. My intention here is to only pass along this latest averment by Ms. Wolf demonstrating her fondness for our Decider/Dear Leader-elect.

Perhaps she could have taken the opportunity to offer even the slightest criticism of Mr. Obama's designates for Secretary of 'Defense' and the 150 Bush political appointees at the Pentagon that Mr. Obama made the decision to retain (you know, the "Republican" Bad Guys™ that Ms. Wolf has vilified so often)? No. We're simply supposed to be impressed that Mr. Obama is descended from a mixed racial background which includes that of African lineage (I guess).

I see that there is also a new interview with Ms. Wolf (that I cannot access at this time of day) on the Campaign for Liberty. http://campaignforliberty.org/blog.php?view=7310

UPDATE: Apparently it's not a new interview. Sorry about that. But indeed the article above is new!

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Not sure why posters

here continue to bring up Naomi Wolfe - I can see it is strictly for "educational" value.

However, long story short:

She supported Obama while PRETENDING to be a RP r3VOLutionist!

She pretended to be a Ron Paul supporter to elevate her status/notoriety

She is a deceiver and her writings wreak of Communist ideas wrapped in our Constitutional language.

OK, I'm done now

My mother always said that if

you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all, and God knows there exists not a single nice thing to say about this--this--this...whatever she is. See, I need to stop right here.

Well, mine did too,

however, since becoming involved in supporting Ron Paul, I've had to wavier from that advice on more than one occasion.

I post on Gather, another social network, and the Obama worshipers seem to come out of the closet if anything negative is reported about him.

I posted on several "pro Obama" posts before the election, attaching important links, and my comments were deleted time after time. Guess his followers didn't want any real input.

So, not I AM THE POSTER! I get called so many names, I can't keep tract. I remain kind (well, most of the time) and tell them to look in the mirror, and people who call others names are generally of that nature themselves.

hehe

I didn't have anything nice to say either. :-)

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"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self sustained." -Mahatma Gandhi

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"...a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -John F. Kennedy

kind of obvious now

I noticed that she mentions the separation of church and state in the United States, while, in another breath, reciting the government's official religious 9/11 Myth. Can't she see the irony? One need not even believe an alternative theory of the events of 11 September 2001 to understand that the official story has been exalted to a religious-like proportion whereby those who reject the government's official conspiracy theory are treated heretically in the 'mainstream' media and academia.

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"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self sustained." -Mahatma Gandhi

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"...a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -John F. Kennedy

that is not a new interview with Naomi Wolf - it is from october

"Give me liberty" is a very good book, though, although she seems to have the Obama disease.