Newt Gingrich and Southern Anti-Colonial Behavior
Newt Gingrich has claimed as insightful, and perfectly explanatory of President Obama's behavior, an article claiming that President Obama is possessed by the ghost of his father - whom the writer of the article a Kenyan anti-colonial tribesman - and that as a result of this possession he is engaging in "Kenyan anti-colonial behavior."
The rightful response is that Newt Gingrich appears to be possessed by the ghost of a Vandal.
Newt Gingrich, who was a historian before he became a politician, has consistently staked his credibility and appeal on being a booster for the Western civilization. What he has failed to mention is that, when the white people believed the things that the writer of the article believes, there was no such thing as the Western Civilization. The Western Civilization became what it was through science, technology, democracy, and other gifts of the European Enlightenment and Renaissance Era. And what Newt Gingrich is engaging in, is medieval behavior that took place before there were such things, and when the white people were at the bottom of the world and could not hold their head up to China, India, Baghdad or Timbuktu.
There is the esoteric, and then there is the ridiculous. Obama is possessed by the ghost of his father? Surely that would easily be apparent to any number of spiritually active people out there. For that matter, it would be easily apparent to ex-President Bush, who said that Russian President Vladimir Putin had a good soul.
As far as anti-colonial behavior is concerned, the same can of course be ascribed to American South. There are many people in the American South who see themselves as having been colonized by the North during the Civil War and who talk about such things as "cultural genocide" against the South. All of course arguments that they've stolen from indigenous and African American scholars - both of whom they saw as inferior or demonic, but apparently not enough so to refrain from stealing their arguments. So according to the logic it follows that Southern politicians, from Gingrich to Bush, are all engaging in Southern anti-colonial behavior - with the purpose to conquer America and impose the South upon the totality of America. Which explanation would of course be insightful in understanding behavior of Southern politicians and religious leaders.
So now someone with ancestry part-black man, part-white woman, is in power. Nothing can be more hateful to a conservative Southern white man than seeing a product of such a match in their town, not to mention as President of the United States. And the correct response to the conservative Southern whites who believe such things is, go back to Kenya. They are more civilized over there than are you.
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