Hussein Onyango Obama: According to reports, a man
seeking to raise funds to rescue him from of poverty
one purpose: to embarrass Barack Obama.
The Daily Nation, Kenya
Smearing Barack By 'Helping' His Half-Brother
"Where was this latter-day
savior before Barack appeared in the news pages? Why is it that he's only
interested in helping the relative of a celebrity, whereas hunger is rasping
millions of other Kenyans? … You resort to the cheapest, meanest tactics to
thwart a candidate's quest. You are a godforsaken liar."
Barack Obama's popularity can
be gauged by the growing desperation with which his enemies are fighting him.
Some self-appointed individuals are now busy collecting money from Americans to
lift one of Barack's Kenyan siblings [George Hussein Onyango
Obama] out of poverty. A man who may be a Kenyan of Goan origin, is seeking to "rescue" Obama's
half-brother from "misery" in a Nairobi slum. Don't you smell a rat?
[The man raising money for
Obama's brother is DineshD'Souza,
an ultra-conservative Republican and supporter of John McCain, who was born in
Mumbai, India - not Goa ]
First, to live in a slum
isn't necessarily to be a pauper. I know individuals with lots of money who
live permanently in such areas.
Secondly, where was this
latter-day savior before Barack appeared in the news pages? Why is it that he's
only interested in helping the relative of a celebrity, whereas hunger is
rasping millions of other Kenyans?
If he were a genuine savior,
wouldn't he organize an institution - like Father Grol'sUndugu Society - to channel publicly collected funds to
benefit more human beings? Granted, he has a right to choose to help only a
But in the event, why not do
Publicity - I grant you -
will help even in an impersonal cause. But the ulterior motives here stand out
like the San Francisco Bay due to the manner in which our "savior"
hankers after news headlines. Genuine Good Samaritans don't toot their own
Moreover, if the chosen
recipient is the brother of a candidate for the most powerful office in
history; if you don't have the grace to inform that candidate that you are
collecting money for his brother; if you don't attempt to channel your
"charity" through him; then the perniciousness of your motives become
as apparent as a pikestaff.
"You" are merely
trying to embarrass the Senator. The urge in your puny mind is to convince the
world that Barack is a skinflint who cares nothing about helping his own
brother out of a quagmire. You are telling Americans that the man seeking their
votes is a sadist whose entire paternal clan in Kenya is perishing from hunger.
You say (not a word!) of your evident view that Barack is a leader unto the darkness
of death and that the American electorate should reject him outright. You
resort to the cheapest, meanest tactics to thwart a candidate's quest. You are
a godforsaken liar.
Ordinarily, of course, the
anti-Obama propaganda is impelled by racism. But Afro-Saxons, British Rajas and
Uncle Toms for hire abound. They are hungry in the extreme and have lost every
ounce of self-respect and dignity. They will pocket any thirty pieces of silver
to bear false witness against their own kind. I have suffered terribly at the
hands of such suborned witnesses, namely, U.S. newspaper correspondents.
They have twisted my every
word beyond recognition to feed their long-held prejudices against Black people
(and Arabs, Turks, Chicanos, sub-continentals, Mongoloids and, up until
A reader e-mails to ask me
for an instance of what Mark Twain called the "silent-assertion of
lies." Another reader chips in with a recent media allegation meant to
denigrate the other candidate. It's that John McCain has a "Black"
son. Of course, by America's definition of "Black," he has.
But in a race-demented
society, imagine what damage you could cause a candidate and his wife if you
don't go on to explain that the boy is adopted and of Indian parentage.
[Actually, John and Cindy McCain adopted a Bangladeshi girl - and do not have a
mixed-race or Black son].
Posted by WORLDMEETS.US
That is a good example of an
"unspoken lie." The tragedy is that a nation as great as America
chooses to drown in such bilge water.
I have never met Barack. But
he seems ready and able to serve his country with dedication. I also expect him
- as leader of the superpower - not to look at the world with George Bush's
George Hussein Onyango
Obama: Does he need or want the
right-wing U.S. Republicans?
Moreover, because he has
roots in my country and because his father was my friend, I expect him to look
on Kenya with particular favor. That's a good subjective reason I wish him
victory: I may personally benefit.
Posted by WORLDMEETS.US
But good sense tells me that
Barack can't take care of the needs of every individual in America itself,
leave alone in Kenya. It's quite natural for the Kogelo
[the birthplace of Obama's father] to think that Barack will make every member
of the clan a millionaire. But it is totally unrealistic. For
It is not that he's unwilling
- I know that he will try. It's kust that it is
impossible. Just as John F. Kennedy - Barack's analogue - served only America's
interests, rather than Ireland's, so Barack's first duty will be to America and
not to Kenya.
That is one answer to those
who seek to ruin Obama's chances by cooking up stories that he is cruel to his
African family. My advice to Americans is: Take Barack to the Oval Office
because he represents genuine change for America's psychology.