Monday, March 10, 2008

Obama's Memories

An article in the Tribune talks about discrepancies in Barack Obama's autobiography. It's an old article but reading through it I found it interesting that he painted a picture of struggling against racism in Hawaii but finding that he fitted in perfectly in Indonesia, learned the language in only a few months and generally had a grand old time.

In truth he lived a privileged life bereft of racism in Hawaii and was something of an outcast in Indonesia- he was bullied, struggled to learn the local tongue and was called "negro" by his classmates.

Astonishing that he misrepresents the truth in such a manner. Is he trying to make America look bad? Conscious decision or not, this twisting of reality is very telling I think.

1 comment:

DirtCrashr said...

He sure ain't no Haole! A friend of our, dark complected with dark hair suffered *none* of the abuse that his blond, fair-skinned brother suffered while attending Jr. High in Kihei.