Will Our Children Be Able
What “History” Says
About Senator Obama?
(If It Draws From Our Media’s Representations of His Life,
How Can Any “History” be Trusted?)
If History comes from the tales of a love sick school girl (or boy), is it safe to say that we should question the portrayal? If History comes from a news commentator, who gets a tingle running up his leg when he hears Sen. Obama speak, should we question his portrayal? I hope so. If 90% of the media seems to be looking at Sen. Obama’s life through rose colored glasses, will History be likely to paint an accurate depiction of today’s reality?
We each have to answer that question.
This is such an important election, ground breaking to be sure. Surely we all want information and assertions that could legitimately impact a voter’s decision making process to be presented in a fair and impartial manner.
Doesn’t that include those stories and allegations that are trying to break through to the public’s awareness, that circulate on the internet, which have more than a remote possibility of being true?
Isn’t it the duty of the press to investigate thoroughly and report their findings as to the allegations validity?
Have we ever been able to trust History? Or is the realm of this mistrust confined to today because of the glaring failings of our media to do their jobs?
Larry Sinclair’s allegations that he and Sen. Obama used crack cocaine and engaged in gay sex falls within the purview of an allegation that has more than a remote possibility of being true. Especially, when one considers how many people Sen. Obama has thrown under the bus and explained it as (he, she, it) was not the person I knew.
Martin Luther King, Jr., a man I admire greatly, once said:
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
And therefore, I have to ask this question:
What if the History we are made by is not accurate?
What if that inaccuracy is due to the media’s own diminution of their role because they agree with Vladimir Lenin.
Sometimes – history needs a push.
Scary, don’t you think?