Georgetown Professor: Obama Not Afraid Of Government Because ‘He Comes From A People Who Were Owned’

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 at 1:11 pm

For the record Obama comes from a white woman in Kansas and a Kenyan father. Well, as far as we know. But hey, let’s work slavery into the discussion, just to keep things above board.

Dyson said that the president’s defense of social welfare programs is broadly more preferable than the austerity advocated by Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.

“What is Paul Ryan’s plan? It’s to hack the at the social programs, it’s to whack the poor and it’s to sack the American dream for them. So, it’s a hack, whack, sack thing for them – I hate to be jingoistic there, but there it is,” Dyson said.

He went on to identify what he believes is the provenance of Obama’s positive views towards the public sector:

The reason Obama knows that the government is not the enemy is because he comes from a people who were owned, and it was a government-sponsored project. If the government sponsored your ownership, the government has to step in. Now, that’s 100, 200 years ago, but we’ve seen the legacy of slavery, economic inequality, Jim Crow laws, all of that stuff operates in our own time.

 

Via DrewM.

 

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3 Responses to “Georgetown Professor: Obama Not Afraid Of Government Because ‘He Comes From A People Who Were Owned’”

  1. Blue Hen on 24/24/12 at 1:45 pm

    whack the poor and it’s to sack the American dream

    Wow. Such eloquence from the genius from Georgetown. If every man, woman and child born in this country is saddled with tens of thousands in debt, are they not in servitude to someone? Is the genius from Georgetown and his hero captain kickass not, in effect, a new class of overseers?

  2. rich b on 25/25/12 at 3:24 am

    What a crock of shit! Omama’s black roots are in Kenya, which is in East Africa. The slave trade was based on Africa’s West coast. Omama can’t even legitimately claim to be part of that.

    And if the Kenyans were involved in the African slave trade it was with other blacks – not Europeans or Americans. Whoever suggests otherwise is a liar and stupid. Slave roots my ass!