A lot of people have now seen this video, thanks to the Drudge Report's highlighting of it; I think it's amazing that Obama's past views and opinions are just now beginning to surface. Whatever else happens in this election one thing has become brilliantly clear: the mainstream media did not even remotely do their jobs in regard to Obama and his past; while Sarah Palin has been scrutinized to the microscopic level and John McCain had to present his birth information to show that being born in the Panama Canal Zone didn't make him ineligible for the presidency, information about Obama's views would still be unavailable were it not for the dedicated efforts of citizen journalists who are tracking down these old interviews and unearthing Obama's stated positions on issues.
Here's another video--and audio--showing Barack Obama's view of race relations and reparations, giving an insight into the philosophies of a man who may very well be our next president:
This is scary stuff. Since when do we pay taxes "to" our fellow citizens? Since when has America not been willing to make "sacrifices" to advance the common good? Oh, but we're not talking about the common good: we're talking about a paradigm that still sees African-Americans as being fundamentally unable to get the same educations, make the same choices, have the same careers, and have access to the same success as other Americans, despite years of civil rights successes, mandated diversity programs, quotas in higher education and in jobs, and so on. In Obama's view of America only by taking the wealth of the highest earners, the "white executives in the suburbs," and redistributing it to inner-city children and other "powerless" people, can we truly bring about what he calls on this tape "a new day and a new age."
Why do I get the feeling this "new day" and "new age" are the same old day that hit Russia at the turn of the last century? Why does this sound so wearily familiar, the utopian ideals that we can solve poverty and racism and crime and all other social problems by applying Marxist principles and redistributing wealth?