Via Patterico, we see and hear Barack Obama at the University of Chicago 2002 Martin Luther King Jr. Day memorial. Watch him hit the radical trifecta, note for note:
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but rich people are all for nonviolence. Why wouldn’t they be? They’ve got what they want. They want to make sure people don’t take their stuff. But the principle of empathy recognizes that there are more subtle forms of violence to which we are answerable. The spirit of empathy condemns not only the use of firehoses and attack dogs to keep people down but also accountants and tax loopholes to keep people down.
“It’s hard to imagine that the powerful in our society would tolerate the burgeoning prison industrial complex if they imagined that the black men and Latino men that are being imprisoned were something like their sons.”
Hating on the suburbs
“And Illinois, like many states in the country, has an education system that is funded by property taxes. It is fundamentally unjust. So you have folks up in Winnetka, pupils who are getting five times as much money per student as students in the South Side of Chicago.”
This isn't as bad as the Daily Caller video from 2007, where he shrieks that “The people down in New Orleans they don’t care about as much!”.
But it gives lie to the man as a uniter, a healer, a thinker, and a figure who can bring this nation together. In fact, based on the videos that are now beginning to surface, it seems as if Barack Obama is the man you would pick to do just the opposite: Divide, sow resentment and hatred, and seize power for radical ends.
Which, in fact, is exactly what he's done.
Don't act surprised.