I experienced kindness from those I met from the African
continent. One fellow though showed a strong tendency to acquire
others possessions as if it were an acceptable activity. Aware
that other cultures were quite different and that some like the
Bedouins believed in collective property rights rather than individual
ones, I wondered if his practice was cultural, one acceptable where he
was from. Is this true? The following citation attributes
this ideology to third-world societies generally.
have collective rights, often vested in clan, family or other
As to native African ideology specifically, the following cites this
ideology in explanation of natives' theft of intellectual property.
Just like the Asians, a typical
African philosophy does not eulogize
ownership. Rather, ownership in the African worldview is communal. The
release of a nugget is for the benefit of all"2
It is obvious that some Blacks in America have rejected the prevailing
culture preferring instead to discover and practice the culture of
their ancestors or invent a new one. In this context, it is
to think that they have adopted a belief in collective property rights
as well. The fact that I was told by a Black man that Blacks have
community worldview in contrast to the individuality of European
Americans suggests this is true. Other observations add to
Obama was elected but before his inauguration a few interesting events
played out. In particular, I remember it reported in the news
Black woman stopped paying rent because she expected Obama to change
things. An ideologically similar incident occurred as well of
do not remember the details. Then on the day of the inauguration,
Democratic strategist Donna Brazile purloined Obama's blanket.
When she replied: "We have a black president. This is free,"3
laid claim of ownership to property she believed belonged to all
African Americans in common. No doubt they anticipated receiving
wealth redistribution, a natural activity arising from their shared
belief in collective property ownership.
Obama fit into this scheme? When the election of
2008 had proceed far enough to have interest in him, I visited his
church's website. I already knew that the United Church of
Christ was so liberal that it was the first Christian denomination to
ordain gay clergy. In
plain view, Trinity United Church of Christ declared adherence to Black
Liberation Theology. Liberation Theology as I knew it advocated
Marxist revolution to advance social justice under the banner of
Christianity. Even so, political labels being what they are, you
assume that Black
Liberation Theology is necessarily derived from Liberation
However, the words of its founder, James H. Cone of Union Theological
Seminary, confirm a similarity
As in 1969, I still regard
Jesus Christ today as the chief focus of my
perspective on God but not to the exclusion of other religious
perspectives. God's reality is not bound by one manifestation of
the divine in Jesus but can be found wherever people are being
empowered to fight for freedom. Life-giving power for the poor
and the oppressed is the primary criterion that we must use to judge
the adequacy of our theology, not abstract concepts. As Malcolm X
put it: ‘I believe in a religion that believes in freedom.
Any time I have to accept a religion that won't let me fight a battle
for my people, I say to hell with that religion'.4
The point that I would like to
impress upon every Afro-American leader
is that there is no kind of action in this country ever going to bear
fruit unless that action is tied in with the overall international
The appearance of black
theology means that the black community is now
ready to do something about he white Jesus, so that he cannot get in
the way of our revolution.6
Wright's newsletter confirms Cone's statement that his Black
Liberation Theology must be affiliated with like minded revolutionaries
around the world.
If Barack Obama wanted to disclaim adherence to the Black
Liberation Theology held by Jeremiah Wright and Trinity United Church
of Christ, the fact
they removed evidence of their radical theology from their website soon
after I discovered it confirms it anyway. Furthermore, it
represents a cover up of essential political information, a cover up
enabling him to win an election in the guise of a moderate.
Why should this matter to you?
Aside from the fact that many have been deceived, this worldview is not
that which has historically brought America prosperity. Rather
adding of Christian virtue to a free market economy made America
Instead, we are being
asked to believe that a system
holding the third world in great poverty in the context of stone-age
technology and which has failed also in the context of modern
technology under Leninist Marxism should create a future for
America. Third-world ideas produce third-world results. If
we as a nation follow this lie, we will decline as a
nation. Perhaps we too will become a third-world power, our hopes
and dreams and our unique way of life lost.
Let's secure our future by
again adding Christian virtue to a free market economy.
1Naomi Kipuri, State of the World's Indigenous
Peoples, Chapter 2 "Culture", p 74.
2Victor Counted of West Africa
(Nigeria), "E-Content Management and Development: Hijacking
Plagiarism on the High Sea of Cyber-Intellectualism," Undergraduate
Research Journal for the Human Sciences.
3Maria Elena Fernandez, "Democratic
Brazile's inauguration view," The
Times (January 20, 2009) www.latimes.com
4James H. Cone, Black Theology and Black Power,
5ibid, p. xiii.
6James H. Cone, A Black Theology of Liberation;
7References 4-6 as cited in
Kyle-Anne Shiver, "Obama, Black Liberation Theology, and Karl Marx," American Thinker (May 28,
8See article Natural Economy.
October 9, 2012 Created.
October 9, 2012 Improved some wording and punctuation.