Monday, September 15, 2008
BARAKA - BARACK: GOD'S BLESSING?
Barack Obama's name is Arabic. As with all Arabic names it is associated with the Creator, The One True God - Allah. It means God's blessing, God's fortune, God's protection and God's benevolence.
I am disappointed that he did not have the balls to remain a Muslim. A good Muslim. Instead he chose to join one of those fiery and trendy Christian Chrurches. That was his choice. We can only say Amen.
I am going on record to declare that I did not find his Pastor particularly virulent, malicious, or even remotely anti-white, whatever the devil that means nowadays. Indeed, many of his utterances as well as his grievances contain more than a grain of truth, much much more.
Adnan Khashoggi used to own a sumptuous Villa called Baraka. I find AK ( Adnan ) a most delicious personality. Yet Villa Baraka was anything but God's blessing. It reminded me more of Salacious Sugar Daddyo Hugh Hefner's pad. Never mind. As AK aged and found he had hypertension and diabetes, he became more religious and thus Villa Baraka was sold. It's new owners hastily renamed it.
Dahlings! I mean Mosques, Churches, Temples may be called Baraka or its equivalent in Farsi, Hindi, English, Italian and so on. But Villas where all sorts of lascivious and lurid things take place is a definite No-No.
Back to Obama. So he has been given a blessed name, but I don't know if he is truly blessed in the deepest sense of the word.
Perhaps running for President under the banner of the Democratic Party might prove to be a curse. Time will tell. Time is always our great ally in all things politic. It never fails to reveal to those discerning enough to pierce through the frou-frou of the bright or the dark star under which a so - called political Leader will lead ( if he can ) or govern ( if those Powers calling the shots allow him to be his own man in some way).
All these statements are in the assumption that he will be elected. I fear he will not. Why? Because the Master Manipulators of the sheeple and the out of sight Pay Masters will ensure that he is not elected.
The people of America are between Scylla and Charybdis to put it poetically, as Homer did in Odysseus's Odyssey. In plain English, they are between jagged rocks and thorny places as far as this particular election is concerned.
I might even venture to say that rigged elections are as old as History and Beyond.
He has come a long way Baby. His advisors are fearsome figures as Advisors need to be. He is a likeable enough politico with just enough charisma to get the ball rolling but can he score? I don't know. I doubt if anyone in their lucid mind knows either.
The one thing that truly concerns me is the Silence from Madiba - Nelson Mandela. There are a thousand and one ways in which Madiba could speak out even without opening his mouth and making statements.
We saw and heard his younger brother in Kenya who is living on the fringes of society if not the law tell us that he, as most Kenyans is poor and living on an American dollar a day. Lucky he! There are those unfortunate enough to work in the diamond and tantalum mines of the Congo. They must feed themselves and their families on less than that.
Africans are Masters of gestures. Madiba knows all about it. Instead the Void and the Silence engulfs Obama. The drums are ominously silence. That is telling us a great deal.
We should listen.