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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I was wrong about one thing but right about everything else

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I’ll be a man and own up to my mistake; I did predict that John McCain would win the presidency yet here we are with President elect Barack Obama. One of the reasons I gave for my optimism was the fact of a center-right electorate. I believe this is still the case, evidenced by Obama’s promise to cut taxes and eliminate wasteful spending, coupled with his pronouncement of wanting to lessen the number of abortions and that he is a Christian. Of course I don’t buy any of this, but the senator must have had some insight into Americans that made him say and declare such things. Personally I am expecting the worst, I’m predicting a sharp left turn so put on your seat belts.

I was wrong about my prediction, but I was right about racism in this country. About three months ago on my radio talk show --and on this website-- I declared that, “The Table has Turned” on racism (see April archives listed here on the site). Back then I said that racism in this country had a new source and that it was not originating from white Americans anymore. I feel vindicated by the election results; a black man was elected as president. Now while so many Americans are celebrating the historic nature of this event, saying that racism has been dealt a serious blow, I have to tell you that I was celebrating this fact a long, long time ago with my fellow TRUE conservatives (not necessarily Republicans). If you don’t already know the figures, let me throw some numbers at you: close to 130 million people voted on Tuesday and over 66 million people voted for the Black candidate. Guess what percentage of blacks voted for McCain, go ahead guess… less that 2%. Less than 2% people! 98 percent of Blacks voted for Obama. If you want to read my development of this theory, read my April 2008 blog titled “How the tables have turned.” In the mean time I will bask in the depth and precision of my insights.

In the end; however, I am no where close to cutting my throat as some may think-- contemplating a government under the full control of the far left. No, on the contrary I am filled with hope, first and foremost because I know God is in charge and He has permitted and orchestrated these events. Secondly, the wisdom of the framers in incorporating so many checks and balances (knowing that man is sinful) into the fabric of our constitution and running of our country. The laws of this country make a dictatorship virtually impossible and it dampens the effect of broad changes such as the election of the most left wing government in recent times. Change does not come through the snow-ball effect but rather through a trickle. Our new president will try to steer the ship to the left but I think he will find the wheel harder to turn than he would hope.

Danian Michael
Political Agenda.


Blogger BiGhEaD said...

Sure I'll bite.
I think you're wrong on all counts. Racism is still alive and well in America. Just because black people vote for a black president, lots of whites voted for him as well. Racism isn't a theory you can prove or disprove with the results of an election. it's a characteristic of an individual. It will never be completed erased.
And Barack is far from an extreme leftist. He has already flopped on three issues that are major for true leftists: 1. Isreal. He cow-towed to AIPAC (a right wing zionist organization) calling for a unified Jewish Jerusalem. After spending years while in Chicago calling for human rights for the Palestinians. 2. FISA bill - said that he would fight a bill giving immunity to tele-coms for illegally tapping the phones of American citizens. Months later, he then voted for the very bill he said he wouldn't. 3. Public Campaign finance - originally he said he would work within the public financing of campaigns, then once he realized he could raise much more, he decided to flop again. Spending .75 Trillion dollars on his campaing of "Change and Hope". Both very good slogans, not real policies.
And there is no god. Just the institution of religion put in place to control the human race.


November 6, 2008 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger BiGhEaD said...

Oh, and I think I forgot maybe the most important issue: WAR.
Ending the War on Terror. It is an un-winnable never ending excuse to increase U.S. military influence in the Middle East. He wants to get out of Iraq, however, increase the size of our military, and increase efforts in Afghanistan. Good luck with that... Just ask Russia how trying to occupy the Afghans went for them...


November 6, 2008 at 12:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well to agree half way with bighead. Racism is still alive and well and can't be described with the results of this vote. Check the NY Times poll results for the last elections since 1980 and you'll see that Blacks and whites did exactly what they have done for most of these elections. Blacks vote democratic on average 90% of the time. It just so happens this time the Democrat was black.

On this issue of God, He's real and the institution of religion works to describe him based on the inspired perceptions of some but the realized acceptance of those who practice it.

November 6, 2008 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger BiGhEaD said...

I'm not going to argue religion in the blogosphere, or anywhere else for that matter. your beliefs are your own. but I'm getting sick of the whole "part of god's plan' business. It just seems childish and unrational to place such high regard for some mythical being that has never been proven to exist. physically exist. sure, I believe in the boogy man. I'm sure he has a plan, but I doubt anyone else would give two shits. Just because there are lots of people who believe, doesn't make it so.

November 6, 2008 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger Danian Michael said...

Bighead and Anonymous,

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and respond to what I have to say. Please, tell a friend.

Arguing the existing of God is not within the scope of this particular topic so I will join Bighead in leaving that for another day. It is interesting however that it was you Bighead that chose to start slinging mud with regards to someone holding a belief in God; all the while saying, “your beliefs are your own.” These are your words! I guess what you really meant to say is that your beliefs are your own just as long as they comport with what Bighead believes. I don’t mind disagreement but just be truthful and clear about where you stand and that is, you don’t believe that each person’s beliefs are their own; you want to stomp out belief in God. Incidentally I do intend to take on this topic at some time in the future so keep reading.

Now to the issue at hand: I suppose I should start by saying that left-wing is subjectively qualified. What is far left to me is apparently center-left to Bighead. And the examples you listed of Obama’s center left voting record, only indicates a man with no spine and no core. I don’t have a dog in that fight, if you want to say Obama isn’t left-wing, fine, I have no jealousy for the terms; The fact is, his voting record indicates far left tendencies and I would argue against him and the people you think are truly far left.

Now on the issue of race, I never said racism is dead, I said it’s source has shifted. Now If the election of a Black man to the highest office in the land, by the overwhelming majority of non-minorities; if that doesn’t indicate a major drop in the force of racism then I don’t know what does. Anonymous, you said that Blacks have always voted Democrat, that is true but you ignore the primaries. 97% of Blacks supported Barack during the primaries and he was running against fellow Democrats with no significant policy differences between them (except for maybe Dennis Kucinich) how do you explain that disparity?

I have to tell you that I look forward to a time when people like Bighead and Anonymous will give their fellow Americans the benefit of the doubt that they are not a bunch of racist pigs. And maybe Black Americans will start to throw away that axe they have to grind against their fellow countrymen who just happen to be white.

I’m sure you will disagree with everything I just wrote so let’s hear it.

November 7, 2008 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Danian Michael said...


I apologize for implying you are intentionally deceiving the readers here. I don't believe that. I just really appreciate clarity.

November 7, 2008 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Danian Michael said...

A good friend of mine wrote me a personal e-mail addressing this topic. Worthy of being shared with everyone, here is what my friend wrote:

Hi Danian,

I read [the] article from last week about your incorrect prediction and your correct prediction. I would agree with you that the attitudes of whites toward blacks have been changing for the better in recent decades. You are correct:Obama's election is solid proof of that point. And you may be correct regarding the changing attitudes of blacks toward whites ("The Tables Have Turned"). Sadly, because we live in a sinful world, we will continue to see misunderstanding, distrust and even hatred between various groups of people because of race/ethnicity, political views, or religion although the dynamics may change from one decade to the next.

However, like you, neither this nor a left-leaning government causes me to lose hope. I agree that God is in control and I know that His plans can't be thwarted. I do pray that the Lord would grant wisdom to our president-elect and that He would bring godly men into Obama's life.

Keep up the good work, Danian.

November 12, 2008 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger BiGhEaD said...

So then what's the point of debating anything, or trying to get anyting changed... it's all up to God anyways... let's just keep doing the same things we're doing, and I'm sure the chosen city on a hill will come through... yay god.

November 13, 2008 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Danian Michael said...


In all my debates with professing atheists and there have been many, none of them have ever been able to sustain a logical cogent argument against a belief in God. I am curious to know how you would hold up to a serious tough minded debate. I hope you have more that what you have shown me so far which really only amounts to the very childish notion that because Bighead doesn't like something, it isn't true or it doesn't exist. I hope you have more than that.

November 13, 2008 at 1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God is in control, so God put Obama in office. We should trust that God will give Obama what he needs to succeed. McCain already had all of these qualities, but God chose Obama anyways.

I understand Bighead's point.

November 13, 2008 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger BiGhEaD said...

So what is your argument? What is the great proof that defines religion as more than a system of ridiculous rules and perpetual fear to control the masses?

November 14, 2008 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Danian Michael said...

Well this blog was about the progress of race relations in this country and not about the existence of God.

I am working on something...

November 14, 2008 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger BiGhEaD said...

Sorry to blow up your blog with this. I know it wasn't the topic of discussion... but my point is that for thousands of years, 10's of thousands of years, human beings have been looking to a higher power for answers and direction in their lives. Dating back to Egyptian hieroglyphics, it was believed that the sun was actually deity, or the son (sun) of god. The Zodiac calendar was developed, and many of the constants were carried through to all forms of religion throughout the world, and the ages. If you want me to go into more detail on this, I can.
Some very similar details were used in the story of several deities, the latest being that of Jesus Christ. December 25th, born of a virgin, a teacher at 12, baptized at 30, 12 disciples (constellations) crucified, then resurrected. This same story has been replicated with each new empire, and civilization, in order to give power to the few over the masses. The thought of God and the son of god sent to save us is simply a fictitious fable.
There are over 100,000,000 people that currently believe that the world will come to an end when Jesus returns. There are passages in the bible that say so... or do they? Jesus will be here until the end of the Age of Pisces (which started at about 1AD). Then at about 2105AD we will enter into the Age of Aquarius, and there will be a new almighty leader.
So what is my point? The human race should focus on the now. Focus on the things that are happening right now. All around the world, atrocities on scale with the holocaust happen about once a decade. These facts frighten us, and the immediacy and intensity of events around the world are too hard for us to handle on a day-to-day basis. Luckily, there are things like American Idol, guitar hero, cell phones, and political popularity contests to keep us all distracted. This is not to mention looking into the past for comfort. Tradition, nationalism, religion. All ties to the past that are constantly twisted to fit the needs of whatever power structure is calling the shots.
So if you want to believe there is a higher power, by all means, I'm not going to try to stop you. But if you want to put someone in power over me based on their religious beliefs, or try to tell me how to live my life, then we're going to have a problem.

I'll try to leave it at that. We can agree to disagree on religion, but just know that I believe the best laid plans are not those of the Lord, but those of evil men of great power...


November 14, 2008 at 11:14 AM  

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