Sunday, February 02, 2014

The Architect of Division

Although it was penned over a year ago, I read The Architect of Destruction today. I discovered that P. Maureen Scott is an impressive armchair psychoanalyst. The five-syllable words recounting her amazing vision into the deepest recesses of president Barack Obama's mind make a convincing case that "Obama has promoted the degeneration of peace, civility, and quality of cooperation between us. He thrives on tearing us down, rather than building us up." That is until you critically evaluate what Scott writes.

It's ironic how Scott calls Obama a divider in a screed that is itself incredibly divisive. She writes as if only people raised as a WASP in America's heartland by parents still married to their high school sweetheart know the true American experience. She infers that people of color, raised by single mothers, in Hawaii or other liberal state, etc. (i.e. people not like her) could not possibly understand what it means to be American.

The truth is that Americans come in many different colors. They come from the full spectrum of the socio-economic ladder. Some Americans are Muslims and some are even atheist. Americans include surfers from California and Floridians from indigenous tribes. Some were raised by their grandparents in the inner city. The children of lesbian mothers are Americans, as are Chicanos whose first language is Spanish. But Scott will tell you that none of them could know what it truly means to be American with their upbringing.

Scott considers Obama to be the Architect of Destruction. But her disclaimer that "it is not the color of his skin that is a problem in America" does not hide her bigotry -- it only highlights it. The truth is that she herself is the Architect of Division