Sunday, December 02, 2012

Barack Obama Commemorates Rosa Parks With a Photo of Himself

I ever there was any doubt that Barack Obama is indeed a narcissist, putting out a photo of himself sitting inside a bus similar to the one Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on back in 1955 should settle that question. That was 6 years before Obama was even born.

That Obama injects himself into an event long before he was born and one that sparked the struggles of Black People in the South to gain the rights that always should have been theirs is just unbelievable, considering he never endured the jaunts of Democrats opposed to Civil Rights, had stones thrown at him by angry Democrats lining the route of marches or never experienced the Democrat Ku Klux Klan burning a cross in his front yard or dragging him out of his home in the dead of night to beat and whip him.

No, he came along later to reap the rewards of what others struggled for and when it is time to honor one known as “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement,” he instead of honors himself.

Far different was former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush who after Rosa Parks passed away and her coffin was placed in the Capitol Rotunda, placed a wreath next to her coffin then blended back with the crowd, not taking the attention or significance to him, letting it rest with Rosa Parks where it belonged.

The following year he “ordered a statue of [Rosa] Parks to be placed in the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C. and when signing this resolution, stated, ‘By placing her statue in the heart of the nation's Capitol, we commemorate her work for a more perfect union, and we commit ourselves to continue to struggle for justice for every American’.”

Again, the attention was focused on her legacy and not himself.

But, Obama has his photo put out, calling honors to himself and not to Ms. Parks or her legacy. And let’s face it, there is no shortage of photos of Ms. Parks courageous stand

Without a doubt he is the most narcissistic person to ever occupy the Oval Office, at least in my lifetime.

We cannot allow the importance of what Rosa Parks did in the fight for Civil Rights to be lost and assigned to a ‘Johnny Come Lately’ who has not done anything to promote Civil Rights, leaving most of today’s Black People much worse off than when he came to power.

Rosa Parks took a courageous stand for justice and civil rights when she refused to give up her seat to a White man back in December 1955.

Decades later, Barack Obama relishes in the attention he draws to himself instead of honoring the legacy and the sacrifices made by others that allowed him to one day even be in the Oval Office.

The memory of Rosa Parks deserves better.

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