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Shame On Me For Being Proud of President Obama!

We were proud of President Barack Obama because we believed that he believed in liberty and human rights not only for Americans but also African
We were proud of President Barack Obama because we believed that he believed in liberty and human rights not only for Americans but also Africans. When he was elected as President in 2008, there was not a pair of eyes in Africa that did not shed tears of joy. In 2014, however, there are many pairs of African eyes shedding tears of sorrow at the very sight of President Obama hugging and embracing the worst African dictators, wining and dining them in the White House and showering them with undeserved praise without a hint of criticism of their abominable human rights records. The question for us is then not whether to shame or not to shame a politician but whether we should be ashamed of ourselves for being proud of a shameless politician like Obama.

By Prof. Al Mariam,

FIRST, I am never proud of politicians. Second, I am never ashamed of politicians. I am often dismayed and even angry over things they did (said) or did not do (say). Mostly, I am critical of politicians on some issue of accountability or lack of transparency. I often rage against their corruption, hypocrisy, duplicity, cynicism, amorality and immorality.

After all, politicians and members of the world’s oldest profession [prostitution] share one thing in common.  They are shameless. I can’t help shaming shameless politicians. The question for me is not whether to shame or not to shame a politician but whether I should be ashamed of myself for being proud of a shameless politician. Continue reading Shame On Me For Being Proud of President Obama!