Monday, September 13, 2010

Gingrich Influenced by Racist, Pro-Colonialist Worldview

Today's big uproar stems from Dinesh D'Souza and Newt Gingrich claiming Obama's unsuited to lead American foreign policy because of his "Kenyan anti-colonial" worldview. Even if this is true, and it is based upon the idea that because his father was foreign, obviously Obama believes everything his father believed, would that be a bad thing? Of course not.

But then again, Newt Gingrich is openly pro-colonialist. An embarrassment to my profession, Gingrich has a Ph.D. in history. His dissertation was a notorious screed defending Belgian conduct in the Congo.

So for Gingrich, being anti-colonialist is an actively bad thing. Such remarks are too embarrassing for even leading Republicans to endorse, though they probably agree with him behind closed doors.