We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
First, what exactly is race today in America in which intermarriage and immigration have increasingly made it — and its ugly twin racial purity — often irrelevant? We are no longer a country largely 85-90% “white” and 10-12% “black,” but something almost hard to categorize in racial terms. Do university admission officers adopt the 1/16, one-drop racial rule of the old Confederacy? Does being one fourth African-American qualify one for consideration; three-fourths Japanese; half Mexican-American? Does a simple surname add — and often by intent — authenticity and credulity? The son of Linda Hernandez and Jason Smith — a Bobby Smith — is not considered, without genealogical investigation, Hispanic, but the son of Linda Smith and Jason Hernandez — a Roberto Hernandez of equal 50/50 ancestry — is almost instantly? If so, is race a state of mind and personal choice more than circumstances of birth? What exactly is white and what a minority — a dark-skinned Armenian-American is the former, a light-skinned Colombian American is the latter? A dark Sicilian-American is white, Barack Obama is black?
Whoever invented the concept of a "lawn" are an ass. How I despise you, and your evil spawn. It haunts me even now, their tiny blades wettened every day with the spring showers, growing... growing, and myself helpless before their sodden greenery to stem the fetid mass.
I find it interesting that O has hitched his wagon on his "blackness" - something he admitted in one of his books - rather than trumpeting his inclusiveness by saying he was part black and part white. I guess that shows you where he and his lefty friends really live - and it isn't about inclusiveness like they claim.
Yes, I agree, and moreover it shows that the Left's lionizing of The O as America's first "post-racial president" was a damnable lie from the very start. I'm not sure who ought to be more upset with themselves over their gullibility in falling for Obama's racial deceit, African-Americans who were used as footstools for his first step up into local politics, or Liberal White Leftists, whose collective guilt over race Obama shrewdly took advantage of in order to further his career in national politics.
I show up on a couple of left-wing blogs. They often get into discussions about race, and the issue of how white people are "privileged" over POC - People Of Color, which is basically anyone who's not white (Asians are seen as honorary whites because so many of them are not poor).
So then I ask "What's a person of color? Define it, please, so I know who we're talking about." They never do. Usually they either ignore the question or attack me for asking it.