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.
Barry Obama has a race problem: he is pissed off at whites despite his charmed life in America. The guy misses the point that almost everybody in America is post-racial these days (not in Euroland, however). White folks do not spend one second of their lives thinking about oppressing black, brown, yellow or red people, and to imply that they do is hateful, malicious, manipulative, - and wrong. Character and behavior, not skin, is what folks are interested in. I do not give a damn about skin, and I believe that very few people are hung up on skin these days, and we would be even less so except for the Left constantly pushing skin and genitalia and transgender-mixed-frozen-vegetables in our faces.
Honestly, would Obama be a presidential candidate today if he were a white guy? Of course not. Hillary would have eaten him as an hors d'oevre by now. It's plain as day, but people don't say it. Heck, Congress is full of glib Leftists: consider the always-charming and articulate Barney Frank. Obama is a phee-nom because he is half-black (and he is a likeable fellow, as pols go). The Obama effect is pure reverse-racism - mixed with ageism (he's a kid) and a touch of jaunty metrosexual bias (the American MSM press is not known for its comfort with manliness).
I find this video disturbing, insulting, dumb, and offensive (from piece at Gateway):
Well said BD. I don't get out too much and I'm no longer in the work force, but I don't know anyone ruminating over race aside from the people on the left. They have to keep the issue alive to stay in business.
I think if Obama's the Dem nominee, he's going to lose alot of the white vote. Not because of white bigotry, but because of black bigotry.
Wow - very illuminating video showing Obama's racial bigotry and naiveté - hard to claim any of the clips were taken "out of context". So his grandmother is a racist for being afraid of an agressive black panhandler - yet Obama broadly condems whites for, well, all the evils of the world, it seems. If "Barry" were white and made he similar statements about any other racial group, he would certainly be branded a racist and driven from any public or academic office.
The more I find out about this lightweight, the more disgusted I am that so many naïve sheep are supporting him.
Its really easy and quite logical that white folks should be past the issue of race, it has never affected them;they have never felt its pernicious sting.
Within my middle aged lifetime, all manner of cultural genocides from, Tuskeegee and Tulsa to iran contra have been inflicted upon black people. Taking a longer historical arc, there was a time when"free" blacks owned a large tract of downtown New York,but the Black Codes restricting the intergenerational passage of property, stole our financial stake in America. We suffer from inferior schools, and a government that has made a conscious decision to incarcerate rather than educate our youth( to the tune of roughly 40k a head), in a prison industrial system which provides jobs primarily to white folks.
Asking us to simply "get past it" is not unlike asking someone with a melenoma to just be positive.
The writer's characterization of America as "post racial" is at once niaive and dangerous.