The issue of RACISM has been brought up these past many months, and most recently, former Pres. Jimmy Carter has weighed in on the issue. Joe Wilson's outburst on the House floor last week has fueled this debate also. Was it based on racism? Is racism behind the Teabagger movement and most of the vile actions taking place right now?
I say unequivocally - YES!! For all the steps forward we have taken in the past 40 plus years - we have gained very little ground, to get away from the racial undertones.
This video, where Rush Limpdick, makes a skirmish on a school bus - a RACIAL issue, is anything but that. I've watched this video several times, and this was actually "kids being kids", even though it involved both white and black students. I heard no racial slurs whatsoever. It was a dispute over a fricking seat for heaven's sake! But of course, the right wing spokesperson had to make something other than the truth, of this video.
Does this poster of Obama as a "witch doctor", which was in abundance at last week's march in D.C., not scream out RACISM? I found this to be quite unsettling when I first saw it waving around. I'm sure those who developed this picture and placed it on the poster enjoyed their laugh sessions immensely. Of course the hammer and scythe was such a nice touch in the word "care."
I just want to scream in this idiot's face..."the Dixie Chicks were RIGHT, so get over it!" Again, he references Kenya, and of course sending Obama back to his "homeland." I suggest that if anyone is other than a native American...pack your bags and head back to your ancestral country as well!
So many have been interviewed lately, and asked whether they feel that we are in another racially turbulent time...and the general consensus has been NO! this irritates me to no end. Are we going to wait until the right wingnuts have incensed a white supremacist or just a bigoted asshole...to take a potshot at our POTUS? The fire is being constantly fueled by hate and bigotry.
Obama's administration is backing off also, saying they don't feel that all this is racially based, but I have to believe that is just a move to keep this topic out of the headlines. It's NOT working. This administration has also put some distance between themselves and Jimmy Carter's comments - which I can only assert, is a political move. Pres. Carter, having grown up in the deep South is more than familiar with the signs...and the potential outcome. Enough said!
As long as Beck, Hannity, Limpdick, Wilson, Bachman and Orly Taitz are given a soapbox...this issue will not just go away. These are the people who are inciting the venom to be spewed.
It is a shame that these ignorant people, cannot accept the fact that our President is smarter, more civil and compassionate, than they can ever aspire to be. What a shame and a sad commentary on our lives in the 21st century. Obama has a herculean task of rectifying all the mistakes and oversights from the last eight years...to try and give us all affordable health care, keep us safe, and quell the greedy giants of Wall Street. I dare any of those who sit in judgement to take on the task.
And by the way, these idiots do us proud as they make the U.S.A. look like goofs to the rest of the world. I'm sure that is not high on their list of priorities.
WE HAVEN'T COME VERY FAR SINCE THE 60'S - HAVE WE????
I despise racism. I despise the fact, that in the year 2009 I still have to vocalize my disagreement on this subject. If we don't stand up against such bigotry now, I fear the end results. The hypocrisy of these "Christians" is unbelievable. They hide behind a book which ascribes "love", but do the opposite. But then again - the party of the right is a bunch of hooligans and hypocrites - I'm not sure that will ever change.
Much to accomplish today - even with this damn headache, so I shall return....later... (I've popped off enough for this day!)