After Obama’s phenomenal speech on race yesterday (Michelle Obama above seen crying afterwards), it is inevitable that the defensive, entitlement class blacks and whites (from opposite sides of the fence), and ready to serve blacks would come out, and show their true colors. It is so apparent how many of them missed Obama’s point. Rather than consider the whole speech holistically, and in the context of this presidential race, and race relations in America, they will find one itty bitty thing to pick on in attempts to undermine Obama and the very strong and relevant statements he made while addressing the country.
Some are claiming that he “threw his grandmother under the bus” completely ignoring or missing the point he is making about himself as a person, his stance on race, and what makes him who he is in regards to his racial and American identity. Rather, they would prefer he threw his pastor under the bus, so that they feel better, less guilty, less racist, and himself more like them; one who doesn’t experience racism nor one who see it as still existing in American societies and cultures even if reality says otherwise.
Others are claiming that they are simply concerned about his association with his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright. Although I seriously doubt that they are all of the sudden anti-Obama, and were probably avid supports of his before. The recently publicized soundbites of Jeremiah Wright now serve as their passports to “outing” their dislike, and distrust for Obama. If Obama wants their vote, he has to renounce his pastor, who dares speak on race and racism in America. But weren’t they concerned when Michelle Obama’s thesis was made public, and everyone learned that it was on race?
He must be blind to Billary’s racist tacticts within this presidential race, and if black people speak of any injustices to them by the larger American society, he must “throw them under the bus” Bill Cosby style so that he can become president.
Yeah. Missed the point completely.
It appears that Billary pulled multiple tricks to remind racists (notice that I didn’t say whites) that Obama is Black and therefore not American. After all, when one refers to another as an American, aren’t they really saying white? Meaning, to vote for Obama is to vote for a non-American? Fortunately, none of the their tricks worked, and often seemed to backfire.
Luckily for Billary and their fellow racists, out of over thousands of hours of sermons, 30 second soundbites were extracted from Reverend Jeremiah Wrights’s preaching, magically absolving Billary and their supportive racist followers (both left and right) of any social responsibility in regards to race and allowing them to feel at ease about their past racist actions. They knew it all along, and were punishing him for attending a racist church for 20 years, and so all of their actions have now become justified.
And nothing he said regarding race relations in this country was heard, except that his pastor is wrong but still like family (to the discontent of many), and that his white grandmother was racist. It’s almost baffling.
One thing I found particularly striking and relevant item in his speech is the fact that racial discrimination towards blacks isn’t simply a figment of black people’s imaginations.
No really, it does exist.
And there are issues on both sides of the fence – anger and hostility, which are issues that must be worked through. Is that too much to process for the average bigoted mind?
My theory is that most of these people missed the point because they don’t care about racism, they don’t want anyone to acknowledge that there is racism including perhaps within their own immediate families, and because at the end of the day, it’s not their problem, so they would like to think. Disillusioned they continue to perpetuate the cycle of racism, blatantly or subtly, while it continues to corrode the American social core. Depriving us perhaps of one possibly awesome president, ever.