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The Obama Prophecy

I wish I had some kind of graphics manipulation software, and the time to learn it, so I can put together a picture of Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain in a Nazi uniform replete with swastikas and doing the hail Hitler salute with Cindy McCain at his back looking like Eva Braun in her own Gestapo getup.  Although Mr. McCain is far from being my first choice as President of the United States, I would mean no offense to Mr. McCain or his wife Cindy.  Although the McCains would be the subject of the touched up photography, my real intent is to get a reaction from people who insist that the racist and misleading portrayals of Senator Barack Obama as anything but a red blooded, stars and stripes flag waving American.

No person running for President has ever been so disrespected as Mr. Obama.  So many people have placed so much emphasis on his middle name Hussein as if it is evidence of his otherness.  People claim that they have read so much about Mr. Obama being an Arab and a Muslim.  Mr. Obama is not an American citizen because he wasn’t born in America, in Honolulu, Hawaii like his birth certificate says but in Baghdad, Iraq or some other nonsense that has no place in this political race.

Mr. McCain’s vice presidential nominee running mate, Governor Sarah Palin, claims that she read in the New York Times that Mr. Obama wants to associate himself with terrorist such as the recently remade infamous Bill Ayers in order to facilitate America’s decline.  It’s just my opinion but no terrorist could ever do as much damage to America as President George W. Bush has done with his bone headed policies.  It’s a fine time for America to get picky about who is going to do what to ruin this country.  Talk about closing the barn door after the horses left.  If only Ms. Palin had a sincere love of gathering information and would do more reading she would learn to differentiate between baseless conjecture and actual facts.  Just because something is read somewhere doesn’t mean it is true.  For example, Ms. Palin is a nice person.  Just because I wrote it and you read it here does not negate who Ms. Palin really is.

Every politician should be expected to be caricatured in countless ways.  But the turban wearing caricature of Mr. Obama reaches new heights of race based tastelessness.  It brings to mind the old Warner Brothers cartoons with Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck pitting their wits with a slant eyed, slack-jawed Japanese soldier on some Pacific island jungle.  Or how about the Popeye cartoon where the one eyed, corn cob pipe toting, spinach eating with instant steroid-like muscle enhancements, sailor is in the jungles of Africa fighting against entire tribes of bone in the nose, overdosed collagen lipped Africans intent on sacrificing Olive to their local volcano.  These particular cartoon episodes were deemed so racially insensitive that they were pulled from public broadcasting long before the rest of the cartoon series were canned.

But now we can sit back and allow the pot of racial animosity to be stirred up again to levels so racially and ethically insensitive with cartoons that some people want to dismiss as nothing more than jovial pranks like the hanging of nooses in a public square by white people as a friendly reminder to black people of the social status quo.  I wonder if everyone would see the humor of the depiction of John McCain as a closet Hitler admirer would be taken in such stride by the same people.  Or how about the image of John McCain as one of those dueling banjo players that reside in the Appalachians of Georgia made famous in the movie Deliverance.  That would certainly be a hoot.

I don’t particularly care to see Mr. Obama depicted as a cheesing Muslim sambo on a derogatory billboard.  It is a slight to Mr. Obama.  It is a slight to people of the Muslim or Islamic community for it implies that they do not belong here in America.  It also implies that Americans with unorthodox names like Hussein are not to be trusted.  And the more the Obama supporters complains about such racist campaigning the more the supporters of Mr. McCain will say the Obama supporters are simply trying to play the race card from the bottom of the deck.

Mr. Obama predicted as much months ago.  It was Mr. Obama who said, “Nobody thinks that Bush and McCain have a real answer to the challenges we face.  So what they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me.  You know, he’s not patriotic enough.  He’s got a funny name, you know.  He doesn’t look like all those other Presidents on the dollar bills.”

People gave Mr. Obama so much static.  People accused Mr. Obama of trying to inject a little racial victimization into the race for the presidency.  A lot of people accused the Democratic nominee of playing the old “they don’t like me because I’m black” routine.  But with virtually little chance of being wrong, it turned out to be nothing more than just a prophecy of things to come in this political race where desperate people will not hesitate to play the ace of spaces of all race cards.  Desperate times call for desperate, and racist, measures.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - Posted by | African Americans, Barack Obama, Black Community, Black Culture, Black in America, Black Men, Black People, Democrats, John McCain, Life, Politics, Racism, Republicans, Thoughts

4 Comments »

  1. Another very well-written piece!

    I’m not sure how people try to deny that Obama’s race is a HUGE factor in this election, but nothing could be more apparent. *big sigh* While I can’t wait for this to be over, I fear what’s to come if (when) he wins…I think the worst is yet to come.

    Comment by Nomi | Wednesday, October 22, 2008 | Reply

  2. Thanks for the feedback Nomi,

    But I really don’t think people are that oblivious to the race factor. I think they are simply trying to deny that it’s an issue as they continue to make it an issue. I have no doubt that these people know exactly what they are doing. Here is another prophecy, the worst is yet to come.

    Peace

    Comment by brotherpeacemaker | Wednesday, October 22, 2008 | Reply

  3. He wont be assassinated, its virtually impossible but to send threats to his family and young children is just f***ing sick! Bro p, i bet you $100 that Obama wont ever be assassinated, the thugs who send the threats dont have the cajones to do it!!! P.S Sarah Palin thinks that humans were alive at the same time as dinosaurs (random fact)… and this woman has political power?!!! Shes an idiot!!!

    Comment by hateracism lovelife | Wednesday, May 20, 2009 | Reply

  4. I think that Obamas policy of abortion is a good thing , hear me out, because it prevents back alley abortions which are damgerous to the mother as well as the unborn soul she is carrying (although the baby probably isnt exactly on the top of her concern list if she intends to pay someone to inject it with poison). Although despite this abortion is wrong in most circumstances and Obama seems to be the only person ready to “damage” his public image in order to stop these abortions.

    Comment by hateracism lovelife | Thursday, June 11, 2009 | Reply


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