posted on Nov, 10 2008 @ 09:04 AM
reply to post by BlueTriangle
Actually I meant exactly what I said.
I do think that its racist, but in the end there's not a lot I can do about it. I support the right of white supremacists to vote for whoever they
like. If they choose to shun Obama because he is black, so be it.
Isn't that the premise of democracy? Let each man choose as per his own will. Its not my place, nor society's place to try and impose a moral
directive on any person's choice.
I guess what Im trying to say is that just as there are a few people who will vote for Obama just because he is black, there are also a few that will
not vote for him because he is black.
I dont think I have contradicted myself; my position is just somewhat unusual. Let me state categorically my position:
1. A significant number of blacks voted for Obama just because he was black
2. Democracy entitles each man to his view, no matter how bigoted (either way) it may be.
3. While I disagree vehemently with the agenda of both black supremacist and white supremacist ideologies, they are well within their rights to vote
for whoever they want. Its only "not OK" in my mind, but who am I to stop and lecture people about who to vote for, or what is moral?
I dont approve of racism, but I have no control over it. What can I do- go and change the mentality of racists?! I guess this stems from my distrust
of the "one man, one vote" form of democracy. The vote of a careful, prudent, considerate and educated man can be outvoted by two racist morons.
Until and unless the "one man, one vote" system changes, each person must be allowed space for their own views, no matter how disgusting they are to
the rest of us.