Originally posted by scauma
reply to post by DarKPenguiN
Black man here....I think we should be able to talk openly and honestly about our differences. I love talking to my white co-workers and hearing
they're unfiltered opinions. Would love to engage in frank, respectful conversation about race issues.
White man here... I voted for a Black woman. Cynthia McKinney.
A lot of white people voted for BO because they "felt" doing so placed them on the right side of history... I get that... seeing a Black man in the
White House was a "feel good" moment (like watchin' Django Unchained
)... but then they did it a second time (ignoring the fact he lies about
everything)... I don't get that... more over, most of these people never heard of Cynthia McKinney.... which means they are very uninformed and really
have no business voting.
It seems like a lot of voters don't care what the policies of this county are as long as they can "feel good" about their favorite team being in
power. So its the old "us vs them" thing... NOT a Black vs White thing... BUT a Red vs Blue thing, REP vs DEM. This doesn't have anything to do with
race, it has to do with blissful ignorance. In fact, it would seem than "feeling good" and blissful ignorance trump any deeply root feeling of racism
that may still be brooding in the hearts of some Americans.
Human beings vote based on values. Some people may vote on hate but what if your only value is to feel good? If all you know is what you are feed by
the news media (and your understanding of history is zero)... then you will be inclined to follow along with the "feel good" peer pressure and
continue to support OB as you did the first go around... why? not so much because you hate the alternative, but because losing the President you are
invested in would be an emotional bummer...
BO sold people that line about "hope and change" ...it felt good, and people bought it. They see him as a celebrity... like a sports star or
musician... they don't really care what his policies are....
and they certainly don't give any thought to the forces behind the curtain who
help craft his policies... the appeal of OB is his cult of personality, he makes people feel good. Those people who voted for BO a second time did so
because of their "feel good" values... they want to believe he is doing the best job he can.... we saw the same thing with Bill Clinton and Ronald
Reagan... once a President becomes a celebrity, they win re-election.
Cynthia McKinney once said, "Barack Obama is not the lesser evil. He is the more effective evil." I think she was quoting Glen Ford of Black Agenda
Report who gave a talk at the Left Forum entitled “Why Barack Obama is the more effective evil”. Here is a short excerpt from the talk, in which
Ford also mentions the Green Party:
The prevailing assumption on the Left is that Obama has good intentions. He intends to the Right Thing – or, at least, he intends to do better than
the Republicans intend to do. It’s all supposed to be about intentions. Let’s be clear: There is absolutely no factual basis to believe he intends
to do anything other than the same thing he has already done, whether Democrats control Congress or not, which is to serve Wall Street’s most
fundamental interests. But, the whole idea of debating Obama’s intentions is ridiculous. It’s psycho-babble, not analysis. No real Left would
engage in it.”
What does it mean that Clarence Thomas said: "The elites' had to approve a black president." ??
It simply means that they didn't care if he LOOKED like Malcolm X on the outside, but they were going to be damn sure he was not Malcolm X on the
inside. Malcolm defined what it meant to be "Black" (politically) in the 1960's, and if the same standard were applied today, could you really call BO
a Black Man? If you put this "strapping young Muslim Socialist" next to Malcolm, he would look like the Wall Street puppet that he is.
edit on 8-5-2013 by wasaka because: (no reason given)