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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Black and white issues

The media and Afro-American leaders are elated that a "black" man has finally risen to the rank of Democratic Presidential Candidate, and eluding to attacks of racism by his leading competitor and by the opposing party. Obama is as much white as he is black and calling him "black" is an insult to his mother and the white grandparents who raised him. He is living proof of the blended ethnicity of modern America.

That being said, instead of being so focused on race, the public should be concentrating on what Obama is really saying in his speeches. The man is a socialist disguised as a melting pot, articulate, glamour boy. Be careful what you wish for. The devil comes in many forms.


Crockhead said...

A socialist??!! Now, now, now, Catch, you're going off the deep end. I don't think he has proposed nationalizing any industries. I think he is keeping the profits from the sales of his books. He worked for a time in the den of capitalism, Wall Street, although I don't think he's proud of it. And whether he's white or black, you're right he has as much caucasian blood as African (although you can't tell from the DNA which is which,) so it's artificial to label him one race or another. But I think you're going too far in calling it racist. The traditional rule in the United States was the "one drop" rule; one drop of black blood made you black. He self identifies as black, and he would look a little silly going around calling himself white. So, you're giving him a choice of being racist or silly? (I don't usually disagree with you, Catch, but I hope we can still be friends. I'll still give you refuge if you get chased out of town by a bevy of matrons wielding crochet hooks.)

Catch Her in the Wry said...

When race becomes a central issue in any affair, there is racism. It is the people around him who are focusing on his "blackness" more so than he.

Many supporters and the media are so concentrated on him being "the first black", they are overlooking the substance of what he wants to accomplish as President. The Democratic party has always leaned toward socialistic programs (including rigorous regulations of business & industry, national health insurance, social service programs, and redistribution of wealth through high taxation), but Obama's past affiliations and current rhetoric indicate a more extreme socialistic tendancy. Perhaps even more so than H. Clinton.

As you know, I am neither Democrat or Repulican. This is simply my opinion. Feel free to support whomever you want.

Mel said...

I'll take Obama's socialism over Bush's fascism any day.... ;)

SunnyD said...

I'm gonna have to agree with mel.

Anonymous said...

Ah well, he is the Democratic nominee now isn't he? Actually I'm the same as you Catch, not affiliated with either party or any party for that matter. Keeps my thinking clearer that way and I never was much of a joiner except perhaps in the way of cabinetry and such and I'm not much good at that to tell the truth. :)

Still, I fear I'd rather have Obama in the White House rather than McCain. I'm just so sick and tired of the same ol'-same ol' good old boys running (ruining) our country be they of either affiliation and putting their own personal/business/financial interests ahead of the people they're supposed to be working for. I'm not saying Obama will be any better but at least it's a change from the decades old norm.

I'm going to keep a close eye on who he picks as VP too. I want to know who's going to get the center seat if Obama manages to get himself assassinated. And no, I wouldn't want to see that happen however, it's not exactly a far fetched idea is it?