UPDATE 5 NOV 2008: Below post is made more relevant because Obama is now President.
There are those who champion Obama winning the Presidency. They claim that were a Black man to become America’s first President of colour, that would prove that the nation has finally turned the corner on race relations.
Gone would be the allegedly still-unburied spectres of past slavery, discriminatory laws and condescending prejudice. A new era of Hope and Change for all Americans and all people of the world would dawn.
I say, that’s a whole load of more Liberal rubbish.
Judging from what we’ve already seen in the run-up to the election, 4 years of the totally inexperienced President Obama botching up domestic and foreign policy worse than even Jimmy Carter would only result in more accusations of racism.
When the economy is strangled to a standstill by President Obama’s insanely high taxes, universal healthcare coverage (including for the 85 million illegal immigrants granted eternal Presidential pardon) and refusal to consider domestic oil as an energy option, those who criticize his economic policies will be branded as racists.
When fourth-trimester abortions via the soiled utility room method become the most commonly employed form of ‘contraception’ – particularly in grade school – due to President Obama’s official policy that ‘We shouldn’t punish women with babies‘, those who criticize his utter disdain for innocent human life will be branded as racists.
When President Obama brings in his Chicago corruptocrat brand of politics to the national level with Big Ethanol devouring 90% of locally grown crops and entire college campuses devoted to Black Liberation Theological Studies (funded by Tony Rezko, chaired by Bill Ayers, and chaplained by Jeremiah Wright), those who criticize his pork-barrel pet projects will be branded as racists.
When mass media, talk radio and the Internet become 100% pro-President Obama – be it of their own leg-thrilling accord or due to heavy pressure on advertisers and the UnFairness Doctrine being edited into the Constitution – those who criticize his enslavement of the Ministry of Information will be branded as racists.
When Al Qaeda resurges in Iraq and elsewhere due to President Obama’s immediate withdrawal of American troops, EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD, and slashing the military budget by 90%, those who criticize his naive view of the motivations of jihadists will be branded as racists. And also Islamophobes.
When Iran goes nuclear and drops a few missiles on Israel after to President Obama’s softly-gently-now diplomacy fails to make any headway, those who criticize his limp wristed approach will be branded as racists.
When terrorists once more grievously strike Americans on American soil due to a combination of American intelligence agencies being hog-tied, American borders being flung wide open, firearms being confiscated from civilians and law enforcement, extremist Islamic organizations being granted massive federal funding to set up branches in the USA – all gladly approved by President Obama – those who criticize his abject betrayal of the country to its enemies will be branded as racists. So stop being so bitter about it.
When Russian tanks roll across the borders of France after President Obama blows off the third emergency, life-or-death, answer-the-phone-dammit NATO meeting to visit his relatives in Kenya, those who criticize his appease-the-Soviet-crocodile attitude will be branded as racists.
Because after all… President Obama never said nor meant the things he had previously said and meant.
Voting Obama to the Presidency wouldn’t be an end to viewing everything through the skewed lens of race. It would only be the beginning of a whole new era of different standards for people based solely on their skin colour.
And in Obama’s case, it’s all positive discrimination, all the way to America’s grave.