Thursday, December 18, 2008
Why, you might ask, do I want to talk about such a horrendous topic? Because. I am tired of hearing that I am a racist because I didn't vote for Obama. I didn't vote for him because he's a socialist. I didn't vote for Obama because there isn't one topic that we agree on. I didn't vote for Obama because I think he's a racist. Yup. I said it. In public. He is a racist. For all of you Obama sheeple, who are frothing at the mouth ready to burn my church down let me ask you something. Have you read any of the race comments in his books? Have you bothered to listen to his pastor's sermons? You know...his pastor of 20 years? I know he says he wasn't there when the racist sermons were given. Riiiiight. Was there an email that went out saying today we will be discussing the book of Matthew and those "damn white people"? So he knew not to attend? We live in the age of recording devices so why aren't people's words being played right back to them? How can our soon to be president say things will be different when his campaign called every word out of the McCain camp a racist comment or a code word for a racist comment. Can someone please show me the code book so I don't mistakenly say one of those code words? No one has brought up race except his campaign and the media on his behalf. What about the "typical white person" comment? How is that not racist? What about his racist, segregationist church? How is it okay to have black churches and schools but not white churches or schools? Riots, black panther intimidation and protests are just a few of the reactions that would happen to an all white school. I am tired of the race card being slapped down and the media then "goes fish". Why is it not reported in the news when Liberal blog sites start using the "n" word in reference to the "black" churches that voted against gay marriage? But it's all over the news when a man gives a complement to an old friend who used to be a segregationist? Why is it that Liberals can use the term "Zionist conspiracy" but Jews in the democrat party just ignore that? If a conservative dared say that they'd be out of office before you could spit. And don't think that I as a white woman have never felt the anxiety and fear that comes with having racism and fear directed at you. I was in middle school when a Hispanic student and African American student (both in my GIFTED class) slipped a drawing in my notebook. It was a skilled drawing of a Torah (Jewish bible) and outlines of people around it. Sounds beautiful right? It would have been if the Torah and people weren't burning and been surrounded by swastikas and the words "burn Jew burn". The sad thing was, these boys didn't understand what Hitler would have thought of their support. They were just parroting what they learned at home. Also, my parents were not Jewish. We come from a Jewish family through my mother but my parents are agnostic. If those boys had known that, would I have been spared the nightmares and paranoia? I doubt it. Racism is an ugly, small way of thinking. But it will never be gone if some groups get a pass on being racist. Oh and I have heard the term reverse racism. I find it condescending and a way to soften the offensive behavior. Racism is racism is racism. Racism is a disgusting belittling way of thinking that demeans the entire human race. But while we have a racist president and people are being given a pass because someone was once racist to them or even to their ancestors, it will continue to be an ugly reality of our world.