Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I Fear for Obama
For two days running, France 24, the all day news service I get on my television, has shown interviews with Americans who are not voting for Obama. These interviews are shocking.
The day before yesterday a man in Oklahoma City said he wouldn’t vote for any ‘nigger’ for president. The guys around the table in the restaurant where he was sitting smiled and patted him on the back. All they needed were a few burning crosses, a black man swinging from a tree in the distance, and a handful of white sheets and I’d have been positive that they were showing footage from a Ku Klux Klan meeting; alive and active thriving in the land of the free and the home of the brave. They were so proud of themselves. I felt like vomiting.
This morning they were interviewing a barber in Philadelphia who said he couldn’t vote for ‘no Muslim’. When the interviewer said that she thought Obama was a Christian, the man said he’s never heard Obama come out and say it clearly, and besides he knew Obama wanted to make America into a socialist country. Not sure what planet the barber has been vacationing on, but Bushbaby has been doing his share of socialising things only from a Reaganistic point of view- from the top down. Trickle down socialism- who could have imagined it? But it’s all good for this barber.
I’m not sure how many of these lightly educated sorts are out there, but I have a feeling America is rife with them. Americans have a strange tendency to worship stupidity. This is why they love the Republican Robot and this strange neo-celebrity ‘Joe the Plumber’. Even Obama is not immune. In his speeches you find ‘gonnas’ and ‘folks’, I think I even heard him throw in a few ‘ain’ts’. He was the first black person to head the Harvard Law Review, I doubt very much in his day to day conversations he uses gonna and ain’t. He is dumbing down to get votes. In a country that worships ignorance and stupidity, what else can he do?
It’s so bizarre. The allegedly ‘most powerful country in the world’ and yet they’re frightened to have an intelligent black man as their leader. So frightened they will lie, and might even kill to ensure it won’t happen. I’m holding my breath and hoping the dream is not shot down with one well aimed bullet from a gun constitutionally held by a proud, dumb American.