12 September 2009
Besides the fact that this event speaks to the profound infiltration of the inaccurate and fallacious mainstream corporate media messages into the highly impressionable psyche of Americans, it speaks to the fact that many (perhaps most?) white Americans are simply racist.
People are and have been losing their homes, going bankrupt, and dying because of inadequate health insurance and rejected claims for service for which they paid for decades, while industry insiders (including insurance employees, pharmaceutical employees, and even doctors) have raked in the dough.
We just rid ourselves of a President and Vice-President who lied about erroneous links between Al Qaeda and Iraq, who lied about torture, who committed war crimes against the Geneva conventions, who put us trillions of dollars in debt to launch and maintain two needless wars, yet during their reign, they were not even called to account for their multitude of criminal behaviors.
Now … now that the man occupying the White House is BLACK, people are out in the streets because they are afraid of the government spending money on medical care for all Americans?
Of course, Medicare-for-all, i.e., a single-payer government sponsored medical care system would save the government and all of us BILLIONS of dollars in wasteful bureaucratic spending. This system is actually the most fiscally conservative of all medical care options. And neither the Republicans nor the Democrats (save for the progressive caucus and a select few others) have the intellect, the compassion, the sense, nor the gonads to support such a simple, sensible, humanitarian plan.
The absurdity and insanity of it all is too sad to even laugh at.
But what we see at this inane D.C. protest today - and by the way, the President that you all so hate was not even in D.C. today, you brilliant wunderkinds – is not about medical care. It is not about government spending.
Where were you when the Bush administration lost - yes LOST - 9 Billion dollars that was airlifted to Baghdad and just went “missing”?????????
This display is all about racism, plain and simple.
These people are too selfish, stupid, and racist to be given any consideration whatsoever.
The fact that these protesters are given any credence at all demonstrates how selfish, stupid, and racist the rest of America is too.
(photo courtesy indybay.org)
07 September 2009
As Bill Maher so accurately noted, the Democrats have moved to the right and the Right has moved into a mental hospital. As it stands, Democrats now simply affirm all of the ideologies that Republicans used to. Need proof? Look into history. Look into the policies and bills that have passed through Congress and the White House over the past couple of decades. Hell, Richard Nixon passed more progressive legislation than almost any federal Democratic official in the past twenty years. Barack Obama’s administration has continued nearly in lock-step with the previous George W. Bush administration, with few exceptions.
So, then, these facts beg the question: Why do Republicans disapprove of Obama, considering that he is promulgating their own agenda?
Their answers are that he is a:
The fact that these characterizations are contradictory notwithstanding, they are also completely inaccurate.
What then is going on here?
Obama does not represent progressives; he and nearly all Democrats do not represent liberal ideals any longer.
Obama does not represent change in terms of political and social principles; he is a corporatist like all of those before him.
Yet, he is change: he is a change of skin color.
What we have here is a national case of word substitution.
When people complain that Obama is a “socialist” they mean he is “black.”
When people complain that Obama is a “communist” they mean he is “black.”
When people complain that Obama is a “liberal” they mean he is “black.”
When people complain that Obama is a “progressive” they mean he is “black.”
When people complain that Obama is a “terrorist” they mean he is “black.”
When people complain that Obama is a “fascist” they mean he is “black.”
When people complain that Obama is an “illegal alien” they mean he is “black.”
When people complain that Obama is a “racist” they mean he is “black.”
Let’s call a spade a spade.
The only rational explanation to the hatred and dissatisfaction of Barack Obama and his policies by the Right is that they are racists.
They are racists.
Why are we listening to racists?
They are racists.
They should have no voice.
P.S. The recent forced resignation of Van Jones from his post as “green jobs czar” demonstrates the power of the racists. While war criminals like George W. Bush and Dick Cheney roam the streets freely and continue in their lives of extreme privilege and immorality, Van Jones’ only fault is the so demonized trait of “living while black.” Oh, and perhaps his other fault is attempting to help the environment and help those other young people who also carry the trait of “living while black."
(photo courtesy of the National Organization for Women)
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