Monday, January 11, 2010

On this Ball of Confusion, Racism is still Prevalent. However, Reid's and Lott's Comments were Very Different!

The book "Game Change" was released last week. This gossipy book written by two national reporters took an inside, behind-the-scenes look at the 2008 presidential campaign. Apparently, during the campaign, Senate leader Harry Reid called then-candidate Obama: “light-skinned” and that he does not speak with a “Negro dialect,” both of which are true and both of which made Barack Obama — in Reid’s opinion — electable.

When I heard this comment, it reminded me of what Joe Biden said when he was a Presidential Candidate running against Obama in the campaign. Biden said, "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."

Both Reid's and Biden's comments were their lame attempts at complimenting Obama. They were falling into the old stereotype of the light skinned House nixxer being the Best of the group. How many people think like this? How many people think most blacks (minorities) are NOT articulate? Are NOT bright and clean? Are NOT intelligent? How many people in this country think the same way? Even though they attempted to be positive, this just shows you how far we have to go regarding the discussion of race in our country.

While I do not agree with their comments or this line of thinking, their comments are NOT as deplorable as Trent Lott's comments. Republicans are comparing Reid to Trent Lott and say Reid should resign as Lott resigned as Senate majority leader in 2002 after he made a racist comment.

Let's go back and examine the comments Lott made in 2002 about Strom Thurmond. Sen. Thurmond was a proud racist back in his day. He was so proud that in 1948, he ran for President as the Segregationist States Rights Party (Dixiecrat). One of Thurmond's rallying cries was, "We cannot force the Negro into our homes, our schools, our churches and our places of recreation." At Thurmond's 100th birthday party, Lott said about his state voting for Thurmond for President, “I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over all these years, either.”

Lott was complimenting a hard-core racist who openly promoted racist exclusionary policies and was adamantly and openly against the Civil Rights movement and integration. Lott said if we would have followed Thurmond's segregationist lead, "we wouldn't have had all of THESE (minority) problems over all these years."

There is no comparison between the two statements.

What is clear, however, is racism is still very prevalent in our country. We have a long way to go before we become a post racial society. We still have miles to go before people of any color are judged by the content of our character versus the color of our skin.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

1) No matter their backgrounds, most politicians are weasels, and "minority" politicians are just as capable of racism as any white politician.

2) The most racist people I have ever met harp on a convenient version of past as though it were the present and have Mexican ancestry.

ilbegone

Vicente Duque said...

Forgive Reid, Biden and Clinton for Racism - Forgive George Wallace - See Wallace Videos - Assassin is free, and was inspiration for "Taxi Driver" - Forgiveness

There has been a lot of "PostRacism" in the last days. "PostRacism" is feigning to be a wonderful Guy of Kindness, a very nice person, and blame the Victims for Racism.

And Selecting nice People like Harry Reid, Joe Biden or Bill Clinton to show their "Evil" and their "Racism"

Racists have been losing and will continue losing, no matter if they accuse their rivals of being what they are inside, that is called projection in Psychology. If they dislike Racism then they should be spitting the mirror and vomiting their Hypocrisy.


George Wallace asked the Black Community for Forgiveness for being a Super Racist. He also forgave his would be assassin.

George Wallace ( 1919 – 1998), was Governor of Alabama for four terms; 1963–1967, 1971–1979 and 1983–1987. He ran for US president four times, running officially as a Democrat three times and in the American Independent Party once. A 1972 assassination attempt left him paralyzed and a wheelchair user for the remainder of his life. He is best known for his Southern populist pro-segregation attitudes during the American desegregation period.

November 12, 2007

Arthur Bremer is free after serving 32 years
for shooting but not killing George Wallace
when he was running for President at the time
I wondered when they would release one of the many famous shooters from behind bars. Nov 2007

CNN - Wolf Blitzer - The Situation Room
The man that shot George Wallace is freed from Prison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFCgX1COZpY


Vicente Duque

Vicente Duque said...

More Additions to the Pledge of the Teabagger ( from Vicente, laughing at idiots )

Pledge 101 : I will be inside a Flock of Sheep led by Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh ..... so that I don't have to think and substitute Intelligence for Imbecility.

Pledge 102 : I renounce to all Tacos, Burritos, XX Beer, Bitter and Burning Peppers, Jalapenos, Tortillas, Tequilas, Ponchos, Serenades, "Ugly Betty", Shakira, Gloria Estefan, Tahlia, John Leguizamo, Juanes, Selena, Jennifer Lopez, etc ........

Pledge 103 : I promise not to feel desire for Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, Sofia Vergara, and other ladies from Latin American, so that my Aryan Racial Purity and my Racial Chastity and Virginity stay intact and unpolluted. And I don't pass my wonderful genes to the lower Races.

Pledge 104 : I will beat up all people that speak a different language from English in any location inside or outside the USA. That is lack of respect for me, the top echelon of Evolution.

Pledge 105 : I will support all violence directed to exterminate all Beturbaned Third Worlders, I will support drones dropping bombs on the Poorest Illiterate Villages or Hamlets of the Poorest Nations, so that I help the already starving to die, and save America from Anhilation.

Pledge 106 : I will support "Western Civilization" by destroying Iraq, that is Mesopotamia, the "Craddle of Civilization" ... I support the destruction of those Museums in Iraq, wonderful task already initiated.

Pledge 107 : In order to support my wonderful race, I will donate my powerful evoluted semen twice a day to the SEMEN BANK OF GENIUSES, so that a race of Ubermenschen is established to rule the World, the
MeisterRasse or HerrenMenschen.

Raciality.com

Vicente Duque

Vicente Duque said...

More Pledges of Teabaggers

Pledge 108 : I will always attack the Person and not the Ideas, because with Ideas I always lose ..... I will find all information related to my Liberal Enemy, like Location, Racial or Ethnic Origin, Profession, Sexual Orientation, Age, hobbies, etc ... so that I can attack attack attack for Character Assesination --- Go for the Person and avoid Ideas.

Pledge 109 : I promise not to commit "Solitary Sins" with Jennifer Lopez, Selena and "Ugly Betty" .... I promise never to look at Brazilian Models when they undress.

Raciality.com

Vicente Duque

Anonymous said...

The Nazi Master Race, American La Raza "Nuestra Gente" racistas, same idea, somewhat different methods. Same desired result.

The only real difference between white nationalism and Latino advocacy in America is merely that they work opposite corners of the same street.

And that for some strange reason, brown racism is perceived as "cultural pride" by much of the media, and encouraged by the loons who run our educational system.

It's all about ethnic nationalism, no matter how it has been bathed, dressed, perfumed, or explained away with voluminously irrelevant, deflective verbosity.

ilbegone.

Vicente Duque said...

"The Haitians are Being Punished by God" says Pat Robertson !

Pat Robertson : What a fool ! ... What a stupid idiot !!
And to think that millions of people follow after these imbeciles, and send lots of money to these swindlers or madmen.
As a person that reads books, watches interesting scientific programs in TV, and likes science, I despise these people dedicated to promote Imbecility to become rich.
This Imbecility is very similar to Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and other Hate Merchants making a business of Preaching the most stupid ideas.
I am beginning to think that these people don't believe in what they preach, but they know that the World is composed in great part of imbeciles unable to think. Those millions of fools need others to think for themselves.
And Hate, Fear, Paranoia, Racism are excellent for those that are losers, failing in life. With a lot of inner filth and dirt that they project on others : the despised Ethnic, Race, Minorities, Muslims, Beturbaned Third Worlders, etc ...
All these fools need to despise others and "The Other" in order to believe that they are the Top Echelon of Evolution. ( When they are smart enough to understand what is Evolution )


Raciality.com

Vicente Duque

Anonymous said...

There's lots of misinformed people of every stripe out there, some people believe just about anything they're told.

For example, the 1930's Nazi movement in Germany needed to vilify Jews as a rallying point to achieve national domination. Modern Brown racists in America invoke the Anglosajon boogieman / cucuy / chupacabra in a similar bid for political power.

ilbegone

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