The new president has ascended to his office with
all the orgiastic adoration his worshipping sycophants could muster.
The second coming of Christ could hardly generate more enthusiastic
blindness. Crying, praying, singing, the faithful welcomed their new
messianic leader with the surety of true believers. Their man will lead
them all to the promised land of government control, handouts, and
All nonsense, of course. I can readily and easily predict that — if the
prez and his Congressional accomplices do even a fraction of what they
say they mean to do — we will lose even more of what little remains of
our liberty. Like a junkie given a fix, the economy may perk up for a
bit after a trillion dollars more is injected into our nation’s money
supply, but in the longer term, the nation will sink deeper into its
addictive doldrums as the poison of governmental intervention courses
through our collective veins. Beyond spending what we don’t have, the
government will likely ensnare even more of the health care system in
its web, further decreasing quality while simultaneously increasing
costs and waste. Our state-run “education” will expand its
propagandistic support of paternalistic government, the specter of dire
“climate change,” the “dangers” of self-defense, and the horrors of
what they falsely label “capitalism.” Our military forces will extend
their reach into Afghanistan even if they modestly decrease their
presence in Iraq. Imperialism will remain alive and well.
None of that will matter to those who gaze longingly into the fresh
face of their idol, a man with little experience and even less
appreciation for freedom and the U.S. Constitution.
No. The focus of so much attention by so many people is not on what the
44th president believes — the “content of his character” — but rather
on the color of his skin. The first “black” — excuse me:
“African-American” — president.
But then, Obama is not really “black,” is he.
If “race” even means anything in a world where so many people have
shared genes with those of other “races,” then the president is
half-white and half-black; a mulatto. Somehow, though, being half
black automatically makes him “black.” Why is that? I’m reminded of an
old movie where an Antebellum white lady learns she has a black
ancestor. She is immediately stripped of her freedom and made a slave.
Why? Why does a drop of “black blood” make one black? Why does not “white blood” make one white?
Yes, the president has dark skin. But it is a sign that implicit — and
sometimes explicit — racism is alive and well that such a mixed
heritage labels him as “black.” Traditional white racists hate
the president simply because he is “black.” Black (and many nontraditional white) racists love
the president simply because he is “black.”
Sure. It’s nice that our nation has progressed enough in this area that
a “black” man can be elected president. But this should be nothing more
than a fact noted then set aside. Instead, it has become the
be-all-and-end-all for far too many people in this country. No matter
that the new president will doubtless drive our nation deeper into
ruin. The excuses will come quickly and easily for a “black” president.
I don’t care a lick whether the president is white, black, red, yellow,
green, or polka dot. I don’t care a whit whether the president is a man
or woman or something in-between. I don’t care a smidge if the
president is handsome or ugly. What I care about — the ONLY thing I
care about in a politician — is whether or not he or she or it will
defend my rights, my property, my freedom. Anything and everything else
about a politician is irrelevant.
By that standard, Obama will fail as miserably as Bush and Clinton and most of their predecessors over the past century.
Naturally, no one with a national voice will make such a statement.
Such folks will continue to focus on irrelevancies such as skin color
or what degree of manipulation will be accepted or who is better,
Demicans or Republicrats. Institutional racism will continue as a means
of control and power, perpetuated by those who most loudly condemn it.
Given the politicians’ and citizens’ thirst for illegitimate dominion
over their neighbors, we can also be assured that the institutional slavery
that characterizes our society will also blossom and flourish.
Odd, isn’t it, that a self-proclaimed “black” president holds up as his
ideal a man — Lincoln — who not only was a racist but someone whose
so-called “Emancipation Proclamation” freed not a single slave in
Confederate lands and specifically exempted
any slaves under Union
purview? But then — just like Obama — Lincoln’s primary concern was in
extending the grasping tentacles of the federal government, not in
extending the realm of liberty.
Contradictions? Yes. Do most people give a rat’s ass? No.
For now, the swelling statism staring us in the face is merely
business-as-usual. Nothing fundamental nor important has altered for
the good with the election of a “black” president. We will know our
country has finally “made it” and is deserving of the kind of wild
celebrations we witnessed this week only when the person standing on
that podium means it when he says that he will protect and defend the
Constitution of the United States.
I won’t be holding my breath.
(from Don't Get Me Started!