Thursday, January 23, 2014

The President Speaks The Truth

“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black President,” Obama said. “There is a historic connection between some of the arguments that we have politically and the history of race in our country, and sometimes it’s hard to disentangle those issues.”

This is a comment that President Obama made in an interview with The New Yorker in reference to those  who disagree with his political views and his presidency. This seemingly sudden ephiphany serves as a long awaited vindication for those of us who realized, recognized and understand that behind the opposition of the presidents every move there is thinly valed and at times not so subtle racist agenda. I have been waiting, hoping, and eagerly anticipating the day when the president would speak the truth. President Obama is a political Grand Master who picks and chooses each and every move that he makes, and although the vast majority of the African-American community expected him to swoop down with his cape blowing in the wind intent on righting every racial wrong and personally delivering 40 acres and a mule to each and every African-American home, he was smart to stay above the fray when it comes to issues of race even when confronted with it at every turn.

Of course, right wing, and conservative talking heads like failed vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and the unofficial head of the G.O.P and drug addicted windbag Rush Limbaugh engaged in there usual criticism of all things Obama. In what wrecks of desperation, and a desire to once again be relevant, Palin posted the following message on Facebook,
 “Mr. President, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all who commit to ending any racial divide, no more playing the race card."
Limbaugh was quoted as saying,

 “This is not a racist country.”

He obviously lives in a totally different America than I do. He cannot possibly be talking about the America that I know and love. 

While everyone in America is not racist. Without racism there would be no America as we know it. The very industry that sparked the industrial revolution was the cotton industry, and industry fueled by the blood, sweat, and tears of the millions of African's who were forced into slavery to pick cotton long before Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin. America is a country that was birthed, nurtured, and grown from the seeds of hatred, predjudice, exploitation, savagery and terrorism. A study of the Native American holocaust can attest to that. This is a legacy that only those whose ancestors arrived here on the Nina, the Pinta, or the Santa Maria have the luxury of dismissing or ignoring.

If the overwhelming sentiment of a certain segment of America is not racist, then why has President Obama received more death threats than any other President in the history of the United States?

The facts are undeniable, and the truth is a welcome change from the usual lies and propaganda.


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