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Aside From The Obvious: Racism 101

Aside From The Obvious: Racism 101

Would we ever question the natural citizenship of a white person running for president? Heck some Republicans were trying to repeal that provision to help the Governator of California who is undeniably not a natural born citizen.

Did we ever call Richard Nixon socialist (when it meant something) when he imposed wage and price controls or even tried to reform health care?

Did we question the integrity of Bush 1 when he addressed the nation’s schoolchildren and asked them to write him telling how they would help him? Yes precisely the same request, but no fears of brainwashing then and no demand for releasing the text in advance.

Is it any surprise that the worst outbreaks of this hostility are coming from the old Confederacy?

  1. September 14, 2009 at 4:23 PM

    I would hate to think that these issues are a result of racism – – I was thinking more along the lines of ignorance/political differences.

    There was a lot less bitching about McCain and his not being born in America…but, they (the right) said it was okay, ’cause he was born in a military hospital in Panama. Ida thunk that that woulda been way more to bitch about…but, hey whateva.

    And shoot…socialism started with Roosevelt…and from what I have researched has increased evermore with a Republican in office. Bush 2.0 actually started several social programs and increased the military spending by BILLIONS.

    I don’t remember hearing any complaining about the Regan speech that was televised for kids….and his was just peppered with religious and right wing ideology.

    It seems to me like a lot of the issue(s) {hate/anger/fear} is coming from the religious, republican right. But, hey, I am always open for an education…and as soon as I see it is racist…I will be all over that like stink on shit.

  2. September 15, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Quit writing stuff that distracts me from work because I feel I have to join in!My husband kept reassuring me last night that it isn’t that there is more of them, it’s that they have been flushed out of the dark corners.

    Yelling that we are bankrupting our country is a political arguement. Yelling that our President is Hitler and wants to kill grandma is not political. It is fear. There are still arguements that he is really Muslim, like that is an insult.

    I would bet that at least 1/2 of the people screaming this is the beginning of Socialism, do not really know what Socialism is. That are just pretty sure it is something bad.

  3. September 15, 2009 at 10:51 PM

    David, keep it clean, please. Feel free to resubmit your comment sans the profanity.

  4. rnljs
    September 16, 2009 at 6:52 AM

    Ooooh…what did I miss?

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