Friday, November 9, 2007

The Nigger Factor

On my way home from work this morning I was listening to this guest spokesperson, on a radio show (I don’t remember his name). Anyway, he was speaking about how he conducted his own, unofficial, poll as to who listeners believed would be the next president of the United States. Not many people participated in the poll, but this is pretty much how the results went: Hilary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani got 35 votes. Joe Bidens got 18 votes. John McCain received zero votes. The other 12 hopeful got five votes a piece.
The conductor of this poll stated, after calling out the numbers, how he was surprised by the fact that Barack Obama was one of the twelve to only received five votes. This was the exact same thing I was thinking and then I remember it…The Nigger Factor.

I gotta admit that I too got so involved in the hype of Obama that I had allowed myself to forget the Nigger Factor. You all know what that is, right? The Nigger Factor is that small component that black people have that stop a great number of them from moving beyond nigger status in the mind of the typical white individual. It is that factor that prevents white folks from seeing past a black person’s color and on to the long strides and accomplishments that we have made as a people.
I will say that I understand how sometimes it is easy to forget the Nigger Factor, because we have so many people who seem to have moved passed it. But don’t let their places in society fool you. They too, at one point or another, have to face the light and come to terms with the Nigger Factor. Examples: Danny Glover, those many years ago, when he was bitching about not being able to catch a cab in New York City. I remember thinking, “It’s New York, bitch. Nobody can catch a fucking cab!” But, no…this was actually a result of the Nigger Factor. Oprah, the Grand Poobah of all things Niggerish, she too had to come to terms with the Nigger Factor, when she was denied entry into that famous clothing store (I forget were it was located). I’m sure she was like, “But, I’m Oprah Winfrey, ya ho-bag!” And they were like, “Yeah, but you still a Nigger and Niggers steal.” And then there is O.J. SIMPSON. The biggest example of the Nigger Factor there is. Simpson, who came long before Oprah, had managed to assimilate into the white world so completely that he had taken on one of them as his wife. He was in, like an unpopped cornel in a bag of freshly popped popcorn. Then he was accused of killing his white wife and they turned on his black ass. “Guilty”, they yelled. “Hang his black ass! (I’m guessing somebody said that too). But somehow, his infiltration into the white man’s world had been so strong that he was able to elude the Nigger Factor and was found Not Guilty and allowed to walk free. Sadly, Dumbass nigger that he is, Simpson tried to re -submerge himself into the white man’s world, unbeknownst to him that the great power and protégé that he once had over the white populist had faded and he was no longer immune to the Nigger Factor. Now, they got his ass and you can believe they will not let him slip through the cracks again.
Anyway, back to Obama, the focus of this post. Technically, I don’t think Obama can truly be considered a Nigger. I mean, he was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and Hawaiians are typically dark in color, but they are not necessarily “Black”. That is, until they try to run for president (or date anyone in Dog the Bounty Hunter’s family), then they come devout Niggers. So, I contend that Senator Obama, great man that he maybe (light skinned and all), will fall victim to the Nigger Factor. I don’t care how many white folks fawn all over him. I don’t care how much Oprah endorses him on her show (Hell, she couldn’t sell that horrible ass movie of her’s, Beloved, and I don’t think she can sell a president candidate). And let me just add that it doesn’t help that he married a black women. I mean, props to any black man that reaches any level of great success and marries a sister (you know that shit is unheard of), but the fact is that this only served to increase his Nigger Factor, exponentially.
Now, don’t get me wrong. As a black man, I support Obama all the way (hell, I only vote for the black folks on American Idol; I don’t care how bad they sing). I hope he gets the Presidential nod But as a realist, I don’t think that America has changed enough to allow a black man to actually become President. Call me cynical if you want, but you all know it’s true. That is why we have a reemergence of the dreaded N-word and the Noose is rearing its ugly head again.
I will say this. I do believe that America would be more accepting of a black person as vice-president, but let’s face facts here people. Would it be great if whoever gets that Democratic nod for Presidential candidate took Senator Obama with them as a running mate? Hell, yeah. Is it gonna happen? Hell, to da Naw! And why not? The Nigger Factor, people! Weren’t you listening!
These are facts people. I completed my college thesis on this and The Nigger Factor is one thing that holds true. Although we try to fool ourselves into thinking that we have overcome, the truth is that we have not. We just came over.

Oh, oh, and least I forget. The biggest component. The greatest obstacle. The Key Factor that will prevent Obama from becoming the next President of the United States, even if he were to get the Candidacy. That’s right. You guessed it. NIGGER’S DON’T VOTE! (That’s right I said. Prove me wrong).

-One Man’s Opinion. Peace.

30 comments:

dc_speaks said...

the last sentence.....Ouch!

dude, that hurt.

geeeez!

Don said...

Good post.

Obama and Hillary Clinton should run a co-ticket.

Lock the political game down then

dc_speaks said...

i agree with Don. It would be nearly impossible to lose with that ticket. however which one of them would have the humility to be VP? it stands to reason that Obama would be pushed towards that position cause the world would be ready for a white woman pres before a black man as the lesser of two evils.

guerreiranigeriana said...

wow...i guess i'm one of those niggers who does not vote...i tried it a few times, but it's not a good look for me...now, if we could get the black 'upper' and 'middle' class in the us of a to remember this nigger factor they all have, we might be able to get them not to ignore the black 'lower class'...i think bush may still be president after 2008, a la pakistan...but i'm also a lightweight conspiracy theorist...

guerreiranigeriana said...

and even if niggers did vote, there were quite a few of them who were even questioning the amount of nigger factor obama had or if it was the 'right' nigger factor...if they vote, they probably still would rather vote for hillary, who's married to black people's favorite president...afterall, i heard a lot of black people proudly state that they voted for bush in 2004 so that homosexuals couldn't get married...imagine the stupidity in that...either way, i am not wasting my time voting...but good post!...

One Man’s Opinion said...

DC and Don, I agree that a Hilary Obama ticket would be the best thing, but I don't think it will happen. Neither have the "humility", that DC spoke on and plus, I'm telling you, Hilary knows that the Nigger Fact will weigh against her (and she might be just the tad bit afraid of black folk).
GN-Same on you for not voting. You said it is not a good look on you. You are so funny. You are right about one thing though. Hilary being married to black people's favorite President. I'm still trying to see how the Nigger Factor had a reverse impact on Clinton.

E said...

Very good post...the Nigger Factor is indeed alive and well and no amount of money or fame takes it away.

I"m with don...it'd be great if Hilary and Obama both joined forces...but who'd be on top...*LOL*.

Infamous said...

Great post...This nigga does vote but I like to think I'm a realist, and reality is that he is not going to get the nod. Niggas and whites alike think Hillary is the better candidate, hell she ran that shit when Bill was in office. Besides, as great as a Clinton/Obama 08 ticket sounds, neither one of them is going to step back and say I'll be vice. Acually in some youtube questioning thing Obama was on he said that he is running for president not vice, and he basically acted like vice wouldn't be good enough...but he also said that he wasn't running for prez and we see how that worked out. This shall be an interesting voting season.

David said...

I'm going to have to disagree with you about this one. Not about the "Nigger factor" I know
there are enough racist left around to make a good case for that. I am going to call you out a bit for doing the same thing for American Idol, tisk, tisk.

Maybe it's Barack Obama? :o

Yep, maybe there are people out there who won't vote for him because of his politics. Maybe it's not about his race at all. Except for the ignorant people I have already conceded exist. The republicans begged Condalisa Rice to run for them but I doubt any of them will be voting for Barack Obama.

And I don't think you should ever vote for someone JUST because of the color of their skin or vote against them for the same reason.

mp1 said...

Obama nad Hillary together?? You really think that's gonna work? I just can't see it. Conservative white fold would be up in arms. A woman and a black man running this country? Man, we'd see a modern day lynching of Obama! You know how white folk get about their women!

You only votefor the black folk on Idol? That's too funny!

Marcol said...

I enjoyed your post and unfortunately the "Nigger Factor" that you speak of is oh too true. I want to ask you a question though...how can we expect to be seen as anything more than "niggers/niggas" if we ourselves call ourselves the same? Why should the "white" community see us an differently than what some of us portrary ourselves as? I know its your blog and you can call it what you may but even you are conceding to their ignorance by using the "N" word yourself. Im not a nigger but I am a black person who does vote. Just my .02

One Man’s Opinion said...

infamous-This shall truly be an interesting "yeat of the vote". I wonder what t-shirts Diddy will come up with for this election. Remember, "Vote or Die"? I'm thinking, "Vote or 50 cent will retire from the rap game". What do you think?

David-I totally agree with you on the color of the skin not being the reason to cast a vote. I was kidding about only voting for the black folks on American Idol. The truth is my lazy ass ain't trying to dial that many numbers. WTF?

MP- how unevolved of you? Shame. Black men have been tapping white ass since slave days. That's a little known secret. Pass it on.


Marcol-I thank you for you post. I titled this little blog look at this nigger for two reasons. I like the way that the title could refer to me, the author, or the people I choose to write about. Second, because Nigger is such a powerful word and it plays such a big part in our past, present and future. At some point we, as a people, are going to have to learn how to live with this word, because it is not going to die (I don't care how many muck furnerals they have for it). I hate when people use the term the N-word. I don't know why but it just bothers me. Say the damn word, 'cause I don't know what fn n-word you mean. Don't be afraid of it. I realize that Dog the Bounty Hunter isn't cool enough to use the word, but damn it, I am. I wish you would go on here and read my post regarding the evolution of the N-word.
I'm gonna tell you a secret. In my day to day life I don't use the word Nigger, unless it is in Jest and then only around people who know I am poking fun by using it. Sometimes, when I am writing this post I have to force myself to use the word nigger, along with the other vulgar terms, because that word serve a purpose in my blog. If I am missing the mark on this matter, that is my bad, but it is just One Man's attempt at enlightenment. (Damn that shit was too deep).

dc_speaks said...

that was quite an attempt to show your less than hard core exterior, OMP.

I'm proud of your last diatribe.

lol

One Man’s Opinion said...

Wow, "diatribe", really? You can't be using big words on this site, DC. I be a down home brother with limited smarts. Thank you though.

IVENTBYBLOGGING said...

right on point!

IVENTBYBLOGGING said...

right on point!

Son of a Bishop said...

LOL! What a sobering commentary!

Unfortunately it is TRUE!

Son of a Bishop said...

but I enjoyed that Oprah movie
Beloved... most people didn't understand it.

bighead said...

Correct me if I'm wrong but yu seem guilty of the same crime you accuse white folk of...voting for only blacks on Idols? Expecting black votes to be what will take Obama to power?

One Man’s Opinion said...

People are so funny. I love that yall take me so seriously. I know most of you get me and that's all that matters.

Jody Mayfield said...

Damn, you are so right

amber said...

you dumb ass.. for starters ur an idoit, becuase the only reason ur even supporting no-bama is because he is black. that's a bunch of shit, sounds to me that u r the racist , not against white folks but against all of 'US' blacks. to even say something like that brings us down "retard" i am a young black woman and i luv fox news and yes i am a rep. but they tell it like it is. I AM ANGERED TAHT U EVEN USE THE WORD NIGGER , IT BRINGS US DOWN "SO STOP, PLEASE' people like u make us look like dummies.. your thesis is pooly written and it is very biast. u probably attend college on a scholarship put in place by predominantly white republicans. reps people have done more for us then dems could have even dreamed. but the only reason u dont know this is because u listen to what the media tells u and wat they want u to hear . stop being one of the herd and make ur own decisions and dont listen to the left wing media. I DONT TELL U THIS TO BREAK U DOWN OR HURT U , I AM TRYN TO EDUCATE U. ALSO, THAT 'NIGGER ' O.J. WAS GUILTY. HELL , PAY ATTENTION.. IF THE GLOVE FITS WEAR IT. I DONT KNOW THE STORY ABOUT OPRAH AND IM NOT SAYN THEIR R NOT PLENTY OF RACIST. BUT, EVEN MOST BLACKS KNOW OJ DID IT. DONT USE THAT AS AN EXCUSE FOR THINKING PEOPLE ARE RACIST U ONLY MAKE U , ME AND THE REST OF US LOOK STUPID...ACT LIKE SOMEBODY!!!!!!!!!!! STOP ACTING LIKE A NIGGER..

amber said...

also , danny glover is a socialist. UR NOT A SOCIALIST R U ..

Anonymous said...

stupid nigger-

he's gonna be the next president because of all the guilt ridden white trash in this country doesn't get what a black, racist president will do to/for there dumb ass's. america is lost, i'm sorry i fought and bleed for her.

Anonymous said...

Sigh...I don't know who to vote for....a dipshit that's close to being on his deathbed or a dipshit that keeps calling for change....although I have yet to hear what that change is. I too fought and bled for America and I'm afraid she's dying. Something's wrong here, but I can't put my finger on it...

Anonymous said...

Right. They don't vote so frequently that B Hussein Obama got 92%+ of the black vote.

Do you feel vindicated? Or like a stupid nigger?

Mel said...

Black and Muslim Americans have come out in record numbers to vote.
In the Arab world Barack Hussein Obama is seen as a Muslim. If your Father is a Muslim so are you. Obama has also stated that he will end the war in Iraq and talk to Iran and Jihadist.

If Obama becomes President of America the Muslims, Arabs and Jihadists will be celebrating just like they did on 911.

Anonymous said...

This is probably the wisest words I have ever heard a black man or any man speak on this subject.

If you look at us as a whole, human race, some of us are more colorful than others.

Sand Niggers = Dull
Asains = Kinda colorful
Whites = colorful
Blacks =very colorful

Colorful = Describing Culture.

Any how, Im white, I hate niggers, and lard ass white lazy trash.

Dont make us racist, it means we have common sense. Associate with decent folk, white or black, and not the trash..

Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter if he's been diluted with white trash. It's like they say, "once you're part black, you can't deny that fact". Obama's a nigger, alright.

The nigga general said...

Niggas and flies.
The more I see Niggas
The more I like flies