Sorry that I have not posted a lot lately. I am trying to concentrate on doing the story boards and illustrations on my little kid’s book, before the motivation is gone. I am known to procrastinate out the ass, if you didn’t know.
That being said, I did want to do a quick post on Obama and his speech addressing racism and the Rev. Wright. I think it is sad that Obama had to throw his old ass “white” grandmother under the bus, sort of speak, and say how racist she is. Hell, I give people of a certain age a bypass on racism. But he let it be known that the only negro that goes up in his grandmother’s house is him, and the bitch still hides her purse and jewelry when she knows he’s coming (I’m assuming). I’m glad he decided to stand by his pastor and mentor, the Rev. Wright. I think it says a lot about the man and his character. So many politicians would have cut ties to the man, just to get where they wanted. I, personally, try to judge a person on their own merits; not by the people whom they choose to associate with, although I am fully aware that birds of a feather tend to folk together. But hell, I’m a cop, but I don’t like hanging around the bastards. No offense to my brother and sisters in blue.
I’m not saying that the Rev. Wright hasn’t said some stuff from the pulpit that I think are wrong. But I think they are wrong simple because they have nothing to do with God and everything to do with his personal beliefs and that is not the correct forum to spout off about your personal believes.
Here are a few of the comments that the good reverend is credited as saying:
“The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color. The government lied.” Now as black folks we all have heard this shit in one form or another. Hell, half of you probably believe it, but Rev. Wright didn’t come up with the damn theory. He is just speaking on some shit that he heard, liked and decided to believe. Once again, should he be speaking on it from the pulpit? Hell naw! He should have saved that shit for the barber shop or the domino table.
“We bombed Hiroshima. We bombed Naqasaki. And we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon and we never batted an eye.” Yeah, I think he stole this concept from watching the View, when Rosie O’Donnell was the co-host and mediator.
“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because of stuff we have done overseas is now brought back into our own back yard. America’s Chickens are coming home to roost.” Well, that shit is probably true. Don’t get mad.
“The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes three strike laws and wants them to sing God Bless America. No! No! No! God damn America…for killing innocent people. God damn America for threatening citizens as less than humans. God damn America as long as she tries to act like she is God and supreme.” Hmmm, kind of hard for me to be mad at this one either. Hell, the reality is that you could probably hear a variation of this in any number of churches, regardless of the denomination. At least I think so, and remember…it’s my opinion, damn it!
I don’t even know why these next two statement are even an issue…we all know this shit, more than likely, is true; “Barack knows what is means living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich, white people. Hillary would never know that.” “Hillary ain’t never been called a nigger. Hillary has never had a people defined as a non-person.” They know that shit true. Hillary, on more than one occasion, has probably been called a bitch, but never a nigger. Hell, to be honest with you, before he decided to get into politics, Obama was probably not called a nigger all that often.
I find it very interesting that these bastards are grasping at all types of straws; in order to get at Senator Obama. Can the man really be so squeaky clean that the best they can come up with, as far as attacking him, is his middle name, church affiliation and pastor? Is it such a bad thing that “The Audacity of Hope” was taken from a line in one of Rev. Wright’s sermons? Hell, maybe it was a positive sermon; and even if it wasn’t you would think that it would be a good thing that some positive was taken from it. And the man has no control over the name his parents gave him.
And the long run, I find myself drawn closer and closer to Obama. I hate when people attack other people without just cause. I think it was part of what makes me a good police officer. Yeap, America’s racism is beginning to rear its ugly head. Or is it racism. You know, it’s kind of hard to look at it with an open mind, now that I think of it. The reality is that every politician especially does running for such a high office, are bombarded with attacks regarding one thing or another. However, I can’t get pass the fact that Obama’s all seem to be racially motivated.
Okay, I think I am gonna put that race card back into the deck and reserve comment on the issue for a later date. Maybe this has nothing to do with race and everything to do with the dirty little game of politics. Of course, if it had nothing to do with his race…then why did Obama have to give a speech on topic?
Oh, well…back to the drawing board. Literally.
-One Man’s Opinion. Peace.