In my recollection, there has never been such a slew of misinformation (more than likely due to the ease of accessibility to misinform by the internet) in a Presidential election than this one. I’ve must have sent out over 150 Snopes.com corrections of the same 2 items in less than 2 months. Smearing is at an all time high, now. And why is that? We have a black candidate, we have a religious female on the other side and really the other two don’t matter. Does that make sense? Yes it does, if you look at what America really is and not what “it could be.” Republicans have dominated the political halls for the majority of the last 200 years in both Congress and the Chief Executive posts. I have heard hysterics from people with ethnicities of Russian, European, Irish, English, and that are now, whether rightfully or not as I don’t agree with it, classified as Caucasian, in regards to a black president. (I love one particular man who in anger claims he’s Ukrainian not Russian and on top of that he is the biggest bigot and emailer of bogus information, and gets personal and nasty when he’s painted in a corner. The irony is he and his family may end up in a Manzanar-like prison if we get into a war with Russia.) I am trying to keep this blog non-partisan for a reason, but for the subject that it explores, it is difficult as there is only one black candidate and those who hate him will accuse me of one-way opinion and those who are for him will accuse me of not backing him. I can’t win so I don’t care. Here’s the issue- Issues are not the issue-fear of Democrats, fear of the world ending, fear of a black uprising is all I hear. I heard the same crap with Kerry, Gore, Clinton, Johnson, Kennedy, and every Democratic nominee there ever was. I’m tired of it but it is to be expected when you understand the roots of the good old US of A.
The Mayflower Pilgrims were religious outcasts from England. They were considered overzealous and “too religious” for England’s Protestant rulers. Imagine that-too zealous! Predominantly white settlers followed and formed present day New England, New York and adjacent areas.
The Dutch traders made slavery a lucrative business for the English, Spanish, and French pioneer settlers particularly of the South by purchasing prisoners of warring African tribes and selling them free labor for the cotton and tobacco fields. (The beginning of outsourcing for Europe) We fought a revolutionary war with England first helped by the French, and then 100 years later, the more devastating Civil War (or War Between the States) that to this day brands an imprint of discrimination that remains to this day in our Southern states, but not exclusively. That war’s main impetus was to end slavery and merge the states into a Union. Those roots run deep and as one knows, a paper being signed isn’t going to eradicate hate and disdain.
We are a country with a heritage of misfits, religious fanatics, psychotics, murderers, and our real founding of this country is based on mass genocide of the Native American. So what else would one expect with a heritage like that? Make no mistake; the majority of the emotion of this election is a black man becoming a leader of one of the most racist countries in the world. Now, there are those who say, “No I’m a Republican, I vote for conservative Republicans.” So then, why are you voting for a “Maverick” that wants to change the last eight years of conservatism at its finest? If the Republican candidate was black, do you really think they would win? I don’t. I think it would be a Democratic landslide if the ticket was lily white.
Obama anticipated this as he is a very smart human being, and registered over 11 million new voters, mostly young and unprejudiced. It may or may not be enough. Regardless, the “Great Divide” in this country is no longer the Rocky Mountains; it is the philosophical and racial differences that show the Civil War was never over. It goes on in the minds of those who have, and those who have not, and those who have forgotten where they’ve come from and point fingers and talk about “free markets” and induce fear veiled by attacks on those “Democrats” but really mean, “The Sheriff is a Nig…” to quote the movie “Blazing Saddles.” I’m tired of the shit flinging. Stick to the issues and leave the fantasy for MILF’s for Desperate Housewives. VP’s do practically nothing, so it’s supposed to be McCain vs Obama, the top of the ticket and if you have to precede everything you say with “I’ve always been honest” or “I am true patriot” then you’re lying according to the latest research on human nature so let’s get on with it and discuss issues.
Next Blog-I have a solution for all of this.