Sunday, April 27, 2014

RACISM DOES NOT EXIST; IN THE LAND OF MAKE BELIEVE

One day, not long ago, 5 wizards who also happen to be old white males, millionaires and Republicans politically appointed to their life-time jobs waved their magic wands and declared that, racism in these Untied States no longer exists.

Voter protection? Not necessary anymore. Affirmative action? No need. At least not in the make believe world Mr. Roberts and the other 4 wizards live in.

On the otherhand, racism in the real world appears to be alive and well as demonstrated  by the following examples; that ironically happen to involve old white males that also happen to be millionaires and Republicans and Democrats alike.

Coincidence? Maybe, but doubtful.

Here's a few examples that involve people who claim they are NOT racist; and who also happen to be old white male Republican millionaires.

Let's start with the #1 politician in the Senate; McConnell:  who said; 

"The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."

One politicians reaction came close to, but fell short of, what was underlying this attitude;

“Ed Rendell, who has criticized the president (objecting, for example, to the Obama campaign's attack on private equity), also argues that Obama has been constrained by an unprecedented obduracy in his Republican opposition. ‘I can't ever recall a newly elected president being faced with the leader of the other party's caucus saying “Our No. 1 priority is to make this president a one-term president,”’ says Rendell, citing the remark made by Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, that exemplified the fierce partisanship that has attended Obama's tenure.

‘That McConnell would say that in the first nine months of Barack Obama's tenure is absolutely stunning, disgraceful, disgusting — you name the term.’”


I think the "term" he was looking for is "racist."

More recently another self professed "all American patriot" who also happens to be an old white male Republican millionaire who claims to NOT be a racist, had this to say about those he he refers to as "negro" Rancher says he's not racist as lawmakers decry remarks on blacks


“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. 

Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. 

“They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

Just in case Mr. Roberts and his band of wizards missed this one another self proclaimed non-racist who also happens to be an old white male millionaire who's political affiliation is being debated was overheard expressing his non-racist views;

The tape begins in the middle of an argument between Sterling and his girlfriend, V. Stiviano. Sterling appears to be upset that Stiviano, who is black and Mexican, has been posting photos to Instagram of herself with black people -- in particular, with Magic Johnson.

"It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people," he is heard saying. "Do you have to?"

Stiviano says that all she did was take a picture with someone she admires. "I think the fact that you admire [Magic] -- I've known him well, and he should be admired," Sterling replies. "And I'm just saying that it's too bad you can't admire him privately. And during your ENTIRE FUCKING LIFE, your whole life, admire him -- bring him here, feed him, fuck him, I don't care. You can do anything. But don't put him on an Instagram for the world to see so they have to call me. And don't bring him to my games. OK?"


NBA Team Owner Tells Girlfriend Not To Bring Black People To Games

Suffice it to say that racism is alive and well in the real world. In fact, anyone who sincerely believes that racism does not exist in this country (or anywhere in the world for that matter) is either a fool, a racist in full blown denial, or living in the land of make believe.

I'll leave that up to you to decide.