Where do I start on this one? We can only prove that the human heart is not bleak if we vote for a black man? Couldn't you make the same argument that if we don't vote for a woman, we are a miserable species because at one time we did erred against women?
Sen. Barack Obama, in running for the presidency of the United States, is challenging DeTocqueville's bleak assessment of the human heart. It remains unclear whether the Illinois senator is on a hopeless mission, or whether the American people will decide to make history by breaking with it.
Any discussion of race or racism inevitably stirs uncomfortable reactions. America is, indeed, a nation of immigrants. Most of our ancestors came here in search of a better life. Africans, however, arrived here in chains to make a better life for others. Yet to date, we have been unable to discuss the horrors of the enslavement, lynchings, segregation and degradation of African-Americans without prompting resentment or indifference.We have been unable to discuss the horrors of slavery? My guess was it was pretty bad and I would never own a slave. I do not condone slavery or judging by skin color. It is the Dems that force us to identify with skin color to verify if their Affirmative Action programs are working. I guess this is my "indifference."
Blacks have been able to relocate back to Africa for generations now, but have stayed. Why? Because the U.S. is a darned good country. We aren't perfect, but we do things a lot better than most of the world. You can travel anywhere you want in the world today and we still have very long lines at immigration to get in.
"That's all in the past," is a common retort. "We had nothing to do with it. It's history. Get over it." The problem, however, as the results in a number of the primary states reveal, is that racial prejudice is not history, and neither whites nor blacks are over it.
THEN, to top it off, the fact that some primary states had the audacity to vote for a white woman over a black man shows racism still exists. That is the ONLY explanation. The Democrats have built their party around identity politics, so they shouldn't be surprised that white middle class women voted for Hillary and black men voted for Obama.
There can be no discussion about the Democrat failed policy initiatives. Let's talk about race and gender instead.
This reminds me of those cheesy sitcoms where they used obvious reverse psychology on someone to get them to do what they wanted. It was always so painfully obvious, but the characters would, without question, do exactly what the person really wanted in the first place.
If you don't vote for Obama, you are a racist and are forcing us to continue in the "wrong direction" as a country. Get used to hearing this more and more as November comes along.