Thursday, September 18, 2008

Because he's White - Because he's Black

Voting for McCain Just Because He's White!
by Pearl Jr.

When the heck have White people told other Whites NOT TO VOTE for a person just because they are White? Has anyone dared say that to a crowd about John McCain to any White audience? Just today, there was a story in that reiterated Marlon Wayans' comment to a group of college students to vote, but "don't vote for Barack just because he is Black", even though Wayans is an Obama supporter. That's a direct insult to Black decision-making that must be voided.

It's ironic that the very people who have voted for themselves (Whites) time after time are NOT under suspicion of race preference, but the people who have voted outside of their race (Blacks) are being treated as if they have a track record for exclusively voting in Black Presidents in the White House when the truth is exactly the opposite.

Barack Obama isn't Lil' Wayne for goodness sake! Barack Obama is a highly educated attorney, experienced community organizer, university professor, state senator, the only Black US Senator today, and has been the EXECUTIVE of the most successful presidential campaign in history. It's daring to accuse Blacks of such an outrageous, unfounded indictment, as if Blacks are stupid enough to elect someone who isn't qualified on the sheer basis of race and race alone?

It's White people whose biases should be under suspicion, not Blacks when it comes to electing Presidents. All 43 Presidents in the history of the United States have been White, without exception, and three out of four of this year's candidates are White. Twisting this reality and putting Blacks on public accusation for racial favoritism is racist manipulation at its core.

McCain and Palin don't add up when it comes to education; Obama/Biden both have law degrees and together have more political experience than their opponents. McCain nor Palin have a graduate degree, just undergraduate degrees. McCain entered the US Senate in 1987, while Joe Biden has been in the US Senate since 1973. Palin was the mayor of a town with less than 9000 people, while Obama has had more people watch him play basketball. But McCain/Palin are both White, therefore if they steal Obama's message of change, apparently, Whites will vote White, even when it is obvious the McCain campaign has put White faces on a Black man's ideas and imagery of celebrity as with the selection of Sarah Palin, who has peaked too soon.

Everyone MUST stop promoting ridiculous ideas like, "don't vote for Barack because he is Black"-it's pure nonsense. Black people have voted nearly 90 percent democratic for decades, despite the ethnicities of the candidate. After all, Shirley Chisholm, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Carol Mosley Braun didn't win and Cynthia McKinney isn't raking in the Black vote either.

A majority of Whites are the ones that must prove they are capable of voting for someone other than a White person. Everyone needs to tell Whites not to vote for John McCain just because he is White, because that is the only logical reason why a large group of people would vote for someone who has been attached to the most disastrous administration in American history whose policies are leading the USA towards socialism and have increased corporate welfare to levels never seen before. In addition, early on and during the set up of this financial downturn, John McCain was the Chairman of the Commerce Committee and has admitted that he is fundamentally against governmental regulations.

All the governmental takeovers/bailouts proves socialism is on the horizon if another deregulating republican president is elected. The US government will own and control what was once a plethora of private enterprises. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the two largest financial/mortgage institutions in America totaling more than $5.4 trillion of debt, which is nearly the same as the US publicly held debt, is now in the hands of government.

The economy in America seems to be collapsing: the bankruptcy of the 158-year-old financial giant Lehman Bros., Merrill Lynch's forced sale to B of A, the largest insurer, AIG, (who dates back to legalized slavery), is headed either towards a governmental takeover/bailout/bankruptcy is all a frightening reality. Over 33 percent of all mortgages are upside down, foreclosures at an all-time high adding 9,800 homes a day, outrageous gas and food prices, wealth redistribution to foreign nations, Wall Street losing trillions of dollars in less than one year, plus 401k retirement plans disappearing daily--someone please explain why anyone would consider another Republican President who is proving daily that since, he, John McCain is capable of outright lying about Barack Obama, he is ALSO lying to the American public about his promises as the US President to put "America First". This is especially troubling because lobbyists, who have been running Washington into the ground, run McCain's campaign. Furthermore, John McCain has voted with George Bush over 90 percent of the time-It has got to be John McCain's Whiteness at play, because nothing else makes much sense.

Even the future of CEO's huge salaries/bonuses is in jeopardy because most of the major corporations are losing money. Furthermore, John McCain wants to send more jobs overseas and give corporations tax cuts for doing so, when the US lost over 600,000 jobs since the beginning of 2008, then continue tax cuts for the rich when it is obvious that tax cuts don't trickle down to working-class people in the form of jobs, due to a corporation's greed by taking the profits for their personal benefits. Under Obama's plan, 95 percent of Americans will receive a tax cut.

Furthermore, a war with Iraq that was fought on proven faulty intelligence that is costing the US $10 billion a month, leading to a deficit that was a surplus before Republican President, George W. Bush took office. Plus, the admitted mastermind, Osama bin Laden, who was behind the 911 attacks, is still free to orchestrate another attack after seven long years.

Lest us not forget the failures of this republican administration in regards to protecting and helping its citizens due to the aftermath of Katrina's levee breaches.

Taking reality into consideration that all 43 US Presidents have been White, Whites need to prove they can vote for someone other than a White man for President. John McCain is biting off Obama's message of change and celebrity! And that brings to mind, Sarah Palin's female gender that doesn't fully account for change because she isn't running for President--just a running mate. Besides that, Sarah Palin is White, so the switch-a-roo, history-making mirage is just another illusion leading to the racist delusion that White is best no matter what!

The suggestion that Black people not vote for Barack just because he is Black is racist in and of itself, and belittles the fact that the Obama's are Black and have succeeded despite all the obstacles standing in their paths.

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"Just Because He's Black"
Author unknown -

A white man asked his black friend, 'Are you voting for Barack Obama just because he's black?'

The black man responded by saying, 'Why not? Hell, in this country men are pulled over everyday just cause they're black; passed over for promotions just cause they're black; considered to be criminals just cause they're black; and there are going to be thousands of you who won't be voting for him just because he's black! However, you do not seem to have a problem with that! This country was built with the sweat and whip off the black slaves' back, and now a descendent of those same slaves has a chance to lead the same country, where we weren't even considered to be people, where we weren't allowed to be educated, drink from the same water fountains, eat in the same restaurants, or even vote.

So yes! I'm going to vote for him! But it's not just because he's black, but because he is hope, he is change, and he now allows me to understand when my grandson says that he wants to be president when he grows up, it is not a fairy tale but a short term goal. He now sees, understands and knows that he can achieve, withstand and do ANYTHING JUST BECAUSE HE IS BLACK!

1 comment:

clnmike said...

Great post, I agree 100% that blacks have proven time and time again that we do not vote by race, yet are always acused of doing so.