For some odd reason, Typepad is not allowing me to respond to a comment in my earlier Operation Country First:The Campain Theme post. So, I'm saying to heck with trying to figure it out and allowing my rant response to EarthTone's comment to be a post in and of itself. Beyond reading or reflecting on the earlier post, you'll need to take a look at White Boy Extraordinaire: Tim Wise. These people positively ooze with condescension.
EarthTone -- a good discussion? A good damn discussion!?!
If you want to play that game, I'll tell you what that idiot just engaged in.
You see, he's the better white boy who believes in all the better things the *lesser* white people are too stupid to believe. And he goes through recitation after recitation of demonstrating just that fact. Which means, quite naturally, *he* gets to decide all of these things. I mean, hell, he has spoken -- what else is there to say???
And you are crazy enough to tell me that's a good discussion? Well golly gee, I sure hope he made you feel all warm and fuzzy inside as he walked through his "look at me, I'm the good white boy" routine.
In fact, he's so damn privileged -- he and his friends -- they have unilaterally decided that Barack Obama, alone among all Presidential candidates in history, cannot be questioned about his closest friends or any other potentially unflattering factoid from his atypical life.
But I peeped the hand of this particular group of superior white folks long, long ago before I made the switch to the Republican Party. These are the folks who talk a good game and live in the student ghetto during their college days *by choice.* They self-segregate by choice and then turn around and blame other white folks who do the exact same things (even non-white folks: does Barack Obama's kids go to the public school in their rich Chicago, Illinois neighborhood? No, and neither do the kids of his friends and neighbors. You see, there seem to be "problem populations" surrounding that rich neighborhood and they are severely under-performing -- what would our dear Tim Wise say about *that* kind of privilege? Odds are, there would me more of the bitch-and-moan blame game with no responsibility at all shouldered by the relevant populations.)
Hell, it could just be me but that strikes me as precisely how you attempt to effectively cripple a population and convince them only "Massa" can see them through. This black man will have no more of it. More importantly (for this discussion on white privilege), when confronted on the public school issue (a true achilles heel for the Democrats) Barack Obama and his fellow travelers would be given a complete pass -- now what the hell was Tim saying about privilege, EarthTone? But damn oh damn, they (as opposed to the bad white people, a.k.a. Republicans) really really care about the average man. And they really really know what's best for the average man. And the average man had better (how do I say this?) really really do exactly what these fool people tell that average man to do or there will be hell to pay. I mean, who knows? Next thing you know your religion might be shat upon, your daughter trashed, your husband ridiculed, and your intelligence not simply questioned but vehemently disputed. N'est–ce pas?
Congratulations, EarthTone; do you need some bells to go with those shackles?
This clown Tim Wise trashes the average white people who are the backbone of our industry and our military, and the majority of our taxpayers, because he desperately wants to be cool. He willingly tosses around terms like stupid, etc., and tells me all I need to know regarding how he truly feels about my parents, my siblings, my cousins, etc. You too, if you took the time to think about it, EarthTone. For if he dares to casually dismiss Sarah Palin and her family as he obviously has, how can it be denied that deep down he feels the same or worse about average black people. Or average folks anywhere.
EarthTone, beware a fool who desperately wants to be cool.
And just in case you haven't figured it out after Bill Clinton was never able to get 50% of the vote and Dubya earned two terms in the White House -- the Republican/conservative cohort is the majority in this country, regardless of what a poll may tell you.
Aren't white people sick and tired of this kind of white boy? This black boy sure as hell is. The man quite obviously projects his innate feelings of white privilege on a presumed lower class of voters who identify with a woman of obvious, objective achievement -- political and otherwise -- and has a multitude of acolytes enthusiastically clapping as if they are attending some Kim Jong Il lecture.
Finally, Barack Obama is not simply living a lie, he is the lie personified. I expect the final month of this presidential campaign to make this point very clear to the American public and I'm more than willing to let the chips fall where they may.