A Black family in the White House

A Modern Lynching

 I should be writing about either the Casey Anthony debacle or the façade going on in Washington about how our tax dollars will be apportioned, but we should all know about the final results of the budget sham.

 Warren Buffet compares the wrangling over increasing the debt limit to children playing in a sand box and the limit will be increased.

 I must go back to the Blog I wrote “Racism is still alive” stating that subdued racism is raising to the surface.

 I haven’t been overwhelmed with Obama’s performance; especially in foreign policy where he has power, but he hasn’t had a chance domestically, not because he is called a socialist or other names, but if we are honest will admit that it is because he is black.

 Everyone will now chorus, I’m not a racist, but the majority of the public or members of congress can’t say this with any credence. I can’t recall any President treated with less respect. It has chafed most Southern congressmen and many in the public to watch a black family living in the White House.

 What the public longs for is a white born again Christian male, similar to the last President who after ravishing our country was elected for a second term and given everything he asked for, including two wars and a faltering economy.  

 From Obama’s inauguration on the major objective of the opposition has been to make sure the President fails.  

 The Tea Party with their racist signs and fighting for the impossible or improbable had good intensions, but were dupes by the wealthy Koch brothers and other corporate giants. They hired Dick Armey to organize this group to promote Obama’s failure. Besides his salary as a lobbyist he was paid five hundred thousand dollars to organize and promote this group. We are presently feeling the results of their election.

This should be enough on this subject to anger many people, especially Michelle Bachmann’s caucus and followers of the Tea Party lady adorning the covers of Newsweek and many other publications.

 In a later Blog I will compare the wall to wall media coverage of the Casey’s case and the one paragraph coverage on page six of the newspaper of the Afghan family of 8 killed by mistake while they were sitting down to a Sunday dinner. This was only one of many such atrocities omitted from the front page, but the responsible officer did apologize for the error.     








2 responses to “A Black family in the White House

  1. Sali Cosford Parker

    Our “Great Experiment” in equality and democracy is foundering, and we are sitting front-row-center. As an historian, I find these seats a fascinating observation point. As an American, I find the cost of the seats too dear and the show nothing short of horrific.

    Of course, what is happening on our stage is nothing new. Civilizations and governments rise and fall. The struggles between innocence and corruption, idealism and greed, the haves and have-nots are as old as mankind. But this time it’s personal – this time it’s us.

    Sadly, it appears my generation bears significant responsibility for the state of affairs in America. We had the courage of our convictions once. We rose up by the thousands and stood strong (if not always wisely) against segregation and wars we didn’t believe in. For a while we were true to the immigrants and patriots who spawned us. But somewhere along the way we got lost – to drugs, sex, and ultimately, the lure of six-figure incomes.

    Our priorities changed. We close our eyes to CEO’s making hundreds of millions of dollars a year while their employees lose jobs, benefits and pensions. We allow our elected officials to vote themselves raises, and participate in rich benefit and retirement programs paid for, but not available to their fellow Americans. We allow idiots (of all parties) to run for office and are satisfied to vote for the “least-worst” candidate.

    Our values changed. Our social conscience is satisfied by tossing a few dollars to the United Way and adopting a “less fortunate” family at Christmas. Meanwhile, on any given night, 700,000 to 2 million Americans are homeless – 27 percent of which are children under 18.

    We complain about all of these things and more, but seldom stir ourselves to act. It takes events like 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina to get us off our fat backsides, but even then our attention is short-lived. We are complacent, self absorbed and self-indulgent.

    My generation has forgotten that our most important responsibility as Americans is the jealous guardianship of our collective rights – guardianship against all comers, foreign and domestic. In our forgetting are the seeds of the American tragedy. Assuring the growth of those seeds is our neglect in communicating the urgency of guardianship to our children.

    To quote Mad Eye Moody – “Vigilance! Constant vigilance!”

  2. Vicki Sue McKinnis

    Amen, Sali! This is a sad but perceptive analysis! I appreciate you for saying what I have felt, but was unable to express.

    I can only speak for myself concerning the racism associated with what’s going on politically. I have been very disappointed in the Obama presidency because instead of the change he promised, the policies have continued to support the Wall Street thieves and have done nothing to protect us from the corrupt Federal Reserve. We realized that he was walking into a financial fiery furnace created by Bush, We have seen the ruthless attacks by the Republicans. If it is racially based or simply a result of corrupt and greedy shadow leadership, I can’t say. All I know is that I have lost hope of any change, and am in mourning as I watch what you keep pointing out and what Sali, in her comment, has eloquently described.

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