Friday, June 15, 2007
SHEIK BARAK HUSSEIN OBAMA: DEMOCRAT, CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER, HEAVY METAL HEAD BANGER?!!
I nearly "Banged my Head" when Democratic presidential hopeful, and apparent fan of cheesy 80's pop metal, Sheik Barack Hussein Obama played the race card at a recent stump speech in Virginia. The "quiet riot" of black rage he claims brewing in black communities is ready to erupt into the streets of all America reminiscent of the L.A. riots. Who doesn't remember the video footage of white officers beating Rodney King, and the officers' subsequent acquittals which set off 3 days of rioting and wanton looting that left the Los Angeles area and its people scarred. The many injustices committed by the officers and rioters (shoppers?) alike made this an embarrassment for all the world to see. Nearly fifteen years later that same level of discontent and frustration is slowly boiling in the black communities and threatens to explode if we don't heed Obama's "quiet riot" warning. Just as Hillary Clinton fancies herself as the "Joan of Arc" for women's rights, Sheik Obama is playing the race card to the same tune. Hopefully Sheik Barack Hussein Obama's pandering and race-baiting will backfire and discredit his campaign. The Republicans have little to say on either issue since they are mostly white males. I am proud to say that white America did not feel the same disdain for blacks when O.J. Simpson was acquitted. Or that Jews didn't feel compelled to take revenge against Muslims when they sawed off Daniel Pearl's head. Maybe every community should be upset with every other community for any reason they feel necessary in order to vent their anger and frustration. Then again, maybe not. Maybe we are mature and civilized. I see hip hop culture as the dominant youth culture. I see more and more mixed race couples everyday. I see homosexuals on wildly popular television programs. I see an open-border immigration policy. I see America much more generous towards the world than the world is towards us. I see the aftermath of the tsunami disaster and the aftermath of 911. America is a good, decent, and tolerant country. We are the envy of the world, not just because of our economic and military might, but because of our charitable and tolerant traditions. Perhaps we have stirred up feelings of resentment and envy in other countries, not only because we are a superpower, but because we are a good, decent and forgiving country, and other societies know this and it reminds them of their own shortcomings stemming from their inability to tolerate and forgive. Jesus died trying to teach the world this. Maybe Sheik Obama needs to listen to a different quiet riot - the Metal Health kind. BANG YOUR HEAD! Before your type of politics makes me bang mine.