Saturday, February 21, 2009

Why isn't Obama a racist?

Apropos that 'racist' cartoon faux-controversy, there are deep issues of character involved that have been completely swept under the carpet by our hyper-partisan media.
Imagine a white politician who belonged to an organisation with the following tenets-
1. Commitment to the White Community
2. Commitment to the White Family
3. Adherence to the White Work Ethic
4. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the White Community.
5. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting White Institutions
6. Pledge allegiance to all White leadership who espouse and embrace the White Value System
7. Personal commitment to embracement of the White Value System.

That white man would be branded a racist and hounded out of political life.
Would you support a President who went to a church like that? Just change the word from white to black and you have the tenets of Obama's former church. If President Bush was a member of a church like this, he would be called a racist. Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton would have been marching outside. This kind of church is a racist church... A church can't have a value system based on race. The churches value system has to be based on biblical mandate. It does not matter if itʼs a white church or a black church it's still wrong. Anyone from either race that attends a church like this would never get my vote.

Ask yourself honestly -would you consider that hypothetical white person a racist?
If so then why isn't Obama a racist?
Or, in the age of O, is that an illegitimate question?
No dissent allowed?

Back to that cartoon - The New York Post has issued a sort of apology.While it is sad to see that the newspaper did not show more resolution in face of this racist onslaught(different treatment of white and black presidents), this part stands out-
However, there are some in the media and in public life who have had differences with The Post in the past - and they see the incident as an opportunity for payback.

To them, no apology is due.

Sometimes a cartoon is just a cartoon - even as the opportunists seek to make it something else.

Now awaiting an apology and an explanation from Obama for being part of a racist church for 20 years.Waiting for that outrage from media poodles.Waiting....