Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Who Are The Real "Racists"?

I've previously commented on the media's pet theory that racism explains much of McCain's support. And whereas McCain's supporters are "racists," it is apparently in Obama's DNA to bring people together because of his biracial background. Or so the media would have us believe.

But let's cut through the nonsense and look at the evidence. Which presidential ticket is actually more racist? First, let's take the Democrats. As we all know, Obama was a member of a racist church for 20 years, and during that time, the racist Reverend Wright married him, baptized his children, and served as his mentor. Obama's ridiculous suggestion that he "never heard" Wright's racist sermons is belied not only by the fact that the core theology of Obama's church is black liberation theology, but also by Obama's acknowledgement in Dreams From My Father that the very first Wright sermon he heard -- the one that first attracted him to Wright -- contained the following gem: "White folks' greed runs a world in need." Additional evidence of Obama's anti-white views is found in another Dreams From My Father passage, where Obama speaks glowingly about Malcolm X:

Only Malcolm X's autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me ... [A]s I imagine myself following Malcolm's call, one line in the book stayed with me. He spoke of a wish he'd once had, the wish that the white blood that ran through him, there by an act of violence, might somehow be expunged.

Finally, Obama's marriage to Michelle Obama -- who complained bitterly in her Princeton thesis of "further integration and/or assimilation into a white cultural and social structure that will only allow me to remain on the periphery of society; never becoming a full participant" -- is further evidence of the racist views that Obama and his wife harbor.

And Joe Biden's no bargain, either. Biden famously called Obama the "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean" and has also said "you cannot go into a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent."

Now let's look briefly at the Republicans. John McCain adopted a daughter from Bangladesh, and Sarah Palin married a man of Eskimo descent. In other words, both members of the Republican ticket have chosen to share their lives with someone of a different racial background.

Folks, whether racism resides in one's heart is determined not by DNA, but by one's conscious actions, decisions and life choices. McCain and Palin pass that test with flying colors, while Obama and Biden fail miserably. But you'd never know it listening to the mainstream media.


1Peter3:15 said...

It's hard to get polling data on racism, since it is now viewed as shameful.

I agree with you that McCain isn't a racist. Palin is a mystery, although I have no reason to suspect she is a racist, but the "Eskimo descent" point goes too far. Does it say anything about Palin to learn that Todd Palin in 1/8 eskimo? One of his parents was 1/4 eskimo. What eskimo traditions does the Palin family still follow? Do they take advantage of Eskimo preferences in hiring and admissions?

Neocon Latina said...

Does it say anything about Palin to learn that Todd Palin in 1/8 eskimo?

So being 1/2 black in Obama's case unquestionably establishes his black bona fides, whereas being 1/8 Eskimo in Palin's case is insufficient? Would 1/4 sufficient for you?

What eskimo traditions does the Palin family still follow? Do they take advantage of Eskimo preferences in hiring and admissions?

Here you seem to suggest that a person cannot be "authentically" Eskimo unless he acts a certain way. This is as pernicious as suggesting that blacks cannot be "authentically" black unless they act a certain way. Interestingly, Obama himself seems to have fallen into that trap, as he himself recounts in Dreams From My Father.

And, for what it's worth, Todd Palin does seem to be substantially connected to the Native Alaskan community. Via Wikipedia:

His mother, a former secretary of the Alaska Federation of Natives, is one-quarter Yup'ik, and his maternal grandmother, Helena (Bartman) Andree, is a member of the Curyung tribe.