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Racism, pure and simple…

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A recent article by Jacob Weisberg in Slate opines that the only reason Obama may not be elected is racial prejudice. I think he’s right. What do you think?

Many have discoursed on what an Obama victory could mean for America. We would finally be able to see our legacy of slavery, segregation, and racism in the rearview mirror. Our kids would grow up thinking of prejudice as a nonfactor in their lives. The rest of the world would embrace a less fearful and more open post-post-9/11 America. But does it not follow that an Obama defeat would signify the opposite? If Obama loses, our children will grow up thinking of equal opportunity as a myth. His defeat would say that when handed a perfect opportunity to put the worst part of our history behind us, we chose not to. In this event, the world’s judgment will be severe and inescapable: The United States had its day but, in the end, couldn’t put its own self-interest ahead of its crazy irrationality over race.

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Author: Bill

Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

One thought on “Racism, pure and simple…

  1. What ever you are smoking I want some.

    I haven’t had anything to smoke or drink in almost 20 years, but it could explain your thinking. In fact, I’ll bet you didn’t even read Weisberg’s article, so you probably don’t even know what your’re commenting about.

    How are things up in Bay County? Pretty wet? Hope you suffered no damage.

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