My Country "Tears" of Thee

I expected the McCain campaign to pull out their bag of tricks sooner or later but I never really expected this level of hatred to rear its head. I am sorry to say that with the election of Barak Obama, the McCain campaign has ushered in a new of 1950’s level or racial hatred. What we are seeing now will not dissipate after November 4. No, what we are seeing is a new generation of racial intolerance which many of us thought was a product of bygone eras.

Make no mistake about it, Bill Ayers is not the issue. He is just a conduit for those to express their hatred and fear and McCain has stoking it with the help of Fixed News. I’ve always thought Sean Hannity was a racist and he has proven me right. But I never expected this from McCain. I never trusted him but I never thought of him as one that would go this deep into the gutter. He has and with it he has dragged American politics into a dangerous arena.

We are now on the precipice of destroying any hope of realizing Dr. King’s dream. If Barak Obama wins in November, half of America will actually believe that he is a terrorist and they will direct their hatred of Obama onto the African American community. Instead of using this opportunity as a means to finally put to rest the most divisive issue of American history, their hatred will invigorate them to work towards eroding the influence of African Americans in our society.

They will seek to destroy Obama and those of us that support him. They will set out to eliminate every Civil Rights gains made in the country. This is what McCain is creating with his campaign. He will regret that his final legacy will be that of a man that was willing to unravel the fabric of American society to win the White House. And he will see the rotten fruits of his labor and it will pain him to know that in the most important election of this generation, he chose the undignified path. With every racist rant from Sean Hannity, it will remind him that he appealed to America’s darkest side.

November 4, 2008 will mark a milestone in American history. There will be very little to celebrate. Either Barak Obama or John McCain will win but America as a whole will lose. Should Obama win, 50% of the electorate will feel that a Muslim Terrorist won and they display their hatred in ways we have never seen. Should Obama lose then 50% of the electorate will feel that stoking the fears of racial hatred is the most powerful force in American politics and despite what we’ve believed, not much progress has been made over the past 40 years.

As much as I love this country, I am sad for her.


16 Responses to My Country "Tears" of Thee

  1. Patrick M Says:
    James, I haven't visited your blog in a long while, so if I misconstrue this post, then you may correct me.

    WTF?!?!?! Essentially you're saying if The Marxist (Obama) is not elected, it's because he's black, and if he is elected, half the country will be convinced we elected a Muslim terrorist?

    By what standard of logic can you arrive at this insane of a conclusion?

    As far as I know, none of the bloggers I talk with regularly who oppose the election of The Marxist (as I can't say they all support McCain) do so because of the color of his skin or his religion (as he is a Christian). When we bring up things like the terrorist Ayers (the lefty equivalent of a Timothy McVeigh), it's because it goes to the mindset and political philosophy of The Marxist, inasmuch as we believe it's a radical agenda that will, if fully implemented, will change the United States into a country we wouldn't want to live in.

    This obsession with finding the racism in the race is, as far as I can tell, perpetuating the racist mentality that does exist in this country. In fact, no matter what happens under your thought process, half the voters will be guilty of racist actions.

    Dr Kin, were he alive to watch this perpetuation of the race-based mentality that you are locked into, would puke. And that is the sad legacy we are left with in this election.
  2. Patrick M Says:
    BTW, I'm linking to this post for one I'm posting on Tuesday.
  3. James Manning Says:
    Pat, welcome back. My point is this. I have never had any problem with someone not voting for Obama. Hell, he is a liberal. What I am saying is that McCain's campaign is stirring something very dangerous. You see today that he had to get his people in line at a rally in Minnesota. He did the right thing. There is no point in stoking fear when we can simply debate the issues. McCain is not running on the issues and his sidekick is tapping into the fear of his followers.
  4. Patrick M Says:
    It depends on the kind of fear they're stoking. And with the exception of halfwits shouting stupid things, McCain and Sarah have been going after The Marxist's record (such as it is), associations (as it relates to his judgement), and his history (as it relates to his radical liberalism). There's a difference.

    Of course they have to attack because The Marxist has (wrong) ideas on what to do and McCain has too little to differentiate himself from his liberal side, which was what differentiated him back in the primaries. But I'll save the rest for my post.
  5. Roderick Says:
    Keep The N____r Out Of Office

    Angered by a delay in the receipt of his voter registration card, a Louisiana man today threatened to shoot election officials, claiming that he urgently needed to cast a ballot to "keep the n____r out of office," according to police. Wade Williams, 75, was arrested this morning on a felony terrorizing charge after allegedly calling the Registrar of Voters and warning that he would come to the state office and empty his shotgun unless he got his registration card.

    Using profanity and racial slurs, Williams told a state official "about needing to vote to 'keep the n_____r out of office," according to an Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office affidavit, a copy of which you'll find here. link=rssfeed

    Patrick, you really need to grab a clue.

    Why did that policeman in that rally this past Monday use Barack HUSSEIN Obama?

    Why did McCain call Obama 'that one' during the debate last Tuesday and his campaign was handing out 'the one' cufflinks to reporters before the debate?

    It's an effort to cast Obama as 'the other' but do you think that it would have been used if Obama were a white man who was named John Anthony Smith?

    hell no.

    You're being obtuse if you believe that McCain is trying to link Marxism to terrorism.

    Team McCain and his 527's are trying to link Obama to the terrorists of 9/11 claiming that Obama is a Muslim and the Ayers crap is just an extension of that because when most people hear 'terrorist' they don't differentiate between Ayers and Al Queda which is the objective.
  6. Patrick M Says:
    Roderick: Your biggest example of racism is someone being arrested on a felony terrorizing charge? And you suggest I grab a clue?

    I'm not saying there's no racism out there. I'd have to be cracked to do so. I'm saying that the McCain camp is not engaging in specific acts to label The Marxist as a "Muslim terrorist n____r."

    I will admit there will be idiots out there that will make the leap from the commercials McCain is running to idiotic statements above, because I've engaged otherwise intelligent people that have used that language. But if the McCain camp is going to bring up questions about The Marxist's judgment by his association, and those association do include a domestic terrorist, how could he go with that and please you and not come off as apparently racist when you set the bar so low that I probably sound racist for what I'm typing? That's like saying we're racist and sexist for only electing white guys to the presidency for the last 200+ years.

    Why did McCain call Obama 'that one' during the debate last Tuesday...?

    He was being dismissive of The Marxist for being full of BS. Considering the post-debate coverage zoomed in on that comment and predicted some people would start screaming racism, it might be. Even Michelle Obama said it wasn't meant in a racial way.

    BTW, I'm the one who decided to use The Marxist instead of "that one's" proper name. It's shorthand that keeps it clear why I have to vote for McCain despite the myriad reservations I have about McCain. Don't give that moron credit for my nomenclature changes. :)
  7. James Manning Says:
    i think we all understand the coded language of racism. mccain and palin are being careful to stay in the gray area but they understand what they are doing. people are scared for a lot of reason. the economy is really hammering a lot of peope; black, white, urban and rual folks are being hit hard. under these conditions it is not hard to ramp up the hate with doing it overtly.

    calling Obama a Marxist is silly but I think that is much different then calling him a terrorist. And honestly, I think Conservatives have plenty of reasons not to support Obama based on his philosophy because it is a liberal philosophy.
  8. Roderick Says:
    Patrick M said...
    Roderick: Your biggest example of racism is someone being arrested on a felony terrorizing charge? And you suggest I grab a clue?

    Roderick: LOL. You intentionally skipped over why this man was so upset.

    This is a result of the hysteria that the McCain/Palin ticket has been whipping up over the past ten days.

    What does Obama's middle name have to do with Marxism?

    It just happens to be the last name of the former ruler of Iraq whom we disposed a couple of years ago.

    Again this is an attempt by Team McCain to confuse low information voters who probably don't know the difference and aren't willing to expend the energy to find out.
  9. Dave Miller Says:
    Good post James. As people rush in with "it is only a few idiots" claim, one must wonder what too Team McCain took so long to quell this type of behavior.

    When people used Obamas middle name in the Democratic primaries, McCain rightly cut it off, after one incident.

    Why did that not happen here?

    I fear you may correct. No matter who wins, I doubt we will now see a coming together in our country.
  10. James Manning Says:
    Rod: you are on point with the low information voter. it is no different then me going out on the southside of chicago and riled up some brothers about white people. now, my close friends would think i was crazy, hand me a beer, tell me to shut the f**k up and go back to watching the game. but there are others that are so angry that i could probably incite them to do something crazy.

    dave: i figured you would understand where i was coming from
  11. Patrick M Says:
    Just a point I've noticed. The McCain camp HAS started trying to tamp down that idiocy. If they were slow to do so it's because it served their purpose to get elected, no matter how much they may disagree.

    That's not something unique to any campaign. The Marxist did the same thing with his comments about how people would try to scare the voters because he was "different." I don't think he really wants to play the race card here, but it serves him there to use that, to imply racism, so that when the McCain camp goes to the hard negative, The Marxist's supporters (that's you guys) would immediately be motivated to start screaming (or discussing) racism in the McCain camp.

    What you designate as entrenched racism is at worst the unfortunate reality of politics: Attack what can be attacked.
  12. James Manning Says:
    Patrick: I would rather folks just stick to the issues. We know that racism is a part of American society so its going to play a part of this election but neither Obama or McCain should make it a part of their strategy. And most of my Republican friends feel the same way. It serves no purpose to inject racial fears in this.

    And McCain is backing away from it and you can see that Palin is moving more towards traditional culturual issues. That I think is perfectly fine except that cultural issues are not an effective strategy except with the base of the Party and that isn't enough to win.
  13. Satyavati devi dasi Says:
    Oh, I like this discussion.

    I'm gonna keep an eye on yall and see where this goes.

  14. Roderick Says:
    Patrick: The only reasons that McCain is suddenly denouncing the Arab/ Ayers smears is because they are driving up his own negatives.

    Therefore it's not because McCain is doing it for aulteristic reasons.
  15. James Manning Says:
    Rod: I'm actually willing to give teh benefit of the doubt on this. I think there definitely some truth to what you are saying but I don't think the drop in the poll is the only reason. Hes problem now will be controlling Palin because she doesn't seem to care.
  16. erika cotter Says:
    My first time on your blog, I agree with everything you have said. I am scared to think what the future holds for my family. We are a mixed family and will get it from both sides. Keep spreading the truth, every chance you get.

    Thank you.