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.