Monday, October 6, 2008

McCain Campaign Chair in Buchanan County VA, Pens Racist Commentary on Barack Obama

Unlike all other candidates for president, Barack has had to deal with racist attacks against his person.  This election has not been about the issues that plague society, it has been about the various ways in which the black body is problematized to promote white hegemony.  Though McCain has been careful to avoid racist slurs directed at blacks himself, his little minions have no problem doing his dirty work.

By focusing on the blackness of Barack instead of the myriad of important issues like health care, education and the war on Iraq, the GOP have managed to prey upon the racism of white citizens.  Barack can only be deemed a threat if one believes that whiteness is meant to rule.  Time after time he has been racially maligned with the offending party apologizing after the fact.  This does not erase the intent of such commentary.  Once the message has been publicly distributed it cannot be revoked by an apology. 

In the latest affront to Barack and indeed all black citizenry Bobby May wrote what cannot be construed as anything other than a racist tirade.

FREEDOM OF RELIGION: Mandatory Black Liberation Theology classes taught in all churches - raise taxes to pay for this mandate. Put Rev. Jeremiah Wright in charge...."
"DRUG CRISIS: Raise taxes to pay for free drugs for Obama’s inner-city political base...."
"2ND AMENDMENT: Under Obama will only apply to gang-bangers, illegal aliens, Islamo-Fascist terrorists, and Senator Jim Webb’s aide...."
"FOREIGN RELATIONS: Appoint Rev. Al Sharpton as Secretary of State, Jesse Jackson as UN Representative, and let Bill Clinton handle all other "foreign relations" ... As long as Hillary doesn't find out...!"
"THE WHITE HOUSE: Hire rapper Ludacris to “paint it black.” Taxes to be increased to buy enough paint for the job plus spray-paint for graffiti...."
"THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES: Raise taxes to send $845 billion, most of it to Africa so the Obama family there can skim off enough for them to free their goats and live the American Dream...."
"NATIONAL ANTHEM: Change to the "Black National Anthem" by James Weldon Johnson...."
"US CURRENCY: Update photos to reflect US diversity; include pictures of "great Americans" such as Oprah Winfrey, Ludacris, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Paris Hilton, and Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson (Obama's new Secretary of the Treasury - 50 Cent refused position after learning that he would lose his crazy check if he accepted the nomination)...."
"US FLAG: Replace 50 stars with a star and crescent logo; red stripes changed to green to represent Obama’s tree-hugging radical environmentalism and his lack of experience. Flag lapel pins, having become a substitute for “real patriotism,” will henceforth be banned...."
"STATEHOOD: Extend statehood to the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Kenya, Cuba, Palestine, Freedonia, Bugtussle and the 'Free state of McDowell' and raise taxes..."
"THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES: Raise taxes to send $845 billion, send most to Africa so that the Obama family there can skim off enough to allow them to free their goats and live the American Dream..."

The rest of his commentary can be read here.

This is the post racial world in which we live.  Comments that are clearly racist and meant to incite hatred are considered social commentary, and legitimate free speech.  Blacks are not allowed to express rage at racism; as we are meant to accept our place in the racial hierarchy.  Any form of dissent on our part is the reaction of an animalistic, irrational being thwarting the natural order.

The white supremacist state needs to be brought to an end.  Many so-called progressive white liberals will look at commentary like this and simply say well look at the source, it's not worth commenting on.  They can safely take this position because it is not their bodies that are being othered.  Each and every statement akin to this that goes unchallenged legitimizes and naturalizes white privilege.  It is damaging to the people that it is aimed at, as it continually reaffirms us as lesser human beings.  There is nothing natural about oppression, and white rule.

The idea that whiteness is constantly under attack belies the degree of power that white bodies exist with in this society. White fear of brown bodies is an ideologically false assertion.  It is not brown bodies that enslaved whites.  It is not brown bodies that established separate and unequal education, that continues to this day.  It is not brown bodies that created a racially biased judicial system.  Whiteness as good is continually reaffirmed whereas anything associated with blackness is constructed a negative in some way.  White fear is about maintaining power and fear of retribution.

H/T Black Political Thought


9 comments:

space said...

That's supposed to be funny? I guess maybe it is to the Archie Bunkers of the world...

And in fact, there is one piece of the mock platform I actually agree with: we probably *should* all learn to speak Spanish, and probably French too, since people in European countries tend to speak the languages of their neighbors.

Ouyang Dan said...

My jaw almost fell off when I read that at Shakesville. I was just appalled. This is what we look at when we protect everything, even bigoted hate, under free speech.

Have you read about the junior high teacher and his cute spell out for "CHANGE"? Barf.

frau sally benz said...

My first thought is: I should be surprised, and yet I'm not at all. This is f'n sick.

Second thought: How stupid can you be, really? You're attached to the McCain campaign and you come out with this? Don't they have some sort of approval system over there?

And, of course, this is really racism at its finest here. Take all of the people you know, mix them with every negative stereotype you can think of, and there you go.

kat said...

This made me literally sick to my stomach.....Renee, when you say "Which cannot be construed as anything other than racist tirade" do you mean that someone did try to pass this off as NOT a racist screed?
That's just disgusting.

Ebony Intuition said...

So uncalled for!!

Anonymous said...

At least the racist assoholic got James Weldon Johnson right.

Expect to see more of this bile in the coming weeks, along with screeches of plausible deniability.

Anonymous said...

The Buchanan County GOP tried to hide their Web site but for some reason this page is still up - http://bucgop.com/blog13/letters-and-comments/

George Bush's "holy war", Michelle Obama is "anti-white", and Barack is part of a "tide of the anti-Christ actions"...

It's truly scary.

Take a screenshot before they find a way to take this page down too.

White Trash Academic said...

Renee is right that we should not dismiss this as simply the words of obvious racists. They are using this kind of stuff in VA right now to appeal to undecideds and independents.
They are taking this "swing state" thing very seriously.

Anonymous said...

IS BUCHANAN COUNTY RACIST? NO-OBAMA, McCAIN, AND WORLD- WE ARE NOT!

Were we called racist when a black man walked into our local law school and shot and killed only Caucasian people?
No, we were called racist because of a few printed words.

Are we called racist because some local businesses and homes have vote Obama signs in their front yards?
No, we were called racist because of a few printed words.

Are we called racist because a local private school enrolls 75% or more black needy children instead of 75% or more Caucasian needy children.
No, we were called racist because of a few printed words.

Are we called racist because of in a community of over 99% Caucasian that there have been no blacks harmed by any of us?
No, we were called racist because of a few printed words.

Are we called racist because our local papers didn’t call the black man racist who shot and killed only Caucasian people?
No, we were called racist because of a few printed words.

Are we called racist because people from other ethnic groups are brought into our county to do jobs that we know that we could do?
No, we were called racist because of a few printed words.

Are we called racist when we choose to drive 50 miles to shop instead of buying from our neighbors?
No, we were called racist because of a few printed words.

Are we called racist because we expelled a Caucasian child for 365 days for doing nothing wrong?
No, we were called racist because of a few printed words.

Are we called racist because we didn’t think up the song called “cop killer”?
No, we were called racist because of a few printed words.

Are we called racist because we haven’t used the word “racism” in any other presidential election in the past 200+ years?
No, we were called racist because of a few printed words.

Are we called racist when we drive 30 miles past one church to go to another one even though we all believe in God?
No, we were called racist because of a few printed words.

Are we called racist because mother and daughter, father and son, sister and brother are
angry and don’t speak to each other?
No, we were called racist because of a few printed words.

Are we called racist when we accuse someone of sin when we think we have sinned not?
No, we were called racist because of a few printed words.


Remember, “Any man can walk into a room and say ‘please rise’ but a real judge can walk into a graveyard and everyone stands!”

Written by a proud Buchanan County man!
W.F.B