At one point Dr. Sowell is asked the question of "...in one sentence, what advice would you give to President Obama?" (or something to that effect). There is a pause during which I immediately gave my own response, were I asked the same. Lo and behold, to my surprise, my own words (actually word) came from the mouth of a man whom I have long admired as a giant amongst men. It's a comforting thing to conclude the same things as real thoughtful intellectuals do, rather than follow the vainly cheap philosophies of shallow pseudo-intellectuals like Barry Obama and his ilk. My surprise came because, although I meant what I had said, it could be easily interpreted as a clever quip...something I was sure that Dr. Sowell would be quick to avoid. Oddly enough however, I believe that Sowell actually meant what he said, as had I, as a serious and necessary alteration from the course towards utter catastrophe that some would steer us towards. Reactionary? Don't listen to me, listen to Dr. Sowell....
My goodness. I am so happy that Comrade Obama took such swift action to heal our economy through the taxation of our children (and our childrens children, etc.). Who knows? The entire nation could have been pitch black if it were not for him! God bless you, Barry.
(Note that the already existing decline seems to suddenly plummet...all at about the time of a certain inaugural address. Just sayin'...)
Okay, I was going to leave the blog thing alone, having made something of an effort for today with the previous article. But then I saw these photos on Big Hollywood, and I just had to put them up.
Some time ago I posted a couple sets of pictures that contrasted well known conservative women with equally if not more well-known liberal women. The idea was that these physical portraits were also indicative of interior qualities, or in other words, that liberal women tend to be ugly, bitter, nasty people on the inside.
Anyways, these next two pictures were quite interesting as I thought along similar lines:
I am simply not sure if you could find a picture to better depict Obama-Comrade Vladimir Putin (Note to libs: Comrade Putin is your ally. He does the same job in Motherland Russia that King Obama does here in the States). With an almost vampire-like creepiness and oozing raw evil, the totalitarian Prime Minister is a poster-boy for modern mafia chic. He also prefers subjugation of the proletarian masses rather than long walks on the beach. Mmmmm...sexy.
A distant runner up in contrast to the previous picture, but with great merit of it's own, this picture of George Soros in many ways sums up what it is to be a modern "progressive": Arrogant, ugly, and power-hungry.
I know that libs prefer to simply take marching orders rather than think, much less have any idea of where these orders originate, so it goes without saying that they might not know this person if they saw him. Here's some advice: Turn off American Idol, put the self-indulgent lifestyle on hold for a moment, and get a freaking clue about what the hell is going on in this world (or rather, what the hell you are doing to this world). Believe me, the protests and "Save the (insert victim here)" rallies can wait for a little while longer.
If Vladimir Putin is Darth Vader, George Soros is most certainly Emperor Palpatine. Think I'm kidding? Visualize this picture, except with a black hooded robe on him. Tell me I'm wrong...go ahead.
First things first. Yes, the title is intended to be provocative. And if you happen to be a liberal who ended up here mistakenly on your way to the Huffington Post, then no, you should not assume the title is indicative of my personal views, whether conscious or not.
What you can assume is that I am one of a growing majority who are absolutely sick and tired with the race and gender games we play these days, in many cases with life impacting or altering effect (for the worse) on real victims of modern day political power struggles. I'm tired of seeing men be trashed for being men, and for endlessly blaming "whitey" whenever someones life is not all hunkey-dorey.
Rather than ranting on and on about this thing, and believe me, I could, here's an article (printed at Big Hollywood) by actor and columnist Joseph C. Phillips that prompted me to post. Enjoy:
"According to the website CNN.com, some of the criticism of first lady Michelle Obama is driven by partisan politics. However, “others say the attacks are rooted in white resentment of the “uppity Negro.” Two things quickly come to mind. The first is that no one other than Harry Reid uses the word “Negro” anymore. Second, that it is the 21st century and yet there are those who continue to talk about race as if it were 1955.
Last February, in a speech to honor Black History Month, Attorney General Eric Holder remarked that Americans of all colors should stop avoiding an honest discussion of race in America. Said Holder: “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and I believe continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards.”
I disagreed with Holder at the time and still do. Americans are not cowards when it comes to discussions of race, neither are they dishonest. Rather, I believe Americans are simply bone-tired.
The American conversation on race began more than two centuries ago and frankly, we have talked of little else. The topic permeated the discussions during the drafting of both our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution and continues today, with a black man sitting in the white house.
Not cowards, just exhausted and so very, very eager to move on!
This was the great “hope” for Barack Obama. The great tide that swept Barack Obama into the White House was not the hope of a hard left social and economic agenda. Americans were eager to move on to a new and more uplifting conversation about their nation and their lives as citizens. And one of the things they wanted to change was the conversation on race.
In fairness, changing America’s racial conversation may have been a bit too much to ask of one man. Although for a man who promised that his nomination as a candidate for president would be remembered as the moment the planet would heal and the oceans would calm, such expectations were perhaps not so outrageous. Nevertheless–his ability or inability to calm the tides notwithstanding–he is only human.
And early on, there were signs that it was all too good to be true.
There was the revelation of his 20-year association with the reverend Jeremiah Wright, pastor of the universal church of “get back whitey.” This eye-opener was followed by several editorials introducing voters to the new “racial code.” We discovered, for instance, that talking about Obama’s elitism was code for saying he was “uppity” and to point out his inexperience was to call him a “boy.” Alas, this was all a harbinger of what was to come.
This administration has attempted to marginalize its opponents by labeling them as racists; movements have been slandered with charges of racism, and principled disagreement is suddenly seen as evidence of bigotry. It all seems a bit surreal. As a nation, we seem to be talking about race now, more than we have in a very long time. As far as leading this nation into a post racial era, the election of Barack Obama can only be seen as a bust.
But perhaps I have misread the tea leaves. It may be that what we are witnessing is race- as-we-have-come-to-know-it in its death throes. We might also be seeing first hand the birth of a new paradigm of race in America—one that will carry us into the next generation.
This past March, in a deliberate attempt to provoke a racial incident, members of the Congressional Black Caucus marched through a large crowd of angry, mostly white, ObamaCare protestors. But the trick failed. The fire hoses didn’t appear; neither did the attack dogs, or the white racists shouting the N-word. Sure, the left claimed it happened–that these noble black heroes were spat upon and called ugly names as in days gone by–but the lie failed to gain traction.
Representatives Charles Rangel and Maxine Waters have claimed that race is behind investigations into their behavior, as opposed to the possibility that they have been unethical and dishonest. There was a time when such charges would have been greeted with seriousness as opposed to the snickering these recent protests have garnered.
The new left media is hard at work attempting to prove racial animus. Increasingly, however, their charges seem to read like a laundry-list of falsehoods and rather mundane annoyance: Scrutiny of the first lady, for instance.
It would be difficult for Americans to witness the cynical, dishonest, and hollow way in which race has been at issue over the last two years and not sense that something is afoot. Indeed, it may be that this nation is moving in a new direction on race. Sure, there will continue to be those who cling to the outdated view of black-white relationships, but increasingly they must be seen as out-of-step with the times. If true, it is both reason to celebrate and to shake Mr. Obama’s hand."