Bemusement, I don’t think so
I find myself once more in an awkward position. I don’t particularly think President Obama is doing a very good job. That being said, although I’m quite critical of his Decisions and Policies, I find I’m always put in the position of defending him as a man.
Even in my personal life it comes up almost daily, that some mook in the area I live talks, bad about the Man. I could be getting a haircut, riding a bus, eating lunch or just interacting with other people and the talk of the “nigger” comes up. The word sends shivers down my frail spine. It’s most offensive to me!
While growing up in a neighborhood that was mixed with all kinds of people with diversified backgrounds, I would be astonished that African Americans would call each other that name. It made me bristle and recoil. I didn’t like it even then and found that the word had way to much power. Now you have a little insight into what makes me tick.
To be quite honest here, I’m ashamed of the way we’re treating Obama as a Man. Like I’ve said, fine disagree with how he’s doing at his job. I get it! There are plenty of things I could point out that I feel he’s failing us on. What I’ve known before he was even elected is that there is a very large segment that just won’t accept a person of color to be in charge. Yes, our leader.
It’s been framed in so many different ways by the right wing and some others that he is not one of us. What that means is he’s not white and one of the good old boys. If you doubt that, take a look at how he’s been treated. Let’s see, they claimed he wasn’t eligible to be President because he wasn’t born “here.” He is a Muslim! Bill Ayers wrote his books for him. No one knew him growing up. Oh and he bypassed white folk getting into college. That damn affirmative action thing. After all he is a real Manchurian Candidate. Funny when asked, the mooks have no idea what a Manchurian Candidate is or where that term came from. Of course all this is just their way of saying I want my country back. Now we know from who they want it back from, Blacks, those people.
Briefly, I’ll go into the make up of those people who are the real haters. They’re cowards. Weak minded simpletons, who are afraid of their own shadows. Change sends them into withdrawal. So sad really as these fears and hate of past generations keep developing today. I had hoped it would have died out years ago. Like the song says, “teach your children well”. We’ll enjoy it while you can, in a few more years white people will be the minority. Maybe at some time in the future, we’ll have to show you our papers. So the Trumps, of the World are despicable and really should be called out for what they are. Freaks of mind.
Many have said including me, why didn’t he just show his damn long form birth certificate. This would have silenced his haters. I then thought about it. I ponder these things for days if not weeks. The conclusion I came up with is why should he have had to. No other Candidate has ever had to. Once more, he’s our President, and we’re still asking to see his papers because he’s not good enough to be one of us. We’ll teach that “uppity nigger”. No matter what he’ll never be one of us. Being that Obama is a man, I wonder what he tells his friends and family about having to be slapped in the face. That’s what this is, a slap in the face. People of color through out our History have had to show their papers. For the love of justice, they still are on a huge scale in Arizona. It was bad enough he had to show his “papers” earlier in the campaign. I really don’t remember Hillary having to show hers. I think if it were me being slapped in the face this way, I would have not shown my papers at all. What a disgrace to have to. I realize why he did. Media has gone nuts about the Donald chasing windmills. Please can we just tell the Donald, you’re fired, once and for all.
When Obama was elected, I was very proud as a people we came this far. I never thought it would happen in my life. When the true feelings of the mooks started coming out, as in the teaparty exhibits and town halls, It made me think that this was just an anomaly. I voted for Obama. I want him to succeed for many reasons, for him, us and the whole world. When people, networks, politicians, haters in general claim the stage, we need to revolt and tell the media, cut the shit. This is not news and your doing nothing but perpetuating the agenda of rich white Kochs of the world. This may give you an insight as to how Barrack Obama feels having to show his papers. The President said he was a bit bemused at all the attention his birth certificate was getting. I wasn’t bemused at all, I was disappointed once more in people.