I'm sick of having the race card in play every day in this damned election. My breaking point was Tuesday evening on a liberal blog (on which I left a pretty nasty comment despite liking the blogger on a more personal level) when I read a line there from some dickhead named John Nichols:
The Illinois senator recognized that the media-driven dialogue about sermons delivered by Wright had little to do with the content of the pastor's words and everything to do with the color of the pastor's -- and the candidate's -- skin.I had already composed yesterday's post by then and was listening to the third straight hour of the Obama/Wright controversy covered from every conceivable angle. And I hit my boiling point. Because that is a quote that speaks to how too many stupid people focus on race above anything else. And they they bitch because it always comes down to race.
I have never been, am not, and will never be a racist. Yet that bullshit infers that I, because of my anger over the sermons, am focusing on race rather than the words. So if you think I'm a racist you're a moron and should have some battery acid with your Kool-Aid.
And this is the problem that results. White Americans are made to feel as though we are racist by default. We have to watch what we think, what we say, and it boils over in a few quarters into bad attitudes. Meanwhile, those who pretend to champion the cause of the black man keep this racial garbage in the mix by viewing every single thing through the prism of race. And I want to personally tell every one of these race-baiting bastards to go to Hell and die, because they are the reason for continuing racism in this country.
Naturally, I have the answer though, so listen up. Everybody has to eat a shit sandwich in their lives now and then. People who succeed polish off the sandwich and get to eating something better. But if you dwell on having to eat the shit sandwich, all you will do is succeed in reminding yourself that your breath smells like crap.
So let's just stop it. Eliminate talking about race in every damned thing you can. I avoid it like the plague most of the time because I hate talking about race. Because all it does is gin up resentment and anger. This whole post came about because I was pissed about race wars. And I don't want to do it anymore. So comment if you want, but don't expect me to be friendly if you want to keep going on about race.
And if you still think I'm a racist, Alzheimer's would probably improve your personality.