Skip to comments.The Color of Your Character
Posted on 07/09/2012 4:49:38 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Liberals really are a single-minded lot: In their view, the only possible explanation for a person hoping that Barack Obama loses his next election is racism. All things political are analyzed through a filter of skin color, putting today's left directly at odds with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream that his children "will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
Conservatives might argue that leftists are hypocritical on this score, that they are judging Obama by his skin color and judging his critics by what they perceive to be the content of our characters -- based on nothing but our opposition to a far-left president who happens to be black.
But what they are demonstrating is not hypocrisy, it is projection. Liberals assume that since race is so important to them, it must be equally important to the rest of us, that it must, if you'll pardon the pun, color our every political thought. This is of course particularly true of the liberal elite who suffer deeply from what Hayek termed the "fatal conceit," a symptom of which is believing that all intelligent people must think as "Progressives" do -- and that all people not intelligent enough to think as they do are suited to be ruled by them.
The moral yardstick for the American left is now "the color of your character."
To liberals, when it comes to non-leftist critics of Barack Obama, the fact that many of us are not black means little less than that we wish the South had won the Civil War.
But when the subject is Barack Obama, the fact that his skin is black (despite his mother having been white) trumps all;....
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At Free Republic, red, white and blue is “the color of your character”. It’s a requirement.
Obama has certainly turned me into a racist and I don’t feel guilty at all! The blacks stick by him BECAUSE he is black but that is not considered racism. They can all go to a hot place! Obastard has brought nothing but shame and dispair to the presidency and this country and I blame his white half as well.
After voting for Allen Keyes twice (would do it again) I have been shown the error of my ways and now realize, just like with muslimes, where there is ANY group bent on your destruction it is NOT racist to distrust and despise them. It is known as common sense.
Oh yes, just like walking into a pen of snakes, there are some who mean you no harm but it is very WISE to guard yourself from ALL of them until you can figure out who the harmless ones are and who are those with nothing to contribute but want to suck the life blood out of you.
Thank obama, holder, sharpton, jackson, van jones.... for illuminating the, “get-even-with-them” agenda of the “Klan With A Tan” otherwise known as holder’s people. Just like most major cities run by the KWAT we can see our future with a federal government run by those attempting to get even with us for things done 200+ years ago. Imagine the entire USA looking like Detroit after the KWAT gets even with the rest of us.
Walter Williams, Keyes, H. Cain..... are not black-Americans in my book but REAL Americans. The others are the real reason for the “N” word.
Very nice post, wife of Cincinatus...
No, Liberals assume that the fast changing demographics of the country due to massive immigration will work in their favor and so far they appear to be correct. Immigrants, especially non-European descent immigrants, and their children appear to hear music when pseudo immigrant Obama talks.
And if you look how MSNBC has changed the last 5 year they are replacing their hosts with non-white (or gay white) victim activists like Sharpton, Perry, Maddow and Bashir who trot out an endless line of victims : blacks, Hispanics, gays, women, etc to call personal freedom slavery and vice versa.
It's cynical power and politics folks.
Most racists are minorities.....the rest of us don’t care about race.
Of course - where the rubber meets the road - you're right on this sick. But as you say, it's the more cynical take on the issue. The other seems true also - but MORE true about those liberals who like to fool themselves into believing they're not as crass and horrible as they really are...
I guess I don't know how that is useful to me but I do regularly get the impression that Democrats want to win much more than Republicans do. They have learned how to craft their messages for the masses and stay on point, with rare exceptions screwing it up.
The one battle they seem to have lost is the argument over climate change. I have noticed that.
Venting is not the same as winning, it seems many Republicans cant see the difference. The Republican nominee should be 10 to 30 points ahead of Obama.
Yes, it is such a damn shame. There are many good black people that have to suffer because of the vast majority of punks and neer-do-wells. Half of my ex-military friends are black. I would have voted for Cain (I sent him money!). I would vote for West. I don’t want to feel this way but what can you do? I hate obama not because of what he is but because of what he’s done.
If being “racist” means wanting to protect my people, my heritage, my culture, my language, and my country from being deliberately erased, then yes, I am.
And frankly, I don’t care. Words only have the power you let them have.
What the other side calls me means nothing, and I sure as Hell am not going to cower because of a word.
My answer to them is “OK, so I am. What the hell are YOU going to do about it? Not a f***ing thing.”
You stop worrying and caring about being called a name, you take away one of their weapons.
Well maybe one thing. Come out and vote Obama and Pelosi back into power so they can pass Obama-care2. I believe that is the whole idea behind it.
Remember an old TV show named All in the Family? It featured a preposterously dumb white guy, Archie Bunker, who saw everything in terms of race. But today, it's the left obsessed about gender and race.And like Archie Bunker, they never shut up about it.
>Archie: I'm gonna go into town and get me a good Jew lawyer.
>Mike Stivic: Do you always have to label people? Why can't you just get a lawyer. Why does it have to be a Jewish lawyer?
>Archie: Because if I'm going to sue an "A-rab," I want a guy that's full o' hate!
“...Well maybe one thing. Come out and vote Obama and Pelosi back into power so they can pass Obama-care2. I believe that is the whole idea behind it....”
But my comment still stands. They’ll vote that way anyway, no matter whether we kowtow and cower in fear of being called racist or get in THEIR racist faces and throw it back at them.
I don’t give a rat’s ass what these pieces of dogsh*t call us. Their words mean nothing to me.
They disrespect everything we value. They get nothing but contempt and spite from me in return.
My point is that Dems party are being practical pushing this race crap. Why should a poor black waste his time voting for Obama again when he lost his job and house under him?
Because Dems tell him that those 50+ white male Republicans who are really secret KKKers who want to take away his Obama-care because they want all blacks to die. Get him raged to go out and get others to vote.
That is the plan.
“...Get him raged to go out and get others to vote....”
“..Because Dems tell him that those 50+ white male Republicans who are really secret KKKers...”
That shit works both ways - the other side are radical black panthers who want to kill whitey and rape white women.
That same argument can be used against them as well.
The rest of that passage is particularly important, as it defines vanguardism:
.....all intelligent people must think as "Progressives" do -- and that all people not intelligent enough to think as they do are suited to be ruled by them. [Emphasis supplied.]
Or, if you will, "the dictatorship of the bien-pensant".
Which explains why there aren't too many street people and project-dwellers on the board of the John P. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Well, actually, All in the Family (in reruns on indie HDTV here in Houston) was the creation of Bud Yorkin and Norman Lear. Yorkin was a good old boy from Tennessee (doubtless a Harold Ford/Al Gore worshipper), but Norm Lear was/is a Jewish liberal, and the Archie Bunker character was their smear of other "old-ethnic" (not so "old" when they did it) urban whites from the East Coast, whom they used as a political punching bag.
Think of All in the Family as "Two Minutes' Hate" TV for liberal urban Jews -- instead of Orwell's Goldstein, they got Bunker, Bunker, BUNKER!!
Lear probably told himself he was creating "teachable moments" for the old-ethnic white guys he was using.
And nobody has yet put to Carroll O'Connor (who's dead) that he was, in fact, a white Stepin Fetchit for Yorkin and Lear.
Good insight, I had not thought of that. I think libs believed that O'Connor was a right winger in real life, but that seems to be inaccurate. Some of them were afraid that "Archie Bunker" would become a hero for the "silent majority."
paint white people as racists, and then spin off the jeffersons with a black racist who is always justified in his anger...
still one of my favorite lines of tv...
archie to mike..."sticks and stones may break my bones, but YOU are one dumb Pollock"...
thats ok for tv cause theres not many Poles of color i guess...
One of my all-time favorites was when Edith was going through menopause and acting flakier than normal - going through (the change of life”.
Archie looks at her and says “Edith!!! Dat’s Enough!! You got any changin’ ta do, you got fifteen minutes to get it over with!!!”
I was a kid when AITF first aired in 1970 and now looking back I cant see how I watched any of those brainless TV shows in the 1970s, except maybe Bob Newhart. AITF is way over dated, Archie defending the already ending (and lost by Johnson) Vietnam War and Mike and Gloria protesting it, and Mike a vocal atheist, Gloria a complete fruit loop.
George Jefferson/Weezy and Archie/Edith?? Nuff said?
AITF had it’s moments.
Gotta be able to laugh at things occasionally...(yeah, I know...THIS coming from ME...Mr. Bile! Hahah!)
I am the one with negativity problem. It was bad in 2008 and it's got even worse now with Romney, Boehner and McConnell.
With those as friends who needs enemies?
you??? im here with the pessimistic outlook of the best days...
the glass aint even half empty... its another dish to wash...
Good point, maybe that's why I like you. With you I am not the most gloomy in the room.
“...You are?? I am the one with negativity problem. ...”
Oh yeah? I’ll betcha I can out-bile you...
well...then again, maybe not today. I’m in a better mood than yesterday...but I think I still have a touch of Pre-MANstrual syndrome...
My cramps hurt... :^)
“...Good point, maybe that’s why I like you. With you I am not the most gloomy in the room....”
I’m only gloomy when I’m PMS...
After the novelty of allowing previously forbidden words and themes, it became annoyingly predictable. IIRC Norman Lear was one of those characters who appeared on anti-Robert-Bork TV ads.
I thought one episode was going to be different, but the ending reverted to the same old formula. In Everybody Tells the Truth, 2 repairmen were working on the family refrigerator. In Archie's version, a George-Raft-like (gangster type movie actor) white guy with a gangster-type black shirt and white tie, and an afro wearing black guy with a big knife kept threatening him. In Meatdead's (the leftist son-in-law) version, the repairmen were absolutely innocent, while of course Archie insulted them incessantly.
If the episode had ended there, it would have been a pretty good story, something like Kurosawa's Rashomon (in which various witnesses tell contradictory versions of an incident). But Lear's ideology was stronger than his artistic side, so he resolved it by Archie's wife mostly agreeing with Meathead.
I will repeat my original point. All in the Family tried to paint traditional Americans as seeing everything in terms of race, but it's really the Left which talks that way, some of them sincere, and some just trying to use race as a political weapon. Lear's efforts to demagogue against "Archie Bunker" were proven unsuccessful when Reagan won in 2000, but they kept trying, and they might ultimately succeed via immigration/amnesty.
heheheh...Im tri-MAN-o-ballsall, and all three of em are killin me...
and gay bambam is intent on squeezing...
“..tri-MAN-o-ballsall, and all three of em are killin me.....”
Hahaha!!! Life with wives and daughters.
Mine get sympathetic periods...Oy... one’s whining, the other is crying, then the other is bitching, and the other is cramping and whining, back to whining, and bleeding all over the damn place... it’s hell...HELL, I say...
My son just...RUNS....to the Man Cave to kill Zombies on the PS3.
So do I, for that matter....and we lock the girls out.
Recall People for the American Way.
There was a AITF Lear spinoff that I thought entertaining in a campy way, it was a spinoff of Maude, where Maude was a spinoff of AITF.
Recall Good Times, It started with a two parent family in the Chicago ‘projects’ trying to survive and keep the family safe and together. But then John Amos and Esther Rolle got mad because like most black TV comedies at the time the scripts were becoming dumber and dumber appealing to idiot viewers (DYNO-MIGHT!) and so first they fired Amos for complaining (leaving a single Mom family in the projects, hard to find those) and a year or so they later fired Rolle too and the series degraded into total crap as Willona Woods took over as the lead adult (idiot) character.
Rolle came back for the final season to play Florida again (the character she started on Maude) and got to play in the series final where the whole family strikes gold (luck) and get out of the projects.
The other strange series I like that never gets shown is Maude. Those are weird characters. It was lear making fun of well off white guilty liberals which you could tell was unnatural for him. NFHale had a thing for Maude's single mom divorced daughter for obvious reasons.
“...NFHale had a thing for Maude’s single mom divorced daughter for obvious reasons...”
Adrienne Barbeau had a rack that brought tears - TEARS, I tell you - to me eyes...
Truly, if EVER anyone deserved a patented Hale “Nice Rack, though...” it’s Adrienne...
Really? HUMM, . Imagine this at dinner....
Look at dem puppies....you could balance a mug of brew on that shelf...
How do you like the rope support they have? Makes for a interesting shot
Rope??? What rope???
Them there babies don’t NEED any support...and they aren’t Silicone Mountains either...
In the words of a memorable Seinfeld episode...”And ohh...by the way...They’re Real, and They’re SPECTACULAR!!!!”
“...In the words of a memorable Seinfeld episode...And ohh...by the way...Theyre Real, and Theyre SPECTACULAR!!!!..”
And that was Teri Hatcher in that episode...she’s another one with a set of Wondrous Wombats...
Your comments on this subject are bringing me flashbacks of AL Bundy. Remember ‘Hooters’ magazine?
” I am the one with negativity problem. It was bad in 2008 and it’s got even worse now with Romney, Boehner and McConnell.
With those as friends who needs enemies? “
They ARE the enemy!
” Mine get sympathetic periods...Oy... ones whining, the other is crying, then the other is bitching, and the other is cramping and whining, back to whining, and bleeding all over the damn place... its hell...HELL, I say...
My son just...RUNS....to the Man Cave to kill Zombies on the PS3.
So do I, for that matter....and we lock the girls out.”
You and your son gotz it all figgured out : )
( bien-pensant refers to people who 'think acceptable thoughts'...)
What a cool phrase - thanks for sharing...
Man’s GOT to have his priorities...hehehe
“Your comments on this subject are bringing me flashbacks of AL Bundy. Remember Hooters magazine?”
The good ole days of TV...