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Of course The Cartoon Is A Racist Attack Against President Obama

February 19, 2009
Racism Is Not Dead

Racism Is Not Dead

The cartoon in today’s issue of the New York Post that depicts 2 white policeman killing a black chimpanzee, and then making the statement, “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill”, is a direct attack on President Obama, the black race, white people who want a better country that features fairness and equality for all, (which is what the hell the United States of America is supposed to be all about anyway), and all people who are in the process of trying to heal and unify this nation. The statements made against Reverend Al Sharpton in defense of this article are also an insult on the intelligence of all black people who have not sold out in favor of the enemy. And by enemy, I am not referring to any particular race of people, but to those who cannot, or will not recognize this racist attack against our president for what it is; a racist attack against our president, and all the people who’s skin tone matches his. I predicted this as soon as I heard the story about the police having to shoot the out of control chimpanzee. However, I did not think that it would take the form of an attack against the president and his new stimulus bill which passed in spite of the republicans insistence on playing business as usual politics. The newspaper is trying to say that the black chimpanzee being shot represents Washington DC, and not President Obama. However, the only people who believe this crap are the white people who are racists, and the black people who are oblivious to the fact that our race is, and has always been under attack by those who still believe that we are apes, gorillas, chimpanzees and other inhuman creatures. This is why I continue to warn everyone who does not know, and remind those who do, that not only are we as a race of people under constant attack, but that all Americans of all races who know that it is wrong to hate or destroy people because of the way that GOD made them are also under attack. In other words, anyone who is devoted to making this country be the country that is was truly meant to be, is a target. And President Obama, his team, and all those who support him are the bulls eye. This is why we must not let our support for the president end just because November 4th 2008 has passed. The fight for freedom and equality for all Americans in this country based on who they are, and how they conduct themselves and contribute to society as citizens of this great nation, instead of the form in which GOD decided to make them; is not a fight that we can afford to lose. I’ll say it again as I have said many times before; the election of President Obama was just the first step in many that we need to repeat constantly in order to make this country work like it is supposed to work, (not just for the rich and the powerful), but for the poor people who are capable and willing to do better, and those who cannot because of circumstance beyond their control, the working class, and yes, even those who are well off. And to all of you who are well off, you need to pay particular attention to what is happening to your wealth these days. Because if the current economic situation does not convince you that you need the people who are lower on the totem pole to lift you up, then you will continue to lose your businesses, your corporate positions, and your generational wealth. Why? Because the Average Working American Citizen is your foundation, and no structure can raise up without it’s foundation. Yes the cartoon is a racist attack masked with humor. But what amazes me is the fact that so many people are shocked after all of these hundreds of years. Racism is not going to go away because we have our first African American President. So don’t expect it to. What is important is not that racism still exists, but it’s what all of the people who despise it do about it. It is very important that we demonstrate to the world that we are outraged about the injustices that continue to effect us all in this country. But the most important thing for us to remember is that it is not how they treat us that counts at this point in history, it is how we treat each other. So please be mindful of that. And to Reverend Al Sharpton, you did a great job in gathering a cross section of all different races and classes of people for a consensus on what this cartoon really meant, and how distasteful it was to many Americans, not just African Americans. The are only calling you a publicity seeker, because you are drawing attention to this and other situations that should not be occurring in America in the new millennium. Keep up the good work.

G.R.C.