I read some of the conservative blogs out there and I’m embarrassed by the increasingly racist rhetoric in the voice of the GOP. The conservative blogosphere seems to be intent on demonizing President Obama and other minorities in the Demoncratic party (Oops, typo — my bad) as well as galvanizing our ever-present and growing contingency of nutballs into some sort of racially induced frenzy.
For 20 years, my stance has been that while the GOP has no particular affinity for minorities, for the most part, they are not intentionally pushing policies that prohibit us from defining and reaching our own success. That works for me. I don’t need a whole buncha uptight crazies inviting me to their table. Especially since that table is probably in an isolated bunker somewhere in Montana.
The fact is, new GOP, you are not doing enough to ensure the very principles upon which you are founded are preserved. You’ve been absolutely impotent for the past three plus years because you’re still too angry about who came to dinner. Instead of channeling that anger into a sound conservative alternative that doesn’t require that I join you in the bunker, you’re acting like a bunch of bitches. And blind bitches, at that.
As carelessly as folks in the new GOP use the President’s race to overtly or covertly attack him, you continue to deny that racism exists in the ’12. Without seeing the obvious effects of institutionalized racism, then you must really believe that we black and brown minorities are just shiftless, lazy layabouts who make babies out of wedlock, are not educable and commit crimes because we like the food in jail. (I say black and brown minorities because Asians seem to be ok with you. But, of course, who doesn’t love a cute, obedient, pocket-sized Oriental! Especially now that Coach makes those cool carriers.)
See, racism creates institutions that are designed to disenfranchise entire groups of people, move the prize out of their reach and then make it look like they’re at fault. Racism also makes that disenfranchised group believe that they have no ability to jump up to reach that prize. You get the second part…but I don’t think you get the first part.
I can see why. Most of the minorities in your circle are afraid to speak out about the first part. But telling half the story is no better than telling a lie.
Or maybe those inner circle minorities were just lucky enough to be largely unaffected by the first part. For instance, I don’t believe there is anything my black ass cannot do once I set my mind to it. Period. You and your racist institutions couldn’t stop me if you tried. And I dare you to try…cuz I haven’t doled out a good solid ass whoopin’ since….well, never…you know I can’t fight. But that’s not my point – my point is that racism can’t affect me personally because I don’t allow it to. Close the door? I’m coming in the window. (Unless said window is in Sanford, FL…)
Listen, just because you can’t see something or are not affected by something, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Kinda like Newt Gingrich’s sex appeal…not evident to the casual observer but chicks are bangin’ him in droves so there’s at least circumstantial evidence to support it’s existence.
It does exist and as long as it affects anyone, then it must affect me also. (Racism, not Newt’s alleged sexy) Wrong is wrong.
So, I think we need to be apart for a while, my dearest GOP; perhaps some distance will give us both the perspective that we need. Perhaps I’m a bit sensitive from seeing my brothers and sisters gunned down in the streets lately with no consequence. Or maybe I’m just a bitch.
All I know, is that this time around, I won’t be at the party. You will have to earn my love and my vote…and if the last three years have been an indication, it ain’t looking good.
*sigh* it’s the end of an era…Uncle Gipper would be so ashamed.
Kimchi and Collard Greens
Ps – Don’t worry….I won’t be getting in bed with your equally impotent but whinier rival to spite you. I couldn’t stomach that.