My first blog is dedicated to the media coverage of Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential election.
Racism has been alive and well all of my life. In my opinion, Racism is the oldest form of terrorism in this country. Factor in Barack Obama and his run for the President of the United States. He is a, more then, viable candidate. He's on the issues that matter to the masses. He's compassionate, he's honest, he's straight forward, he's for change in this country and he's from the single largest growing race of people in this melting pot. Mixed!
1.Yet the media and it's obvious manipulation tactics are finding it difficult to focus on his many strong points. They'd rather grab at the minimal straws of negatives and try to destroy his credibility [as if he's an Enemy of the State.] by going after anyone whom "they feel" are anti-American and has had contact with him in his lifetime. Any grain of doubt they can cast. Those in the media spend days of television hours trying to bring him down.
They tried the Rev. Wright controversy. Still Obama blew Clinton away in the North Carolina primary. But I am sure the media is not done with the Rev. Wright situation. Surely, they will find other snippets to doctor on. Then they'll broadcast those as if they were a run-on sentence. Only sheep or Bigots, are going to fall for this and other tactics of this sort. And they wouldn't have voted for Obama anyway. So why would the media take a chance on being accused of playing race?
2. People vote for those whom they feel have similar characteristics as them. The Majority of the citizens in The United States of America are of mixed blood. It is a fact. No matter what race you check on your application, very few of us are "purely" one race. We are a "melting Pot" of mixed bloods. Knowing this, I fully understand why so many intelligent Americans embrace Barack Obama. He is mixed with Black and White blood. In the past, in predominantly black neighborhoods, this would have been seen as an advantage. To be Melanin deficient [i.e. red boned, Creole, light skinned, bright, high yellow] prior to the phenomenon known as Wesley Snipes, was looked upon as having an instant "upper crust" status.
But in America, black is black. You can come from an all white family but have a child by a black man. The offspring will be considered black. [Tainted even, in some extreme cases]. Thing is, black cannot be camouflage. Anytime black blood is present, there will be evidence of it. Black cannot be duplicated without the mixture of every color known to man [and woman]. However, any other color under the rainbow may be derived from black by simply adding 1 or 2 lighter hues. There is further evidence that the body of the first man was found in Africa. Where I am told my race originates from. But I digress.
Barack Obama has a White mother and a black father. His mother raised him. In any other situation, he would be automatically given the race of his custodial parent. But not when it's black and white. Simply because it's black and white. This is ludicrous and still it is the America way of thinking.
3. Is Barack Obama more Black then white? Let's break it down.
His hair is curly and close to his head. A black trait. His lips are thin. A white trait. His nose is flat and wide. A black trait. His head is large. Both Black and White trait. His ears are small in relation to his head. A white trait. His swagger is debonair. A black trait. His demeanor is calm, collective and calculating. A white trait.
Black people, we are more emotional about situations which concern us, I feel because we are seldom giving the benefit of the doubt. So we stay on the defensive.
White people, you automatically expect to be vindicated [exonerated] of any wrongdoings. Thus you don't sweat any adversities which come your way.
Often times in a court of law, whites are only emotional after a less then favorable verdict. Blacks expect to be seen as guilty unless "proven" innocent. Thus we are highly emotional when we receive a "Not Guilty" verdict.
I'd say Barack has the absolute best of both worlds. His hands are large which gives way to the other stereotype that only Mrs. Obama need be concerned with. [But I feel he's blessed there too.] She smiles a lot and stands by her man through controversy and tribulations. Okay. He's got to be black below the waist too. [smile] But he is from a white womb, so for those who say he isn't acting black enough, did you ever consider that you are asking this man, MY PRESIDENT AND YOURS, to denounce his mother and the grandparents who raised him? Get a clue!
4.What differences or similarities does he have with either race?
The first notable difference is the man does not get rattled in his game. He's cool. He is not playing into the "let's trade insults" game. I like this the most. When an insult is thrown his way he almost shrugs his shoulders or flick his fingers across it [i.e. Jay-z brushing the dirt off] and then speaks to how petty the insult was. Thus casting, what should be, shame on the culprit who published such an ignorant blurp. I feel these blurps are put out to ignite ignorance or play on the insecurities of those who already suffer from "NegroPhobia". To fair minded, intelligent Americans this is seen as dumb, ignorant and a waste of media time. Perhaps the “blurps” perp was hoping to get an emotional rise out of Obama. Are they checking his blackness? Do they expect him to go on a defensive rant and maybe say something damaging to his campaign? I do believe so.
See, America has always portrayed us as violent but never competitive. You only hear statements like "he was a very competitive person who unfortunately took it to far and made a terrible mistake" used when the offender is "all-White". Innocent until proven Guilty. Only those who lack melanin are afforded this benefit of the doubt.
Still, Barack has the best of both worlds. He simply channels his white blood's emotion and sails through these blurps. One after another. To the chagrin of the idiotic "Blurpper".
In this election and in America, Obama is only black to the media and haters. This is the only card they have to play on the Negrophobic's like themselves. But who are these "Blurpper's"?
They are Americans just like Obama, You and I. They are of mixed blood but haven't really come to terms with it yet. They are jousting the popular White neighborhood antic that, "White is superior".
All white, white only, Only White.
Obama being mixed with Black, makes him non-white to the "Blurppers". What they show is they believe him to be unclean, inappropriate, not vocal enough when he's “blurpped” at. They feel this way only because he hasn't been rattled.
"But being a black man, he has to have a violent streak. He will eventually come charging after us with his big "Gun" waving or his large weapon. [smile].
Still hasn't happened. So what now?
Well America. He hasn't and it is my belief that he won't. Because he has the best of both worlds and he is competent in how to channel his breed's blood, substantially.
So enough with the blurps and rants and acknowledge the elephant in the room. Before you become a victim of a blurp which will point out your improprieties "On air" and send you scrambling for the cover known as "denial." The truth will be out but you'll still have the complexion for protection. This blurp to shall pass but with a softer swallow then Obama would have been afforded after your blurp.
So are we sheep to the media's blurps?
Or are we free thinking Americans who have the ability to make up our own minds?
Will you allow yourself to be swayed by media antics or do you truly want what's best for this country?
Obama is tagged as the first viable "Black" man to run for President of the United States of America even though he is Black and White. Why?
Because there are still bigots who own corporate America. Hence, the media corporations who want to capitalize on those who fear the color BLACK. There is a fear of a Black planet. Chuck D and public Enemy did a whole album about this in the late 80's. Racism has been talked on, hinted on, spelled out in our faces and denounced, time and time again. Yet it is still the elephant in the room.
Why do you think that is?
Hit me up.
Have a blessed day.