In 2008, the United States saw the very first black President and family occupy the White House. Barack Obama was not elected to one, but two terms. For you history and math majors, that would mean they were there for eight years.
Of course, a lot of you spoke about the issues you had with him. His birth certificate, the tan suit, “dividing the country” and a bunch of other nonsense.
But let’s be real. You know why you really hate him. And it has nothing to do with any of that.
The Civil Rights movement happened in the 1960s. That means many of you are children or grandchildren of those who hated that it took place. That’s right. All of you who love to call others “snowflake” today are direct descendants of those who lost their minds when black people wanted to drink from the same water fountain and use the same bathrooms as white people. You are the descendants of those who loved that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X were assassinated.
For those of you in the back and are slow, that means they were racist. Not by my definition, but by official definition. This is not up for debate.
We love to think that we have advanced so much as a country and at least as far as technology is concerned, we have.
But am I to believe that kids and grandkids of racist individuals are SO FAR REMOVED from these racist ideations that absolutely nothing was carried on? Blacks in this country are supposed to believe that no one was taught to hate them based on their skin color? And even among those who were taught, we are supposed to believe that every last one of you chose to ignore it?
Come now, children.
Back then, blacks were supposed to be seen and not heard. For entertainment purposes only. Good only when whites said we were and for their own uses. That’s it. And like many parents, you pass on your own ideations to your children. In a perfect world, parents would tell their children to develop their own minds and thoughts. But our world is far from perfect.
In short, most of you reading this who did not like Obama and could not stand seeing him as president did not because of his policies, his thoughts, his feelings, or his actions.
You did because you were taught to feel that way.
Some of you might be quick to jump on and come at me with, “You’re part of the problem! No one is racist! You are just keeping racism alive!”
First, let’s be clear on something. Saying that pointing out racism is “keeping it alive” would be like saying that the person who calls the fire department is the reason people still set fires. That makes no sense.
Two, a lot of you use the date as the reason racism is “dead.” That is like slapping lipstick on a pig and calling it something else. It’s still a pig. And again, refer to what I said above. The same ones of you who love to talk about how great things were back in the day want us to believe that NONE of you carried on what you were taught from your parents? So you managed to take everything but the racism?
Of course, this is not everyone. But once more…we are supposed to believe that every single person from back then who was taught racist behavior decided to let that be the ONE thing from your parents and grandparents that you do not listen to? Please.
Back in those days, there was absolutely no way a black person would ever be president. Even though the first black person to ever run, George Edwin Taylor, did so in 1904, the next time it happened was not until Shirley Chisolm did so in 1972, a few years removed from the Civil Rights Era. But let’s be real here…the same ones who could not stand this movement and that blacks were breathing the same air as you would have been okay with them holding the highest office in the land?
We are to believe that not only was every white person okay with the Civil Rights Era, but that absolutely NOT ONE of them passed any disdain of blacks to their children and grandchildren. AND, we are supposed to believe that even upon doing so, that you just ignored it? “How dare you, Mom! Stop it, Dad! No, Grandpa! Blacks are NOT bad people!”
Many of the folks from those days who hated blacks are still alive today. So upon seeing Obama run, let alone actually win twice, I am supposed to believe that your parents and grandparents said nothing about that? The same ones who hated blacks just shrugged when this took place?
Don’t get me wrong. I am a fair man. I know of several white people who were taught to be those ways or were those ways themselves who saw their errors. They realized that judging people solely based on the color of their skin was wrong. I am not a perfect individual. I am not about to sit here and judge them for having been there at one time. When you are taught to be a certain way, it is often difficult to shake that. I get it. Better late than never.
But let’s be truthful…those folks are few and far between.
Let’s look at some of the issues you have had with former President Obama:
His birth certificate.
His tan suit.
Eating a hamburger with spicy Dijon mustard.
His vacation time (that Trump has far exceeded in just these 3 1/2 years).
His middle name (Hussein).
Just to name a few.
Meanwhile, more than 20,000 American citizens have died as a result of the coronavirus. It is a fact that Donald Trump was briefed about this a number of months prior and ignored it. Even upon cases hitting the United States, Trump said the 15 cases at that moment would eventually make its way back down to zero. Then he said it would be “gone by April.” At one point, he even called it a “democratic hoax.” All of this after he disbanded the pandemic response team that guess who put in place? Barack Obama.
It would not make sense to simply replace these individuals if Trump so desperately wanted to continue his legacy of undoing everything Obama had in place. Nah…it would be much smarter to just get rid of the response team altogether.
That’ll show him! (Obama)
No, Trump did not personally kill those people. But his lack of appropriate action is directly to blame.
However, some of you are not convinced, even though Trump has been there for 3 1/2 years. The same ones of you who are okay with this had a problem with that tan suit. And that birth certificate. And that middle name. And the Dijon mustard. All of which are responsible for exactly zero American deaths.
I almost forgot about your whole “Obama just gave Iran $150 billion!” cries. Even though this has been debunked MANY times (Obama’s administration unfroze an account containing Iran’s own money), some of you were still passing this on. Correction…ARE still passing it around. I saw someone on Facebook do so as recently as last week.
You already could not stand the thought of a black man having the freaking audacity to run for president. He is already thinking he can do things like everyone else. Now he wants to be president too?!
And all along, it was never going to happen. Right? After all, the late Senator John McCain and afterward, Senator Mitt Romney ran against him. No way Obama would defeat them both. A black man could be lucky once, but not twice.
Speaking of McCain, I want to point out a moment during the 2008 presidential campaign in which a woman said, to McCain:
“I can’t trust Obama. I have read about him, and he’s not, he’s not — he’s an Arab.”
McCain, Obama’s presidential opponent obviously, the one who was trying to defeat him to hold the highest office in the most powerful country in the world, immediately shook his head and took the microphone from this woman, as he replied:
“No ma’am. He’s a decent family man, a citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues, and that’s what this campaign is all about. He is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president. If I didn’t think I’d be one heck of a better President I wouldn’t be running, and that’s the point. I admire Sen. Obama and his accomplishments, I will respect him. I want everyone to be respectful, and let’s make sure we are. Because that’s the way politics should be conducted in America.”
More recently, in fact, two months ago, Romney voted to convict Donald Trump during his impeachment hearing. He was the only Republican to do so.
I am not much of a betting man, but between supporting these stances of these two in these specific instances and that of the woman, along with all the Republicans who voted to acquit Trump, I can take a wild guess as to where most of you would be.
In fact, just about any and all attacks that happened toward Obama, you likely said nothing about any of them. There were pictures and memes of him being hung from a tree and…nothing. Being hung from trees happened in the slave days; LONG before the Civil Rights Era. And you were quiet.
Even when people would call Michelle Obama a “man” (which I still find absolutely and laughably ridiculous), you said nothing or joined in. Seriously…”grown,” intelligent adults, and this is what you feel is appropriate because you “don’t like” someone. That is what childish bullies do in grade school.
It was not because you did not know. You saw it. All of it. It was because you were okay with it. You supported it. You joined in.
Some of this is due to your own thinking and some of it is because of your parents and grandparents. But the bottom line is that it was there.
Then Obama wins. Both times. You cannot stand it. Your parents cannot stand it. Your grandparents cannot stand it. But there he is.
Ah, but there is still hope. I mean, he is black after all. So is his family, of course. You believe black people are animals, thugs and criminals. After eight years, surely any of them would get caught up in something. And this will prove that you, your parents and your grandparents were right all along.
And now we wait…
That’s right. Eight years and no scandals. No indictments. Obama has had one spouse in his entire life (Not to put down divorcees, as I am one myself). Definitely no impeachment. And he did not have to fire half of his staff because he knew they would end up prison or on their way.
You hang on to all of those silly issues with him because you know that is all you have. But the proof is in the pudding. Deep down, you know this. Obama has more integrity, class and decorum in his pinky finger than Trump has in his whole body. Obama has shown more of this is one press conference than Trump has demonstrated in every press conference he has ever done combined.
In 2016, Donald Trump said, while running, that he “could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue” and not lose supporters. At another time, he said that he “loves the uneducated.” Again, for those of you in the back…these are insults, people. Insults to you. You do not have the good sense to not vote for or support him, even upon him shooting someone on a popular street, known to just about everyone in the entire country. Even the uneducated voted for him, and he loves the uneducated.
And you voted for him, sooooo…
You are holding on to anything and everything Donald Trump says and does, not because you actually believe it (you would have to be stupid, brainwashed or both to do so), but because he is not Obama.
Someone calls you stupid to your face, and you have no issues. Someone is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans, as you could be next, and that is no problem, either. Childish attacks on Americans, support for our enemies, racism, sexism and countless lies are not really that bad.
But a tan suit, Dijon mustard and a middle name that existed long before the murderous dictator, Saddam Hussein, was truly known, and you say these are the things “destroying our country.”
The truth is, Trump is the one destroying our country.
And maybe that is why you hate him so much.
Seriously, I am not racist I work with a variety of colored skin people including blacks. I love and care for each one of them. Why you support Mr. Obama or any other politician who is for murdering innocent babies even after there born. I can not understand. May God have mercy on our souls and our country.
Working with people “including blacks” does not mean you are nor racist. You did not have a say in who works there. And Donald Trump is responsible for this pandemic. More than 23,000 people are dead due to his lack of a proper response. Take your false, misguided prayers elsewhere.
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Thank you for your post. The issue most have will have is that you are telling the truth. They will claim he is corrupt (evidence not needed) or that he hates America or whatever reason they may want to believe. Your first response to this post is proof of that.
Trump after 3 1/2 years decides now is time to start uncovering crimes committed by Obama “You know what the crime is. The crime is very obvious to everybody. All you have to do is read the newspapers, except yours,”. Of course, he is doing this to stoke the very people you wrote about. Unfortunately, he has an Attorney General who is willing to go along with his plans. I am sure that it being election season has nothing to do with it.
Thank you again for your work.