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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Obama's Speech And Bigoted, Stupid America

The speech was great, in a word. But it won't make much difference, I'm afraid. Barak can't do what many white Americans want him to do, to deny the truth implicit in the incendiary statements of his Reverend friend. There is a lot of anger and resentment among black Americans. Why shouldn't there be -they've been dumped on for centuries in America. This may well take down the Obama candidacy which is too bad - for America. As the Jack Nicholson character in "A Few Good Men" said: " You Can't Handle The Truth!" America can't handle the truth about race, and Obama can't paper over it no matter how terrific a speech he gives. Nicholas Kristof in the Times notes:

"What’s happening, I think, is that the Obama campaign has led many white Americans to listen
in for the first time to some of the black conversation — and they are

Maybe this whole incident will wake up he stupefied American public, but I doubt it. It's too easy to remain bigoted and stupid.


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