Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: Why are dems using race as an issue?
Yes, racism is wrong. Not hard to say. Now, lets objectively try to understand whether there is a scale of racist activities, and how there being such a scale could relate to the situation you have brought up.
First, I would propose there are bigger and smaller crimes of racism. Some are relatively meaningless, and while many may disagree with me here, I find invoking politically correct standards to define racism when it suits your political case more serious than using some abrasive, descriptive language that is offensive to all, but not equally offensive, especially under the circumstances of the event. But that level of committing racist crimes against humanity is similarly meaningless compared to white mobs hanging Black men from trees based on their race being the only evidence presented for them being guilty of a hanging crime. Or the burning of crosses by mobs of robed and hooded white men in the front yards of Black families to intimidate and oppress them. If you wonders of purity and honesty all that is good are so blinded by your whiteness and the reflected glare from how close you are to the source of light in the universe that you don't understand the concept of there being really serious racist crimes, or any crimes and then there lesser ones, you are going to be sorely disappointed in life.
Suppose the whole subject and frame of reference of the origination of this thread is one of an indignant, politically motivated attempt at manipulation of people by playing the race card in a way intended to chip away at the closer relationship the Black community seems to have with Democratic Party? It does not seem completely out of the question to me. For example, when a racist event occurs in real life, the decision by those being assaulted by the racist act to acknowledge or ignore the event has always been used as the acid test of whether a notable offense has occured. In this case a notable offense apparently did not happen. But, because the Republican Party's token regional Black guy was the target and there was no outcry by anyone, the Republican Party is annoyed. It sounds a little like Republican leaders figure they might have wasted their money on this Black token. I mean, he's not generating the desired Black reaction to turn away from the Democrats, so, what good is he to them, eh?
It would seem the Black population may just agree with the gist of the oreo tossing - the dude is an opportunistic, self centered Black guy who finds it ok to let the Republican Party exploit his blackness for their causes as long as it promotes his personal political career, even if it means he puts the local Black population's agenda on the back burner to keep up with the Republican leadership. He is percieved as owned and operated by the White Man, and having anyone, even another white man make that observation when it is apparently believed by the local Black population to be true, regardless of whether the point was made with oreo cookies being tossed at him or if he was called an Uncle Tom, may not be as offensive to them as having one of their own bought and used by Whitey to bilk them again.
Now, I am merely projecting a possible scenario to explain how your indignant cries of racism might be overshadowed by a more serious instance of racism that precludes an honest response of the type you seek. And if the supposed scenario were true, then your persistent protestations would qualify as being racist acts because you would be trying to manipulate another race to support your political cause at the expense of the interests of that racial grouping.