Dan Popp
Obama's chocolate armor
By Dan Popp
September 1, 2011

People forget that Barack Obama is a white man. He has the same number of white parents as black parents, and apparently no one may deny that he is a black man. So as a fellow Caucasian, I have to speak out against the racist hatred now being spewed against my brother Barack.

What started me thinking about this was professional racist Maxine Waters (D-Pluto). She's part of something called the "Congressional Black Caucus," which surely would be nicknamed the "Kongressional Kracker Kaucas" if beige people formed a similar group. Recently Maxine sought permission to go after Obama for his perceived failures on behalf of African Americans. "Unleashed" was the term she used. You see, Waters and her socialist ilk have a problem. After telling us for years that any criticism of Obama is de facto racism, she wants a pass to criticize Obama without being labeled what she clearly is.

But let's back up a bit.

Why was Obama groomed for the Presidency by forces inside the Democrat party in the first place? There were many partisans with more seniority; many with at least some experience in executive office; and many with higher name-recognition. A few even had actual accomplishments. But Obama has a special attribute that shields him from criticism: a fine suit of chocolate armor.

Far from being a detriment, Barack's blackness was exploited from opposite angles: On the one hand, he could be positioned as the underdog, a victim of undefined lifelong racism; and on the other, his half-African ancestry allowed Democrats to artificially define any challenge as racism. Heads, I win — tails, you lose. Since racism originates in internal motivations, it usually cannot be proven. Therefore no proof is required — if someone cries "racism," the discussion is over.

It's really deliberate brain death as a political strategy. And it has worked pretty well up till now.

I remember being puzzled when charges of racism were leveled at the Tea Party movement — as if spending too much of other people's money was a particular stereotype of blacks, or something. If you disagree that yet another trillion dollars of failed "stimulus" is the way to create jobs and fix the economy, you're just upset that a black man is in the White House. If you understand that the federal government is broke, and that becoming the national health insurer will only hasten economic collapse (besides draining the resources of people who can't vote because they haven't been born yet) you simply want poor black folk to die in the streets. People who rally to oppose unconstitutional bailouts of mostly white bankers and mostly white car company execs and mostly white union pensioners, are only acting out their rage against blacks.

Uh. Yeah.

One can't reason with someone who thinks she mystically knows the secret motivations of your heart. Herman Cain is a potential presidential nominee in the party that freed the slaves not because it's possible that your self-serving assumptions about Republican racism could be mistaken. No, it's "obvious" that the Cain candidacy is merely a grand, secret plot to steal the chocolate armor.

In the most relevant aspect — the way he thinks and governs — Obama is about as Pigment Deficit Disordered as he could get. His greatest philosophical hero seems to be Karl Marx, a "dead white man," not to mention a rich one. Also high in the Obama pantheon is John Maynard Keynes, another crackpot cracker. Bill Ayers — white. Saul Alinsky — white. Almost all of Obama's major influences seem to be of the Caucasian persuasion. OK, sure, there's Jeremiah Wright preaching Black Liberation Theology. But that's just regular Liberation Theology in blackface. And Liberation Theology is just Marxism in a religious wrapper. Trace back through any of Obama's inspirations, and at the end of the trail you'll find that same stupid honky, Karl.

By contrast, here are the thoughts of a black man; the escaped slave Frederick Douglass.

    Everybody has asked the question, "What shall we do with the Negro?" I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us! If the apples will not remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are wormeaten at the core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall! I am not for tying or fastening them on the tree in any way, except by nature's plan, and if they will not stay there, let them fall. And if the Negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone!

Today Douglass would probably be told to "go straight to hell" for daring to suggest that any person of color would be better off without government assistance. But his sentiments are not only more authentically black; they are far more manly and more American than those of Obama's not-so-great white fathers.

Face it, Maxine. You have no real beef against our President. You can't.

You only hate him because he's white.

© Dan Popp


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