Archive for March, 2008

Paranoia and Guilt

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Some will see this as an attempt to justify or excuse comments that are simply inexcusable. I can assure you it is not. I suppose the politically safe thing would be to move on from this episode and just hope that it fades into the woodwork. We can dismiss Reverend Wright as a crank or a demagogue, just as some have dismissed Geraldine Ferraro, in the aftermath of her recent statements, as harboring some deep-seated racial bias.

— Barack Obama

In other words, saying that the Goddamn United States developed the AIDS virus and crack cocaine for the express purpose of infecting and addicting black people, and that 9/11 was just chickens coming home to roost, is more or less equivalent to Geraldine Ferraro making the obvious on its face statement that Obama wouldn’t be in the position he’s in if he weren’t black.

A substantial number, if not a majority, of black Americans go along with the Reverend. These crazy, delusional beliefs that the black community suffers from, which the Reverend Dr. Wright and others gain money and power from, are the real current obstacles to the hoped-for transcendence of race in America that Obama supposedly represents.

Obama may squeak by and get the Democratic nomination. It may be too late for the Democrats to deny it to him. But he’s toast in November. There aren’t enough paranoid blacks and guilt-ridden whites to elect him President.