Sunday, June 8, 2008

Elect Obama, Or Else --

Endorsed by Fox News at GOP Hub.

Can you smell it? There's a faint whiff of anarchy in the air. Nothing to get alarmed about. Not yet, anyway. Just a barely discernible unarticulated threat, a mere suggestion of a threat. But nonetheless it is there.

The voices are just whispers now, soft and faraway, but they are angry and determined: It is our time now, they are saying. You have had your time and you have used it to oppress us, to keep us down. But it is our time now. And you had better not interfere. For generations we have waited for this moment and we will not be deprived. It is our time now, and if you know what's good for you, you'd better step aside.

Of course, no one has actually come right out and said it quite this way, but there have been hints, there is something in the air. If Obama is not elected in November --

On his Fox News radio show, Tom Sullivan predicted that African-Americans would be rioting in the streets similar to what happened after the O.J. trial in the 1990s.
Let me put it to you a different way. What if Barack Obama is not -- does not win the Democratic nomination, or he does win it, and loses in the presidential race against John McCain? Is black America going to throw their hands up and say, 'Man, you know, I thought we were getting somewhere in this country, but this is just a bunch of racial bigots in this country and they still hate blacks and, I mean, if Barack Obama can't get elected, then we're never gonna have anybody that's a black that's gonna be elected president.' And will there be riots in the streets? I think the answer to that is yes and yes.

And these comments, all the way from India:

If Obama is not elected, it would destroy America because this time the blacks think that America has the best possible candidate that it has got the opportunity to elect as its president.

If Obama is not elected, the blacks would feel being cheated and would rightfully think that a great candidate has not been chosen just because of his skin colour and would be antagonised permanently.

For those well-intentioned observers amongst us, this 2008 presidential race has nothing whatsoever to do with race. They are still trying their level best to convince us all of this. The unprecedented fact of Obama's blackness, and it's symbolic meaning to African-Americans and, as we are beginning to see, to people of color around the world is to simply be ignored. In fact, they confidently reassure us, an Obama presidency would prove to the world that race doesn't matter in America, that we have moved beyond all that, that we have deeply regretted our shameful past and are willing to make amends. It is after all Time for Change. Change we can believe in.

But the question still remains: will our November elections, whatever their outcome, be but another example of Democracy in action, or could they be the OJ Simpson trial writ large?

Is this to be a presidential election, or a test of racial power? Are the issues really as simple as black and white -- or colored and white? Has it really come down to this? Us versus Them?

It is probably safe to say that to most Americans this presidential election is still about Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, the economy, national security, and the war in Iraq.
There are others, however, both here and abroad for whom this election represents something altogether different. If Barack Hussein Obama wins the Presidency of the United States of America this November then all is right with the world and Democracy is alive and well.
But if he loses the presidency, if he is deprived of the presidency, it would prove that white supremacy is still in control of the engines of power in America -- and furthermore, they say, if a black candidate with the following and support of a Barack Obama can't become president, then no black man will ever be allowed to become president. And this cannot be tolerated.

Perhaps more than any other American Presidential election in history, this 2008 contest is being watched by the whole world. To a surprising number of people around this world Barack Hussein Obama is not just a black American presidential candidate; he is the symbol for an oppressed race, a symbol for all of the oppressed colored peoples of this world, a champion in their fight against that never-ending blight of white post-colonialist oppression, a symbol of their righteous anger and the promise of racial retribution. For these unhappy souls, it truly is to be Us versus Them.

Will it be Watts 1965 redux if Obama loses his bid for the Presidency of the United States?

Does this election have anything at all to do with race?

We shall see.


  1. This has everything to do with race. If Obama was white and his church said the things that they said, do you think the MSM would have given him a free pass as they did with Obama?

    Already I am hearing from people that if you don't vote for Obama you're a racist. You don't like him because he's black. Actually I don't like him because he is a lazy Senator and a corrupt politician. I don't like his flip-flopping on issues. But his being black has nothing to do with it.

    And so what if Black Americans riot if Obama doesn't win in November. That is not the way civilized members of a society behave. It is the mentality of the ignorant savages.

    And if you think my comments are racist, then so be it.

  2. Findalis -- if your comments are racist -- then my whole article is racist. Who cares? We're talking about realities here. If anybody can't take it, the hell with them,

  3. I agree fully. If voting McCain is racist, than so be it. I'm sick and tired of watching my future go up in smoke (I'm 27) and my country being completely trash. It is time that I took decisive action.


  4. I apologize. I got caught up in the heat of the moment. I meant trashed not trashed.


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  6. Mark in Irvine.
    I'm afraid your reputation precedes you. I have argued with you endlessly and pointlessly on other blogs, but I'm not going to continue the practice here on my own blog. Sorry. This is, as you well know, a conservative website; why don't you find some other site more amenable to your point on view? There are certainly enough of them.

  7. Such name calling. But it was Obama's own supporters who stated that there would be race riots if he didn't get the nomination and Clinton did. What makes you think that the same won't be true when Obama isn't elected President? There were race riots after the Rodney King verdict (I was in CA then). And these will be bigger and in more cities.

  8. I recall last Thanksgiving, making the statement to my nephew that the Country will be influenced to vote for Obama, not for any discernible reason other than they should. In an exchange with someone else, when asked if the "race card" was being played, I suggested it was the first card dealt.
    Was this racist? Let me put it this way: For twelve
    years, I represented the 2'nd Suffolk Senatorial District to the Massachusetts GOP (it is the largest black voting majority in MAssachusetts. (Albeit, the GOP, but this "pigment impaired" [as they liked to call me instead of "white"] fellow citizen of district which is 78%black still was voters their choice.) Black Republicans are conservative even within their ranks and their sensitivity regarding race is real.)
    So as cynical as my comments may have been over the past year, I have no trepidation about making them. As much as one can appreciate one's own, a Black as seen by the Black community, making the stage, it is important to ask" How and why, and why now?
    Clearly, this man made his way up the political ladder by finesse and a few stages of symbiosis. He had to learn "Black". He found an institutional launch in the congregation that was more than accomadating. And what better place in the USA than Chicago to gain credentials as a radical. Hell, the players were there; Ayres and Bodine. The money was there too, Rezko. And how about a Mayor Daley; extremely cautious not to repeat the sins of his father.
    Once launched in Chicago, and with the 'can you top this' of a reckless and ethically void media. Who would dare ask "Why him?"
    As we learned the media (Dan Rather, thank you) is not only incapable of admitting it's fault, but the leftist clerisy will not even cite lies as sins.
    So, hear we are, a country that has become so uncertain of itself that at "High Noon" we refuse to admit that one of the shooters has emotionally charged snipers ready to rampage.
    Why now? Well, ask yourself, How many non-leftists Democrats did it take to win Congress? I'd say a few. Why now? Maybe the leftists Democrats sensed a shift to the Middle. The greatest threat to rote-learned behavior is rationilization.
    This can be thwarted by repeated propaganda laced with emotional addiction.
    Thus we have rhetoric, repeated mantras, mass meetings, dispositive positioning in debate and..Obama.

  9. Thanks Findalis. But don't bother. I have dealt with this character many times before and it's not worth it. I'll leave his last remark up so that my other readers can see the kind of people I delete at Radarsite. But that's it.
    As I have said before, Radarsite is not a forum for debating the rights or wrongs of America; it is a site whose express purpose is promoting and defending America against its innumerable detractors. If people want to debate the merits of America or of Democracy, there are certainly enough formats out there for them to satisfy that need.
    But this is not such a format.

  10. Well hello Shawmut. Your comments are as erudite and thought-provoking as usual.

    This article was the result of reading many comments that seemed to suggest just such a violent reaction to an Obama loss.

    As I mentioned in the article, a lot more pepole than we here in the US might imagine, have a lot invested in an Obama presidency -- if nothing else, a lot of passion.

    And as Findalis pointed out -- considering the history of black inner city rioting, it doesn't seem like such a stretch.

    Also, on second thought, I decided to delete that KKK comment after all. I don't wnat to be sending him any business from Radariste. lol.

  11. Hello again Lindsey and thank you for your interesting comments.
    Please come by often.
    PS: Don't worry about dumb typos -- we've all made some beauts. We just read right over them. lol

  12. "And so what if Black Americans riot if Obama doesn't win in November. That is not the way civilized members of a society behave. It is the mentality of the ignorant savages."

    Right on Findalis, it's the behavior of savages, of the third world. Our inner cities are third world, but no one says it publicly or asks why that is. It's the 75lbs gorilla (not racist!) in the room.

    The inner city areas of New Orleans resembles Liberia as much as America, even before Katrina, and not just because of the skin color of the inhabitants, it's everything, it's the culture itself.

    Only the ignorant and/or the frightened ignore it.

    As for the possibility of rioting in November:

    "If the bloodbath must come, then let's get on with it."

  13.'s 300lbs isn't it?!

  14. Whether Hussein Obama wins or looses, you'd better be believing in and practicing good 2nd amendment rights.
    Remember fasten your seat belts and have a good fight, I mean flight.

  15. Elect Obama or else... DON"T.. Plaese Don't even think about it unless you want the type of change that Hungary is just coming out from...

  16. As much as I might agree with a commenter, I cannot/will not break the rules and make exceptions. We do not accept anonymous comments.