After the closely fought race for the presidency, shifty and serious all the way through, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama has been re-elected as the President of the United States of America. People everywhere rejoiced, heavily clad in an armor of Obama pins and stickers, smiling, racing to Facebook to type into their statuses:________!! Bars were filled with cheers, jubilations and clinks: ‘Cheers. To the next four years’. With all this happiness and celebration also comes that bitter anger perspiring into a deep hatred aimed at the current lead bureaucrat.
This photo went viral. It was taken during the last days of the presidential campaign. Of course, common knowledge reminds us that racism still exists. This is surely granted. We may remember the shenanigans during the 2008 campaign at the Sarah Palin rallies where the current president was represented by nothing more than a stuffed animal monkey. And who knows the endless other ways this man has been disparaged.
So while something like this is basically normal, how about considering the notion that this country is seriously divided in the sense that we may be due for another civil war! in which there are two sides that haven’t a tidbit of tolerance to wake up next to the other.
After the Old Civil War, black/white relations exploded so bloodily. From 1865 to 1965, there was a holocaust upon the blacks in America where men, women and children were lynched, burned, castrated, shot and tortured out of whim, all to keep social hierarchy in solid order. It wasn’t done solely by the KKK; sheriffs, farmers, preachers, family men, common people contributed to the horror. The ‘order’ of institutionalized black inferiority was the The Way from about the 1500s to 1865 and from then to about today, hence we have our president hanging from a gas station ceiling somewhere along a Jacksonville mile.
With President Obama in office, there’s a bit of a challenge to this old tradition. But how long are people trying to lynch ‘some niggers’? This man’s presidency is indeed revolutionary, perhaps medicinal for this country’s race problem. While medicine is usually resisted, let it be something meant to be as a remedy. And let any threat to this man be considered a sickness because he is still the President of the United States of America.