It Was A Hoax!

Thank G-d!

It would not be too ———- (can’t think of the right word) to say that I was mortified when I heard the story that a McCain campaign worker had been attacked while at an ATM machine. My first thought was “please don’t let the campaign worker be a white woman and the attacker a black man.” Well….as you know, that’s exactly what the story turned out to be. So for most of the time since I heard this story I’ve been worried that this would be used in the campaign to scare people away from Barack Obama; connecting all black men together.

So now I am relieved to hear that this story was a hoax. But I’m mad at the same time. It’s bad enough that the “boogie man” is always someone of darker skin…..why does this story always get play?

More later.

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4 thoughts on “It Was A Hoax!

  1. I’m just glad the hoax came out as fast as it did. The episode stank like three-day-old fish. The liar deserves to have charges pressed against her, and expelled from college.

  2. No, not every single time. Just a majority of the time. That’s why a white woman can kill her kids and say “a black man did it” and it is taken on faith, or a white man can murder his pregnant wife and do the same. Or in this case the perpetrator felt empowered enough by the racism in our society to attempt to say so.

    In fact, in light of the ongoing use of Islam to paint Obama in a negative light your post, Edgar, seems…to be polite…naive. I mean when that nasty atack goes around it is coded to mean Islam-brown arab-immoral terrorist, so there’s a boogey man reference right there.

    And that’s just one example of a long line of examples of how those of darker skin have usually been made to carry the mantel of inducing fear. If not terrorist its Willie Horton, Darkening OJ’s pic, or the old sourthern tactic that Black men only needed be given freedom and they would storm into southern bedrooms either raping or hyper pleasuring white women, while the white men stood to the saide in impotent fury. That is unless they gather together in a sufficient mass to lynch the nearest solitary black man to soothe their feelings of sexual and masculine inadequacy.

    Rarely, outside the circles of minorities who strained under their direct and indirect oppression, were white people the automatic boogeyman.

    Oh sure, a political incompetent can make an anemic argument that in politics the white liberal was used. The argument, however, proves the speaker’s incompetence since that liberal stereo type was actually part one of a two part image where the conniving, lazy, black man was the thing that the liberal was loosening upon the defenseless world. The spend that was opposed was always for those of darker skin.

  3. I am far from naive Chuck. I will respond to your comment point-by-point below. For the record my SPAM not so wonderful SPAM comment referred to an actual SPAM comment that Kim has since removed and not to my own comment.

    :No, not every single time. Just a majority of the time.

    Which is precisely why I said – The “boogie man” is by no means *always* someone of darker skin.

    There are plenty of white boogie men and boogie women. Sarah Palin is arguably a boogie woman of the 97% white U*U World. N’est-ce pas Chuck? But don’t take my word for it take the word of U*Us –

    http://uupdates.net/index.php?q=Sarah+Palin&page=1&nper=20

    :That’s why a white woman can kill her kids and say “a black man did it” and it is taken on faith, or a white man can murder his pregnant wife and do the same. Or in this case the perpetrator felt empowered enough by the racism in our society to attempt to say so.

    Well I guess the purveyors of gangsta rap aren’t exactly helping to dispel that stereotype are they? In any case, these two examples may say more about the individual’s own racism than the racism of society as a whole.

    :In fact, in light of the ongoing use of Islam to paint Obama in a negative light your post, Edgar, seems…to be polite…naive.

    So how would you characterize my comment if you chose not to be “polite” Chuck? BTW Anti-Islamic sentiment is another issue and it is not really racism. It is a form of anti-religious intolerance that is not necessarily linked to race. Pure racism would make no distinction between a Christian Obama or a Muslim Obama would it?

    :I mean when that nasty atack goes around it is coded to mean Islam-brown arab-immoral terrorist, so there’s a boogey man reference right there.

    The boogie man reference is there but it is not simply a question of skin color. In fact, those nasty Islamophobic attacks on Barack Obama may even indicate that there is not enough pure anti-black racism in America to significantly affect Barack Obama’s bid for President of the U.S.A. The reason why Obama’s detractors have resorted to creating another form of boogie-man is because the simple fact that Obama is black is not nearly as problematic a factor as it would have been in the past. The very fact that tens of millions of white Americans strongly support Barack Obama’s bid for the presidency of the U.S.A. ought to tell you something Chuck. . .

    :And that’s just one example of a long line of examples of how those of darker skin have usually been made to carry the mantel of inducing fear.

    The last time I checked Islamist terrorists were doing their damndest to induce fear in Americans, regardless of their skin color. . . You should not confuse Islamophobia with pure racism even though some people may choose to blend Islamophobia with racism for the purpose of inducing fear of Obama. It bears repeating that the very reason they are doing this is because appealing to pure racism alone is not enough to stop Obama from being elected as President of the U.S.A. Far from it from what I can see Chuck. . . But don’t take my word for it. Take Senator Barack Obama’s word for it, as printed in today’s newspaper –

    “What I’ve found is that people here, they don’t care what colour you are. What they’re trying to figure out is who can deliver.”

    I am pretty sure that by “here” he means the U.S.A. as a whole. So, according to Barack Obama himself, he is not being judged by the colour of his skin but rather by his character. Just as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed not so long ago. . . Does that mean that racism is no longer an important issue in America? Of course not, but it does mean a great deal of progress has been made since the 1960s, to say nothing of the 1860s. I am confident that if Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today he would consider Senator Barack Obama’s candidacy for President of the U.S.A. as a significant, albeit partial, fulfillment of his dream.

    :If not terrorist its Willie Horton, Darkening OJ’s pic,

    The darkening of OJ’s pic, or indeed Barack Obama’s pic, certainly has racist implications but these racist acts by no means mean that people of color are *always* the boogie man. People knowingly and willfully distort the truth about white “boogiemen” too.

    :or the old sourthern tactic that Black men only needed be given freedom and they would storm into southern bedrooms either raping or hyper pleasuring white women, while the white men stood to the saide in impotent fury.

    Is that rather lurid sexual fantasy really a bona fide historic “Southern tactic” Chuck? Or are you perhaps projecting comparatively modern pornographic fantasies onto the past? Can you provide a bibliography of the reliable historic sources that attest to this alleged “Southern tactic”? Dare I ask if this alleged “Southern tactic” arose before or after the Nat Turner rebellion in 1831?

    :That is unless they gather together in a sufficient mass to lynch the nearest solitary black man to soothe their feelings of sexual and masculine inadequacy.

    I could be mistaken Chuck but I honestly do not think that the lynching of black men had a whole lot to do with “feelings of sexual and masculine inadequacy” on the part of white men, especially since white slave owners were known to have sexual relations with their slaves. Can U*Us say Thomas Jefferson? I will of course acknowledge that “feelings of sexual and masculine inadequacy” probably do inspire the kind of pornographic fantasy that you posted here though.

    :Rarely, outside the circles of minorities who strained under their direct and indirect oppression, were white people the automatic boogeyman.

    Tell that to the alleged witches of Salem, or all those other um. . . *white witches* that served so well as “boogeymen” to their oppressors. White people can be the automatic boogeyman in plenty of cases, just ask President Robert Mugabe, or Montreal Unitarians for that matter. . . In fact my comment here was perhaps too subtly alluding to the fact that intolerant and paranoid Montreal Unitarian U*Us, and rather too many other U*Us, have very happily made yours truly their boogieman for well over a decade now. I dare say that I can reasonably claim to be the White (insert ‘N’ word here) of the U*U World as a result of that discrimination, intolerance, and paranoia on the part of U*Us.

    :Oh sure, a political incompetent can make an anemic argument that in politics the white liberal was used. The argument, however, proves the speaker’s incompetence since that liberal stereo type was actually part one of a two part image where the conniving, lazy, black man was the thing that the liberal was loosening upon the defenseless world. The spend that was opposed was always for those of darker skin.

    Right. . . I look forward to reading your PhD thesis on this “theory”.

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