The US Secret Service is investigating the Loudoun, Virginia Republicans for its Halloween cartoon depiction of Obama as a zombie with a bullet hole in his head. It was in a simple email ad for the Leesburg, Va. Halloween parade.
The political page is clearly playing on the Halloween monster theme, the new Walking Dead television series, and scary Democrat Communist policy which threatens to destroy America for ever.
“This is a disgusting and violent portrayal of the president of the United States,” said Democratic Party of Virginia spokesman Brian Coy.
But, it was okay for Hollywood (Gabriel Range) to make a movie about assassinating President George Bush. Death of a President (2006) was all about the wonders of freedom of speech and artistic expression. And the fact that the assassin was Syrian was no insult to Syrians, right? (Why, the movie has an Arabic version.) And who cares if a white man is shot and killed? (Jeff Jacoby wrote a fine assessment of this film phenomenon: “A New Low in Bush-Hatred.”
But the Negro–the Negro president, in a Halloween cartoon, now, that’s racism! That’s offensive. That’s an outrage.
The Negro in America confuses all issues. Granted, the content of his character is precisely what is in doubt. Do we consider him because of his achievements, or because he is black? One thing is evident: we are coerced into considering him at all. Disadvantage: the Negro. By law, no less.
It is, by now, with the Herman Cain defense, abundantly clear that professional white Republicans, politicians or media stars, have but one fear: to be accused of racism. They fawn over opportunities to display their transcendence, Rush Limbaugh included. They luxuriate in praising any Negro for any reason. This is their evidence of superior character. Why, they couldn’t possibly have any race preferences or natural affinities. They couldn’t possibly have a streak of anything that could be remotely associated with racism. Just ask them. Give them a microphone.
This is the inevitable result of bringing the Negro into public life. This is what happens when the Negro is up on the block for professional success or public office–especially public elected office. Is he there because he is black, or because he is eminently qualified? Because the laws of the ’60′s are what they are today, we will never know the answer to that question. All we know is, we are coerced to pretend that we consider the Negro a white man, with special privileges because of his black skin.
Whatever happens to the Negro individual, there is always the question of race. Was it because he is black? If the question is about positive qualifications, why, no! He is above his skin. If the question is about culpability or fault, then he is accused because he is black.
This inevitable dilemma creates nothing but confusion of values and wasteful conversation. This race issue, epitomized by the Negro on public stage, is crippling, denigrating, and inevitably inefficient. Politics becomes a circus, and the private business sector a side show. Real life becomes frustrating and disgusting.
Again, none of this is the American Negro’s fault. He’s simply trying to make the best of the racial circumstance he finds himself in. It was none of his doing, in the beginning.
And so we all live with established hypocrisy, no one being able to express how they really feel about anything or anyone. We’ll be sued. If we may paraphrase Shakespeare’s Hamlet, it is not conscience, but attorneys, which makes cowards of us all. Of course, their just working stiffs, trying to make a living themselves.
And so the whole ineviscerable impaction of society constipates itself in the bowels of the courts. Mercy on the judges, who abide in the stench day after day, year after year.
But, a political cartoon as a threat to “acting” president Barry? A comic strip disrespectful? What can an alien, lying, black African Communist Muslim traitor expect in the way of honor and obeisance from American patriots? Is a cartoon really that hurtful? I thought blacks had tough skin, no? Apparently not. Apparently that skin of theirs can be used to justify or condemn–anything. Tough isn’t the word. Powerfully manipulative–especially in the political hands of whites in power.
Republicans, politicians and media gurus, have proven themselves completely incompetent, dishonest, weak, and slavish. This is the lowest point in American political history.