Monday, February 01, 2010

All Around Bad-Ass Of The Week Award
Professor Anne Wortham

Helmet tip to Former Altar Boy

Here's just a bit from;

No He Can't
by Anne Wortham

Fellow Americans,
Please know: I am black; I grew up in the segregated South. I did not vote for Barack Obama; I wrote in Ron Paul’s name as my choice for president. Most importantly, I am not race conscious. I do not require a black president to know that I am a person of worth, and that life is worth living. I do not require a black president to love the ideal of America.

So you have made history, Americans. You and your children have elected a black man to the office of the president of the United States, the wounded giant of the world. The battle between John Wayne and Jane Fonda is over – and that Fonda won. Eugene McCarthy and George McGovern must be very happy men. Jimmie Carter, too. And the Kennedys have at last gotten their Kennedy look-a-like. The self-righteous welfare statists in the suburbs can feel warm moments of satisfaction for having elected a black person. So, toast yourselves: 60s countercultural radicals, 80s yuppies and 90s bourgeois bohemians. Toast yourselves, Black America. Shout your glee Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Duke, Stanford, and Berkeley. You have elected not an individual who is qualified to be president, but a black man who, like the pragmatist Franklin Roosevelt, promises to – Do Something! You now have someone who has picked up the baton of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. But you have also foolishly traded your freedom and mine – what little there is left – for the chance to feel good. There is nothing in me that can share your happy obliviousness.

November 6, 2008


Blogger Mike the Geek said...

I think I'm in love. Please don't tell my wife...

10:01 AM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

I'm joyfully stealing this

11:55 AM  
Blogger Dymphna said...

I think a whole lot of people are waking up. They won't admit it until their unemployment runs out or until the repo man takes the truck but they are waking up.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Anita Moore said...

Eugene McCarthy and George McGovern must be very happy men. Jimmie Carter, too.

Jimmy Carter is overjoyed at no longer having to go down as the Worst President in American History.

9:33 PM  

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