Sunday, November 09, 2008
I've seen a lot of it on political discussion groups, and since I'm out in public more these days so I can run my internet off other people's wi-fi routers, I've also heard it in the coffee shops and other public places where I sit and tap.
"Obama used to be a lawyer for the Black Panthers. Don't forget, he's a community organizer from Chicago."
"You know, be glad if you own a gun. It won't be long before Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are telling him what to do."
Even some of the people near and dear to me are echoing those talking fungi on Fox News when it comes to this subject.
Listening to these bombastic bromides, one quickly realizes they can all be reduced to a single short version: "I'm scared to death of the negroes."
At first I was really upset whenever I heard or read this stuff. But then I realized that most of it is coming from old people -- and by that I mean older than me. History has passed them by and made them into dinosaurs.
These are people who got left standing in the station. The train done gone, and they done got left. Too bad for them.
Oh well, we don't need them. We'll just have to go on without 'em.