“We are still conditioning people in this country and, indeed, all over the globe to the myth of white superiority. We are constantly being told that we don't have racism in this country anymore, but most of the people who are saying that are white. White people think it isn't happening because it isn't happening to them.”
-- Jane Elliot
-- Jane Elliot
Is there something simply wrong with the Soul of White folks , or is it that the air that they breed in the state of Arizona, and similar anti Immigrant border regions ,is causing too many of them to behave in vastly irrational ways when compared with the rest of normal people in the North East, and similar seemingly civilize ,tolerant , and progressive quarters? After all we do have our own problems here , but never will we resort to some of the draconian measures they seem to enjoy, like become lifetime NRA members, shoot Congresswomen , and other innocent bystanders,declare war on all immigrants, and show such contempt for the Federal government, because we hate the color black, that so happened to be the pigment of the First Lady, and her two daughters. Just could not help but think about this, as I stood for almost 25 minutes, surfing the Internet for some quick news on my expensive Blackberry smart phone. By the way, this escapade found me in a line that upon reflection seemed ,as long as Mt Everest ,but which crawled along in snail spaced fashion , and included a vastly mixed race bunch of hungry patrons ,so diverse ,that they could have rivaled anything , as complex , and or multifaceted , as a UN middle September ,General Assembly tea drinking break session ,during a lull in proceedings ,to discuss how to implement long overdue sanctions on those delinquent Iranian nuclear obsessed nuts, or the rabid pro Islamist Afro Arab Sudanese religious cousins , that has committed gross acts of genocides on peaceful Bantu Christians for 5 decades , without even a slap on the wrist by the comatose world community. This lovely ordeal ,was incidentally ,at one of my favorite Long Island Mexican restaurants ,I occasionally frequent ,for my weekly dose of very tasty vegetarian burritos ,tortillas , enchiladas, and other healthy concoctions, served naturally to my pleasure , by enticing looking friendly Chiquitas , no less, thank you very much.
Some folks in Gotham City environs and beyond , are hooked on NY Post Page 6 , and that type of empty ,escapist Peoples Magazine, ‘which Hollywood ,Alaskan reality TV, Broadway , or Sporting Star, is cheating on their significant other , or similar escapist distraction ,but not me ,’Political Animal ,’as I am , I go straight for the good , yes , political stuff. Not surprisingly , the headline for a Tucson story caught my eye , as anything involving that crazy Arizona would , where young , delusional , gun crazed , dysfunctional , white , lonely ,militia type Christian kid , ran a-mock,and murdered six people , and unfortunately , presently forced a Blue dog Democratic ,Jewish Congresswoman life , to be teetering in a precarious balance , while his lawyers are diligently striving to ensure justice is done, and find a good enough Psychiatrist, to convince kind hearted Jurors ,to save him from the electric chair, since one , according to the media pundits , must be certifiably mad to take a gun, and act out their rage ,on everything good from innocent immigrants, to rising politicians.
The headline read as follows:-“Tucson Teachers Fight to Overturn Ban on Mexican American Classes,”and the follow up went on to explain how that state was trying to push back hard fought and won rights, and privileges achieved by progressives across the state , to welcome colored tax paying neighbors , and citizens . At the heart of the debate was Tom Home , an opportunistic, former School Superintendent , turned Attorney General , who like many GOP extremist , race mongering far right , obviously Tea Bag Party fraction , wished for a time when America was allegedly pure, lily white , perfect ,and welcoming to all Jews, Irish ,Eastern Europeans, Italians , and none Christians,just like they were for Western European Scandinavians early settlers.
Apparently ,the anti Mexican xenophobia, goes way back , and so now bilingual education ,which includes , Latino Literature ,History ,Mexican -American Studies, and any efforts aimed and encouraging racial pride in their own heroes ,such as pro immigration civil rights activist ,and trade union hero Mexican -American César Chávez,is viewed as not only taboo, but grossly anti American, and by extension anti - white , ethnic chauvinism ,-and God forbid - separatist. Well , in a population of 6.5 million in Arizona , where 30% is Hispanic , you do the maths and so as to attempt to figure out if concerns of , God fearing , threatened white folks are justified.
Let me add , that I would not be too hard on these good white folks ,that make up the great state of Arizona, as yet , for I think our dear Hispanic friends made a big boo boo, as a strategic maneuver , but if they should hire me as a consultant moving forward , I can teach them a lesson or two as to political strategies , ‘political animal as I am. ‘
I certainly believed that they were doing fine all along once they pushed those wonderful areas mentioned above , but where they veered off course, was to try and inveigle African Americans, to join their political solidarity bandwagon ,not by encouraging a few Hip Hop guys to flood Arizona , and begin dating their vivaciouswomen , or through employing a few desperate out of work brothers from the hood, in their Tacos joints , and similar thriving restaurants , but by directly attacking white folks where it hurts, referring to one of their much loved Founding Fathers Benjamin Franklin , as a low life racist, simply because he happened to own a few useless African slaves, and having the audacity of accusing white folks of being victimises ,and beneficiaries of special privileges , due perhaps to their already dominant majority position in these United States?
Sorry , I too am forced to agree with threatened White Arizonians in Tuscan, that this could set a bad precedent , and thereby push the buttons of racial intolerance too far, and if not curtailed, might even lead to full fledged revolution and or overthrow of the Federal government ,in some backward Third World Tunisian style development.
After all America ,what next , an ardent push for Constitutional changes to make ‘Cinco de Mayo,’ as the day of Independence ,and not July 4th as practiced for centuries, or worst yet establishment of state holidays ,for the birthday of César Chávez ,like the guy Arizonians despised with a passion , I am of course referring to the Black activist, ‘ last state to recognize his birthday,’Martin Luther King.
Thank Goodness I am thinking , most of us are fortunate to live in the State of New York. Let’s go Jets, and more importantly ,much adored Mexican -American Quarterback ,Mark Sanchez .
Just bring us that Superbowl ,Vince Lombardi championship Trophy my brother , and we would make you a national hero, invite every Mexican to leave that uncivilized border state where they shoot folks with impunity, or better yet start a petition to name one time Attorney General Alberto Gonzales , and GW right hand State Lawyer as a Republican candidate ,challenge Uncle Obama,in the 2012 Presidential election, as he can do a much more commendable job than Ronmey the love /hate Utah Mormon, Alaskan Affirmative action beneficiary ,and Beauty Queen Palin, or the vastly immoral , former Speaker of the House ,Newt Gingrich. http://isgreaterthan.net/2008/10/the-republican-partys-strategy-of-faux-inclusion/