• A Nation of Wallace's ...

    George C. Wallace blows a kiss to all of the folks "afraid" of Barack Obama.

    I'm actually surprised that this statement hasn't already been used by someone, somewhere in the media. I guess the story behind McCain coming off as George C. Wallace has come and gone.

    I listened to a piece this morning on NPR about Democrats in Western Pennsylvania and it sure sounded to me like a bunch of white folks in fear of a black planet, or some such nonsense like that.

    With all the bombast floating around in the void, it's amazing how many people latch onto it as if it were the truth. I guess it doesn't help that individualists like Sean Hannity push the detritus into the mainstream, believing that he's doing the nation service. A woman actually believed some very ridiculous statements about Obama but was dismissive about statements made, truths, regarding John McCain.

    I think some of those folks in Western Pennsylvania need to read what the definition of the word Democrat means and realize that they've had it wrong the whole time. The fact that Senator Murtha came out and apologized twice for their shameful behaviour is saddening as he nailed it on the head accuratly.

    I also believe that Barack Obama not just speaks to younger minds but future voters and may make in-roads on things like apathy, anti-intellectualism and cynicism which has been so prevalent in the last few generations, including my own.

    At the end of the hour they played 'Allentown' by Billy Joel, but it should've closed with Peter Gabriel's 'Not One Of Us' instead from judging the tone and sentiment of the whole piece.

    The truth is if Barack Obama was a white man this election would ended along time ago. He would've been so far ahead in the polls McCain would've probably conceded last summer. Most people's reservations regarding Obama are simply because he's black and nothing more.

    Everything else is just faulderoy, code and white-fear. Soon these people will pass back into the ash from whence they came.

    Bob Dylan once summed it all up succinctly though:

    Come senators, congressmen
    Please heed the call
    Don't stand in the doorway
    Don't block up the hall
    For he that gets hurt
    Will be he who has stalled
    There's a battle outside
    And it is ragin'.

    Don't criticize
    What you can't understand
    Your sons and your daughters
    Are beyond your command
    Your old road is
    Rapidly agin'.
    Please get out of the new one
    If you can't lend your hand
    For the times they are a-changin'.


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