(New York) Post-Racial?

Well, that didn’t take very long now, did it? As if the question of a post-racial U.S. in the age of Obama was to ever be taken seriously, the recent controversial political cartoon published by the Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post comparing the President to a violent chimpanzee show how far we indeed have to go. Since Obama is the main architect and author of the stimulus bill, this racist depiction is undoubtedly aimed at him (as is the smoking gun of the cartoon cop) and is troubling on so many levels.  Soon after Attorney General Eric Holder called the U.S. “a nation of cowards,” when it comes to race, the editors of the NY Post hid behind the familiar barricade of white denial when they issued the following “apology.”

“It was meant to mock an ineptly written federal stimulus bill. Period. But it has been taken as something else – as a depiction of President Obama, as a thinly veiled expression of racism. This most certainly was not its intent; to those who were offended by the image, we apologize. However, there are some in the media and in public life who have had differences with the Post in the past – and they see the incident as an opportunity for payback. To them, no apology is due. Sometimes a cartoon is just a cartoon – even as the opportunists seek to make it something else.”

And sometimes a racist is just a racist! During the presidential campaign, a southerner made a quick name for himself by selling t-shirts comparing Obama to curious george. He, of course, denied that racism was the motivation behind his t-shirt. Similarly, the NY Post can’t say that they ran a racist and violently provocative cartoon. Can’t racists please just admit they are racist anymore? This cloak of white denial is chicken-shit. Be straight up and upront with your racism! I much prefer it that way. The Post thinks that its cartoon is being characterized as “thinly veiled racism,” and the corporate media is framing the critique of the cartoon by using phrases like “critics say” or “appears to link.” No! It is what it is!

I guess this is life in “Post-Racial” America, eh? Sigh…

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22 responses to “(New York) Post-Racial?

  1. You say Osama was the main architect of the stimulus bill? Are you serious, or are you trying to be funny? You must still think Santa Claus delivers all those presents all around the world yet still has time to sit down and eat all that cake and milk left for him. Osama has said himself that he new little about economics, yet was the main architect of the bill? You are a joke! Osama couldn’t balance the books to a McDonald’s franchise.

  2. The familiar barricade of white denial? What a disgusting little Marxist punk you are for saying that. All you are doing fanning the flames of racial strife. You are nothing more than a Marxist agitator with all this flap over nothing. You are disgusting and you should be very ashamed.

  3. A southerner selling t shirts? Well it certainly couldn’t have been anyone north of the Mason Dixon line, now could it??? Talk about stereotying your moral hatred of the haters! You are despicable! Let me guess, You’re in Jew York, right?

  4. #1 Obama (not “Osama”…and please come up with something a little more original!) owns this bill through and through and yes, the Post’s cartoon is linking him to the stimulus plan in this manner. (BTW, McCain couldn’t muster any confidence on the economic crisis with the American electorate. Who is really the big joke!)

    #2 So all I guess you have to offer is an insult laden screed, eh? You must listen to too much Savage Nation. Tsk* Tsk* You’ll never learn how to form logically coherent arguments or develop any rational thought that way!

    #3 It’s not my fault the racist asshole was from Georgia. I guess the facts are “stereotypes” in your warped little world:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/14/AR2008051403613.html

    And to be so ignorant to assume that I believe racism is solely a problem of the South! Please! The main thrust of this post was about the *New York* Post! The hell you say! haha

    Above all, you are most certainly an anti-Semite with your speculation that I’m from “Jew York.” And yet you have the nerve to deride me as “despicable,” and “disgusting!”

  5. You sound like the racist to me. People in the south are no more racist than in the north. You are stereotyping. And you seem to harbor moral hate; that is hatred of the haters. Savage Nation, never heard of that, but I assume that you mean Michael Savage whose real name is Michael Weiner (that’s a nice Irish name for you.) He was a 60’s jewish radical who followed the Marxist beatnick crowd, and became a neocon. Probably more just like you. You claim to be against racism, but the likes of you are fanning the flames of racial hatred of blacks against whites. You are on a witch hunt. The new McCarthyism. White people are being hit over the head constantly and relentlessly by people like you who are demanding that we fall to our knees, snivel and cry for forgiveness and made to feel guilty for something we didn’t do and for feelings we simply just don’t have. You claim to be against racism but seem to be full of racial hatred against whites. The fact is whatever is said or done to satiate you and your type, nothing will be, or ever could be enough, because it isn’t about fairness or about reaching any level of equality, it’s just what I said; nothing more than a Marxist tactic. If you don’t realize your following Marxist ideaology, you need to reexamine yourself. Ever heard of the movie Clockwork Orange? The radicals found out their funding came from the same establishment people they were railing against. Whose funding you??? By the way, I’m sure you think I’m a white racist. That doesn’t concern me and you are simply wrong. Racist has no defiite meaning. It’s just a pejorative term that whites are again, hit over the head with. I have a lot of compassion and care for all my fellow man, but all whites to you are racist unless they fall to their knees and ask for forgiveness. To you I’m “hiding behind the familiar barrier of white denial.” You are just simply a trouble maker and you are full of crap. And you choose to use the pejorative, indefensible term, “antisemite”. Just because I said Jew York. There happens to be more Jews in New York city than in Tel Aviv. Saying that makes me an antismeite??? Witch hunt! Also,in case you didn’t know, 97% of the people who call themselves jews are not semites, but rather Ashkenazi’s,an Asiatic people. Ironically the semitic jews, who are the dark skin sephardic Jews of the bible are descriminated against and treated second rate in Israel. Go ahead and attack me and my people, I don’t care, I’m resilient and I know what you’re made of and what your all about.

  6. Thanks for the five page essay! (and filled with so many assumptions I feel like I’ve known you my whole life!)

    Anyway, that’s a whole lot of nothing you just said. I’m sorry you wasted all that time typing it!

    And, of course, true to form, you can’t admit that you’re racist and absolve yourself through twisted logic. Just be cool with it and straight up! C’mon! I’d at least have an ounce of respect for you if you did!

  7. I linked to the article about the asshole southern racist selling t shirts. T shirts of all things. His friend made the comment that he is the friendliest, kindest, most helpful man he knows, and helps everyone REGARDLESS OF COLOR, but of course he’s “hiding behind that familiar barrier of white denial, right? One comment made mention that an ignorant white man used the term colored people, not because he was necessarily racist, but rather ignorant, living in the past, and not “enlightened.” But you have heard of the NAACP? The National Association for the Advancement of COLORED PEOPLE? No problem there, huh? And blacks say they are insulted by the term “Negro”, yet there is no problem with saying “The United NEGRO College fund. And blacks say nigga nigga nigga to each other all day long, so much they clean their teeth that way, but if a white person says it it’s grounds for endless television stories, appearances by Rev. Al and Jessie Jackass, candlelight vigils, etc, etc, etc. Can’t have it both ways can you? I guess you can, since it’s your game, and your making the rules, right?

  8. I could care less if a prick like you respects me. As I said, you are a trouble maker and you are full of crap. Amd YOU are the bigot and the racist. I like all races and all peoples, but I don’t like you. Not because of your race, just because your an asshole!

  9. PS: Since Osamy “owns” the stimulus bill, we’ll know who to blame when things really go to hell, won’t we?

  10. #1 A white person who compares a black person to a monkey is racist. And damn right black people can call themselves whatever they want! If you don’t understand these simple things, there is no hope for you!

    #2 Thanks for proving my point in your mania! It’s so boring though, when racists can’t own up to being racists! zzzZZZZzzz

    #3 I don’t think Obama’s stimulus plan is sufficient to pull the U.S. out of its recession. So what’s your point? I’m not an Obama supporter! haha

    Quit while you’re decades behind! And seriously, please do quit. I’m about as critically engaged by your banter as a person is by observing paint drying

  11. How old are you? You sound like you’ve just made it past the skateboard and backward ballcap stage.
    The artist didn’t compare the monkey in the cartoon to a black man. There was no mention of Obama, or for that matter any black person at all. The writers of this bill, not Obama, nor any other black person were being compared to the out of control monkey. And I agree, they were out of control for composing this money rip off of the people. And you are right, it’s vey wrong to compare any human being to an animal. That didn’t happen. This is more than a stretch of the truth; it’s purely ludicrous! Are you delusional? You are out for blood, aren’t you? That is exactly why I say you are on a witch hunt. There is no hope for you. You have a disease called political correctness. You most likely contracted it from watching television, hollywood trash movies, and/or from the indoctrination you got in the public fool system. By the way, Obama sucks! Not because he’s black, but because he’s inexperienced,, if true, an illegal alien and therefore unqualified under the constitution because he’s not a native born citizen, a usurper and a liar, and he was installed as president by the power elite. He is corrupt and a yes man, he’ in bed with Chicago communists and mobsters. It’s a joke having him for a leader. His race is not the issue and it doesn’t matter. Is that the game that’s being played? No criticism of this man will be tolerated, lest they be branded racist? Bush was compared to a monkey countless times, and no mention of racism. What gives? Obama like Bush can be compared to a monkey, a dog, a horses ass, a snake, a martian, or a whales butt. and you call that racist? You say I have twisted logic? My mania? What about your witch hunt mania? YOU have proven nothing. Your argument is a dismal failure. You have assigned yourself importance and feel you are the ultimate judge and critic of all. You are a small man with a large head and not much in it.

  12. Billionaire Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox News also owns the New York Post. Murdoch hates anything to do with Democrats so I’m sure he fully supports if not knew about the Obama chimp cartoon. I will be boycotting the New York Post and all of its advertisers. Inciting racism and hatred like this goes beyond free speech. Whoever is responsible for the cartoon and its publishing should be arrested and charged with a hate crime and threatening the President with violence. The New York Post will pay a heavy price for this and they deserve whatever they get.

  13. Have him arrested? stophate, you sound like you’re full of hate.

  14. You are on a witch hunt too!

  15. Its not hate, its called protecting our nation from violence and people that call for the death of our President. Let them explain it to a jury of their peers and see if it fly’s.

  16. You’re nuts

  17. Blacks commit violent crime at a rate 10 times that of whites- FBI Statistics

    http://www.11alive.com/rss/rss_story.aspx?storyid=127154

  18. Here’s an interesting story about black slave owners. Note the small number of whites that even owned slaves. Proportionally, free blacks owned slaves at a much higher rate than whites; 4.8% of southern whites owned slaves, while in New Orleans blacks owned slave at the wopping rate of 28%!

    http://americancivilwar.com/authors/black_slaveowners.htm

  19. Here’s an interesting story about white slaves.

    http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/whtslav.htm

  20. Mike Adkison said:
    “Blacks commit violent crime at a rate 10 times that of whites- FBI Statistics” Does that include the illegal war in Iraq where 4100+ American troops and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis were murdered by President Bush looking for WMD’s that never existed ?

    Any way you slice it , racism and hate is wrong and should not be tolerated.

  21. Don Palabraz has his first troll! Mike, you’re providing me comic relief like no other Net commentator since AmericanPatrol.com.

    As a reporter and anti-PC pendejo person, I’ve tried to give the Post the benefit of the doubt on their cartoon, but the only conclusion one can reach (unless someone has a better explanation, one I’ve yet to hear) is that Obama is the chimp.

  22. No white person nor did any newspaper or cartoonist call Obama the Chimp. YOU did! Your words, “Obama is the chimp, Obama is the chimp, Obama is the chimmp.” I think you are the pendajo, and you are a full of crap communist.

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