Some found my analysis of racism clarifying, others felt confused. So let’s give it another whack.
Racism is an act of mind by a group. It is fueled by envy and therefore violent. It rips away the complexity of human beings, their multi-dimensional personhood, reducing them to a one-dimensional sliver, such as the color of their skin, or in the case of Obama, his lack of any achievement as President. He holds the TITLE, President, that’s all. Racism reduces him to that one dimension. He is merely a place-holder until a real President fills the office. He will go down in history not as a President with a legacy, but as a president who sat in the Oval Office, signifying nothing. A whole object is reduced to a part-object. A sliver at that!
Obama is a wonderful example. As an object of racism, he is always and exclusively “president.”
“Well, he is President! Now you’re confusing me.”
– Yes, he is, but that’s not the President the American people elected. The racist “president” is all that’s left after splitting has denuded our President to “president.” Anything Obama proposes or supports as the duly elected 44th President of the United States is attacked out of hand, even if it’s a position previously supported by the racists. Nothing should remain of PRESIDENT Obama. As President, Obama is a person of value. Destroy that value by never accrediting the fact he’s President.
What’s left of the original object, in our example, Obama, is not just one-dimensional, but mangled. Obama is a Muslim. He’s from Africa, probably from Kenya. He doesn’t understand the Constitution. He’s not an American. He commits impeachable executive actions. In no way is he a President. Just a president.
Envy is violent. Hatred drives it. It takes no prisoners. It wants only to destroy. Has no interest in looting, making off with the spoils. Just so the envied one gets destroyed.
Since the election, have you noticed the racists pulling out their hair, climbing walls, shaking their fists at the heavens? What the hell is going on! I’ll tell you:
President Obama is acting gloriously presidential. Let’s make that PRESIDENTIAL! On immigration. On the Keystone pipeline. On climate warming.
You racists thought you brought a new sheriff to town Tuesday last. Sure did.