Thursday, June 26, 2008

Love Me, I'm a (White) Liberal (Obama Supporter)

One can always count on a true radical to speak truth to power — Ralph Nader, White Guilt and Black Nationalism. Says our favorite man of the left:
    He wants to appeal to white guilt. You appeal to white guilt not by coming on as black is beautiful, black is powerful. Basically he’s coming on as someone who is not going to threaten the white power structure, whether it’s corporate or whether it’s simply oligarchic. And they love it. Whites just eat it up.
Dylan Waco of The Left Conservative, in linking to the above, builds on Mr. Nader's "fine job [of] destroying the myth of Obama as a 'black nationalist'" and suggests "conservatives, traditionalists and other 'small is beautiful' folks, can only dream of an authentic black nationalist getting anywhere near the White House." Says Mr. Waco:
    While black nationalism has its ugly and unrealistic side (the obsession with reparations for slavery, topping the list), the reality of the matter is that the basic program and dominant themes of black radicalism would be a marked improvement for our society. Small bands of self-reliant families, that are reflexively opposed to the corporate cartel class and the big government welfare statism of the modern world do not endanger whites, America or White America. Conservatives who know nothing about black nationalist and black power movements have created a "black radical" straw man, without understanding what in fact such radicalism has historically represented. That the same people who rant about the dangers of an Obama presidency, regularly cite Booker T. Washington as an appropriate model for black Americans, is a telling example of how clueless many of these people are (Obama is above all a globalist. Washington was a conservative black nationalist).
This post's title comes from the great Phil Ochs song Love Me, I'm a Liberal, which begins thusly:
    I cried when they shot Medgar Evers
    Tears ran down my spine
    I cried when they shot Mr. Kennedy
    As though I'd lost a father of mine
    But Malcolm X got what was coming
    He got what he asked for this time
    So love me, love me, love me, I'm a liberal

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