Timely Satire

The Progress we’ve made as a nation regarding racism

from the excellent desk of  John Galt at GoodSensePolitics:

In a few short days, an African American man will move from his private residence into a much larger and infinitely more expensive one owned not by him but by the taxpayers. A vast lawn, a perimeter fence and many well trained security specialists will insulate him from the rest of us but the mere fact that this man will be residing in this house should make us all stop and count or blessings – because it proves that we live in a nation where anything is possible.

Many believed this day would never come. Most of us hoped and prayed that it would, but few of us actually believed we would live to see it. Racism is an ugly thing in all of it’s forms and there is little doubt that if this man had moved into this house fifteen years ago, there would have been a great outcry – possibly even rioting in the streets. Today, we can all be both grateful and proud that no such mayhem will take place when this man takes up residency in this house.

This man, moving into this house at this time in our nation’s history is much more than a simple change of addresses for him – it is proof of a change in our attitude as a nation. It is an amends of sorts – the righting of a great wrong. It is a symbol of our growth, and of our willingness to “judge a man, not by the color of his skin but by the content of his character”.

There can be little doubt now that the vast majority of us truly believe that this man has earned both his place in history and his new address. His time in this house will not be easy – it will be fraught with danger and he will face many challenges. I am sure there will be many times when he asks himself how in the world he ended up here and like all who have gone before him, the experience will age him greatly.

But I for one will not waste an ounce of worry for his sake – because in every way a man can, he asked for this. His whole life for the past fifteen years appears to have been inexorably leading this man toward this house. It is highly probable that that in the past, despite all of his actions, racism would have kept this man out of this house. Today, I thank the lord above that I am an American and that I live in a nation where wrongs are righted, where justice matters and where truly anything is possible.

Have a nice time in the slammer, OJ. You’ve earned it!

oj

Advertisements

19 Comments

  1. Delirious said,

    January 19, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    ROFL!! You had me hooked. lol

  2. { Lisa } said,

    January 19, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    ROFL! OH MY I THOUGHT THIS WAS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT! LOL

  3. FullWithFaith said,

    January 19, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    HA! I fell for it, too! I am completely LOL

  4. beetlebabee said,

    January 19, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I read this and about fell out of my chair. This was just too clever not to repost. Kudos to you John Galt!

  5. Euripides said,

    January 19, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Funny stuff. I smirked a lot.

  6. beetlebabee said,

    January 19, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Smirked?? That’s it? I don’t know how you keep so composed…..wait….You skipped to the end again didn’t you??

  7. January 19, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I skipped to the end first. Funny write up.

  8. beetlebabee said,

    January 19, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Secular Heretic <—–Guilty!

  9. Mary Ane said,

    January 19, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Well, that’s not what I thought it was going to be at all, that’s pretty clever. Good Job!

  10. Allia M. said,

    January 19, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    So, here we go, four years…..do you feel like you’re at the top of the roller coaster? I do.

  11. Raytmimer said,

    January 19, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Definitely at the top! We’re in for a ride.

  12. Georgina said,

    January 20, 2009 at 1:37 am

    OMGosh!! this is hilarious… =) thanks for making me laugh.. I needed it!!

  13. rubyeliot said,

    January 20, 2009 at 2:48 am

    i wish we could all be on a real roller coaster together! that would be fun! and feel like we are all such funny/fun/delightful friends! woooo whooo!

  14. beetlebabee said,

    January 20, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Ruby….It may be more fun with DRK….I get carsick.

  15. Loralee said,

    January 20, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    I knew it couldn’t really be about Obama after you said “the vast majority truly believe that this man earned both his place in history and his new address”.

  16. January 20, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    I actually didn’t write this; got it in an email forward, but I had to share. I’m impressed that you haven’t been called a racist in your comments yet.

  17. Loralee said,

    January 20, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Is it racist to point out the many similarities of two men who happen to be black? I for one don’t think so. If both men were white, or hispanic, or asain, it would be all the same to me…

  18. beetlebabee said,

    January 20, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Exactly. Too many in today’s society think that you have to agree with blacks or favor them in order to be free of racism. By definition, that is also racism, and 180 degrees from Martin Luther King’s plea that people be known for the content of their character, not their skin.

  19. Raytmimer said,

    January 20, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Not only do they have to be agreed with and favored, but they have to be liberal! Black Republicans don’t get very far in society today.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: