Saturday, March 8, 2014

It's a Hard Knock Life for American Racists

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

It hasn't even been a full three months since Fox News clown Megyn Kelly went on the air to assure America's children that Santa Claus and Jesus Christ were both white men - and no sooner had that racial scare been put to rest than another one arises.  Now Hollywood has prepared an updated version of the musical film "Annie," and the title character is being portrayed by a black child!  Predictably, a certain segment of the American population (the part with teabags dangling from their tin foil hats) is going nuts - even more nuts than usual!

The new Annie is being played by ten-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, an experienced actress from Louisiana.  Actually, Quvenzhane is far more than just experienced.  She is the youngest person ever to be nominated for Best Actress - for her role in "12 Years a Slave."  So one must suspect that Quvenzhane Wallis is a damn fine actress.

But fine or not, the mouth-breathers are furious that a black child was selected to play Little Orphan Annie, an American institution whom everyone knows is fair-skinned with curly red hair and blank eyes.  To say otherwise is just . . . well . . . political correctness run amok!

Of course, it really isn't the notion of a black Santa Claus, or a dark, Middle Eastern Jesus, or even an ebony cartoon character that has the goobers riled.  What really ruffles their dirty white sheets is the fact that a black family lives in the White House.  They don't like it one bit that a person of color with an African name heads their government and has a position of power over them.  Their world is white, and a black President is not congruent with the life they have always known.

They won't like Hillary either.  Their world should be run by old white men, just as their white God intended.

And Megyn, chances are good that a man born in the Middle East more than 2,000 years ago was probably not white.   Buy a clue!


Xobekim said...

Their real fear, I suspect, is the expectation that Mitch McConnell will be cast as Uncle Ben and Sarah Palin as Aunt Jemima. If persons of color can occupy the territory they claim, what is left except for them to be cast to subjugation?

It is what you get for playing a zero sum game.

Don said...

I agree. The fear of role reversal plays large in most of the race-based hatred that's become synonymous with right-wing politics.