Friday, August 01, 2008

Decorum: It’s not just for Kings and Queens

The problem that some black folks are having with Barack Obama is that they don’t know how the game works. I don’t know why people don’t understand that Obama can’t run for president of the Black United States of America. He is not running for alderman in a 99.99999% African America district. He is running a national campaign for president of the United States. I expect Obama to be heckled but I thought black folks would at least give the man some measure of respect. I thought about putting the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement on blast for acting ignit in public. I changed my mind because they are down with Socialism and I don’t have anything against Socialism. I actually think Socialism gets a bad rap. Jon Voight, Angelina Jolie’s daddy, is talking some crazy stuff about Socialism. I didn’t know it was worse than Communism (which we support by borrowing money from the Chinese). I think I’m starting to see why Angelina doesn’t get down with that guy. Look, I don’t expect all blacks to like Obama or his platform. I don’t expect them not to be critical of him either. What I expect from blacks is to not treat him the way racists would. We need to take a page from Obama’s book and act with some dignity. If you have a problem with him, let it be debated in a respectful manner. Just because other people are acting undignified doesn’t mean we should follow their lead.

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