Archive for December 3rd, 2009

The Face of Hatred

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

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Before you say there’s no racism left in America, I’d ask you to look at this picture. “Oh sure” you might say, “there are still a few fringe nuts running around – but it’s no big deal.”  Uh, uh. There are more than a few nuts in our country.  MANY more than a few.

Last week, this picture was the number one requested image of Michelle Obama on Google, the world’s largest internet search-engine. Hundreds of thousands of people downloaded this disgusting representation of our First Lady as a monkey.  Some of them probably thought it funny. Some were curious.  But I’ll bet a large number of downloading downers are afflicted with the cancer of racism.

Right wing neo-nasties will whine, “They did it to George and Laura Bush too!”  Did they?  I’ve seen doctored pictures of the Bushes. Some were funny, many were in bad taste.  But NEVER have I seen one that is this evil, rancid, and hate-filled.

I’m no fan of the Obamas – but if you think this image is not extremely offensive and disgusting,  I have a thought for you.  I believe you are much closer to the ape represented here than you are to an actual human being proud of the heritage for which America stands.