I just can’t stand it any more. I’ve got to break my jaw-clenched, steaming mad silence, this pisses me off so much.
There’s this black angry preacher who a presidential candidate did not seek the endorsement of and did not receive the endorsement of, and did not invite to join his campaign in any capacity whatsoever. When the presidential candidate found out he said “God Damn America” more than a handful of years ago, the presidential candidate quickly and repeatedly denouced that position. When the black angry preacher decided to keep saying such things, the presidential candidate called a national news conference to reject, renounce, denounce and condemn the black angry preacher. The news media covers this prominently for months on end, and pundits decide that the existence of this black angry preacher may doom the presidential candidate’s campaign.
There’s this white angry preacher who another presidential candidate DID seek the endorsement of, and DID receive the endorsement of, and DID hug on stage at a political rally, and DID proclaim to be proud to have associated with the campaign and was “glad to have” him join the campaign. When this presidential candidate found out that the white angry preacher said “America is under the curse of God, even now,” the presidential candidate responded on national TV that “I’m glad to have his endorsement.” When the white angry preacher continued to say such things, political insiders accepted the presidential candidate’s non-rejection mutely. Hardly any media attention is given to this information, and this presidential candidate continues to sail on to the presidential nomination.
The next time you’re sitting with your friend Rachel and she asks you why those, those, you know, black people say there’s still racism in this country, remember this. Then slap Rachel on the head for me and tell her to get a clue.