It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. I am of the opinion that a random and purely chance drive by observation would fit the bill as well and what I saw a few days ago has ended up being worth at least the next thousand or so words..
While driving in this fair city, I noticed a small station wagon the back end of which was extremely dirty. As the stop light changed to red, a fellow, approximately mid fifties with a ponytail and a rag in his hand, approached the back of this vehicle from the curb. While I sat waiting for the light to change, I watched as this individual began clearing the dirt in a circular pattern. He never moved from that spot, though. Once this circle was cleared, he went in between the houses and didn’t return. As the light changed, I slowly crept forward, as my curiosity was peaked. That small circle, carefully cleared while the rest of the vehicle remained dirty, was an “Obama ‘08” sticker..
I have noticed of late a particularly sanctimonious sniffishness from those who sport their Obama buttons and bumperstickers. The placement of Barack Obama into the presidential process has become an incredibly psychological phenomenon that benefits the liberals for a number of reasons. It has become a kind of liberal intellectual laxative. A progressive pasteurization, a Communist catharsis so to speak and the timing from the lefty’s standpoint couldn’t be better.
The Obama cavalcade of “hope and change” really made an impact upon those who are easily impressed by such vacuity. There is another reason that they were so comfortably convinced, other than their inherent gullibility to all things “progressive.” The liberals have lived for generations with an “emptiness” inside of them (in their “soul”, not the one between their ears..) that they could never put their finger upon, thus their perpetual moroseness and hostility towards the rest of us who make up the bulk of civilized society.
The left constantly giggles at those who profess to “believe” in a higher being. They have written off such a practice as “childish” or “infantile”. As the liberals sat about in their “Section 8” apartments, their parent’s basements or even their mansions, something continued to gnaw away at their delicate sensibilities. They were devoid of something. They were incomplete. Their collective psyches were vacant and unfurnished.
For years, as an intellectual exercise, the left has courageously fought off this simple-minded impulse “to believe” but as of late it has crept back into their consciousness that they needed to “believe” in something. This epiphany exploded within the liberal genus right about the time that Barack Obama began his campaign for the presidency. The left doesn’t believe in “God”, they see each other as gods so they have appointed themselves as omnipotent beings within their universe and the only thing that they believe in is each other..
Their internal need to “believe” was calcified and fulfilled by the candidacy of Barack Hussein Obama. He has become their deity, so they have no problem “believing” in him because what he represents to them is “the TRUE liberal deity”, an oppressive and overwhelming liberally led collectivist/centralized government. But he is more than that to them..
The Democrats are also enthralled by the concept of their individual catharsis because they are finally able to vote for a black candidate.
Regardless of the weight of their intellectual baggage, even the liberals couldn’t bring themselves to vote for a transparent buffoon like Jack$on in 1984 and 1988.. This has become the golden opportunity for them to shake off that nagging “inherent racism” that has overwhelmed their subconscious thoughts and actions for decades. You can see the sinister thoughts percolating behind their bloodshot eyes, “I can’t possibly be a racist, I voted for Barack Obama! I support Obama! I am free!!” We see them every day with their shiny little buttons and their bumperstickers as though they are sporting Bolshevik badges of honor.
The guilt that the Democrats have felt for so long is not without its historical reasons and justification. For generations, the Democrats have worked like the Devil to keep slavery and discrimination in place. With such a provenance, it is no wonder that the liberals are so totally controlled by the tremendous undertow of their individual shame. Just a small historical sampling of their handy work over the past hundred years aids in explaining their current thoughts and actions.
In 1854, the Republican Party was formed on an anti slavery platform because the Democrats of that era were particularly enthusiastic about slavery. In 1860, the Southern Democrats were emphatic in their support for slavery and the Northern Democrats, in a foreshadowing of the slimy Democratic triangulation of the 21st century, believed that “democracy required the people to decide slavery locally.” The Civil War, (an amazing oxymoron) from 1861 to 1865, was not only fought over several states desire to secede from the Union but the strongly held support by the Democrats for slavery. When the war finally ended, it erased four years time and well over nine hundred thousand dead and wounded as well. The Democrats wasted little time after that set back and they began scripting their Jim Crow laws, which took decades to eradicate.
Generations later, Democratic heroes like Robert “Exalted Cyclops” Byrd, Albert Gore Sr. and Howard W. Smith did their level best to keep the hideous practice of blatant discrimination against blacks in place. Their work against the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voters Rights Act empowered other Democrats, mostly in the South, to continue their evil works and deeds. Byrd was so fond of the timbre of his own voice that he personally filibustered the Civil Rights Act for over fourteen hours. In the end, over 80% of the Republicans voted for the measure while barely 60% of the Democrats eventually signed on.
Generations later, Democratic titans like Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Teddy Kennedy have craftily re-instituted the scourge of slavery and re-forged the manacles of bondage through their failed policies and programs that have resulted in the perpetual addiction of welfare dependency. They have ignored Dr. Martin Luther King’s call for a “color blind society” and they have tried to make discrimination law through their patented chicanery and strong-arming that they have deceptively disguised as “affirmative action”.
It is therefore easy to see the necessity for the liberals to purge themselves of the copious burdens of their shameful past. That is the only way that the left can “feel good” about themselves and with that, hundreds of years of well-deserved guilt will be replaced with the smug self-righteousness that only their clear consciences can provide them. Thank the Lord that Obama made the cut because without him, it would have been impossible to tell how long the left could have continued to carry the immense burden of their hard earned racist ignominy.