So, Can We Count On Your Vote?

Occasionally, morbid curiosity drives me to check out what people are saying on the white supremacist web sites.  I don’t know why, really; it’s not like there’s ever anything new.  Mostly there’s a lot of pseudo-scientific and pseudo-religious justification for their arguments that white people are superior.  Some even keep it relatively clean; you know, because what good is a racist movement if it’s not family friendly?

But it’s been a while since I took a jaunt to our friendly internet racists, and to be honest, I’m not sure I could have handled what I would have seen.  I’m still not exactly sure what to make of this.

Buckle in folks, and prepare for your mind to get absolutely demolished.  Apparently, there’s a growing sentiment within the white supremacist community that wants Obama to win the White House.  Even famed neo-Nazi David Duke is warmed up to the idea.

Of course, it’s not that easy; it never is.

No, the white supremacists did not all of a sudden see the error of their ways, nor did they all get inflicted with some strange disease that only sees Obama’s white half, while looking at Michelle Obama forces them to imagine June Cleaver.  Shorter; they didn’t all decide to stop being racist all of a sudden.

Instead they are employing a logic not dissimilar to that of Charles Manson in the Sharon Tate murders.  If you remember (or, like me, aren’t old enough to remember but read a book or two on the subject), the big scheme behind the Tate murders was to murder some white folks, pin it on black folks, and sit back and watch the race wars erupt.

That Charlie Manson.  What a kidder.

Similarly, the white supremacist approval of an Obama presidency isn’t because they think he’ll be a good president, but because… well, I’ll just let David Duke tell ya:

“Obama is like that new big dark spot on your arm that finally sends you to the doctor for some real medicine. … Obama is the pain that let’s [sic] your body know that something is dreadfully wrong. Obama will let the American people know that there is a real cancer eating away at the heart of our country and Republican aspirin will not only not cure it, but only masks the pain and makes you think you don’t need radical surgery. … My bet is that whether Obama wins or loses in November, millions of European Americans will inevitably react with new awareness of their heritage and the need for them to defend and advance it.”

Which leaves me feeling a little funny on the subject.  On one hand, I think these people are the cancer, and it is they that need to be dealt with via radical surgery.  On the other hand… a vote’s a vote, right?  Can we count on their votes?  After all the talk about how hard Obama struggles with the working class white male vote, wouldn’t that send just about every member of the political punditry if the white racist vote came out and voted en masse for Obama?

At the very least, I’m curious to know if we can’t strike a deal.  Something like, okay, you guys go ahead and vote for Obama in the hopes that a huge race war breaks out, but when he turns out to be a pretty good president, you have to stop being racist.  Deal?

Jeez, it feels like a little bit of my soul just died thinking about it.

 

4 Responses to “So, Can We Count On Your Vote?”

  1. Preyanka says:

    They’re taking themselves way too seriously, in my opinion. Not to say racism isn’t a very big problem. But I think it mostly stems from ignorance; the kind of racism that these people peddle is pathological and evil, and I just don’t believe there’s enough of it simmering beneath the surface to “erupt” as they believe. Instead, I think if Obama is elected and does some real good for the country, it could heal race-relations. Maybe those people in WV who said they’d never vote for a black man will reconsider next time after seeing that the 1st black guy actually made their lives a little better. Maybe. But I’m an optimist 🙂

  2. Of course these people take themselves too seriously. That’s why I’m kind of of the opinion, okay, you want to see Obama in the White House so badly, work for it! Ah well.

  3. Mark says:

    What’s funny about this is that, in order for Obama to become President, he has to get the vote of an awful lot of “European Americans” who, in the process of voting for Obama, will be consciously ignoring their “heritage.” Essentially Duke is making the bizarre argument that millions of “European Americans” will vote for Obama and somehow, as a result, want to start a race war. Kooky doesn’t even begin to describe it.
    Honestly, logic like this is why the political Left really should lighten up on its concerns about racism in the sphere of public debate- it’s so utterly ridiculous that the only logical response for most people is to scratch their heads and laugh at these idiots.
    (I say this as part of my pursuit of a Left-libertarian alliance; one of the big hang-ups that a lot of libertarians have on that front is political correctness – of course they ignore that the political Right has their own share of politically correct taboos. But still, it would make my mission a hell of a lot easier if some on the left would stand up and say something like “We think Mark Steyn is a complete moron; but what the Canadian Human Rights Commission is doing is an affront to every conceivable notion of freedom.”)

  4. Preyanka says:

    Mark, that’s such a great point! I guess he’s expecting the 40% (okay, now I’m really being optimistic!) who don’t vote for him to revolt or something. Well, I’m game. Let’s see this happen!

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