Africans to whom Obama’s victory would be bad news
Posted Wednesday, October 22 2008 at 18:14
They are happy to posture as being against racism and for minorities, as long as these people are mostly serving as sidekicks. Thus black people can sit at the high table with white liberals, but not at the head of it.
Again, this is best illustrated in the TV series, West Wing, in the very liberal Democratic President Josiah Bartlet’s White House, with marginal black characters like presidential assistant Charlie Young.
And when Hillary Clinton and, especially, her husband, the man once referred to as the “first black president” seemed to play the race card against Obama, the cynics were vindicated.
Ironically, the Republicans, although more openly racist, do better. It took George Bush, not Clinton, to appoint a Gen Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice as America’s foreign affairs ministers.
The best election result for the radical international non-American intellectual order, therefore, is for Obama to lose.
That would make sense, because it would confirm the dominant orthodoxy that America is racist; and/or that it has a very corrupt political system that allows the Republican-linked Establishment to steal elections.
An Obama victory would leave many Third World intellectuals and nationalists either jobless, struggling for relevance, or scurrying back to the drawing boards to explain an America led by a black president. Of course, they will also wish that he met some misfortune at the hands of a red-neck.
And to imagine that this “crisis” wouldn’t have happened if a Kenyan student called Barack Obama hadn’t gone to the US on scholarship, become a deadbeat dad, and left his son behind in America to be raised by his mother!