Watching that commercial from the GOP about Michelle Obama saying that “this is the first time in her adult life that she has actually been proud of her country” is just disturbing the hell out of me. I was thinking about it and it is just plain pathetic. It is as if a lot of people in the white community actually think that they and blacks have had the same experience in this country. Then McCain’s wife Cindy had the nerve to proclaim SHE is proud of her country. Of course she is. What does either of those two blind to the disparity and hypocrisy in America have to NOT be proud of?
Michelle Obama has to look at the news and see stories such as fourteen year old Martin Lee Anderson who was murdered when he was beaten, kicked and had ammonia tablets forced up his nose while his mouth was being covered by boot camp guards, all which was caught on tape. And then the autopsy on his body was performed by someone from the dominant community who said his death was a result of a latent cycle cell trait. When was the last time that Cindy McCain looked at the news to see that a fourteen year old Susan LeAnn McCaskey (fictional white character) was murdered when she was beaten, kicked and suffocated then read that the girl died from a latent breast cancer trait?
Michelle Obama also can look in the newspaper and see stories of unarmed black men like Amadou Diallo who was standing next to his building when cops approached him and asked for drugs. They claim that he loudly protested that he was NOT a drug dealer and the cops fearing his loud voice shot him forty one times. And every time this happens, which is plenty; the murder is referred to as contagious shooting. When was the last time Cindy McCain looked at a newspaper or watched the news and had to see any unarmed white man being shot over thirty times as a result of contagious shooting?
Michelle Obama can look at the news and see a story about how the wage gap between blacks and whites is growing NOT shrinking. And black people have fifty percent higher unemployment rates than whites. Or that black’s are woefully under represented in higher education, corporate America yet are over represented in the penal system. When Cindy McCain sees this does it even register, does she even care, does she make any attempts to change or remedy the situation? Or does she stand on a stage and tell a few hundred people in an audience plus the millions watching on television that “she is proud” of these facts which plague her and OUR country?
Michelle Obama can drive through her Chicago city and any other that actually HAS a black population and see the blatantly glaring disparity between those in the white communities and those in the black inner city. She can see the woeful condition of the schools, medical facilities (if they have them), businesses, public parks and any other condition you want to look at, and see that these conditions don’t plague most white communities. Is Cindy McCain proud of these facts? Does she even SEE these facts? Or is she too busy being the elitist, obliviously blind, proud heiress to some fortune of untold millions (she still hasn’t released those tax returns).
I am curious what Cindy McCain would tell some inner city kid who has a crumbling failing school, a poor substandard neighborhood, lack of decent housing, lack of nutritious food, no prospects for the future and no one from her husbands government to give a damn, what the hell they are supposed to be proud of. Exactly how would she approach that topic with them? This high and mighty attitude from her and other idiots stumping for the GOP in their smear ad shows that these elitist idiots really care. They care so much that they don’t bother to find out what a lot of the black community are dealing with on a daily basis. But when has the McCain family ever lifted a finger or eyebrow for that matter, to find out what anyone in the black community needs to make them able to have the American dream and be proud of their country?