Hill-Billy won big in West Virginia last night.
What does it all mean?
Well... I am going to tell you.
I am about to post a quote from a man in Kentucky, Hill-Billy's next "big win". I am sure that this is not the only person that feels this way, as we saw last night in West Virginia.
Before you read this keep in mind that this is the year of our lord 2008, not 1964.
Race,” Patrick said matter-of-factly. “I’ve talked to people—a woman who was chair of county elections last year, she said she wouldn’t vote for a black man.” Patrick said he wouldn’t vote for Obama either.
“Race. I really don’t want an African-American as President. Race.”
What about race?
“I thought about it. I think he would put too many minorities in positions over the white race. That’s my opinion. After 1964, you saw what the South did.” He meant that it went Republican. “Now what caused that? Race. There’s a lot of white people that just wouldn’t vote for a colored person. Especially older people. They know what happened in the sixties. Under thirty—they don’t remember. I do. I was here.”
This quote came from the New York Times.
There you have it folks. Obama will get trounced in Kentucky the same way he got his ass handed to him in WV, PA, NY and OH.
Why you may ask?
Things have not changed as much as some people would have you think, huh?
Of course this is no surprise to me. I don't need some fancy reporter from some fancy newspaper to tell me what I already know.
Some Americans do not want a Black man to represent them. Not just White Americans, but some Black Americans, Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans.
A Black man was never supposed to get this far.
A Black man was supposed to have gotten killed by now or he will get killed, or He does not have enough experience, or he attended a "racist" church for 20 years, or he doesn't connect to immigrants,or he doesn't connect with "blue" collar (ie white) voters, or the way he handles a basketball he must be from the "hood" or even my favorite, he cannot bowl.
Excuse after Excuse have been made on why this Black man is not qualified to be the leader of the good Ole US of A.
When will this country admit the truth, That no one thinks a Black man is intelligent enough to be Commander in Chief of the "United" States Of America?
Some people in this country still believe that a Black Man is the inferior race. Of course there is nothing to back up this stupid assumption, but some people still believe it.
Some people still believe that the only thing a Black Man is good at is singing, dancing, sports and making babies that we don't take care of. Again there is no proof behind this asinine assumption, but some people still believe it.
Some people still believe that all Black Men are criminals.
Where is the proof?
What will we have to do as men to show the world that we are MEN?
MEN that love their families, respect the law, believe in God and love this dysfunctional-ass country.
We are MEN that are intelligent, values education and some of us are willing to die to get the rights that we have earned.
We are MEN, that by God's greatness were made with hair like lambs wool and skin the color of bronze. Made in HIS (God's) image.
But above all that.....
WE ARE MEN.