This is a level of hate I am personally uncomfortable with.
While I am quick to label the garden variety “small-h hate” that has fueled the rapid expansion of the internet, I am not nearly as quick to toss around the “capital H hate” that usually ends in slow singing and flower bringing (Wallace, 1994).
The above Picture, brought to my attention by the aptly named skeptical brotha, seems to tread the line between the hates very poorly.
It is truly ironic that all this resurfaces on the heels of the Barack Oblonda commercial.
at first blush, I arrived at the overall conclusion that these folk are just blinded by their own sense of entitlement and are therefore projecting said entitlement upon Obama. The perception of the notion of a lack of gravitas and a shallowness of policy usually comes from the presumption that Obama can’t possibly have it all together.
But then i cannot shake the idea that perhaps all this animus has a deeper root.
Could it be that losing to some random first term senator is bad, but losing to an uppity Negro is just plain unacceptable?
There just seems to be too much smoke for there not to be any fire anywhere.