Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
You know every once in a while people will accuse others putting on the "Pointy White Hat" of racism, when it is not racism, it is just a realization that some people of any race or culture are just complete asses, some deservedly so, some not.
A photo recently surfaced of Obama wearing a turban in Africa. Subtle accusations of Islam and Muslim affiliation by Political foes is certainly not Racism, but certainly childish political opportunism by others who are pissed Obama is taking up way too much room in the political sandbox.
Opportunism In this Post 911 World, shows all Politicians in the Playground are preying on the fear and scaremongering U.S. Public who view anyone who wears a Turban as a raging war bent enemy of the Free World. The Politicians are not coming right out and saying Obama is a Turban wearing Mujahdeen Terrorist, but the subtlety is there by posting a Photo for all the U.S. to see.
Obamas politicial foes of course are standing by Whistling, staring down and coyly toeing their foot in the schoolyard dirt, all innocent like, further enhance the effect of the photo, just by their silence, because in this instance for Politicians "SIlence is truly Golden". Political Opponents not saying a word in Obamas defence, leads me to believe their non action indeed says it all !!
Let us visit, shall we ,other past and present world leaders, from Western Societies King and Queens, Presidents and Prime Ministers to Celebrities who on occasion have taken in the local colour and flavour upon visiting another culture away from the U.S. Such as a Turban, Veil, Robes, Yamaka etc. Just because on wears an article out of respect for a country, do not indenture them or make them a follower of their beliefs.
One Photo of the Non Catholic Queen visiting the Catholic Pope clearly shows the Queen in a black veil, Does this mean the Queen is now a Virtuous Catholic?
Of course not, just as Obama wearing a turban and robe is a feverent follower of Islam.
I will endeavour to post photos, of everyone from Western Presidents , Queens to Prime Ministers to Celebs in non western dress and guarantee you when their photos were posted, nary a word from anyone political party suggested they had turned their back on the Western Culture or beliefs for their occasional fashion choice.
Whiny self lubricated Bleeding Heart Liberal Opponents now show their true colours as well as their like as ones who do not play fair even in their own democratic families.
Just on that basis alone, I for one feel they should be out of the race
I am refferring to the Human Race.
Policitians may not be true blue racists, but then they are not above fostering it.
My Final Thought
I thought if not Republician McCain, but the Democrats, Hillary would be a fine choice for President over Obama, but upon reflection, I feel she is a Twat!
Sorry for the language, but you know, when the name fits, it should be worn like a badge of honour.
U.S. Democratic rivals Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton are trading barbs over a photo of Obama dressed in traditional local garments during a visit to Kenya in 2006.
The Associated Press photo, which is circulating on the Internet, shows Obama wearing a white turban and a wraparound white robe. The garments were given to him by elders in Wajir, in northeastern Kenya.
Obama, whose late father was Kenyan, visited the country in 2006.
The gossip and news website the Drudge Report posted the photograph Monday, claiming it was being circulated by "Clinton staffers."