Monday, October 13, 2008

McCain na Palin Wamechochea Ubaguzi Marekani!


Kwa kweli chuki na ubaguzi uliyotokea tangu wiki iliyopita hapa Marekani unatisha. Ule roho wa kibaguzi ambao watu walisema ulikufa bado upo ila watu walikuwa wanaizuia.

Maneno ya McCain na Palin yalichochea ubaguzi bila kupingwa mpaka watu wenye akili walishutuka na kumwambia McCain aache hiyo tabia yake chafu! Ndivyo Ijumaa McCain akajifanya kumkosoa bi kizee fulani wa Kizungu huko Minnesota aliposema kuwa Obama ni mwarabu. Hata jibu la McCain ilimaanisha kuwa waarbu si watu wema.

Jamani, hata Obama akishinda itabidi apambane na huo ubaguzi waliochochea McCain na Palin. Huyo kijana, Paul Crawford ameandika maoni mazuri sana lakini ina onyo kali, asante McCain wabaguzi watapania kumwua Obama!


McCain/Palin incite hate toward Obama

Paul Crawford

I have not lived a very long life. But in my 23 years on this planet and in this country I have never witnessed such disgusting things from the American public as I have in the past week. Something is happening, and it's not politics as usual.

At various McCain-Palin campaign rallies this past week things have gotten out of hand. The campaign's strategy of bringing up Obama's associations with the 1960s political activist William Ayers has quickly rippled through the American public and brought to the surface something that has been hidden away for many years.

Widespread racial hatred is now so obvious that people are comfortable with publicly vocalizing their bitter racial hatred for Sen. Obama without the least bit of shame to hold them back.

Ever since Gov. Palin accused Sen. Obama of "palling around with terrorists," the people who used to hide their racist attitudes have lost all inhibitions.

McCain campaign rallies have taken on a lynch mob-like atmosphere that is reminiscent of a Confederate convention. Shouts of "terrorist," "traitor," "kill him," "off with his head," and numerous other disgusting and often racially motivated slurs that I won't repeat are all too common.

The fact that Sen. McCain and especially Gov. Palin let these comments go without a fierce scolding is a testament to the dirty, desperate, and appalling way in which they conduct themselves and their politics. I give a very small amount of credit to Sen. McCain for telling his supporters to be "respectful" of Obama and for saying that he is a "decent family man."

One must remember it is his campaign that began and still continues to fuel the vile hatred aimed at Sen. Obama.

It is extremely evident and worth noting that virtually 100 percent of McCain's campaign ads are negative attacks on Sen. Obama.

It is now quite obvious to me that Sarah Palin is not concerned one bit with women's issues, inequality, the middle class, or anything else having to do with the condition of our country.

She shows an eager willingness to do or say anything that will serve to advance her own political career. She should be ashamed and anyone who views her as a heroic figure should quickly rethink their allegiance. They were misled by a well-orchestrated convention speech.

What did Sen. McCain think would happen when he tried to associate Sen. Obama with terrorists in a post-9/11 world? For the past seven years politicians, especially within the Republican Party, have used the fear of terrorism as a propaganda tool used to gain support for their own corrupt agendas, which includes two wars and numerous violations of our basic civil liberties.

Fear of terrorism, like fear of communism, has caused our government and many of our citizens to act extremely irrational. The McCain campaign prods this fear, sticking its fat finger into our open wound.

Most Americans have since recognized the political puppetry that played on their emotions. This majority doesn't buy into this "Obama equals terrorist" bull.

But McCain must have been aware of the considerable demographic of his supporters that are racists or have racist attitudes. He must have known that only the most gullible, ignorant, and uneducated citizens would buy into this rubbish. McCain has infuriated these people, given them a voice, and brought them together at his rallies with other likeminded bigots. It is sickening.

If and when Sen. Obama is elected our president, I will not be able to breathe easily knowing there are millions out there with these misguided views. Some of the most inspirational African American leaders the United States has ever known, including Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X, along with numerous other lesser-known activists, have been the victims of racially motivated assassinations.

The hate is historically pervasive, shameful, and buried until the McCain campaign initiated it and now continues to fuel it.

If the McCain campaign thinks Sen. Obama should explain his connections with William Ayers, as they say is their intention, they have gone about it in a very irresponsible and convoluted way. They could have asked respectfully.

Instead, they connected Sen. Obama with a 1960s political activist who was never convicted of any crimes.

McCain and cohorts have put Ayers on trial, found him guilty, called him an unrepentant terrorist, and made it sound as if he and Sen. Obama are great friends with a secret plan to put the terrorists in power of our country.

They have convinced a sizable portion of their supporters that Sen. Obama cannot be trusted as our president.

If Sen. Obama is elected our president, there will be a large amount of people unwilling to accept his leadership and I'm afraid the fear and hate the McCain campaign has instilled in some of its supporters is irreversible and dangerous.


Anonymous said...

Da' Chemi jitahidi kuzungumza mara kwa mara kiswahili manake inaelekea lugha inaanza kukutupa mkono! Hebu soma sehemu ya ulichoandika "Ule roho wa kibaguzi ambao watu walisema ulikufa bado upo ila watu walikuwa wanaizuia". Hiki si kiswahili fasaha hasa kwa mwandishi wa habari!


nina mashaka na maisha ya Obama hata kama akishinda pengine ya Kennedy na Lincoln yatamkuta. sasa hoja zimewashinda wamegeukia ubaguzi na kweli hawa wabaguzi sana angalia huko U.k jamaa wa Nigeria kapigwa kisa kavaa fulana yenye picha ya Obama na neno BELIEVE

Anonymous said...

Dear sir, you are a racist.

I have thought about you for 2 days, since I saw your face plastered all over the Internet, where you acted as if you were a superior being, laughing over the fact that your monkey, “Little Hussein”, wanted to see the truth and good Americans. I just have to ask you, are you a “good” American? Do "good" Americans hate other people? If so, what makes them "good"? And what truths did you hear? Were you able hear anything as it passed through the thick filter of hatred?

The entire world learned (and saw) that you are a racist. We all watched how, when you were caught on tape, you removed the Obama sticker and handed the monkey to that little boy. You tried to make it look like you were such a nice, friendly man giving a child a toy. Yet, the entire time you nervously looked around, looked for an escape. Had you suddenly grown a conscience? Or did your conscience arise from having gotten caught on tape? It was painfully obvious by your expressions and actions that you had done something wrong, something unacceptable. That fact came through loud and clear as you began to panic over what do I do now?

I wonder, since this very public moment, how your life has now changed? You will, no doubt, be recognized by a lot of people, but perhaps this recognition is more publicity than you had bargained for when you so carelessly demonstrated your hatred and disregard for others. Are your friends proud of you? What about the people you work with, the people you’ll likely pass in the hallways, or in the supermarket. Will you be so righteous now that your secret is out in the open? Will you walk humbly through the streets in your neighborhood?

I wish that I could meet you, face to face, because I’d like to tell you something: "Your behavior disgusts me." As a fellow human being, I am ashamed of how you treated someone else. I am embarrassed that a grown man would not seek the truth with anything resembling that of an open mind, instead, boldly wearing your superiority as if you were untouchable. How smart can you really be if you have not evolved past your current level of ignorance? I know that hatred is a habit. Racism is a habit. And habits are learned. Habits are practiced, that’s how they become habits. I wish I could ask you where you learned such hatred. Who taught you to hate instead of love? Who taught you to believe that you were better and superior to others? You obviously weren’t born that way. Obviously, you learned how to hate. Most of all, what I’d like to say to you is that I feel sorry for you. You must be living a very painful, hellish life to have demonstrated such hate and lameness on national TV. You know, there is such a thing as cause and effect. It’s called karma. And yours isn’t looking so good right now.

Anonymous said...

"In the last few weeks, Senator McCain and Governor Palin, rhetoric at your campaign events has taken an increasingly dangerous tone that seems to ignore the precarious state of our progress when it comes to race and ethnicity...
... For the most part, you have stood by in silence. In addition, you have also repeatedly made statements that somehow connect Senator Obama with terrorism; surrogates of yours have emphasized his middle name. This is problematic and dangerous, and I believe helps create the conditions that have given rise to these incidents of violent rhetoric from some of your supporters."

Anonymous said...

Congressman John Lewis Condemns McCain Palin Racism
Christian Church

I am an independent American patriot who respects the United States Constitution, liberty, and the dedicated men and women who serve our nation in the United States military.

Congressman John Lewis recently spoke out about the blatant hatred, racism, and bigotry that have become orchestrated features of McCain Palin campaign rallies: "As one who was a victim of violence and hate during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, I am deeply disturbed by the negative tone of the McCain-Palin campaign. What I am seeing reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history. Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse."

The consequences of this GOP-devised vitriol, and the refusal of McCain or Palin to curtain or apologize for it, has been the eruption of loathing so malignant, it rivals that of the Ku Klux Klan. And the Republican Party lynch mob is right there, encouraged and rewarded by a despicable John McCain so desperate to win that he will eagerly wallow in the gutter among those he calls his "friends."

Lewis continued, "During another period, in the not too distant past, there was a governor of the state of Alabama named George Wallace who also became a presidential candidate. George Wallace never threw a bomb. He never fired a gun, but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who were simply trying to exercise their constitutional rights. Because of this atmosphere of hate, four little girls were killed on Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama."

Yes, we´ve all read or heard about the attacks. For example, at a recent McCain Palin campaign rally, supporters were caught on camera cheering and laughing alongside a man who brought a racist monkey doll with a Barack Obama sticker wrapped around its head. The man held the monkey doll up near his face as fellow Republicans in line with him laughed with encouragement. See the video here: here and inside the venue here.

If the McCain Palin monkey doll scandal isn´t enough to make you vomit, the following are a few more examples of blatant racism featured at recent McCain Palin rallies:

>> A man called Senator Obama a "hooligan."

>> Supporters called Senator Obama a "terrorist" while others yelled, "Kill him!"

>> A woman claimed that Barack Obama is an Arab and a Muslim. (Senator Obama is not an Arab; he is a Christian.)

>> Gov. Sarah Palin told her audience that Senator Obama "…tried to influence negotiations with Iraqi leaders in a way that would set back America´s cause there while advancing his campaign here. …" See NYT article.

Lewis concluded, "As public figures with the power to influence and persuade, Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are playing with fire, and if they are not careful, that fire will consume us all. They are playing a very dangerous game that disregards the value of the political process and cheapens our entire democracy. We can do better. The American people deserve better."

So there you have it, America. Friends of John McCain and Sarah Palin want you to think that Senator Barack Obama is an "Arab terrorist" who should be "killed" and who – because he´s black – should remind you of a monkey. Think about that, and then go vote.