Life in a Parallel Universe

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  1. midcan5
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    Well not exactly parallel, in this universe Palin is now Obama.

    Scene one: Democratic National Convention, at the podium Barack completing acceptance speech, behind him his family, daughter pregnant next to boyfriend of 17, wife holding latest child, Downs syndrome baby, other members of entourage.

    Scene two: Conservative republican bloggers, radio, and TV commentators watching from the privacy of homes and limited access areas.

    Voices heard from scene two.

    "Seventeen!"
    "Typical muggars, ain't got the sense god gave em."
    "Yea, pregnant at seventeen ain't anyone ever told them how that happens?"
    "Passing the baby around like it was a trophy."
    "We're gonna be paying for that baby's care you betcha."
    "Another lazy liberal muggar on welfare!"
    "Yea, shoulda stopped at four kids - they ain't got no damn sense."
    "Ok but how do we relay this to the masses what are the key words?
    "We can't say typical black dysfunctional family."
    "But we need to repeat, cast doubt, make him a real muggar."
    "Yea, we do it like we do with his name, we stress daughter-unmarried-pregnant."
    "Yea, and family, mix it in."
    "Yea, whenever he goes we mention if she is there."
    "yea, is whole family there."
    "If she is around we mention boyfriend and pregnant."
    "Yea, that's it."
    "Anyone know someone from her school who will comment negatively?"
    "We'll get on that."
    "Yea and stress Palin's children. They're in school, right?"
    "Yea, good students, good kids, note that, repeat it."
    "Yea."
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    "White children, in the main, and whether they are rich or poor, grow up with a grasp of reality so feeble that they can very accurately be described as deluded--about themselves and the world they live in. White people have managed to get through their entire lifetimes in this euphoric state, but black people have not been so lucky: a black man who sees the world the way John Wayne, for example, sees it would not be an eccentric patriot, but a raving maniac." James Baldwin
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    Eh? This has *what* to do with politics, instead of racism?

    Movin on down.
     
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    White babies are a joy because they generally grow up to be wonderful white people: attractive, hard-working, law-abiding. They're also pretty darn cute. Even other races love white babies.

    Black babies are a curse because they grow up to be, well, blacks: crime-committing, welfare-sucking, affirmative action resource-drainers. And they vaguely resemble simians, which is alarming to the eye. Not their fault, really, but true.

    Is that what you were trying to communicate?
     

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