Dear Sen. Obama,
Congratulations on being the President-elect of the United States.
I will do with you as I have done with all past Presidents: praise you for what I think you do right, criticize you for what you do wrong and seek to ensure that you faithfully carry out the duties of President of the United States within the bounds and limits set by the US Constitution.
That is my duty as a citizen using my rights to ensure my liberty and that of my fellow citizens. Because all Presidents are citizens *first* and President *second*.
To the supporters of President-elect Obama,
I have heard the 'racist card' played many times in the past 18 months and seen little evidence of *any* racism in the campaign, save on the Democratic Party side of things.
Now that you have a 'hope & change' leader, the very first requirement for change is within yourself.
Those who see the world through the sole lens of race have a word attached to them by doing that.
It is: racism.
For attacking so many in opposition as being racist without any demonstrable proof of that activity, the one proof that is available, that of an individual who is NOT white being elected to the Presidency of the United States, now, in my mind, burns the 'racist' card to be played against America, entire sections of the political spectrum and, verily, anyone who does NOT demonstrate their racism in an obvious manner. No 'code words' or 'ciphers' allowed.
Those who use some attempt to put 'code words' or 'ciphers' for race into politics are racists, also. In decrying it so much, those now doing the decrying are, themselves, open to that attack of being racist.
Hope, change and atonement begins at home.
Which means everyone who has brought up the President-elect Obama's race in the past 18 months or so.
You might want to note that the rest of the country got over this some time ago. That country cannot be intoned with a 'KKK' in it any longer, save as trying to foster racial hatred by those bringing such a slur on this great Nation up to attack the Nation or individuals.
Care to join the majority?
Or will you cling to your bitter tracts, your useless marches and continue to cling to the hatred of your fellow man that is the guiding principle of racism?
Because a few of those who actually judge a man by the content of his character and not the color of his skin are getting fed up with you who are stuck in the past and who see the world in racist terms.
Because hating whites because they are *white* is also racism.
Just in case you missed the point.
So come on and join the post-racial America that has been before your eyes for a few decades now, the one with no special standards, save that of personal achievement, capability and seeing that the ills of individuals are due to their own lacks and not that of society.
This election killed that portrait of America. Best not try to invert the colors and call it 'equal' or 'fair' in terms of racism, unless you truly don't believe that All men are created Equal. That is not a bad America, out there, the one that elects a non-white individual as President.
That majority that voted for him doesn't need the 'healing' any more.
Those clinging to their hatred and malign views based on race towards America?
Yeah, they *do*.
And I noticed none of those campaigning for John McCain or Bob Barr or Ralph Nader did so.
Just in case you missed that point, too.
Good luck on that hope & change business.
You will need it.
Have a nice day,