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I used to wonder how bad it had to get before America would realize that maybe someone else should get a turn to run this country?  I think the events of the last week(s)have most nearly answered that question for me...

FIRST let me say that I abhor racists! Ahh... now that we have that out in the open, I have to say; America does not belong to white people, nor any group of people exclusively, for that matter.  Unfortunately, some of our caucasian brethren from previous generations took great pains to institute a system that would perpuate that very ideal; someone that looks like THEM must be its First Citizen, its direct representative.  WTF? When did there come a time that one group could or should represent us?  Never! Yet, here we are in 2008. We have a bi-racial candidate to lead the Democratic Party and since the MSM makes  it a talking point that his father is Kenyan, for all practical purposes; HE IS BLACK.

Our economy on the verge of collapse, after 7 years of a thorough TRASHING of our collective reputation as Americans (see Bush administration) and everyone is looking for answers. And guess who's got 'em?  The Black guy... How ironic is that.  It would be easy to say, "thats what YOU get white people!", but there is no "turnabout is fair play" in this story. Because for once in my life i am seing TRUE unity in this country. The ones who are showing the most love, the most unbridled support, and the most DETERMINATION to get our candidate elected are, and I hope you're sitting down... WHITE PEOPLE.

The reason why is the inspiration for this diary.  These people are NOT WHITE people FIRST; they are AMERICANS FIRST. As are ALL of the myriad supporters that have gotten behind Barack Obama! Obama supporters are from EVERY background, EVERY hue, EVERY financial stratum, and several different generations.   We are all brothers and, since a picture is worth thousand words, any random photo of an Obama rally will verify it!  Plainly and simply, we all need to tap into that energy, that motivation that comes from just being proud of being an American: That Michael Phelps 8-gold medal proud, that '92 Dream Team proud, that '91 Super Bowl national anthem proud!
 
And, there are people who will address the "race issue" head on!!
I watched a video that moved me to tears today. A man named Rick Trumka, i think, from the AFL-CIO, really got to the heart of the fact that we all need to work together and gave a powerful and heartfelt speech detailing why "the color of his skin" was not sufficient reason to vote against Barack Obama.  He went on to state in a rousing and very emotional fashion that Barack is the ONLY candidate that has what it takes to lead us out of this place we are in as a nation. Damn. People are seeing the truth and, more importantly, they are acting on it. I said all of that to say this... the "racist white man/woman/child/fill in the space" is rapidly being relegated to the museums of our sordid past. And, we all are realizing through this election that the people that have meticulously plotted to force us to hate our own brothers and sisters and blame them for our misfortunes have been exposed as the actual engineers of our current fate. They could only keep us apart so long, my AMERICAN brothers(thats AMERICAN without the bull*%#t hyphenated ethnicities). Now that we are reunited, lets show those who are still DETERMINED to be IGNORANT that....YES (OF COURSE) WE CAN!!!

Originally posted to InvincibleMZA on Mon Sep 22, 2008 at 11:53 PM PDT.

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  •  Well Said. Hear, Hear! (5+ / 0-)

    The only color that should matter to us americans is green - the stuff that we no longer have in our pockets.  The next step is to throw out the bums who took it and pissed it off.

  •  'willfully misinformed' was how MB or maybe OPOL (3+ / 0-)
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    brentmack, SpringFever, publicv

    put it a while back. Thank Fox News for wrapping it up in shiny graphics and big hair and getting middle America to unquestioningly swallow it whole.

    Support democracy at home and abroad, join the ACLU & Amnesty International http://www.aclu.org and http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org Your voice is needed!

    by tnichlsn on Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 12:39:58 AM PDT

    •  Here's what I think.... (2+ / 0-)
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      Everything that is going on right now with the economy, is all part of a bigger picture. If the last 8 years have taught me anything, it's that we should not underestimate to what lengths they will go to.
      First off, let me say that I believe a coup is being staged right before our very eyes. Notice that in the last few days, they keep throwing the story out there that racism and Obama's problems with white america may cost him the election. PHOOEY! BALONEY! The true poll numbers don't even show close to that. So if you throw out this story, and when you stage a real coup, to keep this government in the hands of the reigning (yeah, King George)party, by, again, undermining the citizens of this country, how can you explain what happened?  The answer: "Well, white america wasn't ready to elect an African Amerian." You've already planted the seed. Forget what the exit polls show... forget that Obama was in the lead..They got nervous and voted for the idiot."
      I hope nobody buys this crap.
      I just want to know, how do we stop a coup from taking place and having another election taken from us right before our eyes?

      •  who needs a coup? just make the poor and (2+ / 0-)
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        mskadij, publicv

        middle class wait in mile long lines to get at their one and only voting booth, refuse to allow anyone who shares a last name someone who committed a felony in the last 20 yrs, or phone jam any organized attempts to help get folks to the voting booths; and you win! Democracy in this country, it's a wonderful thing!

        Support democracy at home and abroad, join the ACLU & Amnesty International http://www.aclu.org and http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org Your voice is needed!

        by tnichlsn on Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 05:21:58 AM PDT

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        •  I understand your concerns but disagree respectfu (3+ / 0-)
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          respectfully....

          Let's be careful that we don't send a defeatist message that the cards are stacked up against us and we cannot win.

          Let's be vigilant and prepared to handle the many tricks and road blocks that will be put up to prevent Senator Obama from being elected as the next President, but let's not think that the odds are too big to overcome.

          Yes We Can - let's work hard to insure that Senator Obama is the next President.

          Old style politics of 50%+1 will NOT get us to where we need to go!!

          by SpringFever on Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 05:43:56 AM PDT

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  •  Great Diary - Put up a Tip Jar & comments ..... (3+ / 0-)
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    Since you are new to DailyKOS let me mention that it is customary to put up a tip jar i.e. a comment that has the Subject "Tip Jar" so that readers can easily register their approval or disapproval. When you don't people don't take kindly to it.

    If you are still reading comments - please do this right away.

    As a person who is classified 'black' let me express my strongest agreement about your comment that

    The ones who are showing the most love, the most unbridled support, and the most DETERMINATION to get our candidate elected are, and I hope you're sitting down... WHITE PEOPLE.

    I agree that though Obama's supporters are of all walks of life, all sorts of 'color', and backgrounds working together as Americans and as of the 'human race', WHITE Americans who have embraced Obama for who he is rather than what color he is, have been the most ardent supporters of Senator Obama from the early days in Iowa, through the many ups and downs of the many months since then, to the present.

    This is something that I reminded people of, who questioned, as I recently traveled abroad, whether the US could go past its racism to elect a black president.

    The millions of 'white' Americans who have embraced Senator Obama, whites' of all walks of life, generations from the World War II generation, to the boomer generation, to generations X, Y, Z etc.. have stood up and practiced what Rev. King had dreamed of 'that people should be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin'.

    Those who are determined to remain ignorant and have stuck to old racist ways are becoming a smaller and smaller minority, so I am confident that Senator Obama will be elected as the next President of the United States of America.

    This will be not because he is of any particular 'color' but because the content of his character, and the policies that he has for change are way more superior to that of Senator McCain (McSame/McShame) who has taken to ever more lies and blatant distortions as he has gotten more desperate.

    I'm inspired by this movement of change that will help address the many challenges we face as a nation and as a human race. Let's break down the walls that have kept us apart and let's build and strengthen the bridges of understanding, tolerance and love as we keep stepping up to get Senator Obama elected as the next President of the US.

    Let's not be over-confident because the opponents will leave no stone unturned, no lies untold to cling on for another four more years. Let's work hard to put an end to their reign of destruction and shame, and open a new chapter of hope, restoration and change.

    Yes we Can!! Together we can as people of all walks of life, all backgrounds, religions, 'colors'...

    Old style politics of 50%+1 will NOT get us to where we need to go!!

    by SpringFever on Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 05:32:57 AM PDT

  •  Thank you for this. I could tell there was (0+ / 0-)

    maybe more to be said, but what's the point, you've touched the main point.  The institution.  We need to tear it down.

    42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot. A Wrightism

    by publicv on Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 05:39:51 AM PDT

  •  "TIP JAR" (0+ / 0-)

    Sorry Fellow Kossacks,
    I'm new to the game. please help me improve as i wm passionate about this site and i want to be of use to my fellow contributors...

    MZA

    I am the MZA! Wherever I go, TRUTH will live and REMAIN...

    by InvincibleMZA on Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 07:36:47 AM PDT

  •  thanks (0+ / 0-)

    thanks to all who commented. if you feel there is merit to this diary, please pass it on. i have much to share and, after a brief time i WILL take off the training wheels and REALLY drop some science ;-)

    MZA

    I am the MZA! Wherever I go, TRUTH will live and REMAIN...

    by InvincibleMZA on Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 07:45:44 AM PDT

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