Angry White Folks « BROTHA WOLF
“I WANT MY DAMN COUNTRY BACK!”
It’s official. Barack Obama is re-elected for a second term as President of the United States, and as expected, there are quite a few white people who are – for lack of a better word, pissed off that that Islamic, Kenyan-born, reverse racist who’s apparently the worst thing to happen to America is back in office. It’s the end of their beloved nation for them, it seems.
By now, you’ve heard of the Twitterverse being slapped with numerous racist tweets from disgruntled white people expressing their white racial frame (WRF) against President Obama. The slurs ‘nigger’ and ‘monkey’ were two of the most used epithets regarding the President. Luckily, the tweets were monitored and even displayed for the internet to see, along with the pictures of the poor fools behind them.
Post-racial society anyone?
If that wasn’t enough, and it wasn’t, some whites were mad as hell to vent their hatred towards Obama that a few of them planned to assassinate the President by taking over an army base. They were so angry that they killed a fellow comrade and his girlfriend because they suspected them of betrayal. Yet, they weren’t alone, not by a long shot. Many other angry whites wish that the President would die a horrible death. Take this lady from California who posted her Presidential death wish on Facebook:
But wait, there’s more!
Because the Republican’s golden boy Mitt Romney and his cohort Paul Ryan lost big in this election, states from all over the union have filed petitions to secede from the United States. It has been reported that the White House received petitions from all 50 states signed by hundreds of thousands of people. It seemed as if the people want to form their own sovereign nation away from the United States. I can only assume that Obama’s re-election was way too much for them to handle seeing as how we’ve never heard of such a move in a while until after the election.
Let’s understand that this anti-Obama sentiment is not new. It surfaced before, during and after his first Presidential campaign. Almost all of the fear and hatred came from the Right in the form of racist lies, (cartoonish) stereotyping and fear mongering. Some of it came before his inauguration, and people already made claims that he will ruin this country.
What’s most memorable was the white resentment coming out in full swing. Conservative pundits were peddling seeds of fear to like-minded whites (and a few people of color) that Obama was out to get revenge against white people for slavery. When you think about it, most white people will have the nerve to tell you that slavery wasn’t as bad as us black folks have made it out to be. Just ask Michele Bachman who thinks Slavery helped keep the marriage rate among African Americans up. But, apparently us negroes are still so angry about it, and only that horrific period in American history, that we want revenge. And Obama is the man to dish it out.
“Slavery had a disastrous impact on African-American families, yet sadly a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.”
The undeniable truth is that most white conservatives, and liberals because they reveal their prejudices too, are suffering from white resentment in epidemic proportions. The office of President of the United States (POTUS) has always been held by a white male prior to Obama’s election in 2008. We are familiar of the image of the white male being the absolute powerful leader in the world. Anyone outside that racial-gender paradigm is considered inferior or a threat to the “natural” white patriarchy order, and a black male with power is one of their greatest fears. Most white men can not tolerate anyone else having so much as a taste a power let alone attempt to achieve some. Some may preach “personal responsibility”, but the truth is that no one can succeed above the white man or without the white male’s permission.
It’s not racist. It’s fact. Many of these angry white people are not vexed because of Obama’s policies or deals. The center of today’s angry white attitude is that Obama is in the highest office in the land that was once held exclusively by white men. They are pissed off like spoiled children that a black male is President because of their unsound fears that “their country is being taken away from them”.
“My party is full of racists and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants president Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander in chief and President and everything to do with the color of his skin and that is despicable.”
-Col. Lawrence Wilkerson
I have a feeling that we ain’t seen nothing yet. Anti-Obama sentiment and anti-black, overt racism is going strong. There will be more disgruntled whites who feel the privileges some white people don’t believe they have are disappearing from them, and they feel that is evil. They will be more movements to keep this constitutional empire white-owned, operated and inhibited by any means. We may be seeing the beginning of white pathology turning inside-out as another year is slipping away.