muchmorethanmuscle said[quote][cite]orthojock said[/cite][quote][cite]
So when will the country be ready? Was America (in general) ready for the civil rights movement in the 60's? I doubt it!
Look, I like Obama. I have nothing against him at all. If he wins I hope I am dead wrong and that he pulls us back up or at least gets us started on the right track. That's all I think any of us can realistically expect from any candidate that will win for his/her first term. It's going to take some time to pull things back together.
Notice how I didn't make any mention of Obama's lack of ability. I said I don't think the country is ready meaning the people themselves. Years ago Chicago had a black mayor who unfortunately died of a massive heart attack. During his term as mayor, there was a noticeable change within the black community and it wasn't for the better. Once a black man was in power it created this almost false sense of entitlement among the black community. I hate to have to spell it out. You guys know what I'm talking about but I'll be labeled as the bad guy because I'm the only one who will mention it.
I took the incident as a warning sign. That was a hostile display to me which could lead to bigger problems. We don't need anymore problems. Even Obama is disassociating himself from Rev. Wright. [/quote]
....I am scratching my head here....and I am actually having a problem formulating an argument to that - not because when a black person gets into power, that those around him get "uppity" (ie - "false sense of entitlement") but because you are basing a predjudice against Obama on a situation that had absolutely nothing to do with him.
That would be like me saying because there was a white mayor in charge of Newark during the 1967 race riot which caused a majority of the white population to "flight" from the area to towns like Kearny and Harrison, I am not going to vote for Jon Corzine because he's white and I am going to want to cause a riot in Downtown Jersey City if elected.
You honestly have generalized an ENTIRE race of people by this statement as you are saying that black leaders give black people a sense of entitlement....I am floored by the ignorance of your idea and please please please let me know if I read what you are saying incorrectly.