Thursday, January 8, 2009

Dee, the "Ignorant Mexican-American"

Recently on Immigration Talk with a Mexican American, the blog owner was doing her due diligence in throwing out the race card and playing the race baiting hand. She attempted to portray me as silly, poor, sad, and even went so low as calling me a racist, simply because she doesn't understand what it was that David Ehrenstein wrote when he penned "Obama the 'Magic Negro'". It is now very funny to me and those others that followed along on her blog, to have one of her own iconic figures to whom she agrees with more often than not, to come out and say exactly what it was I was trying to get her to understand and that her cries of racism are nothing more than her own racism being exposed. So, I give you the following from the San Diego Union-Tribune:

When do song lyrics that are meant to be entertaining hit a sour note and become offensive?

Many conservatives think rap music crosses the line. In 1990, Republican officials in Broward County, Fla., declared obscene an album by the group 2 Live Crew and sheriff's deputies arrested members of the group after a performance. In 1992, the rapper Ice-T released an album featuring the song “Cop Killer,” which President George H.W. Bush called a threat to police officers. After law enforcement associations boycotted his record label, Time Warner, Ice-T pulled the song from the album.

During those skirmishes in the culture wars, you would hear liberals defend the creative process, praise the First Amendment and dismissively tell anyone who was offended by vulgar lyrics to “get over it” and develop thicker skins. Now those on the left have the chance to show us how it's done and walk it like they talk it.

And it's all thanks to “Barack the Magic Negro,” a cheeky parody of “Puff, the Magic Dragon” that pokes fun at the jealousy and resentment that older black leaders initially exhibited toward Barack Obama. Did you catch that? This is not a song that makes fun of Obama – as some might assume from media reports – but rather one that makes fun of those who claimed that Obama was not being black enough or appreciative enough of the struggles of those who came before him. Mimicking the voice of the Rev. Al Sharpton.
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The “guy from the L.A. paper” is Los Angeles-based writer David Ehrenstein, who penned an op-ed piece that ran in the Times on March 19, 2007. Describing himself as “an African-American whose last name has led to his racial 'credentials' being challenged,” Ehrenstein wrote that, besides running for president, Obama was also “running for an equally important unelected office, in the province of the popular imagination – the 'Magic Negro' . . . (who is) there to assuage white 'guilt' (i.e., the minimal discomfort they feel) over the role of slavery and racial segregation in American history.” The only hiccup, Ehrenstein wrote, was “criticism (white and black alike) concerning Obama's alleged 'inauthenticity', as compared to such sterling examples of 'genuine' blackness as Al Sharpton and Snoop Dogg."

Why is Obama magic? Because like the dragon in the 1960s folk song, Obama is – according to Ehrenstein – not real. Instead, he's “like a comic-book superhero” – “the less real he seems, the more desirable he becomes. If he were real, white America couldn't project all its fantasies of curative black benevolence on him.”

That's radical stuff. It's basically a message to white folks that just because they've accepted Barack Obama doesn't mean they're off the hook for more than 200 years of oppression and discrimination against African-Americans and other minorities.

That's not the kind of thing you'd normally hear from the Republican National Committee, which finds itself embroiled in this controversy after Chip Saltsman, a former chair of the Tennessee Republican Party who is running for RNC chairman, sent fellow Republicans a CD that included “Barack the Magic Negro.”

It was a boneheaded thing to do, if Saltsman really wants to lead a party that has managed to scare off or tick off just about every color in the rainbow and now finds itself with an ever-shrinking base of white rural voters right about the time that census figures are telling us that whites are just three decades away from becoming a statistical minority.

But it wasn't racist. The racism is coming from those on the left, and their simpaticos in the media who twisted this story to fit the narrative of a GOP hostile to minorities. That story line lets the Democratic Party look progressive by comparison – which allows it to rest on its laurels instead of doing its part to improve race relations.

That's how it is in the game of racial politics. Conservatives are often held to higher standards while liberals skate by on what we might call – to borrow a phrase – the soft bigotry of low expectations.

Even by me 'dumbing things down' for her, she still insisted I didn't get it!! Might I suggest to you, Dee, pull your ignorance from your head and place it back in your ass where it belongs, I'll await my public apology.

8 comments:

patriot said...

Don't hold your breath, Liquid. As we both know, Dee lacks the moral character to apologize when she is wrong and when she has lied so many tiimes in her blog.

Liquidmicro said...

Her analogies to somehow portray the meaning of what it is she is attempting to say, get lost in her own mind.

patriot said...

Have you read her latest topic about the drug wars at the border? She quotes this phoney conversation between herself and her husband and it is hilarious! He is supposedly asking her questions about the border and the drug cartels that even a 10 year old would have knowledge of already and Dee the "all intelligent and knowledgable one" is passing her vast knowledge on to this grown man who I guess never got past 5th grade. It is just too funny! Come to think of it since he is married to that b@tch he probably didn't make it past 5th grade, lol.

By the way, Ultima is doing a great in there as usual. I just wish he would show a little more self respect and leave her to wallow in her own mud. Ultima deserves so much more respect than what she shows him. He will never get through to her anyway. Her ethnicity trumps everything, including common sense.

Dee said...

Liquid,

I am so happy I inspired you to start your own blog!
This is absolutely the forum you needed in order to communicate your perspective.
You and I do not agree and probably never will!
However, you do deserve your own voice, as I certainly do deserve mine.
I think that is what you were having a problem with on my blog. You wanted to squelch me from sharing mine.
I never wanted you to squelch yours but wanted you to understand you needed to find your own forum to express yourself if you were not willing to abide by my blog rules.
I am glad, very very glad you found your forum.

I also hope ole Pat finds his forum!
You and he cannot stop me from expressing mine.
And I can never stop you from expressing yours.

God Bless America!!

And, regardless of what you think, I still like you, my friend!

Dee said...

BTW, come join me on Borjas blog.
He started a new one.
Beat me up IF you can!!

Dee said...

One last thing.
If you show me on your favorite Blogs, I will show you on mine.

You First.

Liquidmicro said...

Actually Dee, I was being very civil in the topic we were discussing, you started out patronizing me and then went to calling me a racist before I started back at you. This topic clearly explains the points I was making on your blog that you kept deleting. The specific song is almost 2 years old, its nothing new, your finger pointing and calling racism to Limbaugh is laughable. If you can't be objective, then what would be the point in further discussions on your blog?? You having inspired me to start this blog?? Actually it was Pat, Alie, Hran and Omphale that got me to start this.

As for me wanting to squelch your voice on your blog, your insane!! I argued the topic and you couldn't refute me without deleting my comments. If anybody squelched anything, you squelched me. I did not post in every topic you created, I did post in topics I disagreed with and gave my opinion, and linked to facts. All the while you were not able to refute nor rebut any of the informational points, you would rather, like you are attempting to do on AZ's site, try to discredit the author or attack the messenger.

patriot said...

Dee, you are nothing but a pathological lying, racist, hypocritical, hatelful POS!! You know damned well what happened in your blog and it isn't what you are trying to claim here and you know it! You can't stop lying even in your post in this blog. You should be ashamed of yourself as a grown woman with children and grandchilden to be such a stinking liar! Cut the crap and get the hell out of here with your BS and lies. I actually hate your stinking guts! You are the most despicable human being I have ever encountered and it has little to do with your immigration views. You are a psycho. Seek help for your mental illness.