Black people don’t like to be challenged. We have discussed what happens when Black people don’t cooperate with the police and now, something much greater is transpiring in America: white people are questioning whether or not Barack Obama was born in the United States and thus eligible to the President of the United States.
Deemed “Birthers” by the media, these white people have the audacity of incredulity to question whether or Mein Obama was born in Hawaii, Kenya, the United States or elsewhere. To Black people, it doesn’t matter where he was born, for he is the messiah and Ozymandias rolled into one, the actual manifestation of the comic book character in Watchmen.
Like the character in the comic, Obama hopes to unite the world and bring about a glorious reign of peace, tolerance - and like the character in the comic, through any means necessary - and universal healthcare for all. Yet white people believe deception is afoot, primarily through the illegality of the Obama presidency, since no birth certificate has yet to be provided establishing him as a natural born citizen.
These “Birthers” are to Black people the ultimate manifestation of racism, despite the fact that 96 percent of Black people voted for Obama in 2008’s election, and 97 percent of Black people still support the president despite the faltering economy and ineffectiveness of his policies.
These numbers of Black people and their monolithic support of their Ozymandias, their Mein Obama, is not a conspiracy, yet the notion that the Brithers’ hold is laughed at by the media and denounced as a wild conspiracy:
“Conspiracy theories about the legitimate citizenship of President of the United States Barack Obama, and other challenges to his eligibility to become President have circulated before and after his victory in the presidential election of 2008. The primary engine of these theories are a number of fringe activists and political opponents nicknamed "birthers", who allege that he was not born in Hawaii, meaning that he is not a natural born citizen in their view, and thus not eligible to be President of the United States under Article Two of the U.S. Constitution.”
The Birthers have been denounced by many people as racist, a puerile attempt to persuade other people of Barack Obama’s infallibility, and yet to Black people, all they are doing is blaspheming a God-King. The monolithic support that Black people have for Obama will never go away, as he single-handily rescued Black people from the shackles of Pre-Obama America, a world so dreary and white that it had to be permanently put out to the pasture:
"It's racist," said Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC. "It's racist. Just call it for what it is."
Now, the Birthers have been lumped into another group of people who are also engaging in spontaneous protests. Those who are against socialized medicine are now deemed allies of the Birthers as they attempt to hold hostage the debate about the complete government takeover of medicine.
Black people are all for this – socially medicine – for Black people are, as a group, not represented in healthcare coverage as well as white people:
“The health insurance coverage rates for non-Hispanic whites who reported a single race was 89.3 percent. For blacks and Asians who reported a single race, the rates were 79.8 percent and 81.6 percent, respectively.”
Or, as Pat Buchanan wrote about who will benefit from the healthcare reform:
“Who are the principal beneficiaries? The 47 million uninsured who will be covered. Who are the principal losers? The elderly sick who, in the name of controlling costs, are going to lose benefits, be denied care at the end of their lives and have their lives shortened. For half of all health-care costs are in the last six months of life, and cost control is priority No. 1.
Here is where the disparate impact hits. Among those who benefit most—the uninsured—African-Americans, Hispanics and immigrants are overrepresented. Among the biggest losers—seniors and the elderly sick—well over 80 percent are white.”
To Black people, those elderly white people are vestiges of the defeated Pre-Obama America, and they are mere casualties in the Age of Obama and his Ozymandias’ rise to power and potential of uniting the world.
One writer has this to say about the white people who oppose the healthcare reform:
“But they’re probably reacting less to what Mr. Obama is doing, or even to what they’ve heard about what he’s doing, than to who he is.
That is, the driving force behind the town hall mobs is probably the same cultural and racial anxiety that’s behind the “birther” movement, which denies Mr. Obama’s citizenship. Senator Dick Durbin has suggested that the birthers and the health care protesters are one and the same; we don’t know how many of the protesters are birthers, but it wouldn’t be surprising if it’s a substantial fraction.”
Cynthia Tucker of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution went one further when questioned about the racial animosity these white Birthers and ‘minority healthcare deniers’ believed:
“Oh, I’m just guessing, this is just off the cuff. I’d guess 45 – 65% of the people who appear at these groups are people who will never be comfortable with a black president.”
Black people, as we have discussed, are stubborn. They have lined up behind their Ozymandias in hopes that Mein Obama will bestow upon them the riches of Pre-Obama America.
Stuff Black People Don’t Like will include the Birthers, a nativist movement spawned by white people who still cling to the hope that Pre-Obama America will return. It is gone forever. Black people know this and that is why they don’t like white people banding together, for they fear that they might begin to think about what comes after the Age of Obama.
The health care issue is just another example of white people understanding identity politics and that is another SBPDL altogether.