Mankind has long been fascinated with the Red Planet, as the prospect that the fourth planet from the sun and closest to our own earth might be home to an advanced civilization has dominated the thoughts of educated men for centuries.
"From the moment the invaders arrived, breathed our air, ate and drank, they were doomed. They were undone, destroyed, after all of man's weapons and devices had failed, by the tiniest creatures that God in his wisdom put upon this earth. By the toll of a billion deaths, man had earned his immunity, his right to survive among this planet's infinite organisms. And that right is ours against all challenges. For neither do men live nor die in vain."
"Middle American Radicals (MARs) are essentially middle-income, white, often ethnic voters who see themselves as an exploited and dispossessed group, excluded from meaningful political participation, threatened by the tax and trade policies of the government, victimized by its tolerance of crime, immigration and social deviance, and ignored or ridiculed by the major cultural institutions of the media and education."
MARs that inhabit America may not come from the Red Planet, but to Black people, Red States are much worse. They have given birth to people who question Barack Obama's right to be president through the Birther Movement; white people who still long for Pre-Obama America; and the Tea Party Tax Day protests that have even seeped into Blue States.
"You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are going to regenerate and they have not.
"And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
Names like Jeremiah Wright, Van Jones and even Barack Obama fuel the fire that threatens to turn into a conflagaration of MARs anger throughout America:"Those whites that you see at the health care meetings, that was really Ronald Reagan's America," said John Kenneth White, a presidential scholar at the Catholic University of America and author of the newly published "Barack Obama's America: How New Conceptions of Race, Family and Religion Ended the Reagan Era.""Reagan's California exists today only on the commemorative license plate. That California that elected him governor twice and president twice is no more," White said. He believes some of the anger behind the health care debate is from "a sense that power has shifted in the country, and the country they thought they knew doesn't exist anymore."
Van Jones said: "The American way, manufactuered by these white folks in office. By these rich men here to mock us. The United States is a stolen land led by right-wing, war hungry, oil thirsty. And when it's all said and done they still can't clean their own place because they got people of color playing servant to do that sh*t for them... The true terrorists are made in the US, in this police state..."
Disingenuous white liberals find the MARs Attacking threat to be a burden and worthy of condescension:
"So the birthers, the anti-tax tea-partiers, the town hall hecklers -- these are "either" the genuine grass roots or evil conspirators staging scenes for YouTube? The quiver on the lips of the man pushing the wheelchair, the crazed risk of carrying a pistol around a president -- too heartfelt to be an act. The lockstep strangeness of the mad lies on the protesters' signs -- too uniform to be spontaneous. They are both. If you don't understand that any moment of genuine political change always produces both, you can't understand America, where the crazy tree blooms in every moment of liberal ascendancy, and where elites exploit the crazy for their own narrow interests."However, Black people know better. They sense in these movements that arise from Red States an omninous warning to THE AGE OF OBAMA and understand that the economic meltdown of the country and the desire to further tax white people to pay for the 40 million uninsured - and largely Black -is finally opening a few eyes.
"But the public resentment toward Barack Obama that has been bubbling under the surface has finally boiled over.
The purely racist actions by local and national school systems is a sign of tumultuous times ahead for Obama and his administration. According to online reports, local school principals have ordered teachers not to show a planned Obama address to schoolchildren on Tuesday, Sept. 8."
"One black congressman, Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.), was quoted last week alleging that opposition to Obama's healthcare policies was "a bias, a prejudice, an emotional feeling."MARs Attacking is an idea that Sam Francis believed would come at some point, and it is precisely this idea that Black people do not like for we are seeing a Red State invasion unfold before our eyes. And this time, what the radio is broadcasting is not Halloween prank.
"Some Americans have not gotten over the fact that Obama is president of the United States. They go to sleep wondering, 'How did this happen?' " Rangel said, according to the New York Post."