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Political Correctness And Make Believe

May 21, 2012 by  

Political Correctness And Make Believe
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Sean King, a white second-grader, dressed up as Martin Luther King Jr. and got in trouble.

The United States has come a long way since Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

One must wonder what King, whose dream was for his four children to live in a Nation where they would “not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character,” would think of today’s political correctness-obsessed society. Our society has become so overly sensitive in matters of race that even the most innocent things are deemed offensive.

Take, for instance, the efforts of school officials at Meridian Ranch Elementary School in Peyton, Colo., to make an innocent second-grader believe he had done something wrong for preparing a presentation about King all by himself. The incident happened on the school’s wax museum day, according to local KRDO NewsChannel 13. Second-grade students were assigned historical figures to dress up as and report on, and Sean King, a white student, was assigned the famous civil rights leader.

In preparation for his project, Sean decided he would need a few things if he would be portraying King. He went about putting together his costume, complete with the white shirt, black suit and black tie combination that King was often pictured wearing, a fake moustache; and black face paint to make himself look more like King.

On the day of the presentation, Sean’s parents went to the school along with the parents of other youngsters who were dressed as various other historical figures.

“Right before it was time to come in (to the classroom), the principal came up and stated he (Sean) was to take the face mask off. There was a person in the faculty that had an issue with it,” Michelle King-Roca, the child’s mother, told KRDO.

A spokesman for the school told the news source that the principal’s decision was made because staff members, and possibly some students, were offended by Sean’s costume. His parents opted to leave the school with Sean rather than ruin the presentation for which he had prepared so diligently.

“As a parent I think it’s pretty sad that you’ve got a principal and a faculty member that are acting the way they are when they should be setting an example for children,” Anthony Roca said.

A local chapter of the National Association for the Achievement of Colored People chimed in and offered support for the school’s decision to confuse the child and make him feel as if he had done something terribly wrong.

“By having blackface as part of his presentation, it ended up harkening back to a really tragic time in the life of this country, a time when blackface was used by entertainers primarily to demean African-Americans,” Rosemary Harris Lytle told KRDO.

Of course the student, being in the second grade and not working for the NAACP, likely has no knowledge of the use of blackface by white actors to portray blacks in cinema of the past (and more recently, on an episode of the sitcom “30 Rock”) or why it could be offensive.

 

 

This story is just one of an ever-compounding number of examples of a problem that has replaced bigoted racism in America: sensitive racism.

In “The Historical Roots of ‘Political Correctness’”, Raymond V. Raehn writes: “Political Correctness is not at all about ‘being nice,’ unless one thinks gulags are nice places. Political Correctness is Marxism, with all that implies: loss of freedom of expression, thought control, inversion of the traditional social order and, ultimately, a totalitarian state.”

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Michael J.

    Dear Mr. Rolley,
    Thank you for the story, it highlights one example of censorship imposed under the guise of sensitivity mandated by Political Correctness.

    People need to become aware that Political Correctness is not a laughing matter, denied 1st ammendment rights via censorship is not funny.

    People are well aware of the Communist Manifesto, but do not know that Political Correctness is the re-named Communist Manifesto with a more positive sounding, socially acceptable name with all of the original documents mandates still intact. Political Correctness is stealth Marxism.

    • Alex

      How ‘aware’ of the Communist Manifesto are you? How old were you when you read it?

      • Michael J.

        Alex asks,
        “How ‘aware’ of the Communist Manifesto are you?” Aware enough to know that lefties like yourself would rather keep the writings of Marx and Engels under wrap.
        “How old were you when you read it?” Irrelevant, the point is I have read it and understand it’s agenda and continued quest for world wide Communism, that is unless one of your team mates has contacted the authors literary agents and convinced them to declare the whole thing a mistake posthumously.

      • Michael J.

        The real plan behind Political Correctness:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAe_N1tMp-s&feature=related

      • Michael J.

        Ever wonder what happened to the America you grew up in? This is what happened, and it was no accident.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9bf8VRXMqk&feature=relmfu

      • Michael J.

        The real cause for the decline of the middle class.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iILhknRVmMQ&feature=relmfu

      • bsg

        Good thing he wasn’t assigned Mr. BoJangle, he might have dressed that way and danced a little Jim Crow as well.

  • MAP

    “Political Correctness is not at all about ‘being nice,’ unless one thinks gulags are nice places. Political Correctness is Marxism, with all that implies: loss of freedom of expression, thought control, inversion of the traditional social order and, ultimately, a totalitarian state.”

    The left is the total enemy of every freedom loving American and patriot. What really hides under the fancy wrapping paper and sweet perfumes? Death and oppression. Like the disaster of the Third-World take over of America, what they represent cannot be undone once done. Once destroyed, it remains that way, except for what the dictators demand by force.

    • Daveh234

      That is so much crap.The left is the same as the right, maybe not as bad as the right. Liberties being taken away are from all sides.

      • MAP

        Daveh24, the voice of a ‘useful idiot’.

      • Daveh234

        You used the words that are wrong. Total and every should not be in the conversation. There are no totalities in anything . More or less but no 100%. That is the voice of idiocy when you can’t acknowledge that truism.

      • Michael J.

        Daveh234,
        The Origins of Political Correctness:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjaBpVzOohs

      • Daveh234

        Like that you tube link proves anything? Load of more crap.

      • Michael J.

        Daveh234,
        OK Mr. Closet lefty, paid shill, just what is it you desire to be proven??? It’s hard to discern from your pieced together ramblings that resemble an over turned Scrabble board.

      • Daveh234

        The you tube was a right wing extremist. More Crap. How can you call me names when that guy is full of crap?

      • Daveh234

        When you say things to include “ALL” “EVERY” “TOTAL” IT SHOWS YOU AARE EXPANDING ON SOME MINI-TRUTH. IT’S NOT CORRECT AND YOU AE WRONG

    • Jon

      Next time, the kid should go dressed as Stalin. He’d be a shoe-in for an award.

  • eddie47d

    I read the article in the local paper and it didn’t say one thing about whether the person who complained was politically left or politically right. Jumping to the conclusion that this is some Marxist plot is more like trying to be right wing politically correct instead of factual. This second grader tried hard to show respect for Martin Luther King and diligently did his homework to portray a positive message. No harm was meant yet someone took it the wrong way. Blackface in the old days was meant to mock and criticize black folks as unintelligent and lazy. This was not the intention of this second grader and he should be respected for his efforts. I’ve seen pictures of black school kids portraying George Washington in wigs although no white face but it is definitely time to get over this trivial nonsense.

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “eddie47d,”

      GOOD COMMENTS. MY MOTHER SAW THIS STORY ON MEMPHIS NEWS – SHE THOUGHT THE LITTLE BOY LOOKED SWEET, AND IT WAS WRONG FOR OTHERS TO CRITICIZE HIM. SO, I AM NEUTRAL.

      CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  • Homer

    Fact: MLK, His name was Micheal, and his name was not Luther or King, his first given name was Micheal but who knows his middle and last name. He was named Martin Luther after the German Reformer who started the “Reformation of the 1500′s that lead to the greatest era man has ever known!! MLK was “COMMUNIST” and had memebership in the communist party of the U.S.A. The man was not anyone I’d follow, black or white! He is not God, just an anti-christ!!

    • http://aol Norm Grodi

      how right u r , agree 100% w/u. He was nothing but a rabble rouser and riots broke out where ever he went.

      • Alex

        Your use of the term “rabble-rouser” betrays your ignorance. No matter how hard you pray, you will never again be able to wake up in Sister Lick, Alabama circa 1946.

      • Karolyn

        I can’t seem to recall riots wherever MLK went. Care to provide some info? All I remember is hi preaching peaceful protest.

      • eddie47d

        I reckon we could say that George Washington was a rabble rouser for Liberty too. Thank God! He was also considered a tyrant and an enemy at one time for demanding fair treatment and rights.

    • MAP

      Homer, consider Marxism in operation: He is presented as one the greatest, if not the greatest, man this country has produced. The myth that has replaced the real man does not mention his communist connections, his plagiarisms for all his works, or his sex-crazed orgies. Of all the men this country and the world has produced only one shares a paid holiday with Jesus Christ (who has mostly been demoted), the leftist replacement for Jesus, MLK.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=752603954 Steve Johnson

        The only person I know that has demoted Jesus Christ recently is President Obama in giving up his ‘professed’ Christianity by embracing gay marriage. Political Correcteness, AKA ‘totalitarian mind control’, runs rampant in attempting to redefine basic language and terminology to mean something different or even opposite of established meaning.

      • eddie47d

        There will always be those who rightfully demand equal justice for all and then there are those who sit back and allow some not to have any rights at all.

      • MAP

        Okay, Eddie, as a bonehead, foaming at the mouth, leftist useful idiot, which are you? Ya’ll set all these silly rules and so only ya’ll can decide who is playing fair. But it’s really not about playing fair at all. It’s about control – leftist tyranny. Because you’re a sucker and buy into all this other-world and couter-reality nonsense, you’re incapable of perceiving the disaster of your own creation. I say: leave me alone and let me reach my own conclusions. I don’t need to be spoon-fed my opinons. Kinda frightening talk like that, huh? What will the world come to without mind control, without tons of leftist propaganda, without leftist totalitarinism? Eddie’s so afraid by now he’s doubling his donations to the DNC, aka the communist party.

  • Pete0097

    MLK was actually a registered Republican. He was quite conservative and actually, his words are more along the conservative line. He wanted blacks to pull themselves up and all people to be equal without the government butting in. From what I have read, he would be ashamed of the crap that the so called community leaders put out today.

    • hambone

      you are right about that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=752603954 Steve Johnson

    “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” -Charles Caleb Colton

  • MontanaGrandmom

    While my opinion of MLK are similar to MAP, I think the main focus of the article was the ridiculous claims of the school ‘officials’. The young man is not wearing ‘black face’. Black face was what Cantor wore. It was totally black with a wide margin of white around the mouth-a charicature, if you will. This boy has done a reasonable job of physically representing MLK for the assignment he was given only to be reprimanded and punished by the ‘school authorities’ who are bowing to a few super sensitive staff members, and possibly some students who were offended by his costume.
    They should have thought of that possibility before including MLK as a topic for this project.
    I agree that PC is reverse racism/discrimination running roughshod over America.

    • Alex

      You are correct on all counts except for your opinion of Dr King echoing the misguided MAP.

      • ohoh

        I don’t think MAP’s point was that MLK echoed him, MAP was just reminding us of some things about MLK that are conveniently left out in today’s PC monitored dialog.

    • ohoh

      Sort of like Robert Downey, Jr. in Tropic Thunder.

  • http://www.cindynel.co.za peter

    Political correctness is simply another way of saying bullsh– baffles brains and the stuff that comes out of the mouths of modern day politico’s is enough to cover the planet in fertiliser. Trouble is nothing would grow anyway.

  • chuckb

    maybe people should wonder why kings record was closed to the public for fifty years, was this to give the pc crowd time to distort the information and cover his communist connections, king was a rabble rouser and would put jackson and sharpton to shame for the ability to incite a crowd that in some cases ended up in riots,

    • Vigilant

      The information on MLK, with the exception of the plagiarism charge, has been around for that half century you reference.

  • JimH

    The boy said it best,”it’s just a costume”. It’s the so called adults making a issue out of nothing.
    Maybe the teacher should have assigned the role to someone closer to MLK’s description.

    • http://smoovious.wordpress.com Smoovious Laxness

      Doing that, in itself, would be racism.

      This isn’t like someone is trying to cast for a movie, and needs to choose people that can portray the characters in an historically accurate way.

      This was just a school project, and people were supposed to dress the part.

      No, the thing that the teacher _should_ have done, was stood up against the racists trying to tear this kid down.

      – Smoov

      • JimH

        Just my point. It was the so called adults that were getting uncomfortable about it. The kid called it. It’s just a costume.
        If the teacher was all uncomfortable with a white kid dressing as MLK, he shouldn’t have been given that roll.
        The kids didn’t care. They were the only sensible ones.

  • GAManOfColor

    As an American (I am a Black man born and raised in America and living in Georgia for the past 20 years), I must say I found the article to be very biased. Every year school children are given the opportunity to dress up as historical figures, and I say this from experience, Black children do NOT paint their faces white to look like George Washington, Lincoln, or any other white historical figure! There is no need! This was a huge failure on the part of the parents to understand that Black people, the people they claim they like so much, find this act to be extremely offensive!!!

    Martin Luther King Jr. (the fact he changed his name from Michael is irrelevant), was a brave man who stood up against severe injustice and extreme hatred from a white society that looked down on and despised a race of Americans because of the color of our skin. He did so voluntarily knowing in all likelihood that it would mean his death and worse in that it would direct violence and hatred at him AND his family. Yet, he did it anyway. Yes, he met with communists and briefly joined the communist party. But once he heard their message, saw their actions he spoke out against communism and the communist party. (He also saw how communists treated Black Americans who did move to Russia or Cuba… It wasn’t pretty.) He chose to fight for the rights that had been promised over and over and denied for over a century! And with all of the greatness that he did, he was still just a man; therefore he too had faults and shortcomings. Most historical figures (JFK, Reagan, Clinton, etc.) had there indiscretions which does not negate the good that they stood for and the great accomplishments of their time. Thankfully riots did break out where ever he went… except it was the peaceful White American citizens causing the destruction and violence. The Black people where beaten and killed but chose to not fight back… Now that is what you call moral courage and great sacrifice.

    • chuckb

      gamanofcolor, you sound rather antagonistic in your remarks.
      ”black children do NOT paint their faces white to look like George Washington, Lincoln, or any other ‘white historical figure!’
      those white historical figures are the fore fathers of this country. they rebelled and fought for the future freedom of this country.and if you feel like it would be an insult for a black to
      imitate those persons, then i think you are less of a patriotic citizen and more of a rebel rouser like your martin king.

      i lived in los angeles during the watts riots, both the 1964 and 1992 riots, it seems the blacks are waiting for any excuse to burn the town down. i also noticed these same blacks burned their section of town and committed atrocities the media didn’t expose.. “i knew many whites that were armed waiting for the rioters that never showed up.”
      maybe your explanation explains why the blacks rioted in new orleans in the aftermath of the hurricane, check out a lot of the rioting by blacks. the watts riots set an example, there’s lot’s of free stuff to be had in those stores.

      • GAManOfColor

        You ignored my point… Fact: Non-white children dress up as historical figures for school projects without wearing white face makeup! Wearing a costume, wig, and/or hat is sufficient. There is nothing wrong with studying and emulating the founding fathers of our country. On the other hand, wearing black/brown face paint is derogatory! This is because of the historical nature of “Black Face” in the entertainment industry and political history. And yes, I do fault the parents for not teaching the child that this is seen as a negative act toward Black people.

        MLK denounced the Watt’s riots and any acts of this type while he was alive. (Evident in numerous speeches and his actions). His spoken word and actions/methods were of peaceful protest. Those violent riots were great atrocities and a blight on the black community.

        Just because his records were sealed does not automatically imply guilt. Remember, the FBI (and other government agencies) had him under intensive investigation for years! IF they actually had something they could have charged him with; it is extremely likely that they would have used it. After all, they did leak information about his adulterous affairs and his investigative inquires/discussions into communism. But they were quiet about the fact that he turned his back on communism and very clearly and frequently spoke about the greatness of America.

    • Vigilant

      People on this website know that I am about as Conservative as it comes. Saying that, I believe GAManOfColor has excellent points to make. The legacy of MLK, nothwithstanding his imperfections, is a legacy of nonviolent protest a la Ghandi. If every American historical icon were held to a test of perfection, we would have no heroes of any color.

      Much is missing today of what he believed in and taught. The politics of the left, a polarizing stoking of the fires of hatred and divisiveness, is completely at odds with the message of MLK. Dr. King’s writings and speeches, which I daresay few on this site have read, are eloquent testimony to his commitment to unity of racial thought, to the principles of acceptance, tolerance, forgiveness and a belief that the American dream ultimately rests on the acceptance of equality and the God-given rights expressed in the Declaration of Independence. .

      I would, however, disagree with his assessment of the child’s actions. The boy was not in a mistrel show, nor did he intend to do anything other than educate and draw respect to a man who was obviously one of his personal heroes. No misdirected anger should fall on his shoulders, any more than a misdirected anger when African American artists portray Christ as a black man.

      • GAManOfColor

        Good points Vigilant. I do disagree with your statement “No misdirected anger should fall on his shoulders, any more than a misdirected anger when African American artists portray Christ as a black man.” From the earliest decades after Christ’s death, the Catholic church spread Christianity and would alter the visual portrayal of Christ’s image to reflect some characteristics of the people they were preaching to. As new faiths branched out and continued missionary work in various versions of Christianity, this practice grew and continued. In each continent/culture you will see images of Christ that reflect the characteristics of the native people. So seeing Christ with European features, Chinese features, African features, etc. is a very common site around the world. Nothing to do with Black Face.

      • Vigilant

        Thank you for the info. I wasn’t aware of the church’s part in that portrayal.

        What I had in mind was a haunting memory of a short story by John Henrik Clarke, dramatized on an HBO video under the name “The Boy Who Painted Christ Black,” with Wesley Snipes and Jasmine Guy. The DVD cover says, “a small town principal (Snipes) must risk his career to defend a young boy’s image of a black Christ painted for a state-wide competition.”

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Vigilant,”

        YOUR LAST SENTENCE IS THE CAUSE FOR MY COMMENT. IF A HUMAN BEING LIVED ON EARTH FOR THIRTY-THREE YEARS NAMED, Jesus of Nazareth, HE WAS NOT CAUCASIAN, EITHER. HEBREWS AT THAT TIME WERE ALL MONGOLOIDS – i. e., MIDDLE-EASTERNERS.

        CAUCASIANS STARTED LOOKING LIKE CAUCASIANS WE KNOW TODAY, CIRCA ELEVENTH-CENTURY. THAT IS, AFTER MORE THAN TWO-HUNDRED YEARS OF INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN VIKINGS AND GERMANIC TRIBES EVENTUALLY PRODUCED OFFSPRING WITH PREDOMINATELY NORDIC FEATURES. GERMANIC-TRIBAL ANCESTRY IS THE REASON WHY MANY CAUCASIANS DURING THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE HAD RED HAIR.

        CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “GAManOfColor,”

        IT WAS MORE THAN A FEW DECADES. IF MY MEMORY IS CORRECT, THE FIRST SCANDINAVIANS VENTURED INTO SOUTHERN EUROPE, CIRCA LATE EIGHTH-/EARLY-NINTH CENTURY. CATHOLICS AT THAT TIME [Merovingian/Carolingian Franks and others] WERE GERMANIC AND LOOKED SIMILAR TO CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE-EASTERNERS.

        CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    • phoenix

      Was the movie “white chicks” funny? discuss.

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “GAManOfColor,”

      I HEAR YA – BUT, THERE MAY BE A GENERATIONAL “BREAKDOWN” AMONGST NEGROES IN REFERENCE TO WHETHER OR NOT THIS IS OFFENSIVE. AS FAR AS I KNOW, CAUCASIANS DO NOT HAVE AN EQUIVALENT FOR, “Uncle Tom;” THEREFORE, A NEGRO CHILD IN “white-face” WOULD INDICATE SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE PARENTS’ LEVEL OF, “blackness.”

      CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “chuckb,”

      NEGROES IMITATING THE Founding Fathers IS CONSIDERED OFFENSIVE BECAUSE THE Founding Fathers OWNED SLAVES.

      CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  • Rafael

    The “correct” thought is the set of paradigms, myths, lies and customs that big part of the society supports as absolute truths. The nastiness of the capitalism, the kindness of the
    left side, the purity of the syndicates, all this credence are a part of the “correct” thought; although I should say, too, that the stupid environmentalism is a part of the variant light of the correct thought.

  • Jeremy Leochner

    Not really sure. I feel black face is a bad idea. It is insulting and not very tasteful. But I can imagine it would be hard for a white student to accurately play Mr. King in just a suit with a fake mustache, I think the child should understand that black face is not acceptable but I can imagine that he was unaware of the history of black face and or its insulting nature. One thing that came to my mind is whether or not the boy would be trying to speak as Mr. King. Its one thing to put on black face. Quite another to attempt to talk like someone of a different race who has a distinct voice. If that was not part of the project than I think its reasonable for the child to do it. I will say I commend his commitment to his project and to his presentation.

  • kategray

    It was a freedom of expression and the young man did nothing wrong. The staff should have held their tongue and get a grip on reality. I would not that bigot to teach my children. You have not taught this child anything but to feel bad. If you were offended you should have left the room.

  • http://smoovious.wordpress.com Smoovious Laxness

    Honestly, I think people gotta get out of their own way.

    From what I understand, there was nothing demeaning about this.

    The fact that it might have been used to demean a group in the past, has no bearing about today. Sounds to me, like this kid intended to honor Mr. King, and was embracing the very thing Mr. King was talking about, that it seems so many, are incapable of understanding.

    The actions of the people who tried to block this kid, are practicing the very thing Mr. King spoke against of. The NAACP’s response, too, is baffling to me. It showed a similar lack of understanding of Mr. King as well.

    This kind of behavior this kid encountered, does absolutely nothing to improve race relations in the way Mr. King dreamed of, and only serves to push whatever growth we’ve gone through, back towards the days when race relations were much worse.

    These people need to get out of the way, and let racism die the death it needs to have.

    I can’t help but see these people who opposed what this kid was doing, as racists themselves.

    This kid isn’t a racist, but as a result of this experience, that might start to change.

    A sad, sad day indeed. :(

    – Smoov

  • sabulaman

    I have a dream….. That one day we can rid ourselves of P.C.

    • Jeremy Leochner

      The problem is being politically correct is also correct correct. There is no need to be politically incorrect. So personally I do not see a problem with P.C

      • Michael J.

        Jeremy Leochner,
        Bravo, perfect Marxist reply, your professors would be proud of your textbook Critical Theorist reponse in defence of the “Long March” color guard, Political Correctness/ Cultural Marxism.

  • Average Joe

    Politically Correct:

    An overzealous media…trying to convince…an under-educated audience…

    That it is entirely possible…..to pick up a turd…by the clean end…..

    • William 1

      AMEN!

  • ohoh

    Out of the mouths of babes. PC is such a divisive, sanctimonious scourge.

  • chuckb

    pc runs the liberal establishment, this works on both sides of the aisle michael “martin luther” king was a rabble rouser of barry soetoro class, he was a plagiarist, and would put bill clinton to shame for his sexual conduct, the media destroyed herman cain’s chances for the presidency over minor sexual escapades, you could write volumes on kings.legacy of prostitutes. he had a fondness for communism and even after john and robert kennedy warned him to sever those connections he kept the affair going.
    i’m sure of the millions of blacks in this country, they could have found better representation of the blacks than this man.

    • http://smoovious.wordpress.com Smoovious Laxness

      As a side note, I firmly believe Herman Cain was Barack Obama’s biggest threat, in the upcoming election.

      Having to run against Cain, would wipe out the majority of Obama’s campaign strategy.

      How would Obama possibly be able to play the race card without getting laughed out of office, when the opponent he plays it against, is blacker than he is?

      Without the ability to play that strategy, what are you left with? Economic experience.

      The Progs had to knock Cain out of the running at any cost if they were going to have any chance to keep their figurehead in the chair.

      – Smoov

      • chuckb

        i agree, and you might throw romney in the mix, he was out to destroy his competition and he did.

      • Jeremy Leochner

        i do not believe Barack Obama plays the race card. Also if by progs you mean progressives then I believe you are wrong. He is no ones figure head.

      • http://smoovious.wordpress.com Smoovious Laxness

        Doesn’t play the race card… wow… divorced from reality much? Perhaps you should start actually paying attention to what’s going on around you.

        As for figurehead… he is absolutely a figurehead… work it through.

        This man, supposed to be a community organizer… yet, he can barely function and express a complete thought without his teleprompters, and even with them, he’s so fixated on just reading whatever they show, that he appears incapable of correcting mistakes on the fly, or pronouncing some of the words correctly.

        The man’s Presidency is being run off of a script.

        Hell, everything that’s going on, is someone else’s fault on top of it. He can’t own his Presidency, because he doesn’t own his Presidency.

        This past week. President Bush, who has been out of office for almost 4 years, when his portrait was dedicated, STILL came off as more Presidential than the man who actually has the job! AND I DON’T EVEN LIKE BUSH!!!

        President Obama said anything he was told to to get him elected, and the moment his hand slapped against that bible, all his promises to the people who voted for him went out the window.

        He is a first class hypocrite, and doesn’t deserve another term.

        “Not a figurehead”… he’d better damn well be a figurehead, because if he really isn’t, then we gotta get him out of office even more urgently than if he is a figurehead.

        – Smoov

  • 45caliber

    Well, the school TOLD the boy to come as the man he was supposed to do the report on. What else could he do?

  • William 1

    He would be ashamed to see all his work down the toilet as they are still judged by their color cause they’re always in the paper in a negative situation they create!

  • Veteran

    The child was told to “dress up like” Dr. King and that’s exactly what he did. If you’re going to admonish anyone, it should be the TEACHER who assigned “Dr. King” to a WHITE kid, if that wouldn’t be considered ‘politically incorrect’ in itself!!!

    The NAACP should grow up, and follow Dr. King’s “Dream” and stop being more racist than those they accuse. Follow his dream and not the ramblings of Rangel and Sharpton.

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