By Mr. Curmudgeon:
Some are angry that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has noticed a decidedly angry tone in President Obama’s “spread the wealth around” re-election rhetoric. “His campaign and his surrogates have made wild and reckless accusations that disgrace the office of the presidency,” said Romney at a recent political rally, “This is what an angry and desperate presidency looks like … Mr. President, take your campaign of anger and division and hate back to Chicago.”
Touré Neblett, an African-American author and MSNBC contributor, was outraged that Romney noticed Obama’s desperate anger. “That really bothered me,” said Neblett on the MSNBC show “The Cycle,” You notice he [Romney] says ‘anger’ twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama – the otherization – ‘he’s not like us.’ I know it’s a heavy thing to say, I don’t say it lightly, but this is niggerization – you are not one of us. You are like the scary black man who we have been trained to fear.”
Many on the right consider this “playing the race card.” They miss the point entirely. Political correctness is designed to question the motives, decency, integrity, intelligence, and sanity of opponents of Progressive-movement authoritarianism. It is that authoritarian streak in Obama, Pelosi, Reid and Neblett that forms the core of their “otherness.” That otherness seeks to redefine the relationship between a free people and their government, to replace centuries-old Judeo-Christian morality for its own … down to the definition of marriage, that otherness is anti-freedom and anti-American. And Progressivism’s otherness has never been under threat as it is today.
Progressive-movement otherness received a swift kick in the teeth in the midterm elections of 2010. That otherness lost its ability to govern unopposed thanks to the Tea Party. That otherness may lose its chief White House champion if Obama is defeated this November.
Progressive otherness has bitten off more than it can chew. Its attempt to radically transform America into a thing not in keeping with our history of liberty under the law only helps to underscore its deformed and angry otherness.
Obama’s Chicago anger is a palpable thing. In the South Deering district of Chicago, NeighborhoodScout.com calculates that 666 crimes occur for every mile. For the nation at large, the figure is 39.3. This is a remarkable accomplishment when you consider that crime rates are dropping in places like New York City.
Last week, a man angry with the Family Research Council attempted to gain access to the offices of the family-values organization. The Washington Post noted that the man “made statements regarding their policies, and then opened fire with a gun …” Floyd Lee Corkins, a volunteer at a lesbian, gay transgender center in the nation’s capital, is charged with shooting a security guard as part of a failed rampage in defense of his otherness.
Race had nothing to do with the incident. Progressive otherness is simply manifesting its Obama-like anger and taking its more violent “Chicago values” show on the road.