Wicked Reflections.. Showing Them What They Look Like May Inspire Them To Change

I don't know if any of you remember the cartoon Thundercats (not to be confused with Laser Cats, the hilarious SNL skit), but if you do then you'll recall that the Thunder cats' arch enemy was Mumm-Ra, "The Everliving". Mumm-Ra was as powerful as he was evil and I'm sure that your remember that the only way to defeat Mumm-Ra was to show him his own reflection. "Yeah! Yeah! I remember that Law!... What's your point?"

Well, last night I was watching the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC and she pointed out a couple of examples of how the GOP is trying to play to the racial hatred that is ingrained in the fabric or foundations of this great country. Needless to say that what I saw was upsetting, but in the spirit of heeding the call to not "...just sit there!" I figured that the best way to not be a passive victim of this sort of despicable campaigning is to expose them and show the world (not that this blog has that kind of reach) what's going on... Yes, like Mumm-Ra I'm determined hold a mirror to the face of those who would employ such acts and those who would endorse them... So let's start with "Obama Bucks" the Obama food stamp, pictured below:



As you can see, there's not denying that this is racism at its best. And don't let them tell you that this was some fringe supporter, playing on a computer in his mother's basement... It's not. It's the work of the Chaffey Community Republican Women Federated, a republican woman's club in San Bernardino County, which included the image on their online newsletter... Newsletter, which means they've been sending this out to hundreds of people who, in turn send it out to hundreds more people. The club President, Diane Fedele offered a weak apology that didn't go far enough, so what do you suppose we do about this? We could huff and puff and complain to our friend... Or we could contact them and tell all of our friends to contact them via:

Gary Ovitt
San Bernardino County Supervisor, 4th District
chairman of the San Bernardino County Republican Party
Main Office
County Government Center
385 N. Arrowhead Ave., 5th Fl.
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0110
SupervisorOvitt@sbcounty.gov
(909) 387-4866


or mail them directly at:

Chaffey Community Republican Women, Federated
P.O. Box 974
Upland, CA 91785
Diane Fedele (President)
Meets the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7pm
Magic Lamp Inn, Rancho Cucamonga


Now once you've sent an email to these people, you should follow up by sending this to all of your friends and tell them to contact their local news and cable news channels, as well as your favorite radio personalities. Lastly, we should take the time to contact the people that advertise in their print and online publications and let them know that were going to tell all of our friends to not buy their products or services as long as they advertise with this group, or at least until the group offers a national apology.... That's activism!

BUT WAIT...THERE'S MORE!!!!

Rachel Maddow also reported that the Republican Party of Virginia sent this out:
Now, if you know a thing or two about communication then you clearly understand that this is a (not so) subliminal message. Who's the guy in this picture? Is it Barack Obama or Osama Bin Laden?... That's the point. Anyone receiving this would raise that question, but the mere fact that it's been raised poisons the political discourse and influences those who may not be racist, but harbor a natural apprehension toward people who aren't like them. So what do you suppose we do about this? We could huff and puff and complain to our friend... Or we could contact them and tell all of our friends to contact them at:

Republican Party of Virginia
The Richard D. Obenshain Center
115 East Grace Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: 804-780-0111
Fax: 804-343-1060

Chairman: The "Honorable" Jeff Frederick
Executive Director: Allison Coccia
Communications Director: Gerry Scimeca
Campaign Director: Tom Bunnell
Finance Director: David Brunckhorst
Grassroots Director: Matthew Kandrach
Deputy Grassroots Director: Richard Crouse
Chief Financial Officer: Frank Loehr
Operations/Media Manager: Christina McArthur
Office Manager: Cathy Bolden
Chairman's Scheduler: Kathy Royse
To email any staff person, use their first initial and last name @ rpv.org (for example: Jane Doe would be "jdoe@rpv.org").

Remember that these are the same people behind George "Macaca" Allen, and he lost his election. So I say you email all of them and tell your friends and family to email and call. Let them know that you don't appreciate their appeal to fear and racial division in this country and as a result your going to donate to the campaign of their rival and call everyone they know in Virginia and tell them to do the same.

Lastly, McCain was adamantly defending his supporters during the final debate. He and his campaign said that his supporters are hardworking Americans that are under attack by Obama and that the Obama campaign is exaggerating claims of racial epithets and derogatory statements by the people attending his rallies... Well, Al Jazera (of all Networks) attended a McCain Palin rally to cover some of the underlying sentiments of the attendees. See for yourself and send this out to as many people as you can...

We have to let everyone know what's going on and who's at the root of it. They say sunlight is the best disinfectant and but we also have to hold a mirror up so that those perpetrating these acts can see their own wicked reflections and in the words of the Michael Jackson say "I'm lookin' at the man in the mirror, I'm asking him to change his ways" and then come to the conclusion "it don't matter if you're black or white".


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Note: It was originally reported that the Chaffey Community Republican Women Federated were affiliated with the online and print publication Red Country... This has been corrected. One of the members of club posted an invitation to an event on Red Country's website, and hence the confusion began...Our apologies to the staff at Red Country for propagating the confusion.

5 comments:

Good day sir said...

Sad, sad, sad. And it keeps getting worse. Yes, I'll be contacting the "more pro-America" "folks" at more pro-America small town Red County.

Thanks for the post.

Matthew Cunningham said...
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LAW said...
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Scott said...

Thank you.

Matthew Cunningham
Online Editor
RedCounty.com

Ken said...

When you look at the picture of this lady who mistakenly thinks Senator Obama is 'an Arab" or the sad and seedy other attempts to paint Senator Obama as something to be deathly afraid of remember my words here: Perhaps a lot of Caucasian people in the U.S. have very few interactions with other races. I don't believe that is true for the most part but for those of whom this is true, my experience is far otherwise. I have interacted with all races in this world. The only group of people who consistently attempt to create herds of us, interfere with our ability to relate to our common suffering at their hands using race and class are the ultra-rich and those who support them.

The average white American is just like the average black, Latino, Asian, Native or Indian American. Simple people trying to feed, educate and protect their families. It always comes down to the beautiful faces of our children who know no vice, no greed, no avarice and no race. They are all incredibly beautiful.
What will we leave to them? And when you teach them racism are you not depriving them of a richer and more rewarding life by doing so?

It's time we became human beings first. It's time we recognized our common humanity and work to make sure each and every one of us is safe from the "shepherds and herders of men" In truth their only interest in herding anything is money and power.

 
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