Above - Mural Mice Pamela J. Smith, Co-Artist, and R.E. Wall Co-Artist and Project Director, sit on the scaffolding in front of the Miller Valley School Mural. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Matt Hinshaw)
by the Left Coast Rebel
(Editor's Note): New readers - be sure to read the piece at My Thoughts on Freedom on the Arizona mural controversy before you continue reading here. The author of the piece, Chris W. has a unique perspective and is a resident of Arizona.
Memeorandum is buzzing with the 'lightened/whitened' Prescott, Arizona, mural story via. the Arizona Republic. I'm not completely sure what to think of the story, whether it be foul play, a misstep, bad motive or inaccurate (in the press treatment). What I do know though is that it surely does not point to the KKK-ization of the state of Arizona as the libtard- idiots like would have it:
Maybe it’s time to admit that large chunks of America are in the hands of unreconstructed racists and vulgar idiots, and that the popular election of a black man as president just might’ve pushed these furious, economically doomed old white people into a final rage that is going to end very, very badly.
Ready? Here you go: An Arizona elementary school mural featuring the faces of kids who attend the school has been the subject of constant daytime drive-by racist screaming, from adults, as well as a radio talk-show campaign (by an actual city councilman, who has an AM talk-radio show) to remove the black student’s face from the mural, and now the school principal has ordered the faces of the Latino and Black students pictured on the school wall to be repainted as light-skinned children.
Remember where you were, when you could still laugh about teabaggers and racists and Arizonans, because funny time is almost over.
If the unemployment keeps up — one in five adult white males has no job and will never have a job again — and people keep walking away from their stucco heaps they can’t afford and the states and cities and counties and towns keep passing their aggressive racist laws to rile up the trash even more, sh@t’s going to very soon become very bad, and whether it’s the National Guard having wars in the Sunbelt Exurbs against armies of crazy old white people who are finally using their hundreds of millions of guns, or whole Latino neighborhoods burned to the ground the way the Klan used to burn down black neighborhoods a century ago, we are in for a long dark night and no light-colored paint is going to fix that.
If the above isn't one of the worst nutroots-demented, hate-filled rants I have ever come across, please tell me what is. All the generalizations, assumptions and presumption of politically correct guilt before innocence one could ever want.How many brain-dead leftist platitudes, half-truths and outright absurdities can you spot above?
American Power balances the argument and the gist:
Yes, this "lightening" issue is detestable and wrong. But I doubt anyone in Arizona seriously condones such policy and a few drunk yokels driving by shouting epithets hardly constitutes the reimposition of Jim Crow. In any case, Blair says it was a misunderstanding, has apologized, and has been fired from his radio show. That doesn't sound much like a Klan-based institutional structure gearing up for a race war.American Power also has some AZ Fox coverage as well as additional analysis. Also, read The Other McCain for more on those that are actually calling for 'ethnic cleansing' in Arizona as well.
I find that this story gives me an excuse to post a graphic that just graced my desk, the 'post racial' Obamanation:
Graphic via. Zoreck Richards at Facebook. Open thread in the comments!