Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wisdom of the Rock

Chris Rock's observation of the OJ Simpson verdict was spot on when he said "Black people were too happy and white people were too mad."

I'm seeing some of that around here today, although I don't think the black folks I've been seeing are too happy, unless they expect things to get drastically better for them in the south. Things are the way they are for a reason.

No, I'm seeing a lot of white people who are VISIBLY UPSET at seeing black people so happy. There's no real minus for them, even if they perceive a poor government in their near future. Right now they are purely upset BECAUSE black people are so happy.

I said before that an added benefit to the Obama candidacy is that it drew a lot of closet racists out into the open. This is one way you can tell who they are.


leathej1 said...

I thought for sure Faith Hill was going to bridge that gap. Huh.

Klopzi said...

As a Canadian, let me just say that it makes us happy to see so many white Americans visibly upset that a black president has finally been elected.

I'm hoping we get a black prime minister soon, as well as a Asian prime minister, an Indian prime minister, and perhaps a Native American prime minister.

We've already had a female prime minister and an Asian governor general so we're not doing too badly.

And for the record, I don't think that there's any way for Obama to live up to the hype. I will judge him by how he handles the online poker situation, if at all.