He is not like us. He is not one of us.
He’s not an American.
He’s not a Christian.
He’s not white.
It’s all about the “us & them” worldview. I’ve never understood it. My first real experience with the concept was back in my Middle School Days of Football Glory where I warmed the bench for substantially bigger and noticeable meaner “teammates”. Our school was better than their school, rah, rah, rah. Well, my school was filled with assholes I couldn’t stand. And their school, well, I didn’t know anything about their school ‘cept for the couple of clowns I ran into occasionally on the football field.
It is far too easy to break things down to the “us & them” view. Strum up anger. Blame them. It’s their fault. They did this to us. Hitler blamed the Jews. Buchanan blamed it on the Mexicans, the Blacks, the Women, well, everyone but white folk.
I’m part of the “Blame American First” crowd, right? No, more like the “I don’t jump to conclusions” crowd. And the “I don’t believe it just because you said it” crowd.
More on that later.
My great fear, I’ve said it before and I’ll repeat it now, my fear is that Barak Obama is going to be killed. Some misguided fool, who will feel his hand is guided by divine glory, will strike down this country’s First Black President.
And they will shrug, he was not like us. He was not one of us. He wasn’t even an American. He wasn’t a Christian. He wasn’t White. He wasn’t like us.by