|Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain, this week's front runner|
The most outrageous of the bunch for sheer stupidity and ignorance is my man Herman Cain. I'm not disturbed so much by his ridiculous 999 tax plan but I am more disturbed by the fact that Michelle Bachmann, who may or may not be dyslexic, interpreted it as 666. The devil must be in the details and because he only seems to be communicating with her.
Sure Bachman has some backward, offensive ideas but Herman Cain needs to be thumped on the head for denying that racism in this country exists. I hope I'm not the only one who notices that when certain blacks like Cain make it to the pinnacle of corporate America or the highest court in the land, they will always tell you they reached this high level of success on their own merits and through hard work.
Just remember this theory works fine until you start talking about our current president, then these same people will tell you how unfit he is for the office because: a) he lacks leadership skills, b) isn't a strong black man and c) doesn't have enough experience. When was the last time you heard someone accused of not being white enough? See how ridiculous that sounds?
Since he is the token black dude, in true black Republican fashion, Herman Cain is going to claim the only reason folks like me are discriminated against is because it is all in our imaginations. Hell, if we wanted to be rich, there is nothing holding us back but lack of ambition and focus. We could all do that earning minimum wage, it might take us 20 light years to become millionaires but it is possible. Well alright Pizza Man.
Herman Cain is surging ahead in the polls right now because he puts some white people at ease. He absolves them of being racist and makes them feel good about themselves. They are not responsible for racism and because they have one or two black friends and see black people on the television all the time. These folks can also continue to deny that being white affords them certain privileges that are not available to people of color.
Cain allows them to stay in their permanent state of denial about racism in this country. They are of the mentality that "If a black man like Herman Cain said this country isn't racist then what he says must be true!" Sadly, Cain can't bite his tongue when it comes to the president, he has already taken the bait and started his attack the president from day one of his campaign. And as some of know, this slice of pizza is ice cold.