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2010: A Race Odyssey January 3, 2010

From I Own The World

Something tells me that we will  hear the word “race” quite a bit in the year 2010.

In what sense do you suppose?
Well we have on the one hand
R-A-C- E
as in:
Main Entry: race
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle French, generation, from Old Italian razza
Date: 1580

1 : a breeding stock of animals
2 a : a family, tribe, people, or nation belonging to the same stock b : a class or kind of people unified by shared interests, habits, or characteristics
3 a : an actually or potentially interbreeding group within a species; also : a taxonomic category (as a subspecies) representing such a group b : breed c : a category of humankind that shares certain distinctive physical traits
4 obsolete : inherited temperament or disposition
5 : distinctive flavor, taste, or strength

Hope Has Floaters

Hope Floaters. Is that a bomb in your underwear or are you happy to be an American?

OR on the other hand we have R-A-C-E as in:

Main Entry: 1race
Pronunciation: \ˈrās\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English ras, from Old Norse rās; akin to Old English rǣs rush
Date: 14th century

1 chiefly Scottish : the act of running
2 a : a strong or rapid current of water flowing through a narrow channel b : a watercourse used industrially c : the current flowing in such a course
3 a : a set course or duration of time b : the course of life
4 a : a contest of speed b plural : a meeting in which several races (as for horses) are run c : a contest or rivalry involving progress toward a goal

Despite the Obama administration’s obsessive attention to “race” in the former sense, I pray that in 2010 we overlook all of that nonsense and dwell on the term in the latter sense. 2010 promises to be the “conservative revolution”.  In 2009 we have witnessed the liberal salting and peppering of foreign and Democratic policy.  As someone who witnessed 9/11 firsthand, I do not appreciate the liberal’s watered down “war on terrorism” . I do not appreciate Gitmo detainees coming to America, especially where I live. The state of Illinois can’t keep a governor out of jail and now they expect me to believe they can keep terrorists in jail?

Judging from events of the last several months i.e. Fort Hood shootings, attempted Detroit underwear bombing etc, it looks like no one really respects President Obama or his kinder, gentler anti-terrorism policies. Like the people on the Detroit flight, such attitudes from President Obama only reinforces our need to be vigilant and take care of ourselves.

Sure "truther" you may get a new investigation after all, because there may be a new attack.

Terrorism needs to be nipped in the bud. It does not need a wet nurse and we do not need another 9/11 style attack. Those who are firmly camped in the categories of indifference to the events of September 2001 can remain there. Afrocity is stocking up on water purification tablets, gas masks, canned good, etc in case shit stains hit the fan. I do not consider myself to be a wing nut- even on my worse days. I do not want to scare my readers either. However, we have to remember that everyday is a race for our lives and freedom as we know it. It does not hurt to be vigilant or prepared.  When the New York City blackouts occurred in 2003, I witnessed pandemonium on a mild scale.  People do not realize that when power goes out, so does ATM machines and gas pumps. Stores close and people panic.  My neighbors asked me for food and if I had any cash.  Now of course you know it is foreordained that the very person who hangs out in “terrorism does not exist land” will be the very one knocking down your door for a can of oil sausages and a Snapple should a 767 fly into their anus.  The race will be to see who can buy the most cases of Poland Spring water from the SAMS club.

"United We Scan"  cartoon by Stilton Jarlsberg- Hope N' Change Cartoons

"United We Scan" Cartoon drawn by Stilton Jarlsberg of Hope n' Change Cartoons.

Therefore I Afrocity-damus predict that there will be a preoccupation with race in 2010.

Whether it is this type of  “race”

Yes, photoshop depicting black man carrying garbage can is racist, blah, blah, blah, (snore)

or this kind of “race”

remains to be seen.  Just make sure that whatever sort of race the year shapes up to be, you are smart and prepared to deal with it.

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