"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Bishop Desmond Tutu

Friday, October 10, 2008

Through the looking glass in Northern Virginia

A neighborhood in mostly-Blue Northern Virginia has been hit with a letter that tells voters that supporting and voting for Obama is racist. Yes, you read that right. Voting for Obama is racist.

How is that possible, you ask? Here's the "logic." Supporting and voting for Obama is really a way to overcompensate for your inherent racism. Supporting a "Black-American" is a way to make yourself feel better about yourself. "You should be absolutely certain you are not being carried to the polls on a guilt trip" the letter admonishes.

The letter then urges people to visit The Institute for Healing Racism for more information. Well, the good folks at The Institute have had to put this up on their website
Important Notice

The Institute for Healing Racism has no association with a recent mailing from "A Clarendon neighbor" nor did they have the permission required to reference our Web site address in the letter.

Yes folks, once again the Rethuglicans are trying to convince us that up is down, wrong is right and... (ahem!) black is white.

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