Race To The Finish

You know, I wrote and drew this week’s Dustinland before this story came out:

“Two white supremacists allegedly plotted to go on a national killing spree, shooting and decapitating black people and ultimately targeting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, federal authorities said Monday.” – (read the full story here)

But you know, I think even if this didn’t happen, the comic would still be pretty dead on. Now, to head off predictable comments, let me say it for the one millionth time – NOT ALL REPUBLICANS ARE RACIST and YOU ARE NOT AUTOMATICALLY A RACIST IF YOU DON’T VOTE FOR OBAMA. That being said, there really is a scary amount of racial hatred being uncovered in this election. Some of the clips I see – especially online – make me wonder if it’s 2008 or 1948. But it’s like I said in this Dustinland from the other week, the same assholes who were calling hippies “long-haired faggot commies” are still out there today, and have even reproduced.

What I really wonder is this: Are the racists of this country afraid that a black man will become president, or are they more afraid that if he gets elected, he’ll do a good job?

7 responses to “Race To The Finish

  1. I guess in some parts of the country race is a deciding factor. I wonder how much of a role sexism will play? A republican loss will likely be attributable to the candidates’ positions and lack of experience, rather than a sexist populace.

    Here’s a quotation on Palin, supposedly from McCain himself:

    “I think she is the most qualified of any [governor] that has run recently for vice president.”

  2. Well said/drawn Dustin. It sucks that racism still exists up to this day.

  3. Racism is an Obamination.

  4. One of the saddest/craziest quotes from an adamant, elderly McCain supporter: “if a black man wins, this country will be overrun/taken over by the black people; this is a Christian nation, and that would be un-Christian.” Seriously, WTF.

    It’s true, just because you don’t vote for Obama doesn’t make you a racist, but come on, look at the other guy. His attack ads have been all about Obama’s black/Middle Eastern links. Race is still prevalent in this election, and that is the saddest thing, given that it’s already 2008.

    We need to move on from this. What’ll it take to rid ourselves of racial prejudices and stereotypes? If anything, as you said in your comic and your blog, this election has really brought the creeps coming out of the woodwork.

  5. I thought of something hilarious while at the lame-o Metro Station concert last night – even funnier than going to a Metro Station concert!

    If I remember, I’ll write it here.

  6. Considering the disparity between the two candidates’ personalities, capacities, educations and temperaments, the only this race is as close as it is, is race.

  7. I like cheese puffs.
    That’s right I said it. ™

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