When is Something Racist? When the Left Says It Is

Mark Tapson, a Hollywood-based writer and screenwriter, is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He focuses on the politics of popular culture.


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In a short piece in the “Culture Monster” section of the Los Angeles Times, Christopher Knight decries a satirical depiction of the First Lady based on a 1775 portrait of famed French lover of luxury, Marie Antoinette. The image replaces Marie’s face with Mrs. Obama’s, and the young queen’s puffy-sleeved left arm with a bare muscular black arm – clearly a poke at Mrs. Obama’s penchant for going sleeveless to show off her buffed guns. Her right hand points to a spot on a world globe, and the image caption reads “Choosing the next vacation.”

Obviously a pointed commentary on Michelle Obama’s high-end wardrobe and frequent lavish getaways such as a glitzy Spanish jaunt and her family’s recent $4 million, 17-day trip to Hawaii, right? If you think so, then you’re not getting the pic’s overt racism, according to Christopher Knight, and you’re probably racist yourself for laughing at it, according to the left.

In his article entitled “Racist image of Michelle Obama based on Versailles painting,” Knight begins by claiming that the image is “baldly racist,” though he doesn’t explain how except to state that “the caricature of Obama as a profligate queen relies on the racist stereotype of an ‘uppity Negro.’”

Wrong. The caricature of Mrs. Obama as a profligate queen relies entirely on her documented behavior as one. Knight doesn’t address this issue at all, and he utterly ignores the image’s caption and its obvious accusation of the Obamas’ hypocrisy in wanting to impose income redistribution upon the rest of us while luxuriating in the champagne wishes and caviar dreams of their lifestyles of the rich and famous.

Instead of elaborating on and providing evidence for his charge of racism, Knight adds four paragraphs (45% of the article) about the painter of Marie’s portrait and an artistic process that

laid the groundwork for the later development in France of mass-produced chromolithographs – color images that arguably represent the dawn of modern mass-media. Photography soon followed.

He tries to make this historical aside relevant by drawing this tenuous connection to the satirical Obama image:

Like the Internet today, color printing spread visual knowledge far and wide. But there was a steep downside: It also created an avenue for the broad dissemination of propaganda – some of it disgusting.

The image appeared on the right-wing blog site Gateway Pundit, accompanying an article which had nothing to do with Ms. Obama’s race. It was about the First Lady’s guest appearance on an upcoming episode of the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly. In the show, to a cast member who mistakenly addresses her as “your excellency,” Obama responds, “I kinda like it.”

Yes, the line was scripted for her and intended to be a light joke. And yet how ironically appropriate. This was Gateway Pundit’s point in posting the pic of Obama as Marie “Let them eat cake” Antoinette.

Knight mentions that a Media Matters article called out Gateway Pundit for the “slur” against Mrs. Obama – except that not even the Media Matters piece mentions anything about racism. Apparently the leftist media need to coordinate better on their agenda.

When is something racist? When – and only when – the left says it is. The left sees everything outside itself through a racist prism, and yet is completely blind to its own racism and obsession with race.

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  • http://www.squidoo.com/dog-articles dogvault

    I guess the real irony is not about race, but about wealth. Republicans are expected to be wealthy and soft targets for political humor, and now we can poke fun at the rich democrats. More irony is that the president is not paid a whole lot of money for his day job, and the wealth is mostly genuinely earned by Michelle – so shouldn't she be allowed to enjoy the holidays? Even if they are all paid for by the US government, surely a rested president and family are more likely to perform better. It makes me wonder sometimes why we call this humor?

    • Doyle

      dog, you're missing the whole point of the story. The news media repeatedly slammed (and continues to slam) Bush for everything imaginable. "Is the earth getting warmer? Bush did it." "Is you dog suffering mange? Blame bush." Etcetera etcetera etcetera. However, say one thing (or in this case "paint" one thing) against Obama and all of the sudden you are a racist, a bigot, uneducated, etc. Obama is a media darling and no one, and I do mean no one, is allowed to say or do anything against the Fearless Leader.

    • Lounge

      Comparing a woman who grew up working class with a disabled father who paid off her student loans just before moving into the White House and who dedicated her law practice to community service with a French princess cannot be considered anything but disrespectful – the woman worked for where she is today. She was even the boss and mentor for the next president of the United States at one point. It is something that many could emulate.

      • Western Canadian

        Instead of repeating the sickening lies the m.o tells gullible and ignorant people about her past, you should chedk out what her work record really is. She and her mockery of a husband are both affirmative action babies, and sickeningly spoiled and over-indulged ones at that.

        • Dennis X

          Again, please tell when is that affirmative action vote taken ? Is it before or after the general election?

          • Dennis X

            sorry, left out the " me"

  • Amused

    The fact that the author found it necessarry to write this article is indicative , that when it comes to the subject of Obama , racism is part and parcel of the basis of criticism coming from the right . Why ? Because political caricatures have been employed since the "founding fathers " formed the republic , one can read the historical proof of this fact . However , terms and caricatures used by the right [Republicans & Conservatives ] have gone well beyond political and have accentuated race since the first day this man won the election . The whole "birther issue " is one borne of racism . The constant blurting of statements , expressions , code words , political drawings and cartoons REEK of it .
    The Kenyan , the Basketball Player , the monkey , chimp , watermelons growing on the White House Lawn , cartoons which every bloody one of you have seen , and knew damn well they were racist . Then comes the inevitable backpeddling and blaming someone else for tyaking the obvious , "the wrong way " .

    • claspur

      What's your take on this idiot?
      I suppose if you find me enraged over what's going-on with these Paki's acts, and feel they should be kicked to death, I'm 'islamophobic'-then, right?
      I refuse to roll over and be a victim to libtarded fools
      and enemies(of yours-also, dimwit), radical islamists and anti-Americans that wish our inialation.
      Try to gleen something from the link-below… if you can't, go back to sticking your head in the sand.
      http://frontpagemag.com/2012/01/09/muslim-gangs-d

      • johnnywoods

        "Amused" is not very amusing to me either.

    • Ray Tate

      I am a conservative republican and I will confess to be racist. That being said actually you are right "amused" to the fact some of the right like myself poke racist fun toward Osama, Oops, I meant Obama since he took office but you have to admit; he is the worst president America has ever had and that's completely another whole subject. lets keep it racist.

      this picture of the first lady with big guns is funny! Also I can picture The Kenyan , the Basketball Player , the monkey , chimp , watermelons growing on the White House Lawn (LOL) , cartoons as racist? answer: Yes! but its still funny! Now am I islamophobic? answer: absolutely! Me and my lilly white Slavic Russian wife have read the Koran and it clearly calls for Muslims to kill all Christians world wide. I am a conservative, racist and a puritan American from New Hampshire.

      • Doyle

        On the other hand, I'm not racist or Islamophobic.

        When I call Obama the worst President ever, it's not because of his skin color. It solely because he is destroying America. All of his Liberal followers need to stop talking long enough to do some research on Obama and his policies. They're right out of the Karl Marx/Chairman Mao playbook – socialized medicine, state as provider, state as company owner, etc. It is not racist to disagree with Maobama; it is patriotic.

      • Manfred

        Yeah right. Whatever you say, commie troll….

        • Joe Kansas

          From the look of the number of negative votes seems YOU are Commie Troll Meat Stick…LOL

    • Western Canadian

      Complete fiction on your part.

  • Amused

    WHO are you people trying to kid ? Who are YOU trying to kid Tapson ??? Perhaps groups of people who are so dummed down or illiterate that they can't make any cognitive sense out of a complete sentence or statement , or understand the obvious euphemisims employed in the American vernacular ?
    LOL …or maybe it's YOU Tapson ! Maybe you are lacking in the basic skills of the language ,that the constant slurs , cartoons etc , have truly escaped your detection .
    I think NOT So to Answer your rhetorically FACETIOUS question – racist is racist WHEN IT IS , and is not determined by who speaks or displays it . It just happens to be coincidental I guess , that Repo/Cons and Teabaggers seem to have the majority of "fruedian slips " -NOT , and coincidence that they are the ones we all see on tv , backpeddling and whining that they've been misunderstood or falsely accused by "the left " , or the media that actually records their "misteps " NOT .And of course there is overwhelming evidence of the righty blogs , that this sentiment is not only shared but permeates the blogosphere .

    • Manfred

      You're the only racist in evidence here, my lefty friend.

      • trickyblain

        Actually, Ray Tate above seems to be pretty darn racist. Nothing in Amused's post could be considered racist by any rational standard. Of course you dismiss Ray as a plant or some other paranoid delusion. That's why his post has gotten a positive reaction from the FPM regs, eh?

      • Amused

        Up yours Manfred , I 'm just not as dumb as your contemporaies and sycophants that inhabit this blog. maybe you think everyone as dumb an ignorant as yourself ?

    • zionista

      hey amused, isn't obama half white? His white half is every bit in over his head as his black half. Face the truth – he's the first affirmative action President and this whole country is suffering because of this inept narcissist.

      • johnnywoods

        Right on zionista !

      • Dennis X

        White people weren't claiming mixed people until the president, ie Leana Horn, Kid, Colin Powell, Lenny Kravitz, Harry Belafonte etc. If you have 1 % Black blood your Black! Affirmative action vote, when? Your are a racist jewish bitch!

    • nightspore

      Who are YOU trying to kid?

      In a society where people generally bend over backwards NOT to appear racist, someone who refuses to acknowledge this – and the difference from 50 years ago – is obviously the one who has attitude problems. And obviously the one who is reading his preconceptions into a picture like the one at the head of the article.

      I would interpret your remarks as some kind of "truther" strategy ("Here's the real truth, folks, that you won't own up to.") But basically it's the same old game of oneupmanship that you're trying to play on people who get under your skin.

    • Wideband

      Still calling yourself "Amused"? Have you considered "Shrill"?

      • Amused

        No I haven't , have you considered calling yourself the racist that you and all your little buddies are ? Play these games with your parents or your kids ….they have no choice but to believe your pathetic denial .

  • kafir

    Should BO (aka Stinky) receive any sepcial treatment based on his race? Is anything that was said about President George W. Bush off limits for Stinks because of his color? What happened to equality? Bush was portrayed as hitler, the joker, etc. Stinks was portrayed as hitler, the joker etc.
    Oh – Stinky was a natural evolution of our Campaigner in Thiefs name. Unless you're Stinky Hisself or Chief Justice Roberts at the immaculation, it's racist to use Stinks middle name or initial unlike JFK, LBJ, GWB, etc. We can't say BHO, lest we be racist. So that leaves us with BO. BO is Stinky, no matter what color you are, or party you belong to.

    • Amused

      Very intelligent kafir , that'd get you a blue star in 3rd grade .

  • bill jones

    The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who
    is winning an argument with a liberal." – Peter Brimelow

    • richard

      right on point

  • Spider

    Didn't Housein and Michelle attend a Black Liberation church for over 20 years? Isn't Black Liberation Theology based on anti white Black Supremicist / Marx-Ist ideals? Did they not sit in that church and listen time and again to Anti Semitic and Anti American rants and not get up and walk out? And now they get defended by a sniveling mommas boy pseudo journalist.
    What is the world coming to?

    • Western Canadian

      The really screamingly funny thing about his ‘church’ was the marxist swill being passed off as some form or ‘christianity’…. Marx was a vicious racist. It is to laugh, it is to laugh.

  • tagalog

    It's not just the Left who has a black President in office. Barack Obama got a lot of non-Leftist votes, too, don't forget that. President Obama is the President of all of us, and a lot of us voted for him whether we are leftist or not.

    He's incompetent, in over his head, regardless of race or color, and he's got to go because he's undermining our economy, not because he's a black man.

    I personally find the manipulation of the Marie Antoinette painting into a mockery of Michelle Obama funny and not racist in the least. It has no racial referents at all. Maybe if the manipulation portrayed Mrs. Obama as a Mammy or something it might, but it doesn't do that.

    • intrcptr2

      To quote Michelle, "I like it".

      I still fail to see how depicting her as a queen is racist. I suppose we are to know better than suggesting that black folk might spend a lot of money if given the chance.

      Yeah, I agree. If Michelle had been a washer woman dreaming of a vacation, that could have gone this way, but Marie Antoinette? please

      • tagalog

        Evidently to subject a political figure (or someone close to him like his wife) to ridicule is racist if the political figure is a member of a protected race. Frankly, such an attitude sounds extremely racist to me.

    • Dennis X

      Did you find calling the First Lady , Obama's baby momma , by fux news racist?

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ JasonPappas

    Ah the "r" word. Bigotry-baiting is now the last refuge of a scoundrel. This is getting tired.

  • logdon

    A few years back I was talking with a Pakistani shop owner about a pair of Levis he was keeping for himself.

    They were from a range of reissued jeans which replicate the various styles Levi's have created in the past and are pretty spot on as to how great these workwear staples once were.

    I'm no spring chicken and I actually remember the Sixties ones which of course we all had to have.

    Suddenly he spouted 'what do you know granddad'? to which I replied 'if I used similar general and derogatory terms regarding you, you'd call me a racist'.

    The term, unuttered and deliberately avoided by me is 'Paki', considered on a par with 'n*gger' in British society.

    Although I'd not used the word the whole world fell on me as his black and other Pakistani cohorts in a vortex of synthetic anger all chimed in. I was a racist.

    The original provocation of derogatory age related insult was completely wiped aside as they piled in.

    Then one, a black fellow on asking where I was originally from and receiving my answer, declared, 'all Yorkshire men are racists'.

    So there you go, ageism and stereotyping all in one fell swoop and trumped in their eyes by something I'd not even said.

    This is mob mentality aided and abetted over here by an impossibly politically correct BBC and its brother in self righteous self congratulation, the Guardian newspaper.

    According to this mindset blacks and Pakistanis are the only victims and if you happen to be white and refuse to toe their one sided line you're a colonialist oppressor.

    That's how far down the Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole we’ve descended, all truth avoided in following the narrative. Any true equality skewed completely out of shape by left wing self loathing. Bigotry, sexism, and outright racism sanctioned just as long as you fit the false pattern of victim. (Think of those Muslim banners during the London Cartoon demos).

    However the worm is turning as more and more twig the imbalance created when minorities and their mindless enablers call the shots based on the shaky high ground of identity politics.

    Two recent cases have hit the news. One a woman driven to racist outburst on a tram by the black violence in her area during the recent riots and the other a black MP caught out twice in anti white stereotyping.

    Google Emma West and then Diane Abbott and follow the relative stories.

    It’s all there in, dare I say, ‘black and white’.

    • FriendofGaryCooper

      And the result is, British police are being chased through the streets of London by crowds of Muslim thugs.

      • mlcblog

        heaven forbid those police use guns and enforce their power over lawlessness

  • BS77

    This is unfair to Marie Antoinette, who has been used as a punching bag for generations….history tells us she was actually very concerned for the poor, was not a decadent and extravagant wastrel …and never uttered the contemptible phrase: "Let them eat cake." She was treated horribly by the mobs of French lunatics during the brutal excesses of the bestial French revolution. Read Ann Coulter's excellent DEMONIC for a history lesson that contrasts the American Revolution with the French. Vive la Difference!

  • mrbean

    Listen and learn, if that is possible for Amused and other idiots ! RACISM is the dispensing and/or withholding of privileges and/or punishments based on a person's race. Examples of racism are affirmative action, the moratorium on the execution of blacks convicted and sentenced in Maryland, racial job quotas, racial admissions quotas, and minority contractor set asides, and the fact there is even such a thing as the "Black Caucus" in the Congress of the United States. What I do is ridiculing the real behavior, actual way they talk without their foul language and showing the mindsets by most blacks have because their so-called black leadership and the liveral elitests keep them down on the Democratic plantation. The only reason this clandestine anti semite Muslim incomeptent who has zero qualifications to be president is because of white guilt and black tribalism, which means he was voted for because of his race.

    • Spider

      Amen Brother – I couldn't agree more

  • Ann

    So how is this in any way racist —MA was white and MO is black —what is racist!!! she has stated that she thinks she is entitled to the taxpayers paying for her fun times—she has said over and over we need to take care of her — so who's the racist—she has only been proud of her country now that her half white husband has become president!!! who is the racist!!!

  • Atikva

    Marie-Antoinette NEVER uttered the remark ascribed to her in this article. It was one of her great-aunts (daughters of king Louis XV) not particularly known for her intelligence, who said : "If only they could resort to eating brioche!" when informed that the peasants were lacking bread due to a famine.

  • mrbean

    Yassah, dis beez dah time fuh dah ridacule, cause Ah beezz cool with mah basesahball hats on sidesways and mah two sizes tahh big boosta- trousahs down below mah butty cheeks. (smack lips rapidly mettt-mett-mettt), Ah cake wawks really cool, with mah boom box on mah showldah playin' dah rap songs bout hoes and killin dah pooolice, Yassah, smack lips rapidly mettt-mett-mettt), Ooops.. time fuh tah go tah dah seben-eleben with my homy-boys fuh dah flash mob robberies.

    • tanstaafl

      Mrbean- not all black folks fit into your cliche. I defend your right to express your opinion, but it is a stereotype and does not fit in this discussion.

    • Ghostwriter

      I agree with tanstaafl. Your "Amos n' Andy" routine is getting real old real fast. Please stop it. It's disgusting.

      • Amused

        Oh Gee ! Ya Think ! lol…and who are the morons who give this racist clown a thumbs up .

        No don't be too obvious Mr.Bean , someone's liable to think we're racist around here ……what a pathetic bunch !

        • Dennis X

          You had to know that beanboy was going to the ebonics.

  • http://www.tartanmarine.blogspot.com Robert A. Hall

    The mantra of the left, frankly, is that blacks are too stupid, incompetent and lazy to be held to the same standards, in jobs, in politics or in college admissions as other folks, and holding them to equal standards is racist. Conservatives think black folks are as capable as anyone else, and should be treated as individuals, not as a class of victims, held down to provide votes. I recommend the great book “Race and Culture” by the brilliant Dr. Thomas Sowell. Sowell grew up in a poor black family in NC that didn’t have electricity, hot water or an indoor privy, and supported himself since age 17, so he knows a bit about the subject. I will link to this from my Old Jarhead blog.

    Robert A. Hall
    Author: The Coming Collapse of the American Republic
    All royalties go to help wounded veterans
    For a free PDF of my book, write tartanmarine(at)gmail.com

  • Amused

    One thing is for sure , there's no shortage of empty heads around here . save all your bullsheet examples and pathetic defense of what you really are . All your anal retentive nitpicking and facetious slurs may sell in a kinder-garten class , after all the iq's encountered there may even surpass your own . Keep on suckin wind , you know what you . BTW , Mr. Bean , you are the most obvious of the bunch , but that's understandable , you're the dumbest .

  • Amused

    BTW , whose contention is it that blacks are "too stupid ,lazy and incompetent " ?
    That is your sad mantra to play your games . These are the things that you idiots in your utterly presumptious estimation of your opponents , love to spew out non-stop . When in fact that's what YOU are thinking yourselves . We'll see how stupid they are , when it comes time to cast their ballots .They got you Repo/cons pegged . And your mush-brain candidates cannot even supress it when they're on national TV, nor can they disassociate themselves from their own past weords , which have been recorded and are a matter of record . Pathetic fools …ALL >

    • mrbean

      Look at the cities in the US that have high Black populations and to a large extent run by Black Politicians. The eleven most dangerous cities in the US are by murders in 2011 alone:
      1. St. Louis 530
      2. Atlanta 484
      3. Birmingham Alabama (tie) 380
      3. Orlando (tie) 380
      5. Detroit 369
      6. Memphis 361
      7. Miami 346
      8. Baltimore 339
      9. Kansas City, Missouri 337
      10. Minneapolis (tie) 331
      10. Cleveland (tie) 331

    • zionista

      Before you go calling anyone who dislikes obama a racist, think about how many of us admire Clarence Thomas, Tom Sowell, Alan West, etc. etc. or is it we're only racist when we disagree with Black leftists??

      • Amused

        I guess you got a mental block zionista , or maybe you just cant read . I did not saty anyone who dislikes Obama is a racist . Those like the empty-headed Mr .Bean [who by the way always manages to garner approval here ] gee , no surprise there huh ?
        The obvious racial slurs and coded words , which if you can't recognize the difference between political criticism and plain old racist slurs and aspersion , then you're just as stupid as the rest of the dimbulbs here .

        • kafir

          So you implying that to not give Stinky a break because of his color is racist? I disagree. His color is NOT a reason to expect less from him as President. That's the problem with affirmative action. It degrades people of color who gained their position do to hard work, unlike this particular President. That makes you the racist. Trying to diguise the p*ss poor job Stinky is doing as racist is disingenuous at best.

          • kafir

            Please pardon the early morning typos…..

          • Amused

            Bullsheet kafir , you bloody well know what I'm saying .Criticism of politics is one thing , the descent into racist slurs is another . As I said , Mr.Bean speaks for you all , he just too stupid to be as subtle and deceptive , your "dog on a long leash " as it were . You folks are pathetic .

    • JoJoJams

      The saddest thing about this, Amused, it that you actually believe it. Very sad indeed, your very own racism, bigotry and stereotyping. You're the epitomy of an ignorant (in the "good" sense of uninformed) leftist liberal who thinks he knows what everyone is thinking and what they mean – and you refuse to even listen. Par for the course, unfortunately. *sigh*

      • Amused

        Try that out on your parents , they have to believe you , not to mention they did a poor job in their parenting . Dont play turnaround with me , I'm not as dumb as your contemporaries here . The cartoons , caricatures , the whole birther bullsheet issue , the coded words used , are non-political , they are racist . and it started the day of the election , where there were no politcal actions yet carried out to criticize.
        You people are totally pathetic . I would be sighing indeed , if I were you …you've got every reason to .

        • JoJoJams

          Amused, it's you who are pathetic in that you still can't see/hear beyond your own bigotry and ideology. So, if saying Obama=Hitler, or using a picture of a chimp with Obama's face, or decrying his associations with apparently nefarious "friends" is "racist", then what was it when "the left" did THE EXACT SAME THING against Bush?!? Including using a picture of a chimp with Bush's face! Was that racist?? If not, then why is it now racist if that is done with Obama?? To paraphrase Bush senior; "It's the ideology, stupid!"

          • JoJoJams

            Quit lumping those who disagree with you in your own little stereotype-cast world!! MrBeans is his own man – and while some here give him thumbs ups, most of us don't, when he uses his "black slang" stereotype talk. I love how those on the left have that "code words used" to "prove" racism! Because that literally just means that you are stating, "while you SAY this word/phrase, you REALLY mean blah-blah-blah which si soooo racist you disgust me!". In short, the left's "code words" b..s is nothing more than…..you thinking you know what people are thinking and mean, instead of actually listening to them. selah.

          • Amused

            Yiu know what the "chimp " indicates , as well as the watermelons on the white house lawn . So I guess in addition to being a denying racist you are stupid as well ? Who said anything about nazis ? And who said that the left was innocent . I',m addressing the moronic and underlying racism in the editorials and the posts by IDIOTS here , who mistakenly think their pathetic rebuttal / defenses are at all credible . Go peddle your tripe on grammar school row .

    • fiddler

      You are so jaded. You can't reason beyond your prejudices. Barack Obama has to have unions, ACORN, Soros money, a fauning "media" with the "objective" likes of Chris Matthews cheering him on. Barack Obama needs help. That's why he has so many PC friend thought police.

      • Amused

        You guys are so full of sheet it's coming out of your ears .I never said , repeat -NEVER said that anyone who dislikes Obama is a racist , I'm talking about the overt racist remarks , and please you idiots , dont play dumb , you're not gtalking to your kids or your parents ! Every time your resident dimbulb racist Mr Beans opens his stupid mouth , he never fails to get your approval . So please peddle your crap somewhere where they're all as dumb as Mr.Bean .

  • fiddler

    Racism is the ultimate leftist club that they use to smack anyone that needs to be silenced. It is one in a long arsenal of shutdowns. Others are chanting louder and louder when they obviously cannot debate an issue. It is a reactionary tactic that imploys no intellect and causes them to revert to child-like temper tantrums. And hey, it's cool to misbehave in public; especially when cameras are on you.

    Maybe at the final judgement the Creator will replay all the thoughts, words and actions that the presumably omniscient Left KNOW are racist to see if there is any validity or whether they just managed to intimidate someone into silence which is their real goa. Frankly, just as a child or beligerant teenager often does, they will taunt you just to make you angry enough to point their finger at you and say you're a hater or out of control.

  • tagalog

    There seems to be a fairly obvious assumption that blacks are far too sensitive and delicate to be mocked for their political beliefs and actions, thus any mockery along political lines must be aimed at their racially delicate condition, and consequently is racist.

    Sadly, there are far too many blacks (as well as many, many whites) who are perfectly willing to try to make hay out that particular sunshine.

    Too delicate and sensitive unless they're conservative blacks; then they're fair game.

  • mrbean

    The Nation of Islam has at least a million black hard core racists in the United States. The Nation of Islam teaches that the white man is the result of genetic manipulation by an evil black scientist named "Yakub." Through a special method of birth control, Yakub bred the black out of his experimental creatures until they were white. This took about 600 years to accomplish. According to the theology of the racist Elijah Muhammad, black really is the symbolic color of good and white symbolic color of evil. His reasoning is that all colors are present in black, and all colors are taken out of white. His conclusion is that the whiter Yakub's creatures became, the less good there was in them and the more evil there was in them. The final product was so evil, they became devils. Black Muslims call the white man Blue Eyed Devils and blame all of the suffering in the world upon them. This creation of the white man occurred some 6,600+ years ago.
    What a croc.

    • tagalog

      Let me see if I've got this right: evil consists of lacking any color, while good consists of containing all colors. This, I gather, is a metaphorical kind of thing, right? I mean, it's not to be taken literally, is it? I mean, whites haven't really caused all of the suffering of the world because their color, white, can be characterized as a lack of other colors, right? If we are intended to take that kind of reasoning literally, what does that say about the reasoning of the thinkers of the Nation of Islam? Maybe we would all be better off if they were in some kind of intensive counseling or therapy on how to perceive the world effectively…

      So what's the metaphorical significance of Idi Amin?

  • Amused

    So you have justification eh Bean head ? to be a racist too . man what a bunch of juveniles we have here . Too bloody stupid to realize that you are so transparent .

  • Kain

    Anyone calling racism over this painting, doesn't know what racism is, and are ignorant fools who should be ashamed of themselves. To think that rich/successful/powerful black people cannot be elitist, or aloof and out of touch- are mistaken. To think only white rich/successful/powerful white people can be elitist, and aloof is racist.

    As a black person, I find the claims of racism- beyond silly, non existent, and just downright stupid… But hey that's what you get from those on the far left, who are phony, self-righteous, race baiters.

    Michelle Obama was painted as such, because of the image's she's adopted as being first lady. Her expensive vacations, the expensive parties, namely the Halloween party,t hat had some around her uncomfortable- because it was sooooooo expensive while Americans are suffering. The $500 shoes she wore at a food bank, and on a children's show- when one kid mistakenly addresses her as "your excellency" she replies "I like that". Now to be fair that was the line she was given, but it sure as hell didn't dispel this elitist aloof out of touch image of her- If I were in her place I would have definitely had that line changed ASAP.

    My only criticism of this painting is her arm is too manish looking lmao

  • isnrblog

    So, everytime entitlements are threatened who screams loudest? Jesse J and Al Sharpton. Why? They see it as an attack on blacks, as blacks benefit disporportionately from government handouts.

    As we will subsequently learn, multi culterism is not working. Is that racist? Than I am a racist.

    Michelle is a hypocrite and thinks of herself as a queen. Is that raxist? Than I'm a racist.

    Is Obama the worst President ever? Yes. Is that racist? Than I'm a racist.

    • Amused

      No but accusing her of such , when there is no proof of it , other than what you nimrods PRESUME to be her attitude and intentions , is borne PURELY out of your own racism . And in answer to your last sentence , you know it's not racist , but you are sidestepping what I said , and bringing up somehing totally different . But of course you're too bloody ignorant and deceptive , to realize that tranparency . Too bad , you have the vocabulary of a h.s. sophomore but the mentality of a third grader .

  • theleastthreat

    I think the point of the article is that any (should I capitalize?) ANY criticism of "Her Excellency" is presumed racially motivated. As if these people laid in wait for the day a black woman (other than Dr Rice) set foot in the White House and then everything went to hell. I may be labelled that way too, who knows? In spite of the fact that I have made no secret, over several years here, that I am married to an African American woman. Maybe that only proves that I haven't mastered the basics of bigotry but nonetheless qualify as a Nazi. Could that be it?

  • JohnnyFlynn

    The anti-whites of whatever political costume never had any credibility amongst right-thinking folks:

    Africa for the Africans,Asia for the Asians,white countries for EVERYBODY!

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

  • Amused

    No , "any criticism " is not racism . In factt you dont make the connection of the comparative drawings of Antoinette and Michelle Obama , because you are too stupid . Now that would take something called effort , for you would have to know a little of Marie Antoinette . The author Tapson is actually quite slick , because he fools his own audience , and that by overestimating your intelligence . David Duke can offer an elegant [intelligent sounding ] argument defending his racist position . And it works , especially on imbeciles like the ones encountered here .

  • Amused

    You folks like to scream about how those on the left are "
    duped " , and in many cases you would be right , but no more DUPED , than you yourselves are ,[ by your own B.S. ] you know what you are and why , your shameless but well approved Mr.Bean is your alter ego .
    You sneer at the left , for comparing Bush to a nazi , and rightly so , but then you engage in the same …so what makes you any better ?

  • JohhnyFlynn

    The white so-called "anti-racists" fit that definition because think they are morally superior to non whites who don`t force mass immigration and "assimilation" aka genocide on their people.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.