LETTER: Obama manifests the slave caricature

Friday, October 24, 2008 | 3:00 p.m. CDT; updated 10:05 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I am so thankful to presidential candidate John McCain, for pointing out to the listening audience to pay attention to Barack Obama's eloquence of speech. I also watched Obama's body language. Head often tilted forward and eyes cast downward, in submission. On the other hand, McCain was alert, head held high and mighty, while he told his opponent of the good ol' boy network, white male-dominated society, that his running mate well understands.

The master and slave caricatures were broadcast so plainly that night. How good was Obama's use of semantics, pertaining to the question: Why should voters choose one of you for president? McCain stated, "I will fight for you and this country." Obama's reply was, "I will work hard everyday for this country." That word work has historically been reduced and defined to slaves and the working class, and not to leaders of our country. I want a leader running our country, not a slave caricature.

As an advocate for equal human rights and the protection of our civil liberties, it is very hard for me to be enchanted by one or the other. However, I must agree with McCain's statement that wealth should be created and not taken from wealthy folks to be distributed among the masses.

For example, if I am a rich person, in no way would I ever want anyone to tell me how to use or spend my money or how or what to do with my body. Don't take my freedom and pursuit of happiness away. Perhaps the middle class citizens should practice what they preach and teach the uneducated, lower income citizens, and oh yeah, criminals. Go back to college and further your education. Get an education that will guarantee that you'll make a quarter of a million dollars after graduation. Stop begging the government and wealthy citizens to fix or solve your problems. That goes for our government's and Wall Street, too. Everybody wants and needs welfare these days.

I, for one, am more enchanted with the idea of more transparency and accountability for our government's spending, along with those traditional screwy things we see our tax dollars wasted on. We have a lot of programs that don't work. For example, our criminal and civil courts, along with its branches of infrastructural modalities that obstruct and pervert justice. Obama's genuflecting argument pertaining to discrimination relates to the health care industry and insurance companies fighting. Therefore, I see no hope in Obama for me based on his separation with those who look at our country with truthful eyes and wisdom, based on events and experiences.

I am not about to cast my vote for someone just because he or she classifies themself as black or whatever. Obama is out of touch with my 1821 Boone County events and experiences and is riding on his wife's cultural history. Maybe one of them will offer land to poor folks again. We can't afford to vote for any slave caricatures. That simply adds to my anger.




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Charles Dudley Jr October 24, 2008 | 8:24 p.m.

Is the writer of this letter racist or just flat out clueless by birth?

It amazes me that such ignorance is still flourishing in our society today.

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Ray Shapiro October 24, 2008 | 8:45 p.m.

I think I'll vote for the young, well educated Senator from Hawaii and not for the old grumpy shell of a man from Panama.

And by the way, your letter is an insult to everything America stands for. You wouldn't happen to be planning to march on the Jeff City steps this November would ya?

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John Schultz October 24, 2008 | 11:10 p.m.

If you both Google Marlon's name, you'll find out your assumptions are a bit off. I'm not saying he's right but he has a different perspective than you think.

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Ray Shapiro October 25, 2008 | 12:29 a.m.

Yea John, I checked out info on Marlon immediately after I made some reactive comments on his slanted "out of the park" take on a courteous, respectful, professional Senator Obama. If in fact the letter is truly from the Marlon L. Jordan we think it is, all I can say is, "what can you expect from a black dude that likes to dress up in a Klan costume and parade around Providence and Broadway?" To each his own...

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Mark Foecking October 25, 2008 | 4:23 a.m.

Different guy, Ray. The guy in the Klan outfit is Marlon D. Jordan.


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Charles Dudley Jr October 25, 2008 | 4:51 a.m.

My comments are made from reading his letter and nothing else. I do not care if the guy is the President of the Mickey Mouse club I still stand by my post.

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John Schultz October 25, 2008 | 10:30 a.m.

Thanks for the update Mark, didn't realize we had two Marlon Jordans in the paper.

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Marlon Jordan October 27, 2008 | 5:45 a.m.

I am Marlon L. Jordan, also known to wear many different costumes. First a thank you to John S. We all have different perspectives. I feel like people love to talk about how great and what America stands for. However, someone just proved it wrong, because we have freedom of speech, the hood being a part of my speech. If you don't like the way the law has made it legal for me to use it then you need find yourself another form of government in which to live under. Do u get equally upset whenever you hear the word n*****, or other profanity and violence through any medium? Have u filed a complaint against any agency, employer that allows blacks to use the n**** word? I have, because I don' want to work around that kind of language, but the courts and the EEOC, DIDN'T WANT TO HEAR IT. Is the reader of my letter racist or is Charles clueless? Contempt without prior investigation, questions, to end all arguments is a rule that will leave the reader in everlasting darkness. I noticed how some of you provide a link as evidence to back up your assertions, but it seems to me as if some of you think that I have no documents to back up my claims. Investigate first and don't ask amiss, come and get it straight from me. I am not about to make the same kind of mistake, because I don't have sufficient information as to what any of u are about. Therefore, if and when I ever decide I want to know more about the folks who post on here, be assured I will ask you questions first, before jumping to contempt and forming an opinion because that is true ignorance. Everybody wants freedom of speech, but they get their little feelings hurt when they hear it or see it.

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Charles Dudley Jr October 27, 2008 | 6:43 a.m.

Marlon Jordan I still stand by my first post on this thread whether you like that or not that is your problem not mine.

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chris macy October 27, 2008 | 10:12 a.m.

Marlon, if you're not an overt racist, at the very least you're ignorant. Please have yourself neutered immediately and spare the rest of us the burden of your ignorant offspring!

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Marlon Jordan October 27, 2008 | 12:16 p.m.

Hey charles, i never said that i don't like what you have to say, in fact, i love your use of freedom of speech... whatever it may be! To chris, damn... i didn't know i carry that much power my ego is growing bigger, i said i will carry what ever you call me so i am now your overt racist. watch me affect the nine major areas of your life. I will begin to make it very hard for you to succeed in life, now that i know i am in control of the nine major areas of your life. Got any land, let me use my overt racism to enact laws and rules to and appoint people to justify my lawfully taking what you have and give it to poor black people. LETS SEE, YOU GUYS HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ME, relating to my activism and or my thoughts. Now i am not about to stop you in anyway from saying or assembling, if you choose. I may find that i don't like your demonstrations, but first i'll try to understand by coming up to u and asking what is going on, instead of relying on second hand information or assumptions. I believe it's fair to say that some don't like my demonstrations. Therefore, they have no way of stopping my demonstrations. I don't have a problem with you guys words.Say what u want. But, ur comments seem to suggest that u do have a problem with me, but with no way to solve it! what can u do to stop me? Again, write what u will and i will continue to demonstrate and write what i will. I know that i won't try and stop u or call u out of ur names, unless u did something to my body. Therefore, i'll say it again! I love ur use of freedom of speech and ur right to exercise it. BUT I WON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT AT ALL, MORE POWER TO YA! THE ONE LESSON IN LIFE IS THIS, ALL U CAN DO IS LOVE ME OR HATE ME AND I'VE LEARNED THAT AN EVEN EXCHANGE IS NO ROBBERY. DO U THINK WE REALLY NEED EACH OTHER? What part of ur intelligence tells u that we need to agree and or get along given the fact that the world is made up with more people than just us. Ur comments sound like we may be the only ones left on earth and we are going to need each other. I don't believe that and i didn't come on here looking to make friends. Do u need a friend? I don't!

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