‘The wound that will not heal’

hstTonight I am going to try and watch the US election in its entirety and hopefully toast President Obama at dawn. I will try and write something about it tomorrow. Meanwhile, here’s Palast’s endorsement:

The truth is, I’m wary of Barack Obama.  His cozy relations with the sub-prime loan sharks who funded his early campaign; his vote, at the behest of his big donor ADM corporation, for the horrific Bush energy bill.

But there’s one thing that overshadows policy positions, one thing he cannot change once in office:  the color of his skin…

I’m going to say something that I know the Obama campaign will just hate; but that many others are feeling but won’t say out loud.  We must vote for Barack Obama because he’s Black.

For four centuries, our nation has poisoned itself with the corrosive venom of racism.  From the slave trade, to our still-segregated schools, to the Bush family stealing the White House by cynically, and sinfully, calling Florida Black voters felons; to the exile of a brilliant science teacher four decades ago.

The time has come to cleanse the wound that will not heal.

An alternative view.

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