By Emily Geiger
I know there are some minorities who have suffered because of racism, but I can’t think of anything more damaging to race relations than to have people claiming racism where there is none.
I’m sure many of you have seen the parody poster that recently came out which are a play off of the Obama-con campaign poster made famous in the 2008 election.
The new version, however, is different in that it makes Obama’s face look like the villainous character Heath Ledger played in the most recent Batman movie, The Dark Knight, that being the infamous Joker.
Some liberal groups have issued statements calling this poster “politically mean spirited and dangerous.”
Nevermind the fact that Vanity Fair printed a very similar painting of George W. Bush depicted as the Joker a few years back. I don’t remember anyone being upset about that.
But, just yesterday, I came across an article that said that the depiction of Obama as the Joker is different than the one involving Bush and is actually racist… which I find pretty ironic since the evil character of the Joker has always been played by white men with white bad-guy sidekicks for as long as I can remember. The screwy logic that supposedly justifies this position is that the Joker allegedly represents “urban” evil, and black people are often associated with urban settings, and so somehow that makes this a racist poster.
What a load of crap.
The poster is a satirical piece pointing out that, like the Joker, Obama and his socialist policies are essentially engaging in thievery. Whether a mobster holds you up at gunpoint or the IRS threatens to put you in jail if you don’t fork over your fair share (and then some) of your hard earned money, either way, you’re being robbed.
There is nothing more to this poster, and nothing less… and certainly nothing racist.
It’s going to be a long four years if, every time someone is critical of Obama, we have to hear wolf cries of racism.
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