Brain Dead Liberals Stuck in the 1960’s

It’s almost impossible to disprove it when someone accuses you of believing something, and it’s doubly difficult when it is verbalized in the negative. “Prove to me that you don’t believe the world is flat,” a challenger might demand. The question is not, “Prove that the world is round.” The question so posed is “Prove that you don’t believe it is flat.” If you try, you will go in ever diminishing circles like the proverbial Wang Wang bird until you disappear you know where.

The latest challenge–and this has been going on for many years, but has gained momentum since 2008–is for a person to prove he or she is not a racist. That’s almost impossible to prove. You can say you aren’t. You can point to deeds you have done that, to any sensible person, will go a long way to prove you aren’t. You can even have testimonials from friends, former students, work colleagues, and others who are members of a minority race, but none of these will prove to your challenger that you aren’t a racist.

That’s because most liberals are brain dead. They are caught in the 60s. They live in enclaves, either physically or virtually. They keep repeating over and over again the words that have been given to them by race baiters in the liberal establishment that are mostly Democrats, until they firmly believe them.

Sarah is a friend of mine. She just graduated from high school, but she was in middle school during the 2008 election year. Sarah is Caucasian and when the kids in that middle school cast their ballots for the straw vote that probably went on in thousands of schools across this country, she was immediately challenged by girls her age who weren’t Caucasian. “Who did you vote for?” they demanded to know. “McCain,” Sarah truthfully answered. “You’re a racist!” they screamed at her.

“Who did you vote for?” Sarah asked them. “Obama,” they said in unison. “Why?” Sarah asked. “‘Cause he’s Black,” they truthfully answered. “Who’s the racist now?” Sarah wanted to know. They threatened to beat her up, so Sarah fled the scene.

OprahRacistBut you don’t have to be in middle school to endure the logic of the brain-dead minions. A person of no less stature than Oprah blasted U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) who called the President a “liar.” She also said, “There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s an African American.” (We can deal with whether Obama is an African American or just an African African since his ancestors did not have to endure slavery in America in another column at a later time.) Oprah is playing the race card here. Her pet politician has been sullied, but not by the hands of others. It’s like what happens to me at Sunday dinner when I spill gravy on my tie. I wish I could blame others, but the proof is on my tie. Obama has done it to himself.

There was a joke going around when he was running for President in 2008. Obama is supposed to have said, “America is the greatest country in the world. Help me change that.” And he did, and so did his sycophants which include most of the main line media, many–perhaps most–people in entertainment, professors in liberal colleges and universities, and the thousands of students that stood in long lines playing with their iPhones while they waited for a chance to punch that ballot.

(We can also deal with the treatment of Presidents Eisenhower, Reagan, Bush I and Bush II at the hands of the brain dead liberal elite in a future column.)

Prove to me you’re not brain dead, Oprah.


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Harry Livermore

Harry Livermore spent a lifetime teaching English in high schools and junior colleges in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Georgia. He now writes for and is editor of the Valdosta Magazine. Harry and his wife Janice live in Valdosta, GA. They are members of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Valdosta. Harry has two sons, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren who live in Georgia, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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