Forgive the off disc topic for a moment, but this does have an impact on everyone these days. I read a news article the other day that involved the new President of the United States; big surprise right. However, the article really pissed me off due to the extreme amount of ignorance involved. The title was "Growing hate groups blame Obama, economy. Now, I'm far from being perfect and I know that everyone "hates" at some point in their lives, it's a part of being human. However, these are groups that breed hatred into the minds of those who are too weak minded to know otherwise or for that matter fight back. I had hoped that with the new President being black that the country was starting to change and maybe make a few more steps toward a more progressive ideal. I suppose you could call me ignorant for thinking that. Since the year 2000, hate group "memberships" have nearly doubled and are continuing to grow. Now, there are several reasons for this, but one of the biggest (given the track record of hate groups) is the fact that Obama is black. WHO CARES! I mean really, a black man can't run the country but a good 'ol boy from Texas can? Pardon any potential insult to those of you who still support Bush, no isult intended just trying to make a point. Few can deny that Bush wasn't the brightest in the world. Granted I don't know the guy, but everytime I saw a speech I wanted to tear my ears and eyes from my head. That doesn't make him stupid I know, but it sure helps give a more positive image of him ability to run a country. To get back on topic, Obama can spit some words. I like that about the guy. Now, anyone that knows anything about politicians knows that most of what they say they will do is a lie or is just near impossible to do. Obama is no different, but is that a reason to hate him? No. Is the fact that he's black a reason to hate him? No. So what's with the increasing degree of hatred towards Obama? Hell, he's only been in office a month. I know times are tough on nearly everyone, but don't blame the guy trying to fix the damn problem! Just to cut myself short I want to end with this. People of the United States of American who are joining hate groups, who are part of hate groups, and any other person who supports this type of behavior, do us all a favor and get your head out of you ass. You're not helping the country get out of the hole it's already in you're making it deeper.
Forgive the random nature of this. I limited myself so I didn't write a novel. If you're curious about the article that really pissed off a normally apathetic natured person see this cnn article.