Danger Will Robinson!

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How many times have you heard in the past few weeks that people need to prepare for 'black riots' if Obama loses? Even in Great Briton they must sound the alarm. It reminds me of the stories circulated after Katrina. Give me a break. People lived through absolute hell during and after Katrina; and on a national and international scale, peace-loving people have lived through hell with a GWB administration and a perfectly useless Democratic opposition for eight, count 'em eight!, fucking years.

But let's get real for a sec. Obama is way ahead. Obama should win this. Even the Republican operative inner sanctum sees the writing on the wall.
With despair rising even among many of John McCain’s own advisers, influential Republicans inside and outside his campaign are engaged in an intense round of blame-casting and rear-covering — much of it virtually conceding that an Election Day rout is likely.
Meanwhile, certain corners in the US just cannot accept this. It must be explained by: bad polls, the 'liberal media' (eyeroll), Obama's psyops ability to hypnotize people, Obama's secret ability to keep his real birth records hidden, Obama's nefarious Chicago connections, Obama's monster ACORN vote fraud machine, Obama's hidden desire to kill his 85-year old grandmother -- who mysteriously fell ill (narrowing eyes)!! -- before she spills the beans on her deathbed about his real father, Frank Marshall Davis, etc. etc. etc. You know, I do enjoy digging into conspiracies, and I have serious doubts about Obama, and I despise the current system; but I'm afraid the anti-Obama people are coming unglued in the home stretch. They cannot accept that the Republicans actually blew it with McCain/Palin, but that is the most pertinent Conspiracy Fact at this particular moment in time. Whatever may be said about the Bad Obama Conspiracy Litany, it is much more obvious that we have a truly shitty Republican ticket, exceedingly poorly executed on an irritated electorate, and coming on the heels of eight years of primarily Republican-sponsored hell on earth. Occam's Razor, people. Palin, in particular, was a high-risk gamble, and they knew it, and it's not working out. That's the way it goes.

At least we can say: That is how it appears right now, two weeks out.
Any sudden change would rightfully be regarded with extreme suspicion.

Believe me, it would be great if everybody actually researched things indepently and learned about the TLC/Bilderbergers/Illuminati/AIPAC, but they don't. And anyone who does do independent research, but who somehow only finds the conspiracies around one party while magically keeping the other centered in a halo of pristine democratic light, is no truth-monger to start with.

Now if Obama loses this election, that would be really strange. That would go against everything that most people -- people who don't traffic in conspiracies or hidden agendas from either party but rather rely on the corporate media -- have been led to expect up to this point. Will people riot? Who knows? They might. But if Obama wins, will people riot? Hey, who knows? They might. It would seem at least as likely to me given the precious suspicions actively traded about Obama among the right-wing base. Thus, to focus myopically on the likelihood of black people rioting in the increasingly unlikely event that Obama loses strikes me as...um....what's the word?.....racist?! Yes, that's it. Do I think ignorant, paranoid and racist white people will make a big stink when their lousy Republican ticket predictably comes up short? Oh, you betcha. And the stories predicting that are....where exactly? Aha.

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