Mr. Cain is a genuine conservative, a prominent businessman, and , surprise, he's black. Some of the fools who leave comments on this site seem to think that all conservatives are racists. I am as offended by that attitude as I am at someone disparaging my mother. A recent comment I made to a liberal fool:
Mud shit, I grew up in a household that practiced Martin Luther King's
philosophy of judging a man by the content of his character. While you were
smoking dope at your whites only college, my father was bleeding and dying with
"men of color." Hispanic, Black, Asian, Native American. My father to this day
will shed tears over the death of Sgt. Alfredo Gonzales, and he openly says he
admires no man in this world more than SgtMaj JL Canley, a black American, and a
superb Marine. When I was in the first grade, South Vietnam fell to your
communist buddies. My family sponsored a Vietnamese refugee named Houng. He
lived with us for more than a year. I taught him English, and he taught me
Vietnamese. My brother was married to an American Indian for over a decade.
Don't go calling me a racist. Because of people like you, Americans are forced
to accept people like Kanye West, whose citizenship (by that I mean the
qualities of being a citizen, not whether he can vote here or not) is so poor
that in the 50's he'd have been in prison. Today, because he is black, we judge
him only on the color of his skin. If we examined his character we would find
none. But because of you, and Al Sharpton, we cannot call him a turd, because
that would be racist, right? I don't care if you comment on my blog, but please
don't come here to pick a fight with anyone but me.
The very idea that I could dislike someone based solely on the color of their skin is disgusting. I am perfectly willing to admit that I disapprove of most of America's youth, but it is their attitude and character that I am disappointed in, not their race. A full grown man who accepts responsibility for his actions, and demands the same of his children, will always get my respect, no matter what insignificant labels other people choose to label them with.