Come to my arms, my beamish boy! O Frabjous Day! Callooh! Callay! He chortled in his joy.
I confess I didn’t watch much of the inaugural ceremony. I knew it would be sickening, not because I so dislike Barack Hussein Obama, but because I disdain the self-congratulatory chauvinism that has surrounded every aspect of this election. Perhaps there is nothing intrinsically wrong with celebrating the accomplishment of a man of African descent becoming president of the United States. Still, creating sentimental claptrap to further a cynical political agenda cannot be right.
Let’s face it: we’ve known for years that a woman or a person of color could win the presidency. Colin Powell might well have won the office in 1996 had he run. It is more than possible that Condi Rice could have been the Republican standard bearer this year had she had the requisite desire. The Left tried hard not to take notice of their rise or that of other non-white conservative luminaries like S.I. Hawakaya or Bobby Jindal. The reason for this, of course, is that their success does not further the racial mythology of the far Left.
Socialists always decry racial prejudice until some person of color rises in Republican or conservative circles. If they cannot safely ignore him or her, which is to say, if they fear the conservative leader may create a following, they launch a full-out assault that any terrorist could envy. Remember when Colin Powell and Condi Rice shattered the political glass ceiling to become the highest ranked blacks in US history? The Left wasted no time before lofting hate-filled verbal bombs that employed the most virulent and racist invective. Then while most Americans were embracing the candidacy of Sarah Palin, the Left lobbed every conceivable barb no matter how sexist or offensive. And let’s never forget when the Democrats and their minions in the Press spared no racist stereotype in depicting Judge Clarence Thomas as an uncontrollable sex-crazed fiend.
But, suddenly last November, when a black man conceived in the Left’s own image advanced to high office, liberals gushed that Americans had risen above their bigotry and their violent history to choose finally a worthy leader. And so today we witnessed an inauguration unlike any other in history, one that more closely resembled a religious tent meeting.
The whole thing was too pat and too smug, not to mention too obviously self promoting. So forgive me if this nonsense moves me not to cries of thanksgiving.
Shun the fruminous bandersnatch!