Clint Eastwood a covert racist?
::::::::OK, so some boarder line journalist named Kristina Chew has decided to label Clint Eastwood a covert racist because he used an empty chair as a prop to represent President Obama. Chew sites the 1952 Ralph Ellison novel, 'Invisible Man' in her article as the basis for this claim. Chew goes on to say:
"( Invisible Man) is considered a canonical work of African-American literature. The unnamed protagonist, a young African-American male who grows up in the segregated deep south in the early 20th century, believes himself to be figuratively "invisible" to society. People do not see him as a person, as himself, but as all manner of stereotypes of an African-American man."
As someone who considers himself to be half Jefferson liberal, and half Washington conservative I find Chew's overt attempt to vilify an American icon as a racist absolutely disgusting! We all know the far left are anything but liberal, they are political Communist and Socialists, two belief systems that have little to do with personal liberty. We also know that the far right is all about Fascism and 'gangster' Capitalism, these, too, are not liberty oriented. I honestly have no idea how far to the right Mr. Eastwood's ideals run, and at this point I really don't care. All I see is the desperate act of an extremist trying to paint a picture of a man who is an actor as a racists because of his use of a prop.
Well, I'm sorry, but this is something I happen to know a little about. You see, among other things I'm an actor, and as an actor I have used an empty chair as a prop more then once... And no one has ever accused me of being a racist for it! It's something actors do, it gives them a focus point. In this case it provided a focus point and a point of reference for an audience. Eastwood could have used a house plant. or a suit or a member of the audience, but these all doubt would have carried some liability with the loony left.
I'm left to wonder... If Mr. Eastwood had used an empty suit hanging from some contraption or another would Chew have made a 'lynching' allegation? If he had used a suit on a mannequin then what would the claim have been? If the mannequin was of a dark shade in color there would have been a racist claim, and if it was white... Well, I can imagine what would be said there, too. What if it was colored like a rainbow? No, I guess that would not work either! Then there would be cries of a covert allegation going back to the Larry Sinclair claims of Obama being bisexual. An empty suit on a chair? No, he would still be 'invisible' so that would not work.
So I guess what would have made Chew and the rest of the loony left happy would have been for Eastwood to look directly into the camera and use that as a way to address President Obama. Gee... What a waist of talent that would have been!
Perhaps every bit as troubling as Chew's wacky claims is the so called "f urious damage control" the article says the Romney camp is now in. I can't decide what would be worse, having four more years of Obama or a president that is so week in his position that he would actually worry about this insanity. Is the Romney camp so far out of touch with the nation as to not know that anyone who would even consider Eastwood's convention speech racist would vote for Obama no matter how bad a job he is doing? That these far left nuts would even consider a vote for anyone with an 'R' after their name is just silly!
Get real, people... This is the Che Guevara shirt wearing crowd we are talking about here... Who cares what they think.
Mr. Goodness is a former radio broadcaster, and political activist.
He was the state chairman for the Constitution Party of Rhode Island, 2004-2006.
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