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So just what the hell are you so damned afraid of?

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Just what the hell are you so damn afraid of?


Two fears prompt this narrative.


One concerns the now clearly evident strain of racial and ethnic bigotry that is running virulent through a country that ought to, by this late date in our history, be difficult to detect. However I'm going to try to illustrate how inapposite such irrational presumptions are, other than rail against it, I can't do much to diminish it.


The other fear, and the raison d'être behind what I see as an urgent need to calm the first, is the ultimate disaster a John McCain presidency visit upon the United States of America and the world.


Understand please, under no circumstances will I engage loose broad-brush catcall assaults upon Senator McCain's character. He is a proud man. He is an honorable man. And he is a patriotic American. But he's also completely wrong in every way, when we need as president someone who is not.


Over the following days and weeks I'm going to devote my energies to a research of Senator McCain's lifelong dispositions and policy positions, as backed by attributed links to his Senate votes and verbal statements. Evidence is what counts. My goal would be widespread dissemination of the damning evidence. I would like to make it possible for those who gain receipt of the evidence to be able to present it to those who hold erroneous views of the type of person the presumptive Republican candidate is. I don't want to tell anyone that McCain is not a moderate. I don't want to tell anyone that McCain is not the "maverick" so many mistakenly take him for. I want to gather, then collate summaries with, as I said, direct Internet links to the unassailable evidence of exactly who John McCain is.



_But first, to the first challenge noted above: the bigotry in America that, unchecked, unmitigated, could lead to the election of John McCain.


You've heard it. I have too: the stream of fluid excreta concerning Senator Barack Obama. Everyone in the entire US knows he is not a Muslim. Not that it should matter to anyone what a candidate's religious orientations are, everyone knows he is a Christian. Everyone also knows that the flap over Reverend Wright never was anything, and remains, other than smoke to cover the tragic ignorance of smoldering racial animosity. It's just that everyone also knows that today it's not politically correct to openly verbalize one's bigoted regards. To all who might contend otherwise, I beg of you to dredge up the guts to be honest; at least for a moment be honest with yourselves.


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