Obama Monkey Photo by Mary Davenport, Orange County Republican Committee Member

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Okay so here is something I don’t understand. Perhaps there is someone out there that can help me to better understand why its considered racist to portray a black person (in this case a half black person) as a monkey or chimpanzee, but its okay to portray a white person as the same?

GW Bush image I found on the internet more than eight years ago

I just don’t get it. During almost every republican presidential administration, cartoonists and photoshoppers everywhere publish pictures of the various presidents that look like monkeys.

I find these images funny as do most other people.

But good God, put an image of President Obama looking like a monkey and all hell breaks loose.

Why is the image of Obama posted above offensive and racist? Lets try to think about this logically for a moment.

If a person of any ethnicity thinks that a picture of Obama that makes him look like a monkey is racist, well wouldn’t it be safe to assume that that same person thinks that African Americans actually look like monkeys?

That’s the only conclusion I can come to here.

This is why I need some clarification here. Saturday Night Live used to show GW Bush looking like a monkey routinely and cast would be laughing about it hysterically, yet no one was offended. Not the media, not African Americans, no one.

But let that same picture be of an African American and people have a shit fit.

So if anyone can give me an answer on this one, I would appreciate it greatly.

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  • xela

    Blacks are sensitive to the reference, Whites are not…Whites find it funny, Blacks do not…comparisons to monkeys were never used to legally justify enslaving Whites, comparisons to monkeys were used to legally justify enslaving blacks…Black people where denied education based seriously on the idea they were no more intelligent then apes – Whites enjoyed education and never had their intelligence seriously judged as being that of only an ape's.

    Whites are not sensitive to portrayed and an ape because it has no social or historical meaning.  It is in fact, a joke and always has been.  For blacks it was not a joke and is there for a sensitive issue.  All people including White people are offended when their sensitive spots are abused.  Just because someone else is not sensitive to that issue doesn't mean it's OK.  If you attacked an area where Whites are sensitive they will be upset.

    Imagine that a black political committee member sent around a picture of Bush dressed in a confederate uniform with whip in his hand, a huge grin on his and bloody black slave at his feet.  Would white people be upset? you bet, why? because whites are sensitive to being accused of being racist.

    That's your answer and I hope you are intelligent enough to understand it.  Not like a monkey.

    • SmartOne

      I am not offended by seeing bush with a whip.. i'd laugh.

      but i guess us white people can take a joke.

      Education was not readily available to all whites.. actually education was split by class, not race.. that is until reform in the government mandated educating the public and opened the doors to poor whites and blacks

  • ARNOLD CARL TAPP

    DO NOT INSULT MONKEYS AND APES BY PORTRAYING obummer AS ONE OF THEM .

  • Anonymous

    In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior:

    “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.”

    “The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

    From bondage to spiritual faith;
    From spiritual faith to great courage;
    From courage to liberty;
    From liberty to abundance;
    From abundance to complacency;
    From complacency to apathy;
    From apathy to dependence;
    From dependence back into bondage.”
    The Obituary follows:

    Born 1776, Died 2012
    It doesn’t hurt to read this several times.

    Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in  St. Paul , Minnesota , points out some interesting facts concerning the last Presidential election:

    Number of States won by:          Obama: 19          McCain: 29
    Square miles of land won by:      Obama: 580,000    McCain: 2,427,000
    Population of counties won by:    Obama: 127 million  McCain: 143 million
    Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:  Obama: 13.2
    McCain: 2.1

    Professor Olson adds: “In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain won was
    mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.

    Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income
    tenements and living off various forms of government welfare…”

    Olson believes the  United States  is now somewhere between the
    “complacency and apathy” phase of Professor Tyler’s definition of democracy,
    with some forty percent of the nation’s population already having reached
    the “governmental dependency” phase.

    If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal
    invaders called illegal’s – and they vote – then we can say goodbye to the
    USA  in fewer than five years.

    If you are in favor of this, then by all means, delete this message.

    If you are not, then pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom..

    This is truly scary! Of course we are not a democracy, we are a Constitutional  Republic . Someone should point this out to Obama. Of course we know he and too many others pay little attention to The Constitution. There couldn’t be more at stake than on Nov 2012.