Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fear Of A Black President

Let's get this straight right out of the gate: The Meat Beetles are not, by the stretch of anyone's imagination, wide-eyed, hope-filled Obama supporters. As we have said elsewhere on this site, we like the man. We support some of what he's trying to do, but we also have a lot of trepidations, beginning with his appointment of Rahm "Republican Lite" Emmanuel as his Chief of Staff. And what the fuck is up with this "bi-partisan, building consensus, reach across the aisle" shit? Why does this president want to even TRY to build consensus with a gang of self-serving thugs (the GOP) who made it abundantly clear on November 5, 2008 that they were going to do all they could to obstruct Obama and destroy his presidency. Time will tell if President Obama is really going to be an agent of any substantive change. We hope he will and we will support him in any sincere efforts he makes in that direction (we want single-payer health care, strict environmental regulations with harsh penalties for violators, and we want the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan to end immediately, if not sooner). But we will also skewer him on this site should we feel so inclined and inspired. In short, we lean ever so slightly toward the pro-Obama side, and while we do not like some of what he is doing, we are by no means anti-Obama.

In fact, when you look at the people who are anti-Obama, we do not wish to be numbered among them. We'd rather stand back, watch and listen, and look for opportunities to laugh at them, to ridicule them. That is what this song is about.

Invited into the studio to contribute guest vocals for this one were Rev. Steve Anderson, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Steyn, Michael Savage, Linda Chavez, Keith Ablow, Bill Cunningham, and a bevy of the ignorant racist, low-life thugs known as "Tea Baggers " (you know, the people who bought a million tea bags as a protest against wasteful spending).

Demagogues like Limbaugh and Beck have been able to tap into the lizard brains of these poor, (apparently) inbred hillbillies and whip them up into a frenzy of unfocused, undefined anger. Do they even know what they are saying when they call Obama both a communist and a Nazi? Are they even remotely aware of the irony in such utterances? No, it is quite clear when you listen to them that they do not know anything abut history, anything about competing political and social ideologies. There is really only one thing they know for sure: A black man has been elected President of the United States. This simple fact has thrown them into fits of racism, fear, and paranoia.

Make no mistake--The Meat Beetles consider these people quite dangerous. They are in essence cornered animals. They are in a state of abject fear and they don't even know exactly what they are afraid of. To add to the danger, many of them are armed and are not smart enough to solve problems and resolve differences through any but the most violent means. On the other hand, there is something quite comical about them. Perhaps if we can laugh at them, laugh loudly, laugh long, laugh uproariously, we can rob them of just enough of their power that they will no longer be a viable threat.

Credit where credit is due: The Pictures accompanying this post were found at Sod Blog. Give them a visit. Great site. Hope they don't mind our use of these images.

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Anonymous said...

Ha, interesting isn't it, that all the name calling being used, and the real meaning of those words and usage, aren't known.

I'm with you, although when you look at the repubs and how white bread they all are, to hide behind what they say, and saying they aren't racist, is down right sad, if it weren't laughable at the same time.

Those christians, always out to kill people, even in their own country.

Saying no to everything he says to is really amazing.

Anonymous said...

i hate you maet bettles when jessus comes back his gong to kill you

pdm said...

Well said. I continue to shake my head in complete, mind-bending amazement at how blazing stupid 50% of America is.

I'm laughing with you.

michaelDUSTdevil said...

a fantastic piece of work!... thank YOU... Mxxx

corbypunk said...

Brilliant work, I`m from the uk and am genuinely worried for you americans at the moment. Just can`t get out of my head that all these nuts spouting their bile are probably all nra members with frightening arsenals of weaponry at their hands! when they talk of civil war they mightjust be stupid enough to try instigating it!

Anonymous said...

What many here in the USA and around the World don't realize, these people who didn't stand against Bush in the War he started, killing thousands of innocents abroad and those that fought, are only protesting against their racist attitudes, which is obvious to most people.

Nice job here too.

IMI said...

The world has always had it's nut jobs. That doesn't scare me as much as the people who are cowering and mainstreaming them - almost making it "cool" to be devoid of logic, reason and the ability to see beyond one's immediate interests - say like, sustainability?

If they were given the attention they deserve, they would remain barely noticed extremists that coagulate around the fringes of society, barely noticed. Instead a tiny faction of society has been allowed to gravitate to the center and (HORROR) lead debate. WTF?

Between lobbyists and goof balls like this - average people are becoming marginalized into nonexistence. The only way to get heard seems to be by outdoing the nutjobs. Interesting days ahead ...

Good work.

Erik said...

Little late to reply here, but speaking as the guy who wrote the Sodblog post you referenced, no, I don't mind the picture usage.

Good site. Enjoying reading it.

Anonymous said...

Deeply disturbing and brilliant and perfect. Thank you, thank you, thank you.