You Lie, The American Dream

There’s something else at play that few on the far right and even some on the left seem to be oblivious to or refuse to publicly acknowledge with the acceptance of many Republicans to the outburst of “You Lie” by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC).

What many choose to ignore what the GOP continues to do to further alienate themselves from any possible chance of diversity, social and cultural relevance in the near future is by the measure of opposition they’re demonstrating towards this President.

Now before my antagonists go off the fringe of logic and reality and start the ridiculous name calling I ask you to listen for once. I’m going to make it easy enough that even you can understand its complexities.

It’s alright for a person to disagree with President Obama, just as I and millions of others within the U.S. and the rest of the world disagreed with former President George W. Bush. Having political discourse is apart of our democracy, but disrespect is not discourse. You can not dispute the fact that many Republicans believe they are upset because that’s what they’ve been told to be.

The sense of a lost of power is disturbing for some. I don’t mean exclusively in terms of political power, but the psychological lost of power in terms of culture, status, class in addition to politics. The election and presidency of Barack Obama is disturbing for some, because they are now face with the reality of much of what they believed or felt was entitled to them is not exclusively true to just them, but inclusive to all.

The American Dream has essentially been a lie for many people in many ways, but it is the American Dream that has validated itself as the remedy to the nightmare some believe it to be. It is the American Dream when followed allows what we see today all more revealing, because it can not be disputed that Barack Obama followed what is the American Dream and now is experiencing it. This is only one of the reasons why they’re so mad. The other is that the American Dream worked for the ones who is has been a nightmare for, for so long.

It proves that if I Have A Dream; a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. That one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” Even a bi-racial kid from Hawaii can do well in school, work hard and become President of the United States. That’s what it proves, even to a Black kid from Tennessee. But the American Dream is proven to be a lie for some, because it has proven that it is actually inclusive, instead of exclusive. You may be prone to believe race has nothing to do with it, because that’s what you’ve been taught to believe, but whoever told you that LIED.

As so we have Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) and much of his congressional and senatorial friends. YOU LIE, because you see the President as less than, not like yourself, therefore not worthy of respect. Even for the office he rightfully earned to hold. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) and much of his congressional and senatorial friends you have made yourself untrustworthy and provide reasonable cause for suspicion.

YOU LIE is not just an outburst, but an admission to what was your reality as you were told it to be. You Lie is what you do, but don’t understand. But it is the analysis of Keith Olbermann who I believe has properly packaged the rightful summary of what YOU LIE is and does to those who fail to realize the lie that has been told to them.


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