Cry of the angry white man
November 6, 2012
The plaintive cry of the angry white man in America today:
When they won the right to vote, I said, "It doesn't matter, we're still in the majority."
When they started winning elections, I said, "We still control most of the important public offices."
When they got our college slots and our jobs, we filed lawsuits — with some success.
When they took our football quarterback positions, I said, "We still own the professional football teams."
When they donned the Green Jacket, I said, "There's only one of them."
But then, they won the presidency — and my world was turned upside down.
Next, they'll want to be on Mount Rushmore.
I'm mad as hell and want my country back.
Will the angry white man get his wish?
Posted by andersonathan (anonymous) on November 7, 2012 at 4:16 a.m.
Now that is racist. And I hope that page costs you a job.
Posted by thethinker (anonymous) on November 7, 2012 at 9:02 a.m.
What an unusual way to describe the progress that has been made in this country when it comes to racial equality.
Those angry white men and women were responsible for the election of President Obama. He certainly didn't get elected with the Black vote since Blacks make up only 13% of the US population.
Even in this election, he would not have been elected without white votes.
There are those who see the loss of support for President Obama as having resulted from his performance as President during his first term.
According to a recent Huffington Post article, President Obama was getting 94% of the Black vote, while Romney was getting zero. Racism and prejudice are not one way streets.
It was those angry white men who fought and died in the Civil War which ended the abomination of slavery. It was those angry white men who passed the legislation that corrected the wrongs of racially inequality, in voting, housing and a host of areas.
Bertram, what do you call the situation where 94% of Blacks vote for Obama and few if any for Romney?
This blog makes it a little easier to understand the basis of bias in the editorial content of the Vindicator. Sad
Posted by MarioVermani (anonymous) on November 7, 2012 at 9:52 a.m.
Posted by James_S (anonymous) on November 7, 2012 at 9:56 a.m.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."- Martin Luther King
I'm white and would have voted for Obama if he thought the same way I do.
I'm colorblind when it comes to sizing up any man.
Matthew 12:34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Matthew 15:11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
Matthew 15:17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? 18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
Matthew 21:16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
Posted by walter_sobchak (anonymous) on November 7, 2012 at 11:06 a.m.
What vile racist rubbish! What you are saying is that if someone did not vote for Obama, it has to be because we can't accept a black man as president. Thus, the only reason that 94% of blacks voted for Obama is because of the color of his skin.
Posted by olddude (anonymous) on November 7, 2012 at 7:43 p.m.
Islandmike is a pen name for Bert.. Thats all I can come up with..Suppose thats why better career opportunities have never come his way...
Posted by JS (anonymous) on November 7, 2012 at 8:24 p.m.
I guess no one told Bert that Obama is half white.
Posted by Hman (anonymous) on November 7, 2012 at 9:03 p.m.
@andersonathan, Let Bert has his voice. Bert is allowed to enjoy his free speech rights and we can enjoy the view of a racist in a minority suit.
Posted by Hman (anonymous) on November 7, 2012 at 10:08 p.m.
@thethinker, Good post.
Posted by andersonathan (anonymous) on November 8, 2012 at 12:38 a.m.
Actually I can not say Obama is half white as of May of 08 that was construed as racist remark. i am also a racist since I live in a large Democratic area and would not support one. But to move on The Black vote usually is 89% and up democrat Obama raised the bar in % points and The Black voter turn out. And personally I have no problem with either of that. [Everyone should vote] and my sarcasm says [more than once] the Hispanic Vote is growing faster and most likely swing every presidential election from now on they are about 75% Democrat. And to back it up Dade County Florida [Miami]] is the standard carry Dade County= Carry Florida. To carry PA win Philadelphia, 60/40 in Pittsburgh and a split across the state in all cities, Erie, Harrisburg, etc. I could go on Ohio, Win Cleveland, Warren, Youngstown, Akron, Cincinnati split Columbus, Toledo, Canton. And a Republican can not catch you and Clve,Warren Y-town and Cincy are a given.
So has my vote ever counted where I have Lived? No, unless it is in a levy a [R] does not stand a chance in Summit, Mahoning, Trumbel, Counties unless it is a Judge or small local position.
Now what upsets me is when people go door to door sit down in your living room and kindly talk to you about voting absentee, helping you fill out the ballot explaining in their words candidates and issues, Another non-affiliated person asking if you know your eligible for free things, phones etc. and if you want you can fill the paper work out right there after you vote. Now i can not say if your ballet made to the place it belongs if it is filled out as a [R] ticket or why the number of absentee ballots has sky rocketed.
The young women vote all new rules there is abortion, birth control, wages. It is there choice, control is free and paid for and you should make more than a Man. And you win there vote
18-29 unless your Military or have a good job or silver spoon or live in rural America chances are you belong to the D's
Now the middle white vote both male and female.
Go through the list of Obama-Care exemptions if you are exempt you are a D, If your Government city county state paycheck chances are But need to refer the county you live in. Unions enough said take the day off to vote.
Add all these groups toss in the green people, LGBT and the other hopelessly lost people with a cause. and Obama could win a third term with 10% unemployment, 20 trillion in debt, 20 million on welfare and California floating in the Pacific. Thank God for term limits.
Posted by andersonathan (anonymous) on November 8, 2012 at 12:38 a.m.
Angry White man I am not, smart enough to know this country is so screwed. that until there is total reform of our election process or a 2nd revolutionary war it is over as we know it or how I have known it.
reform is needed in 3 steps 1] if Ohio is a 53/47% win there electoral vote is split 53/47 my vote counts 2] spending limits PAC Special Interest Group advertising TV radio internet etc Abolished of course this would lead to massive layoffs and lost revenue and very anti capitalistic view point. [Wait anti capitalistic view point [D] But my ears eyes and the mailman would love me. 3] Voter ID nationwide toss the "early vote" mandatory pick up only absentee 1 per ID
No one will admit it the silent door to door ground game being financed by whom ever is stealing elections and the groups being targeted are not the Angry White Man [The Grassy Knoll]
Posted by hunter21 (anonymous) on November 8, 2012 at 7:55 a.m.
I'm sure de Souza didn't vote for Bush and in his mind that's not racist.
Posted by chuck_carney (anonymous) on November 9, 2012 at 5:56 a.m.
Before the Vindy publishes such opinions, it should seriously consider the possible consequences. As economic conditions worsen, racial divison will surely follow. Adding Bertrum's divisive commentary into the mix will only foment racial strife and possible violence.
Posted by gr8bnretired (anonymous) on November 9, 2012 at 6:19 a.m.
Sounds like Bert touched a nerve there.
Posted by bumbob (anonymous) on November 10, 2012 at 9:42 a.m.
Looks like some of the usual Vindy commenters are having an aneurysm about De Souza's post. My take: stop freaking out.
What this piece does is mock the vile reactions many whites are having at the realization that the old way of doing things is slowly vanishing. This is a swipe at the people that questioned President Obama's birth certificate, that gave him no cooperation to get anything done, and that offered nothing in terms of respect for the President.
This column is raw and in your face. And I approve of it.
Posted by jeepers (anonymous) on November 12, 2012 at 7:57 p.m.
How do you know what is in an angry white man's mind? Did you interview someone? Who? What is the reason for this trash? What good could possibly come of it, oh you dont care-not your job I know. Glad this internet is free- dropped a 50 plus year old subscription to home two months ago. Nothing of any value anymore-many i talk to get the paper for the OBITUARIES. And that is the truth.
Posted by gdog4766 (anonymous) on November 13, 2012 at 11:33 p.m.
Wow, I have to agree what a racist, one sided, rag of an article.
Posted by chuck_carney (anonymous) on November 17, 2012 at 11:27 a.m.
Isn't Rachel Maddow white?
"But even more to the point, anyone who pays attentions to the "Rachel Maddow Show" knows the hostess does looks like a man. Just as anyone who pays attention knows that there are times when, given the right topic, Maddow can work herself into one of her ideological frenzies where she resembles an angry young man." Quote from Phillip Morris of cleveland P-D
Posted by rocky14 (anonymous) on November 17, 2012 at 12:44 p.m.
I voted for Obama.I am an angry white man.I'm angry because I still haven't got my gift for having vote for him.
Willard Romney said i should get a gift---still waiting.
Posted by rumppy (anonymous) on November 25, 2012 at 9:44 a.m.
Rachel Maddow tells it like it is. She does not sugarcoat things. She is honest. By the way, alot of whitemen voted for the President!!!!!!!!!!! Smart ones, who do not believe in the Republican rederick. Lets take a look at history, along look at history. Where we were and where we are. First of all, if you remember, the indians were the ture people of this land, what happened to them? Mudered, land taken you all know the history. Than, slavery of minorities, who built the White House and the infurstructer of this country. My point is when things did not go his way, he took, killed, stole, murdered, incrasurated innocent people. Look at the police force in this country. Though we need police, it does not reflect America as it is today.
All white men who do not play fairly by the laws. Yes, I said it crooked police. Not all,l but many. How do I know? I saw, witnessed, I was one of them. We need to continue to grow as people, as a nation and understand that we all are created equal.
Posted by JUSLIKEDIS (anonymous) on November 25, 2012 at 11:41 a.m.
What the writer of this article is saying appears to be that it aint cool to be a white man. He is defining cool so that it gains acceptance with the new political atmosphere of today.
Posted by nanana (anonymous) on November 27, 2012 at 9:23 a.m.
This article is nothing more than the soundoff of a angry racially biased man.
Posted by Newway (anonymous) on December 2, 2012 at 11:26 a.m.
Sounds like the angry man is
Posted by BELLAMY1 (anonymous) on December 7, 2012 at 10:04 p.m.
Why would you write something like this Bertram?
Posted by DSquared (anonymous) on December 9, 2012 at 7:39 p.m.
Desouza has "White Guilt", and he's not even White!
Posted by jojuggie (anonymous) on December 14, 2012 at 11:29 a.m.
Oreilly has 3 million listeners at the 8 PM hour. I believe Maddow has 21.
Two books that Oreilly has co-published Killing Lincoln, & Killing Kennedy are No 1 & No 2 on the NYT best seller list. Killing Lincoln has been on for 62 weeks.
I'm not a follower of anything, on the NYT, but I can't conceive of anything, like this, happening before.
Posted by Sparky (anonymous) on December 15, 2012 at 6:47 p.m.
Bert has always been a tool....vindy is the only rag paper to employ him...jerk
Posted by kk80586 (anonymous) on February 7, 2013 at 6:08 p.m.
"By the way, alot of whitemen voted for the President!!!!!!!!!!! Smart ones, who do not believe in the Republican rederick."<---that's classic :)