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White America Has Lost Its Mind 


About 12:01 on the afternoon of January 20, 2009, the white American mind began to unravel.

It had been a pretty good run up to that point. The brains of white folks had been humming along
cogently for near on 400 years on this continent, with little sign that any serious trouble was brewing.
White people, after all, had managed to invent a spiffy new form of self-government so that all white
men (and, eventually, women) could have a say in how white people were taxed and governed. White
minds had also nearly universally occupied just about every branch of that government and, for more
than two centuries, had kept sole possession of the leadership of its executive branch (whose parsonage,
after all, is called the White House).

But when that streak was broken—and, for the first time, a non-white president accepted the oath
of office—white America rapidly began to lose its grip.

As with other forms of dementia, the signs weren't obvious at first. After the 2008 election, when
Tom DeLay suggested that instead of a formal inauguration, Barack Obama should "have a nice little
chicken dinner, and we'll save the $125 million," black folks didn't miss the implication. References to
chicken, particularly of the fried variety, have long served as a kind of code when white folks referred
to black people and their gustatory preferences—and weren't many of us already accustomed to older
white politicians making such gaffes? But who among us sensed that it was a harbinger that an entire
nation was plunging into madness?

<>Today, Newsweek has found, nearly a quarter of Americans believe that Obama is a Muslim, with
barely 42 percent of the nation accepting his claim that he's a Christian. CNN finds that a quarter of
Americans also believe that Obama was "probably or definitely" born in another country.

Harris found in an online poll that 14 percent of Americans believe in their hearts that Obama
is the antichrist, with nearly a quarter of Republicans saying so.

Should people that stupid be allowed to vote?

Should we have a minimum IQ requirement, say around 60 or so?
Think how easy it would be to vote if only people with an IQ higher than 60 could vote!


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