Wow. I was watching the MTV VMA's... don't judge. I like to watch the performances. And this Russell Brand character was opening and really liked to endorse Barack Obama and bomb on Republicans and George Bush. Now, I'm not going to get into which candidate is best suited for the job-that's your decision.
But I do want to discuss what he said, "People say that America is not ready for a black president, that they are racist. But I disagree!"
Here I thought we were all about who people are as people. Doesn't matter the color of their skin or their cultural descent. But what type of a person they are. Just because someone does not want to vote Democratic, does that make them racist? Aren't we trying to judge every candidate by who can best run our country and get us out of the crises that we may be in?
I was taught that no matter what someone looks like, they are human just like me. My vote this November is not based on who is black or who is white, but who I think can help our Country get out of this rut.
I wish I wasn't so bothered by his rant, but I am. Who is he anyway? And, yes, we have freedom of speech. We can voice our opinion's about our current president, but why why why whwwwwhhhhhyyyyyy do it on national television when you are not even an American citizen??! Blah. I don't even know what to say anymore, but I really really just needed to get that out.
We should judge by the fruits of a person's labor(doesn't that define their character?) and not by the color of their skin. Just, please, do your research on both candidates. Make sure you have your decision made based on your personal beliefs and who is best qualified.
The whole reason I'm writing about this is that I'm really bothered that the first thing out of this guy's mouth is that America is racist. He implied that if someone does not vote for Obama that they are racist. Not that maybe, they think he is not the best person for the job. It has nothing to do with the VMA's... just that he came right out at the beginning of the show and blurted that. Not that he could talk about the performer's, because, well, the show IS about them, right?
Again, I'm not voicing my opinion for either candidate; just that I don't think the color of anyone's skin matters. That it shouldn't be about that. That it should be about the type of person they are.
Needless to say we changed the channel to Ice Road Truckers. I'm taping it and I'll skim through it tomorrow to watch the performances I want. I love my DVR.