|PVAF SHOWCASES TODAY....USA, the amazingly most powerful/prosperous nation among current Earthlings....in the month of its unprecedented Presidential |
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on October 1, 2012
|You can familiarize with the above USA 2012 Presidential
Election candidates for what they are offering to American citizenry and
the parties/American citizenry they represent very simply by clicking on
the hyperlinked above words....You can also update yourself with the
backgrounder on this election and latest status on a daily basis by
|PVAF is publishing today's sharing because it is PVAF's mandate to
share with humanity the life-sciences knowledge which effects and
affects the daily lives of Earthlings on a daily, short-term and
long-term with world events which has inherent power to change lives to
a degree for all Earthlings...USA 2012 Presidential election is one of
those world events and also includes the USA 2012
But as the 2012 USA Elections is so far turning out to be like no
elections in the history of USA...in the sense that the prime challenger
Mitt Romney has been supported by his Republican party which started
fighting this election on the day the incumbent President Barrack Obama
took office on January 20, 2009 with a "party motto" that the Republican
Party would make President Obama a one term President no matter
what....and the Republican Party has performed to that spirit since then
and is on track even today.....and thus this is a classic
social-political study case of American citizenry which by whatever
criteria one studies is still the most progressive and prosperous
citizenry among Earthlings today.....This election result is going to
leave a lasting legacy of USA citizenry along with the groundbreaking
legacy of electing a black president in an 87 % majority white nation
(some 308 million population) in 2009.......
Henry Louis Stephens,
untitled watercolor (c. 1863) of a man reading a newspaper
with headline "Presidential Proclamation / Slavery".
|And in celebration of the USA black legacy since the USA
Emancipation Proclamation of authored by
President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863....please click on the
next line to read what a black author in 2012 thinks of the white-black
politics in USA...especially when he calls President Obama "Magical
|.....AND NOW KEEP SCROLLING TO READ
THE EXPECTATIONS IMPOSED
BY THE MAJORITY THE WHITE NATION OF USA
ON A PRESIENT....
.....WHO TOOK OFFICE WITH
A NATIONAL BUDGET DEFICEIT OF PREVIOUS 8 YEARS
2 WARS FOUGHT IN MIDDLE EAST WITHOUT
ANY NATIONAL BUDGET FOR THE WARS....
A GLOBAL FINANCIAL MELTDOWN
WITH MILLIONS OF JOBS LOST
IN THE PREVIOUS 8 YEARS IN USA...
....as seen in the eyes of a middle age black citizen in
...in prestigious TIME Magazine....
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President Barack Obama waves upon his return at the White House
Washington, DC, on Sept. 25, 2012.
....The Magical Negro Falls to Earth....
.....But victory for Obama in 2012 would signify
more racial progress than it
did in 2008....
If President Obama had to run against Senator Obama of 2008, he’d
probably be crushed.
Back then, Obama seemed superhuman; today he is merely mortal.
His victory in 2008 was historic, breaking the race
barrier in the nation’s highest office. But an Obama victory in 2012
would say something even more profound about how far our country, USA, has
Granted, Obama’s election (or not) is merely one of many factors that
will tell us where we are on race in America. But it is a big one. In
2008, Obama had to overcome racial bias that a recent study by Seth
Stephens-Davidowitz, a Harvard Ph.D. candidate in economics, suggests
may have cost him as many as 3 to 5 percentage points in the 2008 election.
Obama had to be extraordinary, which reminds me of something my mother
told me when I was a boy: that being black meant I had to be twice as
good to get ahead. Obama more than just good; in many ways, he was the
embodiment of that staple of film and literature, the
or magical black
friend, is a
who is portrayed coming to the aid of a film's
These characters, who often possess special insight or mystical powers,
have been a long tradition in American fiction...LEARN MORE ON THE NAME
TOPIC BY CLICKING ON THE HYPERLINKED NAME)
The magical Negro is a character full of knowledge and wisdom, sometimes
with supernatural powers, whose job is to help a white protagonist reach
his full potential. Jim in Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn is the classic
example. More recently, there were Will Smith in The Legend of Bagger
Vance, Michael Clarke Duncan in The Green Mile and Laurence Fishburne as
Morpheus in The Matrix, who offers Keanu Reeves’ Neo a red pill that
will change his life.
Obama has been brought down to earth, and he now admits, as he said in
his speech at the Democratic National Convention, invoking the words of
Abraham Lincoln, “I have been driven to my knees many times by the
overwhelming conviction that I had no place else to go.” Yet despite his
failings and mortal humility, Obama remains the favorite to win: he
leads 48% to 45% in the latest Gallup poll and 48.9% to 44.9% in the
Real Clear Politics average of polls. (On
Oct2/2012 Obama was leading in most polls by over 5 to 8 %)
All incumbents have natural advantages, but for Obama, incumbency is a
double-edged sword. Given the super-human expectations placed on him
when he took office, it’s not surprising that he has disappointed some
of his followers.
So those poll numbers suggest something very interesting about this
country in terms of racial progress.
-They show American voters embracing
a non-magical black man.
- The magical Negro concept arose from a need to
rectify supposed black inferiority with the undeniability of black
wisdom by suggesting that wisdom is so alien that its origins cannot be
explained by normal scientific methods.
While some may think it complimentary to be considered “magical,” it is
infantilizing and offensive because it suggests black excellence is so
shocking it can only come from a source that is supernatural.
a black leader who is extraordinary yet so human that he cannot be
magical is an entirely different prospect than electing a black
Anyone would vote for a superhero who lived up to my mom’s
standard of having to be twice as good.
But for it to embrace a nonmagical black person who cannot promise anything but hope,
intelligence, sweat and experience, now that comes closer to equality.
Equality is freedom from having to be twice as good to get ahead.
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ON BLACK VOTERS-OBAMA RELATIONSHIP
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