People continue to scour the world for any possible racist criticism of Barrack Hussein Obama. This is a Turkish apricot ad which has caused some controversy since the commercial features Barrack Obama to promote the darker variety of apricots – because these apricots are darker, Obama is black, etc. There are people out there on the net making a big deal about this.
The verdict of these commentators? The ad is not racist for two reasons:
- The commercial is Turkish. If it were an American corporation, racism would be automatically assumed; but the Turks were just assumed to not understand the nuances of political correctness and racism. That is in itself condescending PC racism, which comes as little surprise.
- The ad does not actually say anything negative or critical about Barrack Hussein Obama, so it therefore isn’t racist. We know this, because racism is defined and any criticism or disagreement with the man or his plans. (Give him a canal and we can try to build a palindrome.)
The last debate I had with a certain blog maintainer before being banned was my insistence that any criticism of Obama (or his wife, or their behavior/policies) is not, in and of itself, automatically racist and based in racism. He insisted on a dichotomy, where either you agreed that all criticism of Obama was racist or you were denying that racism in the right (always just the right, naturally) existed, with no gray area allowed for actual policy disagreement.