What if the unthinkable happened during the campaign?
"A violent dispatching of Obama would leave the road to the White House paved for
McCain, with Mexico and the rest of the world having to deal with four more
years of Republican nightmare … If Obama wins, he can
lose his life … Shouldn't Hillary, just in case, accept the vice presidential
By Francisco Martín Moreno
Translated By Halszka Czarnocka
February 22, 2008
- Excelsior - Original Article (Spanish)
The closer Barack gets to
the nomination, the more concern for his safety becomes an issue - not
only in the U.S., but around the world.
I must confess that when Barack Hussein Obama publicly
expressed his desire to enter the race to become the next occupant of the White
House, I didn’t believe he had the slightest chance of achieving that goal,
primarily because he was an illustrious unknown besides being a man of color in
a country characterized by racial discrimination.
Having analyzed his career I
learned that he had been elected senator from the state of Illinois with 70
percent of the vote, and that in Congress he promoted conventional arms
control, a law to prevent electoral fraud, another to reduce global warming and
still another to prevent nuclear terrorism. I noted in this brilliant
legislator the profile of a bold politician who dared to embrace complex issues
in a country surprisingly militarized, conservative and religious. Obama is in favor of concluding the Iraq War. He sees
through the lies and abuses. He courageously denounces them. This means danger…
The reason I fear for Obama is that despite his being an extraordinary Democratic
leader and a notable promoter of change in the United States - a nation that
apparently no longer wishes to greet the dawn with news of another bombing
attack on a new country at the behest of George Bush - in spite of all this,
and even if he manages to win his party’s nomination, goes on to beat McCain in
November and becomes the next president of the United States, he could be
brutally assassinated, as happened in their time to Martin Luther King and Malcolm X .
There's no reason to kill a McCain - not for his skin color, nor for his
political career, nor for his personal name, and it's impossible to associate
him with the Muslims that arouse so much prejudice in post-Sept. 11 America …
The Reverend Dr.
Martin Luther King: After lifting the yoke of discrimination from the backs
of millions, he was gunned down in 1968, just weeks before Robert F.
Martin Luther King was
without doubt a major political leader in the United States, even more so after
he was awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize as a result of his efforts to secure
basic political rights for people of color in his country. His example spread
across the world. Martin Luther King’s goals - which embarrassingly took until
the second half of the twentieth century to achieve - were so people of color
would no longer be socially segregated, so
marriages between Blacks and Whites would be permitted and people of
color would no longer be segregated from Whites in shops, restaurants,
hospitals, buses and trains. And for these reasons, Black children would no
longer be obliged to attend separate schools, and finally, denying Blacks the
right to vote in the southern states due to illiteracy would no longer be
tolerated. He altered this pathetic realty. He created a new world. He made his
dream real …
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Martin Luther King’s life was
cut short in April 1968, making it clear that in the United States, certain segments
of the population would never agree to accept equality between Blacks and
Whites, to say nothing of the possibility that a Black man could ascend to the
White House …
Additional proof that some
sectors in the United States reject the Black penetration of society at large
was the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965, also a man of color, a Muslim
minister and a tireless fighter for African-American unity.
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In a country where the Ku
Klux Klan even now demands White supremacy, promotes anti-Semitism,
anti-Catholicism, racism and homophobia; in a country which had to fight a war
of secession to end slavery - long after Mexico did so - and this to restore
the undeniable equality among all human beings; in a country where the greatest
leaders of color have been viciously murdered, it's very difficult to accept
the idea that Obama could reach White House, despite
having won the election.
Malcolm X: His fearless challenge to White authority
freightened White American and gave courage to
people of color around the world.
John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy,
Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, among other political leaders, have sought to promote
change in the United States and all four were cut down by bullets for one
reason or another, because it is in the nature of certain ultra-conservative
groups in the U.S. to deny the principles of equality to be established among
all men - a necessary condition for a Black person to reach the United States
presidency. History tells us that to some in the U.S., such an outcome would be
unacceptable. A violent dispatching of Obama would leave the road to the White
House paved for McCain, with Mexico and the rest of the world having to deal
with four more years of Republican nightmare.
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The U.S. Democratic Party
primaries will make the final decision regarding Hillary or Obama.
They will have to choose between a woman and a man of color; in both cases,
there are no precedents in the political history of the United States. If Obama wins, he may lose his life … Shouldn't Hillary, just
in case, accept the vice-presidential ticket?
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