There seems to be a lack of clear thought these days. People are using convoluted logic, are taking rumors as fact, or are allowing themselves to be brainwashed by the dimwitted.
I will start this post by telling the tale of those who take rumors as fact and run with it and how they go and spread their disinformation to the public (you know, kind of like an Arab Newspaper or any number of Muslim blogs…sorry PC Ruthie).
A few weeks ago I heard from a member of my family remark that she had come in contact with two young ladies whose boyfriends were in jail awaiting trial for selling drugs. Both of their boyfriends had filed for their court dates to be delayed until after Obama was elected President of the United States. Why? Because they were under the impression that if elected Obama would be freeing all of the African-Americans from prison.
When I heard about this I laughed. The President does have the power to pardon but there is ZERO chance that he will use his power of the pardon to free drug-dealers, killers, and other types of thugs from prison no matter what color they are. I laughed so hard thinking about this that I told a passenger who I was taking to a popular hip-hop club and he swore I was lying and laughed so hard he started coughing when I told him.
It was not until yesterday that I realized that this rumor that Obama is going to free everyone from jail may be widespread. While listening to one of the local hip-hop stations (either 100.3 or 104.1 I forget) I heard a caller giving shout-outs to his boys in state prison and at the fed joint in Greenville, IL. His message to his boys; don’t worry after 1-20-09 it’s gonna be all good and we all gonna be together on the streets again.
Well, I got news for his boys; it aint gonna happen. So don’t forget to call your mother, baby mamma, or whoever and tell them that you need those money orders for your commissary for the month of January. Obama is a politician and this means he cannot do something that would anger 95% of the people in America. Freeing killers and drug-dealers would be that sort of thing and if he did do such a thing I pray to Allah every Muslim has several weapons at home, in the car, at the office, and every place in between because within days this nation would look like Baghdad in its worst days. (A little background info; in St. Louis, just in the past two weeks, someone randomly walked up to a cop and shot and killed him, a firefighter was shot and killed by a guy who he stopped to help on the side of the road, two people were robbed and killed at a fast-food joint, a group of cops got into a shootout with each other, and that is in addition to the numerous other drug and street related murders that have occurred in that time period).