Illogical Defence of J. McCain
Such a statement, however, is not logical, and it also shows the prevailing bias of these and all other times so far. It is bigoted in two directions at once. It is based on the generally unspoken but still widely popular feeling that because McCain is something called "white" while Obama is only partly so, that gives McCain the nod right there, since most of the voters are thought to be also of that hue of the freshly fallen snow and definitely the more "natural" and "preferred" persuasion in this country.
Meanwhile, if B. Obama has any appeal at all, a sizable part of it rests in his being relatively young, because that blessed state is thought of as highly superior when compared to not so much rhe alternative as the later development.
But the problem is that all of us are the same color from the beginning to the end, while we progressively, or regressively according to the way one thinks, gradually slide out of being young and eventually become old.
Therefore ethnic derivation should never be equated with one's age. The one state is always fixed, while the other never is.
That's why, in the interest of thinking harmoniously and consistently, if people can never get out of their minds the fact of B.Obama's African heritage, then I similarly can never get J. McCain's European ancestry out of mine, before I start thinking about his age, though I will admit that the latter doesn't take long, because I think that at nearly 72 he's being extremely foolhardy just in taking on all this. It's a textbook case, if one ever was, of being a complete slave to the ego.
I admit, however, that I have a big advantage over most Americans there, because I find being so-called "black" to be no more unusual and unnatural than being so-called "white" is. And the same definitely goes for being old, and young. So it's best mainly just to listen to these two guys, to really listen, so as to try to determine how much they know what they're talking about.