I met Racist Mike this week.
I was visiting my daughter and her husband in their new (old) home in New Jersey…check that..New Joicy.
While I was working on the back deck the neighbor, Racist Mike leaned over his deck and started a conversation. By the way, at the time of the conversation I had no idea his name was Racist Mike. Never met him before.
The conversation started innocuously enough. Talking about golf. I learned he was a great golfer in his youth. I am a hacker. If I lose fewer than three balls on the local 9 hole course I consider it a great round. Mike used to shoot in the 60s. Till he hurt his back.
After golf I learned that Racist Mike grew up in this part of Jersey and had no desire to visit the Finger Lakes, where I live. No desire to see the world. No Marco Polo is Racist Mike. This area was all he needed to see. OK. We can’t all strive to push the limits of adventure posed by the Garden State Parkway. God knows where it leads !
I also learned (as you can guess, Racist Mike did most of the talking in this “conversation”) that his old neighborhood, just a few miles from here , was now overrun by the “Spanish”. Visions of Generalissimo Franco and his army trudging through Belleville flitted in my brain. Death to traitors. Tapas, anyone?
Then of course, we moved on to the “blacks”. The “blacks ” might be coming to Racist Mike’s neighborhood and he wasn’t thrilled. I am not sure if he knows any “blacks” but he has strong opinions about them. Kind of how I feel about alien beings from Alph Centuari. Never met one, but I am pretty sure we wouldn’t get along. I wanted to suggest to him any “blacks” who could afford a $ 400,000 home probably would not want him as a neighbor. But I didn’t.
Next up: Obama and the Ferguson , Missouri shooting. I learned that the police officer in Ferguson was attacked by the black thug and was forced to defend himself by pumping the guy full of lead. And that Obama and that “black Attorney General” supported black thugs. (To his undying credit, Racist Mike does not use the “N” word. He is a real PC racist.) And, that, my friends , is why the Democrats will never win another presidential election! You heard it here first, from Racist Mike.
Before I could respond and perhaps start a brawl in my daughter’s new neighborhood I heard a voice from inside the house. “Dad, I need your help here”. It was a way out and I took it. Once inside, my daughter said she didn’t need help but was just giving me an out from Racist Mike’s encyclopedia of ignorance. Thank you, sweetie.
I don’t know where Racist Mike gets his belief system. Probably a combination of growing up in “simpler times” and a steady diet of Rupert Murdoch and Rush Limbaugh. There is only so much room in the brain. Maybe the tolerant, smart stuff fell out. Or , maybe it is just old age. He is 73. Or maybe his contact with blacks has been limited to his Rap Music video collection. Hence the thug imagery. Whatever.
One thing for sure. Racist Mike votes. Racist Mike, and people like him , make sure they get registered and vote. They help determine who will be in Congress and who may be in the White House. People like Racist Mike form the base of the Tea Party, and now, the Republican Party. Something to think about.
Racist Mike votes. Do you ?