Wednesday, August 30, 2006 Allen's past may haunt him

Beyond Macaca: The Photograph That Haunts George Allen: "But was it an isolated 'mistake'?

Only a decade ago, as governor of Virginia, Allen personally initiated an association with the Council of Conservative Citizens, the successor organization to the segregationist White Citizens Council and among the largest white supremacist groups."


At 10:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In two conversations I had with him while undergraduates at The University of Virginia in the Spring of 1974, George Allen used the "N-word," completely out-of-the-blue, upwards of a dozen times. His use of "macaca" in southwest Virginia was a similar "trolling device" to bond with, and manipulate, racist sympathizers.

Born in California of a French colonial mother it's likely he felt inadequately "American" and adopted, or was taught, racism for the same reasons of pseudo-empowerment the non-Roman Catholic element of the GOP's base - Southern "white trash" (whether nouveau riche or dirt poor) - did.

They have simply failed to be taught, or learn, that racism is un-American: a lesson institutionally inculcated in the youngest military dependent or trainee.

"E Pluribus Unum" forbids racism. Racism is also in direct violation of "Annuit Coeptis," and "Novus Ordo Seclorem."

Those who dishonor Our Mottoes are not American.

The treasonous Bush-Nixon faction Allen serves violates each of our shibboleths but Allen's "macaca" slur is living proof, for every American to see, that George Allen is not worthy of Virginia...or yet fully an American.

Will Jones CLAS 74


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