Friday, September 19, 2008

Obama Tex[t]-Mex

Laura Gutiérrez, super-cool Tucson based profe at the University of Arizona,  forwarded me the most outrageous video tonight, hosted off the the servers of YouTube via It seems a couple of good-old-boy entrepreneurs are marketing Obama Waffles--ha ha, get it, waffles?

The stereotyping used to impinge the former Professor of Law is worthy of Mengele's shorts depicting Jews as Rats. This shit has got to stop. What are you going to do to fight this? I am going to war!

I actually find kind of endearing the image of Obama with a pencil and a sombrero/sarape: he is both literate and Mexican at once, an icon of intellectual potentiality. Of course the sad fundamentalists "reading" this image see "pointy-headed intellectual" and "Mexican" simultaneously and tumesce with loathing and frothing. Mexicans and "Mexicans" alike can take heart that for once we are are being lumped in with the smart set! Odd, peculiar, and compelling!

Here's the video:

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it funny how so many people can choose to hate a group of people that they know nothing about! So many people can be so stuck in their cave of ignorance, never wanting to see the truth beyond the shadows (metiphorically speaking, from The Republic)... Maybe if you chose to learn more about the people that we are with, we will realize that we are not that different! In the words of the Dixie Chicks, "It’s a sad sad story when a mother will teach her
    Daughter that she ought to hate a perfect stranger". Good thing we have our handy-dandy mirrors to see beyond the steriotypes of the world!