Barack Obama has been criticized for his career as a self-aggrandizing busybody, aka community organizer. Of late we’ve been told that Jesus the Christ was a community organizer (on the basis of what evidence I’m more than a little unclear), this presumably is to let us know just how IMPORTANT, nay VITAL, this job is. I mean if this syllogism is true your very salvation is in danger unless you, yourself, are a community organizer.
Now we discover by way of New York’s accidental governor that not only was Christ a community organizer but that community organizer is a sinister Republican dogwhistle for “black.”
Paterson sees the repeated use of the words “community organizer” as Republican code for “black”.
“I think where there are overtones is when there are uses of language that are designed to inhibit other people’s progress with a subtle reference to their race,” he said.
Needless to say, this has left me confused. I started out mocking Obama because he is a zero-gravity poseur but in the space of a couple of days I’ve gone from that to mocking him because he is Christ to mocking him because he is black. But if being Christ-like is good doesn’t that make being black good and therefore wouldn’t it be counter-intuitive for those of us desperately clinging to our Bibles, guns, and prejudices to even snicker in our sleeves at The One?