Colin Powell has died of blood cancer at age 84. According to this article, his family says he was “fully vaccinated” against the coronavirus. I don’t know the meaning of the word “fully” when set next to “vaccinated”, but that doesn’t matter. I have a long list of people I am very sure have not been nor will be vaccinated, among them Joe Biden, Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates, Al Gore, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Klaus Schwab, and every business executive, every Hollywood and rock star with “family” connections. If indeed Powell was vaccinated, then he was not juiced. I did run his lineage back in Geni.com, to a man named “Powell” whose estimated birth date is 1763-1823. A single name and great uncertainty about birth date suggest to me that “Powell” might have been a slave. Powell”s mother was a McCoy, and nothing special going on in her line. In fact, in neither line did I see the word “private.” So it could indeed be that Colin Powell was indeed an everyman, and in that case, he might have been vaxxed. Age 84, for nobility, is a young death. Did he perhaps die of the vaccination? We’ll never know.
That is neither here nor there. He was, in my view, a man of substance and stature. I remember seeing him testify before a congressional committee one time, and thinking that he had a commanding, almost intimidating presence.
The reason I am writing this is not to dishonor or disrespect Powell in any manner. I merely want to comment on the nature of his service, and that of Barack Obama. Both are impressive men, Obama less so, in my view, merely a good actor. I remember when Obama was elected in 2008, I was struck by the attitude of Democrats who voted for him – “Wow. Look at me, look at what I’ve done. Why, I put a black man in the presidency! I am a really good person. In fact, I may be morally superior to everyone I know.” And, of course, Obama became a godlike figure, a man who could do no wrong. This attitude among Democrats allowed him to get away with anything and everything, even murder.
They were so damned annoying. Republicans were only slightly less so with Powell, honoring themselves for having a man in their party who rose to great heights, and who was black. It wiped some of the smug off of Democrats, as Powell seemed to be the real deal.
So I am less annoyed by Republicans than Democrats, who are still in morally superior mode to this day, the smug, insufferable bastards.
I hope I have written all of that without a racist tinge, as I am critical of neither Obama nor Powell, but merely the whites who basked in their glow.