As I wrote concerning Andy Griffith and the fond memories I had of his character on television, I could say the same thing about Morgan Freeman. both men were/are liberals and yet I always love a good Morgan Freeman film. He is an exceptional actor and plays some great parts. There are too many of his films that are in my favorite categories list to name, but aside from that he was being interviewed by NPR when in the midst of the interview he stated that Barack Obama is "not America's first black president. He's America's first mixed-race president."
No, Freeman was not referencing his own character in the thriller "Deep Impact," nor was he referencing any other black actor or actress as President of the United States. He wasn't event talking about "der Schlickmitzer", Bill Clinton, of whom he said, “I told Bill Clinton that he was the first black president."
Freeman though stated during the interview,
"First thing that always pops into my head regarding our president is that all of the people who are setting up this barrier for him – what’s his name, Donald Trump and this who thing that he’s resurfacing. They just conveniently forget that Barack had a mama, and she was white — very white American, Kansas, middle of America. There was no argument about who he is or what he is. America's first black president hasn't arisen yet. He's not America's first black president. He's America's first mixed-race president."
Oh I see, so he's not black enough is he Morgan? I mean come on. Honestly it's a little late for this. In fact, if the truth was to be believed we all have the same color of skin, just different shades. As Christian apologist Ken Ham demonstrates so clearly when holding up a piece of white paper and a piece of black paper he declares, "There are none of you that are white like this and there are none of you who are black like this." We all have people in our family tree that had different shades of melanin, which would affirm what the Bible says about men being created by God and that the human race, as we know it, have come from the loins of one man and one woman. I agree with this . Freeman apparently does not. Apparently he thinks he is God.
“I don’t know what to say any more about this whole situation,” the actor continued. "He is being purposely, purposely thwarted by the Republican Party, who started out at the beginning of his tenure by saying, 'We are going to do whatever is necessary to make sure that he only serves one term.' That means they will not cooperate with him on anything. So to say that he's ineffective is a misappropriation of the facts."
When asked if he was heartened or disheartened by the current circumstances, Freeman answered, "I'm disheartened. I am thoroughly upset by it. But we will prevail. I think that the public at large watching, listening, when it comes down to it will say, ‘Well now, wait a minute. What they’re talking about is nonsense.’”
“When Barack was elected president,” Freeman continued, “a good portion of the country broke into tears because it was proof that we are really Americans, that we are who we say we are. And I thought at the time, okay, we can pretty much stop talking about race here in this country, and concentrate on growth. Well, it didn’t turn out that way quite.”
No it sure didn't. Apparently Morgan Freeman has a difficult time trying to stop talking about race as well and it is people like Morgan Freeman who will continue to be the ones that claim they don't want racism, but at the same time are the ones who just can't let it go.Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.