A rainbow racist
By Michael Moriarty
"… I don't like anybody very much …"
That was the punch line of a Sixties hit song that begins with the words, "They're rioting in Africa … they're starving in Spain …" My version begins very asymmetrically with "They're ethnic cleansing in Africa … they're blowing up trains in Madrid … Americans on 9/11 … and Brits any time they feel like it."
The "rainbow racism" contained in the last line, "I don't like anybody very much" … well … for those who know me, those words reflect my ultimate feelings about America ever since the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.
"I don't like the new Progressive America at all!"
So I am a "rainbow racist." However, I am the one who is going to run for the Presidency of the United States and eventually win in 2012.
It is pre-ordained.
Even Allah says, "It is written!"
I am not a hypocrite.
Muammar al-Gaddafi of Libya said that 9/11 happened because of American hypocrisy. I am certainly not someone who would institute the homicidal irresponsibility of abortion as law and call it "Progress."
I am not a Progressive.
I am too old for that kind of sophomoric self-delusion. Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush, Sr. have been wallowing in such Progressive fantasies for over three decades and dragging America with them. These two Yalies – Bush an undergraduate at Yale and Clinton a law school graduate there – were both possibly Skull and Bones fraternity members, Mr. Clinton most likely a "closet" member. They have obviously believed in death as a solution, the best and quickest solution to the problems of life, and have done so ever since they attended Yale.
I am a mere Dartmouth graduate who had no interest in politics until I was obliged to meet Attorney General Janet Reno of the Clinton administration.
"Jesus!" as they say.
The alarms I sounded as a result of that meeting were ignored. They are still being ignored.
Oh, I just read a powerful letter addressed to Islamic Americans by an American airline's pilot, John Maniscalco. No one has said it more humanely, certainly not myself.
With a very fine balance and profoundly justified expectations Mr. Maniscalco requested that Islamic Americans show their love and loyalty to the United States. He doesn't even tell them to get out if they don't, as I would have. He simply lays the problem out nakedly.
"You worry me," the title he chose for his editorial, is a major understatement. However, with one million Americans like John Maniscalco, we could very well turn this nightmare around.
Then I won't have to be a rainbow racist.
I can just be an American and proud of it.
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Moriarty is also running for President of the United States in 2008 as a candidate for the Realists Party. To find out more about Moriarty's presidential campaign, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.