Powell's support of Obama is a step forward to End Racism. Obama has overcome every obstacle put in front of him. I use the system of 4 kinds of attacks on a leader. Obama has traveled through every kind of attacks to block him in this Presidential Campaign. (I list them in other articles past).
For easy acess, I will repeat the 4th Attack Kind, being used like clockwork against Obama.
"The fourth kind of attack on Obama was inspired by the repressive agencies of the society, by the Ku Klu Klan members holding local offices, by the national security agencies, the FBIs, the CIAs, the secret police, or whoever they (Republicans) and/or (Oppressors/Oppressor-Agents) secure to act as their agents. These attacks are a tribute to Obama having to achieved significant influence." These attacks of the 4th kind are based in Oppression in its major form--Racism.
Racism is our greatest enemy. Racism is a dominant part of the American Society and the world. Racism is so dominant that much of it carries on all the time, without our being aware of it. We, just recently, during Obama's Campaign, early on, started questioning Racism, which is only one form of oppression. But, Racism is a major one.
It's pounded in all of us, Americans, etc., so early, and, so reinforced over and over again, that we live in a racist fog. This is true of us, victims, people of color, of the oppression as well. We, people of color, live in an internalized cloud of racism.
Collin Powell, an African American, accepted by the majority American Society, as an African American exceptional, endorcing another African America man, not yet accepted by the majority, acted above and beyond the racism fog called internalized racism.
I say that America is motivated, inspired , beyond the dream to end, eliminate Racism in America. While McCain/Palin, acting within the realms of Racism, the 4th Kind/level of attacks, continue to fall further into their own distresses to make Obama powerless, are finding themselves, slowly, driving off their necessary support to attain the Presidency of America.
Look back , just a few days/weeks ago, to actions of McCain/Palin team.
For the attacks of the 4th Kind, the leaders would need to anticipate the possibility and prepare the Obama members ti counter-attack without hesitation, unitedly, and with indignation when such attacks occur.
The slanders voiced against Obama are best undebated and even undenied until after the counter-attacks have defeates the attacks.
Let's unite with General Powell and other Americans, white, brown, or indifferent making this giant step to elect a young gifted/talented African American, demonstrate America actions to overcome oppression in its many forms: adultism, racism, sexism, classism, polytheism, ageism, etc. Overcoming Racism may take a lifetime. But, at least, we have made a giant step that we can share with our children, today and in the future.