The Right’s Obama, Ctd

Apr 3 2012 @ 4:02pm

I seem to have struck a nerve. A reader writes:

On reading The Right's Obama, I immediately recalled the following quotes:

“Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves, or figments of their imagination—indeed, everything and anything except me.”

“I am an invisible man. 
No I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe: 
Nor am I one of your Hollywood movie ectoplasms. 
I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids
- and I might even be said to possess a mind. 
I am invisible, simply because people refuse to see me.”

Invisible Man, of course, by Ralph Ellison.