If nothing else has come out of the last week and the “Gates incident”, it is that Obama has shown his true colors and proven Eric Holder right. He is a coward. It is cowardly for a man not to be able to admit that he was wrong or let his ego get in the way of what is right. Obama has shown that he is capable of apologizing, he has done so on America’s behalf time and again. But apologizing for our Country is easy for him, you see he doesn’t feel pride in this Country. He just cannot muster the character to personally apologize for a wrong that he has committed. He lacks in character, just as Mr. Gates does.
I believe that this election has created a racial divide in this country that will take years to heal. Every time Obama is compared (or compares himself) to Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Lincoln I just cringe. It is total disrespect to compare Obama to great men that gave everything, including their life for this country. Obama will never give up anything for us. He is the most elitist and prejudiced president this nation has ever seen.
I have 3 children and raised them to not see colors and treat all people the same. I worked hard at this over the years and many times have felt that my efforts were in vain. I still remember the day my daughter (6 at the time) came home crying because another child had called her a ‘racial’ name, she didn’t know what it meant but knew it was bad. She didn’t know what it meant, because we didn’t teach racism in our home. Obviously, the child that made the slur was. What do you think the impact on society would be if children never heard racial slurs at home? If they were given the opportunity to judge a person based on their character. Do the races of color realize that they are stealing their childrens innocence by perpetuating hatred. This has happened to members of my family many times over the years (cracker, whitey, etc.). You never see this in the news. Has there ever been a hate crime charged against a black person for bigotry towards a white person? Are we supposed to believe that white people have a monopoly on hatred?
It seems that people of color often raise their children to see color first and in the case of the black race often teach their children of slavery before they teach acceptance. There does not seem to be any pride in how far we have come – only anger at how far we have to go. It just seems unfair to start a child out as a victim and this is what is happening. We will never end racism as long as people of color are raised to believe that no matter what they do, they will be a victim of racism. Racism cannot end when only part of the Country is trying.
Racism will never be eradicated from our country. However, until the black race takes some responsibility for their own actions and start teaching personal responsibility and acceptance it will continue to grow. We are going backwards and it is being perpetrated by some of the perceived leaders of the black race and our government.
If I were a black person – I would be rising up against the black people that have espoused their hatred for years and in the wake have made themselves wealthy (Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, etc.). At the cost of their own race, there is a personal agenda here. This Country has spent billions of dollars to upgrade neighborhoods, schools and programs – where has all this money went?
In addition, affirmative action has helped created a society of victims. How can this be a positive? You are no longer responsible for your actions, it’s the fault of society. Do whatever you want if you are in a minority, it’s not your fault. Why when women are the most prejudiced against segment of our societies around the world are we not looting stores and burning cars every time a man gets a better opportunity than we do? Hillary’s loss should have sent us over the edge.
I’m not racist against blacks so I’m not a racist, right? When did the term racism become the property of the African American race – by the way – I’m incensed every time I hear a person put another country in front of America – my family roots are in Germany – I am not a German-American – I am an American.
How can you say you’re not a racist and then protest in the streets against Israel and the Jews? Why are the Jews and whites the only part of our society that it is absolutely acceptable to be racist against. In fact, encouraged?
Over the last couple of days I couldn’t help but think of some of the racial statements that have been made over the last year that would have never been accepted if spoke by a non-black person. You see we are ruled by ‘politically correct’ language, however ‘PC’ is only applicable to certain people in our society.
If you’re a Chicago politician such as Congressman Rush (founder of the Chicago chapter of the Black Panthers) you can get away with saying anything you’d like. If anyone else had made the comments about lynching and racism as he did with Burris – everyone’s heads would have blown off.
How do you think the Senate would have responded if Senator Robert Byrd (ex-Exalted Cyclops of the KKK) had stood in front of a mic and made these types of comments about a white man? Do you think members would have rallied around him? Do you think the Senate would have felt pressured to give him his way? This is the ultimate double standard. The Black Panthers are nothing more than a black KKK – it’s ridiculous the way we allow these double standards to continue.
Bottom line. You cannot shame me into questioning whether or not I’m a racist, I know I am not and so do the people that know me and love me. So, I choose for this word to join the ranks of the words I do not utter – like the N word – words that are meant only to cause pain to the person the word is pointed at. I am not ashamed of my Country’s past, it’s not perfect but we have fought to make it better and for that I am proud of my Country. I do not owe anything to the black race. My ancestors never owned a slave (as Obama’s did), in fact my acestors were as poor as slaves and poverty in and of itself is enslavement. I learned very young – poor is not a color.
An excellent post at the Hotair Greenroom goes into some great detail into the vulnerability of black men.
One thing black men are definitely vulnerable to is violent crime. Blacks represent about 14% of the general population, but they make up nearly half of murder victims. For decades, they have been thirty to forty percent more likely to suffer from violent crime than the general population. You will notice that white liberals are much more enthusiastic about springing black criminals from their “disproportionate levels of incarceration” than the law-abiding black citizens who must deal with them, once they’ve ditched their orange jumpsuits. The best things society could do to help innocent black men avoid being robbed and murdered are providing enhanced access to lawful, registered firearms for self-defense, more aggressive prosecution of the criminal element, and more police protection. Professor Gates is not doing black men any favors on the latter count, and I doubt they can expect much help from President Obama on the first two, even if he can get through the rest of his term without calling the police “stupid” on national television.
If you have time, please do read the entire article. It’s interesting.
Also, if you are not familiar with Ms. Frances Rice, Chairman of the National Black Republican she is an incredibly impressive woman and most certainly deserves more attention.