Shuffling A Stacked Deck of Race Cards
Mom, this will probably be long and rambling, so you can skip this one 😉
Forty-two years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, uttered those words, espousing his Dream: That one day, we would all judge people on the content of their character and not the color of their skin. Today, it seems we are moving rapidly backwards from that dream.
We only need to elect Barack Obama, they told us, to prove once and for all we Americans have moved on, and voted for a Black man for President. All things will be possible, they told us, providing inspiration to a new generation, opening all opportunities to everyone.
The problem, though, is that they forgot the central lesson King tried to teach us: Content of his character is what mattered, not the color of his skin.
Ever since the first rumblings started about Obama running for president after his (so-called) wonderful speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, the media has assaulted us with race questions. Are we ready? Have we moved past it? Can he win?
I don’t think it was a question of whether we were ready for a Black president; rather, I think it was a question of do we want this Black president. It didn’t seem to matter, though. If you questioned anything, you were thought of as racist.
After the ABC debate, where Charlie Gibson and George Stephenopolous were roundly called out for daring to question The One on his association with Reverend Jeremiah Wright or William Ayers, I recall my own thinking on the subject. I made a call one Sunday night to Beyond the Beltway, and made it to the air, with my theory. That was that America is ready for a Black president. If we woke up the next day, and found a Black man giving a speech in the White House Rose Garden, most of us would not give it a second thought. The problem was that were not ready for a Black candidate.
In the “heat of battle,” a candidate will, and in most cases should, use any ammunition they have to convince voters to cast their ballot for them. That fruit would prove too irresistible to some, using Obama’s race would, they knew, bring a lot of good press, happy coverage, and most importantly, votes.
So, Obama wins. Now, with the Fundamental Transformation of America in full swing, where are we on this wonderful world of Race Relations this was supposed to open up? Let’s recap, shall we?
Eric Holder, Attorney General, calls us a “Nation of Cowards,” for refusing to discuss race. Yet, after winning the case with the New Black Panther Party openly and blatantly intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling place, Holder decides to drop the case, with others citing he refuses to pursue cases where whites are the victims of black criminals.
One year ago today, Obama, even admitting he didn’t have the facts about a man breaking into his house, refusing to identify himself, and acting belligerent with law enforcement officers, immediately jumped to the Cambridge Police “acted stupidly.” How’s that working out for Senator Brown, Mister President?
From the first instances of the Tea Party Protests, the left in general, and the Administration in particular, has tried to make it out to be somehow racist, that all these people don’t like is a Black man in the White House. The election of the aforementioned Scott Brown in Massachusetts, since he pulled a Fred Thompson style campaign driving a pickup truck to events, allowed MS-NBC to casually point out how driving a pickup truck was somehow racist.
Coverage has been edited so badly, it doesn’t even pass the first glance test. At one Tea Party protest, a black man was filmed carrying an AR-15 rifle slung on his back. The jurisdiction he was in allows open carry of any firearm with a few exceptions, and this was perfectly legal. That didn’t stop NBC from showing only the rifle, totally negating the fact it was carried by a black man, and waxing poetic on how racist and potentially violent these protest gatherings were.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, almost immediately after the election was final, put out a report on the rise of the “Right Wing Militias.” Basically, it amounted to anyone that had Third-Party signs or otherwise protested the current administration (on their pickup trucks, of course), or was a recent combat veteran, then that was someone to watch out for. You know, those folks are all a bunch of redneck racists anyway.
The NAACP, in their infinite wisdom, decides to condemn the entire Tea Party movement, as a bunch of racists (what else?).
When video surfaces of a black woman apparently admitting she used race as a deciding factor on who received any benefits she was entitled to provide, it’s suddenly the racist news channels like Fox News, and “scum” like Andrew Breitbart’s fault for letting the video footage even see the light of day. Never mind the NAACP, in possession of the entire speech given, with the president of the organization in attendance of that speech, immediately rush to the first microphone available to condemn her, and the White House demands she pull over to the side of the road to tender her resignation, it’s that evil Fox News and Right Wing Bloggers that “snookered” everyone into this mess.
People, this has gone on long enough. There are, indeed, white people out there who are, and act, racist on a daily basis. There are also black people who are bigger racists that most white people would ever dream of being. Don’t even get me started on the Hispanic population that somehow thinks we “stole” California from them.
No matter what I say here, the events will unfold as they will unfold. So much for starting a ‘blog and being master of the universe. I want my money back. Oh, wait this is free!
Anyway, the Democrat Campaigns, NAACP, Media Matters, the Obama Adminstration, and the media (but I think I repeated myself about four times there) will do everything they can to convince you that the Conservatives, the Tea Party people, and Republicans in general, are nothing but a bunch of racists who only want to stop the (second) First Black President from saving us all from everything.
Don’t you believe it. Stand up for what you believe, speak the truth, and speak it loudly. Make sure you are right, and the facts are on your side. Know what you believe, and how to tell it without sounding anything remotely racist. We all know that’s not what our agenda is, but we have to convince everyone else now, as well.
As I have said repeatedly, you can call me anything you want. I’ve been called a lot, and the accusation of “racist” used to bother me. Not any longer. It has lost all its meaning, thanks to you all out there in the Democrat party and the media accusing everyone of it at the drop of a hat. I. Do. Not. Care. Do your worst.
I have a dream, as well, that a person will be judged by the content of their character, and not accused of things they are not based on some perverted conception about skin color or political affiliation. Maybe, just maybe, that day will come in my lifetime.