“I believe in a country where education not hip-hop hoop dreams are the norm. I believe in a country where black women are not called bitches and hoes and fathers actually stay around to raise their children. I believe in a country where drug gangs don’t shoot each other with illegal guns and little kids can play in their front yard without fear. I believe in a day where liberal activists and unions do not sell out a race for political strategy. I believe in a day where personal responsibility and not the blame game is the mantra for every black child.” -- said Fictitious African American leader.
While watching the major networks cover the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington, it suddenly hit me -- President Obama’s message of “hope & change” is back again. We haven’t seen this Obama since the campaign, his supporters are eating it up like fresh baked cherry pie, and if he stays with this, it may actually allow him to escape his presidency unscathed.
Although Obama has been unable to convince most conservative Americans that there is any “hope” left for his second term or that any of the so-called “change” he has inflicted upon us is for our own good -- our first black president has slipped back to what always worked for him -- standing at the pulpit of America passionately giving motivational sermons to the masses. So what if our economy still sucks and our foreign policy is laughable -- that man can give a good speech, by golly.
The irony is, in what should have been his greatest speech of all time, (although CNN gushingly disagrees with me) he has sadly regurgitated his typical “racial” talking points about nothing, as do most prominent liberal African American leaders of today, and presented no solutions to the plight of poverty, violence, unemployment, family breakdown, and education within the black community.
Irony is in the Eye of the Beholder
Even more ironic, our first black president has stoked the fires of racial divide every chance he got, starting with our favorite “we don’t really know him” preacher Jeremiah Wright and ending with the deafening silence about two brutal murders perpetrated by street thugs with a propensity to think “90% of white people are nasty.” The liberal media fall in lock step right behind him. They certainly fell in step when Obama falsely accused the Boston police of racially profiling a professor, remember beergate?
Let’s acknowledge these two brutal murders for just a moment, I mean with the endless media coverage and presidential pontification of Trayvon Martin, I think these two innocent victims deserve at least a nod. The death of a white World War II veteran, senselessly beaten to death by two black teens who are now claiming without proof, of course, they were buying crack from the 88 year old. No mention of the murder by our president.
When asked during a press conference about the deadly shooting of white Australian student Christopher Lane by another black teen and two accomplices, White House spokesman Jay Carney answered: “I'm not familiar with it.” This, after the people of Australia, our great allies in the war on terror mind you, have been up in arms over the shooting and urging boycotts of U.S. tourism. President Obama, in his haze of foreign policy blunders, somehow can’t muster the strength after his 10-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, to reach out to Australia's prime minister and offer condolences. I guess we’ll have to wait another month for Obama to invoke his own imaginary son in the case of Christopher Lane. Where is the media on this? Where are the throngs of anti-gun activists demanding Oklahoma have more restrictive gun laws. Didn’t you know? It’s only about race when it’s convenient for liberals to forward their agenda of the “white man holding you down.”
Not sure which came first, the chicken or the egg, but black leaders and the media are also silent when it comes to black on black crime. It’s like all the news directors got together and said “if we don’t report it and don’t talk about it, it’s not really happening.” The media even went as far as turning George Zimmerman into a white man to jazz up the case and justify their incessant coverage.
And woe is the black leader, man or woman, who goes against the liberal grain of racism. Dismissed and sent to the back of the bus for daring to speak out against the status quo of failed social manipulation. Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Florida Congressman Alan West, "America’s dad" Bill Cosby, and Fox News contributor and Democrat Joan Williams -- all dismissed by liberals, fired from their jobs, called traitors, Aunt Jemima or Uncle Tom.
As a white conservative, I have been accused of being racist just because I didn’t vote for an African American candidate. I even fear some may consider me racist after reading this article. Now I’m not saying racism doesn’t exist, but how much of that racism is created by society itself. Whether it’s the media, political grievance groups, national leaders or our president himself, one is not born with a racial divide built inside them.
I hate that as a white person, I feel that I constantly have to prove myself a non-racist. That I have to tell people I have a best friend who is black or that I grew up with parents who told me they didn’t care what color I married. That I was mugged twice, both times by black men, and even went to trial over it. That my first friend in kindergarten was black or that I don’t like Jay-Z. Why am I not allowed to “judge people by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin?”
If I have learned anything from the last 6 years under Obama - it is all about race, and the liberals like it that way.
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