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It's time to tell it
Barrack Obama is a racist man! In fact, his brand of racism is far worse
than that shown by most bigots. Obama is the rare kind who combines an
intolerant view with raw power to enact his prejudices into policy to harm
people. His kind has not been seen in politics since the days that George
Wallace was foolishly blocking young men and women from a college
education and John "Bull" Connor was unleashing men with clubs, guns, and
water cannon on young people who were merely engaging in peaceful protests
in support of their Constitutional rights.
I was only a baby when those men were plying their evil during the Jim
Crow segregationist South. Yet, even George Wallace just a few years later
publicly proclaimed his guilt and sincerely asked for forgiveness, which
he received. He died a man of good heart and moral character.
At the time that such noble men as Martin Luther King compelled America to
change its character to eventually achieve the "meaning of its creed," I
was too young to know what was going on. But, I was certainly able to
learn about it as I grew up. And having witnessed the fundamental changes
that took place, I eventually reached a point where I became convinced
that America had earned itself a place where a man or woman could achieve
any level of personal success that talent could take him or her. I came to
love my country even more because of these changes for the better.
What I see happening with the combination of Barrack Obama and his
Attorney General, Eric Holder, is a return to racism expressed in naked
form at the highest seat of government. It angers me to a profound level.
Not because it offends people of my race, because frankly I don't give a
damn about that. It angers me to a profound level because it offends the
basic fairness of humanity. Further, the people carrying out this overt
racism have themselves not faced one iota of the genuine racism that
characterized America long before they came of age.
Obama is not King nor is he one of the myriad of black Americans who
endured the worst of racism and yet did everything good for their country,
such as Lee Archer, Benjamin O. Davis, and other men of the legendary
Tuskegee Airmen. If a black man in America earned the right to be angry at
America, them men such as them most certainly earned that right. Except,
none of these men died angry at America. They appreciated where America
was and what it became, and loved their country even more for it!
Obama earned an education at the finest universities in the world. He
enjoyed a fair-minded electoral constituency that elected him to the US
Congress, Senate and the Presidency. He is frankly the last man on earth
who should rightly harbor anger at anyone, much less along a racial line.
So, when we see unmistakable evidence of racial prejudice, then it must be
called out. When the US Justice Department under the Bush Administration
initiated prosecution of two Black Panther activists for clear voter
intimidation, it was considered a slam dunk case and sparked righteous
outrage immediately. The civil case was fairly won because the two
principle defendants didn't even have the courage to face their accuser.
They skipped appearance.
Then, the AG Eric Holder, made it very clear where he stood on legal
principles by ordering the Justice Department to drop the case after
victory. All that was obtained was a watered down version of the
punishment the judge had already handed down. The government plea
bargained a reduced sentence AFTER the defendants were found guilty!
Now we find out that that in addition to that outrage, Holder personally
made it clear that this administration will never prosecute a case against
blacks when the victims are white! To further cement their guilt, they
disallow a senior member of the Justice Department to answer a subpoena to
appear before a Congressional Committee investigating the matter! The
whistleblower has made it clear that this senior member can validate his
claims and would if he were allowed to appear. If the whistleblower's
remarks are bunk, the the White House is going about their reaction all
wrong. Their stubborn stonewalling has simply added credence to his
The rather intriguing
scene of the "beer summit" offered a possibility. But, at the time
it could be attributed to frustration and a single intemperate remark.
However, this latest scandal isn't some singular, off-the-cuff remark.
It reveals instead a strategic calculation, made over time, and with
plenty of analysis ahead of time. Therefore, it is far more damning.
For me, this harkens back to sad times where powerful men allowed their
policies to be driven by race and not impartiality. This administration
seems raised to believe in revenge for perceived slights of generations
past. This myopia ignores the fact that no one alive and in power today
was in power back in the days of past racist policies. Instead, their
misguided revenge simply threatens to usher in a new age of racial class
warfare and pure anger.
The mainstream media that clearly advocated for Obama on a desire to trump
a last hurdle in racial equality has predictably ignored the story. This
merely adds to their corruption. But the irony is that at the point that
America's emergence out of a racist past should reach its zenith, instead
the greatest benefactor of that pinnacle is threatening to undo much of
the advantages gained.
-- Ken Stallings
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