The Curse of Being White

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Alton Nolen Colleen Hufford“Black Muslim convert (Alton Nolen) beheads White woman (Colleen Hufford)”

That’s a trumped up headline we have not seen, probably will not see and, indeed, SHOULD NOT see!

Why? Because factually, at least at this point, it’s a FALSE CHARGE intended to raise the specter of racism when racism probably had nothing to do with it! (I said “probably” because, like the news media, I have been guilty of being too fast to rush to judgment.) Who knows what tomorrow’ headlines will bring?

Why then, did only a few media sources question it when the tables were turned in Missouri and a large black man was shot and killed by a white police officer in the line of duty. The news media rapidly JUMPED on the racism angle. While most did not emphasize it, virtually every story mentioned that a “white” police officer shot a “black” man” and then left it up to the reader’s imagination. Take this August 16th sub head in the Daily Mail next to a picture of Darren Wilson: “Darren Wilson, the white cop who shot dead unarmed black man” (That’s a direct quote and also the worst case from what may be the most irresponsible newspaper in the civilized world.). It seems that white on black violence is still (all these years after racial tensions were actual headline-worthy news) looked at, regardless of the circumstances, as the ‘evil that white people do’, while black on white violence is often looked at as “understandable” if not “justified” due to the sins of our white ancestors.

Oh those “sins” were very real and white people, no matter how decent they act toward ‘people of color’ will, in many minds, always carry the brand of racist.

Why is that so? Well I’ll leave that up to you’re imagination.

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It’s America In 2013, Not 1963!

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MLKThere’s lots of talk at about this time every year of racism because this is the time every year when every media organization, every black organization (NAACP, Urban League, CORE, the Congressional Black Caucus. etc., etc.) and every Liberal agitator in and out of the public spotlight drags out a copy of Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech.

Martin Luther King was indeed a great leader for black Americans and was a brilliant orator who stated the problem eloquently. The problem is, that is a 50 year old speech that addresses a different problem than the black community has today.

Today, yes there is still racism, but the great percentage of racism is harbored by the black community because the general perception of American white racism is dated and inaccurate and is promoted by race baiters, like those in the black organizations who are supposed to help the black community of Americans “move forward” and improve their situation. Regurgitating an aging speech every year that talks about the trials and tribulations of black Americans in the year 1963 is not only unproductive but it is counter productive and it ignites the fear and hatred that fuels more racism. Listening to your community leaders who speak of those 1963 problems without emphasizing how far America has come from those days will poison your soul and keep you “down”. Is that what many black “public figures” want? Do they want to keep the black community “down” so they can keep themselves in the public spotlight as crusaders against a racism that long ago diminished to the point of ineffectiveness?

Martin Luther King was dreaming of freedom and opportunity and that dream has been realized. If black Americans in 2013 do not feel free it is because they are being encouraged to believe that 2013 is just a carbon copy of 1963 and nothing can be farther from the truth. There are abundant opportunities for every young black American to get a superior education . . . if they prepare themselves for higher education . . . and get a great job . . . if they complete their education. Unfortunately, preparing yourself to succeed when the black leaders you look up to are telling you that you are oppressed is a daunting task.

Young black American needs to stop listening to the depressing pessimism that is promoted by those people who make their living by keeping up the lie of rampant racism. Every young black American needs to realize that the reason black unemployment is twice that of white unemployment is NOT white racism, the reason is lack of education and the reason for that lack of education is, in most cases, a lack of motivation. The more that black leaders promote a feeling of hopelessness in the black community the more school-aged children will pick up on that. Consciously or unconsciously they will ask themselves: “What’s the point of studying hard if I’ll never be given an opportunity to succeed?”

Yes there are and there always will be racists because there will always be stupid, backward looking people who see another person’s color and see stereotypes rather than seeing them as individuals.

The good news:

The laws and the attitudes in 2013 are very far different than they were in 1963.

There are far, far fewer of those ignorant racists in business, politics and industry than there were in 1963.

The high school/college dropout rate for both whites and blacks is lower than it has ever been.

The ultimate proofs that this is no longer a white-racist society are our twice-elected black president and the fact that some of the richest people in America are black.

As MLK himself said: “You have to keep moving forward” if he had envisioned the stumbling blocks placed in the path of black Americans by their leaders, he might have added that ‘you must remain optimistic.’

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Race Hustlers Unite!

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Today, one week after the end of the Zimmerman trial, in almost every major city, the race hustlers of the NAACP, Urban League and other organizations will rally to keep their lies alive. The lies: that the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin altercation last year was a case of racial profiling and that Trayvon is dead only because he was black will be trotted out as facts by the most erudite racists in the country. After all, if the lies die, many of the race baitors are left with the sad facts that George Zimmerman had a right to suspect that Trayvon Martin was ‘up to no good’ on that rainy, February night and that Trayvon died because he acted stupidly: attacking a man with a gun — a man who had every right to defend himself.

Today’s rallys are the brainchild of one of the country’s premier race hustlers, Rev. Al Sharpton. It seems that Rev. Sharpton’s only purpose in life for the past many years has been stirring up racial discontent by perpetuating the myth that every non-black who has the audacity to defend him of herself against a black person only does that because he or she is a black-hating racist.

Apparently Rev. Sharpton believes what he is ‘preaching’ and he is obviously very convincing to the many thousands of people who have the need to feel that they are victims or potential victims of “hate crimes.”

Victimhood is the tool the NAACP and the Race Hustlers use to keep the black community under control. The following excerpts from a study published by the Gatestone Institute titled The Politics of Race: “Perpetual Victimhood” exposes this tool for what it is and provides facts that bust the race hustler’s myths:

“African Americans are urgently in need of helpful solutions rather than having their leaders exploiting their plight for votes. So to keep the black vote, the party [Democrat] and its supporters use racism as a tool to portray Republicans and other opponents of Democrats, such as the tea-party movement, as racists. This is not what the civil rights movement was about.”

“Al Sharpton et al ignore a tragic reality among African Americans who are in urgent need of helpful solutions rather than having their leaders exploiting their plight for American votes. This reality was revealed in a 2007 special report by the Bureau of Justice statistics. It showed that between eight and nine thousand African Americans are murdered every year in America — and not by whites and not due to racism. 93% of these murders were perpetrated by other African Americans.”

Racism has become a Western populist conflagration, propelled by the political left. An article, “Why the Left Needs Racism”, published in the Wall Street Journal, points out that although the political left claims to love racial diversity, it is really a disingenuous cover to play politics. According to statistics, blacks, since 1964, have overwhelmingly voted Democratic. In 2008, when Obama won the presidency, thanks to the black vote, the voter endorsement for Democrats showed the best presidential year since 1964; so to keep the black vote, the party and its supporters use racism as a tool to portray Republicans and opponents of Democrats, such as the tea-party movement, as racists.

The unemotional facts show that Trayvon Martin acted like a thug on that rainy night and the calls for “Justice for Trayvon” are unnecessary because Trayvon received the ‘color-blind’ justice that every thug, regardless of race, deserves.

The Creeping Socialism of Barack Obama, Part II

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Over 1-1/2 years ago, on February 10, 2007, I posted an article in this blog titled “The Creeping Socialism of Barack Obama”. I’ve had several comments posted, both positive and negative, during all those months and the latest was today (11/6/08). I’d like to share this last comment because both the comment and my reply might interest those of you who have feelings about this election victory for Barack Obama:

Kylelee writes:

“America has spoken and despite the republicans attempt at striking fear in the hearts of the voters, Obama is now our 44th president. I’m confident he will get the job done, and I’m proud of my country for not falling for the cheap tricks that were thrown at them. I’m glad my country has matured enough to elect a man of African decent to the office of president. It shows that Barack has true vision and leadership which is why the American public was able to overcome their prejudices to vote him into office.
Finally, Barack is NOT a socialist. His idea of putting a heavier tax burden on the rich only makes sense. He is not taking their money and giving it to the poor. He only wants to lessen the burden on individuals who are struggling right now. The rich will not become poor and the poor will not become rich. The rich will stay rich and the poor will have more of an opportunity achieve their dreams.”

Yes indeed, America has spoken and Sen. Obama will soon become our 44th president.

While Kylelee is “confident” Sen. Obama can get the job done I remain only hopeful that he doesn’t do too much damage to our country. He will be my president too and I will support him when I believe he’s right but I will attack and vilify him when I feel he’s wrong.

Race ‘seems” to have been a big issue in this election (as it was in this comment) but I believe that’s overstated. I believe that Obama’s race had *almost* nothing to do with his winning the election! The “almost” is because the majority of black voters DID vote for him ‘specifically’ because he’s black and they felt this was some kind of racial milestone. I can certainly understand that and I’m sure that helped his vote total but it doesn’t look like that was a deciding factor. On the other side of the imagined racial divide, I believe there are only a very few white Americans who would have voted against Obama because he’s black (or almost black anyway). There will always be a few bigots (on both sides) — if I believed that there was a Hell, I would gladly wish them there.

The major factors in Obama’s win over McCain, as I see them, were 1) The overwhelming hatred for President Bush which most likely would have doomed any Republican candidate to defeat; 2) the severe economic downturn which can in part be placed at the feet of the Bush administration but in a much larger part be placed on the Congress and Senate which have been dominated by Democrats for the past two years (funny how that wasn’t publicized more in the media!) and 3) would be the media itself who gave Obama a much easier ride than they could have, if they had not, for whatever reason, wanted him to win the presidency.

Let me repeat two specific portions of Kylelee’s comment:

1) “It shows that Barack has true vision and leadership which is why the American public was able to overcome their prejudices to vote him into office.”

What this election shows is NOT that; what it shows is that the majority of the American people are foolish enough to want to tamper with principles that made this country great, principles that mean nothing to Obama, principles such as self-sufficiency and personal responsibility.

2) “Finally, Barack is NOT a socialist. His idea of putting a heavier tax burden on the rich only makes sense. He is not taking their money and giving it to the poor. He only wants to lessen the burden on individuals who are struggling right now.”

Well apparently Kylelee is herself a socialist thinker — so she’s a poor judge of what is and what isn’t socialism.

Taking people’s money by force and giving it to someone else is, on its face, illegal but in Obama’s thinking (and Kylelee’s) its perfectly acceptable and, on top of that, “it only makes sense”.

We are already living in a virtual ‘nanny-state’ and Obama just wants to make it larger and more all-encompassing. He said this himself in a TV interview; this is not a direct quote but it is very close: ‘we live in a culture where its every man for himself, we have to change that so that everyone is responsible for looking out for each other.’

That sentiment is wonderful on a community level and on a *voluntary* basis but it has no business coming out of the mouth of a man running for president of this *once proud* nation. No longer can we be proud because every level of government, in far too many places in this country, is infested with people like you Kylelee — people who really believe that we can, with impunity, take from those who earned their money and give it to those who did not.

The United States of America, with your help, may well be on its way to becoming a third-world country, not only because we have lost the pride and dignity we once had but because the kind of thinking displayed by Barack Obama (and Kylelee) will certainly destroy our economy.

(NOTE: I come down hard on those who want to “take from the rich” not because I’m anywhere near rich — I make very little and live from paycheck to paycheck — but because I love what this country used to stand for: individualism, personal responsibility, opportunity, volunterism and pride in our strength, freedom and liberty.)