There is an RNL reader who I speak with privately who has a great deal to say about the issue of racism in this nation. I’ve been trying for some time to get him to write on it for us. I hope he will. His voice needs to be heard because it is well reasoned and based in fact. However, he has grown tired of the way many people deal with the issue of race relations and racism in this country, even here on the RNL. I’m afraid I am not going to help my case with him much with this post, but what I have to say in this post also needs to be heard – especially by American minorities. So here goes.
Whites are not the only race that can be and is racist!
Now, there are many on the Left who will vehemently disagree with this assertion. When you say this, they usually argue that a minority can’t be racist because they do not have the power to suppress or oppress the majority race. Frankly, this is racist BS! If someone ever tries to feed you this BS, you just look them in the eye and ask them if they had such a problem with appertained in South Africa? If they say no, then ask them to define racism because, if apartheid wasn’t racism, then neither was slavery in America. But if they say yes, then ask them how they can claim a minority can never be racist when only 10% of the South African population was white, yet apartheid was clearly racism. That means apartheid is proof that a minority most certainly can be racist, and that means American minorities can be and are racist as well.
Martin Luther King, Jr. fought racism, but he did so by addressing legal, policy and social injustices. He took and held the moral high ground without becoming that which he was opposing: a racist. This cannot be said for Obama. Unlike MLK, Obama has demonstrated that he sees everything through a racial prism. This is clearly evidenced in his books, as well as his personal conduct. The man needs a teleprompter for private meetings of twelve people in the White House, yet he can stride to a podium and preach to us about race for an hour with only a few notes. This tells you where the man’s heart truly lies. But all this together is just personal bigotry. It isn’t racism – at least, it wasn’t until he became President and made his bigotry into policy and law. That is when Obama became a racist, as evidenced by his directing Holder to let the NBP Party off the hook for racial and voter intimidation charges, inciting riots, offering a reward for the death of Zimmerman and many other such incidents. It is also evidenced in his continuing racial witch hunt of Zimmerman, and now his crusade against States that do not bend their voting laws to accommodate his race-based demands. Folks, this is the same thing as apartheid: you have a minority starting to institute real racism against the majority and the whole time claiming it can’t be true because minorities cannot be racist. SOUTH AFRICAN APARTHEID!
But Obama can be partially excused. After all, our school system – especially higher education, most notably Ivy League schools – as well as out “main stream” media have been telling us this is a racist nation for decades. And they have been telling us that whites are still the oppressors. Once again, all we need to do to disprove this is point to Obama. Is he not the President? Did he not win with a sizable majority? How did that happen if no whites voted for him? Therefore, Obama is the refutation to all these asinine assertions. Now, let’s look at some recent stories that you may not have seen in the Left-wing, racist media that calls itself “main stream.”
Anthea Butler, an associate professor of religious studies and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania and an MSNBC contributor, blogged her observations last week after a Florida jury found Zimmerman not guilty second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Apparently, this “professor” does not care about evidence. For her, guilt and innocence depends strictly on the color of a person’s skin.
The only minority on the all-female jury that voted to acquit George Zimmerman said today that Zimmerman “got away with murder” for killing Trayvon Martin and feels she owes an apology Martin’s parents.
“You can’t put the man in jail even though in our hearts we felt he was guilty,” said the woman who was identified only as Juror B29 during the trial. “But we had to grab our hearts and put it aside and look at the evidence.”
She said the jury was following Florida law and the evidence, she said, did not prove murder.
Again, if they all believed he was guilty, then they should have found him guilty. Juries can do what they want. But she says, herself, the evidence did not prove he was guilty. So, discard the presumption of innocence and assume guilt. And all based on what? The color of Martin’s skin.
MSNBC host Chris Hayes called Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly’s recent comments on problems in the black community a “super-racist rant,” adding that the national conversation on race should focus instead on the “problems with white culture.”
Does this “journalist” understand that “white culture” ended slavery in this nation? Does he not understand “white culture” passed the civil rights act in 1964? Does he also not understand that there are as many if not more whites in the so-called “black culture” as there are blacks? He claims that O’Reilly’s claims can be disproven with a simple Google search. Well, yes, they can – IF you accept the racially biased links on the internet. However, you can find just as many scholarly links that actually support O’Reilly. But did this “journalist” tell the viewer this? No! That wouldn’t fit the narrative. Truth be told, this guy is no different than many others in our society who hate their own race: another characteristics that knows no racial loyalties.
On “Politics Nation” Wednesday, MSNBC host Al Sharpton and his panel agreed that “right-wing pundits” like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly are stoking racial fears to boost their ratings. Some might call this accusation ironic as many argue that Sharpton has built an entire career by doing that exact thing.
MSNBC contributor Joy Reid asserted that successful conservative personalities, including the ones previously mentioned, have carved out a special niche in talk radio by actively promoting “white grievance” to their old, white audiences.
All I have to say to this one is: Pot, meet kettle. Sharpton is a glowing example of the 180 Degree Rule. He is also the epitome of everything wrong with race relations in this nation. He has made his living by playing the race card to extort a living off the back of self-loathing whites. The truth is, under this President, whites do have cause for concern.
Over the weekend, CNN’s Don Lemon lectured conservative radio host Ben Ferguson on the “privilege” that comes with his white skin, saying he has a “place of privilege” that makes him unable to truly understand certain racial issues.
This is more BS! First, it assumes that the person you are lecturing is a racist. Second, it assumes that only whites can be racist and that minorities cannot. Third, it assumes that you have to be under water to understand how someone feels when they get hit by a fire hose; or you have to be standing in a fire to understand how another person feels when they get burned by a liter. This is BS! How many WHITES marched with MLK? How many WHITES were hung by the KKK? Or did you even know that?
Only 52 percent of whites and 38 percent of blacks have a favorable opinion of race relations in the country, according to the poll, which has tracked race relations since 1994 and was conducted in mid-July by Hart Research Associations and Public Opinion Strategies.
That’s a sharp drop from the beginning of Obama’s first term, when 79 percent of whites and 63 percent of blacks held a favorable view of American race relations.
Well, I wonder why that might be? Could it be because Obama said he was looking to make amends for what he perceives as racial injustices of the past? And that he was going to do so through wealth redistribution? Could it be because Obama described his own racial disdain for his white grandmother? Could it be because Obama defends the New Black Panther Party, an organization that is the EXACT EQUIVALENT of a black KKK? Could it be because he aligns himself with La Raza, an Hispanic version of the KKK whose motto is: “For the race, everything, outside the race, nothing” Or maybe because he labeled Zimmerman, an HISPANIC American, as a white and is now pursuing him with the full weight of the Federal govt. for political purposes? Could it have anything to do with the fact that Obama gave himself the “:authority” to ASSASSINATE an American citizens – without any due process – merely because he “thought” that person might be “terrorist related?” Or could it be because he has actually done it? Or is it because he has now classified veterans, TEA Party members, Constitutionalists and Christians as “domestic terrorists?”
Now, don’t get me wrong: I am NOT trying to let whites off the hook here. I am well aware that there is plenty of guilt to go around. But I also understand that most of what is happening today is EVIL! Blacks are the primary driving force behind the racial tensions in this country. they are driving it not for moral reasons like MKL did, but for political and financial gain. They are playing to white guilt to aid them in this pursuit. They are also using their allies in the media and — now — the power of the federal government. The moment the govt. started taking sides, this crossed from white on black racism to black on white — and that is by definition! You may not like it, but you do not get to argue with definitions. What’s more, the evidence to support this assertion is everywhere. Just look back to the few stories I posted, or the fact that blacks have been on a murderous rampage against whites since the Zimmerman verdict and no real fuss is being made. Do you really think things would be this quite if gangs of whites were killing blacks in the name of “justice?”
But I guess it really is all the fault of whites. After all, a black man used the courts to start slavery in this nation. That racist, Thomas Jefferson, listed slavery as one of the King’s crimes against the Colonies. The Constitution’s 3/5ths clause was actually designed to force the Civil War. That Racist, Frederick Douglas, agreed with that, and said the Constitution was the most ANTI-SLAVERY/RACISM document he had ever actually read. And Lord knows no white men gave their lives to end slavery in this nation, let alone hundreds of thousands of them. Maybe the self-hating whites are right: maybe white culture should go back and undo all these things. I wonder where we would be then?
Now, does pointing out all of these OBJECTIVE FACTS make me a racist in your eyes? If it does, I want you to look in the morality mirror for me. THERE is your real racist. Hope you like the reflection.
Now, here are the voices we need to be listening to: all of us, no matter what color our skin:
Now, let me end with this challenge:
Are you going to be part of the problem and help to continue this insanity, or are you going to be part of the solution and look past all this hate and love your neighbor? As for me, I love my neighbor — no matter how light or dark green their skin may be (Oh! Didn’t I tell you? I was a Marine. We don;t have black, white, red, brown or yellow Marines: only light or dark green and different shades in between 😉 )