Sunday, July 18, 2010

Barack The Divider

"A house divided against itself cannot stand." ~ Abraham Lincoln



Barack Hussein Obama ran for President promising, among other lofty and unrealistic goals, that, if elected, he'd be a unifier. Rifts between parties would be closed. The division between races would be ended. The nation would come together.

From where I sit, now that he has attained the office, the exact opposite has happened. The gaps are wider now than they were before. There is perhaps nearly as much distance between opposing ideological and racial views now as there was in the days immediately preceding the Civil War.

Foremost among these gaps is the chasm that has existed between the races, particularly between blacks and whites. A chasm that, until recently was narrowing, is now expanding. Much of the progress this country has made in the last five decades in race relations has been reversed.

I am, like most Americans, an observer of current events, and it appears to these old eyes that the election of Obama as President has increased, rather than decreased, the animosity between the more extreme racists of all colors and nationalities.

Whether it is a policy of the new Obama regime to further separate the races as a means to a political end, or simply a consequence of the election of a black man in a Nation not yet ready to accept a black President remains to be seen.

I would venture to say it is both, although, Obama's administration appears to be encouraging racism from groups who support him against those who don't.

And, we are witnessing an increase of racist rhetoric and violence from representatives of so-called civil rights groups against the white population.

And, lets not forget the emergence of Hispanics as a growing vocal force with which to be reckoned.

Not that White racism doesn't still exist, of course. It does.

But, I am beginning to think people of color have become emboldened by the election of Obama to the Presidency, and are using their new found status as a "new majority" to wield a heavy hammer. Some black people appear to be exacting vengeance on White America for years of oppression and discrimination.

Indeed, some righteous indignation is justified, but shouldn't it be directed at those who have actually committed the offense rather than the whole white race in general?

I base this observation on the increased incidents of blatant racist behavior and rhetoric from certain more militant (and not so militant) factions of black and Hispanic organizations such as the formerly revered NAACP, the New Black Panther party, and others, including Hispanic groups such as La Raza, and Chicanos Por La Causa.

In the past, any group, white, black, or Hispanic, would have been publicly condemned by the press and fair-minded people alike if they had acted out in the way some of these groups have done since the election of Obama.

Examples?

The unfounded and ridiculous charge that tea party attendees are racists, and neither Obama or the Liberal news outlets refute the charge.

The racially motivated beating of a black man at a tea party in St Louis by SEIU thugs, and Obama and the Leftist news media not only turn a blind eye to it, but, when it becomes obvious that the story is not going to just fade away, supports the NAACP's defense (not condemnation)of the attackers, rather than call for a censure of the once respected NAACP.

Just a thought:
Above: Kenneth Gladney was beaten at a tea party by SEIU thugs. The attack was described as racially motivated.

What a topsy-turvy world we live in when the NAACP actually supports and defends white thugs who beat up a black man, particularly a black man who was selling pro-Obama buttons and stickers at a tea party event! Where was the supposed intolerance of the tea partiers in this instance?

Whats wrong with this picture?

Obama's DOJ's inexplicable withdrawal of the lawsuit against members of the New Black Panther Party for intimidating prospective voters outside a Pennsylvania polling pace, and no significant coverage or outrage expressed by the government run media.



A black man calling for--in public--the murder of white babies, and again, little or no coverage or expressed indignation from the left leaning news media, or from the President himself. Does this indicate the President agrees with the sentiment?

The Obama regime itself brings suit against the state of Arizona alleging that the passage of Arizona's new illegal immigration law (which merely seeks to uphold existing Federal immigration law) is preemptive of Federal law (huh?) under the ridiculous presumption that it will encourage racial profiling. One doesn't have to look too far into this to recognize Obama's handiwork.

I don't like to play the "comparison" game, but we all know if these offenses were committed by white people against people of color, the outrage expressed by the media would know no bounds, yet, outrage is nearly non-existent, outside of FOX News.

In fact, if history is any indication, there would be riots and bloodshed in the streets across America.

I would submit that the apparent refusal of the President to defuse these culture clashes indicates a tacit approval of the racist actions and rhetoric of these race baiting organizations, and by doing so, we can expect more, much more, of the same in the future, unless this "unifier" starts uniting, as he promised.

If Obama would simply publicly condemn these racial offenses, perhaps we could take his claims of being a "unifier" a bit more seriously.

17 comments:

Always On Watch said...

Mark,
I think that most of America is indeed ready for a black President. Oh, not all Americans, but most of us.

You said:

Obama's administration appears to be encouraging racism from groups who support him against those who don't.

And that's what has me so worried.

Race relations in our nation are deteriorating.

Frankly, I think that BHO is reveling in the polarization of America -- much like that alien being in the original Star Trek series, the sparkly alien that thrived on hatred.

Why would BHO want to polarize America? To increase his own power!

Great essay, Mark.

Jim said...

Just so you know, the entire membership of the New Black Panther Party could fit in a Toyota Yaris.

While I think it is safe to say that the Tea Party movement and most of it's "members" are not racist, there can be no doubt whatsoever that some of them are and some of them proudly demonstrate it with there signs and words.

ANYBODY who questions the citizenship of this President is a racist. There are no ifs, ands or buts about that.

I'll leave it at that except to say that I think pretty much all of the rest of your post is horse hockey.

Mark said...

"ANYBODY who questions the citizenship of this President is a racist"

Jim, as you well know, I have readily admitted there may be some in the tea party movement who may be racist. There are simply too many involved to state with any certainty that none are racist.

But, I don't see what racism has to do with questions of Obama's citizenship.

Would you care to outline the thought process that led you to that conclusion? I'd dearly love to see how you figured that out.

If you can explain it rationally, I'll explain how we can reach the supposition that he isn't a natural born citizen.

Mark said...

AOW, I'd like to think America has reached the point where we judge a political candidate on the content of his character, but with all the Liberal Democrat racists who would like nothing better than to keep the black people under their control, I highly doubt America was really as ready for a black president as they say we are.

Mark said...

Being ready for a black president would indicate Americans no longer need to rely on the race card to further their own political agenda.

Mark said...

Nor would playing the race card work for them anymore.

Mark said...

"Just so you know, the entire membership of the New Black Panther Party could fit in a Toyota Yaris."

As far as you know, Jim.

Remember my recent illustration of cockroaches? When you see two, there are likely many more behind the scenes that may secretly share their prejudices.

Jim said...

Remember my recent illustration of cockroaches? When you see two, there are likely many more behind the scenes that may secretly share their prejudices.

Maybe but not relevant unless you want to admit the same about the Tea Party.

Would you care to outline the thought process that led you to that conclusion? I'd dearly love to see how you figured that out.

Sure thing. The President has presented an official birth certificate authenticated by the Secretary of State of Hawaii which unequivocally proves that Obama was born in the US and is a US citizen. There is also [unneeded] corroborating evidence from newspapers in Hawaii at the time of his birth.

Therefore anyone who doubts the President's citizenship doubts it because they want to believe the black man is not legitimately the president of the United States. If Obama were white, this would never happen. Because he's black, people can suspect he was born in Kenya. If he were white, they couldn't.

Z said...

I think the only part of America ready for a black president is the part that doesn't care what a man's color is and/or doesn't expect to gain something from it.

oh, heck, I just saw your comment Mark and you said the exact same thing...Well, I'll leave it here in agreement.

I keep thinking about the Philip Berg suit re the birth certificate; here was a Dem activist who still thinks the birth certificate 'proof' is trumped up. Isn't it amazing they can't put the subject to bed FINALLY? That experts still say it's not real? weird, that.

As for TPers being racist...I'm not sure there isn't a group in this country which doesn't have a small minority of whacks in it...One poor Leftist trying to moniker the TPers as racists was asked on a talk radio show what the proof was and all he could say was "have you seen some of their bumper stickers?" I can't imagine anybody driving around with a racist bumper sticker , but that was pretty lame a reason.
TPers can't help it if there are those who come around. Some think some of those racists are plants, too. For instance, not that they were plants, but remember when a bunch of senators decided to walk through a TP demonstration ON Capitol Hill when they NEVER do that, they always take the corridors down under the ground? Then they accused people of saying awful things and spitting, NONE of which was proven? :-) Good try, Dems.

Super article, Mark...I wish we could have a black president who stood up to the NAACP and said they were being unfair but he seems to be ignoring it.
Look up STEPHAN BORDEN and tell me TPers are racist. Geeesh

Mark said...

Jim, I was with you until you made this statement:

"Therefore anyone who doubts the President's citizenship doubts it because they want to believe the black man is not legitimately the president of the United States."

I don't necessarily agree that he is not a citizen. He has an American mother. That is all that's necessary for him to be born an American citizen.

But to proclaim that racism is behind any doubt of his citizenship requires mind reading capabilities, along with an incredible leap of logic.

I don't know a single person who dislikes Obama because he is black. Neither do I dislike him because he's black. We Conservatives dislike him because he is red.

Mark said...

"Maybe but not relevant unless you want to admit the same about the Tea Party.

OK. I admit it. And hope it's true. With those kind of numbers we can vote all those Liberal democrats and RINO's out in November.

Z, Stephen Borden? I don't know him, and a Google search turns up nothing relevant to your point. Did you spell it right?

Jim said...

I don't know a single person who dislikes Obama because he is black. Neither do I dislike him because he's black.

I'm good with that. But we weren't talking about dislike. We were talking about his citizenship. I'll concede I don't know what's in a person's heart, but there is no rationale for still doubting Obama's citizenship. Therefore, it's irrational. Even ignorance can't account for it because the irrefutable evidence of citizenship is widely available and widely known.

So my guess is racism. What's yours?

We Conservatives dislike him because he is red.

But he isn't and it's a laughable assertion. Yeah, he's liberal, but he has governed center left at most. He didn't push for single payer insurance and a lot of other progressive causes for which the left is disappointed to say the least.

Mark said...

I think we need a reason to kick him out of office. Being black isn't a reason.

And don't mistake his willingness to compromise as governing "center left"

He would have created a Communist dictatorship if he could have gotten away with it, but he knows he has to go about it incrementally.

And, he did push for a single payer insurance.

Check out the youtube video found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpAyan1fXCE

He is compromising, and that, only temporary. He knows how to take advantage of the "slippery slope".

Trader Rick said...

"He has an American mother. That is all that's necessary for him to be born an American citizen."

Oops! Not enough to qualify as a 'Natural Born Citizen', Mark. That's not even in question. John McCain's parents were BOTH U.S. citizens and that alone didn't qualify HIM....

Jim said...

I think we need a reason to kick him out of office. Being black isn't a reason.

Of course you do and of course it isn't. But the subject was not why he should be kicked out. It is why one would still question his citizenship.

Obama may be in favor of a single payer system (I'm in favor of a single payer system) but but I'm not a socialist. I just think it's fair and far more efficient. And Obama didn't really fight for it in the final bill.

He would have created a Communist dictatorship if he could have gotten away with it

This is so absurd. It's delusional. As bad as Bush was, I NEVER thought that he intended to impose a fascist dictatorship. Cheney is a different story. :-)

timothymatters said...

I think we question his citizenship because the birth certificate that was put forth listed him as "African-American." A term that was not used when he was born.

So I guess you could make the claim that it was racist since his race listed was NOT used at that time period as an option for race, thereby showing us that the form put forth... was bogus.

Jim said...

I think we question his citizenship because the birth certificate that was put forth listed him as "African-American." A term that was not used when he was born.

It would help if you knew what you were talking about, Tim.

In fact, the official birth certificate lists "Mother's race" as Caucasion and the "Father's race" as African. There is no race listed for the child and certainly not "African American".

You should try getting your information from factual sources and not from Orly Taitz.

Fail.