Attorney General Eric Holder, who has suggested that critics of the Obama administration are motivated by race and referred to America as a “nation of cowards” on race issues while blasting Americans who resist more gun control laws, suggested that those opposed to President Barack Obama’s policy agenda of “fundamental transformation” are quietly prejudiced.
This idea that one cannot disagree with a Black President without being a racist is why I would think twice before ever voting for another Black President. I have witnessed this dynamic time and time again when a Black person has been called to lead. It doesn’t matter whether the Black person is hired to lead a College Basketball team or elected to lead a State. If one does not agree with said Black persons policies or if one does not believe that said Black Coach is leading that program forward or simply winning enough, one is automatically labeled a racist.
Why would I wish to place myself at the mercy of the race-baiters by electing or hiring a Black official? It has been the same with every Black leader whom I have witnessed in America. Ralph Nagin was accused of corruption. All of his accusers were labeled racist. A few years later, Nagin was caught red handed. Has an apology been issued by the race-baiters? No. Have the race-baiters acknowledged that they were incorrect and that Nagin was actually corrupt? No!
Tubby Smith could not recruit well enough or coach well enough to keep the University of Kentucky Basketball program in contention for the National Title. Kentucky underwent it’s longest Final Four drought under Tubby Smith. Players were not consistently being drafted in the NBA. When drafted, guys like Rondo and Prince were under-rated because of the Tubby Smith Ball Line D system. Tubby was no Rupp. He was no Pitino. He was no Calipari.
Last year, I criticized Calipari because I thought that he had his team underachieving. There were no cries of racism. I was merely called spoiled or an idiot. Any time that I criticized Tubby Smith during his tenure, I was labeled a racist even when Tubby Smith had made an obvious mistake. For instance, when he pulled a player from the foul line early and caused UK to be given a technical foul which cost the team the game, I balked and critiqued the boneheaded move. Even so, I was called a racist.
I see this with any issue involving a Black leader. One cannot be honest about Black leaders in America. For to be honest and to criticize them is to automatically be labeled a racist.
Now, we have Anthony Holder telling us that we cannot disagree with Barack Obama. If we do not march in lock step with Obama, we are surely racists. Never mind that the economy is stagnant. That’s not Obama’s fault. I guess it’s Whitey’s fault. Never mind that they actually tried to cover up Benghazi and PC sterilize it when they really didn’t need to do so. Never mind that Holder is attempting to establish more stringent gun control. It’s not the policies or the outcomes with which I disagree. According to Holder, it’s simply the color of Obama’s skin that causes me to disagree with Obama and believe him to be nothing more than another puppet for the Banking Oligarchy.
I fully realize that prejudice exists in America for it exists the world over. Prejudice, racism, bigotry — these will exist as long as two humans exist in the universe and are vying for control of finite land and resources. This is a part of human nature. We segregate ourselves willingly. We do so eagerly.
America is separate from Canada and Mexico. People who speak Spanish segregate themselves from folks who speak Arabic. Those who associate themselves as Pushtoon willingly segregate themselves from those who identify as Tajik and Hazara. Muslims eagerly segregate themselves from Christians. Sometimes, we separate violently such as the great rift between Pakistan and India in 1949.
Politically, I disagree with Obama as much as I disagreed with George W. Bush. Yet, I am a racist for disagreeing with Obama and not a racist for disagreeing with Bush. I thought Guantanamo should be closed and the prisoners either tried or deported back to their home nations. I disagree with universal wiretapping. I disagreed with bailing out banks. I disagree with gun control. I disagree with the corporate welfare state pushed by both Obama and Bush. I disagree with the criminally neglect energy policies of Obama and Bush. I disagree with the fascist and statist War on Drug policies of the puppets of the DNC and GOP.
When I disagreed with Bush, Republicans merely called me a “liberal.” When I disagree with Obama, Democrats call me a racist.
This state of affairs cannot continue. This nation, America, was built with a guarantee that I could disagree with my government. That I could protest my government. That I could petition and assemble peaceably to inform my government that I was displeased with their performance.
Yet, with a Black President, if I show my displeasure, I am automatically labeled a radical. A hate criminal. A potential or real terrorist. A Racist and a Bigot.
This cannot continue. There is no honest dialogue allowed when this is the rule in all conversations concerning Black leaders.