Black Leaders in America and the Race Card

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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. 

 

 

 

RACISM: The Question is Always Skewed

“Hidden Colors” — a documentary series about the cultural history of African Americans, identity and race in America — recently released the trailer for it’s third installment, “The Rules Of Racism.” And it looks good. The project features various speakers from scholars to entertainment vets like Nas, KRS-ONE, and Paul Mooney who begs the question: ‘whites have always done whatever they wanted to black people, so what are the rules?'”

How is that question not, in and of itself, racist?

“[W]hites have always done whatever they wanted to black people, so what are the rules?”

Whites or White People is a subject that apparently enthralls some Black people.  The obvious answer to your question:  THERE ARE NO RULES!

You aren’t dealing with “Whites” or “White people” because “Whites” do not all hate Black people as a group or even care about race.   There are millions of “Whites” out there who really don’t care that you are Black or “not White.”  The assumption that Black people are dealing with “Whites” when they are confronted with racism IS RACIST.  The Black person wo makes this assumption is assuming that all White people act as one group.  This person assumes that all “Whites” are racist when approaching the subject of racism from that erroneous angle.  This is inherently racist.  For what is racism?

 

From Wikipedia:

Racism is actions, practices or beliefs, or social or political systems that consider different races to be ranked as inherently superior or inferior to each other, based on presumed shared inheritable traits, abilities, or qualities. It may also hold that members of different races should be treated differently.[1][2][3] While most conceptualizations of racism include the notion of “race based discrimination”, the exact definition is controversial both because there is little scholarly agreement about the meaning of the concept “race”, and because there is also little agreement about what does and does not constitute discrimination.

Some definitions consider that any assumption that a person’s behavior would be influenced by their racial categorization is inherently racist, regardless of whether the action is intentionally harmful or pejorative, because stereotyping necessarily subordinates individual identity to group identity. In sociology and psychology, many definitions only include consciously malignant forms of discrimination.

However one view distinguishes prejudice from racism, holding that racism is best understood as ‘prejudice plus power’ because without the support of political or economic power, prejudice would not be able to manifest as a pervasive cultural, institutional or social phenomenon.[6] [7] Among the questions about how to define racism are the question of whether to include forms of discrimination that are unintentional, such as making assumptions about preferences or abilities of others based on racial stereotypes, whether to include symbolic or institutionalized forms of discrimination such as the circulation of ethnic stereotypes through the media, and whether to include the socio-political dynamics of social stratification that sometimes have a racial component. Some definitions of racism also include discriminatory behaviors and beliefs based on cultural, national, ethnic, caste, or religious stereotypes.[2][8] Some critics of the term argue that the term is applied differentially, with a focus on such prejudices by whites, and in ways that define mere observations of any possible differences between races as racism.

 

 

 

I’ll lay it out for those who need the obvious explained to them.  Racists are individuals.  There are no group rules when dealing with individuals.  Each individual must be approached as such.  White people are simply a group of folks who have been arbitrarily grouped together based upon the superficial characteristic of their skin color.  White people do not have power over Black people.  Individual White persons may have the power to shape public or group action in such a way as to negatively affect Black people.  However, Black people such as Oprah Winfrey, Condoleeza Rice and Barack Obama also exist and have these same powers of influence.

Want to know what automatically turns me off to the subject of racism.  It is the exact moment when an ignorant bigot such as Paul Mooney or Al Sharpton, who are obviously racist themselves, begin to talk about “White people” as if we all have the exact same opinions and as if we all act in concert against all Black people.

Racism in America began as an act of asserting power or authority over a minority group.  Racism and it’s partner bigotry has affected every immigrant group which has traveled to America.  That includes Germans, Jews, Italians, Polish, Chinese, Cambodians, Vietnamese, Cubans and continues with today’s bigotry directed against Latin American groups and all Muslim groups.  Black people are not alone in having been victims of racism and bigotry.

Another complete misnomer is the idea that racism is unique to America.  Racism and Bigotry exist the world over.  Where there are differences in human groups and those groups are vying for power, there is racism and bigotry.  This includes Africa.  Africa is a hotbed of racism and bigotry based on everything from tribal affiliation to religion, ethnicity and nose length.

A major issue with the racial conversation in America is that it is rife with ignorance and myth.  I’ll close with this bit of advice to folks like Paul Mooney:  WHITES are not racist.  WHITES have not always done what they want with Black people.  If you want an honest conversation, do not begin with the premise that ALL WHITES are racist.  It is an accusation.  It is designed to alienate.  It does alienate.

If you want to have an honest and civil discourse about racism in America, it cannot begin with bigoted assumptions.  As soon as you start accusing ALL WHITES of being in control or being racists or bigots or even White, you have become yourself racist and bigoted.

Bigotry and racism will not solve racism and bigotry.  Hate will not lead to understanding.

I grew up with Black people.  I have always lived, worked, played and partied with Black people.  The only time that I think of them as Black people is when some hateful person such as Paul Mooney opens his mouth to remind me that I’m White and they’re Black.  The rest of the time, I think of them as Tyrone, Grover, Will, Frank, Tony, Mark, Rodney, JJ, George, McKinley, Greg, Katrina, She’Keena and Dorian.

I am fortunate to have traveled the world and to have befriended persons from all over this magnificent globe.  I am fortunate to have been able to have bridged the divides that only a person such as Paul Mooney could possibly create for me.  I am fortunate to have lived a life within which the only racial barriers which I have encountered were created from without.  The only way to end racism is to erase race as a possibility.  It is to see each individual based upon their individual merits and to be blind to superficialities such as skin color, nose width/length and hair texture.  If we wish not to be judged based upon the color of our skin, we cannot achieve this by judging all others based upon the color of their skin.  It is character, not color or toe length, that matters.

 

 

Cliven Bundy, The State and Conservative Cowards

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On the “Conservative” over-reaction to Cliven Bundy:

Cowards. The guy wasn’t saying that black people belonged in slavery or would be better off as slaves as opposed to being free people.  He was talking about a specific subset of black people. He was referring to those on the government dole.  He wasn’t PC, so, of course, the PC cowards ran from his statement.  In my opinion, he had a valid point. Crudely made but a valid point. I’ve often wondered the same thing. Not specifically about black people or black people on the government dole but about people in general who are dependent upon the government.  When dependent upon the government, one is not a free person. One is subject to the whims of the State. This is a form of servitude.

It is growing worse. As people become more and more ignorant of the truth, they are falling for the demonization of the government dependent even as the STATE is forcing more and more of the citizenry into dependence.  After all, what is “Obamacare” but a crude and coercive expansion of citizen dependence upon the State. Now, we have States and other entities which wish to fully invade the nearly non-existent privacy of any individual who is dependent upon the government. Urinalysis checks, in home checks, child safety and welfare checks.

How long before a provision is added to the Affordable Care Act requiring urinalysis testing prior to receipt of any “benefits?”  (Remember Liberals, there will come a time when the GOP takes the White House and Congress.  The worm always turns.)  Is this what you call freedom?  It is definitively not what I call freedom.

Bundy’s point on “putting their men in prison” (paraphrased as I can’t recall exact wording) is potent. But no one listens to this truth because he used the word “negro” and his point was made crudely.  Black leaders go on and on about the prison population of America being essentially a BLACK population and the “War on Drugs” being aimed at America’s young, black male population. Bundy was essentially speaking to this truth and because he used the term “Negro” BOOM! he’s a racist.  (On a side note, I had no idea that Negro was an unacceptable term.  I guess it’s like the term “niggardly.”  It sounds vaguely racist to liberals and, therefore, it must be a bad word.  PC Censorship at it’s finest.)

So, what we are saying is that we must couch our truths in lies in order for them to be accepted and understood.  Cliven Bundy stated what many others have stated over the years. However, he’s a white, redneck, country, inarticulate old fella and, therefore, is not allowed to speak truths.  How dare a white man speak about problems in the Black community. Fuck….I mean if an old white dude can see it…well, there are issues.

I had black and white friends growing up. When the Black kids came home with me, Grandpa Les treated them exactly the same as he treated the White kids.  Yet, my Grandfather used the word “nigger” once in front of me.  I think I was 14 at the time.  In explaining to me his reason for his quitting smoking, he said;  “I couldn’t afford cigarettes for me and the niggers at work.”   He would be considered racist by PC folks like Glenn Beck and Rachel Maddow.  I never saw him treat black people differently from white people.  He worked, ate lunch, socialized with Black folks daily for a couple of decades at his garage.  I never heard him make a disparaging remark about Black people in general.  Just that one statement.  Yet, despite his daily interactions with Black folks and despite his friendship towards and total lack of negativity towards my Black friends or me for having Black friends, that one instance of his use of the “N” word would be enough to destroy him in the minds of politically correct idiots in the media and politics.

There is a strain of racism and/or bigotry in all of us.  There is always a degree of a lack of understanding and empathy with/for the other in each of us.  Why can’t they…..? Why won’t they…..?  Cliven Bundy, like all of us, has his prejudices, I am certain of it. I am certain of it because I have never met a human being who did not have prejudices.  To sit here and pretend that you are without them is a great lie…it is self deception.  It’s cowardice, duplicitous and a complete lack of self-knowledge. It is denial. It is hypocrisy.

AND the thing that most of America is missing is that all of this talk of racism (division) brings about is a diversion. A diversion from the real issue.  Cliven Bundy is a “racist bum.”  Therefore, the State can do as it pleases with him. In the exact same manner that it persecutes and oppresses those who are dependent upon the government.  However, let’s not talk about the State and it’s assault on the rights of the Citizenry.  Instead, let us speak about racism.

Meanwhile, pee in that bottle like a good little boy and girl.  Stand in line for security at the airport, let the TSA goon molest you.  Don’t complain when the police “mistakenly” raid your home for drugs.  You’re free.  You’re secure.  We are doing it all for you says the STATE.

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“WHITENESS AT LARGE”

WHITENESS AT LARGE

 

 

Yes, because I think this is important. A lot of white America and so-called liberal people of color, along with conservatives, ask, “Do I understand context?” And that’s part of wanting to completely humanize the oppressor. To see the white man as always reasonable, always pure, always deliberate, always complex and always innocent. And to see the woman of color as literal. Both my intent behind the hashtag and in my [unintelligible] distance, is always about forcing an apology on me for not understanding their context when, in reality, they misunderstood us when they made us a punch line again. So it’s always this logic of how can we understand whiteness better, and that’s never been my politics. I’ve always been about occupying the margins and strengthening the margins and what that means is that, for a long time, whiteness has also occupied the margins. Like, people of color get in circles with no white people in the room and we see that whiteness still operates. So I think it’s kind of a shock for America that whiteness has dominant society already, it also seeps into the margins. What happens the one time when the margins seep into the whiteness and we encroach on their space? It’s like the sky is falling.

 

Soooooo…….WHITE PEOPLE are always supposed to be accommodating and never offensive to the poor, oppressed minority in America.  I do not know WHITE PEOPLE who think as she suggests.  I do know quite a few WHITE PEOPLE who are tired of being told that it’s not ok to actually be WHITE.  Somehow, WHITE PEOPLE are supposed to be NOT WHITE around any and all “people of color.”
Maybe we need an all White Nation where WHITE PEOPLE can just be fuckin’ WHITE.

Asian folks all have a country wherein they are not expected to be anything but that.

Thais have Thailand.

The Chinese have China.

Burmese have…well, Myanmar.

Laos have Laos.

Vietnamese have Vietnam.

Indonesians have Indonesia.

Indians have India.

And so on and so forth. Africans have a whole fuckin’ continent.

However, the lands of the White people have been taken over by everyone else. And everyone else wants the WHITE PEOPLE to be sensitive to their plight.

If you are Thai and you want Thai culture, take a little vacation to Thailand. Get all warm and fuzzy and come back to Whiteville.

Get the fuck over it.

Get the fuck over yourself.

WTF!

I’m beginning to understand why there exist White People who want to have an all White America.

I love other cultures. I live and work in two completely different cultures and I find them wonderful and fascinating (much of the time).

Asian people, Black people, everyone and anyone else…if you don’t like White People, don’t move to America or Europe. If you don’t like living with White People, don’t move to America or Europe.

If you are already living in one of these places and don’t like it, there are many places where Black or African or Chinese or Thai or Cambodians or whomever are THE MAJORITY.

If you live in America, you are free to emigrate to one of those places. Please do so.

White People can only accommodate so far. After that, there is going to be a backlash.

I love and am friends with folks of nearly every people, race, religion, ethnicity represented on this planet…and even I am getting sick of this stupid fucking shit.

 

The Christian Nation (American Sanctity)

People I know, they worried ’bout the country.

They say the homos and spics and niggers are tryna take over.  They gonna ruin America.

Those other folks.  They say that God gonna be killed by the fags and atheists.

They say those homos gonna ruin marriage.  Say life ain’t nevah goin’ be the same if two men marry each other.  Say it worse if two women get the sanctity of marriage.

They say marriage is sacred.  It’s a Christian right.  People that’s different.  They don’t get no marriage.  Say different people getting married gonna destroy marriage.

I keep thinkin’ about adultery, though.  Why homos get the blame for fuckin’ up what the heteros already fucked up.  A man and woman can get married.  One of them cheat on the other.  No one care.  They get divorce.  No one care.  Adultery destroyin’ marriage all over.  But it’s the homos who get the blame.

Huh?

And ain’t the sanctity o’ marriage already been ruined when we started lettin’ those darkies marry our pretty, pasty white gurlz back dere in the 70s.  I told y’all.  The world would go to shit when we let them black bucks marry our pristine white virgins.  Now we got the fags wantin’ to marry our strong white boys.  Life done got fucked up.  It’s all the darkies fault.

And to make matters worse…we got them MexiCANS!

The spics is comin’ up ta give us cheap labor.  Give us cheap prices.  Just like havin’ our own Chinks right here in America.  Sweat shops aren’t only for South America and Asia.  We like dem cheap prices, too.  Really like those cheap apples and bananas, iPods and iPads and such.

Don’t want to think about it, though.  Let ’em live in squalor.  Let ’em die of pneumonia.  They can stay illiterate.  We don’t want them around us.  Keep ’em in the fields.

But wait…

Why won’t they assimilate?  Why I gotta push “1” for English and Dos for Espanol?  This is America.  We speaks English.  Shit!  We don’t need them motherfuckin’ illegal bastards in our country.

They use our tax dollars.  They get free health care.  They go to our schools.  Fuck that.

Besides, we’re a Christian Nation.  We ain’t Catholic.

And them uppity ass Niggaz!  Who they think they are?  Got demselfs a Prez=OH-dent.  Now dey thinks dey special.  Like they gonna run somethin’.  And they still complainin’ that they don’t get treated right.

Shit.  They gotta know they place.

Back o’ da line, Nigger!  Back o’ da bus.

I’m the man.  Always gonna be da man.

Get yo ass to da back o’ da bus where you belong.  And take the fags and spics with ya.

Fuck!  What a crazy ass cracka gotta do ta get sum respect these days.

And what they got against Christmas anyhow???  Communist Bastards!!!

Then again.  I think about it.  I remember the Bible.  I remember Sunday School.  I remember these lines:

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
I remember that Jesus spoke them to the Disciples.  I remember him saying that this was the path to heaven.  People say that we are a Christian Nation.
We’re a Christian Nation?  Truly?

Racism and Bigotry

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I’m tired of people whining when they think that I am calling them a racist or bigot.  If you are the type of person who cuts the word “Hope” from this picture and replace it with the world “Nigger.”  If you are the type of person who creates or forwards emails that purposely denigrate whole groups of folks based on false information or misinformation.

If you participate in these types of activities, I’m not calling you a racist or a bigot.  Your actions and words are an admission of your guilt and your true feelings.  Don’t whine to me when I dispute the lies and ignorance of these actions and words.

Here’s a bit of a wake up call for all of you.  Not all Muslims are terrorists or want to push Sharia on the world.  Not all Black people are unemployed and on welfare.  There are Muslims serving in the military and who have served in the military honorably. I work with a Muslim right now who is a true American and one of the better human beings whom I have had the pleasure to know in my life.   These folks love America and what she represents in the World.  If you disagree with Obama over policy, that’s fine.  I do as well.  If you hate Obama because he’s black or you think he’s a Muslim, you’re an ignorant racist/bigot.  Period.

If you are a racist or a bigot, please move to Waziristan.  Many folks in that region are as ignorant, bigoted and racist as are you.  I don’t want your ignorance in my America.

Michelle Obama was Angry — “Whitey is still holding us down…” or was “he” (Re-visited)

I posted the original article and commentary about Michelle and Whitey almost a year ago.  It’s garnered quite a bit of interest.

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Barack Obama is the man of the hour in US and World Politics.  He is the President-elect.  How does Michelle feel about her comments now about bars being set and raised now.  She was wrong then and she is wrong now.  The bar was set high on purpose.  No one should be handed the office of President of the United States of America.  Not Barack Obama.  Not anyone else.  (Not even George W. Bush for all of you who will zone in on Dubya.)  Barack Obama has won the election.  The American people have won this election.

My feeling on this issue is that many American Blacks do not see and experience America as it is today.  Too many experience their lives through the past.  They see America through the prism of America 20 and 30 years ago.  Many Black Americans are living with the racist history and past of America as if it is a friend or a childhood blanket that they can’t quite let go.  Before anyone starts, I realize that racism, discrimination and prejudice exist today.  Yet, it is nowhere near as common as it was 30, 20 even 10 years ago.

Also, those problems exist on all sides of the racial/color divide.  I’ve witnessed Black racism towards Whites, Asians and Hispanics.  I’ve witnessed White racism towards the same.  I’ve witnessed Asian racism towards Blacks, Whites and Hispanics.  I’ve seen these people all practice racism in one form or another against Arabs and others as well.

So what?  It exists. You live your life and work around it.  It will always exists.

There are extreme liberal prejudices against Christians.  There are extreme conservative prejudices against Homosexuals.  Many folks are prejudiced against Muslims due to the dangers posed by Islamic Extremism.

It’s there.  It will always be there.  Tough.

Growing up.  I was discriminated against because I was poor.  When I was 19 and in Germany in the Army, I was jumped by 8 Black guys for the sole reason of the color of my skin. I’ve not spent my life being resentful for this treatment.  I don’t spend my days and nights talking about “the Man” and his desire to “get me” and “hold me down.”  I go out and live and try to improve my lot in life.  In spite of the Challenges and sometimes because of the Challenges that have come my way.

Obama will become the 44th President of the United State of America on January 20th, 2009.  This would not have been possible without the vote of White Americans.  This seems to be a fact that many Black Americans overlook.  The election of Barack Obama is a victory for all Americans.  Not Black Americans or racially mixed Americans.  All Americans.  It plainly illustrates that much of White America has moved past the old racist notions that held us back as a Nation.

My question is this:

HAVE BLACK AMERICANS MOVED PAST RACISM?

Are they willing to do so? Will they?  Or will we still have to hear about “Whitey” or “those damn Crackers” or the “evil White man.” Will White America get credit in the Black Community for looking past color in this election?

This is one of the roles that Michelle Obama must take on as First Lady.  The role of healer of a nation.  Will she aid in healing the racial divide or will she exacerbate the divide?  This nation needs a healer.  I hope she steps up.  We have a chance in this nation to move past pettiness and prejudice.  We have been afforded a unique opportunity.  Let us hope that a leader will step forth and carry us forward to that day about which Doctor King and so many others have  dreamed for so long.  May we free ourselves of these chains which have held us down as a people for so long.  May people put down their hates and prejudices and look instead to the individual heart and character of a person.  This is a possibility.

I so tire of racism.  The conversation itself is wearying.

Let’s move past this America.  Let us finally free our national soul of this disease of the mind and spirit.

Michelle Obama.  Lead us on to the future.

Obama is the next President of the United States of America

Barack Hussein Obama will be the next POTUS.  The latest polls show he is ahead with an estimated 350 electoral votes to around 180 for McCain.

What does this mean?

#1  The world will have to stop their decades long double standard of judging America a racist Nation.   Perhaps they will take a look at themselves for once.  Racism is alive and well in the world.  Whether it be the various genocides of Africa or the Euros and their Antisemitism or Asia and their one million ethnic hates or the Middle East and their hatred of all peoples not Muslim and their special hate reserved for the tiny nation of Israel.

(*Note:  I do not believe that all of the peoples of any of these regions harbor these hatreds. )

Of course, not all of the peoples of these regions are guilty but many of them love to point to the US and use us as justification for their hates and violence against minority peoples.  Black people in America will have to start dealing with a new reality.  A Black man in the White House ends many arguments that some folks like to use against White people.  Without the white vote, a Black President is an impossibility.  Discrimination will always exist.  But it can no longer be an excuse.

Unquestionably, Iran and their “dear leader” Ahmadinejad will push for Nuclear Weapon capability.  He knows that Barack Obama will seek to solve the issue diplomatically.  Obama will not dare seek a military resolution to the problem.  It will probably take a nuclear strike by Iran to get Obama to take a military stance on Iran.  Not that I think that this will happen.  Iran wants Nuclear weapon capability to offset the perceived threats of the US and Israel.  I don’t think anyone but a mad man will strike first with Nuclear missiles.  It would mean a sure death to the people of that Nation.  I don’t see Iran secreting nukes to Hezbollah either.  Everyone who pays attention to the Middle East knows that Hezbollah is the puppet of Iran.  It would be too obvious.

I think that we should unilaterally end all sanctions against Iran.  Our efforts for reform in Iran should be positive.  Aimed toward the people of Iran.  Same with Cuba.

I’m hoping that Obama keeps his promise and seeks to wean the US off of oil and other energy sources in the Middle East and other unstable areas and regimes.  I truly look forward to the day that we pull our support from the corrupt Wahhabi regimes of Saudi Arabia.  The Wahhabi are the genetic source of all terror groups of Sunni Islam.  The Wahhabi are also in the DNA of the Shi’a strain of terrorism.  Saudi Arabia is the funding source for Wahhabism world wide.  The House of Saud is the enemy and they are secure in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House.

Hopefully, Obama shows them the door.  Let them cozy up to China and India and let those countries defend that corrupt and evil regime.

Some good could come of the Obama Presidency.

I think a Democratic victory in the White House will go a ways further towards instilling confidence in the market as well.  Will it be enough to push our economy on to the road to recovery.  Only time will tell.  Let’s hope it does.

I don’t think that Obama will be truly foolish enough to pull the troops out of Iraq too swiftly.  I just can’t believe that he would be that foolish.

If Obama wins his second term, I think that al Qaeda will attack.  Obama will return to the empty threat/speech foreign policy of Clinton.  The Wahhabi will attack the periphery at first to test the resolve of Obama and his State Department.  If Obama shows no nerve.  If he shows no willingness to strike back in a concrete manner, al Qaeda will eventually strike into the heart of America.  Perhaps a dirty bomb in a large city.  They’ll test him first in a place like Afghanistan or Kuwait.  Next, they’ll try ply their trade against a soft target in a place like Djibouti.  If Obama shows no resolve.  If he gives a speech with empty threats and follows up with nothing or aimless strikes.  The leaders of al Qaeda will begin to plan their next 9-11.

People of Liberal persuasion will deny this to their death.  But it will happen.

Either the last year of the Obama first term or the first year of the 2nd Term will see a strike.  If Obama is truly a Carter/Clinton idealistic type.

I hope that he truly is to be good for America.  I am hoping that he is as good as his followers believe. He won’t get my vote, but once he is in office he has my support.  I will wish him success.

Worst case scenario:  Obama turns out to be a Carter re-tread and 2012 sees a Republican take back the White House with a clear mandate.

For now, Obama has a mandate for change.  Here’s hoping he does something good with it.

Barack Obama and Louis Farakhan

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Obama has many ties to extremist groups as illustrated in this article.

From the article:♦

One seemingly consistent theme running throughout Barack Obama’s career is his comfort with aligning himself with people who are anti-Israel advocates. This ease around Israel animus has taken various forms. As Obama has continued his political ascent, he has moved up the prestige scale in terms of his associates. Early on in his career he chose a church headed by a former Black Muslim who is a harsh anti-Israel advocate and who may be seen as tinged with anti-Semitism. This church is a member of a denomination whose governing body has taken a series of anti-Israel actions.

As his political fortunes and ambition climbed, he found support from George Soros, multibillionaire promoter of groups that have been consistently harsh and biased critics of the American-Israel relationship.
Obama’s soothing and inspiring oratory sometimes vanishes when he talks of the Middle East. Indeed, his off-the-cuff remarks have been uniformly taken by supporters of Israel as signs that the inner Obama does not truly support Israel despite what his canned speeches and essays may contain.
Now that Obama has become a leading Presidential candidate, he has assembled a body of foreign policy advisers who signal that a President Obama would likely have an approach towards Israel radically at odds with those of previous Presidents (both Republican and Democrat). A group of experts collected by the Israeli liberal newspaper Haaretz deemed him to be the candidate likely to be least supportive of Israel. He is the candidate most favored by the Arab-American community.

As an American who supports Israels right to exist and who supports their security efforts, I don’t want a President who would undermine our ties to Israel. Israel is the only democracy in that area of the world. Every Islamic country is led by an autocrat, a despot, an absolute monarchy or a thug. Israel has an elected assembly with a PM chosen by coalition. Their system is similar to that of Britain. Religious freedom is a given in Israel. Religious freedom is not a given anywhere else in that area. Religious oppression is the rule in most Muslim countries. It is a certainty in the countries surrounding Israel. It will be a certainty in a Palestinian State.

Obama has too many ties to Islam for my tastes. Even stranger is his ties to the “Black Muslims” and their leader Louis Farakhan. Farakhan, who was given an honorary award by Jeremiah Wright, is an American terrorist. Reverend Wright had this to say about Farakhan; “His integrity and honesty have secured him a place in history as one of the nation’s most powerful critics. Farakhan the murderer. Farakhan the racist.  Farakhan calls White People inhuman.  He calls Judaism a gutter religion.  He calls the Pope the anti-Christ.  Imagine a Christion saying these things about Judaism; a white person calling Black People inhuman.  Farakhan ordered the murder of Malcolm X.  I would be in now way surprised to find out that he was involved in the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr and Bobby Kennedy. Sirhan Sirhan was a Muslim after all. I don’t want Louis Farakhan as back room adviser to the President of the United States of America.

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A Brief for Whitey by Pat Buchanan (updated 3 Apr 08)

How would Barack explain to his press groupies why he sat silent in a pew for 20 years as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright delivered racist rants against white America for our maligning of Fidel and Gadhafi, and inventing AIDS to infect and kill black people?

How would he justify not walking out as Wright spewed his venom about “the U.S. of K.K.K. America,” and howled, “God damn America!” My hunch was right. Barack would turn the tables.

Yes, Barack agreed, Wright’s statements were “controversial,” and “divisive,” and “racially charged,” reflecting a “distorted view of America.”

But we must understand the man in full and the black experience out of which the Rev. Wright came: 350 years of slavery and segregation.

Barack then listed black grievances and informed us what white America must do to close the racial divide and heal the country.

The “white community,” said Barack, must start “acknowledging that what ails the African-American community does not just exist in the minds of black people; that the legacy of discrimination — and current incidents of discrimination, while less overt than in the past — are real and must be addressed. Not just with words, but with deeds … .”

And what deeds must we perform to heal ourselves and our country?

The “white community” must invest more money in black schools and communities, enforce civil rights laws, ensure fairness in the criminal justice system and provide this generation of blacks with “ladders of opportunity” that were “unavailable” to Barack’s and the Rev. Wright’s generations.

What is wrong with Barack’s prognosis and Barack’s cure?

Only this. It is the same old con, the same old shakedown that black hustlers have been running since the Kerner Commission blamed the riots in Harlem, Watts, Newark, Detroit and a hundred other cities on, as Nixon put it, “everybody but the rioters themselves.”

Was “white racism” really responsible for those black men looting auto dealerships and liquor stories, and burning down their own communities, as Otto Kerner said — that liberal icon until the feds put him away for bribery.

Barack says we need to have a conversation about race in America.

Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation. White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to.

This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions, grievances and demands heard. And among them are these:

First, America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.

Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.

Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the ’60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream.

Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks — with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas — to advance black applicants over white applicants.

Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for blacks.

We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude?

Barack talks about new “ladders of opportunity” for blacks.

Let him go to Altoona and Johnstown, and ask the white kids in Catholic schools how many were visited lately by Ivy League recruiters handing out scholarships for “deserving” white kids.

Is white America really responsible for the fact that the crime and incarceration rates for African-Americans are seven times those of white America? Is it really white America’s fault that illegitimacy in the African-American community has hit 70 percent and the black dropout rate from high schools in some cities has reached 50 percent?

Is that the fault of white America or, first and foremost, a failure of the black community itself?

As for racism, its ugliest manifestation is in interracial crime, and especially interracial crimes of violence. Is Barack Obama aware that while white criminals choose black victims 3 percent of the time, black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of the time?

Is Barack aware that black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than the reverse, that black-on-white robberies were 139 times as common in the first three years of this decade as the reverse?

We have all heard ad nauseam from the Rev. Al about Tawana Brawley, the Duke rape case and Jena. And all turned out to be hoaxes. But about the epidemic of black assaults on whites that are real, we hear nothing.

Sorry, Barack, some of us have heard it all before, about 40 years and 40 trillion tax dollars ago.


Mr. Buchanan is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of “The Death of the West,” “The Great Betrayal,” “A Republic, Not an Empire” and “Where the Right Went Wrong.__________________________________________

My opinion is now and will always be that about 80% of the Independents and fully 100% of Liberals voting for Obama are doing so out of “White Guilt.” Barack Obambi is a continuous line of empty slogans.

“Hope”

“We can change.”

Yeah, he hopes America can change his address to that big old White House on Pennsylvania Avenue. That’s about as far as the empty suit that is Barack Obama has thought it out. Once he gets there. There is the HOPE that his inexperience and Carter like Bambi in the Woods inexperience won’t drive America further into the abyss.

Obambi is nothing more than an inexperienced babe in the woods surrounded by sharks awaiting the feeding frenzy that will be his Presidency.

McCain is the way to go. Looking back, he should be closing out his second term with Colin Powell running as the incumbent VP Candidate for the GOP. Let’s not launch another term of lunatic career mistakes.

McCain is the way to go.