Tuesday at the memorial service for the five slain Dallas police officers, Barry once again seemed more interested in making it less about those five officers who were violently gunned down and more about racism and the need for more gun laws. He felt compelled to mention himself 45 times during his speech and of course made time to throw in what has become his standard pitch about the need for gun control. If I had been a friend or family member of any of these police officers, and ‘if’ I had chosen to attend this gathering, it would have been as Barry approached the podium to speak that I would have gotten up and left. And I would have been right to do so.
Because if not, what would have likely taken place when Barry got to the part of his spiel where he said that “it hurts” when peaceful protestors who are attempting to forward their grievances with the police treatment of African-Americans are “dismissed perhaps even by your white friends and co-worker and fellow church members again and again and again,” I would have felt the need to stand and to make my feelings known! I would have asked where were these peaceful protesters in Ferguson, or Baltimore, or St. Louis, or Baton Rouge or anywhere else where some black thug found himself on the wrong end of a policeman’s weapon?
During his speech Barry said, “When study after study shows that whites and people of color experience the criminal justice system differently — so that if you are black you are more likely to be pulled over, searched or arrested, more likely to get longer sentences, more likely to get the death penalty for the same crime. When mothers and fathers raise their kids right, and have the talk about how to respond if stopped by a police officer, ‘Yes, sir, no, sir,’ but still fear something terrible may happen when their child walks out the door, still fear that kids being stupid and not quite doing things right, might end in tragedy.”
Barry went on to say, “When all of this takes place, more than 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, we cannot simply turn away and dismiss those in peaceful protest as troublemakers or paranoid.” And he added, “We can’t dismiss as a symptom of political correctness or reverse racism. To have your experience denied like that, dismissed by those in authority, dismissed perhaps even by your white friends and co-worker and fellow church members again and again and again, it hurts. Surely we can see that, all of us.” When you’re forced to focus more on the ‘protesters’ than on their cause, their cause is going to lose every time.
Barry makes it sound as if every black American is nothing more than a victim of racist cops who, according to one CNN commentator, go around shooting blacks for sport. But more to Barry’s point, did the parents of Trayvon Martin raise their son right? Or how about the parents of Michael Brown, did they raise their son right as well? And really, how many black parents teach their children to have anything but contempt for the police? Granted not all do, but a great many do, that’s for sure! We’re always supposed to believe that these thugs in life were as pure as the wind drive snow, and were it not for some racist police officer they would still be among us.
Barry really does need to get a clue. Or maybe he has a clue but feels he can get more political mileage out of choosing to ignore the fact that blacks have more experience the criminal justice system because blacks engage in criminal behavior more often than do whites. And despite the fact that it’s Democrat policies that have succeeded only in making a bad situation much worse, it’s rather amazing how Barry is permitted to turn it all around. Whites are the only class that is discriminated against BY LAW. Everyone else gets an advantage. If it’s not “reverse racism” what exactly would you call it? Oh, wait, I guess it is just pure “racism.”
Someone really should at least try to explain to Barry how it’s more than a little irritating to be perpetually put on trial for the supposed crimes of people long since dead. Slavery ended over 150 years ago and yet some, like Barry, insist upon living in the past. And someone needs to tell him that it’s pretty frustrating when someone far less qualified than you gets the scholarship or the promotion simply because there’s no quota for those of us who are white. Or when bosses feel free to discriminate against you because you’re the one non-protected class. There is no such thing as “white privilege”, and I will not feel guilty over this nonsense.
And if blacks really wanted to vote for a black candidate they would. Oh, wait a minute, they do, in places like Detroit, Baltimore, Atlanta, and in nearly every other big city in America, and strangely enough nothing ever comes of it. Their situation in life is never made to improve. Nothing ever gets any better, conditions only continue to worsen because they always vote for Democrats. Take Chicago for example, a city that has been run by Democrats for over 80 years, yet crime has risen by 80% and they have the kind of gun control that Democrats would love to put in place all across the country. And yet, most of the crimes committed there are done so with a gun.
And just so there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind, I will never respect a group like Black Lives Matter. Even their name makes no sense, because they’re not about black lives. Because if they were they would be out there actually trying to force change within those cities where blacks are killing other blacks in droves. All they’re really looking for is an excuse, and excuse to riot, to destroy and to spread their racist hate. They have no respect for anyone. Therefore I don’t see the need to respect them. For the vast majority of them, their lives are subsidized by those of us who are more often than not on the receiving end of their racist belligerence. And I’m more tired of it.
The bottom line here is that I have absolutely no tolerance for those who walk around with a perpetual chip on their shoulder or with that constant ‘just-stepped-in-shit’ look on their face. More often than not, blacks in this country have proven themselves to be their own worst enemy. Yes, sadly, racism remains very much alive and well in America but not quite in the way that Barry would like us all to believe. Because where it is that you’ll find the most hardcore racists today in the black community. And far from being grateful for what they are provided with by we the taxpayers, they see themselves as being not only deserving of it but entitled to it!