When one stops to think about all that could have been with the election of our first black president, it makes all the more disappointing everything that has transpired since Barack Hussein Obama first set foot into the Oval Office. Not once over the course of the last eight years has our current president made any sort of an attempt to bring this country together but what’s truly sad is the reason why. Because, you see, the reason is politics. It simply wasn’t politically expedient for him to do so. It wasn’t beneficial for his party to do so. Because what’s best for his party, again politically speaking, is to keep the country divided, to pit blacks against whites, women against men, gays against straights and on and on. Unity doesn’t play well for the Democrats. Conflict works much better, because when Americans can be made to fight with one another we are less apt to see what it is that the Democrats are actually up to.
Which brings me to Barry’s recent appearance, earlier this week, on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”. It was then that Barry described America as a place still struggling to overcome its “legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, colonialism, and racism.” Of course Barry failed to mention that such events were also very much part of the history of his party. Appearing on “The Daily Show,” Barry was asked by host Trevor Noah about race, naturally, because the left is obsessed with it, not getting beyond it, but with keeping racial grievances alive and keeping that tension in the forefront of everyone’s consciousness. Noah asked Barry how it is that he is able to “skirt that line between speaking your mind and sharing your true opinions on race whilst, at the same time, not being seen to alienate some of the people you are talking to.” Where else but on a ‘fake news’ program such as this could one expect to hear such an idiotic question asked of the man who is one the most racist individuals to ever hold his office?
Asked how he managed to deliver his “true opinions” on race while avoiding alienating people, Barry responded, You know, my general theory is that, if I was clear in my own mind about who I was, comfortable in my own skin and had clarity about the way in which race continues to be this powerful factor in so many elements of our lives. But, that it is not the only factor in so many aspects of our lives, that we have, by no means overcome the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow and colonialism and racism, but that the progress we’ve made has been real and extraordinary — if I’m communicating my genuine belief that those who are not subject to racism can sometimes have blind spots or lack of appreciation of what it feels to be on the receiving end of that, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not open to learning and caring about equality and justice and that I can win them over because there is goodness in the majority of people.”
Barry said he has never had to bite his tongue as President, but he has pondered how to deliver certain messages “diplomatically” and “in a way that it’s received”. Barry said, “So there have been very few instances where I’ve said, “Well, that was racist, you are racist.” There have been times where I’ve said, “You know, you might not have taken into account the ongoing legacy of racism in why we have so many black men incarcerated. And since I know that you believe in the Constitution and believe in justice and believe in liberty, how about if we try this?” The notion that Barry believes in the Constitution, which he has described as a flawed, living document, is laughable — as is the notion that “so many black men” are incarcerated because they are victims of racism. How about if we try this, Barry, acknowledging that those men are in prison because they were convicted of crimes? Barry went on to say, “Now, some might say, well, you’re not speaking fully truth to power because of that diplomacy. But I don’t think that trying to appeal to the better angels of our nature, as Lincoln put it, is somehow compromised. There may be times where you just have to call things out and name names.”
You mean like when Barry accused the Cambridge police of “acting stupidly” for arresting his friend, black academic Henry Louis Gates? Barry went on to tell Noah, “But the challenge we face today, when it comes to race, is rarely the overt Klansman-style racism and typically has more to do with the fact that, you know, people got other stuff they want to talk about and it’s sort of uncomfortable.” The fact that overt Klansman-style racism is rare would seem to be an indication that this country has overcome its legacy of slavery. And perhaps people don’t want to talk about racism all the time because that’s not how you solve it. And he added, “It’s somebody not getting called back for an interview, although it’s never explicit. Or it’s, you know, who gets the TV acting job, the actress who doesn’t quite look the part, and what does that mean? And in that environment, where you’re not talking necessarily about cut and dried racist behavior, but rather about the complex ways in which society is working these issues through, you know — trying to reach folks in ways that they can hear, I think, is important.”
Look, what’s happening across our once-great republic is contrived and well-orchestrated state sponsored mayhem the purpose of which is to divide people by race, class and any other means. It’s dishonesty. To actually deal honestly with issues of race will require blacks to confront their own racial bigotry and hate. It will also require them to discard the demagoguery of their community organizers, men like Jackson, Sharpton, Farrakhan and, yes, even Barry himself, who are no more than grievance peddlers with a vested financial interest in keeping things exactly as they are. It will require them to turn toward self-reliance and away from the opiate of government entitlements. And it will require a return to family values that are so lacking within their communities. It will require them to focus on their own solutions and turn away from the same old tired excuses. And, it will require them to stop their own self-destructive tendencies.
It will require a realization that only they can pull themselves from the abyss in order to enjoy the opportunities that the nation offers to everyone. And what it the likelihood and any of these things will take place let alone all of them? The fact of the matter is, if you can’t make it in the U.S.A., you can’t make it anywhere. The race hucksters don’t want people to be judged on the content of their character because they profit from identity politics. They don’t want people being oblivious to skin color. They want such divisions on people’s minds all the time. Barry has done more to fan the flames of racial division in this country than even Democrat Robert Byrd in his hay day as a Klansmen. I base my assessment of an individual on their actions and attitudes. Race is not even a factor. Because if you’re an asshole, you’re an asshole. Plain and simple. The color of your skin really has nothing to do with it. We get into problems once we start to look at data.
Crime rates, income rates incarceration rates, rates of children born to unwed mothers, the list goes one. When these are proportionally higher among a certain ethnic group others tend to prejudge based on ethnicity. When members of the ethnic group fail to take responsibility for their actions and poor choices, and attempt to blame others for their own mistakes or bad decisions, the prejudice increases exponentially. For decades Blacks in this country have been conditioned to view themselves as being society’s victims, when in fact what they are actually the victims of their own ignorance. For the last 50 years they have allowed themselves to be convinced to vote against what was in their own best interest. It’s really quite amazing that they and continued to vote for those whose only interest is to keep them in poverty. And yet it remains those of us the right who are routinely referred to as being the racists responsible for blacks inability to escape poverty.