Thursday, March 20, 2008
America's Racial Hangover
Obama's so-called Philadelphia Race Speech was just typical blather from a guy in trouble who wants to change the subject as soon as possible. The truth is Obama did what most politicians and spokespeople of color do: Blame "white" America for the problems and lack of progress of black Americans, and imply that "typical white folks" are the problem rather than the comments of his racist pastor or the ascent of the congregation to his words. A truthful speech would have pointed out that the black liberation theology of the sixties as practiced in the church of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright is part of the great racial hangover in America and he wants no part of it. Once predominantly Republican voters, today's black population has been fooled by LBJ's great society, beguiled by race hustlers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and played by charlatans like Louis Farrakhan and Malcolm Zulu Shabazz. Obama did not mention that. They have been co-opted by a Democratic party that wants their votes and gives them crumbs in return. The Democrats, who run most of America's big cities, make sure they keep the slums full, the schools inferior and taxpayer funded programs available to those who wish to maintain the plantation lifestyle of the Old South in the New North. He failed to mention that. We'll take care of you if you vote for us. We'll give you sustenance and the Republicans will only teach you how to fish. Bound by the chains of low expectations today's "typical" Black American foolishly votes for the party that keeps them on the edge of society, while it denigrates successful blacks who preach and practice the values of success by being a part of society rather than apart from it. He failed to mention that. The truth is that the lessons of history are difficult, but you have to be able to read and the Democrats make sure that blacks can't read well enough to understand those lessons.