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Who Are the Real Racists, Newt and Rick, or Juan and Chris? ^ | 01-23-12 | stolinsky

Posted on 01/22/2012 5:50:19 PM PST by stolinsky


Who Are the Real Racists, Newt and Rick, or Juan and Chris?

David C. Stolinsky
Jan. 23, 2012

I used to work at a major university medical center. One of my most respected colleagues was a pediatric hematologist. She was an expert on sickle-cell disease, which afflicts mainly blacks. It causes repeated painful episodes, chronic anemia, and premature death. She established a clinic for these patients.

One day a liberal activist wandered in, looking for trouble. That’s what activists do. The activist noted that almost all the patients in the clinic were black children, teenagers, and young adults. The obvious conclusion: racism!

Why else would a white doctor be taking care of black patients? Because she had devoted years to studying their illness? Because she had a deep desire to help them? No, because she wanted to segregate the clinics according to race. Of course. What else could it be? Indeed, whites are all racists, even if − no, especially if − they don’t know they are racists. The elite learn that at the university.

The activist filed a complaint. As a result, the doctor had to take time away from caring for her patients and doing research on their disease, in order to defend herself. Eventually, the doctor was exonerated, but do you think that this episode raised her morale? Do you believe that suspicion was ever completely removed from her or her clinic? Do you imagine that the health of African Americans was improved? Do you suppose that the treatment of sickle-cell disease was advanced?

But there were people who benefitted from this episode − the activists. Their power was increased, and everyone at the hospital and the university was reminded of the danger of offending them. True, the activists’ complaint was rejected, but it had the intended effect: intimidation.

This sad tale has a moral: Don’t try to remedy problems affecting minorities. Don’t even identify these problems, much less talk about them in public. It’s far safer to ignore the problems. That way, the problems will never be solved, but at least you won’t be falsely accused of racism.

You see, the real objective is not to solve the problems. If they were solved, minorities wouldn’t need liberal activists to help them. And then, minorities wouldn’t believe they need to vote for the Democratic Party all their lives. No, the real objective is to pretend to do something about the problems, and to demonize Republicans as racists − and thereby to perpetuate the problems, and perpetuate the power of the liberal establishment.

There are many examples. Recently Newt Gingrich was accused of racism for answering a question from Juan Williams by addressing him as “Juan.” No matter that he and other politicians − including President Obama − address other journalists by their first names. No, “Juan” is a code word for “black.” This far-fetched accusation was echoed by the New York Times editorial page and by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, an honor graduate of the Keith Olbermann School of Ranting.

Revealingly, Matthews himself referred to Williams as “Juan.” Apparently whether a word is code for “black” depends not on the word itself, but on who says it − proving that the code exists only in the minds of liberals.

The question Williams asked Gingrich was itself an accusation of racism. Gingrich had stated that it would be better for teenagers − not black teenagers, just teenagers − to be paid for helping school janitors than to receive food stamps. Williams claimed that this was a racist insult to minorities, especially blacks.

The unspoken subtext to Williams’ assertion was that it is quite all right for black teenagers to receive food stamps, but it would be demeaning for them to work even part-time as janitors. That is, receiving aid from the government is not demeaning, but cleaning their own school is demeaning. Taking a handout from taxpayers, many of whom are hardly better off than they are, is not demeaning, but honest work is demeaning? Really?

If there is a value system better designed to keep minorities in poverty, I have yet to hear of it. But according to Williams, who should do the janitorial work at schools − Latinos? Then who is the real racist, Gingrich or Williams? Oh wait, Democrats can’t be racists, only Republicans can. I almost forgot, sorry.

Then we have Rick Santorum. Talking heads accused him of racism because he spoke about the disproportionately high abortion rate of black babies. The disproportion is indisputable. The abortion rate for blacks is higher than that for Latinos, so poverty cannot be the only factor involved, and the rate for whites is lower still. If complaining about this racial disparity is racist, was complaining about slavery also racist? Using this inverted logic, the abolitionists were racists, but the slave owners were not.

Santorum was also accused of talking about “black families” on welfare. But in fact, Santorum had talked about the unsustainability of the welfare state, and the indignity of multi-generational welfare dependency. He had not singled out African Americans, as the NPR reporter claimed he did.

Did the reporter lie? Or did the reporter hear what he expected to hear because of leftist indoctrination? I don’t know, and I don’t care. The function of a reporter is to report. The function of a commentator is to comment. Apparently, journalism schools no longer teach this fundamental distinction, and both are called “journalists.” Even more sadly, many reporters now believe their role is to advance the liberal agenda. Similarly, many judges and educators believe the same thing.

If you want to take over a nation, you don’t have to subvert the army and stage a coup. You don’t have to convince the voters to back your plan. You don’t have to persuade legislators to enact your agenda. All you need to do is infiltrate the schools of journalism, law, and education, and wait a generation or two. The journalists, educators, and judges you indoctrinate will do the job for you.

Report the facts? Teach the truth? Rule according to the Constitution? What outmoded ideas! Use your power not to carry out the duties of your profession, but to advance your agenda.

And in an election year, feel free to misquote and insult politicians with whom you disagree. Whatever words your opponents use, claim they are code words for racist slurs. Whatever point they make, report it in the worst possible light. And if all else fails, just make things up and fabricate a “news” story. If you throw enough mud, some will stick.

But who are the real racists? They are the ones who block attempts to solve problems affecting minorities. They do so by making false accusations of racism against those who point out the problems and propose solutions. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are no more racists than was my colleague who devoted herself to treating sickle-cell disease. But they are accused of racism by activists who remain in power by making sure that the problems remain unsolved.

Dr. Stolinsky writes on political and social issues. Contact: You are welcome to publish or post these articles, provided that you cite the author and website.

TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: chrismatthews; foodstamps; juanwilliams; racism

1 posted on 01/22/2012 5:50:24 PM PST by stolinsky
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To: stolinsky

Liberals hate black people.

2 posted on 01/22/2012 5:54:01 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: stolinsky

When my wife was in high school, she did janitorial work in the offices of an industrial company. I was a “grease monkey” at a service station for twelve hours a day during summer vacation from high school. Of course, that was back in the late 50’s before food stamps. Guess we were just born too soon.

3 posted on 01/22/2012 5:58:00 PM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: stolinsky

Juan and Chris

4 posted on 01/22/2012 5:58:24 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: stolinsky

“MSNBC’s Chris Matthews let his obsession with race get the best of him after Obama’s first State of the union speech. In his usual long-winded gush he declared that Obama’s oration was so excellent, `I forgot he was black tonight for an hour.’”

Mike Cullen, `Whiny Little Bitch, Obama’s Excuse Filled Presidency’

5 posted on 01/22/2012 6:02:44 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: stolinsky

Blacks have become overly sensitive because liberals have made sure that they find racism at every turn. You can’t say boy, spades, or lynch for fear a liberal will scream racism no matter in what context you use the word. I remember a black woman became upset because the word nigardly (stingy) is in the dictionary.

They have beaten the word to death and frayed the card so badly that all of the race baiters are being shown for who and what they are, bigoted racists.

For the most part I ignore JUAN. He’s the perfect example of a race baiting blind liberal. He can explain to God someday why he chose to do the things he has done. I don’t think the Lord will be smiling.

6 posted on 01/22/2012 6:11:41 PM PST by mardi59 (Newt brings hope, and change is coming. 2012!!)
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To: sauropod


7 posted on 01/22/2012 6:28:43 PM PST by sauropod (You can elect tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: MuttTheHoople
Liberals hate black people.

There is a reason the Klan like the Democrat party, and they left their mark on it over the 110 years that it was their home. I imagine the few remaining Klan sympathizers are thrilled with what their party has done to people they despise.

8 posted on 01/22/2012 6:59:05 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: stolinsky
There are many examples. Recently Newt Gingrich was accused of racism for answering a question from Juan Williams by addressing him as “Juan.”

Weren't Gingrich and Williams both Fox News contributors? Hard to imagine Newt calling Juan Mr. Williams on air or even when the met in the halls or at the Christmas party.

9 posted on 01/22/2012 7:03:26 PM PST by Mike Darancette (11/06/2012: Starts "Occupy the White House")
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To: tumblindice

`I forgot he was black tonight for an hour.’”

And no one said what do you mean by that racist comment Chris?

He gets the media free pass award.

Other award winning quotes of the past
“ a few years back he would be getting us coffee” Kennedy and Clinton
VP Biden, “he’s clean and doesnt speak like the others”

10 posted on 01/23/2012 4:57:04 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: MuttTheHoople

More accurately, Liberals love black people; when they can use them as weapons against the opposition. Aside from that, not so much.

11 posted on 01/23/2012 5:07:28 AM PST by liberalh8ter (I don't like what the world has become....)
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To: ronnie raygun
Other award winning quotes of the past

"I think one man is just as good as another so long as he's not a n*gger or a Chinaman. Uncle Will says that the Lord made a White man from dust, a n*gger from mud, then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion Negroes ought to be in Africa, Yellow men in Asia and White men in Europe and America."
--Democrat President Harry Truman

"I'll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years."
-- Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson

"The only concession I might make to him(King Saud) is to give him the 60 million jews we have in the United States"
-- Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt

"I did not lie awake at night worrying about the problems of Negroes."
-- Democrat Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy

"These Negroes, they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we've got to do something about this, we've got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference. For if we don't move at all, then their allies will line up against us and there'll be no way of stopping them, we'll lose the filibuster and there'll be no way of putting a brake on all sorts of wild legislation. It'll be Reconstruction all over again."
-- Democrat Senator Lyndon B. Johnson

".....African-Americans watch the same news at night that ordinary Americans do. "
-- Democrat President Bill Clinton

“Segregation Forever!!”
–- Democrat Governor George Wallace campaign slogan

12 posted on 01/23/2012 8:52:34 AM PST by laotzu
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