Skip to comments.EXTREME Black Anger in Chicago at Obama: “He done did it. He ruined it for us...
Posted on 10/08/2012 7:05:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Here in Chicago, I regularly meet with a group of friends who call themselves The Think Squad; these are men and women who are prominent members of the black community in Hyde Park and the Citys south side. None of them supported Barack Obamas presidential bid in 2008 but most begrudgingly voted for him because they freely admit race-pride was their motivating factor. These people knew Obama when he was a state senator and saw him do absolutely nothing for blacks in Chicago back then and they similarly saw Obama do nothing for blacks (or any of his constituents in general) as a United States Senator. The Think Squad has always seen through Obama and continues to speak out about his failings. Expect them, and other blacks coast to coast, to become even more vocal about the magical first black president after he loses in November and the anger of how much that punk wasted really comes to a boil and people no longer feel intimidated or threatened when the Obamas have left the White House for Hawaii next January. Thats when people will REALLY let it all fly, once the Obamas are no longer even a vestigial presence in Chicago and people have no fear at all in talking about what a sham their marriage is and how the two of them benefitted from affirmative action and white guilt their entire lives.
The problem, for blacks in Chicago, is that the Obamas have actually ruined that white guilt for the rest of us, as the Think Squad put it last night at an impromptu after-church-programs dinner I enjoyed with some of the more outspoken Thinkers in a little Mexican restaurant near the south side. I try to go to as many of these events as Im invited to because I always learn something new about how much many blacks actually detest Barack Obama, despite the fact that 95% of black voters are still going to cast their ballots for him in November. Look, you just have to understand that if theres a chance to vote for someone who looks like us on a ticket, especially for president, we aint gonna vote for no Romney. You put Allen West on a ticket some time and youll have blacks forgetting they were ever Democrat. Put that Mia Love on a ticket and watch blacks go nuts for her as VP or something in the future. Democrat Party Who? they will say because if you look at the skin and it looks like yours thats just how you vote. This is the truth. Am I lying?, one older Thinker asked the table.
No, you aint lying. Thats just how it is. Thats why people need to THINK. Think about what the Democrats really do for black people. They dont do S*** and we all know it, another Thinker said before chomping a big chip with salsa and eliciting knowing nods and smiles from the rest of the table.
As we waited for our food to arrive most Thinkers enjoyed their margaritas and I sipped on my Coke while we talked about how consensus in the black community is that white guilt has been all used up and that they were fools to put all the eggs in one basket with Obama. Ive never been clear on who they is in a sentence like that and the Thinkers were pretty torn on it themselves. They could be Democrats, who decided they wanted to run the first viable black presidential candidate in 2008 and that person should be Obama (and not Harold Ford Jr., whom the Clintons were actually grooming for years to fill that niche in the future but who ruined his chances for national office by marrying a blonde white woman instead of a black wife like a Michelle whod be described by someone like Snoop Dog as having a big a***).
Harold Ford Junior, or should I say Harold Ford LOSER was a damn fool. He could have been president some day but he married that white woman. You dont marry a white woman, especially not a blonde, because you lose black voters that way. Black women hate black men that marry white women and they hate those white b****** for stealing our black men, interjected a grandmother to my right in a gorgeous gray shawl and funky thick-framed glasses. Harold threw it all away because he wanted to dunk his donut in the cafe au lait and I hope hes enjoying that now because he aint ever going to be president because of it.
That line got a lot of laughs at the table, as did most of what Gray Shawl said because its always disarming when someone who looks like your favorite teacher in grade school drops food metaphors for sex.
The subject of using up all the white guilt is an interesting one that dominated a large part of the conversation as we ate our meal. Speaking openly about this, the Think Squad told me in no uncertain terms that for decades black people have counted on white guilt to get stuff, whatever we wanted and that if the government or a corporation or whatever wouldnt give in to demands from blacks theyd just scream racism until everyone got scared and gave up.
Theyd give up pretty easy too, actually. It was a game people played. You wanted something and you just had to time it right. The City especially would race to get you whatever you asked for if they thought Jesse would show up with his guys and scream and yell about racism if Daley didnt give them what they wanted, a Thinker told me about how easy it was for blacks to manipulate the system in Chicago by using threats of RACISM! cries to essentially extort Mayor Daley for concessions.
Daley was smart. He never wanted black people to be picketing anything in Chicago. So all it would take would be a call from Jesse where hed make the threat and the next day Daley would give in. He was no fool. He didnt want no trouble. Worked like a charm for thirty years!, an older Thinker across from me said, between bites of his steak burrito.
I learned that white guilt was a finite resource for blacks that many people believe has now been depleted during the Obama presidency. This is something that causes EXTREME anger in black ranks because Obama didnt care about what happens to everyone after hes gone and living in that big house in Hawaii they bought for him. Thats a reference to the $35 million retirement estatethat wealthy Chicagoans like Penny Pritzker are working to purchase for the Obamas for occupancy come January 2013 when they are forced to move out of Washington. Like Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos before them, after they leave power theyll be exiled to the greater Honolulu area to hold court on Oahu and live a life of pampered extravagance as a new Hawaiian royal family for the rest of their days.
Thats all good for Barack and Michelle, but what happens to the rest of us? We aint getting squat from any of this. Worse, we dont get to exploit the white guilt any more because thats not there these days. Its all gone. He done did it. He ruined it for us. White people dont feel guilty no more and wont do stuff for us now that they used to do so fast you wouldnt believe it, a Thinker in a bright, pretty pink blouse offered. All of it is gone. They used it all up to elect him and to scream at anyone who said boo to him in the last four years. White people got used to being called racist all the time and arent scared about it anymore. I have no idea how Im going to get funding for my programs now because I always counted on white people being too scared to say no to anything we needed at work. This is a disaster for the black community and its all because they put all the eggs in his basket and he f***ed it all up.
It might be strange for you to imagine a very nice group of black professionals openly longing for the days when they could use white guilt as a bargaining chip to get things they wanted or needed, but this is just how things worked in the black community for the last forty years and everyone knew it. Think of it like having a little sister, as one Thinker explained to me, and your sibling is scared of spiders. So, if you want to take her cookie from her or to steal away one of her toys, you know you can run up to her with a Halloween rubber spider on a thread and dangle it over her head until she cries because she is so afraid of that spider. She will do anything to get that spider away from her so she will give you whatever you want.
Only thing is if you dangle that spider over her head too often she starts getting used to it and starts realizing that its not that scary anymore you used it too much and eventually shell snatch it away from you and see its just rubber and she wont ever be afraid again.
Miss Muffett on her tuffett wised up, whatever a tuffett is I dont right know, said Gray Shawl. Its bad for all of us that the spider dont scare white folk no more. Barack used it too much and those dummies around him didnt keep it in reserve like we always did before. Now white people arent scared and they wont give in so easily. Its going to be harder to get money or to scare people in the City to do what we want. No one is scared of black people anymore now like they used to be and thats a bad thing for our community.
Think about that. I mean, really think about it. Its true, isnt it?
Dont even think about how cities are extorted by black community leaders with threats of accusing the City of being racist or how big corporations have been shaken down for years by the combined antics of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Henry Gates (the Justice Brothers) but think about your own personal interactions with a lot of black people at work who have casually played cards like this against you or the big boss in the past. For many years, a lot of white people have been afraid to challenge black coworkers on anything because they were scared the black person would cry RACISM!. False accusations of racism have been the go-to defense for bad performance reviews and explanations for workplace conflict because collectively white people have been so scared out of their minds of being labeled a racist that they in many cases just went along with whatever the black person wanted to avoid that conflict.
Two or three generations of black people have been taught that if you want something in this country and you receive even the least bit of resistance to it, just accuse the white people standing in your way of being racist and you will get everything you want and then some.
Talking to the Think Squad about this is kind of like being a gay man at the table who knows how sex and muscle mass kind of do the same thing in the gay community. The looks card is the gay equivalent of the race card in that if a gay guy wants something he just has to look great, be in amazing shape, and essentially prostitute his body to get ahead in the world. Many young straight women do the same thing, while they can, using their own looks. Black peoples secret weapon has been their skin color for decades because its a card they could always play when they wanted to advance but they just couldnt do so on merit.
Thats just when you say, Oh, is this because I am black? and then people go running like its a fire drill to do whatever you want. Its funny. But, this doesnt work as much anymore and its because of Barack, Pretty Pink Blouse admitted. i think he ruined it for good. I mean, theres been a black president. Most white people voted for him. They think theyve done enough and arent afraid anymore.
You know how people on TV would say I have black friends and that was the thing theyd spit out when someone called them a racist? Well the new thing to say now is I voted for Obama and that proves you are not a racist. Aint nobody saying they have black friends now. It is all I voted for Obama and that is proof you arent a racist. People arent scared anymore.
I love the Think Squad. They are hilarious. I have always had a great time with them and leave our meetings stuffed to the gills with great food and thinking about all sorts of amazing things on the long train ride back home to Boystown. Sitting at a table with these prominent Chicago black professionals is kind of like having a meal with David Copperfield, Doug Henning, Harry Anderson, Penn & Teller, and even Harry Houdini its like sitting there and soaking up all the secrets to the magic tricks and getting to see what happens backstage. Once youre clued in to how things REALLY work, its impossible not to see it all the time. In fact, once you see this stuff you can never unsee it.
Its a simple fact, folks: white guilt really was finite. And it also was a resource that many blacks depended on for survival. It was their ace in the hole and the magic GOLDEN TICKET they always held in reserve when everything else failed and they were about to lose something they wanted and so theyd just accuse someone white who was in their way of being a racist. If something big was at stake for the community, theyd call up Jesse, or Al, or Henry and theyd band together with other blacks to scream and yell and accuse all sorts of people of being racist to make as much noise as possible. They almost always got what they wanted in a matter of a day or two because white people lived in daily terror of being labeled racists by the Justice Brothers.
All of this has changed now.
White people are about as scared of false accusations of racism as they are of rubber Halloween spiders.
This applies to the diminished power of the Justice Brothers but also to rank and file blacks on the ground in cities like Chicago who are realizing that their bosses are no longer afraid of being called racists if they dont give blacks promotions they didnt really earn or breaks they dont deserve when theyve done something wrong.
It is a whole new ballgame, because Democrats exhausted the national reserve of white guilt to elect Barack Obama and to eviscerate his critics for the last four years. There is just no more white guilt left for blacks to keep using the way they always have and that has created palpable anger on the ground.
Yes, 95% of blacks who head to the polls to vote will be voting for Obama in four weeks because his skin looks like theirs and race-pride is an emotional pull that just cant be overcome. When Republicans run a black candidate on a national ticket (hopefully in 2020 with Allen West as Paul Ryans VP) they too will benefit from race-pride voting and Democrats will be stunned that blacks abandoned them so easily.
But, theres a large contingent of blacks who voted in 2008 who will not be voting this year.
I saw them out there shaking their butts four years ago, shouting Its the Black House now! because Obama was going to win and these people had never got up to vote before but they did because they wanted to vote for a black president. Well, that black president aint done diddly squat for them just as he aint never did nothing while he was a senator or in Washington so just you watch these butt-shakers from the past will be sitting on their butts this time. They aint gonna vote and they aint giving Old Clem the street money this time neither, Gray Shawl explained.
This is a reference to a precinct captain here in Chicago named Clem whos called Old Clem by locals and who hires the thugs to prowl the neighborhoods on election day to force black people to the polls to vote Democrat. The street money is the roughly $2 or $3 million that Democrats typically distribute in Chicago in black neighborhoods to secure wins in urban areas. Each thug hired for the day gets between $100 to $200 to essentially threaten people door to door to make sure they voted. Precinct captains get the list of who has voted already and if its a few hours before polls close and you didnt vote yet, youll get a visit from the thugs to remind you.
Ive been repeatedly told by the Think Squad and others that Democrats have made the strategic decision to not pay out street money this year to these goons so black voter turnout in Chicago will be nowhere near what it was in 2008 as a result. Further depressing that number is the simple fact that blacks feel Barack Obama didnt do anything for them as President while also making life harder for them by taking away the white guilt they depended on for years.
This is a big deal. Aint nobody talking about it. But its real. Hes in big trouble over this, but sadly were all in trouble too, I remember one Thinker telling me as we were leaving the restaurant and saying goodbye last night. I dont know what were going to do now that white people arent scared of us any more. A lot of people are going to have to fend for themselves and it aint gonna be pretty. The magics all gone because they used it all up. And what did we get out of it? Nothing. Not a damn thing.
UPDATE: Almost as soon as I posted this article, I saw that actress Stacey Dash is under fire today for making comments about the election that are very Think Squad in nature. Dash is black and is best known for her role as Dionne in the 1995 film Clueless (which was like the Breakfast Club for MY generation since that came out right around when I was a senior in high school/college freshman). Dash endorsed Romney today and said voting for him is the only way to save the country from ruin.
Shes a Thinker.
Watch the Left do its level best to villainize her today.
Ive told you before that the Democrat Party will collapse if blacks, gays, Jews, and Hispanics stop voting based on identity and start voting because of ideology. Im a gay conservative who deals with the Alinsky attacks on me on a daily basis because I dared to leave the Democrat plantation. Dash will suffer these same attacks now too. Democrats are totalitarian in their drive to prevent their identity-bloc coalition from crumbling.
Kudos to Dash for being brave enough to speak out openly! Please send her a message at her website and thank her for her courage!
Shes an honorary Think Squad Member in my book!
Not for 'rats. They only have Emotion Squads.
Obama's "community organizing" left Chicago neighborhoods in ruins.
Grim proving ground for Obama's housing policy
"About 99 of the units are vacant, many rendered uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage. Mice scamper through the halls. Battered mailboxes hang open. Sewage backs up into kitchen sinks. In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale - a score so bad the buildings now face demolition."
HillBuzz is a trip.
I have to admit I check it out to get the low-down on the low-down himself.
Politics makes for strange bed-fellows, or so I’ve heard.
Just skim thru and read these quotes by “Think”. If the comments attributed to the “Think” are indicative of minorities across the country, is it any wonder they (and we) are in the fix we’re in???
Also — Kevin DuJan is a decent enough writer. He needs to leave the homo-cred schtick behind.
You got an obamaphone - now shut up.
Think about that. I mean, really think about it. Its true, isnt it?
Oh hell yes, people are thinking about it. Generations --- GENERATIONS --- built on this twisted philosophy, and how many billions of dollars wasted....? Yet, if your skin is pale and you say it out loud, you become a target.
GOD DAMN DEMOCRATS TO ETERNAL HELL!!!!
I’m not sure I want to take this for fact, or a poorly developed plant to buck up conservatives. It’s just too formulated and repetitive.
But, I’ve also felt voter turnout in Chicago will be rather low compared to recent presidential elections. Mostly because of the apathy within democrat ranks this year. Low Black turnout would just be icing on the cake. I’d love to see that happen.
That being said, let’s take this piece as factual. I don’t give a damn for these people’s problems. They brought it on themselves and have no one but themselves to blame for “White guilt” being a dead issue. This shows their true racist colors, and for that, BLEH!
It’s true, Obama has done NOTHING for black people, not for decent hardworking black people that’s for sure. He’s done nothing to improve life in the black community.
In fact (I said this same thing on another thread recently) one of the most annoying things about Obama is when he does reach out to the black community it is ALWAYS to the worse aspects. Like the cop “acting stupidly” and Trayvon Martin looking like he “son”.
Never anything about rising up, taking responsibility, nothing like that at all.
Obama, our first black president, basically race-baits black people at all times.
We know that liberals are "style over substance" and will do what "feels" good. The feel good thing was to vote for the first black president so they did.
They can feel good about themselves that they were part of a history making event. But, that's all in the past. There's nothing new this time. Obama's like the iPhone 5: nice but nothing new.
As long as Romney doesn't pull a Neocon on them and scare them into going to the polls they'll stay home.
Junior can’t even be congressman in Memphis anymore.
But don’t call them racist....LOL
...but a GOOD THING for the nation.
Many FReepers have been crying about how Zer0 set back race relations decades in this country. They've been saying that since the Wright tapes and Zer0's Philly "race speech." Personally, I think abolishing the infantile "white guilt" will do everyone good
These people are part of a “Think Squad?” They are “professionals?” Oh yeah, professionals, just like a lot of blacks that I’ve worked with over the years - unqualified, can’t speak or write well, angry, etc.
Screw the “Think Squad.” They are where they are in life because they are lazy, ignorant slime balls. Sweet dreams on the South Side.
Yeah, but if you read what they say, that's what they want. Their problem is he's overdone it and it doesn't work anymore. As I wrote in an above post, I'm not sure I want to take this as fact. It's just too pat a description. We'll see the truth (or not) when the Chicago election results come in...
I work for a Fortune 500 company and my dept is headed by a guy who happens to be black. I really like him and think his color has nothing to do with where he is (although he must have that suspicion hanging over his head). However, in our previous company that we owned one of our black employees set off on his own (with a white guy behind the curtain) and got himself a huge government contract and the award was based on his color. Unfortunately for him the white guy bailed on him and the black guy went bankrupt but not before scamming a lot of taxpayer dollars.
When will the blacks accept that they just need to get where they’re going on their own steam, not their color? I suppose the 12th of never will be too soon for them.
I wonder when DuJon will write a piece about Zer0’s forays into the bath house culture. He prolly has some good, first hand stories.
“...Democrats exhausted the national reserve of white guilt to elect Barack Obama...”
DAMN! That’s got a nice ring to it.
If only blacks knew who their true friends were...Republicans:
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