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The United States of Racism
Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2013 | Derek Hunter

Posted on 08/18/2013 7:14:42 AM PDT by Kaslin

To anyone who has been following the really big stories in the news – and by big, I don’t mean the silliness surrounding IRS, EPA, NSA, ObamaCare or Benghazi – it has become obvious. This is a racist country. Indeed, it is a horribly racist place.

It’s not like it used to be, with Klan rallies, Jim Crow and governors standing in schoolhouse doors. It’s much more subtle and insidious now, and it permeates every aspect of American life.

I’ve avoided saying it for a while now, but I can’t be silent anymore.

I’m talking, of course, about the really big story of the last week – the scourge of racism exposed by a simple rodeo clown at the Missouri State Fair. The aftermath of what happened there should disturb every American interested in equality.

The racist act was not some unnamed guy wearing a Barack Obama mask and lampooning the president. Nor was it Tuffy Gessling, the now “banned for life” rodeo performer who was on the microphone. No, the racist act isn’t a single act; it’s a constant series of acts committed by progressives, Democrats and their allies. It’s the insistence President Obama not be held to the same standards, not be treated the same way as other presidents and other politicians simply because of race.

It’s not breaking news the president is black. Most people, especially those of us born after the babyboomers, couldn’t care less. It was indeed a much bigger deal 40 years ago, but we are not our grandparents’ generation. The world has changed. Peoples have stopped caring about race. We’ve stopped caring about a lot of things the people in charge still obsess over, but none more than race.

This burgeoning revolution has left some people adrift in a world that soon no longer will exist. Their mind still resides in a place with separate water fountains, George Wallace ruling Alabama and the KKK marching in the streets. These people can’t let go. It is the basis of their power, their politics, their wallets. It’s sickening, and it’s un-American.

Merriam-Webster defines racism as “a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.” That can be boiled down to treating people differently, having different expectations, different standards for someone because of race. And this is how progressives treat President Obama.

There was a time when criticism, satire, downright mockery and any number of things considered “attacks” were not only accepted but cheered. From the moment of our founding, the freedom to criticize political leaders was one of the things that set us apart from the rest of the world. Now, thanks to the progressive movement, criticism, even mockery, of the president of the United States is called racism. Essentially, progressives demand a whole new standard for criticizing this president – all because of his race.

Disagreeing with Barack Obama on policy is racist. Disapproval of his handling of the economy is a Klan rally. Speaking against his feckless foreign policy is the back of the bus. To withhold consent to his every whim is to burn a cross. The substance of the critiques doesn’t matter and rarely, if ever, is even addressed.

Instead, we get analysis about the deeply racist motives that drive the opposition to the president. Why? Because the majority of these race-relics are in the media.

But these self-appointed gatekeepers, these racists holding a black man to a different standard than any of the white men who’ve held the office, are not alone. They have a powerful ally. The chief enabler of this double standard is the Enabler-In-Chief, the beneficiary of it all – President Obama.

That President Obama is held to a lower standard for honesty, effectiveness, expectation and accomplishment benefits him immeasurably. He knows this and embraces it. Were he not interested in this perversion of what is right, he could have had his official spokesman release a statement this week telling his minions, those who created this lower standard, to lighten up, that he can take a joke, and to leave the clown alone. But he didn’t.

An American man has been under a sustained attack for a week now for simply treating this president like any other president. And the only words we’ve heard from the president’s spokesman is that this was not one of Missouri’s “finer moments.” Gessling has lost his job, been accused of committing a “hate crime,” seen his life basically ruined because the president of the United States couldn’t be bothered to tell a staffer to pass along that he said “knock it off.”

That’s because he doesn’t want it “knocked off.” Maintaining the “Obama standard” for critique of a president is far more useful to him than a clown in Missouri, a cop in Cambridge, Mass., an Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida or anyone else who may stand in his way.

Progressives in the media, in non-profits and elected office are happy to help because they benefit too. They get another day off the hook for their sins and those of their progressive forefathers who donned Klan hoods, mandated “whites only” signs and blocked school doorways. Another day of people not realizing those overt racist impediments to liberty have been replaced by the covert racism of the “helping” bureaucracy.

The methods have changed, but not the goal. That the president is black doesn’t matter; the agenda matters – and the power that goes with it.

The progressive agenda is advanced, its power obtained, by dividing people. That’s why so many have embraced the lower standard for this current president.

Luckily, fewer and fewer people are falling for this “equal-but-separate” deception. With each new day, there is more indifference to the politics of race. The president is sinking in the polls not because he’s black but because America does not accept his radical progressive agenda. Calling opponents racist will fall on deaf ears increasingly as time goes by because those ears aren’t deaf, they just know they’re being lied to.

Ruining the life of a rodeo clown won’t be the Berlin Wall moment for the politics of division. But that moment is coming. We see it in the polls, in the continued ratings drops for MSNBC. Before long, we will see it at the voting polls.

And it can’t come a day too soon.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: missouristatefair; racismracebaiting; rodeoclown

1 posted on 08/18/2013 7:14:42 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

“Typical White Person,” Barry O.


2 posted on 08/18/2013 7:16:56 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Typical White Person “dittos”


3 posted on 08/18/2013 7:21:43 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Typical White Person # 999)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Typical White Person “dittos”


4 posted on 08/18/2013 7:21:48 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Typical White Person # 999)
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To: Kaslin

If this upsets you, wait until we can’t critize Hillary because she is a woman.


5 posted on 08/18/2013 7:22:05 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Kaslin

And how!


6 posted on 08/18/2013 7:22:27 AM PDT by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, proclaiming the Truth since AD 33)
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To: Kaslin

“...he could have had his official spokesman release a statement this week telling his minions, those who created this lower standard, to lighten up, that he can take a joke, and to leave the clown alone. But he didn’t.”

This just NAILS the big-eared, thinned skinned, race baiting, agitating, pretender “occupying” the White House.


7 posted on 08/18/2013 7:23:42 AM PDT by Castigar
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To: Kaslin

I suppose I’m racist for referring to Obozo as half white.

In our Orwellian paradise, the truth will not set you free, it could very well get you imprisoned.


8 posted on 08/18/2013 7:23:59 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Kaslin

The other day I was eating a banana and I was wondering if I was being racist because eating a banana looks like I am mocking black people because gorillas like bananas and then I went into a coffee shop and the guy asked me how I liked my coffee and I said milk no sugar and to me that also could be racist because why wouldn’t I like it black? Does this mean I don’t like black people? I must be racist.


9 posted on 08/18/2013 7:24:04 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Kaslin

Like saying if a white woman has a white baby then she’s racist.


10 posted on 08/18/2013 7:28:49 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

You’re white, ordering black coffee? Racist crackah, ordering blackness around just to exploit it and then discard it.


11 posted on 08/18/2013 7:31:02 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Gadsden1st

“...we can’t critize Hillary because she is a woman.”

I disagree, she is not a woman. She is just female.


12 posted on 08/18/2013 7:32:38 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Kaslin

When no other choice is left, celebrate racism. Don’t be victims.


13 posted on 08/18/2013 7:33:22 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Kaslin

There’s a quote that goes something like “History repeats itself first as tragedy then as farce” that captures where we are with race in this country pretty well. We’ve entered the goofy baroque phase that hopefully signals the beginning of the end. What’s sad is that race clowns like Sharpton have made a mockery of something that was once truly admirable. It’s sad that it’s probably going to go out on that note.


14 posted on 08/18/2013 7:35:54 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I always have that moment of guilt when I order black coffee from a dark skinned waitress named Serenya.


15 posted on 08/18/2013 7:35:58 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: EEGator

Sure she is! She cried once. Maybe it was twice : \ Remember, back in ‘08?

Sarc/off


16 posted on 08/18/2013 7:39:35 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: thesearethetimes...

What difference does it make?!?


17 posted on 08/18/2013 7:43:32 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Kaslin
What we are witnessing is desperation. Think about the immediate relationships you have with people of other races. I have several black and hispanic friends I would trust with my life. We've come a long way and the leftist progressives know it and they're desperate to stop it. United Americans are a threat to them. Bad racial relations in American is essential to leftist progressive goal.
18 posted on 08/18/2013 7:45:15 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

He’s a ‘half ass cracka’.


19 posted on 08/18/2013 7:56:29 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: ryan71
It's also a part of the agenda of those who adhere to Critical Race Theory (like Obama...remember Derrick Bell of Harvard). They believe that our culture, based on the western European model, is inherently racist and needs to be destroyed.

Not sure what they plan to replace it with, but my guess is Marxism.

20 posted on 08/18/2013 8:02:44 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: EEGator

Ah, now that one makes me sad. Not one of our “representatives” stood, and fired back that it makes a he!!uva difference, and why.

Please Lord, give us strength.


21 posted on 08/18/2013 8:03:48 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: RoosterRedux; ryan71

BTTT with both of you.


22 posted on 08/18/2013 8:05:38 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Kaslin

During the post Civil War period, the GOP successfully kept the Dems out of power by linking them to their support of the Confederacy. It worked. Now if the GOP wants to rule for a long long time, pin the Dem to Obama and his policies. Now if the stale consultants in the GOP can figure that out.


23 posted on 08/18/2013 8:06:12 AM PDT by Fee
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To: thesearethetimes...

It was quite pathetic.


24 posted on 08/18/2013 8:11:38 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Gadsden1st
I have nothing but distaste for Hillary Clinton and I would not criticize her for being a woman president,It would be because she IS a murdering pig of a woman and has no feeling for anyone or anything but money..

I have always said a woman would be an asset as president she has all the qualification one needs to run a house and country..That woman would be Sarah Palin not HILLARY THE PIG..

25 posted on 08/18/2013 8:18:52 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Kaslin
What will the black grievance industry and their moocher clientele do when they finally succeed in killing off most of the productive whites and driving the remainder away?

Who will finance their massive “Free Stuff” economy?

Do any even of them even consider what their lives will be like when they turn the entire country into another Zimbabwe and all the cities are clones of Detroit?


26 posted on 08/18/2013 8:24:46 AM PDT by Iron Munro (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: Iron Munro

What will the black grievance industry and their moocher clientele do when they finally succeed in killing off most of the productive whites and driving the remainder away?
Who will finance their massive “Free Stuff” economy?

Do any even of them even consider what their lives will be like when they turn the entire country into another Zimbabwe and all the cities are clones of Detroit?

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It will be just that ...a country like Zimbabwe and all the cities will be clones of Detroit. And they will live in it ...and just kill each other off and create starvation and continual misery — just like we see in many places in Africa and other nations run by blacks. It will be no different. I don’t know what else to say. The once Great America will be turned into a third world shit*ole, UNLESS we take it back.

But, if we don’t, I suppose SOME whites, along with many sensible others, will survive somewhere ... and they will recreate a good society ...and then the “refugees” will come begging and streaming in again. Hopefully, however, any new “white” society (and when I mean white, I don’t necessarily mean white in skin color, but more “white” in terms of self reliance and industry) will LEARN this time to remain self reliant, NOT bring in any “slaves” or low paid workers of any kind ...only to end up with permanent underclasses stuck in perpetual grievance ....

Will they? Or is this just human nature to get fat, rich, and sit on your laurels?


27 posted on 08/18/2013 10:02:14 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Kaslin
It’s not breaking news the president is black.

George Zimmerman is almost as black as he is, going by the old and racist one drop rule.

28 posted on 08/18/2013 10:53:07 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
went into a coffee shop and the guy asked me how I liked my coffee and I said milk no sugar and to me that also could be racist because why wouldn’t I like it black? Does this mean I don’t like black people? I must be racist.


29 posted on 08/18/2013 10:58:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin

The race card will be useless when we respond that the user is a child molester.


30 posted on 08/18/2013 1:53:30 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I actually had a young black man I considered a friend to tell me many years ago that I was a racist because I owned a WHITE PICKUP AND A BLACK DOG! Later on I bought a new black pickup and got a Rottweiler (black and tan). I don’t know if the new truck cured my racism at the time but I certainly feel a relapse coming on with all the crap about Trayvon Martin.


31 posted on 08/18/2013 6:28:08 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: PLD

I had a seventh grade teacher Mrs. Ruby R. who used to tell us kids that a good woman was better than any man but a bad woman was worse than any man who ever walked the Earth. I think she must have anticipated Hitlery as the example of the bad woman.


32 posted on 08/18/2013 6:32:12 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: Kaslin

Hammer - Nail - BAM!


33 posted on 08/18/2013 7:33:38 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: RoosterRedux

“They believe that our culture, based on the western European model, is inherently racist and needs to be destroyed.”

Of course, I agree they want to destroy the west but they don’t give a hoot about racism. They’re not trying to eliminate it. They’re trying to inflame it and use it as a tool.

Marxism? Yes.


34 posted on 08/19/2013 8:17:34 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: ryan71
but they don’t give a hoot about racism.

Obama and his buddies are intensely racist...they hate whitey with a passion.

35 posted on 08/19/2013 8:27:51 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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