Skip to comments.Brian Coulter: The dream vs. the scheme
Posted on 02/15/2014 10:59:39 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Curiously sandwiched between Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month, and with his approval rating diving like the mercury in thermometers, Barack Obama remarked, Theres no doubt that theres [sic] some folks who just really dislike me because they dont like the idea of a black president.
For the sake of argument, lets assume Obama is correct. Even so, he is referencing an intractable and small minority, all the while forgetting he was able to achieve the presidency twice. The skin-deep excuse he is using to insulate himself against justly deserved criticism is especially unconvincing.
Obama then acknowledged the possibility some people continue to support him precisely because he is black.
If hes right either way, how nakedly does it fly in the face of the Rev. Kings dream, the one where he envisioned a world where his own children would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character?
Black liberal columnist Leonard Pitts recently decried conservatives referencing Kings I have a dream speech, and seems especially bothered that racial injustice isnt a one-way street, making the strange non-sequitur acknowledgement that sometimes a conservative black is also mistreated. Pitts offers nary a word about the sharp rise in black-on-white crime, nor even the black-on-black murder rate. King, a Republican, dreamed of a colorblind society, but reason and justice dictate this vision isnt what he had in mind.
So, who to blame for the abnegation of the dream, the alleged universal mob of faceless haters Obama referenced, or the president and his powerful purveyors of racial grievance?
As Obama put it in 2010 on Univision while pandering to Hispanics, Were gonna punish our enemies, and were gonna reward our friends. The promise of political spoils is nothing new, but attacking anti-amnesty legislators and their supporters, a threat made along racial lines is, pardon the expression, beyond the pale.
Obamas nutty former pastor and mentor, Jeremiah Wright, shared his version of the racial gospel with an audience on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, declaring the tea party movement as nothing but a 2.0 upgrade of the lynch mobs.
The extremists within this grassroots movement share a platform dedicated to lowering burdensome taxes, elimination of the national debt, outlawing deficit spending, protecting free markets, adherence to the Constitution, checking and reducing the size and scope of government, and fostering self-reliance and local independence, to name a few. How race plays into these Wright did not say.
Though we wish we could, who can forget Vice President Joe Bidens August 2012 prediction for an America under Mitt Romneys economic leadership, given in 49 percent black Danville, Va., when he cynically asserted, complete with a contrived authentically black accent, They gonna put yall back in chains?
Romney, readers may have learned, is father to an adopted black child, the same child hard-left MSNBC hosts and occasional White House guests ridiculed by singing One of these things is not like the other while guffawing at the otherwise whiteness of the Romneys family photo.
A violent phenomenon taking place nationwide is the predatory knockout game, where attackers approach unsuspecting people and sucker punch them in the face, often rendering them unconscious, and in some cases killing the victim. This game is just as often referred to as polar bear hunting by black perpetrators because the violence is largely black-on-white.
In December, the Obama Justice Department, headed by Eric Holder, who is black, imposed federal hate crime charges against one of the thugs, perhaps to make a statement.
It turns out the condemned is a rare white participant who struck a 79-year-old black man. The scores of other perpetrators arent guilty of racial hate in the Obama Justice Departments eyes. There is a strange and terrible racial reckoning at work here.
A far cry from Kings injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, Holders inspiration is drawn from the perilous idea that race, and only race, is all that matters. If not colorblind justice, but color-centric justice must be applied to balance the racial account in Holders eyes, then its still justice to him, and to the president who shields him. To them, We shall overcome has a dire and different meaning.
We will not see the dream come true while a near-constant parade of scandals, lies, failures, and vendettas marring Obamas tenure like zits in a ninth-grade class photograph causes us to doubt not only his dedication to racial harmony, but his competence to govern this nation of multiple colors, creeds, religions, and national origins.
King gave us hope. Obama brought us change, but not for the better.
A caller to a talk show this week (forget which one) made an excellent point.
Said “I get the feeling Obama dislikes me a lot more then I dislike him.”
...but attacking anti-amnesty legislators and their supporters, a threat made along racial lines is, pardon the expression, beyond the pale...
Interesting. I have no doubt that if you are white, if you are in business, if you believe in freedom, if you happen to think (and it is legal to do so) that government has become too big and oppressive, you are Barack Obama’s enemy. And he works harder to punish you than to try to actually solve America’s problems.
President “shuck and jive” pushing the race button. Last refuge of the incompetent
So let's replace him with Alan West and we'll see who screams.
Damn! Does this mean that Socialist/Marxist Idiot is out?
I don't like the idea of a red President, in the sense of Commie red. If we had Thomas Sowell as our President, I would be in the clouds (hopefully for eight years).
I mentioned Thomas Sowell in a post after yours, but you’re right - Alan West would be even better. Then we’d see who the real racists are (hint - their party name begins with a “D”).
"Beyond the Pale" originally meant the part of Ireland not under effective English control--"pale" deriving from the Latin palus, stake.
Ann didn’t write this. Look again.
An old friend and former co-worker of mine is one of those “mountain man” reenactors who act like those guys.
Who’s “Brian Coulter?”
Yes, some of those guys take the reenactment stuff pretty seriously.
Then there are some guys here in the mountains who, besides the big pickup trucks and lots warmer gear, still spend plenty of time living a mountain life. Tough hombres.
I live an hour or so north of “Colter’s Hell,” which was the derisive term applied to the Yellowstone Park area after Colter spent time there.
When he headed back east and described the place, few wanted to believe his reports of hot springs, bubbling cauldrons, geisers and the like: hence Colter’s Hell.
You probably know all that. What a life (albeit short) he lived, right?