Skip to comments.Eradicating racism not what the left really wants
Posted on 05/19/2014 2:04:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Two recent incidents -- the US Supreme Court's decision to uphold Michigan's ban on affirmative action and LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling's bigoted comments - underscore what the left so badly wants us to believe: that white America is inherently, hopelessly racist. Unfortunately it seems the left - which ignores racism committed by non-whites -- wants to use racism to impose draconian control measures on private citizens, while convincing minorities the left is their only hope for justice.
The Court's ruling on Michigan's affirmative action ban, for instance, should be considered a victory to anyone claiming to want a color-blind society that judges people on character and ability, not skin color. The Michigan law rightly says racism is wrong and therefore race cannot be considered in university admissions. But, defying logic, liberals call this racist. In her dissenting opinion, in fact, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said the Court's ruling strengthens the barriers erected against racial minorities.
But Sotomayor ignores statistics that show minority enrollment in public university systems is up, even where bans on affirmative action are in place. In other words, institutions can and do implement outreach efforts without being forced to do so.
Still Sotomayor stresses that equality can only be achieved through artificial means and that minorities should be held to a lower standard to achieve this so-called equality. Liberal news franchises across America were quick to celebrate Sotomayor's "passionate" opinion and denounce the "conservative justices" for their "racist" views - all while plying the public with sordid examples of racism as proof that artificial intervention is needed. But what does this accomplish other than to promote division and anger on both sides by underscoring the idea that minorities are helpless victims of white society, and that only the left is interested in making things right?
The media are salivating even more over the vile comments made by Donald Sterling to his girlfriend, who illegally secretly recorded their private conversations. Saying he didn't want his girlfriend bringing black people to basketball games, Sterling's comments were ugly and people are right to be offended. But does it really warrant the 24-hour coverage it's getting? Well, yes, if it can serve the purpose of painting all whites as racists. Even President Obama felt it worthy to weigh in on the issue all the way from Malaysia.
But if Obama is really offended by racism, why hasn't he said one word about Michigan resident Steven Utash, the white man severely beaten by a mob of black men?
Obama once said if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon Martin, the black teen who was killed in a 2012 altercation with "white Hispanic" George Zimmerman. Obama had no trouble exploiting the death of a teenager to stoke the embers of America's smoldering race problem -- and probably garner sympathy votes to boot in what was then an election year. But would Obama think Utash's assailants look like his would-be son, or does that case not evoke the same type of emotion Obama can use to his party's benefit in this election year?
Obama vocally condemned Zimmerman as part of America's race problem, but says nothing about his good friend, rapper Jay-Z, who publically wears a coaster-sized medallion of the Five Percent Nation, an offshoot of the Nation of Islam which holds that white people are "weak, wicked and inferior."
Likewise, Obama's never denounced Spike Lee's frequent and hateful anti-white rants, nor has our president made meaningful mention of the horrible "knockout" game where countless cases have been documented of black youths randomly punching white people, some fatally so.
Where are Eric Holder and Jessie Jackson on these incidents? Where are the vigils, the marches, the presidential press conferences? The left wants us to believe they're opposed to racism, but largely remain silent when it's committed by non-whites. In fact, to date, the only time Obama's Department of Justice has charged someone with a "hate crime" for the knockout game was when it was once perpetrated by a white man against a black man.
Sterling, meanwhile, is facing million dollar fines and lifetime suspension from the NBA. His disgusting comments violated NBA league rules, but it's important to remember they were made in private. Detestable as such bigoted speech is, like it or not, citizens still have the right to speak freely in the privacy of their homes - don't they? If not, we are all on a dangerous slippery slope toward total speech and thought control in America.
While no one on the left is criticizing Sterling for his other immoral behavior of adultery and cavorting with prostitutes, his racist comments will no doubt be used as a precedent to further apply other control measures against American citizens for expressing views and beliefs that don't fit approved speech codes, while other forms of blatant racism are completely ignored.
If the left really wanted to end racism, for starters, at least, it could try encouraging racists to turn to God for deliverance from their hatred, but of course liberals want God removed from all corners of the public square. The truth is eradicating racism is not what the left really wants. They thrive on it because they can use it to deepen divisions, control citizens' actions, and secure political support by painting themselves as the champions of equality. Exploiting racism this way for their own gains accomplishes many things. Unfortunately, unity isn't one of them.
and if Michelle is really offended by racism she'd understand that
Given a choice one would rather be stopped on the street because my skin color.. rather than knocked to the street because by skin color.
Problem - Reacriton - Solution
Anything that gets rid of the problem eliminates the need for a state sponsored solution....
Well, when you see what is happening in South Africa, it makes you wonder what happened to the vision of a peaceful, multi-cultural South Africa.
Given a choice one would rather be stopped on the street because of skin color.. rather than knocked to the street because of skin color.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
— Racist white cracker
They want to keep minorities down, poor and unhappy. They will do whatever it takes to keep them that way.
Thesis, antithesis, synthesis.
Mandela was a Communist. Peaceful multiculturalism is not the goal of Communists. They just advertise that way because they know that people would reject them if they were honest.
Democrats need blacks to be perpetual victims so that they can be their saviors. And the fact that nothing gets better under Rat control is just more “proof” of systemic racism.
I have believed for long time, equality is not what the slave owners, as you call them, really want. They want to be, well, slave owners. Praise The Lord for the second amendment. We may need it someday.
“There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well.” - Booker T. Washington
I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves. - Harriet Tubman
Slaves don't want to be free; they want to be masters.
Divide, divide, divide, cause anger, jealousy, rage, hostility between people. THIS is what they want, and THIS is what they do. Day in and day out, minute by minute.
They want power, and they cause strife to get it.