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Lott, Race, and Cowardice In America Slouching Towards Zimbabwe (disgraceful fear) )
washingtondispatch ^ | 12/16/2002 | Patrick Rooney

Posted on 12/16/2002 8:46:40 AM PST by TLBSHOW

Lott, Race, and Cowardice In America — Slouching Towards Zimbabwe

coward \ n: one who shows disgraceful fear or timidity

In America, a senator makes a dumb statement that many understandably believe displays support for racial segregationist policies which have been discarded years ago. The senator delivers an explanation and apology for the original statement, then another one, and another. Then he promises to further “make it right” by various means, starting with appearing on a nationwide black television network to even further explain himself.

The American news media steps in, and digs up statements from the senator’s past, to further make the case that yes, this man must be a racist. Most of this “evidence” is questionable at best as to linking the present man to racism.

The political party opposing the senator is, of course, ecstatic at the revelations and the man’s political blunder. They make themselves available for the media, put on their most outraged expressions, and demand the senator step down from his position as party leader. All the while the opposing party members shrug off comments that leaders in their party and often they themselves are guilty of far more racism than the senator.

Black American cultural leaders line up to denounce the senator, though they themselves are guilty of open, habitual, and obvious racism toward white Americans. The American news media fails to point this out, in keeping with their longstanding habit.

Longtime friends and associates of the senator step forward, explaining to the American news media that the senator is not a racist, as proven by his words and actions over a period of many years. The media is not impressed, and continues its mission to destroy the senator’s career to see it’s own goals forwarded.

The senator’s own political party does not come to his aid. Many do not want to be associated with the senator, fearing that a prejudiced black electorate will link them to the senator and the foul smell of racism. The President of the United States, with this same fear in mind, repudiates the senator’s remarks without voicing support for the man himself, who the president has known and worked alongside for many years. These same politicians, and the President himself, have continually failed to similarly rebuke black critics of the senator who are guilty of open, habitual, and obvious racism toward white Americans.

One by one, leading activists, writers, political figures, analysts and others who are both in agreement with and against the politics of the senator, come forward to cast their vote. Most agree that the senator must step down as the leader of his political party, even though they provide no evidence that the senator is a racist. Many of these leaders have failed to denounce open, habitual, and obvious black racists.

Meanwhile, across the world, in southern Africa, the president of a country there has mandated a policy to forcibly seize the farmland of white citizens and give it to blacks, and thereby has encouraged all manner of violence and murder against those whites. The situation has deteriorated into near-wholesale slaughter. This president’s country has plunged into economic crisis and famine in a large part due to this seizure, with no end in sight.

Governments in the West have criticized this southern African president’s policies, and the president has now responded, not by apologizing once, twice, or more, but by saying that because of this criticism, the president will intensify this war against his own white citizens.

The American news media is largely disinterested in this story of government-sanctioned genocide and famine in southern Africa, choosing to instead focus on a dumb statement made by an American senator at a birthday party.

American political leaders from both parties are largely silent regarding the racial genocide occurring in southern Africa. They are busy instead positioning themselves far away from the tainted American senator. The President of the United States takes no serious steps to stop the southern African president’s genocide against white farmers. The U.S. President does impose a travel ban to America, but the southern African president openly violates it without American response. The southern African opposition leader is outraged by this violation, but powerless to stop his president.

Black American cultural leaders have said very little in opposition to the southern African dictator’s open genocide against whites, even though the resulting famine is wiping out millions of their fellow blacks. Instead, they are rushing to score political capital by seeking to destroy the career and reputation of a white American senator.

Worldwide pressure from American politicians and cultural leaders would help halt the ongoing race genocide and famine in Southern Africa. Instead, they seek the destruction of a white U.S. senator who said some dumb things at a birthday party.

Failure to stand on principle is cowardice.

Many of those who have caved insist that they are indeed standing on principle, the principle of holding “one of your own” accountable. This is an important principle, but it is trumped by a higher principle—that of insuring fair and equal treatment to all, regardless of color.

There is one more extremely important principle that most American leaders fail to understand—that black racism toward whites runs deep in America, and as we can see in the southern African example—elsewhere in the world. This racism, built on rage, will never be satisfied with a mere apology, or even with money. The only satisfaction to many of these racists will be blood. A failure to stand up to an irrational demand will result in increasingly irrational demands—until there is nothing left to give except life itself.

…Principle having been the first casualty of this war.


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Fear by republicans is disgusting to watch.
1 posted on 12/16/2002 8:46:40 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: Texasforever; nopardons
ping to truth
2 posted on 12/16/2002 8:52:42 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
what do you fear oh republicans?

The senator’s own political party does not come to his aid. Many do not want to be associated with the senator, fearing that a prejudiced black electorate will link them to the senator and the foul smell of racism.

The President of the United States, with this same fear in mind, repudiates the senator’s remarks without voicing support for the man himself, who the president has known and worked alongside for many years.

These same politicians, and the President himself, have continually failed to similarly rebuke black critics of the senator who are guilty of open, habitual, and obvious racism toward white Americans.

3 posted on 12/16/2002 8:54:27 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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I will just keep bumping this truth till you all get it...
4 posted on 12/16/2002 8:56:56 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
George Wallace was a Democrat.
5 posted on 12/16/2002 8:58:01 AM PST by Saundra Duffy
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To: TLBSHOW
Maybe, the President, who has worked side by side with this man for years, knows something you don't.
6 posted on 12/16/2002 8:59:20 AM PST by Republic of Texas
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To: TLBSHOW
Mugabe of Zimbabwe is a communist because he is confiscating land. The failure of "American" black cultural "leaders" to condemn him means that they are endorsing communism.
7 posted on 12/16/2002 8:59:44 AM PST by henderson field
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To: Saundra Duffy
bttt
8 posted on 12/16/2002 9:00:27 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: henderson field
democrats and racist blacks love commies
9 posted on 12/16/2002 9:02:26 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: Republic of Texas
He is scared to tell the truth about black racism and Islam!
10 posted on 12/16/2002 9:03:11 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
Repubs slouching towards liberalism via pandering
11 posted on 12/16/2002 9:04:51 AM PST by joesnuffy
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To: TLBSHOW
I dunno - flirting with segregationist and neoconfederate secessionist groups while claiming that the GOP is the ideological heir to Jefferson Davis is pretty damning evidence in my book.<p, especeially considering that he spent his college and fraternity years as a segregationist, his early working years working for a segregationist governor, etc.
12 posted on 12/16/2002 9:09:54 AM PST by Chancellor Palpatine
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To: Chancellor Palpatine
george washington owned slaves so your point is what?
13 posted on 12/16/2002 9:14:10 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
Sure, George Washington owned slaves, but that doesn't make the practice right now.

Trent Lott currently has a problem with his views on race - it is ongoing, and it is wrong.

Maybe the question that you should be asking yourself is whether you disagree with the concept of legal segregation, and work back from there.

14 posted on 12/16/2002 9:18:29 AM PST by Chancellor Palpatine
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To: Chancellor Palpatine
come on cp lets hear your fear story
15 posted on 12/16/2002 9:19:03 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
I don't get it. Are they scared of losing the black vote that they've never gotten in the first place? I'm so tired of whites bowing down to the minority race. The biggest racists in this country in today’s times are the blacks. I'm tired of apologizing for the past for which I had nothing to do with. The only segregationists in this country are the blacks, with their BET and Miss Black America Pageants and so on. It amazes me that the very people who segregate are the ones bitching about a man who believed in segregation some 40+ years ago. Damn Hypocrites!
16 posted on 12/16/2002 9:22:17 AM PST by In God I trust
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To: Chancellor Palpatine
Thanks for your post. If you would get off your fear factor we can put the race problem to bed with this issue. Instead your all too blind to see and filled with fear that you will be called a racist.

Earth to republicans you are a racist the rats say already. Who really cares what rats say?
17 posted on 12/16/2002 9:22:24 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: In God I trust
Well one way to show them is a White Beauty Show. LOL
18 posted on 12/16/2002 9:23:16 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: In God I trust
or was that snow white, humm was disney a racist?
19 posted on 12/16/2002 9:23:57 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
So tell us how you feel about legal segregation?
20 posted on 12/16/2002 9:24:17 AM PST by Chancellor Palpatine
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To: TLBSHOW
What fear story would that be?
21 posted on 12/16/2002 9:25:33 AM PST by Chancellor Palpatine
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To: TLBSHOW
There are many good points in the article.
However where the author assumes to know the personal motivations behind the President and some Republicans for repudiating Lotts comments, he is absolutely clueless.
He dismisses the possibility that people could possibly be motivated by a committment to what is right....
The author is guilty making the same sort of assumptions and false judgements he claims others are making against Lott.
24 posted on 12/16/2002 9:36:05 AM PST by Jorge
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To: TLBSHOW
Well one way to show them is a White Beauty Show. LOL

How’ bout the CET (Caucasian Entertainment Television)? That would never work because of the double standard that has taken over our country.

Example: "I want to walk up to the next white person I see and slap them and tell them that it's a black thing and they don't understand, just for my mental health". Didn't get that on the evening news, did you? In case you didn't hear this quote it was said by a NY city councilman at the Millions (about 5000 showed) for Reparations rally. Shouldn't that have gotten atleast a days worth of coverage? I am so tired of the racism in this country. Guess it's our turn now.

25 posted on 12/16/2002 9:37:19 AM PST by In God I trust
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To: TLBSHOW
You miss the point. The man needs to leave as ML because he is an idiot not because he may be a bigot.

An idiot is dangerous because he will continue to make mistakes.

26 posted on 12/16/2002 9:43:40 AM PST by VRWC_minion
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To: TLBSHOW
Earth to republicans you are a racist the rats say already. Who really cares what rats say?




This is the key point. Rush opened with it today. I am so disappointed at how many people on this forum think that the removal of Trent Lott would make all the dems like us.

They call us racistsexisthomophobe. To them, it is a one word synonym for Republican.
27 posted on 12/16/2002 9:51:44 AM PST by maica
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To: VRWC_minion
rush says calm down your all missing the point your all racist anyway and you have been sleeping the last 14 years. wake up....

who cares
28 posted on 12/16/2002 9:52:05 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: maica
bump to truth

I always thought freepers were smart and not ratty rats
29 posted on 12/16/2002 9:53:05 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
Hear! Hear! Well said! This article needs to be bumped again and again and again! Anybody got a nice big ping list handy?
30 posted on 12/16/2002 9:54:53 AM PST by Billy_bob_bob
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To: Jorge
nope

this is called white fear and by the time I am done it will be gone with the help of like minded freepers
31 posted on 12/16/2002 9:55:07 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: Billy_bob_bob
I have the Bush List will that help?

Keep Bumping and bumping till freepers get it and republicans who need it most.
32 posted on 12/16/2002 9:56:37 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: BrowningBAR
I know I have seen your posts. Keep spreading the truth when those that don't post their fears slam em!
33 posted on 12/16/2002 9:59:44 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
The author is right, this is not just about Lott.
34 posted on 12/16/2002 10:01:58 AM PST by Revolting cat!
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To: TLBSHOW
The issue isn't race.

The issue is Lott is a suck-up and an idiot

His career as ML is strewn with example after example of his lack of brains and his willingness to suck up in exchange for power. Idiots are dangerous. Suck-ups are dangerous. Idiots who are suck-ups are doubly dangerous.


35 posted on 12/16/2002 10:02:53 AM PST by VRWC_minion
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To: VRWC_minion
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You miss the point. The man needs to leave as ML because he is an idiot not because he may be a bigot.

That was the call for the Republican Senators to make. They voted him Leader by acclamation; he had no challenger. All of our second-guessing, no matter how little we think of his capabilities, is only giving aid and comfort to our enemies. I hoped that Freepers could see that.

Have you ever (before the vote) phoned your Senators to express your displeasure with Lott? I would have, except my state doesn't even have any Republican Senators.

I hate to see us actively participate in giving back all the Senate chairmanships to Democrats.
36 posted on 12/16/2002 10:04:31 AM PST by maica
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To: TLBSHOW
..rush says calm down your all missing the point your all racist anyway and you have been sleeping the last 14 years. wake up....

These sort of accusations from the left are hysterical and stupid...especially given that most Americans have voted Republicans control of the House, Senate and White House.
Guess most Americans support racism?

Dems and liberals are ultimately only hurting themselves by insulting such a huge portion of the population.

37 posted on 12/16/2002 10:05:02 AM PST by Jorge
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To: Republic of Texas
Maybe he does maybe he doesn't and although I voted for Pres. Bush I have been quite disappointed on his stance on immigration & Islam the religion of peace. He has been walking that tight rope called P.C. and i'm sick of it. It's open season on whites in South Africa and just like the article say's, nobody say's a damn thing about it. Also blacks in our own country cry foul everyday over non-existent racism and quite frankly some of us are tired of it.
38 posted on 12/16/2002 10:06:08 AM PST by HELLRAISER II
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To: TLBSHOW
Part of the problem is that all too many conseravtives accept the leftist definition of the term racism. As the article and several posters have pointed out, blantantly racist actions and statements made my blacks in the present - as opposed to something that took place years ago - towards whites (and others, for that matter) are rarely, if ever, criticized. The reason a black person cannot be a racist according to the Leftist-Tranzi religion, has to do with the Marxist-derived idea of oppressor groups and victim groups. We need to reclaim the language in order to discuss this issue (racism) with any intelligence.
39 posted on 12/16/2002 10:09:32 AM PST by Bogolyubski
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To: maica
Have you ever (before the vote) phoned your Senators to express your displeasure with Lott?

Which should I call ? Lieberman or Dodd ? However, when I get asked by the GOP to donate I always ask them if Lott is still the ML.

40 posted on 12/16/2002 10:11:01 AM PST by VRWC_minion
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To: maica
I hate to see us actively participate in giving back all the Senate chairmanships to Democrats.

Wit Lott in charge its only a matter if time. He managed to lose the majority once I'm sure he will be quicker the second time. He certainly has left the gates sprinting.

41 posted on 12/16/2002 10:15:10 AM PST by VRWC_minion
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To: VRWC_minion
I have to call Mikulski or Sarbanes! Lott looks better than either of them!
42 posted on 12/16/2002 10:16:29 AM PST by maica
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To: maica
I hate to see us actively participate in giving back all the Senate chairmanships to Democrats.

With Lott in charge its only a matter of time. He managed to lose the majority once. I'm sure he will be quicker the second time. He certainly has left the gates sprinting this time.

43 posted on 12/16/2002 10:16:51 AM PST by VRWC_minion
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...this is called white fear and by the time I am done it will be gone with the help of like minded freepers

You're kidding right?
You're the one promoting this concept of "white fear" as motivation for something you either cannot or refuse to bring yourself to terms with.

You refuse the face the reality of what has really happened with Lott and why most conservatives think he should step down.
So you are now resorting to the role of FR message board shrink to psychoanalyze and assign hidden motivations to those who you can't make agree with you.
This is silly and will convince no one.

You don't speak for others and anybody reading these boards and conservative opinion columns can see you are totally missing the point.
When it comes to "white fear" it sounds more like you are projecting your own feelings onto others.

44 posted on 12/16/2002 10:26:46 AM PST by Jorge
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To: Jorge
It is all about white fear. Read this if you dare.

White Fear

Exclusive Commentary by Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson President BOND

One word—“racist”—has been elevated to a sacred status, to the point now where even the threat of being labeled “racist” causes whites to cower to the wishes of blacks. The fact is that the civil rights “leaders” and elite liberal Democrats are at fault for the poor condition of the black community, not white racism. But, having largely given in to their lies, the white culture is suffering not only because blacks are free to be immoral without complaint,

but also because many whites now lack character as a result of giving in to this fear.

http://www.washingtondispatch.com/article_337.shtml

45 posted on 12/16/2002 10:37:35 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: VRWC_minion
sure you do! always ask them and they say yes and you write the check lol
46 posted on 12/16/2002 10:38:46 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: henderson field
bump
47 posted on 12/16/2002 10:47:10 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: HELLRAISER II
Pc will bring Bush down and he doesn't even stand by his people but expects them to stand with him!
48 posted on 12/16/2002 10:49:49 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
TLBSHOW.....once again you are right on the money. This past 9 days or so has been one for the books. Even here on our revered FR the cacophony about Sen. Lott has been voluminous.
49 posted on 12/16/2002 10:50:25 AM PST by PISANO
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To: In God I trust
Damn Hypocrites!

If forced segregation was wrong in 1948, then so is forced integration in 2002.

50 posted on 12/16/2002 11:09:42 AM PST by bimbo
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