Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative—More Anti-White Blaxploitation By The “Talented Tenth”

Roger Scruton once observed that the reason Cultural Marxism holds such enormous appeal for our ruling elites is not because it is philosophically true, but because it confers on them the power to manipulate others and reconfigure the social order. This—and nothing less than this—is the driving force behind President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative to “mentor” young black males.

To the untrained eye, My Brother’s Keeper gatherings held at the White House and elsewhere seem harmless enough. President Obama stands up and gives a windy speech about policing and social justice, packaged in such a way that does not directly assail whites. Participants then break into small groups, form circles and hold hands, and talk. Lots and lots of talk. For Marxists, political education and group therapy are often synonymous. And this is continuing around the country. [ City of Long Beach "My Brother's Keeper" Task Force Holds First Meeting of Many, by Asia Morris, Long Beach Post, July 23 2015]

Nevertheless, all this talk points in the same direction. The purpose of My Brother’s Keeper is not to provide a positive mentoring network for young black men, but to mold a new generation of footsoldiers to take up the race struggle.

As far as I can tell, there isn’t much of a paper trail for My Brother’s Keeper, like many things in Barack Obama’s life. But if it has an intellectual antecedent, it is probably the concept of the Talented Tenth—the class of black elites whose mission it is to lead the benighted black masses out of the wilderness of white civilization into a vague promised land of political and economic equality.

Many people believe that the Talented Tenth

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A Tale Of Two Mockingbirds: The Fatal Flaw Of The Civil Rights Movement

harper-lee-go-set-a-watchman-cover-lead[1]On July 14, 2015 a “new” novel appeared from author Harper Lee. Entitled Go Set a Watchman, it was actually Lee’s first novel, written years before her famous 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, but rejected by a major publisher in 1957. And while the dramatic changes to the iconic character Atticus Finch are creating headlines, what the novel really shows is how the optimistic expectations and assumptions behind the Civil Rights Movement, are, like the Old South itself, gone with the wind.

As celebrated in Mockingbird, the character of Finch proves a moral giant in the segregationist South by defending an African-American. In contrast, in Watchman, Finch is a diehard segregationist who defends a black man only because the law requires due process and because he fears that if he doesn’t take the case, the NAACP will disrupt the rhythm of Southern life.

To_Kill_a_Mockingbird[1]The only reason this book has been published now is because Harper Lee’s estate trustee found the manuscript in a safe deposit box. Lee herself is now 89, partially deaf and blind, living in a nursing home, and may or may not have actually consented to publication.

Reviewers and readers have been shocked by the new “racist” version of Atticus. [ The two Atticuses: ‘Mockingbird’s hero radically reshaped from ‘Watchman’s racist version , by Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times, July 22, 2015].

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Pat Buchanan: Could Trump Actually WIN?

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Will GOP Establishment Elect Donald Trump—Or Bernie Sanders, Vermont’s Surrendering Socialist?

In Europe, the talk is of rising right wing nationalism and left wing revolution [ Europe’s leaders are openly worrying about ‘violence’ and ‘revolution’ if Greece goes wrong , by Jim Edwards, Business Insider, July 17, 2015]. And the center can’t hold even in the United States, as the rise of Donald Trump in the GOP primaries and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders among Democrats shows the instability of the American political system [ Candidates caught in the middle as words ring hollow to activists , by Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman, New York Times, July 25, 2015]. Yet even as onetime President Presumptive Hillary Clinton faces an unexpected challenge, economically struggling Americans should not be fooled—the self-proclaimed socialist Sanders stands for business as usual when it comes to the most regressive issue of all: mass immigration.

This may seem surprising. Sanders, an “independent” who caucuses with the Democrats, has occasionally spoken sense on immigration. He has openly identified the desire for cheap labor motivating the corporate push for more foreign guest workers, even in jobs like ski instructors or lifeguards that could easily be filled by American students. Sanders rails against stagnant wages for high-skilled workers, high unemployment for low-skilled workers (especially nonwhite Americans). He understands that, in his words, “If you need to workers in a certain area, you need to raise wages.”

And Sanders voted against so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” a.k.a. Amnesty/ Immigration Surge in 2007 because the legislation enabled more so-called guest workers [ Bernie Sanders and Immigration Reform , by Jerry Kammer, Center for Immigration Studies, 2011].

Indeed, Numbers USA awards Sanders a relatively high “B+” rating for opposing “unnecessary worker visas” over the course of his career and an “A+” for his recent efforts to reduce the visa lottery.

But if the occasional piece of rhetoric about defending American workers was enough, then Jim Webb would be the leading presidential candidate for President. As with Webb, despite the occasional show of promise, Sanders is MIA when it comes to taking a principled stand against mass immigration and amnesty for illegal aliens—thus rendering the rest of his “pro-worker” platform irrelevant.

Thus when it comes to opposing immigration in general, Sanders receives a career “D” from Numbers USA. He also receives the lowest possible rating for consistently voting against any measures that would reduce illegal immigration at the border. He even voted against making English the official language of the United States in 2007 [ United States Senate Roll Call Vote 198 110th Congress, 1st Session , United States Senate, June 6, 2007].

In 2013, despite criticizing “a massive effort to attract cheap labor,” Sanders voted in support of the 2013 Amnesty/Immigration Surge [ Senate roll vote for immigration bill , Fox News, June 27, 2013]. During the debate surrounding so-called comprehensive immigration reform, Sanders supported the DREAM act and a “pathway to citizenship” (aka Amnesty) for illegals.

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What The Latest Round Of Commutations Tells Us About Obama’s Version Of “Justice”

See earlier by Thomas O. Meehan: Obama’s Clemency Initiative—Putting Black And Hispanic Drug Distributors Back On The Streets Just In Time For The Riots

President Obama is commuting the sentences of drug dealers again, calling it part of a criminal justice “reform” package he outlined in a speech before the NAACP’s national conference on July 14, 2015.[Text | Video ] He wants Americans to believe that he is righting historic wrongs, and he’s particularly concerned with what he believes are disproportionate sentences meted out to obama-signs-commutations[1]non-white drug dealers. Obama also frets about job prospects for the criminals he wants to liberate—it seems that racist white employers are loath to hire criminals. And he calls our incarceration rate “a source of inequity that has ripple effects on families and on communities and ultimately on our nation,” as if non-white criminals spring from intact families within functional communities that mesh seamlessly with the rest of our nation. [ President Obama for the prisoners , The Economist, July 16, 2015]. What are his true motives and mentality?

On July 15, the president commuted the sentences of 46 inmates. It’s no surprise, given the president’s preoccupation with his own race, that 78 percent of them are black. Surprisingly, only four percent are Hispanic. Even more surprising: Only three are women. Does Michelle know this?

Back on March 31, Obama commuted the sentences of twenty-two inmates. Seventy-two percent of these were black. And again, only four percent were Hispanic. Only one woman got lucky that time.

It seems that white drug pushers, unlike black drug pushers, deserved their long sentences. Their commutations never get above single digits.

A revealing stat in the commutation records: the mean age of the perps. Using Inmate Locater, I was able to find the age of each prisoner in the commutations and determine the mean of each group. For the first group, the mean was 47 years old. It’s 49 for the second. (See a similar analysis from the leftwing Clemency Report website: Mostly black, mostly crack, July 16, 2015)

The president would say these prisoners were released at this relatively advanced age because they had been in prison too long for justice’s sake. But as a former law enforcement official, I can offer a more pressing and honest reason: Middle-aged and older inmates have reached the point where they are less dangerous, while starting to exhibit expensive medical issues, issues the Bureau of Prisons would rather not deal with.

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