would he pull it off? I wondered.
would Barack explain to his press groupies why he sat
silent in a pew for 20 years as the
Rev. Jeremiah Wright delivered racist rants against
white America for our maligning of Fidel and
Gadhafi, and inventing AIDS to infect and kill black
would he justify not walking out as Wright spewed his
venom about "the U.S. of K.K.K. America," and
"God damn America!"
hunch was right. Barack would turn the tables.
Barack agreed, Wright`s statements were
"controversial," and "divisive," and
"racially charged," reflecting a "distorted view
Barack then listed black grievances and informed us what
white America must do to close the racial divide and
heal the country.
"white community," said Barack, must start
"acknowledging that what ails the African-American
community does not just exist in the minds of black
people; that the legacy of discrimination—and current
incidents of discrimination, while less overt than in
the past—are real and must be addressed. Not just with
words, but with deeds … ." [Full
what deeds must we perform to heal ourselves and our
"white community" must invest more money in
black schools and communities, enforce civil rights
laws, ensure fairness in the criminal justice system and
provide this generation of blacks with "ladders of
opportunity" that were "unavailable" to
Barack`s and the Rev. Wright`s generations.
is wrong with Barack`s prognosis and Barack`s cure?
this. It is the same old con, the same old shakedown
black hustlers have been running since the
Kerner Commission blamed the riots in Harlem,
Newark, Detroit and a
hundred other cities on, as Nixon put it,
"everybody but the rioters themselves."
"white racism" really responsible for those black
men looting auto dealerships and liquor stories, and
burning down their own communities, as Otto Kerner
liberal icon until the feds put him away for
Barack says we need to have a conversation about race in
enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way
conversation. White America needs to be heard from, not
just lectured to.
Silent Majority needs to have its convictions,
grievances and demands heard. And among them are these:
First, America has been the best country on earth for
black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people,
brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a
community of 40 million, were introduced to
Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels
of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.
Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is
Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up
blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been
spent since the `60s on welfare, food stamps, rent
supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student
loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax
Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the
African-American community into the mainstream.
Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in
discrimination against white folks—with affirmative
action, contract set-asides and quotas—to advance black
applicants over white applicants.
Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and
individuals all over America have donated time and money
to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care,
retirement and nursing homes for blacks.
hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude?
Barack talks about new "ladders of opportunity"
white America really responsible for the fact that the
incarceration rates for African-Americans are seven
times those of white America? Is it really white
America`s fault that illegitimacy in
the African-American community has hit 70 percent
black dropout rate from high schools in some cities
has reached 50 percent?
that the fault of white America or, first and foremost,
a failure of the black community itself?
for racism, its ugliest manifestation is in
interracial crime, and especially
interracial crimes of violence. Is Barack Obama
aware that while white criminals choose black victims 3
percent of the time,
black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of
Barack aware that black-on-white rapes are 100 times
more common than the reverse, that black-on-white
robberies were 139 times as common in the first three
years of this decade as the reverse?
have all heard ad nauseam from the
Rev. Al about
Tawana Brawley, the
Duke rape case and
Jena. And all turned out to be
hoaxes. But about the epidemic of black assaults on
whites that are real, we hear nothing.
Sorry, Barack, some of us have heard it all before,
about 40 years and 40 trillion tax dollars ago.
CREATORS SYNDICATE, INC.
Patrick J. Buchanan
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