Attorney General Holder was right when he said we were “a nation of cowards” on racial matters, but there are a few notable exceptions, my favorite being Thomas Sowell. Sowell is an economics professor who has written so many books over the years that his friend and contemporary, Walter Williams, has said he must “write with both hands.”
Now in his 80’s, Dr. Sowell shows no signs of slowing down. One of his best-ever efforts, in my opinion, is “Intellectuals and Race,” published just this year. It’s not a long book by Sowell standards, 139 pages plus “only” 35 pages of footnotes. It’s so succinctly written that I’m finding it tough to outline.
Sowell also is a prolific syndicated columnist, and three of his recent columns inspired my Eric Holder musings: Race-Hustling Results – I, II and III, published October 22, 23 and 24. The third column Sowell ended with this observation about “discussions of race:”
“Thought is long overdue. So is honesty.”
And so, Dr. Sowell, is “courage”, which you were too modest to add because you’ve shown so much of it over the years. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the first sentence of the above article: “One of the reasons for being glad to be as old as I am is that I may be spared living to see a race war in America.”
Race war. Finally, somebody with the guts to say it. In my opinion, at least some of the recent boom in gun sales is because whites are frightened by the rampaging black crime in America that is starting to spill over onto Main Street, and is directed more and more against white individuals and white-owned businesses.
As Sowell writes: “While some of these attacks make it into the media as isolated incidents, the nationwide pattern of organized black on white attacks by thugs remains invisible in the mainstream media –.” He adds: “–the racial makeup of the attackers and their victims is usually ignored by the media, and public officials often deny that race has anything to do with what happened.”
This is one of those issues that finds the mainstream media, MSM, living in a world of delusion not shared by most of America. To the MSM, if white people are buying guns it’s because of inherent racism, not because they have anything to fear. I sometimes think MSM should stand for “mainstream morons.”
Adding to the problem is President Barack Hussein Obama, who shows an unseemly quickness to bring race into play, and who uses racial polarization as a political tactic, one that seems to work. For instance, His DOJ is eager to prosecute states over voter ID laws, but not so eager to prosecute Black Panthers for voter intimidation. There’s a long list of similar actions.
Perhaps nothing illustrates Obama’s despicable race baiting politics more than his embrace of the Reverend Al Sharpton. Thanks to the complicit (cowardly?) MSM, most people don’t remember or have never heard of Sharpton’s unrepentant conduct concerning Tawana Brawley, Crown Heights, or Freddie’s Fashion Mart. This guy makes David Duke look good.
I was shocked when 60 Minutes described Sharpton as “a trusted White House advisor” (5/19/11). If you want to see why I think Barrack Obama is the worst president this country has ever had, Google up “Obama Sharpton Photo” and you’ll find pictures of a smiling President Obama and a smiling Al Sharpton, arm in arm.
By the way, ever heard of the “Knockout Game” being played by ghetto gangs, sometimes called “polar bear hunting?” You haven’t heard of it? I didn’t think so. Race war? Don’t blame the polar bears.