Monthly Archives: November 2013

Holder Was Right, Part Three

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.

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Eric Holder Was Right 11/14/13

Eric holder, shortly after he was sworn in as the nation’s first black Attorney General, said America was “a nation of cowards” because we weren’t having a “national conversation” about race issues.  At the time, I thought, “Wow! He’s got that one right.”

I also thought: “Of course, guilty white liberals have been kissing your butt for so long, Mr. Holder, you wouldn’t recognize an honest conversation about race issues. You should spend some time with Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Star Parker and a half-dozen other blacks I could name.”

I suspected Holder didn’t want that kind of “national conversation” though.  He wanted one where everybody blamed whitey for all of black America’s ills, and where everybody agreed to continue affirmative action, increase welfare spending,  raise the minimum wage and continue all the other programs that have been so destructive  to black Americans.

In other words, he wanted to continue to keep blacks on “Uncle Sam’s Plantation,” to borrow the title of Star Parker’s remarkable book.  The prescient LBJ must be looking up with a smile on his face. (Google: “Kessler Inside the White House”  for LBJ’s memorable quote on the political future of black America.)

I hoped I was wrong about Attorney General Holder and that the presidency of Barrack Obama would mark the beginning of a “post racial” America. How silly of me. Under Obama, racial tensions have worsened and our cowardice continues unchecked.

For instance, when President Obama said, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon (Martin),” nobody in the mainstream media, NOBODY, had the guts to call him a race-baiting, divisive demagogue.  NOBODY called him to task for weighing in, very inappropriately, with a gratuitous, stupid remark on a case yet to go to trial.

Gee, Mr. President, would your son have ACTED like Trayvon?  Isn’t that the question Martin Luther King would have asked? Any other President would have been justly excoriated, but not our first black president. Oh, no, mustn’t criticize Barack Obama, lest you be accused of being a racist.  Cowards, that’s what we are, and we have a long history of being race-cowards.

Why, for instance, is there only one Jesse Jackson in jail, Jesse Jackson, Jr.? Why hasn’t Jackson senior been put on trial for being the “Godfather of Shakedowns,” to use the phrase from Harry Stein’s book, “No matter what….they’ll call this book racist.”

Why hasn’t Jackson’s organization, Rainbow/Push, been audited by the IRS in over 18 years?  Are they too busy with Tea Party groups?  We all know why, don’t we?  We’re cowards.

Nowhere is this cowardice more on display than on MSNBC, where the Reverend Al Sharpton hosts a one-hour show, PoliticsNation.   Sharpton, a race-baiting, anti-Semitic moron, was called a “trusted White House adviser” on 60 Minutes (5/19/11.)  He and President Obama can be seen in a smiling, arm- around- shoulder pictures if you Google “Obama Sharpton photo.”

To get a better perspective on the Reverend Al, Google up “Sharpton Tawana Brawley”, “Sharpton Crown Heights”, and “Sharpton Freddy’s Fashion Mart.”  Having this guy as a “trusted White House advisor” is comparable to having David Duke in a similar role for a white president.  The press would be apoplectic.
(See also: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/06/03/al-sharpton-s-long-bill-of-goods-from-tawana-brawley-to-primetime.html)

President Obama’s Sharpton connections shouldn’t surprise anyone who was paying attention to Obama’s history.  The Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a racist worthy of a black-sheeted KKK, was Obama’s pastor for twenty years.  Oh, I’m not supposed to call a black person a racist because only white people can be racists because only white people have power blah blah blah.  If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you.