Obama’s Racial Crisis
Our post-racial president has set race relations back decades.
(National Review) -- by Victor Davis Hanson --
In the current racial circus, the president of the United States, in addressing an assembly of upscale black professionals and political leaders, adopts the style of a Southern Baptist preacher of the 1960s. He alters his cadences and delivery to both berate and gin up the large audience — posing as a messianic figure who will “march” them out to speak truth to power. In response, the omnipresent Rep. Maxine Waters goes public yet again, to object that the president has no right to rally blacks in this way, when he does not adopt similar tones of admonishment with Jews and gays. (Should Obama try to emulate the way he thinks gays and Jews talk in his next address to them?)
Hope-and-change has now sunk into little more than a tawdry spectacle of racial spoils, as the president of the United States desperately cobbles together squabbling special-interest racial, ethnic, and gender groups in lieu of restoring the nation’s prosperity. Before the age of Obama, I don’t recall that some members of the Black Caucus were so ready to invite political opponents to “go straight to hell,” or to allege that they were veritable murderers eager to lynch blacks and restore slavery.
Unspoken, of course, is the truth that Obama’s statism, deficits, interferences in the private sector, and spread-the-wealth rhetoric have frightened business owners into stasis — and the resulting slowdown hurts blacks most of all. But in this fantasy world of racial spoils, Obama’s profligate spending and borrowing can be faulted only for not being profligate enough. To suggest any other diagnosis would be to call into question the entire federal racial industry of the last 50 years — and those who have benefited the most by administering it...MORE...LINK
Chris Moore comments:
I notice neocon Victor Davis Hanson doesn't berate his own neocon-Zionist masters for right-wing profiteering at the public trough via the military-industrial complex or their share of the bankster bailouts. Indeed, why shouldn't Blacks conclude that the federal government is nothing but an epic racket precipitated upon a system of "to the winners go the spoils" given that the Keynesian economics to which both left-wingers and neocons subscribe declares that massive government money-printing and distribution (so called "stimulis") is at the base of their own economic theories, and it doesn't really matter where that spending takes place.
After all, it was neocon Dick Cheney who once said "Deficits don't matter."
Right-wingers and left-wingers are equally fraudlent, equally parasitic, and equally guilty. And of course, the Zionists strattle the lot, profiteering from whoever holds power.
The rats are under the piles/
the Jew is under the lot
T.S. Eliot, Burbank
I guess Maxine Waters and the Black Caucus have been a bit slow on the uptake. They should have read Eliot earlier.