When Will White America be Off the Hook for the Sins of the Past?/Obama’s Racism and Reparations

Posted on July 9, 2009. Filed under: Liberal Idiots, Obama, Political Correctness, Politics, Reverse Discrimination |

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When will White America be off the Hook for Sins of the Past?

By Lloyd Marcus

 Oprah, a black woman, is the richest and most influential woman in America and possibly the world. Michael Jackson’s memorial service merited live coverage by a large number of television networks.

Did I mention that the president of the United States of America is a black man? With blacks only 13% of the U.S. population, none of these extraordinary black achievements could have happened without tremendous support from white America.

 So, when will white America be off the hook for sins of the past? When will Democrat pitchmen and women, such as Janeane Garofalo, cease selling the myth that America is a racist country? When will Affirmative Action, which basically says blacks have been screwed in the past, so now it is fair to screw whites, end? When will so-called black leaders, such as Rev. Jeremiah Wright, quit poisoning the minds of blacks with hate and victim-hoodism by preaching that America is controlled by racist rich white people? What else has to happen for the “BIG LIE” to end?

 As ridiculous as this sounds, the U.S. Senate lead by Democrats apologized for slavery. I guess as a black man, this is supposed to make me feel good. The resolution said it was important for Americans to apologize for slavery “so they can move forward and seek reconciliation, justice, and harmony for all people of the United States”.

 Well excuse me, but what the heck have we, as a country, been doing for the past 150 years? America has “moved forward” in every way. What a crock of touchy feely politically correct yada, yada.

 This silly irrelevant apology is all about “reparations” more commonly known as “gettin’ paid”. While the Senate’s apology carried a disclaimer that this will not lead to reparations, Democrats are fighting to change that. I am so sick of democrats buying black votes with checks and handouts which keep them dependent.

 The hideous thing about this scam, is that it further sends the message to young blacks that being born black in America comes with “issues”; you’re a victim and somebody owes you something. If these politicians truly gave a hoot about young blacks, they would be empowering them with the truth. “You are blessed to be born in the greatest land of opportunity on the planet, America! Education, hard work and doing the right thing will get you where ever you want to be.”

 I remember when the “Star Trek” TV series hit the airways. I LOVED that race was not an issue among the multi-racial expert crew. But how can we get to that level, if the very people who claim to care the most about racial harmony continue playing the “race card” whenever it serves their selfish political purpose?

 A very ugly thing is going on in America. Due to a lack of education regarding our history, the Constitution and what has made America great, politicians are extremely successful spewing divisive rhetoric, entitlement, victim-hoodism and class envy. “Hate the rich! Hate Whitey! Vote for me! I’ll give you their stuff! I’ll MAKE them do right by you!” Totally disgusting! This is NOT my America.

 Still, God has a remnant, a band of patriots growing in strength and numbers to take back our country. Though my heart is heavy, my faith and hope are STRONG. We WILL renew and restore America!

Lloyd Marcus, Singer/Songwriter of the “American Tea Party Anthem”, is President, NAACPC (National Association for the Advancement of Conservative People of Color). 

LINK: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/07/when_will_white_america_be_off_1.html

 

 40 Acres and a President

By L.E. Ikenga

 During the election, despite having been portrayed as America’s first post-racial candidate, Barack Obama actually represented the complete opposite. With astonishing cunning and guile, a type that his opponents could have never imagined possible, Obama and his campaign unabashedly and tenaciously used race to goad Americans into believing that voting for him would right the wrongs of America’s racial history.

Obama audaciously rode on the coattails of black America’s historical circumstances in order to win the presidency. He deceived the nation into believing that he too was a “typical black person” and that a vote for him would offer a (painless) way for paying back all that whites had done to blacks and their ancestors. However, as one writer put it, “[Obama] steps into the benefits of black progress (like Harvard Law School) without having borne any of the burdens”. By polluting the election with the foul stench of payback politics, and by dumbing-down the “black experience” for the historically ignorant and apathetic, Barack Obama was able to win what I call the Reparations vote.

 But possessing the African coloanial mentality that he does, Barack Obama knew better. Indeed, with all due respect to the late Alex Haley, his national best selling book Roots: The Saga of an American Family does not tell the story of every person of African descent who lives in this country. Obama was perfectly aware of this — but to win the election, he played the fool.

I speak candidly about all of this because of one very inconvenient truth about myself. I am a direct descendant of West African slave-traders. I come from a long line of people who for centuries made an exorbitant amount of wealth doing one thing particularly well: selling — especially selling people. My Igbo ancestors, sold slaves to other Africans and to Europeans. Whenever, I travel back to that land of my ancestors I always ask to be taken to the museum that holds the relics of that horrible past. The chains and shackles that once held the ankles and wrists of those waiting to be sold are still there even though the money made from them is long gone.

 I finally stopped crying over those relics a few trips ago. Instead, I’ve learned to just shake my head. Also, know that as a descendant of African slave traders living in this country, I am not unique in any way. To the contrary — though I am invisible, I am at the same time one of many.

 The reality is that Africans traded a great many slaves and there is no way of talking around this. During various epochs of their histories, Africans of all sorts from all across the African continent engaged in the business of owning and selling slaves. The Igbos alone, are said to have sent millions of slaves to the Americas during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. No matter how many people try to circumvent this issue, it is a historical fact. It is also one of many inconvenient truths that need to be fully exposed and accounted for in order to put America’s racial history within a more realistic context.

 If America is to ever begin a real move towards racial healing and reconciliation then it must take a resolute stand against those who seek to distort and refashion history for their own gains. It is time to move away from the insipid, one-dimensional, and cherry-picked view of racism in which professional race-baiters continue to engage us. It is time to tell the many other sides of the story of bigotry and racism in America. It is time to stop holding one group of people completely accountable for all of the racial horrors of our nation’s past. It is time for a change.

All of that being said, here is another reality: Barack Obama is obsessed with race — but not in the way that you might think. Like so much else about himself, Obama has worked tirelessly to hide this fundamental truth from the American people. During the election, he was successful in doing this because unlike other well known race babblers (some of whom have also aspired to the presidency), Obama was smart enough not to rebel too forcefully — in public — against the racism that once held back millions. Instead, he rebelled against a contrived sense of racism and bigotry that he claimed had the potential to hold him back from his dreams of moving into the White House.

 He did a great job of making whites feel guilty if they did not vote for him and blacks feel entitled to having him as their first black president. If this tactic worked to guarantee Obama the presidency, I wouldn’t put past him to use it as a means for confiscating and redistributing private wealth.

 Obama is clever. When his back has been up against a wall regarding race, he’s offered soft platitudes against the injustices of the past while feigning reverence towards what blacks once went through in this country. (For instance, he did this during his race speech in Philadelphia, when the Reverend Wright controversy threatened to derail his chances for the presidency). But Obama couldn’t care less about what black people in this country have gone through. What Obama cares about is using race as a means for creating a platform for one of his many wealth redistribution schemes. Reparations are a form of wealth redistribution.

 Unbeknownst to many Americans, Congress has been quietly and diligently working to enact legislation that would study the viability of Reparations for black Americans. In June of this year, the Senate voted to formally apologize to black America for slavery and racial segregation — but apparently this is not enough for some lawmakers. They want more; given everything that the Obama administration has been pushing on the American people, I would not be surprised if the issue of Reparations soon becomes a real part of the national conversation.

 Make no mistake. Though Obama said during his campaign that he did not believe in Reparations outright, he is lying. Americans need to stop taking this man at face value. Obama has reneged on most if not all of his campaign promises; if need be, he will do the same with this one. Obama used payback politics to get the vote and if he can get away with it, he will also use it to financially destroy this country.

 In his article, “Barack Obama’s Lost Years”, Stanley Kurtz writing for the Weekly Standard certainly did his best to expose Americans to the Obama agenda especially as it pertains to race. Though I think that Mr. Kurtz missed the mark regarding the roots of Obama’s cultural pedigree, he nevertheless adeptly underscores what those of us who have been paying close attention already know: Obama is a divisive and race-conscious politician who will stop at nothing to “spread the wealth around” in an attempt to equalize and control the citizens of this country.

 Kurtz begins with this overview:

Even more revealing are hundreds of articles chronicling Obama’s early political and legislative activities in the pages not only of the Hyde Park Herald, but also another South Side fixture, the Chicago Defender…The pages of the Hyde Park Herald and the Chicago Defender thus offer entrée into Obama’s

 In a section of the article subtitled, “The Centrality of Race”, Kurtz continues with this:

 Yet the question of race plays so large a role in Obama’s own thought and action that it is all but impossible to discuss his political trajectory without acknowledging the extent to which it engrosses him. Obama settled in Chicago with the declared intention of “organizing black folks.” His first book is subtitled “A story of Race and Inheritance,” and his second book contains an important chapter on race…

Indeed, race functions for Obama as a kind of master-category, pervading and organizing a wide array of issues that many Americans may not think of as racial at all. Understanding Obama’s thinking on race is a prerequisite to grasping his views on spending and taxation.

 In addition to Kurtz’s article there is also another more troubling piece of information that indirectly but conclusively links Obama to Reparations. Obama donated tens of thousands of dollars to Trinity United Church — a church that is on record for openly and forcefully supporting Reparations for slavery. In another article, “Obama and the Drive for Slavery Reparations”, Cliff Kincaid connects some very interesting dots.

 According to Kincaid, Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s mentor and pastor not only stood as “the keynote speaker at the 2007 annual conference of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America”, but he is also on record for saying the following:

The Biblical principle of true repentance is that the offended party is given compensation to take up for that which has been stolen from them, the losses that have been inflicted upon them and their families.

 And…

In 2001, Obama’s Trinity United Church of Christ passed a resolution declaring that:

 WHEREAS: The institution of Slavery is internationally recognized as crime for which there is no statute of limitations,

 AND WHEREAS: Uncompensated labor was demanded from enslaved Africans and their descendants for more than two centuries on U.S. soil;

 AND WHEREAS: The principle that reparations is the appropriate remedy whenever government unjustly abrogates the rights of a domestic group or foreign people whose rights such government is obligated to protect or uphold has been internationally recognized…

 Kincaid’s article also reveals that Trinity United Church had other prominent members that viewed Reparations as the only viable way of dealing with the injustices of slavery. Trinity United Church — located in Chicago, a city sometimes referred to as the “de facto center of the slavery reparations movement”-is the church that Obama used to build credibility within the black community. I find it impossible to believe that Barack Obama, a politician who before his inauguration as president, was on record as never taking a stand on anything, would take a stand against the black elite establishment on Reparations — one of their most beloved pet projects.

No matter how the educated and “well meaning” liberal elites try to serve it up, the Reparations debate is not a difficult or complicated issue. Bottom line: just don’t do it! Besides being morally outrageous and financially imprudent, a move towards paying Reparations is sure to expose a slew of inconvenient truths about racism and bigotry in America in a way that many will not be prepared to deal with. America’s racial history is very complicated — and using Reparations as the springboard for examining these complications will prove to be risky business.

 There are other ways for us to come clean on issues regarding race. I implore Americans to stand together on this one. Don’t let Reparations for slavery ever happen.

 LINK: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/07/40_acres_and_a_president.html

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2 Responses to “When Will White America be Off the Hook for the Sins of the Past?/Obama’s Racism and Reparations”

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Black people I know tell me the answer is ‘never.’

Well, praise GOD for a sane voice from the black side of the aisle. Our country is being torn apart by this “professional victim” BS – because of it, way too many black people (including our president and his beknighted wife) have a chip on their shoulder a mile high and are LOOKING for a reason to be offended by every word that comes out of a white person’s mouth–because in order to be a victim and entitled to be compensated for it, you have to be victimized. And THAT, boys and girls–not the racism in American or anything else–is the reason for all this weeping and wailing about “racism in America.”

The attitude is clear: I’m black, and you OWE me something. And if you don’t GIVE it to me, I will TAKE it. I will break in your door and STEAL if, if you don’t give ie to me, and I’m entitled to do that, because you OWE me.

Why the black people who share this attitude can’t see how they’re being patronized and USED by the people spouting this BS is beyond me. If I were black, I would be mightily insulted and offended by these folks constantly teling me that I’m not “quite good enough” and “not quite smart enough” to make it on my own, so the white people need to make special allowances for my shortcomings so that I can compete. How insulting is that? And how stupid do you have to be to KEEP FALLING for that?

Meanwhile, nobody is talking about these ‘poor victims’ taking a little responsibility for their own lives and changing the behavior–like a 70% illegitimacy rate–that is mainly what is keeping them down and poor in the first place!

70% of black children don’t know who their fathers are, and are growing up in poor, single parent households. 70 PERCENT!! The professional blamers have told you this is OK, you’re not to blame, because it’s all the fault of white racism. But it isn’t white racism that keeps making all those babies then running off and leaving them to fend for themselves, and YOU KNOW IT. This is not something white people can fix for you. And if pointing that out makes me a “racist”, so be it. I guess common sense is “racist” these days.

I have nothing but respect for the few black people out there who have figured this out and who are working within the system to make their own way. I have no problem with us paying for childcare expenses and even giving tax breaks to help people get started making their own way. But the long, free ride needs to end. Itis something we simply can no longer afford, and it’s only destroying your race, so why would you want to stay on that road to hell?

I truly don’t care about the color of a person’s skin, and I don’t think most people today do either–or at least they wouldn’t, if we weren’t being beat over the head with it constantly by people who play the “race card” every time somebody disagrees with them or they don’t get what they want.

I have a flash for you: Disagreeing with President Obama and the way he is running the country does NOT make me a racist!! It makes me an American, and it is my RIGHT and solemn obligation to disagree with him when he is trashing the Constitution! Before he got elected, this wasn’t even an issue. Why is it now? What has changed? We’ve got a ‘professional victim’ who has profited mightily from the professional victim support system in the White House–THAT is what has changed. (THe fact that he’s a Communist and a radical intent on transforming our country into a Communist collective doesn’t make me too happy, either! THAT bothers me a hell of a lot more than the color of his skin! I don’t CARE what color he is, I wouldn’t like him or support his policies ANYHOW!)

Saying “no” to unreasonable demands doesn’t make me a racist, either. Expecting black fathers to take responsibility for their own children doesn’t make me a racist–it makes me a realist. Because that simply has to happen before the “black condition” is going to improve.

OK, you’re black and I’m not. So what? The Civil War is OVER. It’s been OVER for awhile now. And, by the way, quite a few WHITE Americans DIED to free you from slavery. So while you’ve got your calculators out figuring out how much I “owe” you for slavery, punch in a few numbers about how much the life of my great-great grandfather was worth and write me a check.

Get OVER it, already! My ancestors came from Ireland. A lot of bad stuff was done to THEM before AND after they got here, too, and nobody ever offered me a DIME in compensation, an affirmative action preference in hiring or any OTHER special privilege because of it, nor did I expect it. The Irish worked, and worked HARD, and they improved their own condition. You should try it, sometime–it works. It’s what America is all about.

And do you think “white America” is pissed off by this constant litany of grievances and demands, and the chip on the shoulder hostility from black America? Hell YES, we are. We have given and given, and all we get in exchange is a lot of bitching because we didn’t do more. We are SICK of it! It stopped being about “equal opportunity” a long time ago–about the time people like Jesse Jackson figured out they could make a very good living exploiting “white guilt” liberals into opening the treasury to a lot of special programs for the black “victims” and then went about creating an entire race of professional victims to take advantage of it!

And yeah, I know a lot of black people will read this and consider it a “hate speech.” Well, surprise, I do NOT hate black people. But I really DO hate the way they’ve been led down the garden path by the ‘professional victim’ Pied Pipers, and I hate how they keep falling for the same old song and dance. You are being USED, people! And you will continue to be used until you stop looking for a ‘free ride’ and buying into this ‘professional victim’ crap!


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