President Obama is flinging the race card around so carelessly in the run-up to the midterm election on Nov. 2 that he’s liable to put someone’s eye out – possibly his own. In an interview aired on the Spanish-language channel Univision on Oct. 25, the president uttered the following words:
If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, “We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,” if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s going to be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2.
In encouraging the punishment of Latinos’ “enemies,” Obama clearly meant whites, whether directly or by association with ideological adversaries.
There’s a fallacy that’s been circulating for years vis-à-vis the working definition of the word “racism.” Unsurprisingly, it was advanced by progressives, and unfortunately a lot of Americans bought into it. This tenet of the far Left’s creed holds that no one of color can effectively be a racist because they have no means by which they can implement their racism.
This, of course, exempts everyone but whites from being racist. How convenient.
For the record: Antipathy toward another ethnic group or perception of one’s own as superior to others is racism. So is a belief in racial separatism. And so is pandering to people of a given ethnic group while demonizing another – as Obama was doing with Univision’s Latino viewers.
I absolutely will not stand here (I’m speaking figuratively, since I am currently seated) and allow the president, his minions or any other craven, progressive race-baiter wax Clintonesque with the semantics of this matter. My book, “Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal – America’s Racial Obsession,” released earlier this year, addressed this issue quite scrupulously. People who manipulate others on the basis of race, politicize race or pit ethnic groups against one another are practicing racism.
President Obama qualifies for the appellation on a few other bases as well. Since 2007, many commentators have addressed the fact that Barack Obama was raised with the belief that people of northern European descent have an almost genetic predisposition for the oppression of other ethnic groups. We know that he was educated as a Muslim in Indonesia, and we’re well aware of the philosophical paradigm of that faith where Westerners are concerned.
This makes for a subtle irony: Given Obama’s non-American environment and inculcated worldview, he really had no more exposure to what is commonly known as the “black experience in America” than an Eskimo.
Later, his distrust of whites (revealed, if nowhere else, in his books “Dreams From My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope”) was reinforced via exposure to people like his communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Two days ago, WND’s Bob Unruh exposed another abominable consequence of the Obama administration’s racist proclivities. An organization backed by billionaire activist and former Nazi collaborator George Soros has mobilized to intimidate volunteer observers from precinct polling locations. In fact, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, was seen inside a polling location electioneering and threatening a poll-watcher in Harris County, Texas.
Clearly, nothing is sacred, and Chicago-style politics are “the new black” (pun intended). These are clearly criminal actions, yet neither Soros, Lee nor anyone else are currently in the custody of federal marshals.
If you recall, the Obama-Holder Justice Department was taken to task earlier this year by the alternative press when a former DOJ attorney testified to a culture of racism and racist policies in the department. This was precipitated by the Civil Rights Division’s refusal to prosecute members of the New Black Panther Party for intimidating white voters in November 2008.
The central message here is that institutional racism within the Obama administration has set the tone for Obama supporters and surrogates during this election cycle. As many are aware, representatives of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (with whom President Obama is as thick as thieves) were convicted of voter fraud in several cases in recent years. If Obama and Holder wouldn’t prosecute people of color for voter intimidation when they had them on videotape doing so, then why, oh, why would anyone of color be reluctant to repeat the offense?
Those who are mobilizing to sway the vote – from Obama crony Soros, to Rep. Jackson Lee, to the street-level thugs who will be stationed at the polls – clearly know they’ll face no danger of prosecution from a Justice Department that apparently counts civil-rights violations as no more serious a transgression than jaywalking – as long as the victims are white.