After reading Barack Obama’s speech at the 100th anniversary of the founding of the NAACP Thursday, there is no getting around it: The man is a racist. He is not a unifier, a healer, or a leader – he divides, incites, destroys. He foments animus and anger. The speech proves, yet again, that he does not (nor does he want to) represent all Americans. He is the most racist, divisive official we have ever elected to any high office, let alone the most powerful office in the world.
The speech was scandalous. The NAACP audience listened to the African-American president of the United States rail against discrimination in the country that elected him. His antagonist in the speech was the big white bogeymen, stealing the very lives and futures of black children, Muslims, Latinos and gays. Demagoguery. Obama complained that “more than half a century after Brown v. Board, the dream of a world-class education is still being deferred all across the country. African-American students are lagging behind white classmates in reading and math – an achievement gap that is growing in states that once led the way in the civil rights movement.”
Does Obama believe, and does he expect us to believe, that this “achievement gap” is due to white racism? If there is an “achievement gap,” it is because the left seized public education and destroyed it. No one, of whatever color, wants to send his or her kids to a public school. Affluent Americans opt out, and industrious Americans homeschool. But the Democrats deny school vouchers to the poor, which amounts to denying them an opportunity for a real education. The left wants to keep them down on the farm.
He preaches to us that AIDS devastates the African-American community here in the U.S. with disproportionate force. Whose fault is that? Sex and drugs is the problem. The culture in the black community promotes the riskiest behavior. Teach your children well. When Obama laments the plight of children who “by accident of birth … didn’t have a fair chance in life,” he is victimizing black children before they have had a shot at grabbing the brass ring. Keep telling someone that he or she is a loser, and pretty soon he or she will believe you. Everyone in this great country has a fair chance in life. And he also says: “We know that even as we imprison more people of all races than any nation in the world, an African-American child is roughly five times as likely as a white child to see the inside of a prison.” What would he have us do, let criminals run wild in the streets? Black leadership is failing miserably if one in five black children could end up in prison. What values are being taught? Education, ethics, kindness, an industrious work ethic?
Obama stokes the haters who still think that reparations for slavery are in order. He deceives and demagogues when he castigates the economy (which he is in the process of destroying) as being racist. The economy targets blacks – got that? The United States has the highest standard of living for African-Americans anywhere in the world, but to the left, facts are irrelevant.
Of course, no Obama speech would be complete without the advancement of Islamic supremacism. He got applause for claiming that “Muslim Americans [are] viewed with suspicion simply because they kneel down to pray to their God.” He made no mention of public Christian prayer (which can get you fired these days).
Obama is now unashamedly stirring up a revolution of unwarranted hatred against everything that is pure and lovely and right. He banks on the constituency of disgruntled haters.
I think it interesting to note that the Democrats were the party of slavery, and the Republicans fought and died to free the slaves. Jim Crows laws were Democrat laws. He repeatedly cites Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln – both Republicans. The American people have been dumb downed so far, they can’t think.
As a society our values are in the toilet. Our priorities are cannibalistic. And so we got the president we deserved.
Pamela Geller is the editor and publisher of the Atlas Shrugs website and former associate publisher of the New York Observer. Her op-eds have appeared in the Washington Times, WorldNetDaily, the American Thinker, Israel National News and other publications.