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Racism: poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race; the belief that some races of people are better than others.
Have you noticed we’ve stopped talking about ways to overcome racism? We appear to have allowed the problem to overwhelm any consideration of solutions. Most of our talk these days focuses on making accusations, on race-baiting, and on using race as a way to control or demonize or manipulate others. Moron talk in the NFL consumes the air waves, not as a basis for exploring remedies, but merely for entertainment value. Racism is no longer a social ill. It’s a political weapon.
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. never pulled a punch speaking about injustice; but he didn’t leave it there, like so many do today. No, instead, he moved the discussion forward, emphasizing two parallel subjects: non-violent activism and racial reconciliation.
Why did he do that? Moved by the Spirit, he was an agent of true progress, a patriot and a man of God, interested in everyone’s betterment regardless of race. He urged us to live up to our ideals and form a more perfect union, saying that character was far more important that skin pigment. That’s where our focus should remain.
Do we have that kind of leadership today?
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In 2008, there was a glimmer of hope. Even though I knew Barack Obama was a dyed-in-the-wool communist and radical community organizer hostile to America and Christianity, when he spoke about race back then, I was inspired. He spoke about having the tough conversations. He challenged black men to take responsibility. He asked that we all engage in a new conversation about our prejudices and honestly work out our differences for the sake of future generations. He sang the glories of our Constitution and our Founding principles.
Now we know it was all smoke and mirrors, just another head fake. Now we understand that his only purpose was to salvage his campaign because his prospects had dimmed given revelations about Jeremiah “Goddamn America” Wright. Now we realize that Obama sat under Wright’s authority for 20 years applauding teaching that encouraged fear, bigotry, division, and hatred. Now we perceive that Wright and Obama are people willing to aggravate racial tensions to achieve political goals.
Today. we understand that Obama’s hostility toward whites, planted in him at an early age, was brought to full flower by the likes of Saul Alinsky and Jeremiah Wright; that Obama’s hostility and prejudicial thinking toward whites is as racist as any hostility directed toward blacks by white racists. And never forget, Obama called his own grandmother a racist, calling her a ‘typical white person’ when she expressed fear of blacks. (Read Obama’s books. He tells you flat out what he thinks about whites.)
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His tragedy is this: he is so steeped in this rancorous thinking that it imprisons him. Notice how he never takes responsibility and never acknowledges fault; yet he is quick to demonize all opposition. He cannot change his mind or truly apologize because he believes he is thoroughly correct. His distinct lack of humility is what makes him especially dangerous. Worse, he displays a lack of conscience. People are just pawns.
As to his attitudes toward blacks . . .
In the wake of Obama’s 2008 speech on race, Jesse Jackson was caught making an astounding remark. In an unguarded moment, not realizing a hot microphone was nearby, Jackson said that Obama “talks down to black people.” Jackson was so angered by this, he said “I’d like to cut his nuts off.” (Threatening this kind of violence is a crime. You can be sure, had a white man threatened to cut Obama, he would have been arrested.)
Referencing the definition of racism at the beginning of this commentary, and in light of Jackson’s remarks, it is not a stretch to say that Obama considers himself superior to most black people; for only one harboring an attitude of superiority ‘talks down’ to others. That attitude of superiority pegs Obama as one harboring racist attitudes toward blacks in America, people with whom he has no real affinity (raised as he was in Hawaii attending private school, provided all the advantages, and suffering few of the experiences personally that blacks have encountered for decades.)
But there is more. Please notice that Obama’s comments about race these last five years have rarely if ever addressed the lofty goals and ideals he expressed in 2008, expressions akin to those of Dr. King. Rather, his remarks have tended to aggravate tensions. From the Trayvon Martin tragedy to the incident involving the Cambridge Police Department, or in endorsing Eric Holder’s prejudicial enforcement policies involving the Black Panthers, Obama has jumped in with words and deeds that separate people, turning them against one another.
Waves of black-on-black violence have gone unattended by this administration. The vast increase in black-on-white violence seen in the wake of the Trayvon Martin verdict has been all but ignored by this President and his people. Obama has not said one word about the excesses of an Al Sharpton or a Louis Farrakhan. He has done nothing to solve problems. He has done many things to aggravate them.
There can only be one reasonable explanation, and it is found in the dark thoughts germinated in Obama’s mind by adults who used him and prepared him to fulfill their grand communist vision. From Obama’s mother to his grandparents to his ‘mentor’ to his teachers and fellow students, to radical Jihadists introduced to him early on and communists like Saul Alinsky and Bill Ayers, Obama has been inculcated with the attitude that America is evil, and capitalism is only an enslavement tool of the oppressors. Based on those presuppositions, the ‘fundamental transformation’ of America involves the destruction of America and capitalism to make way for a socialist state leading to a communist utopia.
Those have been and always will be the goals of the Obamas and all their cohorts. They truly believe by sheer human will and intelligence that they will create a central government so benevolent and so steep in social justice that all will have the same income and the same outcomes, except the elites of course. All the great dictators have shared these same beliefs. Saul Alinsky merely translated them into application as coaching points for community organizers.
The strategy is: conquer from within. The tactics: infiltrate to divide and conquer; any means are justified to achieve the end.
Obama is the greatest infiltrator of all time. Remarkably, given his bigotry toward whites and indigenous blacks, he is perfectly situated to pit one group against another. Divide and conquer. Who better to foment a race war than a racist cutting both ways, especially if armed with 60 million voters and a vast war chest?
As Stalin said, you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet. In Stalin’s case, that meant starving 10 million Ukrainians and lining up tens of thousands more in front of firing squads.
In Obama’s case, it means taking his teachers’ advice seriously—any means to achieve the end—-even if it means starting a race war. And despite the fact that blacks in America are far worse off economically thanks to Obamanomics, the vast majority of them continue to support him only because of the color of his skin, no matter how many times he ‘talks down’ to them, issues false promises, and encourages them to ignore Dr. King (to everyone’s injury.)
The best conclusion to the matter: Klansman & the Preacher.
Allan Erickson enjoyed an 11-year career in radio, television and print journalism as a reporter, talk show host, and operations manager. He then turned to sales and marketing for a decade. Twelve years ago he started a training and recruitment company. Allan & wife Jodi have four children and live in Oregon.
He is the author of the book “The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence,” Tate Publishing, 2012.
He is available to speak in churches addressing the topics of faith and freedom. To contact him, email: [email protected]
Allan Erickson, Part 1 – SYV Presbyterian Church, Oct. 2012
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