I guess we are cowards (per Erick Holder, US Atty Gen last week) because otherwise you get tagged a RACIST for disagreeing with blacks. Points in fact came the very next day with Black Racists automatically labelling attached to the NY Post cartoon portraying the shooting of a monkey (That set off a swarm of controversy, culminating in The Rev. Al Sharpton-led protest Thursday afternoon outside The Post’s Manhattan headquarters); and two Governors, Sanford & Jindal saying they wouldn’t be accepting parts of the Stimulus money, because they didn’t want to change their states’ Unemployment Benefits and therefor because they’re in the “Black Belt” it was racist (per U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., the No. 3 House Democrat) to not accept because (I guess) only Blacks are receiving UEI. Funny, I’m receiving it and I’m not Black—hmmmm. The usual suspects brought all this out Friday and over the weekend.
Just like HRO’s definition of bi-partisanship, you agree with him or you aren’t trying. Having a discussion regarding race in this country means listening to their side, agreeing that they’re the downtrodden and appeasing them with understanding and capitulation.
Back in Chicago, around ’92, I had a pleasant black fellow working for me–his dad was a Pastor there in Chicago and I suspect of the Black Liberation persuasion–and I thought we knew each other well enough to broach the subject as we had become pretty good friends, he and his wife came to Marsha’s & my wedding, etc.. I asked him if he truly believed that because his “people” had been slaves, even though no white man had captured or sold the slaves in Africa, that the US allowed slaves here for less than a century, but had been given freedom over a hundred and twenty-five years, etc, did he believe they were owed reparations and anything else that favored them over whites. His simple answer dripped in venom (which I’d never seen him do) and succinct, “YES!”
There you go–nothings changed in 15 years–they are still racist, where the predominant American has changed for the better. They always say we’re okay during the week, but segregated on Sunday. My experience with Churches around here (North Dallas area) is they’re getting pretty much non-racial, but perhaps what they’re really saying is that we (whites) aren’t attending Black churches like Jeremiah Wright’s. Guess what, we aren’t going to and as far as I’m concerned, we don’t want that congregation visiting the churches (denominational & non) where God doesn’t Damn the United States and where the folks that belong are equal under that same God.
From The Patriot Post
Vol. 09 No. 08
23 February 2009
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” –The Declaration of Independence
We are “a nation of cowards,” says Eric Holder
RE: THE LEFT
“Hey, black folks, do you know any white folks? Good. OK, I want you to go up to them right now and, as politely as you can, start sharing your most deeply held racial views. Hey, white folks, you’re not off the hook. I want you to go and do likewise with any black people you know. Don’t want to do that? Really? Well, then, you’re a coward. That’s the short version of Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech this week celebrating Black History Month. Holder says we are ‘a nation of cowards’ because we’re unwilling to discuss race to his satisfaction. … Usually, when I hear a liberal call for a national conversation on race, I translate it as: ‘People who disagree with me need to be instructed why they are wrong.’ Indeed, in a sense it’s no wonder America is a nation of cowards when it comes to race, because so many of us are terrified of being called racist the moment we step out of line with liberal orthodoxy. … [Holder] says of the debate over affirmative action … that, ‘This debate can, and should, be nuanced, principled and spirited. But the conversation we now engage in as a nation on this and other racial subjects is too often simplistic and left to those on the extremes, who are not hesitant to use these issues to advance nothing more than their own narrow self-interest.’ Perhaps. Or perhaps calling views you disagree with ‘extreme’ and accusing those who hold them of having dishonorable motives is just a clever way of saying that you don’t want an ‘honest conversation’ at all.” –National Review editor Jonah Goldberg
“The problem is not that we talk too little about race but that our discussion is often irrelevant to the problems at hand. When Holder and Clinton talk about confronting racial issues, what they really want is a national therapy session in which whites admit that their prejudice and discrimination — past and present — is responsible for all the ills that beset blacks today. Well, sorry, it just isn’t so. … If Attorney General Holder is really interested in improving the status of blacks, he could begin by addressing the issue of personal responsibility. The decision to have a child out of wedlock has enormous consequences for single moms and the children they bring into the world. If there is one factor above others that explains the huge differences between the well-being of whites and blacks in this society, it is that so many black children grow up in homes with no fathers. Those children do more poorly in school, are more likely to get in trouble with the law, and become single parents themselves, thus perpetuating a destructive cycle of despair. So, by all means, let’s have some honesty in our discussions of race during Black History Month. Let’s begin by having our most prominent black elected and appointed officials show a little courage by speaking out on the real problems in the black community, not the chimera of white oppression and unacknowledged guilt.” –columnist Linda Chavez
“You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer. You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot establish security on borrowed money. You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.” –Presbyterian minister William J.H. Boetcker (1873-1962)