Of Selma, Strife, and Self-Aggrandizement

 

 

Obama-Shrinks-2Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights March across the Bridge at Selma, Alabama, which gained both fame and infamy for those involved, as the marchers were beaten bloody by local law enforcement.

Five decades later, the first black President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, spoke on the occasion, surrounded by professional race-baiters, both “religious” and secular.

“Look at our history. We are Lewis and Clark and Sacajawea, pioneers who braved the unfamiliar, followed by a stampede of farmers and miners, and entrepreneurs and hucksters. That’s our spirit. That’s who we are.

“We are Sojourner Truth and Fannie Lou Hamer, women who could do as much as any man and then some. And we’re Susan B. Anthony, who shook the system until the law reflected that truth. That is our character.

“We’re the immigrants who stowed away on ships to reach these shores, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free –- Holocaust survivors, Soviet defectors, the Lost Boys of Sudan. We’re the hopeful strivers who cross the Rio Grande because we want our kids to know a better life. That’s how we came to be. (Applause.)

“We’re the slaves who built the White House and the economy of the South. (Applause.) We’re the ranch hands and cowboys who opened up the West, and countless laborers who laid rail, and raised skyscrapers, and organized for workers’ rights.

“We’re the fresh-faced GIs who fought to liberate a continent. And we’re the Tuskeegee Airmen, and the Navajo code-talkers, and the Japanese Americans who fought for this country even as their own liberty had been denied.

“We’re the firefighters who rushed into those buildings on 9/11, the volunteers who signed up to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq. We’re the gay Americans whose blood ran in the streets of San Francisco and New York, just as blood ran down this bridge. (Applause.)

“We are storytellers, writers, poets, artists who abhor unfairness, and despise hypocrisy, and give voice to the voiceless, and tell truths that need to be told.

**Courtesy of The Weekly Standard**

A couple of points of order, Mr. President.

1. Would it have hurt your massive ego, your Rhetorical Flourish, and the solemn tone of the day, to have said, “We are the Ones who HELPED ACCOMPLISH SO AND SO”?

2. I’m pretty knowledgeable about US History. I’m darned if I can remember any mass beatings of homosexual Americans, gay folks being hung from trees, or any instances of them having dogs and water hoses turned on them.

There is not comparison between the struggle of black Americans to gain Civil Rights and the campaign by homosexual Americans to gain control of the use of the word “marriage for the purpose of “normalization”.

With the rise of notoriety of Michael Brown and Earl Gardner, and the subsequent feeding frenzy of the Main Stream Media and Professional Race-Baiters, both national and local, under the first Black President, some not-so-surprising facts have come to light:

According to Ben Shapiro’s Truth Revolt

A new poll shows that nearly half of Americans believe race relations have worsened over the course of the presidency of Barack Obama, the first half-black man elected to the White House.The CNN poll found 39 percent believe relations between blacks and whites have gotten worse, not better, since Mr. Obama took office in January 2009. Just 15 percent say relations have improved. In an interesting finding, 45 percent of whites think relations have worsened while just 26 percent of blacks think so.

The survey of 1,000 adults was taken last month, before a Department of Justice report released this week found racial bias in the Ferguson, Mo., police department.

In remarks after the report was released, Obama said the type of racial bias in Ferguson is not isolated.

“I don’t think that is typical of what happens across the country, but it’s not an isolated incident,” Obama told The Joe Madison Radio Show on Sirius XM radio’s Urban View channel. 

“I think that there are circumstances in which trust between communities and law enforcement have broken down, and individuals or entire departments may not have the training or the accountability to make sure that they’re protecting and serving all people and not just some,” he said.

He called civil rights “an unfinished project.”

In a speech to a black college in South Carolina on Friday, Obama said  “We may never know exactly what happened” the day white police officer Darren Wilson shot black teenager Michael Brown. Attorney General Eric Holder found that witness stories greatly varied, but in clearing Wilson of any wrongdoing, the report said there was no truth to the account that Brown had his hands up when shot.

Said Obama: “If there is uncertainty about what happened, then you can’t just charge him anyway just because what happened was tragic.  That was the decision that was made,” he said. 

…Also on Saturday, an apparently unarmed black teenager was shot dead by a police officer at a Wisconsin home. Protesters surrounded the house, chanting slogans like, “Who can you trust? Not the police,” in front of a row of officers.

Why is America more divided than it has been in decades?

Why do we have so many out there who are calling for “dead cops”, while protesting over the deaths of criminals?

By the time President Johnson came into office, after the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the majority of Americans totally believed that our government always had our best interest at heart.

President Johnson came into office and immediately started his push for the Great Society. These programs were designed to make Americans even more dependent on the Federal Government for their very survival.

As the Vietnam War grew more and more and unpopular, Americans’ trust in the government became more and more compromised.  Protests against the Federal Government became more and more common and it became cool to be a rebel or “hippie”.

Time passed, and while rebellious Americans calmed down, Americans’ dependence upon government programs became generational, as multiple family members from one generation to the next, relied on Uncle Sugar for their daily existence.

Meanwhile, the rebels of the 1960’s got older and began to work within the system, taking jobs within the private and public sectors.

Eventually, they moved into positions of power, becoming heads of corporations and local and national politicians.

It is not really necessary to tell you what the political ideology of these rebels was, is it?

As the last century ended and the new one began, these hippies and their offspring, solidly in place in the halls of power, began to pass more more legislation designed to keep generations of Americans enslaved to Uncle Sugar.

In this present situation, what we are seeing is the result of anti-establishment rhetoric, spewed forth by those who are now actually “the Establishment”, taking hold, and spreading Class Envy and Racial Animus in such a way as to inspire violent retaliation for perceived “grievances”, by a fictional “White Establishment”, which is actually no longer in power, and the Police, who are seen as the emissaries of “The Man”.

Meanwhile, the Community Organizer-in-Chief went on vacation in Hawaii with his family and entourage, during the Christmas Holidays,  AT THE EXPENSE OF AMERICAN TAXPAYERS.

During his speech at Selma, yesterday, Obama alluded that he “despised hypocrisy”.

Mr. President, before you accuse any American Citizen of hypocrisy, may I suggest looking at yourself in the mirror?

Until He Comes,

KJ

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