I’ve lived a long time and watched a dozen presidents come and go on the American scene, but President Barack Obama is the first to convince me that he really does not have the best interests of America – at least the America that we have known since our founding – at heart.
I believe that, as a result of his upbringing, his academic and personal associations and experiences, and his twenty-year sojourn of learning at Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church of Black Liberation Theology, he has conflated the ideology of “anti-whiteness” with the Constitution. It seems clear to me that, out of this milieu of resentment-filled mentors, he has learned to hate the America of free-market capitalism and personal responsibility and is determined to dismantle the structure that it created.
Unfortunately, it would appear that he has chosen the strategy of framing all issues within the context of existing racial and social tensions in order achieve his goal of “social justice”.
Rather than working to unify all disparate groups for the sake the national well-being, the Obama administration consistently attempts to drive a wedge between races, classes, and cultures. This is wrong every way you look at it and the president is too well informed to not know what the outcome of his divisive words and actions are likely to be. Eric Holder’s Department of Justice appears to be his instrument of choice to accomplish this end, as evidenced by the suit against Arizona’s illegal immigrant law, the dismissal of the charges of voter intimidation against the New Black Panthers, and the immediate reaction by the DoJ to “investigate” the recent jury verdict of involuntary manslaughter in Oakland against a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Black man.
It has become perfectly crystal clear that President Obama intends to form a majority voting block comprised of the aggrieved–the unions, the Hispanics, the Blacks, and, of course, the Marxist/Socialists of all stripes who make no secret of their distain for free-market capitalism–and such demographics may very well be on his side, aided and abetted by the revisionist history taught in our educational system.
Yes, there was a critical failure by our Founders to confront the issue of slavery in the very beginning, but it is also true that their primary goal was to obtain a consensus among the thirteen colonies. It is also true that our history is replete with tales of unfair treatment of Native Americans in the infancy and expansion of our nation. We must recognize and accept the reality of our history and, in so doing, understand that resentments run deep and are passed down from generation to generation, always seeking means of redress. That having been stipulated, there never has been a lack of persons, both black and white and almost universally motivated by their religious beliefs, who have been willing to fight, many to the death, to rectify those moral failures.
We fought one civil war which eventually pivoted on the issue of slave ownership but, apart from maintaining the Union by force, that war served only to metastasize racial inequity until the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964 — and even that effort fell far short in terms of creating racial harmony and equity. We can’t run away from these facts, but my fear now is that we are being goaded into a second major social conflict based on the conclusion of those in power that the problems of race and wealth distribution are too pervasive and embedded too deeply to be solved by anything less than the total eradication of “whiteness” as defined by James Cone in A Black Theology of Liberation and in Judy Helfand’s Constructing Whiteness, both of which I have covered in previous articles here at America’s Right.
If we are to avoid social upheaval on a scale not seen in this country since the Civil War and one which will change the American landscape forever we must be very careful how we respond to the Obama administration’s actions and policies. As I have said before, one of the most painful lessons that I’ve learned over a lifetime is that it’s not what others say or do that does us irreparable harm; it’s how we respond to provocation, regardless of whether it be perceived or real.
God forbid that Phoenix, Arizona would become the twenty-first century equivalent of Ft. Sumter, but there is nothing to say with confidence that it will not become just that.