In an interview with BET Networks that aired Monday America’s first “post racial” president said that racism “is deeply rooted in our culture and deeply rooted in our history” and “bad training” and a “fear of folks who look different” has led to the problems between law enforcement and minority communities.
There’s so much to despise in this interview. First the threat: “We’re going to have more conversations like this over the coming months…”
Please. Really – just no. Stop talking. If you’re not going to address the social problems, gangs and criminality plaguing urban black communities, droning on incessantly about “disparate impact” and “white privilege” and whatnot is just fingernails on a chalkboard. Cease and desist. People have had it with the BS. What these malcontents (white and black) rioting in the streets need, is some tough talk from the nation’s first black president, but that doesn’t suit his agenda – so instead we get this nauseating pablum.
But it gets worse. Much worse.
The nation’s first black president then ventured to suggest “that we have made progress,” brightly adding that “we can’t compare what’s happening now to 50 years ago.” (I’m searching for a sarcastic retort that’s cleverer than “no shit Sherlock”, or “thank-you Captain Obvious”, but I’m coming up empty. Really though. Why are we forced to listen to this jag-off discuss completely obvious things like they’re deep thoughts? Thanks Obama for explaining that it’s better now than when there was forced segregation. Um – duh? )
He went on to explain, (because we’re having a “teaching moment” here, you see) that “if you talk to your parents, grandparents, uncles – they’ll tell you that – uh – things are better. Not good - in some cases – but better.”
Not good? The irony of a black president lecturing the citizens of the United States (who voted to put him in office twice), that they need more racial progress – was apparently lost on him.
Then Obama talked about the conversations he’s had with the Ferguson rabble-rousers who he actually invited to the White House. The folks on the ground at these nationwide protests are far left radicals and communists – AKA – fellow travelers. He let slip the radical left’s view of incrementalism as their longstanding M/O in meeting their objectives.
“Typically, progress is in steps,” he said. “It’s in increments.”
He may as well just open up Rules For Radicals to page one and start reciting every time he gets in front of a camera at this point. We should be done with the book by New Years Day.
We haven’t even reached the low point of the interview. Here’s the low point:
“When you’re dealing with something as deeply rooted as racism or bias in any society, you have to have vigilance, and you have to recognize that it’s going to take some time and you just have to be steady so that we don’t give up when we don’t get all the way there.”
Disgusting, insufferable demagoguery. Race wan’t a factor in Ferguson, or in NYC. – and Obama knows it.
He willfully exacerbates the resentments of a perpetual black victim class. There will never be enough that white America can do to undo the wrongs of the past. Move on, already. Like untold millions of people have throughout the annals of history. American blacks aren’t the only people in the world who have suffered from man’s inhumanity toward man. The whole history of mankind is fraught with periods of atrocious inhumanity. White slavery, black slavery, sexual slaves, indentured servitude, mass rapes and murders of conquered peoples. Genocide. Cultures that hold on to resentments are plagued with conflicts. Old wounds do not heal when people are constantly picking at the scabs – they fester.
But that’s why the left continues their perpetual racial narrative. When a black person fails, the racial agitators can blame it on the deep rooted racism of the white power culture. Democrats fan these flames for votes. Obama has big government “solutions” – none of which will address the real problems – and will in fact exacerbate the problems.
Via the NYDN, Obama also uncorked this nonsense.
In an attempt to sound fair and reasonable, he said, “the vast majority of law enforcement officers are doing a really tough job, and most of them are doing it well and are trying to do the right thing.” Then this: “but a combination of bad training, in some cases, a combination in some cases of departments that really are not trying to root out biases, or tolerate sloppy police work; a combination in some cases of folks just not knowing any better, and in a lot of cases, subconscious fear of folks who look different — all of this contributes to a national problem that’s going to require a national solution.” Ugh.
People who “look different?” huh? Gee, do they have “funny names,” too?