THE RACISM TRAP
Shelby Steele, in a germane and highly politically incorrect segment of Obama’s America: 2016, explained that in essence, Barack Obama was elected to the presidency in 2008 because so many in America wanted a tangible way to prove that they are not racists. Steele distilled in a 3 minute conversation with Dinesh D’souza the entire Obama phenomenon. It was, by definition, racism that swept Barack Hussein Obama into the highest office of the most powerful nation in the world.
Racism: a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others. (courtesy of the Online Dictionary)
Note the wording of this definition; “…usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior…” The word usually is important if we are to understand the brand of racism practiced by modern white Liberals, as well as some on the Republican side of the aisle. It is a hyper-sensitivity to the superficial indications of race and cultural differences in others. In modern Liberal doctrine, one must acquiesce to multiculturalism, admitting that because another culture is superficially distinct from that of traditional American culture, it is therefore superior, deserving of gentle regard, and to scrutinize such with an objectively critical eye is a haughty; the Ugly American in action. Is this not a form of racism, to discriminate in favor of individuals of a different color, simply because they are a different color?
American Liberals always notice the color of people first. They’re obsessed with diversity. That’s why the politically correct classifications of African-American, Hispanic-American, LGBT, et al blahbitty, blahbitty, blah, are necessary to their rhetoric. This may explain the pasty-white Elizabeth Warren’s preoccupation with her 1/32 genetic link to the Cherokee Nation. (I’m pretty sure I’m 1/32 Oompa Loompa, but I don’t make a big deal of it.) Libs like Warren believe that if they are associated with people of color or some oppressed minority, it will earn them the “pander and compassion” vote. After all, don’t all whites of European descent owe their substance, respect, and votes to the races they oppressed and stole from in the past? Liberals classify humans by superficial characteristics, or by behavior. If Americans had actually judged Barack Obama according to the content of his character in 2008, he would have never ascended to the Presidency, and may well have been kicked out of the Senate as a subversive.
This is why the racism trap is so sinister. According to Steel in Obama’s America: 2016, Americans were so eager to prove that this is not a racist country, and that they as individuals are not racist, that an inexperienced and obscure African-American was elevated to become the Leader of the Free World with nary a question about who he was, what he believed, or whether or not he could handle the job. As Steele noted in the segment, (paraphrased) “A white Senator, just two years out of his state house, with a dubious background and ill-defined ideology, would never have been voted in as the President of the United States.” It is important to mention, despite the fact that the mainstream media has always suppressed these facts, that Barack Obama is not just an inexperienced Senator who voted “present” for most of his terms in Illinois and the United Sates Senate, but his childhood mentor was Communist Frank Marshall Davis, a man who was among the FBI’s Most Wanted. Bill Ayers, the Weather Underground terrorist bomber was his close associate and adviser. Jeremiah Wright, the Black-liberation theologian and Marxist, was his close spiritual adviser and family friend of over 20 years. Obama’s parents and grandparents were stridently pro-Soviet, anti-American activists. And, according to Obama’s own words:
To avoid being mistaken for a white sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors.
Not in a million years would a white candidate, even a liberal white candidate with such seditious and skewed credentials, have passed muster with the American people. According to Shelby Steele, Barack Obama knew this and he used his racial distinction to gain the sympathy of Americans. Pandering Liberals always want to “help” people of color because they believe that life is inherently unfair and more difficult for them. This is liberal racism; the separation of individuals into groups based on the assumption that superficial differences are the dominant factors in their lives, and that because an individual is not born white, they are inherently at a disadvantage and dependent on the assistance of others .
This is the behavior and mindset I observe in white Liberals, and I find it repugnant.
This mentality is will prove problematic in 2012 because Liberals who objectively assess the train wreck of the Obama presidency as a failure, may still feel compelled to vote for him in order to assuage the self-imposed notion that to oppose him as a candidate would make them racist. You see, this is why the Left lashes out at Conservatives and Tea Party-types as being racist simply because they want Obama out of the Oval Office. Liberalism is all about power through big government so they must create victim classes to whom the nanny-state can administer the basic necessities of living. Their most convenient victim classes are determined by race. This is the opposite of the Conservative, Constitutional point of view which deems that, “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” This concept is supported by the Judeo-Christian ethos that all men and women are children of God, given equal rights under the law, to whom superficial differences are overcome by their identities as free people.
Until white Liberals get past the notion that judging a person of color negatively indicates racism, they will never unlock the trap that hampers truly sound judgments of the characters and actions of political candidates. They are prone to vote on the basis of race because they refuse to deduce the reality before them as what it is simply because a person of color is responsible for that reality. Let’s hope for the sake of this great nation and the free countries of the world, that Americans get past their notions about race and pandering. It all boils down to one fact; many Liberals and race-baiters have so convinced themselves that the narrative of “the Conservative opposition of Obama is because of racism, “ is true that they will have no choice in their vote for the president. This is an ideological trap and they cannot back out without admitting the lie.
Barack Hussein Obama is black and white, and neither black nor white. The preeminent consideration in November, 2012 should be that he is a very dangerous man.
by Marjorie Haun 8/26/12