There’s one thing aside from arrogance, lack of propriety, and pathological mendacity that the American people can always trust Obama to do and do well – use race- or classed-based fear, hatred, and envy to stir up the Democrats’ key constituencies. The weight of the history of the boy’s efforts in these arenas cannot and should not be ignored by the American people, who are the ones targeted for reprisals by Obama.
And, of course he can find fecund ground for his screeds, being wise enough to stick to- and tailor his hate-speech to easily manipulated demographics. As an example, I present excepts of Obama’s recent remarks to the Congressional Black Caucus.
During the course of Obama’s speech his “took on” the grave issue of Ferguson and what it was indicative of…in a manner, of course, that set very well with the thugs-in-suits that make up the CBC.
Firstly, Obama tacitly excused the rioting and looting by the Blacks in Ferguson, MO. He made their feral response to the situation to be a possibly sad but definitely worthwhile thing since it sensationalized the mistrust between Blacks and the Police.
Now, I won’t comment on the investigation. I know that Michael’s family is here tonight. I know that nothing any of us can say can ease the grief of losing a child so soon. But the anger and the emotion that followed his death awakened our nation once again to the reality that people in this room have long understood, which is, in too many communities around the country, a gulf of mistrust exists between local residents and law enforcement.
Of course, this was expected and the only way that Obama could mention the Ferguson race riots while standing in front of the CBC. Hence, it could almost be excused since condemning the CBC’s constituencies for engaging in the “time honored” Black pursuit of rioting and looting would have been foolish. Nor is this a new rhetorical position for the boy.
What was equally expected but far worse was Obama’s misplacing of that distrust between Blacks and law enforcement and the blame for such pervasive and endemic distrust.
Too many young men of color feel targeted by law enforcement, guilty of walking while black, or driving while black, judged by stereotypes that fuel fear and resentment and hopelessness. We know that, statistically, in everything from enforcing drug policy to applying the death penalty to pulling people over, there are significant racial disparities. That’s just the statistics. One recent poll showed that the majority of Americans think the criminal justice system doesn’t treat people of all races equally. Think about that. That’s not just blacks, not just Latinos or Asians or Native Americans saying things may not be unfair. That’s most Americans.
And that has a corrosive effect — not just on the black community; it has a corrosive effect on America. It harms the communities that need law enforcement the most. It makes folks who are victimized by crime and need strong policing reluctant to go to the police because they may not trust them. And the worst part of it is it scars the hearts of our children. It scars the hearts of the white kids who grow unnecessarily fearful of somebody who doesn’t look like them. It stains the heart of black children who feel as if no matter what he does, he will always be under suspicion. That is not the society we want. It’s not the society that our children deserve. Whether you’re black or white, you don’t want that for America.
How about the mistrust the “Black community” sows in police officers who have to patrol or respond to those hoods? What Obama ignores, willfully or through cultural blindness, is that every single time a law enforcement officer enters the hood, he or she is entering what amounts to a foreign and enemy land. Effectively, they’re “in country” and forced by basic survival instincts to behave as such.