Racist is as Racist Does

Racist is as Racist Does
Vol: 94 Issue: 24 Friday, July 24, 2009

Yesterday, I intended to discuss some of the details surrounding the plan to take over the national health care system by putting it under government control.

But I got sidetracked (as did almost everyone else) by the president’s comment that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting Obama pal Henry Louis Gates for disorderly conduct.

Obama admitted he didn’t know the details, but his immediate assumption was that the white cops were picking on Gates because he was black:

“What I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there’s a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately,” Obama said. “That’s just a fact.”

As a general rule, racists don’t know they are racist. They think they are justified in believing the worst about a particular race. We saw that with Barbara Boxer, who was absolutely floored by Henry Alford’s observation that she was race-baiting him.

Indeed, one could watch the color drain from her face as she realized that he was right. I’ll give her this much. She really didn’t know she’s a racist.

If Obama didn’t really realize what a racist remark he was making, it was because he doesn’t realize that he is as racist as any white cracker named “Bubba” who has a Stars and Bars silkscreen in the rear window of his pickup truck.

To Obama, racism is a white man’s affliction, so in his eyes, he can play the race card with impunity. One thing is certain. The racism inherent in Obama’s comment is not an aberration.

During the campaign, he prejudged predominantly white Middle America as “bitter” folks “who cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

His twenty-year relationship with Reverend Jeremiah Wright was a warning that nobody heeded. Who could believe, (paraphrasing Joe Biden) that a “clean, articulate black guy” like Barack Obama could be deliberately associated with such a dyed-in-the-wool black power racist nutbar?

Against all logic, the electorate bought Obama’s explanation that Reverend Wright only preached racial division and black power on the Sundays he and his family were absent.

Not because anybody really believed it. Of that I grow increasingly convinced. It was more because everyone wanted to believe it.

Americans (especially white Americans) are desperate to put racial division behind them. That’s why they elected Obama in the first place. Obama wasn’t elected based on his extensive experience as an executive. He had never held an executive job in his life before becoming president.

The closest Obama ever came to executive experience was as president of the Harvard Law Review. His professional resume includes community organizer, civil rights attorney and three unremarkable terms as a state senator.

Obama won his state senate seat after Obama operatives were able to disqualify the three other candidates on a filing technicality.

Obama wasn’t elected president based on his extensive experience as a federal lawmaker, either. Obama accidentally got himself elected to the US Senate in 2005 and his opponent’s campaign collapsed when his divorce papers somehow got ‘leaked’ to the press. He started running for president almost immediately.

How did he get elected? By running as America’s first African-American president. He did it very cleverly — he kept repeating that he wasn’t going to make race part of the election — just before making some comment calling attention to the fact that he was black.

He ran on his race, not his experience.

In terms of qualifications, Barack Hussein Obama established another first. He is not only the nation’s first African-American president, he is the least experienced person to hold that office in at least a century.

In a strange twist of reverse-racism, Obama won the Oval Office BECAUSE of his race, not in spite of it.

Assessment:

We live in a world of competing deceptions. The most elusive thing on earth is the truth. You look for it in the media and come away deceived. You look for it in art, films or photography, but it is all deception.

You look for it in politics well, if you look for truth in politics, you aren t only deceived, but you re na ve.

The dictionary defines ‘propaganda’ as “the systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those advocating such a doctrine or cause.”

The Bible says that when the antichrist comes on the scene, his most effective tool will be his control of a global propaganda machine. Barack Obama’s career demonstrates just how potent and effective a tool that can be — in the right hands, that is.

The prophet Daniel describes the antichrist as having “a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.” (Daniel 7:20)

Paul reveals that, “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.” (2nd Thessalonians 2:11)

“And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.” (Revelation 13:4-5)

And, when asked, “What will be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the age,” the very FIRST thing that Jesus said was, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” (Matthew 24:3-4)

Until only a few years ago, merely suggesting that something was ‘propaganda’ discredited it, regardless of which side of the political spectrum it was emanating from.

But Bill Clinton legitimized propaganda as ‘spin’ and Barack Obama has made it part of his standard political playbook.

The race question was obviously a plant that may or may not have backfired. Not one question about Iraq. Not one question about Afghanistan, where American troops have had the worst month of fatalities in eight years.

Instead, the question about Professor Gates arrest was the eleventh and final question following his prime-time speech about health care. The question had nothing to do with health care reform, but that was plan.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had told the president just before his speech urging passage of the health care reform package before the summer recess wasn’t going to happen.

But the president already had his speech written and the prime time booked. To take some of the sting out of his impending legislative defeat, Obama used the final question to redirect the debate at the last minute.

I don’t think he expected the ‘racist’ tag to come back on him, however. As observed earlier, racists seldom realize that they are racists.

Obama no doubt intended to milk public sympathy for Professor Gates instead of the focus being on his failure to move the Congress to a vote by his deadline.

Did it work? Maybe not exactly the way he intended it to, but I think so. This is my second effort at taking on the lack of specifics in his health care reform package and, like everybody else, I’m discussing the Gates Affair instead.

He’s a clever one, that Obama.

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About Pete Garcia

Christian, father, husband, veteran, pilot, and sinner saved by grace. I am a firm believer in, and follower of Jesus Christ. I am Pre-Trib, Dispensational, and Non-Denominational (but I lean Southern Baptist).

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