CONTROVERSY / A TOUCHY SUBJECT

First off, my apologies for the lack of posts. Here’s why. I am writing about a subject that is hard for me to deal with. Race. It is truly a touchy subject and despite the numerous times I have written this post, I find myself re-writing and unsure if I wanted to cover the topic. My decision to go forth was made apparent to me by one little factor. People often just say things, with no regards to the reaction, and when the reaction is negative, they still just continue to say things that are offensive to so many.

Onwards. Racism. Is it alive and well? Oh hell yeah. But the roles are reversed. Blacks are hating the whites and using social media to spread the word. This screen snippet is just an example. No please don’t misinterpret what’s being written. Not all blacks feel this way. Only the stupid ones. How to tell the difference. just read the tweet and if you know anything about guns and violence. not to mention the actions of the so-called president it becomes pretty clear of stupid this young lady is.

Raceism

Here is my blast.

The fact of the matter is everything she has said here is false. All I will say is this. Exposing your ignorance to the world is never a good call, and although you are still entitled to your opinion, I suggest you look at facts. I could also give you facts right here on this post, but I am sure that based on the ignorance of your tweet, you would not be able to understand the error of your words based on the facts that are undisputable.

White people do not hate Obama. What they hate is the mere element that Obama has decided that he is not going to follow tradition, and run a government that is for the people by the people. Obama has shown time and time again that he will tax the people to death, to pay for his Liberal agenda and programs are put in place that go against what the people want. Now with the understandings coming forth of his programs, there is outrage and outrage is turning to hatred for this president. So if you want to tie the lack of performance with race, that is your option. But I will say that it is to bad that our first black president is also our worst.  With terror attacks happening in the US again and the attack on the civil rights of the American people you can open your eyes and clearly see that this has failure written all over it.

HERE ARE SOME FACTS… The following text is a news article that explains a few things, and although harsh these are some realities  that have to be faced .

In case you are unfamiliar with Juan Williams, he used to be on NPR, the liberal radio network and they fired him over a comment he made.  He is now on Fox News Network as the balanced side of liberal opinions.  There is a great deal of truth in this email.  Mr. Williams deserves credit for even mentioning it.

Blacks, Guns & Crime

Juan Williams, a black commentator, wrote an interesting article recently entitled “Race and the Gun Debate.” (Wall St. Journ, Mar 27, 2013)

Among the statistics he cites are that54% of all murders involve black victims, virtually all of whom were killed by black murderers, and yet blacks comprise only 13% of the population.

These are familiar numbers, but, as Williams points out, although more than half the “gun problem” can be laid at the feet of blacks, the gun debate never seems to mention this.

If it were mentioned, the obvious thought that might occur is maybe it’s blacks that need to be regulated and not guns.

Three years ago I wrote the following in the prologue to my book They Came For Our Guns, They came For Our Freedom:

The single most important factor that has caused the political left to demand an end to private firearms ownership is that the underclass has, over the last fifty years, expanded exponentially, bringing with it an exponential increase in crime. Many of these criminals come from the single-parent families encouraged by the welfare system, a dysfunctional government give-away favored by the far left. The absence of fathers has led large numbers of children to seek gangs as a substitute for parenting not available at home. Not content with having created an entire class of welfare-bred criminals, the political left now seeks to protect this underclass by rendering ordinary citizens defenseless against crime perpetrated by these criminals.”

In sum, both blacks and whites are part of this criminal underclass, but, as Juan Williams points out, blacks, a 13% minority, are doing 54% of the killing and dying. That needs to be said.

Why is this happening? According to Juan Williams, the out-of-wedlock birth rate for blacks is now 72%. This leads to more than 70% of black mothers being on welfare raising more than 70% of black children without fathers.

That’s part of the problem. Another part, Williams says, is:

“a dysfunctional gangster-rap culture that glorifies promiscuity, drug dealers and the power of the gun.”

So now we have black culture of violence financed by the welfare system producing what are – by any measure – distorted values. One might think this needs to be addressed.

Not so. The President of the United States recently invited the gangster rapper Jay-Z to his inauguration. Jay-Z is the black poster boy for the value system that Juan Williams says is destroying the black community. Inviting him to the presidential inauguration is, by implication, an endorsement of the mindlessness characteristic of Jay-Z and his supporters.

But Obama is not a moralist. He is a politician who panders himself to the black vote and avoids criticizing the criminal culture that has enslaved his people.

Obama made no move toward gun control until a white madman killed young children at Sandy Hook . In Obama’s mind, that single act instantly transformed the “gun problem” into a white (not black) problem. It is about white misconduct, not about blacks, black culture or black behavior.

Guess what. It’s still about blacks. They are victims and killers in disproportionate numbers. An occasional white maniac does not erase that. People who want to reduce homicide by guns need to focus on curbing a black culture that has caused the problem in the first place.

Banning guns to cure black murderousness, crime and cultural deficiencies is like banning popsicles to deal with an outbreak of the Ebola virus.

My shot of the week, is an age old source of tension, that often offends people of race.

I can understand why.

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For the record, I am not a person who plays the race card. It comes down to one thing. I either like you or I don’t. Don’t confuse my dislike of a person or their actions as a race thing. I have had the card played on me, and simply put, when I play a game, I always have an ace in the whole.

We can all get along. But we wont.

My best to you all and may you find your lives blessed.

Mike

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2 thoughts on “CONTROVERSY / A TOUCHY SUBJECT

  1. I hate to say this, but it is the blacks that keep the race card going….I see it every day at my job. We are now the minority….sad, but true. Well written, thank you 🙂

  2. Is Obama really the first black president? He’s more white and Arab than black. This article addresses the ancestry of other notable presidents who were of mixed race, but we don’t hear about them because that would not serve this administration’s purposes. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/18/black-presidents-6-united-states-obama_n_2711887.html#slide=2122101

    Unfortunately many of our politicians (pick a party) are more like actors than leaders with integrity. Aren’t gun control (and the race issue tweeted) more spin from PR agents than substantive arguments? In the history books, each president has his over-arching theme–a cause, an issue, a war–and this president’s legacy will be the same form letter, just filling in the blanks for the issue of choice. What makes this entry into the books different, however, is that *choice* is turned on its head. Rights are being eroded (to bear arms) and other choices are forced upon citizens (my tax dollars have to pay for things I ethically object to and are unconstitutional).

    Tolerance is the law of the land as long as you fit into prescribed groups. But if you are white, believe in a Christian or Jewish God, believe in heterosexual marriage, are a law-abiding gun owner, don’t mind showing your voter registration card to cast your vote, or want accountability of elected officials–watch out, you just might be a *radical* or *a racist*.

    The values and ideals once protected are now counter-cultural. Is this the liberty that has been fought for in this country since its birth? Where is the patriotism? Where is the pride in America? Where are the responsible citizens who are keeping this vision alive? We are not promised a free ride and easy times in our founding documents. And America’s citizens need to be diligent in holding elected officials, (gatekeepers and agenda-pushers) accountable. Some people in this country are counting on us to be too preoccupied to pay attention, or too busy to get involved, or too stressed out with our own situations to get involved.

    Thank, Mike, for a thought-provoking piece, and for reminding me to pay attention, stand up, speak out, and reach out!

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