Tuesday, August 15, 2017

When Obama Stood Strong Against Racial Hatred

As always, we look for inspiration to our fearless leader, a god among men, Barack Obama, for the right way to deal with violence predicated on racial bias.

Happily, the Obama administration saw numerous act of racial violence, especially directed by blacks against white policemen and even against everyday white people.

Naturally, President Obama expressed severe outrage. He held groups who promoted the violence, accountable. His justice department launched civil rights investigations and called it out as domestic terrorism.

Or not.

Remember Dallas? The Daily Caller does:

In July of 2016, an avowed black nationalist murdered five police officers during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Dallas, Texas. The act of violence was well-planned and was motivated entirely by the hate-filled ideology of the shooter, Micah Xavier Johnson.

With several officers dead by the hand of a committed black nationalist, one might think the Obama administration may have considered the assassinations domestic terror and launched an investigation into groups associated with this ideology.

What did Barack do? He blamed guns. For some reason whenever people of a certain race commit crimes, the fault must always lie elsewhere. Apparently, such people are not responsible for their behavior. It's blame-shifting at its finest.

Barack Obama condemned the shootings, but he did not call out or even allude to Johnson’s hateful views. He did, however, blame “powerful weapons” for the violence.

In her statement on the shooting, then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch exploited the tragedy to push for gun control and praise the cause of Black Lives Matter. No mention of Johnson’s ideology or “hate” in was made in her statement, but she did manage to directly name multiple cases of police-involved shootings — all after cops were the ones murdered.

Was the Dallas massacre a one-off event? Not on your life:

In the same month, three officers were gunned down in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by an adherent to this radical ideology.

In a less violent case that also occurred in July of 2016, several churches in the area of St. Louis, Missouri, were vandalized and graffitied with rhetoric associated with black nationalism.

Other such events have occurred in the Trump Era, but no journalist or politician has stepped up to denounce them or to call for an investigation into the racially divisive ideology of black nationalism.

Surely, Barack Obama bears some responsibility for the current state of race relations in America. And yet, if you say so, you are more likely to be pilloried for being a hater.

2 comments:

Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

It's interesting to watch the news media and see what associations are permissible and impermissible.

Trump's supposedly empowering the Klan, while the Obama White House hosted Black Lives Matter multiple times. Confederate monuments must go, but "militant Islamism" was never to be uttered.

We are treated to choreographed outrage on a daily basis. It's a parade of victims with shrill grievances. The lawlessness is back, and groups are jockeying to claim their status as superlatively-aggrieved. When white supremacists start campaigning for victim status, it seems we should examine what this "I've got it shittier than you!" stuff is all about. We've had Klansmen receiving parade permits and rallying in public streets in full costume for a long, long time... as distasteful as it is to most everyone. Yet this is the first time I can remember someone getting run over on purpose, with a car. Where did someone get that idea, I wonder? Lots of hate out there, and it's not one-sided. But the finger-pointing certainly is.

Another important hangover rooted in the Obama era is the role of police. Look at what is happening. Why were radical Leftists and white supremacists allowed to get so close to each other in Charlottesville on Saturday? If they received an order to "stand down," what public official gave that order? Why did police stand and watch today while Workers World Party rioters took down a Confederate statue in Durham, NC? We're seeing war zone in Chicago (see http://www.heyjackass.com for the latest bodycount), fewer arrests in Baltimore, carnage in places like Charlottesville, and blatant property crimes against Confederate monuments across the South. This lawlessness has got to stop, and we're going to have to empower our police again to do a difficult job. Maybe the police are telling us they aren't going to put themselves in harm's way if they aren't going to get official backup. When Leftists attack police with impunity, the police are going to step back. And they have. With disastrous results.

Sam L. said...

Now, white nationalism is, as they say in jolly old Blighty, "Right Out!"