Monday, July 22, 2013

Obama's 'Race' Speech Inaccurate, Divisive - Obama Was More Like Zimmerman than Martin




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Incredible how people like #David Brooks of the New York Times can call Obama's 'race' speech 'a symphony' and 'best speech' of his Presidency. Then there was commentator Tavis Smiley, who said #Obama didn't go far enough with his 'race baiting,'  as it were. So, perhaps, the spin doctors had Obama take a middle ground- for them- but still very left for the rest and good of the nation. 


OBAMA OF MIXED RACE LIKE ZIMMERMAN, NOT MARTIN

First off, the speech was filled with innacuracies, especially
with Obama trying - again - to compare members of his family
to Martin. Last time, as the trial began, he said that if he
had a son he could have been Martin. Now, he says that '35 years ago'
HE could have been Martin. We doubt this very much since 35 years
ago Obama was in a wealthy prep school in Hawaii, we are told.
Unlike Martin, who was black, Obama was of mixed race , like Zimmerman,
and brought up by two white people in a an environment where
violence and race was hardly an issue. Martin didn't have the luxury
of a stable upbringing; his Dad was three times divorced and
he only lived with his mother a short time.


50 YEARS AFTER CIVIL RIGHTS LEGISLATION RACE RELATIONS APPEAR WORSE

Here we are nearly 50 years since President Johnson passed major
civil rights legislation. White on black violence is rare 
and much less than black on white crime. Minorities have been
given help, rightfully  so, by govenment 'equal opportunity'
programs now for 50 years. But, are things getting better?
Are race relations improving? We would say that perhaps they're
getting worse.


We would say that in the 1970s and 1980s race relations were
at their zenith, but it wasn't good enough for some. So, instead
of beginning to curtail some of the 'equality' programs, they
continued yet we began to see a decline in minority income as well as
test scores by minoritiy students.


BUSING DIDN'T WORK, NOR DOES WELFARE


After many failed years of school busing programs and other equal opportunity
programs, President Clinton saw the problem in the 1990s and curtailed welfare programs
to a degree and we started to see job performance improve. Qualified people
were doing improved work. Clinton was even praised by some. Yet, it
wasn't long before minority and liberal protests  brought back the old
programs where minorities are not challenged but are given jobs and
scores without really having to earn them.



OBAMA CAMPAIGNED AS 'UNITER' PRESIDENT

Obama came into office offering that minorities  should work hard and
go to college and do well, etc. Yet, he's come in and basically taken away
any incentive for them. One could say Obama and co. are the real racists,
keeping their people down by taking away the incentives with handouts such as
 food stamps (which have doubled since President Bush) and other welfare programs.
But, this process bought votes for Obama and two Presidential victories. It's the
whole approach by people like Sharpton and Jackson, to stir  up resentment
among their people. It gives them a podium and a 'job' for life and unlikely
chance for their 'folks' to ever really reach the American Dream - unless you
call it living off the dole.


  Obama was likely pushed to make the speech by his
black constituency and left leaning supporters. This, from
a president who ran as the 'uniter' of all races, rather than
the divider, which is what he's become.  


NEW GENERATION BRINGING ABOUT 'DOUBLE JEOPARDY' AGAIN IN RACE RELATIONS 

We now have a whole new young generation who  missed out on the race issue
last time around and is falling for the 'pre-sweetened koolaid,' to borrow
one of Smiley's jargons. This includes the young media, which follows lock step
behind Obama.  What happend to the journalism I studied that made a point
of giving equal time to both sides of a story? Could be another generation will be lost
to a President and administration that is driven purely by politics and its own
personal agenda


YOUNG MEDIA PART OF SAME PROBLEM Much of the liberal media headlined the Obama's speech  with '...No Teleprompter....'!
Of course, race is a subject Obama knows well and has spoken about many 
times in earlier years.


To compare the Martin death to that of Emmett Til is ludicrouse.  Yes, racial injustice
was rampant even 50 years ago, primarily in the South. The sad thing is that  if you
ask older blacks and whites who lived
in the 1950s many will tell you, outside of the South, races got along better then and productivity
was higher . Throwing money at problems doesn't always work, especially in  this case.


Fifty years sincde the civil rights legislation, The Race issue has been beaten to death
by now and Obama continues to  add  fuel to the flames, as do others like Al Sharpton 
Jessie Jackson   - and especially
the new media, which is really disheartening -and blowing the issue way out of proportion.
What is there left we can possibly do to help finally get people together?


RACE WILL ALWAYS BE AN ISSUE TO SOME EXGTENT, BUT SHOULDN'T BE SO ALL-CONSUMING AS IT'S BEEN IN THE NEWS AND PUBLIC DIALOGUE;
 E OTHER ISSUES SUCH AS THE ECONOMY ARE  GETTING LOST, FAILING

There will always be some differences between different peoples. That is and has always
been true, going back to biblical times from the Romans and the Jews and today , highlighted
in the middle eastby the  the Arabs and Jews. Let's accept that there will always be differences -
call it 'racial' if you must- but we can still get along if people really make an effort and
are not continually 'fed' the koolaid. Good, caring citizens and leaders need to stand up
to people like Sharpton, Jackson, Obama - and the media for once and for all.


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