No topic in everyday conversation conjures up more emotion than race. White people in this country are so afraid of being labeled racist that they end up tip-toeing through any and every issue involving the government and the media’s most beloved group of people, the black person. Personally, I think that in addition to the statues of Jefferson and Lincoln, and the memorial to Washington, the District of Columbia should erect another statue, one standing high above all others. They should call this statue “The Black Man”, because in our society today, nothing and nobody is to be loved, excused, pitied, and enabled more.
The President slipped up the other night and revealed who he really is. Folks, Obama is not some post racial figure who goes beyond these issues. Obama actually, is no different than the pastor he listened to for 20 years. He is no different than Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton, or any of the Marxist professors who live lavish lives in this awful “racist” country, by teaching at the most esteemed Universities. I am talking about men like Cornell West, and Henry Louis Gates.
Obama had no business delving into the issue of a local misdemeanor arrest, but when asked the question, he just couldn’t help his arrogant self. Let’s take another look at his comments. They certainly give us plenty of insight into this man’s character.
Okay, Obama loves him some Harvard intellectuals. Nothing surprising here from the party of the little guy.
Well, I — I should say at the outset that Skip Gates is a friend, so I may be a little biased here.
Okay stop right there. That’s all he needed to say. But no, this is the Messiah speaking, the one allowed to pass judgment on anybody, even when he doesn’t know “all the facts”. What he did know though was that a black person was involved and a white person was involved, so obviously the white person is the bad guy. That’s pretty much all Obama needed to know, as far as he is concerned.
I don’t know all the facts.
Once again Mr. President, you don’t know “all the facts”.
What’s been reported, though, is that the guy forgot his keys, jimmied his way to get into the house; there was a report called into the police station that there might be a burglary taking place.
So far, so good, right? I mean, if I was trying to jigger into — well, I guess this is my house now, so — (laughter) — it probably wouldn’t happen.
(Chuckling.) But let’s say my old house in Chicago — (laughter) — here I’d get shot. (Laughter.) But so far, so good. They’re — they’re — they’re reporting. The police are doing what they should. There’s a call. They go investigate. What happens?
My understanding is, at that point, Professor Gates is already in his house. The police officer comes in. I’m sure there’s some exchange of words. But my understanding is — is that Professor Gates then shows his ID to show that this is his house, and at that point he gets arrested for disorderly conduct, charges which are later dropped.
So a police officer comes to your house to protect you from burglary, and your first response is to get angry? Not me. Now if I was an elite black professor with a chip on my shoulder, I guess I would fly off the handle. After all, anger is pretty much what these types of people are all about. Also, being an angry black intellectual, race is always the first thing that comes to mind. Always! If the gas station clerk shorts Mr. Gates fifty cents, obviously it is racism. Obviously, after all he is black.
Now, I’ve — I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry;
Once again Mr. President, you don’t know “all the facts”. In fact, you don’t know any of the facts. You just allow your biased view of this “racist” country and it’s citizens to direct your assumptions.
number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home.
Can anybody out there cite one study done on this? Just one? That is not a “fact”! You know back in my younger days, I used to complain about being pulled over in a black neighborhood. The natural assumption of the police officer was that the only reason a white boy would be in that part of town was to buy drugs. If I had a black person in the car with me, the chances of being searched increased significantly. Was I profiled? Hell yes I was. But guess what I was doing in that neighborhood? I was profiled for a reason, and that was because I fit the profile of somebody likely to be committing a crime.
And number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately. That’s just a fact.
Mr. Gates did not fit the profile of some 19 year old gang member bouncing around in some big long 60 Chevy. He wasn’t even pulled over. Obama is talking about something totally different. Yet once again, he can’t help himself.
Again, IT’S NOT A FACT! Obama is just doing what Democrats always do. He is using race to scare blacks and Hispanics and to get more of their votes. When you add up all of the black people, all of the Hispanic people, and all of the guilt ridden white liberals, you got yourself a pretty good majority. No the President is not a uniter. Uniting doesn’t promote his ideals. Dividing works much better.
And even when there are honest misunderstandings, the fact that blacks and Hispanics are picked up more frequently, and oftentime for no cause, casts suspicion even when there is good cause. And that’s why I think the more that we’re working with local law enforcement to improve policing techniques so that we’re eliminating potential bias, the safer everybody’s going to be.
I personally am sick and tired of black people being assumed innocent and white people being assumed guilty. To assume a white person is guilty of racism is just as bad, in my opinion, as assuming that a black person is a criminal. Both prejudgments are equally wrong. It is the culture of unnecessary sympathy and enabling that almost ruined the lives of the Duke Lacrosse players. It is the same culture that defended the violent acts of the Jena Six thugs from Louisiana, young men who together, violently beat a random white boy. In case you have forgotten, these thuggish young men were held up as heroes, as some sort of modern Rosa Parks.
As for profiling, I support it fully. You can’t conduct law enforcement without profiling. The profile of a serial killer is a white guy. The profile of a terrorist is a Middle Easterner. Young black boys with their pants hanging off of their ass also fit a profile. If you belong to a certain ethnic group and you don’t want to be profiled, then do something about your culture. Don’t blame law enforcement for the fact that a disproportionate amount of criminals come from your group. They’re just doing their jobs.
Once again though, this Gates thing had nothing to do with any of that, and if Obama gave a rat’s ass about “all the facts”, he would have known that.