(by GW, Wolf Howling) -- Meant to blog this earlier in the week but have been overcome by work.
If you are black and you believe that the greatest of threats to the black community are “racist” laws to insure the integrity of the ballot box, you are either a person making your living off of the racial grievance industry or an utter fool. If you found yourself nodding when Hillary Clinton tried to play you on Day One of her campaign for the presidency, you are ignorant of most, if not all, the relevant facts.
Ask yourself why Hillary and every politician on the left is trying to make you angry about voting laws – which protect the vote of blacks and whites and not a single one of which has disenfranchised a single black voter? Or ask yourself why they are making stand your ground laws such an important issue when such laws had nothing to do with the Trayvon Martin case – and which laws are invoked most often by black defendants? Now ask yourself why not a one of these politicians is talking about the black community’s problems with unemployment (over 50% for teens), poverty (risen to over 25% for blacks under Obama), education (the “civil rights issue of our time”), crime, or family?
For god’s sake, think for yourself.
Is there still some racism against blacks on the fringes of America – I am sure there is. There is no place for it, and when found, it should be punished. But the unvarnished truth is that white racism is no longer any sort of major problem in this country, nor does it play any sort identifiable role in the problems facing the black community. So why then does every left wing politician from Hillary on down want to pretend that it is?
The answer is simple, really. They want you to vote them into power – and you might stop doing that if you start demanding that they actually address the problems besetting blacks today. Addressing those problems would mean two things. One, they would have to admit the problems are not caused by white racism. Two, it would soon become obvious that the left puts blacks far down on the list of interest groups. For instance, teacher’s unions are the single most moneyed interest in the left’s pantheon, and in any conflict between blacks and the teacher’s unions, blacks come out on the short end of the stick. Or for that matter, take the DC City Council that is now driving Walmart out of the city at the behest of unions. With it goes thousands of jobs and the availability of low priced products. Do you really think that decision is being made in the best interest of the black community in DC?
For God’s sake, wake up! Step off the left’s plantation and look around. Hold the people you would elect accountable. The day the left is unable to take your vote for granted is the day the situation of blacks in this country will begin to greatly improve.
On a side note, it is not only blacks who are treated this way by the left – it is virtually their entire staple of low information voters. I blogged years ago about my horror at how MoveOn.org operated – asking people to act on pure emotion with no discussion whatsoever about policies. They tell you what to think and demonize any who do not agree. At Powerline, they make that same observation today. They are still operating on pure demonization and hate.
In the words of Instapundit: “Fuck ‘em. I’ve had it with this crap.” Good. Glad to see the anger. We need ton’s more of such anger if this “crap” is ever going to be stopped. Continue reading via Wolf Howling...