The Politics of Division
Stop Playing Cards with America’s Future
Trying to Re-Sell the Old Idea of Racial Inequality in America
By Scott Rohter, June 2012
Re-selling the old idea of racial inequality in America in the wake of fifty years of steady progress isn’t really as easy as if sounds. It requires constant re-enforcement of a tired old message that Blacks and Whites are still not treated equally by society through no fault of our own. This message is largely not true anymore of course, but it doesn’t stop Democrats from promoting this kind of poppycock. Democrats never let an inconvenient fact stand in the way of power or money, or their progressive agenda!
If Democrat voters would ever notice that real progress has actually been made on the nagging racial issues facing our country then many of these hapless voters probably wouldn’t vote a straight Party line ticket anymore. But fortunately for the Democratic Party (and unfortunately for all the rest of us) there are plenty of “clueless Dummycrat drones” just waiting around for their marching orders. They just need to be reminded how horribly unfair life really is, and then they are ready to blame it on racism again, and willing to go anywhere to protest, picket, or stage a demonstration. If the Democrat Party actually cared more about the poor inner city people of color then they do about themselves, then they would tell them how they can actually better their own lives through hard work, education, and perseverance, because there is actually no color barrier. There is only an under-performance barrier!
Re-planting the old idea of an underlying structural unfairness in American society, and lingering racial injustice in the minds of most Americans, is really a very hard thing to do today because of all of the great strides that have made over the years by many heroes of the Civil Rights Movement. So fanning those old flames of racial hatred actually does take quite a bit of doing. Sometimes it requires an unfortunate event like the shooting death of young Trayvon Martin, and an incumbent Black President without any scruples who will do just about anything to get re-elected including but not limited to trying to capitalize on this poor boy’s misfortune in order to bolster his own sagging poll numbers. President Obama very publically interjected himself into this purely local law enforcement matter … this private and very personal tragedy for Trayvon Martin’s family, and in so doing he elevated this young boy’s death in Florida to the level of National consciousness for his own political gain…so that he, with the help of his lap dog media, could ride the tide… i.e. the racial tide to victory again in November.
It doesn’t help matters any that we have a couple of race baiting buffoons like Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton, who are ready to go anywhere and willing to do anything at a moment’s notice in order to promote the idea that there still is a racial divide in America. They also don’t waste any time in figuring out how to get their faces back in the spotlight, while at the same time using a distraught family’s personal misfortune to their own personal advantage. Race baiters like Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, Maxine Waters, Jeremiah Wright, and Barack Obama are formidable foes who are relentless in in their pursuit of power, and in their use of the race card to achieve fame and fortune.
The Democrats have played the race card very effectively over the years. They have also learned how to play the “gay card” whenever it suits their purposes too. They link these two cards together like they are two of a kind, or a pair of aces in the whole. But they are not. You cannot compare being gay with being Black. For one thing, you can do nothing about the color of your skin. And there is no moral component at all to a person's skin color! While being gay might not always be a personal choice, acting gay certainly is a voluntary act. How can any reasonably fair-minded person even compare the two things? The gay card is just the newest playing card in the Democrat's stacked deck. It is not their strongest card. The strongest card is the race card which trumps everything. But I just wish that Democrats would stop playing cards with America’s future! And I wish that they would stop trying to stack the deck.
"A journalist has no better friend than the truth." - Scott Rohter