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Will Democrats ever Stop Playing the Race Card...
and Will They Stop Playing Cards with America’s Future?
By Scott Rohter, June 2012
Re-selling the old idea of systemic racial inequality in America in the wake of fifty years of progress isn’t as easy as it seems. It requires constant re-enforcement of the lie that Blacks and Whites are still not treated equally by society, and if certain Black individuals are ever treated differently that it is not their own fault. The message that prejudice is still alive and well in America is not true of course, but it doesn’t stop the Democrats from trying to re-sell the idea. Democrats never let an inconvenient truth stand in the way of their ideas, money, or politics.
If Democrat voters would notice that real progress has actually been made on many of the racial issues that faced our country in the 1960s then many of these voters probably wouldn’t vote a straight Party line ticket anymore. But fortunately for the Democratic Party (and unfortunately for the rest of America) there are plenty of “clueless Dummycrats” just waiting around for their next reason to march, organize a protest, or stage a demonstration. They just need to be reminded a little about how unfair life can be at times. Then they are all ready to blame it on racism. If the Democrat Party actually cared more about poverty in America's inner cities then they did about themselves, then they would explain to Blacks how they can better their own lives through hard work, education, and perseverance. There is actually no color barrier. There is only an achievement barrier.
Re-planting the old idea of an underlying structural unfairness in American society, and the lingering remnants of racial injustice in the minds of Americans is really a very hard thing to do today because of all of the great strides that have been made over the years by the many heroes of the Civil Rights Movement. So fanning those old flames of racial hatred actually does take some doing. Sometimes it takes an unfortunate event like the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and an unscrupulous incumbent Black President who will do just about anything to get re-elected including taking advantage of this young man's misfortune in order to bolster his own sagging popularity. President Obama very publically interjected himself into this purely local law enforcement matter. It was a private and personal tragedy for the family of Trayvon Martin, but by commenting on this young man's death President Obama elevated it to the status of National news for his own political gain so that with the help of his lap dog media he could ride the racial tide of discontent all the way 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 either, who are ready to go anywhere and willing to do anything at a moment’s notice in order to promote the idea that there is still a racial divide in America. They also don’t waste any time in figuring out how to get their faces back in the spotlight again while at the same time turning a grieving family’s 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 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” more recently whenever it suits their purposes. They link these two cards together just like they are two of a kind, or a pair of aces in the hole. But they are not two of a kind. You cannot compare being gay with being Black. For starters you can do nothing about the color of your skin. There is no voluntary or moral component to a person's skin color. Being born gay might not be a personal choice, but committing homosexual acts is certainly voluntary behavior. How can any reasonable person even compare being Black with being gay? The gay card is not the Democrat's strongest suit, but it is just the newest playing card in their stacked deck. Their strongest playing card has always been the race card which trumps everything else. I just wish that the Democrats would stop playing the race card and stop playing cards with America’s future.
"The truth, the political truth, and nothing but the political truth.
A journalist has no better friend than the truth." - Scott Rohter