In the weeks preceding the midterm election, there was a marked uptick in the America-as-racist narrative the political left loves so well. I’m sure that the impetus for these calumnies was the collective desperation being experienced at the time by members of the Democratic Party in positions both high and low; indeed, they knew of Americans’ dissatisfaction with the Obama administration, Democrats and their policies – but that was by no means the only reason for the despicable rhetoric.
I’m talking about contingencies here, and the contingency in this case was to set the stage for blaming any Democrat electoral losses on racism and to ostensibly justify their subsequent political machinations.
As I mentioned in an earlier column, Ferguson, Missouri, where black teen Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, is and will continue to be used by the administration and its surrogates to foment racial antipathy.
The shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in February of 2012 and the ensuing trial helped the government (through Obama’s black nationalist attorney general, Eric Holder, who used taxpayer dollars to subsidize anti-Zimmerman protests during the jury deliberation phase) set the stage for this ongoing narrative of prevalent institutional racism in America, this itself being but one of many fronts upon which the administration has manifested its assault on America at large.
To date, evidence in the grand jury investigation into the actions of Officer Darren Wilson indicates that Michael Brown was a thug wannabe who robbed a store, then assaulted a police officer (Wilson) minutes later and got ventilated for his trouble. Despite this – and the evidence that this was the case even prior to the grand jury being impaneled – those inured to the racial orthodoxy of the left came to the summary conclusion that Brown’s death was a murder based in race hatred. Obama dispatched Holder to Ferguson; his operatives have continued to keep racial tensions simmering to this day.
On Monday, while appearing on a cable news channel with a predominantly black audience, first lady Michelle Obama asserted that black Americans should vote a straight Democratic ticket this week because this would best serve their communities. In typical peremptory liberal-elite fashion – and with that renowned contempt for blacks’ intelligence – she even went as far as to say that who a candidate is, what they’ve said, or what they stand for “shouldn’t even come into the equation.”
In that vein, I believe that Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) officially consigned himself to the status of “One of the Most Despicable Individuals on Earth” last week when he described Republicans as Civil War-era Confederates who “believe that slavery isn’t over,” at a campaign rally for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
What stumping for Cuomo had to do with racism I’m not quite sure – but why has Rangel, well-known as one of the most crooked men to ever serve in Congress, never been duly sanctioned or prosecuted for his crimes? Because not only is he a black congressman from Harlem, he is the black congressman from Harlem.
Is this the paradigm of an institutionally racist America? Not according to progressives – but holding him accountable certainly would be.
So, the corrupt black congressman gets to go on being a corrupt black congressman simply because he’s black – yet Republicans (who fought slavery and Jim Crow while his party fought to preserve same) are racists.
“We have to win,” Rangel croaked at the crowd. “Everything we believe in – everything we believe in – they hate. They don’t disagree – they hate!”
And as always, there’s the boilerplate progressive projection: accusing the opposition of engaging in the very behavior in which they themselves engage. What better assessment of the progressive attitude toward America is there than their hatred of everything Americans believe in?
Black members of the Hollywood set weighed in, too. Black film director Spike Lee told Fusion magazine’s Jorge Ramos in a recent interview that police departments across the country inordinately target blacks. “I don’t care who you are,” said Lee, “if you’re African-American in this country, you know what the deal is … the deal that you’re black. People who get in trouble are the people who forget they’re black.”
I’m not sure what that’s even supposed to mean, but Lee went on to dismiss the notion of a post-racial America, claiming that it’s “bulls–t.”
Like so many prominent blacks in America, Lee is never taken to task for his deceit nor his hypocrisy. This is a guy who, were he white, would have been relegated to the dustbin of history after one or two films for his openly racist remarks. In my book “Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal – America’s Racial Obsession,” I pointed out that Lee’s past remarks pertaining to mixed-race individuals would earn him a swift and sound beating were he to repeat them in my presence – yet, he was and is an ardent supporter of Barack Obama, a man with a mixed-race background.
To me, Lee is tedious; a third-generation college-educated individual and a mega-multimillionaire who insists upon denigrating the very system that facilitated his success in support of a warped ideology that actually oppresses blacks who might otherwise succeed after him.
The problem, of course, is that millions of black Americans believe the institutionally racist America meme, so often have they heard it spoken.
Astute analysts have said that despite Republican gains made this week, the likelihood is that President Obama will forge dedicatedly ahead with his agenda using his now-legendary pen and penchant for executive overreach. Rest assured that the referendum against Obama – which this election most certainly was – will be framed as a massive racist backlash that will be exploited to the fullest extent possible as well.