Racial Rhetoric Becoming Worse, it Seems
Since the second election of Obama, the volume has really been turned up on race rhetoric, and those doing this emphatically claim it’s the other side doing it while in the process of starting another topic on it!
A couple of black kids shot a little white baby, and the conservatives are claiming this received no attention, but if it was a white shooting a black (As in the Travyon case), then it would be all over the news. This happens every time something like this occurs, such as the fairground gang beatings a few years ago (in at least one case, white supremacist groups infused a “Beat Whitey Night” claim).
Yet, recall, who keeps claiming the other side is always “bringing up the race issue”.
It’s well known that the media has always highlighted black crimes (against whoever the victims). Which is probably why this particular case doesn’t stand out. Now, if liberals are the ones always “bringing up race”, then what’s the purpose of this?
Another person points out the child is really Hispanic (as is even evident from the Spanish name). Just like the guy who shot Trayvon was also really Hispanic.
The person posting this, responding to someone (regarding Travon, which kept being thrown into it), gives the typical moralistic rhetoric:
So now we see our innocent little victim of racial prejudice is a thug, drug dealer, wannabe gang banger who wears his pants like a thug, and enjoys flipping off cameras…just like De’Marquise Elkins.
The liberal state run media isn’t going to point fingers at the family and/or local community. They are going to rant about the need for more social programs and money for “outreach.” None of this is going to change a thing.
It is time to point fingers. It is time to name names and demand that people change their behavior. You can’t eliminate gangbangers with social programs if they have no father and their own mother and aunt are willing accomplices to their thuggery.
The major problems confronting a large segment of the black community have little or absolutely nothing to do with racism — problems such as unprecedented illegitimacy, family breakdown, fraudulent education, crime and rampant social pathology. If all white people became angels tomorrow, it would do nothing to solve problems that can only be solved by the black community…and they don’t seem the least bit concerned.
Yet, go to his wall, and see all the other posts and comments (especially regarding this baby shooting), and rather than such a moral focus on self-improvement, you see that it is quite impossible, in an incredible collection of racist rhetoric:
“Just another prime example of the ‘North American Pavement Ape’ these savages have not evolved past the chimps that they are” [another adds “never will”]
Along with talk of “hangings”, truck draggings, and liberal use of the N word, S___ stain”, POS, monkeys, etc. Even “this is what segregations was designed to prevent”!
—This all the while accusing blacks and their defenders of being the true racists!
So they just want fingers pointed. As if they aren’t doing a good enough job of that themselves. They simply want everyone else to join them.
But what can you do when you tell apes who can’t evolve the rest of the way into humans to change their behavior? What next, when they naturally don’t?
They’re just looking for someone to blame for the moral and economic failure of their country. It can’t possibly include themselves, and those in history they look up to.
People like this think that it was in a distant trip to an altar, or just being raised by “good Christian culture” (many of them, by their vulgar language, obviously aren’t doctrinally conservative Christians), that their sin problem was long ago “taken care of”, so now, it’s just everyone else who is in error.
But this is not repentance. It’s just sweeping the sin (including that which persisted after “conversion”, but never acknowledged as such) under the rug, pretending it isn’t there, and then continuing with a righteous posture against everyone else.
They think they have such a lockdown of the truth, Obama is nothing but a “pathological liar”, etc. but Christ says “If you were blind, you should have no sin; but now you say ‘We can see’, therefore your sin remains” (John 9:41)
If this weren’t enough, the next day, Easter:
Obama visited a church where the pastor preached that members of the religious right want blacks “in the back of the bus,” women “back in the kitchen” and immigrants “back on their side of the border.”
With the stuff I saw in that last post, they have the gall to wonder why people say stuff like this or call them racist, and the further gall to try to toss the “racist” label back at others? Look; they even said it themselves; the baby killing “is what segregation was designed to prevent”! Could you make a clearer pitch for “the back of the bus”? Many of those commenters seem to want WORSE!
Then, one poster says
The black Christian has a dilema. When one believes on Jesus as Savior, Paul says he / she becomes a citizen of heaven. This becomes every believer’s primary identity; Citizen of the Kingdom of God. Black liberation theology or any liberal theology for that matter conflicts with the Principles of God’s Kingdom. Black Christians need to decide; do I cling to the principles of my natural Father’s heritage, or do I identify with the heritage and principles of my Spiritual Father? It is certain they can’t hold to both.
Of course, white conservatives have long fused their “natural fathers” (including the nations’s founders) with their “spiritual Father” as for all purposes, one in the same. To follow one, you have to follow the other. It’s the same things I’ve always noted (as in the old conservative vs traditional music debate), Christianity means “giving up their old life” for EVERYONE ELSE but them. Rather than give up their old life, everyone else must adopt it, when giving up theirs, in order to truly “come to Christ”.
At every turn, they are criticizing in others the very things they do themselves. (Including arguing on this stuff on such a holy day).
It’s like someone cuts a hole in the wall, then once inside, puts their own door there, and then stands guard preaching to everyone else outside (and even some already inside who didn’t go in that way) that THEY must “come in through the Door”.
One poster on this blog did say:
Actually, I was in the church and that is not what was said. The part left out of the quote was that some captains of the religious right want to return us to the ‘good old days’ but that those days were not good for everyone. He gave as examples blacks in the back of the bus etc. His point was that with Easter we look forward, with a positive and hopeful future based on the gift of the resurrection and the ever continuing growth and understanding of God’s purpose in our lives and our understanding of the same growing as we do in God’s love. It was uplifting, positive and hopeful and nothing to walk out on.
So once again, something was snatched up, taken largely out of context, and used to incite race tension. But it’s only the OTHER side that’s doing that, right?
There’s even a YouTube video suggesting that “Surge in number of hate groups directly related to Obama’s presidency” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76HFWcv8sNo&sns but this video is private [edit: since removed], and I wasn’t able to see it. What I posted in the Facebook wall thread on it to add to some others’ [favorable] comments was:
The people are hung up on the superiority of the nation in history. This included colonialism and slavery, yet these were condemned and ended, while the nation’s opening up to other views and lifestyles besides traditional white Protestantism also marked what they saw as a moral downfall. We “turned from the values of our fathers”.
This was aided by technology as well, but the timing made it look like in the 1960’s, suddenly the nation “threw off God”, and then went downhill. This included accepting blacks into society, who supposedly destroyed culture with their crime and sensuality (music, etc; which is why they needed to be enslaved or segregated in the first place), but they could no longer say all this openly, so they stuffed this sentiment, and tried to couch it in code language. (While at the same time bashing the “political correctness” that censored their speech in the first place). You could hear this in the rhetoric of such popular figures from Reagan to Limbaugh, and other candidates and pundits. The biggest focus remains government and taxes. If you call them out on it, they call YOU the “race baiter”, even as they continue to spew out these insinuations on race.
So yes, when the country does the unthinkable in electing a black president, they HAVE to prove he’s “the worst in history” (by now, his downing of our worst enemy in history is all but forgotten, like it never happened; replaced by accusations of lying about an overseas terror attack that came up last year), and even many saying “He’s not MY president“.
Conservatives post social network “memes” saying stuff like “Disagreement is not racism“; but what they fail to realize, is this goes way beyond mere “disagreement”! I don’t think they’ve ever DISOWNED any other president like this. Conservatives used to be the ones to advocate RESPECT for the nation’s “commander in chief”, even if you don’t agree with him. But these people have so stuffed and disowned their racism, they cannot even see it, and only see everyone else as falsely playing a “card” on them.
However, what they do own is their nationalistic superiority, but because it does not directly specify race, think it can be passed off as neutral. But if they think they’re so superior nationally, morally, culturally, religiously, politically, then it seems they believe they’re superior in EVERY way, so why wouldn’t that include race? All they need is some “FACTS” (statistics, etc) on race, to absolve themselves; it’s “the facts” that speak for themselves.
In passing, the FB “friend” posting all this also posted a link to the Chick tract “Who Murdered Clarice”? http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1009/1009_01.asp
In one scene, an incredibly angry God damns the abortion doctor to Hell, specifically for selling the baby’s ears for $75. (I thought all sin damned one to Hell).
Next frame, God says “I heard every excuse. Don’t tell ME about your great nation and its laws!”
This is ironic, because it’s usually the conservative Christians who talk about their “great nation and its laws” (when they feel they are being impugned or dismissed by others), not abortionists and other liberals. Of course, the tract makes the point later, that the nation once did “in its early years” honor the Bible and fear God (showing a preacher waving a Bible), but now “the fear of God is gone”.
We see here clearly a selectivity of sin. Conservative Christians have decided what is sin, and fear of God and Biblical principle. Abortion and everything else modern society does is sin, and all the colonialism, slavery through “manstealing” and racism, and the brutality that accompanied all that, that went on in the nation’s early years was compatible with the Bible and “the fear of God”. How dare you filthy sinners of today play any “card” on us about those past things.
Again, the readiness in totally dividing the country: a “Liberal quarantine zone” conservatives have drawn up:
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Such a ratio shows workers are in comparison not appreciated. Only the CEO’s. Of course, conservatives justify this by saying they earned appreciation by climbing all the way up.
They appeal to an impersonal force called “the market”, so that there is no human responsibility, except for that the poor and struggling have supposedly shirked.
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For those who try to blame the poor as lazily passing up “opportunities”, and exhonerate the rich as 100% deserving:
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If Bankers Had To Take A Truth Serum, They’d Be In Trouble! (shows how London has become a tax haven):
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