Why I Am A Racist

For years I’ve been mystified by the charge on the left and their media allies that the TEA Party is racist. What the hell is racist about wanting lower taxes, small government and adherence to the Constitution? I figured it was just leftists employing Alinsky’s Rule #12: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it” in order to marginalize and demonize those who do not march lockstep with their ideology.

But no.

These comments by Karen Lewis’s campaign treasurer caused the scales to fall from my eyes:

“When you talk about making government smaller, that is code…for eliminating black people from jobs…When we look at the overall scope of how the economic base within black communities have survived, it’s been public sector workers, public sector jobs that have made the middle class, and frankly upper middle class jobs possible for black families…This move to eliminate this entire class of people is not just an issue for the people who are impacted, but also for the world around us.”

Obviously I don’t agree with this twaddle, but good lord, how did an entire race of people within the United States become wards of the state and how can the GOP possibly turn that around?

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Author: qcexaminer

None of your damned business.

24 thoughts on “Why I Am A Racist”

  1. We do it by talking to people like they’re people, not demographics. We spread a positive message of opportunity. When we spread that message, we don’t act like we’re talking about concepts that are beyond the comprehension of the people we’re talking to.

    The free-market works. Explaining why that is shouldn’t be as difficult as some make it.

  2. About 25 years ago I had this discussion with a New Orleans councilman, who was telling me of the argument he had with a black councilman. The black guy believed city jobs are basically working welfare for the black man.

    Sadly, it really has worked out that way to a large extent. There is a lot of dead weight in government offices, or Chicago public schools. We’ve had a sort of de facto reparation system in place for a long time.

    But just look at anyone trying to march for the white cop in Ferguson … they get attacked and hauled off by cops for their own protection. Racist hate by blacks has been tolerated and institutionalized, and now Jackson and Sharpton have their men Obama and Holder in top positions.

    That “honest conversation” Holder wants us white cowards to have should be about holding the black racist rioters to the same standard as the rest of us. But Obama’s old church holds the white man as the devil.

    From one of the founders of their black liberation theology church, which Rev. Wright stood with.

    Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal.

    Sharpton preached the same hateful message. ““White folks was [sic] in caves while we were building empires…. We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and those Greek homos ever got around to it,” But I guess he is referring to Egyptians, who were actually more white or West Asian.

    Perhaps the internet can skewer some of the racist lies being told, and real problems of the black community can be confronted in a more adult way. But Obama still thinks reparations wouldn’t go far enough, and Oprah claims millions were lynched.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/07/oprahs-millions-of-lynchings-turns-out-to-be-4743-one-of-four-victims-were-white/

    Logic itself is called racist.
    http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=24317

  3. Even Rodney King wanted to get along.

    I think these events embarrass a large percentage of the black community. Only seven of those arrested in Ferguson were from Ferguson. There are a lot of quiet blacks that just shut up rather than confront the gangster types.

    And the teacher union types like Karen Lewis that scream loudest, aren’t really representative. We need the black grandmothers to take control, but unions thugs and gangs scare people in those neighborhoods.

    That’s why it is so sick that Obama/Holder choose petty thugs like Trayvon and this Brown guy to be their heroes, instead of some honor student that gets shot by the gangs. They choose race riots over healing, for political and financial gain.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/figures-chicago-teachers-union-president-linked-to-former-communist-party-chief-and-barack-obama/

    Can’t wait till she is mayor of Chicago.

  4. Agreed! Has a union activist ever been mayor of a major US city? Can’t wait to see what happens if Lewis is elected.

    Illinois politics is so much fun when you don’t live in Illinois. 😀

  5. One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else. But then why bother when it’s so profitable.

  6. You people all realize that there is a direct correlation between income and IQ?

    What a joke to suggest that we all have the same opportunities.

    All one has to do is look at most privately opened company and see Jr sitting in Daddy’s seat.

    Not that I think that Daddy shouldn’t be able to choose his son as his successor.

    But let’s just be honest here!

  7. I have been called a lot of things by a lot of people in my lifetime including racist. I simply ignore their ignorance most of the time. My family lineage is so diverse – you can’t really trace it back to a single nationality. And while some members display the Scots-Irish traits that runs on both sides of our family; others can pass for pretty much any nationality they choose to claim. Is their still racist behavior exhibited in the US? No doubt about it. But it crosses all nationalities and groups. The main difference I see is that most of the mainstream citizens refute members of their own culture that are true racists. While there is still a large vocal group among blacks that embrace racist groups like the Black Panthers.

  8. Ellen, you have a very glass is half empty attitude.

    Junior might be sitting atop the empire his dad built, but his dad DID BUILD IT.

    If Zuckerberg’s kid takes over Facebook it doesn’t change the fact that Zuckerberg made it what it is and he did that based on equal opportunity, not inheritance. Same with the founders of google and most Fortune 500 companies.

    Yes, some kids are born with an easy life laid out for them like Cheryl Callahan was, but others choose to simply make it because that’s the only option they were raised to believe they had.

    Entrepreneurship is the greatest engine our world has ever known. Those of us who hang out our own shingles make the community better so long as we actually provide a valuable service. I didn’t have to be born into wealth, I just had to be the best, so that’s what I’ve tried to become.

    Your negative attitude is a terrible thing in general, but it’s even worse than that because it’s the pervasive attitude of the entire Democratic Party. My entire childhood your party told me that I NEEDED help. Thank GOD my parents told me that it was ok to accept help but that we should always be working to not need it.

    If you tell a child enough times that without forcing others to help them they have no chance at success, there’s a good chance they’ll eventually believe that nonsense, and that’s what lead to the cycles of poverty we see throughout America.

    Show me a ghetto in America and I’ll show you a place where democrats rule.

  9. No Reyes I am definitely a glass half full.

    I am not a part of the party of no!

    The build a bunker for the end of the world type of lady.

    Reyes if you could read you could see that I said I had no issue with Daddy giving his empire to Jr.

    The issue is that you Republicans pretending that everyone is created equal.

    My point is that they are not!

    Ed. Note: Major edit done here because when Democrats start losin’ (the argument) they start abusin’. I’ll give Ellen credit though—at least she didn’t call ER a racist!

  10. Well there we have it.

    Ellen, like most democrats, doesn’t believe in treating people equally because she genuinely doesn’t believe we’re all created equal.

    I guess our founding fathers overestimated the self-evident nature of some things…

  11. I double checked my history book and as far as I can tell our founding fathers were not concerned with treating “people equally” unless of course you were a rich, white, male landowners. Heck, women were not allowed to vote. Blacks were considered 3/5 of a person. Latinos didn’t warrant a mention.

    It cracks me up when right-wingers like Reyes claim they have a special understanding of our founding fathers. If Mr. Reyes is able to show us where our founding father spoke or wrote about “equality” for Blacks and Browns I’m all ears.

    Well go ahead Mr. Reyes. Please do tell.

  12. The 3/5th thing was for slaves, not blacks. There were white slaves, and many whites died freeing slaves, for the first time in world history. Making them only 3/5th as slaves was an incentive to free them, wherein the states would turn those votes into full votes.

    And consider … slaves were sold into slavery by blacks in Africa where slavery and worse still exists, but whites fought a war to free slaves. And the grandchildren of those slaves are 20 times richer than the grandchildren of the black slave sellers that are still in Africa. God Bless America !! Right Mary?

    You are caught up in race, so think Latinos deserve some special mention. Did whites get a special mention? Are you a racist, and think races should be separated in the constitution, rather than the current freedom regardless of race, color or creed?

    Property holders were allowed to vote. The downside of “pure democracy” was recognized. Today we should also recognize the tyranny of the masses, where irresponsible people will elect a tyrant, if they are promised more free stuff.

    I think we could save the nation by going back to voters being required to be paying taxes, or maybe even holding property. Otherwise elections are won with “free obamaphones” and promises of $800 tax rebates for those that never even paid taxes.

    But Mary, you do indeed have a very “special” understanding of our history.

  13. July 4, 1776:

    “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness—-That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security. Such has been the patient Sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the Necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The History of the Present King of Great-Britain is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public Good.

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing Importance, unless suspended in their Operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    He has refused to pass other Laws for the Accommodation of large Districts of People; unless those People would relinquish the Right of Representation in the Legislature, a Right inestimable to them, and formidable to Tyrants only.

    He has called together Legislative Bodies at Places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the Depository of their public Records, for the sole Purpose of fatiguing them into Compliance with his Measures.

    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly Firmness his Invasions on the Rights of the People.

    He has refused for a long Time, after such Dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the Dangers of Invasion from without, and Convulsions within.

    He has endeavoured to prevent the Population of these States; for that Purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their Migrations hither, and raising the Conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the Tenure of their Offices, and Amount and Payment of their Salaries.

    He has erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their Substance.

    He has kept among us, in Times of Peace, Standing Armies, without the consent of our Legislature.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a Jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our Laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For quartering large Bodies of Armed Troops among us:

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from Punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with all Parts of the World:

    For imposing taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us, in many Cases, of the Benefits of Trial by Jury:

    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended Offences:

    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an arbitrary Government, and enlarging its Boundaries, so as to render it at once an Example and fit Instrument for introducing the same absolute Rule in these Colonies:

    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with Powers to legislate for us in all Cases whatsoever.

    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

    He has plundered our Seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our Towns, and destroyed the Lives of our People.

    He is, at this Time, transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the Works of Death, Desolation, and Tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and Perfidy, scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous Ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized Nation.

    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the Executioners of their Friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

    He has excited domestic Insurrections among us, and has endeavoured to bring on the Inhabitants of our Frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known Rule of Warfare, is an undistinguished Destruction, of all Ages, Sexes and Conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions we have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble Terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated Injury. A Prince, whose Character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the Ruler of a free People.

    Nor have we been wanting in Attentions to our British Brethren. We have warned them from Time to Time of Attempts by their Legislature to extend an unwarrantable Jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the Circumstances of our Emigration and Settlement here. We have appealed to their native Justice and Magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the Ties of our common Kindred to disavow these Usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our Connections and Correspondence. They too have been deaf to the Voice of Justice and of Consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the Necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of Mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace, Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the Rectitude of our Intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly Publish and Declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be, Free and Independent States; that they are absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political Connection between them and the State of Great-Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”

  14. Yikes, I just realize several of those grievances are applicable to the actions of Emperor Obama!

    Maybe we should start calling him King George??? 😉

  15. Midwest, just because blacks were selling slaves doesn’t mean that Our Founding Fathers had to purchase them and count them as property and use them for political gain by counting them as 3/5 of a human.

    As my mother always told me just because someone tells you it’s ok to sell visas to foreign nationals doesn’t mean that you have to make $180,000 doing it.

  16. Well thanks Midwest for finally agreeing that Reyes is wrong and the founding fathers were slave owners and did not treat or believe that all men were created equal and that they can not be taken literally in the modern world.

    At least we can all agree to this point.

  17. Actually, we CAN take the founders’ words literally because they didn’t say literally say slavery was ok. Their actions betrayed their words. That doesn’t change the correctness of their words.

    Another thing we can all agree on is democrats like Ellen explicitly believe and state that we’re not all created equal and we shouldn’t be treated equally. It logically follows that if we’re not all equal than some of us must be “superior” or “better” than others. This is the very definition of bigotry and it was precisely that attitude that led to the foundation of the Democratic Party by the Klu Klux Klan.

  18. Holy cow, MR! I just watched the video you posted and it’s EXCELLENT! Most of what he says sounds like what I said in my statement on why I chose to become a republican!

  19. right Eric … the whole series by that guy should be required to graduate high school. Hope he keeps making them. He keeps them short, so people can get a bite at a time.

    Ellen, I’m glad we agree, just because Clinton and RF Kennedy were misogynists or worse, doesn’t mean everything they said is based in their abuse of women. Like when they believed people were all equals. lol

  20. Lots of great contributions here!

    Mine comes from The Federalist in the article “Liberals Will Never Fulfill Dr. King’s Dream Of A Race Blind Society”.

    Based on information that has been known for decades the article points out that while racism was still rampant, blacks had been making steady economic progress until LBJ’s programs destroyed all their gains.

    The article makes these suggestions to help lift blacks out of poverty:

    1. Abolish Bacon Davis Act

    2. Reform Earned Income Tax Credit to help families remain intact and keep dad around by paying out more.

    3. Expand EITC by topping up the pay of the working poor

    4. Pull back or eliminate state licensure laws

    5. More energy exploration on federal land

    6. Permitting non-violent felons to not disclose their felony

    7. Put school choice in the hands of parents and students and not the unions

    8. Implement Rand Paul’s Economic Freedom Zones

    9. End War On Drugs.

    Raising the minimum wage is just a sop to the unions and will not help the poor out of poverty. Unions do not work for minimum wage, but their contracts are tied to it. Call out all Democrats who refuse to acknowledge this demogoguery.

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