It is a sad thing that happened to Shirley Sherrod, the USDA employee who was fired after a snippet of a tape appeared on the web site of Andrew Breitbart where she spoke about not giving a white farmer the full benefit of her services, and that she directed this farmer to one of his own, meaning a white person, when she was serving in a previous job twenty years ago. It is too bad that she was treated in such a knee jerk fashion that resulted in her firing, it really is unfortunate. It however, is no more unfortunate than the Duke lacrosse players who were falsely accused of raping a black woman, or the made up quotes attributed to Rush Limbaugh when he was trying to become a partial owner of an NFL team, or the many other cases of conservative whites being falsely accused of being racists. The race baiting industry of the Left has left many victims in its wake, and Shirley Sherrod is its latest victim. Yes, the race baiting machine has snared one of its own—their chickens have come home to roost.
The response by the Obama administration and the NAACP are perfect examples of how the abuse of the race baiting machine has backfired. Both have spent so much time recently calling everybody on the Right racists, explicitly and implicitly, the thought that there could actually be racists on the Left, was more than they could bear so they both threw Madam Sherrod overboard. Now after having taken the time to review the entire speech given by Sherrod it is obvious she was treated grotesquely unfair. I know those on the left want so desperately to blame Fox News and Andrew Breitbart for her firing in order to put them and others on the Right on the defensive and to gin up voter intensity for the upcoming elections, but neither had the power to fire Sherrod. Blaming Breitbart is akin to blaming lobbyists for terrible legislation instead of blaming the politicians who actually enact it.
The Obama Administration didn’t take the time because they have been spending their time calling the good people of Arizona racists for merely trying to defend themselves from criminals from Mexico since Obama will not. In fact, Obama is saying with his lawsuit against the state of Arizona that he will not defend their borders, and he will be damned if the citizens of Arizona think they are going to. The NAACP says they were snookered by Fox News, but Sherrod’s speech was apparently filmed by DCTV, and the NAACP could have taken forty-three minutes to review it in order to treat her fairly, but they didn’t. They didn’t take the time because they have been spending all of their time attacking Tea Party activists with false accusations of racism. Their knee jerk reaction betrays their self-consciousness about the character assassination they are attempting to perpetrate on these activists.
Now we have to endure all of the news coverage on how this poor lady was so badly mistreated, and we will probably have to endure the multitudes of apologies, and the complementary march of the guilty before the purveyors of redemption known as the Congressional Black Caucus, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the NAACP. I hesitate to include the NAACP as a purveyor of redemption, since they are in need of a little redemption themselves, but I think they can figure something out. Maybe they can kick their own ass the same way that Jim Carry did in the bathroom scene in Liar-Liar.
The race baiting machine isn’t the well oiled piece of equipment it once was. It worked very well starting in the 60’s when separate bathrooms were still fresh on everybody’s mind, and whites with their accompanying guilt could be played like a Stradivarius. Things have changed a great deal since then though. Most of the individuals who were responsible for the separate bathrooms have moved on, and have been replaced by individuals who only know of such things by watching the History Channel. Black race baiters can no longer just point and screech like body snatchers and then watch whites, consumed with guilt, cower in the corner. The conditions for the ideal white response to such charges no longer exist, so it is becoming more and more difficult for blacks to make the case that whites are holding them back.
It really has gotten to the point that they now have to make up stories of racism, or they say that the racism of today is subtle, under the radar, or delivered in code, and they hark back to Jim Crowe and slavery. They are stuck in the past, and long for the good ole days when whitey was much more cooperative. The only way the black race baiters, the only way, they can make this notion that blacks are being held back by whites is to lump all whites together in a group known as the “White Race” which inflicts institutional racism. As if, the “White Race” is an entity that has thoughts of its own, it is racist, and it goes around slapping the black man down. They wish to turn racism into an abstract entity that can’t be narrowed down to any specific individual, and the fact that they now have to go to these extremes shows the desperation of their agenda. To them, it is the “Black Blob” against the “White Blob” where the individual no longer exists.
The problems that currently affect blacks in general will never be solved by whites, never. The hand that currently holds the black man back isn’t a white hand, it is a black hand. The “Black Hand” that says getting an education is acting white, which must mean that remaining ignorant is acting black. The “Black Hand” that says the seventy percent out of wedlock childbirth rate is just fine. The “Black Hand” that says, you the black man can’t succeed until the “White Race” changes its behavior, which again is belied by the fact that about half of all blacks live middles class lifestyles and function just fine thank you, in all areas of society—how did they slip through the cracks. The race baiting machine still has some life left in it, but it is an obsolete machine that has become rusty and its cogs are slowly churning to a halt, and it will be a great, great day for the United States when that happens.
Eric holder said that when it comes to race that we are a nation of cowards, which I agree with. Representative Barbara Lee said in the wake of the Sherrod debacle that we need to have a discussion about race. She must not being paying attention, because that is all we talk about. What she really means is that whites need to stop resisting the need to be lectured to by blacks, just take it like a man. Blacks in general do have issues that must be dealt with, but these problems can’t be handled in an abstract manner. The problems that affect blacks, affect black individuals and can be solved only by those individuals. The days that blacks must stick together have long since passed for whatever happens to one black doesn’t happen to all blacks. Blacks must stop looking for the next government handout or shaking down financial or business institutions. There however is one institution blacks should shake-down for the wealth, prosperity and direction it can provide. This institution all by itself will solve almost all problems that afflict blacks today and it will truly set them free once and for all—drum roll please—this institution is the two parent household.