No Difference Between Barack Obama And Herman Cain
Lord knows I have encountered more than my fair share of black people who go out of their way to incur the favor of white people. One of the easiest ways for a black person to win white people’s favor is to ridicule, to unfairly criticize, and/or to blatantly display contempt for black people. It seems like this blog attracts these people like moths to a flame. And some of the comments made by these people will make Herman Cain’s claim that black people are brainwashed look like a compliment. These people support racial disparity like a house nigger supports enslaved black people working in cotton fields as white people’s property. This supporter of all things racist would be on master’s porch telling other black people that if they don’t like their conditions they should blame themselves.
Usually these black people are ultra conservatives with no sense of black community. If these people are old enough, they are usually the ones who will claim that they couldn’t participate in the civil rights movement for equality because they had to go to work or because they were in school or because they had a family to raise or because they had plans for a future, as if all the black people and others who did participate only did so because they had nothing else to do at the time. And after that the struggle was somewhat successful, these black people, who were so anxious to tolerate the status quo when black people were deemed second class citizens by institutionalized nation wide racial discrimination, are ready to say enough is enough and the black community needs to just tolerate any lingering racial discrimination because we’ve already impacted white people’s world too much already.
These are the type of black people who will be more than happy to use any form of affirmative action to get where they are. But as soon as they’ve arrived, they’ll want to stand on the pinnacle of their success and use their influence to dismantle the very programs that were key to their achievement. These people will claim that it’s only reverse racial discrimination to say or do anything to correct the disparity caused by the original racial discrimination that directly led to the black community’s current inability to sustain itself. Those programs are too successful at correcting a wrong so in essence they are invalidated with a bastardized version of the argument that two wrongs don’t make a right. Correcting the racial disparity caused by racism is racist.
While these black people are usually conservative, black people who are the models of liberal thinking will employ these very same tactics to get where they need or want to be as well. President Barack Obama is quick to stiff arm black people and the black community. Mr. Obama has a history of telling black people to pull themselves up by their own bootstrap while ignoring the poverty rates and the unemployment rates that impact the black community harder, stronger, and longer than just about any other racial community. On more than one occasion Mr. Obama has said that he’s not trying to be the President of black America. He will say that by law he can’t do anything that favors one community over another, but lately he doesn’t seem to have a problem using his bully pulpit to influence the creation of laws that will help alleviate the unemployment rates of America’s veterans of the war on terror. The argument is nothing more than a smoke screen to justify his unwillingness to do for the black community. Essentially, Mr. Obama has told the black community that if black people aren’t happy with their lot in life, they should blame themselves.
Granted Mr. Obama is much more subtle in his criticism of the black community. People will hear his criticism and think he’s only being tough or is trying to get black people to become more responsible, as if black people are somehow more irresponsible than other communities. But the truth is that Mr. Obama’s rhetoric with respect to the black community is just as cold and as indifferent as Mr. Cain’s rhetoric as he tries to grab attention on the conservative political stage. If Mr. Cain made the comment that black men need to stop being fools and show some responsibility and start acting like responsible fathers, it is a fair bet that people would see the put-down plainly as the nose on their face. But Mr. Obama made a similar statement to a roaring applause.
When it comes to the black community, all Herman Cain has done is taken Mr. Obama’s political operating procedure, spiced it up a bit, and regurgitated it. When it comes to their perception of what ails the black community, there’s not much difference between the two. They both want to appeal to the larger, racially generic community and will use the black community as a stepping stone to get there. However, there is one significant difference between the two. Mr. Cain knows that he won’t get but a fraction of black voters to support him. Mr. Obama said that he expects black people to get in line behind him because he’s got more work to do. If these two were our only choices it would look like a classic example of being between a rock and a hard place.