I am always open to any and all honest discussions about the racial divide in this country. As chance would have it, the President just called for us to have this discussion once again; but, we need not have the same old discussion yet again. If you have been alive and living in America, you know this discussion is not a discussion at all, it is a lecture about how we, the white folk, have trampled on the black folk. Let me point out that I think that time in our history was really wrong-headed; and that I never owned any slaves. Although, I had a black lady that kept me when I was very young; and from all the stories, we loved each other dearly. I called her “Nigger Nanny” and of course that was before “Nigger” became taboo. At that early age, I can only remember some events. The memory of her is the “Aunt Jamima” type. For all of you that think these are racial memories, let me assure you they are not. It is a memory of a warm and loving person who always made wonderful memories for a kid. What could be better than “hot pancakes” loaded with warm maple syrup. But, see how easily a “big boy” can be distracted.
For there to be a true discussion, all parties must be honest and not become offended if the other party is trying to make a point. The latter is what always happens and it leads to someone being called a “racist” and the discussion ends. In my opinion, the black community in America always wants to play the victim. Most all of the white community believes that “slavery” was wrong. They also believe that we have tried to make amends for it and have done a pretty good job to date. At sometime, the black community must pull themselves up by their own “boot straps”. I was born into a very proud but, let’s say, “financially challenged” family. To hell with the “PC” stuff, we were “poor”. Mom made $1.41 an hour, raised two kids, and believe me we did not vacation in the “lap of luxury”. Sure there were obstacles placed in my way, just like for the blacks, but I did not let it deter me and neither should they. Stop the bad behavior that keeps you poor, get an education, and get in the game. “COMMON SENSE” says “it is not a sin to be born poor, just a sin to stay that way”.
I could go forth and try to list all the “ins and outs” about racial equality. But, I could never accomplish it as well as Bill O’Reilly did recently in his “Talking Points Memo”, or for that matter, as well as Pat Buchanan did with his piece while still on CNN in 2008. If you have kept up with the news of late, you know nothing has changed and the President wants to have yet another discussion on race. The piece by Pat is the most honest statement of fact about the racial divide in America that I’ve seen. He is not trying to down-grade anyone but simply stating true facts and for this CNN took him off the air. Says a lot about a network when their pundits preach about a “discussion on race” and one of them presents a factual piece and is crucified. CNN no more wants to present or hear the truth “than the man in the moon”. Pat was stating what needs to be said and CNN should promote this type of truth and maybe their ratings would improve. Put Pat back on the air and remove “Wolf” as he would not know the truth “if it bit him in the ass”. I am taking the liberty and pleasure of posting the following for you to think about and consider. Please view with an open mind. The full article can be viewed at http://www.buchanan.org/blog/pjb-a-brief-for-whitey-969
Barack says we need to have a conversation about race in America.
Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation. White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to.
This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions, grievances and demands heard. And among them are these:
First, America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.
Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.
Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the ’60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream.
Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks — with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas — to advance black applicants over white applicants.
Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for blacks.
We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude?
Barack talks about new “ladders of opportunity” for blacks.
Let him go to Altoona and Johnstown, and ask the white kids in Catholic schools how many were visited lately by Ivy League recruiters handing out scholarships for “deserving” white kids.
Is white America really responsible for the fact that the crime and incarceration rates for African-Americans are seven times those of white America? Is it really white America’s fault that illegitimacy in the African-American community has hit 70 percent and the black dropout rate from high schools in some cities has reached 50 percent?
Is that the fault of white America or, first and foremost, a failure of the black community itself?
As for racism, its ugliest manifestation is in interracial crime, and especially interracial crimes of violence. Is Barack Obama aware that while white criminals choose black victims 3 percent of the time, black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of the time?
Is Barack aware that black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than the reverse, that black-on-white robberies were 139 times as common in the first three years of this decade as the reverse?
We have all heard ad nauseam from the Rev. Al about Tawana Brawley, the Duke rape case and Jena. And all turned out to be hoaxes. But about the epidemic of black assaults on whites that are real, we hear nothing.
Sorry, Barack, some of us have heard it all before, about 40 years and 40 trillion tax dollars ago.
Wow, what an honest statement of facts. The President wants a discussion, well let’s get at it. These are facts whether you like them are not. This is what we need in this country, the truth. After all, it only makes “COMMON SENSE” to state the facts and let each of us make our own informed decisions.