The organizer dedicated to changing the life of a particular community must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression. He must search out controversy and issues, rather than avoid them, for unless there is controversy people are not concerned enough to act. The use of the adjective “controversial” to qualify the word “issue” is a meaningless redundancy. There can be no such thing as a “non-controversial” issue. When there is agreement there is no issue; issues only arise when there is disagreement or controversy. An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent; provide a channel into which the people can angrily pour their frustrations.
-Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals
As we discussed on yesterday’s edition of The Teri O’Brien Show, Barack Obama’s “surprise” visit to the White House press room last Friday was a disgusting politically-motivated stunt designed to manipulate one of his most important mascot groups, blacks, who are demanding additional persecution of an innocent man, George Zimmerman, even though everyone involved in the case, including the prosecutors, declared that the case had nothing to do with race, and even though Barack Obama himself said that the trial was conducted fairly. It is nauseating to watch this pathetic, narcissistic empty suit, who has had everything handed to him his entire life because of his black skin privilege, and who has done almost nothing to try to solve the problems in the black community, pander to worst impulses in human nature; specifically, envy, resentment and racism.
Thinking that Barack Obama and Eric Holder, and their ideological dopplegangers, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, want racism to end is like thinking that the R. Randall Rollins, chairman of Rollins, Inc., the parent company of Orkin, wants insect infestations to magically disappear. That would be very bad for business, and the end of racism, or even a diminution in the endless conversation about racial discrimination would be very bad for Barack Obama, whose family business is race baiting. He surfed into the U.S. Senate on a wave of white guilt, then rode a tsunami of that same white guilt into the Oval Office. That’s why he wants to talk about little else. Certainly not the levels of unemployment in his stagnant economy, especially not in the African-American community.
Careful observers watching last Friday’s bizarre spectacle would be reasonable to ask what Barack Obama being followed in a department store or Eric Holder being stopped trying to catch a movie has to do with a criminal case in which one guy was using “ground and pound” MMA tactics to beat the crap out of another guy. Nothing, other than trying to connect this criminal case with the victimhood of blacks in racist Amerika, to “rub raw the resentments of the people of the community.”
How much better it would have been last Friday if Barack Obama had addressed the real problems in the black community, the illegitimacy rate, the school drop out rate, and the resulting disproportionate number of crimes committed by young black men. Instead, he said that they are “disproportionately involved in the criminal justice system.” Then, right after saying “It’s not to make excuses for that fact,” he proceeded to excuse it, as being part of “a historical context. We understand that some of the violence that takes place in poor black neighborhoods around the country is born out of a very violent past in this country, and that the poverty and dysfunction that we see in those communities can be traced to a very difficult history.” Wrong. It can be traced to the factors I mentioned above; specifically, the destruction of the black family, featuring out-of-wedlock births, the federal government in the role of provider for the family, adolescent males growing up without the example and the guidance of a father in the home, poor performance in school, often resulting in semi-literacy and the inability to be a contributing member of society.
If Barack Obama wants to talk about “historical context” for the problems in the black community, he might want to start with (so-called) “Great Society” programs of the 1960’s. We have thrown trillions down this social welfare rathole, and the worst part isn’t all the money that we’ve wasted. It’s that we spent all that treasure to raze the black family, along with the potential of millions of human beings.