Obama Explains Why America Sucks: Racism is in Your DNA
On last Sunday’s edition of The Teri O’Brien Show, I played a clip from This Week with George Stephanapolous featuring writer Jelani Cobb, in which he posited that even if Dylann Roof acted alone when he committed mass murder in Charleston, South Carolina last week, he really didn’t act alone. He was standing on the shoulders of all the racists in this rotten country that came before him. (Listen to the episode here, and the remark referred to is at ~44:20.) At the time I told you that Mr. Cobb’s “collective guilt for racist Amerika” statement is one that could have been made by Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett and many, many of the members of the first post-Constitutional, anti-American, race-obsessed White House in U.S. history.
No sooner do I say that, then we get the audio of comedian Marc Maron’s interview with the One on Maron’s WTF Podcast. It was recorded Friday, but not posted until Monday. Obama said:
Obama: I always tell young people in particular: ‘Do not say that nothing’s changed when it comes to race in America — unless you’ve lived through being a black man in the 1950s, or ’60s, or ’70s. It is incontrovertible that race relations have improved significantly during my lifetime and yours, and that opportunities have opened up, and that attitudes have changed. That is a fact.
What is also true is that the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives — you know, that casts a long shadow. And that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on. We’re not cured of it.
Obama: Racism. We are not cured of it. And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say ‘nigger’ in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. It’s not just a matter of overt discrimination. Societies don’t overnight completely erase everything that happened 200-300 years prior.
So what I tried to describe in the Selma speech that I gave, commemorating the march there, was, again, a notion that progress is real, and we have to take hope from that progress. But what is also real is that the march isn’t over, and the work is not yet completed. And then our job is to try in very concrete ways to figure out, what more can we do?”
(The whole interview is here, and the quote portion above appears at ~45:50.)
What can I say? It’s not that hard to predict what bleating radical leftists are going to say. They have been repeating the same lame, threadbare clichès for 100 years. In addition, Barack Obama has cynically played the race card to go from a Chicago street corner to the most powerful office on earth, and to live, along with his repellant wife, at a level of luxury unheard of in human history.
I’ll say it again. Never doubt me.