You are so right! Unfortunately the ones that are blind to the business of racism are the very pawns that are subjugated by the business of racism and can't "see the forest for the trees". The ones that continue to propagate the religion of racism are the ones that benefit from the oppressed masses the most.
Originally Posted by fourmula766
Reverend Wright (sp?)His hate filled diatribes and the black community's general acceptance of racism drive flocks of blacks into his church.
Al Sharpton. While I will admit he has done good for his community, his entire history and rise to fame is based on fanning the flames of hatred between the races. I've never attended his church but I see waht I see on TV.
Barack Obama- during his stint as a community organizer he was instrumental in battles between the black community and the city council on housing and inner city race issues. He continues today to use the same tactic but instead of just racism he now brings the class warfare card to the table. He jumps up on his pulpit, stirs the flames then gets out of the way to let the war begin.
The same goes for Jesse Jackson and all the black talking heads on MSNBC that want to lay the blame of all the societal woes at the feet of the Republican party, the TEA party and everyone else but are unwilling to look at the black community as the root of the community.
And the list of blacks who benefit from the mere existence of racism in the world goes on and on.
But when you have Bill Buchanan, who arguably is a white, right wing, Christian extremest at times, and Bill Cosby, a pillar of the black community, agreeing that there is a problem with a system that continues to hold the black community down through racist entitlements and shear racism, there has to be some grain of truth there.
Is there anyone here that thinks Barack Obama would be in office if he weren't black? He sure doesn't have political experience, or world experience, or legislation to his name, that would raise him above any one else in the last political race. The only thing he had going for him was is color and his 'preacher speech' cadence.
And before anyone jumps in and says Obama is 'all the blacks fault'. NO no! The black population is only 18% of the entire population of the US. So he had to take all the blacks, most of the Hispanic and a real good portion of the white vote.
Statistically the blacks and Hispanics (even tho on the streets they are at each others throats a lot) share the same voting characteristics. It's the White vote that pushed Obama into the White House.
How many whites do you think voted for Obama from a racism stand point?
The following is not directed at you formula766 but at everyone in general.
Now the question begs "If you voted for Obama so no one thought you were a racist, will you now vote for someone else so no one thinks you're stupid?"
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