Uprooting The New Racism

In a previous post in which I excerpted a Pat Buchanan column, I stated that I have no white guilt to give. Well, in his most recent column, Pat illustrates why this is so.

Barack Obama gave a speech in which he explains why there is white resentment, but then back-peddled to the same old worn-out liberal rhetoric that tries to draw on white guilt which just doesn’t exist.

From TownHall.com:

“Most working- and middle-class white Americans don’t feel that they have been particularly privileged by their race,” said Barack. “As far as they’re concerned, no one’s handed them anything. … So when they … hear that an African American is getting an advantage in landing a good job or a spot in a good college because of an injustice that they themselves never committed … resentment builds over time.”

On this issue, Barack seemed to have nailed it.

But then he revealed the distorting lens through which he and his fellow liberals see the world. To them, black rage is grounded in real grievances, while white resentments are exaggerated and exploited.

White resentments, said Barack, “have helped shape the political landscape for at least a generation. Anger over welfare and affirmative action helped forge the Reagan Coalition. … Talk show hosts and conservative commentators built entire careers unmasking bogus claims of racism while dismissing legitimate discussions of racial injustice and inequality as mere political correctness or reverse racism.”

What Barack is saying here is that the resentment of black America is justified, but the resentment of white America is a myth manufactured and manipulated by the conservative commentariat. Barack is attempting to de-legitimize the other side of the argument.

Yet, who is he to claim the moral high ground?

Where does this child of privilege who went to two Ivy League schools, then spent 20 years in a church where racist rants were routine, come off preaching to anyone? What are Barack’s moral credentials to instruct white folks on what they must do, when he failed to do what any decent father should have done: Take his wife and daughters out of a church where hate had a home in the pulpit?

Yep. Sen. Obama is the last person who should be lecturing us. Instead of a “dialogue” that he himself called for, he is merely lecturing the same race-baiting tripe that has been coming out of the mouths of leftist politicians for years.

More:

Longshoreman philosopher Eric Hoffer once wrote that all great movements eventually become a business, then degenerate into a racket.

That is certainly true of the civil rights movement. Begun with just demands for an end to state-mandated discrimination based on race, it ends with unjust demands for state-mandated preferences, based on race.

Under affirmative action, white men are passed over for jobs and promotions in business and government, and denied admission to colleges and universities to which their grades and merits entitle them, because of their gender and race.

Supporters of Barack Obama need to get a clue. This guy is a racist, marxist political hack who will lead America into a disaster, socially and financially.

You can access the complete column on-line here:

Uprooting The New Racism
Pat Buchanan
TownHall.com
March 28, 2008

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