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    A Brief for Whitey
    by Patrick J. Buchanan (more by this author)
    Posted 03/21/2008 ET

    How would he pull it off? I wondered.

    How would Barack explain to his press groupies why he sat silent in a pew for 20 years as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright delivered racist rants against white America for our maligning of Fidel and Gadhafi, and inventing AIDS to infect and kill black people?

    How would he justify not walking out as Wright spewed his venom about "the U.S. of K.K.K. America," and howled, "God damn America!"

    My hunch was right. Barack would turn the tables.

    Yes, Barack agreed, Wright's statements were "controversial," and "divisive," and "racially charged," reflecting a "distorted view of America."

    But we must understand the man in full and the black experience out of which the Rev. Wright came: 350 years of slavery and segregation.

    Barack then listed black grievances and informed us what white America must do to close the racial divide and heal the country.

    The "white community," said Barack, must start "acknowledging that what ails the African-American community does not just exist in the minds of black people; that the legacy of discrimination -- and current incidents of discrimination, while less overt than in the past -- are real and must be addressed. Not just with words, but with deeds ... ."

    And what deeds must we perform to heal ourselves and our country?

    The "white community" must invest more money in black schools and communities, enforce civil rights laws, ensure fairness in the criminal justice system and provide this generation of blacks with "ladders of opportunity" that were "unavailable" to Barack's and the Rev. Wright's generations.

    What is wrong with Barack's prognosis and Barack's cure?

    Only this. It is the same old con, the same old shakedown that black hustlers have been running since the Kerner Commission blamed the riots in Harlem, Watts, Newark, Detroit and a hundred other cities on, as Nixon put it, "everybody but the rioters themselves."

    Was "white racism" really responsible for those black men looting auto dealerships and liquor stories, and burning down their own communities, as Otto Kerner said -- that liberal icon until the feds put him away for bribery.

    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.

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    Wow....I guess I should be telling all the black people I know that they should be thanking their lucky stars their ancestors were slaves against their will. You can't compare Africa and what it is now (caused in large part by white imperialism) to the conditions in America. And, last I checked, more white people are on welfare, receive food stamps and Medicaid, etc. than blacks or immigrants. Does anyone freaking read anymore? How mindnumbingly stupid.
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    I think he's forgetting that America was built on racism and sexism. It's still alive and kicking.
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    Oh My God! I am at a lost for decent words to say. I need to be grateful because my ancestors were slaves who built this country for nothing..we single handedly built The White House, but we aren't good enough to live there! The writer of the Declaration of Independence bought and slaves, then had children with one of them! We need to get on our damn knees and kiss behind for Jim Crow, for being considered less than human, Bull Conner's dogs and hoses, are you kidding me.
    This pisses me off. The same programs, and financial help that's available for blacks, are available for all races and have been used by ALL RACES!!

    Last time I checked you have to pay back student loans!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alcohol the honey View Post
    I think he's forgetting that America was built on racism and sexism. It's still alive and kicking.
    The US no longer institutionally discriminates against any racial group ... except whites (males in particular, affirmative action). The racism that exists in this country is on an individual level, and comes from all sides. I think this Rev. Wright controversy has illustrated that America has its share of black racists.

    If you are a black person who drops out of high school, has kids out of wedlock, dresses like a gang banger, and then cries that you can't make it because white America is racist towards you, that rings false. Anybody who puts an effort into educating themselves and lives a clean lifestyle can make it in this country. The rise of the black middle class has shown that. Asian immigrants have shown that.

    I agree that Barack's speech was the same old, same old. Blacks are victims, white Americans must do more to fund government programs for them, etc. That's the same strategy that has failed the black community. The black community must confront the social ills that plagues it. There is no other answer but that one.

    Black Americans have the highest standard of living of black people anywhere in the world. I don't think Pat was saying that blacks should have been glad to have been slaves. I think Pat was saying that this generation of blacks has benefited from their ancestors being slaves by living in the US and not Africa. I believe it was Muhammed Ali who after a trip to Africa expressed his thankfulness that his ancestors got on that boat. Nowhere in the world are there opportunities for black people like in America. But there is a certain segment of the black community that has to change its behavior to take advantage of those opportunities.

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    I hate the guy, but he's right.

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    oh lawdy i'm stayin out of this buttfuckery
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    Alright, incognito and cretin, which GR regulars are you hiding under another handle, lol.

    Now here is what I think. Now I despise this buchanan character, f**king nazi. And I also find it highly offensive his reasoning (pretty common amongst his ilk) that slavery was beneficial to Africans brought to America because today their descendants have a higher standard of living than their counterparts in Africa. For one thing, African slaves were not brought to America in order to raise their standard of living. They were brought as slave labour to be exploited and degraded. That Black Americans today enjoy a higher standard of living than Black Africans is irrelevant to the original concept of slavery. That many Black Americans do is because of their hard work and sacrifices. And all those government assistance things he lists as well as others, those things would never have ocurred if Black Americans didn't fight for what was theirs. Sure, many White Americans helped and ultimately they changed the laws but it took the sacrifice and suffering of Blacks to spur those changes.

    That said and I hate to say this but other things he says are quite true.

    There are plenty of Black Americans that are successful and role models. That we have race hucksters like Rev. Wright who continue to espouse hateful statements against others and the U.S. is disgraceful. What Obama should have said as others have pointed out, is that all forms of racism should be criticized, and not to bring up past issues of irrelevance that only further divide than unite.

    Obama blew it big time IMHO. He's only further alienating others.

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    If Obama really wanted to heal the so-called racial divide, he would stop living by the one-drop rule. He is whiter than any of us will ever be, yet it certainly suits his purposes to be perceived as a black man. Whatever happened to running as an individual?

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    We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude?
    Gratitude? When people like Pat Buchanan show their 'gratitude' for enjoying the wealth gained from four hundred years of free labor to build the land stolen from the Indians, then he can look for some gratitude.

    Quote Originally Posted by cretin View Post
    If Obama really wanted to heal the so-called racial divide, he would stop living by the one-drop rule. He is whiter than any of us will ever be, yet it certainly suits his purposes to be perceived as a black man. Whatever happened to running as an individual?
    Are you serious? Obama's father is black, so that means he's got more than one-drop of black blood in him. And last time I checked Obama's not high-yellow so he can't 'pass' for white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purple rain View Post
    The US no longer institutionally discriminates against any racial group ... except whites (males in particular, affirmative action). The racism that exists in this country is on an individual level, and comes from all sides. I think this Rev. Wright controversy has illustrated that America has its share of black racists.

    If you are a black person who drops out of high school, has kids out of wedlock, dresses like a gang banger, and then cries that you can't make it because white America is racist towards you, that rings false. Anybody who puts an effort into educating themselves and lives a clean lifestyle can make it in this country. The rise of the black middle class has shown that. Asian immigrants have shown that.

    I agree that Barack's speech was the same old, same old. Blacks are victims, white Americans must do more to fund government programs for them, etc. That's the same strategy that has failed the black community. The black community must confront the social ills that plagues it. There is no other answer but that one.

    Black Americans have the highest standard of living of black people anywhere in the world. I don't think Pat was saying that blacks should have been glad to have been slaves. I think Pat was saying that this generation of blacks has benefited from their ancestors being slaves by living in the US and not Africa. I believe it was Muhammed Ali who after a trip to Africa expressed his thankfulness that his ancestors got on that boat. Nowhere in the world are there opportunities for black people like in America. But there is a certain segment of the black community that has to change its behavior to take advantage of those opportunities.
    I agree that some don't take advantage of opportunities then try to blame society for their failures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcap72 View Post
    Are you serious? Obama's father is black, so that means he's got more than one-drop of black blood in him. And last time I checked Obama's not high-yellow so he can't 'pass' for white.
    Obama is half-black, big deal. I don't see him campaigning as a mulatto, do you?

    The truth is that he is whiter than we will ever be. He is rich, powerful, and privileged from day one. Hell, he even went to Ponahou (best goddamn school in Hawaii). So what if his skin is a little dark? I'm telling you, I'm blacker than he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cretin View Post
    Obama is half-black, big deal. I don't see him campaigning as a mulatto, do you?

    The truth is that he is whiter than we will ever be. He is rich, powerful, and privileged from day one. Hell, he even went to Ponahou (best goddamn school in Hawaii). So what if his skin is a little dark? I'm telling you, I'm blacker than he is.
    Look at Obama. He looks like a black man, and in America if you're half-white/half-black and you look black, then people treat you like you're black. If Obama had tried to run as a mulatto, a term that's outdated by the way, both blacks and whites would have looked at him like he was crazy.

    And Obama wasn't born into money, power or privledge, so I don't know where you got that from. And even if he had been, would that make him less black? Not all black people are born poor or go to shitty schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cretin View Post
    Obama is half-black, big deal. I don't see him campaigning as a mulatto, do you?

    The truth is that he is whiter than we will ever be. He is rich, powerful, and privileged from day one. Hell, he even went to Ponahou (best goddamn school in Hawaii). So what if his skin is a little dark? I'm telling you, I'm blacker than he is.
    You are really using some archaic terms. My mom is a lot lighter than I, so was my grandmother and a lot of the members on that side of my family are very light..that doesn't make them any lesser of a black person than the rest of my family. Complexion doesn't determine ones blackness. I love the fact that when I sit down at a family dinner I see every shade of Black. I never lived in the hood, nor the ghetto..but that doesn't determine how black I am either!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSDiva View Post
    You are really using some archaic terms. My mom is a lot lighter than I, so was my grandmother and a lot of the members on that side of my family are very light..that doesn't make them any lesser of a black person than the rest of my family. Complexion doesn't determine ones blackness. I love the fact that when I sit down at a family dinner I see every shade of Black. I never lived in the hood, nor the ghetto..but that doesn't determine how black I am either!
    But Obama is half white. I'm not sure I buy the generalizations about Obama (as posted by Kingcap). By no means do I know everyone, only those around me, through the net, etc. And while all are aware of Obama's heritage, the vast majority of them wonder why he has not embraced his white ancestry as well. I don't think because he's half black that people, because of the color of his skin, consider him black only. We live in a world where we have many mixed raced people, including some pretty famous ones like Tiger Woods.

    The only reason people are questioning a lot of this is because Obama himself has made issue of his race, particularly the idea that in his early youth, he abandoned his 'white' identity. In my opinion, I think Obama needs to embrace his entire identity, his full heritage, and live in the current, not in the past. Some good counseling would also be helpful.

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