C’mon, Admit It: This Column Is Racist

Written by Allan Erickson on December 9, 2013

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

An NFL player says team owners treat players like slaves. The player, a Black man, will make $10 million this year. He could not be reached for clarification. He is touring Africa on a goodwill trip. A little good will goes a long way.

According to Obama, the Cambridge Police “acted stupidly” trying to protect a homeowner’s property. When the homeowner showed up, a Black professor, he turned on the police, refused to obey orders, then insulted them. Acting strictly according to procedure, they arrested the guy, but the President said they acted stupidly. Once Obama finally obtained the facts, he seemed to back down, but never apologized.

According to the President and his friends, Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakhan are heroes, but George Bush and his kind are criminals. Just ask Percy Sutton, attorney for Malcolm X, and big Obama cheerleader. Just ask Khalid al-Mansour, mentor to Black Panthers, Jew hater, Christian hater, so-called professor who encourages Muslims to attack and maim white people, and big Obama cheerleader, one who helped Obama get into Harvard, a real boy scout. (Jihadwatch.org, “The Obama-Mansour Connection.”)

Jesse Jackson calls for war in Madison, Wisconsin, after fomenting racial tensions in Portland, Oregon last year, but it’s all about the colors of the rainbow.

A black “professor” out of North Carolina actually says the only solution is killing all white people. No kidding. (WND.com, “Professor: exterminate the white people,” Oct. 22, 2005)

Al Sharpton says school choice is racist. Of course. You can’t be allowing people the freedom to use their own tax money to educate their own children as they see fit. How blatantly un-American can you be to suggest such a thing? Obviously racist. (The latest in Sharpton shooting blanks.)

Speaking of Sharpton and Jackson, who could forget a few years back the Duke University lacrosse players accused of rape and racism and raked over the coals by the mainstream media for at least a year, only to be exonerated by DNA evidence in the end? (AmericanThinker.com, “Racism 101 at Duke,” April 12, 2006)

Remember this gem: Black Panthers standing outside a polling place during the 2008 presidential election in Philadelphia. One has a truncheon. Its only purpose is cracking skulls. The Panthers taunt voters. One says: “That’s why you’re gonna be ruled by a black man, Cracka!” (BigGovernment.com, “New Black Panther Party President admits to Philadelphia voter intimidation,” July 9, 2010).

The Panthers were convicted. Obama’s AG Eric Holder declined to follow through with the penalty phase. Holder says enforcing the law without regard to race, his sworn duty, would demean “his people,” in this case, and, he says, it’s a lie his Justice Department is racially motivated. Really?

A civil rights lawyer weighs in decrying the incident and criticizing Holder and the Obama administration. He must be a racist. Anyone who highlights the incident is a racist, a mere political opportunist. (Fox video on YouTube, “Eric Holder Drops Charges on Black Panthers for Voter Intimidation.”)

Notice, the civil rights attorney identifies the Black Panther Party as a hate organization, so designated by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Black Panther Party, dating from the 1960s, has always been a Marxist group promoting violent overthrow of the U.S. government. Saying so makes you a racist.

In the wake of Katrina a Black singer said, “Bush doesn’t care about black people,” accusing Bush of being a racist.

If you opposed the power of public employee unions and their unholy alliance with radical leftists using tax revenue to finance political activism, well, you are obviously a racist according to Charles Rangel. (TheHill.com, “Rangle Abolishing collective bargaining akin to slavery,” March 1, 2011)

If you want to hold hearings to determine the threat level posed by radical Islam domestically, you’re a racist, according to Black legislators weighing in at the hearings recently.

If you suggest government affirmative action housing programs interfering with the private mortgage industry led to the financial meltdown, you are a racist.

If you suggest universal healthcare is not a constitutional right: racist.

If you think turning a blind eye toward illegal immigration is not such a great idea: racist.

If you suggest we must reform welfare and entitlement spending if the nation is to survive: racist.

If you don’t swing with the green agenda promoted by Van Jones: racist.

If you suggest affirmative action actually works against the best interests of Black Americans: racist.

Anyone who levels legitimate criticism of President Obama is a racist.

Anyone who hits the streets to protest government spending, waste, fraud and mismanagement is a racist.

Write a column like this: racist.

You know, it is difficult to extend the hand of friendship when it keeps getting chopped off.

Haven’t we learned by now that playing the race card indiscriminately only stirs up violence and resentment, the exact opposite of what Dr. King would have us do?

So then, who is the real racist?

Bonus material: a real solution from a black man who experienced real slavery, Frederick Douglass:

“I have one great political idea … the best expression of it I have found in the Bible. It is in substance, ‘Righteousness exalteth a nation; sin is a reproach to any people’ [Proverbs 14.34]. This constitutes my politics, the negative and positive of my politics, and the whole of my politics.”

Parting shot: So-called “progressives” attending a recent Common Cause event said Justice Clarence Thomas should be “sent back to the fields”, or should be “strung up.”

Now, now. These were not racist comments. They weren’t even reported in the MSM. No. These were merely the statements of frustration uttered by enlightened citizens concerned about social justice and the plight of all oppressed people. (Christian Hartsock, ‘“Progressive Ralliers Call for Lynching of Clarence Thomas,” YouTube video, Feb. 2, 2011)

Ask these people about the vicious, insulting treatment they’ve received, not so much for being black as for being black and Conservative:

Larry Elder
Janice Rogers Brown
Walter Williams
Alphonso Rachel
Condoleezza Rice
Thomas Sowell
Anne Wortham
Ken Blackwell
Lt. Col. Allen West
Michael Steele
Herman Cain
Shelby Steele
J.C. Watts
Armstrong Williams
Star Parker

[From the book, The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, 2012, Tate Publishing]

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Allan Erickson
Allan Erickson---Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter, and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012.