It’s hard to believe that after all the guff the “mainstream” media and the rest of the Left has given the Tea Party movement for supposedly being racist (even though the Tea Party movement includes black leaders such as Lloyd Marcus, and supports black candidates such as Allen West, Tim Scott, and Herman Cain), President Barack Obama, America’s second black president (Bill Clinton was the first, you will recall) has invited a couple of bigoted racists to the White House for a poetry event.
According to NH Journal, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr, who goes by the name “Common,” is a bigot who not only glorifies cop-killing and misogyny, but also opposes interracial marriage.
But he isn’t the only racist invited to the poetry event.
Jill Scott also opposes interracial dating and interracial marriage.
Of course, it became clear during the 2008 presidential campaign that racism, as long as it is against white people, is perfectly acceptable to Barack Obama. Obama sat for some 20 years under the hate-filled racist “preaching” of Reverend Jeremiah Wright who believes God should damn America. So it should be no surprise that Obama is obsessed with the color of people’s skin and harbors more than a little disdain for “white folks.”
Based on my experiences, I think most Americans have an opinion similar to mine when it comes to skin color: it just doesn’t matter. I’ve worked with and had good friends with skin colors ranging from white, black, brown, red, and yellow. My best man at my wedding was a black man who hails from Obama’s adopted hometown of Chicago. My children’s favorite playmates for most of their lives have been several children whose skin happens to be black. I have known black jerks and white jerks; I have been blessed by wonderful black Americans and wonderful white Americans. I have worked for and had working for me people of virtually every skin color on the globe. The color of our skin was probably the least relevant characteristic any of us bore; as Martin Luther King Jr said, what mattered most was the content of our character.
The American people–including much-demonized conservatives–really don’t care what color your skin is. What the American people care about is a person’s politics, what they believe in, what their values are, the things they hold dear. That is why patriotic Americans reject Barack Obama (because he rejects everything we hold dear–our heritage, our love of the Constitution, our belief in liberty, our embrace of the free market, our expectation of law and order, our belief in traditional values, our conviction that America is the last best hope of humanity) and why patriotic Americans flock to patriotic Americans like Lloyd Marcus, Allen West, Herman Cain and others who love America like we do. Unlike Barack Obama and his fellow bigots, we aren’t willing to allow skin color to dominate and control our relationships.
For all the incredible good that has come from America, it is true that perhaps the greatest sin of America was in harboring slavery and discrimination against black Americans for so many years.
Yet it seems that for some, the half a million American lives sacrificed in the contest to end slavery in the 1860s is still not enough blood to satisfy them. For some, decades of favored treatment through affirmative action programs is not enough penance to make up for the racist discrimination forced on America primarily through members of the Democrat Party.
It would seem that Barack Obama, along with some of those he extends White House invitations to, is among those who bear animosity toward white Americans. Everyone is entitled to their views, but is someone who holds ‘white folks” in disdain and considers racists and bigots worthy of a White House invitation really suitable to serve as the president of the United States?
2012 may be our first opportunity to correct the mistake of 2008, perhaps even by replacing one black president with another black American–one who does not have a chip on his shoulder against some Americans based on the light tone of their skin.