Tragically, it is necessary to again bring up the subject of RACE, because our media is obsessed with the subject as a result of the recent Shirley Sherrod debacle. This past Sunday every single morning news program dwelled on RACE, and most of those voices held narrowly focused positions on both sides of the issue. One wonders why it is always the white side that is found to be the major negative influence. Rarely do we hear any comments from the minority side accepting any accountability or responsibility to improve RACE relations.
Personally I am getting tired of hearing the extreme flame-throwers from the black community crying wolf when in fact many of these same strident voices are profiting from their agitation. It is time for an introspective analysis of the issue instead of pointing fingers across a table.
There is plenty of blame to go around for this subject to continue to fester and divert this country from getting on with making significant improvements in the American experience. It is your Commander’s opinion that there remains a RACE problem, but we have made significant advancements over the last fifty years.
It is naive to think that the problems will be totally solved within our lifetime, because any student of history knows that RACIAL tensions have existed since the beginning if time, i.e., tribe against tribe; ethnicity; religion.
Politicians failed programs are essentially the basis of the continuing tensions. Federal programs have poured billions of dollars into the RACE issue and they have failed miserably to make any real achievement. Our politicians have funneled precious dollars into buying votes, but fail to improve the quality of life for anyone. Educational efforts for all our children are shameful, and the lack of meaningful employment continues the erosion of the family structures across the country and world.
Even the liberal lioness Maureen Dowd of The New York Times and the Washington Post has taken Barack Hussein Obama to task in a stinging article titled “YOU’LL NEVER BELIEVE WHAT THIS WHITE HOUSE IS MISSING.” Obama does not want to touch this emotional, politically sensitive issue with a ten-foot pole. Read it at:
Senator James Webb (D-VA) wrote a compelling piece in The Wall Street Journal, “Diversity and the Myth of White Privilege.” It is well worth your time to read. You can find it at:
Personally, I am sick and tired of hearing the same egotistical liberal minority Ivy League PhD’s spout their elitist vocabulary of hate that never uses the words US or OUR, but only charge YOU and ME.
Until there is an honest dialog we cannot expect to see anything but a continuation of charges and counter-charges where RACIAL tensions are concerned. Politics is the cancer that fuels RACIAL division.