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BUCHANAN TO OBAMA:
By Patrick J. Buchanan
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. Jeremiah 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 their 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% and the black dropout rate from high schools in some cities has reached 50%?
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% of the time, black criminals choose white victims 45% 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 Sharpton 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. This needs to be passed around because, this is a message everyone needs to hear!!!
Cliven Bundy inspired the 'don't tread on me' las vegas cop killers.
what did Hannity have to say about that?
Did racist republican Guiliani point out that white on white murder accounts for almost 90% of all white people murdered..... why does that ajole go on and on about the fact that it is about the same number for black on black murder. Is he stupid, or just a racist as I suspect?
so why does every southern state insist on flying the stars and bars or selling license plates glorifiying the war to preserve slavey. You are very dishonest and phony aren't you?
You're responding to your own post in the third person again, Bitty.
Don't forget to congratulate yourself on a "great post".
Is this the history site...slavery has been over for about 160...years,,,some peeps, just cant drop it...
take it up with the teagag racists. funny , your claim to speak for 'us'.....who is that, you and the turd in your pocket?
Is this the right Blog for this discussion? We are getting ridiculously rich on this Blog, from a blue chip value stock with fat dividends. Tell us how great we CVX investors are. Anything else bores us.
that was small compared to the racist regime in Germany... that marched off on a racist rampage & killed tens of millions. The German army wore 'god is with us' insignia, by way of justification.
fighting for their claim of a 'god given right to own slaves, they marched north to kill and be killed by the several hundreds of thousands.