While we wait for Obama to decide whether to play more failed race cards or just fold his bad hand, how about we have a discussion on Race?
Gasps, I can hear the gasps, the astonishment.
"We must heal from this insult", say the less-loud race-pimps. "We must drive this racial insult home to white America", say the major race-pimps. "Get Whitey" say the rioters in Oakland.
Since the Zimmerman verdict yesterday, cable news channels (well, CNN and Fox, those are the only two I watch) have trotted mikes out to every race pimp they could find, there are quite a few, and not a single one of them has admitted what has to be seen as the blinding truth by now: this case wasn't about race at all, it was about Zimmerman having to defend his personal freedom against a charge of homicide when all the investigators' evidence pointed to his use of deadly force as being a legitimate use of force. Race only got injected from the White House, then the DOJ, then down to the FL Attorney General, and then the Seminole County DA. That avalanche of doo-doo, all rolling downhill, simply smothered common sense and the calm, sane legal reflection that screamed "DO.NOT.PROSECUTE." We got the Zimmerman media circus then.
The prosecution ensued anyway, and the mainstream media did their utmost to inject race, never once looking back to see if this really WAS a case where race should have entered into the argument, which it never should have.
What do sane people take home from this case?
We take home the obvious fact that no one yelling "race case" can be trusted, ever again.
We take home the obvious fact that race has become a simple political tool, the purpose of which is to keep the races apart, not allow them to blend and homogenize, as should be the case.
We take home the obvious fact that the political parties have both failed in their duty regarding race: the Left, represented by the Democrats, has failed because of their use of race as a political tool of societal division, and the Right has failed because we let them do it, instead of being proactive and showing the way to homogenize the races. The Left took the wrong path, and the Right refuses to budge from that fork in the road. Both are wrong.
I learned my racial tolerance in the military. I did NOT learn it at home, for while both my parents were otherwise the best parents they could be, they were both racially prejudiced, and remained that way until their deaths.
In the military, I learned that acceptance of racial unity was crucial to operational success, and I personally helped to break down some racial barriers to that success by joining a racially-integrated bomber crew and helping them achieve the top level of success available within the measuring systems of the time. My mixed-race bomber crew proved to everyone's satisfaction that the highest levels of competence could and would be achieved by racial minorities, something new at the time in the USAF's Strategic Air Command in 1982.
I'm a geezer now, approaching 70 years of age, but in my cognizant lifetime, I've seen the country first recognize that it was racially divided, then spend agonizing decades attempting to address that divide, almost succeeding, but then falling back to a racial divide again because of the wrong values being taught to racial minorities. Minorities of today are taught, by our Government, that personal work ethic and personal success is secondary to expressing or "celebrating" their minority racial status.
Until we can break out of the gangsta-rap era, wear our hoodies up only in blizzards or bad rainstorms, and celebrate success, not color, we will never be a racially-homogenized Nation. That's sad to say, but it's true.
YOU know it's true.
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