We usually don’t read lib rags like Huffington post; however, an article was brought to our attention and needless to say, we have quite a bit to say about it.
In this divisive article, Jesse Benn writes, “If white athletes cannot fathom kneeling because they feel soldiers fought for their rights and blah blah blah patriotism, it is because they are treated as full citizens and afforded those rights they imagine soldiers fought for. Interpreting their own experience as something more universal, they struggle to understand why anyone should kneel. Indeed, for them, the anthem and American flag represent promises fulfilled.”
Before going on our tirade, let it be known … we are NOT racists. We both enjoy close relationships with people of all races, in fact, both of us are blessed being in multi-racial families.
This self-serving and race-baiting article alleges people of color are oppressed and not treated as full citizens. Typical Saul Alinsky tactics used by liberal Democrats to incite the masses and divide our country. We find it quite interesting that when a Democratic, Black President was in power, there were no kneeling athletes, tearing down of statues, etc., and the words “White Supremacy” never uttered. All of a sudden, when Donald Trump, a white Republican, enters the White House, people of color miraculously become oppressed.
It is important to remember that since its founding in 1829, the Democratic Party has fought against every major civil rights initiative, and has a long history of discrimination. The Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, opposed Reconstruction, founded the Ku Klux Klan, imposed segregation, perpetrated lynchings, and fought against the civil rights acts of the 1950s and 1960s.
It is true there are too many minorities living in poverty. Moreover, if you look at some major cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Philadelphia and New York, rife with crime and poverty, they are led by Democratic mayors. Chicago is by far the worst of them all, with crime and poverty rising every year. Don’t you find it odd that former President Obama hails from Chicago and no progress was made during his Illinois political career or presidency? Didn’t he notice? Didn’t he care?
Democratic leaders are not doing anything to improve the situation. In fact, they are doing all they can to keep the minorities where they are by making them dependent on the government instead of themselves. A prime example is when the Obama Administration rewrote the welfare reform law of 1996 (TANF). The original law included work requirements and five years following passage, we saw welfare rolls decrease by approximately 50%. Under Obama’s revision, states were allowed to waive the work requirement which encouraged the poor, black and white, to be slaves once more to the government.
Democrats would much rather have minorities under their thumb by convincing them they are “less-than” and “oppressed,” rather than encouraging them to pull themselves up by the bootstraps and take advantage of the opportunities available to all citizens of this great nation …. scholarships, grants, work programs, etc.
Professional sports are a perfect example. People of all races are professional athletes, and they got there because they searched out the opportunities, worked hard and refused to let ANYONE tell them they could not succeed. Most do not believe the liberal rhetoric, and those who do are slapping the face of the country that made it possible for them to live a lavish life-style, in their multi-million-dollar homes.
Mr. Benn also addresses the race disparity as it pertains to arrests and incarcerations. Well, there may be disparity, but so-called “white supremacy” is not the cause. People make their own choices and thus must accept the consequences. Are there false arrests? Yes, and it is wrong, but it is not as common as the liberals want you to believe. Are there black kids killed by white cops? Yes, but there are also white kids killed by black cops – but those cases are not reported in the liberal media because it does not fit with the racist commentary; therefore ignored.
We need to stop looking at the history of slavery as an excuse for today’s problems. The past should be a reminder of how far we have come. Look at the football fields, the basketball courts, golf courses, tennis courts, the music/television/movie industry, the Olympics, colleges, school faculty, corporate America, State Houses, Capitol Hill and the White House. All are a melting pot of success … those who believed in the promise of America and did something about it.
If Mr. Benn wants to talk about disparity…. maybe he should address the disparity in abortions. According to a CDC report, the rate of abortion among African-American women is far higher than among white American women. While black women make up only six percent of the U.S. population, they account for 35 percent of abortions reported. Planned Parenthood specifically targets minorities, in fact, its founder Margaret Sanger started “The Negro Project” in 1939 to, as she said, discourage “the defective and diseased elements of humanity” from their “reckless and irresponsible swarming and spawning.” Even Jesse Jackson, in the March 1973 issue of Jet magazine, stated, “Abortion is genocide.”
The only slavery today comes from the liberal Democratic party. They are the ones that are holding back people of color by convincing them they are oppressed and have no opportunities; keeping them bound by government assistance rather than providing incentives to reach their full potential. They are the ones telling all people of color there is no hope and future generations should be aborted.
When the National Anthem plays, and the flag passes, it is the time to stand united. ALL OF US. To show our pride in the greatest country on earth, to honor ALL people who have fought and died for our country and shout out our disgust towards, and rejection of, the Democratic liberal rhetoric that is doing nothing but promoting division, hate, and the killing of pre-born children...regardless of race.