Barack Obama in 2001:
…one of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change. In some ways we still suffer from that.
If there is racism in these United States, it can be found in the overtly discriminatory doctrine of Affirmative Action. What could be more condescending, more belittling, more racist than setting up laws that require schools and corporations to admit and hire minorities because they are unable to accomplish the same ends on their own?
Affirmative Action says you are not smart enough, not athletic enough, and not skilled enough to make it in this cruel world because of your race.
Affirmative Action encourages minorities to rely on the government to place them in schools and jobs. It is more of the destructive poison of dependency. That same dependency doctrine that Obama has championed his entire life.
And we are on the cusp now of electing an Affirmative Action coup de grace.
A man who is not in any way qualified to be president. A man who has no leadership ability, no experience, and no conception of what it actually entails to lead the most powerful nation on earth, is an election away from that office.
And yet, to criticize him based on record and character is decried as racist. To oppose his candidacy is bigotry. To tell the truth about the frighting mentors and philosophies that Obama has embraced since his teenage years is unacceptable hate-mongering.
Indeed, Affirmative Action has muddled the perceptions of far too many people.
Are we so afraid that the ruling classes will cry “racism!”or will cry “foul!” that we are willing to displace all rational thought? Are we so worried that they will lament the stunted progress of “race relations” that we are ready and willing to elect the most unqualified man in history to apply for the job of President of the United States? Are we ready to give up our basic freedoms in exchange for the elite chattering classes to bypass labeling us racists? Are we willing to let the constitution be tread upon, as some sort of lamb’s blood of protection to the plague of intolerance?
Are we as Americans really so easily manipulated by the deception of “diversity”?
I recently re-read Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I have a Dream” speech. What in that momentous display of optimism has not come to pass? Nothing. Everything Dr. King dreamed of, is today a reality in the United States. Everything.
And yet, 50 years later Barack Obama is still drumming up the guilty ghost of racism. The injustices of the past, and there were many, have been wiped out ten fold by the dignity, opportunity and equality of liberty and freedom for everybody that exists today.
If Obama gets elected he will have the Affirmative Action mindset, and the fear of being labeled a racist that he has fostered, to thank for his victory. He will win because of the color of his skin, and not for the content of his character.
And that will be the real tragedy of the civil rights movement.