Barack Obama’s failures as POTUS are becoming legendary. But none is so unfortunate and full of irony as his failure to racially unite this nation, despite that being the principal promise he was qualified – and elected – to fulfill.
Yet, when Barack Obama leaves office early next year, he will leave this country more racially divided than it’s been since the Civil Rights Era of the 1960s. By all accounts in all camps across racial lines, this is undeniable, and the reasons are all laid out in his long-winded Presidential Proclamation reaffirming February, 2016, again, as African American History Month. The full text is printed below the fold, but here are the five ways that this statement proves Barack Obama could never do anything but divide America racially.
There’s NO EXIT STRATEGY: Like all good Progressives, he claims much “progress.” But the entire tone of his statement is one of endless struggle. He even refers to slavery as “our Nation’s original sin.” Like in Orwell’s 1984, “challenges persist,” forever. This war is never going to end, and it is never meant to end. Why? Because then we won’t need Progressives any more. While they are in charge, there will never be honest talk of a post-racial America, which was Dr. Martin Luther King’s real dream. Yet this implication of endlessness is a horrific deceit. Americans just elected a black President TWICE. With only 13% of the population, it was not only black Americans who did this. Leaving us with no end in sight makes this lie the most toxic aspect of this disgusting statement.
Outrageous Blame-Storming: The single example given for how our nation remains rigged unfairly against blacks is the fact that they are disproportionately represented in the nation’s prisons. This much is true. And Barack takes credit for reducing, by extra-legal methods, this number every year of his tenure. But the truth he neglects is that blacks overwhelmingly commit the most crime in this country, and that percentage has grown while he’s been in office, partly due to increased urban anarchy that he has encouraged. That tragedy is not make-believe. That problem exists, and Barack completely neglects (see next item) to address any aspect of it in this statement. But worst of all, he completely blames this problem on the pervasive racism and unfairness of our criminal justice system that is STILL in desperate need of “reform!” Did you get that? Almost all those black men are in prison because of our persistent racism! Americans really suck, don’t we?
Outrageous Denial: The elephant in the room does not get mentioned. Though he takes credit for springing more blacks from prison, and healthcare gains among blacks, he neglects to mention the shameful degradation of moral leadership in black communities that can only be traced to the influence of Progressives. The fact remains that during the era of Civil Rights, fatherlessness among blacks was around 7%. It is now in excess of 50%, and that number has increased while Barack Obama has been President. Has he addressed this tragedy in which he is uniquely positioned to provide leadership? He has not. And there is zero mention of it, even in the form of moral encouragement, in this statement, even though studies consistently link fatherlessness to crime among all young men, regardless of race.
Temptation to Bash All Southerners Is Not Resisted: A little restraint here would have been appreciated, in light of the horrendous cultural upheaval going on across the American South, where activists are demanding that any historical trace of the Old South be swept away immediately. Statues are coming down, flags are dropping and names are changing. It’s like the plantations are being burned all over again. But in his statement, Obama could not resist talking about post-war blacks, “bound by the chains of slavery” that “broke free and headed North.” Wonderful. That’s not exactly what happened, since the majority of freed slaves stayed in the south. But Barack makes it clear in his statement that, even today, the American South is an accursed place that is only fit to flee from. Got it. Thanks for the sensitivity, Boss.
Shameful Bragging and Pandering: It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that a politician like Barack Obama might use a cultural proclamation like this to shamefully brag about his accomplishments, tell all African Americans to not forget to “vote” (wink, wink), and to lie about his horrifying legacy that has increased the poverty of all Americans, but especially those of color. That’s because he can’t help himself. What a dick.
Cross-Posted at Political Clown Parade.