The "white community," said Barack, must start "acknowledging that what ails the African-American community does not just exist in the minds of black people; that the legacy of discrimination – and current incidents of discrimination, while less overt than in the past – are real and must be addressed. Not just with words, but with deeds. ..."
And what deeds must we perform to heal ourselves and our country?
The "white community" must invest more money in black schools and communities, enforce civil rights laws, ensure fairness in the criminal justice system and provide this generation of blacks with "ladders of opportunity" that were "unavailable" to Barack's and the Rev. Wright's generations.
Only this. It is the same old con, the same old shakedown that black hustlers have been running since the Kerner Commission blamed the riots in Harlem, Watts, Newark, Detroit and a hundred other cities on, as Nixon put it, "everybody but the rioters themselves."
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.
Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.-Pat Buchanan
Mr. Buchanan's article is close to the opinions of the majority of Whites in America, but it's an opinion that is informed on a faulty premise.
As was written here before, Rev. Wright was indeed right in what he said, but only in as much as it was/is the feelings of an african-American.
In other words, from their (african-Americans) point of view, Wright was right.
Where Mr. Buchanan (and the majority of Whites) go wrong, is in projecting their own personality, political preferences, individualism and altruism onto non-Whites who have no genetic proclivity towards them.
Racialism, Tribalism, Clans, etc... call it what you will, but peoples down through time have collected themselves together into distinct groups with distinguishable genetic and physical differences and then fought to preserve those differences. It's their right and duty and an honorable thing it is.
Rev Wright and other african-Americans should feel animosity towards America because they are not American (American, is a term which, in Historical context, most accurately describes White Europeans who currently inhabit the United States.), yet find themselves within it's cultural and legal framework, which is exclusively White in Character.
This also applies to non-White Hispanics, Jews, Asians, Indians etc..
All of these groups have a right, and from a White point of view, a responsibility, to work to preserve their heritage and it's people.
(From a demographic point of view, none of them appear to be having very much trouble in this regard)
Where Whites keep going wrong is in the belief that their Political Institutions, Philosophies, Social Constructs, Religious Perspectives, etc... are the only way for societies to work, and then expecting non-Whites to acclimate themselves to them, even those non-Whites within their nations. Then, when the Rev. Wright's of the world come along and express an opposing opinion, White's are shocked.
The racial problems that exist in America exist because there is more than one race here operating under the faulty political premise that all races share the same fundamental capabilities and outlook.
It's the proverbial square peg in a round hole; it takes a violent action to make it fit, and in the end the thing is destroyed.
Until Whites get past their unfounded belief that all men share the same desires, goals and vision of society, The West will continue to sink into Third-Worldism, taking with it Civilization as we know it.
Mr. Buchanan gets close, but still no Cigar...