"Do you know that Negroes are 10 percent of the population of St. Louis and are responsible for 58% of its crimes? We've got to face that. And we've got to do something about our moral standards.....We know that there are many things wrong in the white world, but there are many things wrong in the black world, too. We can't keep on blaming the white man. There are things we must do for ourselves."
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
I have always had the utmost respect and admiration for Dr. King. He is one of the greatest leaders of the past half century. Today's black leaders are a disgrace by comparison. The Obama's, Sharpton's, Holders, the entire Congressional Black Caucus, are nothing more than divisive, opportunistic, cowardly race-hustlers by comparison.
Folks like Obama don't want to bring anyone together. They seek to instigate, to drum up hatred, animosity, and stoke the flames of racial tension for their own political gain.
How do I know this? Reality. Obama and his administration do not speak out nationally when horrific black on white crimes are committed, crimes, by the way, where the victims were attacked only because they were white. They don't speak out when black street mobs attack whites, or when whites are targeted in "Justice for Trayvon" attacks. Nor do they speak out when blacks murder other blacks. A handful of Trayvon Martins are killed every week by other blacks in Obama's hometown of Chicago but he and his fellow leftists remain silent. Why the silence? Simple, because they can't feign race based moral outrage. Race matters to them only when it can be used as a political bludgeon by the left.
So, this brings to bear a simple question. Why does Obama not care about black people? Oh and for that matter, why have we not seen Obama or a single White House spokesman express concern for the safety of Zimmerman and his family, who are currently in hiding and in not insignificant danger?
I honestly believe if King were alive today he would be publicly calling out blacks who are threatening Zimmerman and his family. He would be out there, consistently calling for calm, reason, compassion, and deference to the law and the jury's decision.
Put the above King quote up without his name on it and watch how many would be calling him a racist, an "uncle tom" and claiming he hates or doesn't care about black people. I've heard other blacks say exactly that about Clarence Thomas and I just sat there shocked but silent, which is truly sad. I couldn't help but think, "Holy shit, did they just say that, in public!?" and then realized what the reaction would be if I said something like that.
Once you scratch the surface you realize race relations in this country suck. Honestly, as long as one group is bludgeoned with the race card there'll be little progress, because that group isn't free to voice opinions and have an honest, open discussion. We need more courageous men like Dr. King, and fewer race-baiting, opportunistic hustlers like Barack Obama and his ilk. I often wonder how Dr. King would be received in modern times. I fear he would be cast off and denigrated the way Clarence Thomas & Thomas Sowell are today.
H/T to Jason Riley of the WSJ for the King quote. You absolutely must read his piece. One of the best post-Zimmerman trial articles I've read.
Obama speaks today about race and proves my point. Everytime I feel like I couldn't think more poorly of him he proves me wrong.