Racial Hypocrisy Is Alive and Well in America

As we head into another Presidential election cycle, racism has once again becoming front and center in the focus of American political discourse.  Unfortunately racism, and the hypocrisy that goes with it, is indeed alive and well in our nation today, 146 years after the Civil War ended and 46 years after the Civil Rights Act was passed.  It saddens me to see that some in this country have not progressed any further along the road to acceptance of race as a non-factor in life.

If you don’t believe racism is real, just look at the media treatment of Herman Cain.  Like him or not, agree with his policies or not, Herman Cain is an authentic American who happens to be black.  He is not a hyphenated American; he is an American, period.  When I say he is an authentic American I mean that he believes in the Constitution and the values that have made this country great.  When I say authentically black, I mean both of his parents are black.

The same media knotheads, who call me a racist because I oppose the policies of Barack Obama, publicly call Herman Cain names like “token negro”, “Oreo cookie”, “bad apple”, “Uncle Tom”, “a black man who knows his place”, and accuse him of “smoking a symbolic crack pipe”, “currying white favor”, and the like- things that I would never dream of saying.  Some of these self-absorbed, pretentious “journalists” and commentators are white and some are black, but none of them have a clue what main stream America is about.

Where were these kinds of references in 2007 and 2008?  Barack Obama received an awful lot of the white votes.  Why were these kinds of comments not made when he was receiving so much support from the white community?  You didn’t hear conservatives uttering such tripe; and these same “journalists” and commentators fawned over Obama like he was a god.  Conservatives talked about Marxism and socialism running for the White House, not the “house negro”.

Why is Obama, whose mother was white, blacker than Cain, whose parents are both black?  Could it be because Cain is a conservative, the worst thing in life a “person of color” can be?  I have heard black people and white people, all of them liberals by the way, call Cain vile names that I would never call him, or any other person, regardless of the color of their skin.  Obama is of mixed race, Cain is of pure race, yet Cain is the one who is “not black enough”.  That is an interesting concept; not a sensible one, but an interesting one, none the less.

Karen Finney, a Democrat “strategist” appearing with Martin Bashir on MSNBC, said that Herman Cain is “a black man who knows his place” and therefore is acceptable to the TEA Party and makes them “feel like they are not racist because they like this guy”. Bashir’s response is “thank you for spelling that out”.

Does anyone else find this as vile and ridiculous as I find it?  Has anyone ever heard a TEA Party person make such an asinine
statement?  No, I didn’t think so.  Lloyd Marcus seems to be accepted at TEA Party events, as are any other “people of color”, who believe in liberty, justice, and the American Way.

Does anyone remember the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court hearings?   Thomas referred to the attacks on him as a high-tech lynching. It wasn’t conservative Republicans who trashed Clarence Thomas, it was liberals, Democrats, both black and white, but all of them liberals who are supposedly consumed with “racial equality”.  Thomas was ridiculed because his wife is white, not by conservatives, but by liberals.  And who could ever doubt the “Reverend” Al Sharpton when he tells us that Cain is not an “authentic black man” because he doesn’t espouse the “oh woe is me” attitude that only government can provide for success in the black community.  Cain isn’t being reviled by conservatives but by liberals.  We “conservative TEA Party racist types” accept Herman Cain but liberals don’t.  Hmmm, curious, this race question.

When a liberal calls me a racist because of my stand for freedom and against the Obama, Reid, Pelosi brand of Marxism, I count it as a compliment.  I know I am not a racist and so do they.  The key is that they know they have nothing else to stand on so they try the age-old intimidation tactic of name calling.  Well, it just doesn’t work any longer.  We, the supposed racists, have wised up, and now ignore this tactic.  We are no longer intimidated by name calling.

The true racists in the country are those telling American citizens ”of color” that they cannot accomplish anything on their own, that the only way for them to have anything is to hold their hand out to liberal white folks who know what is in their best interests.  Or they can hold their hand out to “Reverend” Al Sharpton or “Reverend” Jesse Jackson, who will go to their white liberal overseers and ask for “alms for their poor black folks”.  Just as a side note, I consider myself a “person of color” also.  As far as I know white is still a color, and actually, except for my beard, I am more beige than white.

Have you noticed that the pundits and mouthpieces for racism, black or white, seem to be doing just fine, financially, in the pundit world?  And how do the “Justice Brothers”, Al and Jesse, make their money?  Do they actually have churches they pastor or do they make their money pandering to white liberal guilt, the government, and telling black Americans that they are less than whites?  I surmise that the “Justice Brothers” make their money extorting money from anyone they can find to extort money from.  If one doesn’t give them money it must be because one is racist.  It can’t possibly be because one believes they are “race hustling poverty pimps”.

And before anyone labels me a racist on that last statement, it is a quote from J. C. Watts, a former Oklahoma Republican Congressman and quarterback at the University of Oklahoma.  He made that statement on the floor of the House of Representatives in speaking of “Reverend” Jackson.  He must also be a racist in the books of “Reverends” Al and Jesse, and apparently another “house negro telling whites what they want to hear”.

I never tell anyone they can’t make it on their own.  I never tell anyone of any color that the answer to their problems is a government hand out, that they are too stupid to succeed, or they are incapable of making a success of themselves.  Is the key to success in our nation really a government handout or is it hard work, honesty, integrity, and dedication?

Racism is alive and well in the liberal sections of society.  Conservatism says hard work and dedication will bring success, without ever bringing skin color into the mix.  Herman Cain worked his way through college.  His parents worked at least 2 jobs each when he was young so they could help their children get the education they would need to become successful in life.  They didn’t sit back and wait for Al and Jesse to bring them a handout to keep them in line and in poverty.  Cain’s parents had a vision of what it takes to succeed in life and they instilled that in their children.

Herman Cain has been successful because he understands how to be successful.  He has worked his way up to where he is today through education, dedication to values, and the willingness to apply himself to accomplish the tasks assigned by those above him in authority.  He wasn’t content to sit on his butt and wait for Al and Jesse to hand him the pittance they normally hand their dependants.  I believe the key to his success as much as anything else is his treatment of others.  He is as considerate and respectful of the doorman at a hotel as he is to a CEO of any corporation.

To say in 2011 that Herman Cain has succeeded because he is the “house negro” of the TEA Party and conservative Americans is insulting to all Americans of all colors.  It shows where racism dwells and it isn’t in conservative circles.  This treatment of Cain shows once again that “people of color” who don’t tow the liberal line will be subjected to attacks of all kinds to keep them in line.  For anyone to say that any “person of color” cannot succeed by their own initiative in today’s America is as racist as one can get.

Many Americans, including this writer, oppose Barack Obama because of his Marxist policies and his promise to “fundamentally transform America”.  We are called racists and bigots because no one can really oppose his “enlightenment”; it absolutely has to be racism.  I am not in Cain’s camp but I do respect and like the man based on his accomplishments and his vision for America.

Neither Cain nor Obama have any standing with me, for better or worse, due to the color of their skin.  My opinions of both are based entirely on their policies and their vision of the future of the nation I cherish.  I find it rather odd that the people who support Obama are not racists but those who oppose him are racists.  And those who support Herman Cain are racists but those who oppose him are not racists.  I am like the duck in the AFLAC commercial shaking my head and going, HUH?????????????????????????????

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.


Bob Russell
Claremore, Oklahoma
November 4, 2011


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Bob Russell

Graduated from Classen High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in May, 1968. Enlisted in the U S Army on December 11, 1968, serving 3 years in the 7th Special Forces Group as a Heavy Weapons Expert, attaining the rank of Sgt. E 5. upon separation went to work at Southwestern Bell Telephone on January 17, 1972 and retired on August 31, 2003. Also spent 1 year on active reserve as a member of the 14th Special Forces Group. attaining the rank of Staff Sgt. E6. started and operated a business installing wiring for telephone, data, and video surveillance systems from October 2003 until December 2011. Suffered a debilitating stroke on August 19, 2014. Now recovering and doing volunteer work at the Claremore, Oklahoma Veterans Center. Attends church in Claremore at CedarPoint and LifeChanger churches. Married to wife Marsha since August 2, 1989 with 4 daughters and a deceased son, 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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  1. I’m not even going to bother reading all that stuff. I already know why the word “racism” is still in our lexicon and is more in the forefront of the news and what seems to be on everybodies mind today, is there. It’s because of the liberals and Socialist Democrats haven’t got White people to spend all the money they have, and have given up everything they’ve got like their jobs. over to Blacks so that the liberals can finish the job they started back in the late 40’s to reverse the places of Whites and Blacks in our society so that White people can see what it’s like to be slaves and have nothing. The liberals were so “offended” by what they perceived had been done to Blacks by racist Whites ever since Blacks came to America as slaves, were sold to White plantation owners and farmers, that these White Northeastern liberals who never even had known a Black person decided to come down South to free their “Black brothers” from enslavement and racism. The stories of the “po’ Black man” being beaten to an inch of his life because he looked at a White woman was good for newspaper sales and dime novels of the time. In other words it made for good copy.

    It’s been the liberal Democrats, who are now are better described as the Socialist Democrat Party, have been the one’s who have made the laws to “give help and support” to the “po’ Black man” so that they could keep them poor and voting for Democrats by keeping the fires of hatred and racism on the part of Blacks fanned and stirred well enough to make sure that one: Blacks keep voting for Democrats because they are the only one’s who’ve ever helped them have a better life for themselves, and two: make sure White people are kept adequately guilty feeling for how Black people were treated by a microscopic few way back over a hundred years ago, and some during the Civil Rights marches, that Whites wouldn’t ever oppose any amounts of money or freedoms, rights or liberties taken from them more and more over time that they would never be able to stop the thieft of trillions of tax payers money to take care of a people who were fully capable of taking care of themselves. Democrats to day are ready to drop the race card on anyone who even thinks they can kill off some of these wasteful spending programs Democrats cooked up decades ago to shift wealth from Whites to Blacks, and enslave Whites to having to take care of Blacks all of their lives and never be out from under the heavy taxation as payment for mistreating these poor, defenceless people.

    Yeah, like liberals are so caring and feeling for the plight of the Black people that they just couldn’t stand White people mistreating them. So liberals decided that White people were going to pay repairations to Blacks forever!!

  2. But who is it that is clear to see, has been the most racist, discreminating, race baiting people in the whole wide country? Democrats!! Every single social and domestic spending program they have passed into law has been a huge wealth redistribution program to shift money, paid in heavy taxation, and shirft possessions from Whites to Blacks. Whites were driven out of their neighborhoods by the Fair Housing Act which was unconstitutional because it’s a law that tells private individuals what and who they have to sell their houses they own, to. Blacks can move into White neighborhoods that have been White sancuaries for generations. Whole formerly White neighborhoods now are war zones where when they were White were the most crime free places in the country. Blacks have been given unconstitutional opportunities to bid on contracts by Democrats who believed they were being more “fair” to Blacks because Blacks complained they weren’t being treated fairly when it came to being able to get lucrative state contracts that seemed to be going only to White contractors who’d done work for the state all the time. And when all the corruption was seen at the end of the contract we got to see what went on between crooked Black contractors and state Democrats to fleece money from taxpayers.

    We have seen more discremination and racism by Democrats for decades than anything that Whites havd ever done. Who was it that passed the Civil Rights Act at the stiff opposition from Democrats, who didn’t want to loose their voter base if Blacks could all get jobs after the act was law? Democrats downplay this fact. But the Civil Rights Act was unconstitutional anyway because the Constitution guarantees that there won’t be any discremination from anyone in the dispencing of justice. All that had to be done to solve a lot of what we were being told was the problems most Blacks were experiencing was to enforce the Constitution when it came to job application, that if the man was qualified, he got the job regardless of color. And, if Blacks wanted to go to the established education system they could test to get into these schools that were keeping Blacks out. If they passed the test, they got in. And if a Black had been thrifty and worked and saved their money and a house had been bought by a realestate business and was for sale, and the Black qualified to take out the loan for it, and met all the other criteria, they got the house whether it was in a White neighborhood or not. But if a house was being sold by the owner of the house, they could not be forced to sell it to a Black just because there were no Blacks in that neighborhood.

    Democrats believe all that they have done for Blacks was neccessary because they had been kept down for so long they just needed more help than other races of people. Does that sound racist to you? It does to me. Why is it just Blacks who need more help than any other races of people. Blacks have taken care of themselves perfectly well for generations and were more able to take care of themselves than most people. It’s because they had to take care of themselves since they had been here and couldn’t rely on anyone else but their own kind. So they have been self reliant more than most. So why was it that White liberals thought Blacks needed so much more help than other races of people in this country? That alone is racist. White conservatives have always known that Blacks were able to take care of themselves. We didn’t need White liberals to tell us to give Blacks our money to take care of a people who were capable to take care of themselves.

  3. Every single liberal social program has failed to do what it was said it would do. And the worse part is we are still paying the taxes for a failed program because to kill that program would be “racist”, according to the Democrats. Whether that program was doing anything at all anyway is of no concern to a Democrat. All they want is to keep Whites indebted to Blacks to keep their guilt up. And it’s because if White people stop being made to feel guilty about things they never did, or attitudes they never had, they may start thinking why are they paying taxes for something that was never needed. Democrats couldn’t handle that because Blacks might find out that the money and other help the Democrats promised them wasn’t doing a damn thing for them, Blacks might start leaving the Democrat Party or voting against Democrats. It’s a scam, and always has been that Whites were responsible for the life choices of most Blacks. It’s a lie that Democrats promoted and propagated so that no one would find out the truth.

    Democrats opposed the Civil Rights Act because it gave Blacks the right to apply for jobs, education, housing, and normal stuff like being able to sit in a bus anywhere they wanted. And you would have thought that those things would have been exactly what the Black people wanted, and liberals believed Blacks deserved. But if all those things came to pass, Blacks would become just like everyone else and you wouldn’t be able to tell them from anyone else. And what was worse for the Democrats was most American’s weren’t supportive of Democrat rule so Democrats had to come up with some segment of our society that they could always depend on for votes. Socialists and Communists in the Democrat Party, yeah, that’s right, those are the people who have converted the Democrat Party that used to be “the Party that cared about the little man”. Those are the people who have taken over the Democrat Party before WWII. When McCarthy went after them, they were already deeply inside the Democrat Party. Why? Because of liberals, and liberalism that most of those in the Democrat Party believed in.

    It’s just to bad that American’s who are still in the Democrat Party truely believe that it is like it used to be when it was known as the party of the little man. Well, that’s a discreminating statement right there. Who wants to be considered a “little man”? I wouldn’t. It’s disrespectful, and denigrating. I’m not a little man and neither are Black people. They never needed any help and neither do illegal Mexican aliens. They have taken the place of Blacks in the mind of Democrats because so many Blacks have woke up and realized what the Party has become and have left the Party and joined the Republican Party when they started working and found out the lies the Democrats have been telling them all these years. Why when they started working? It’s because they had to start paying all the taxes the Democrats have passed on working people to pay for Blacks to stay on Welfare and Food Stamps. Blacks didn’t want to pay those taxes anymore and have helped vote those Democrats out of office.

  4. Fact – “Watts stated he did not speak about Barry and Jackson but about “some of the leadership in the black community”.

    1. Factchecker. that was the walke-back position. I watched the speech from the floor of the House, I know what he said. Jesse Jackson Jr. had a cow so Watts did some backtracking. that doesn’t change the original statement to me.

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