Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community. He mobilized a nationwide coalition of middle-class blacks, church leaders, and white philanthropists and politicians, with a long-term goal of building the community’s economic strength and pride by a focus on self-help and schooling. Washington was on close terms with national Republican Party leaders.
Black militants in the North opposed his policies and set up the NAACP which took over leadership after Washington’s death. The NAACP opposes anything that is not approved by far left Democrats. This frequently puts it at odds with the same “colored people” it claims to represent. For example, the NAACP is rabidly pro-abortion, despite the fact that more black babies are killed than are born. It also supports gun control laws that leave law abiding citizens vulnerable to armed and violent criminals, while opposing successful school voucher programs which are popular with poor black parents.
Those of you following my “Satan’s Century” blogs will note that the rise of the NAACP as primary leader in the black community coincides with what I believe was the beginning of the time period God granted to Satan to try and destroy His church. The black churches were such a strong part of their community identity that Planned Parenthood founder and flaming racist Margaret Sanger targeted black ministers for conversion to her cause. Two of the worst race-baiting, hate-mongering, pro-abortion, black leaders of today – Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson Jr. – are both Baptist ministers.
I know from long, hard and very personal experience that a person can be victimized and still CHOOSE to be a victor.
Why did blacks riot in Baltimore?
“We’re just angry at the surroundings–like this is all that is given to us?–and we’re tired of this, like nobody wants to wake up and see broken-down buildings.” – Robert Wilson of Baltimore
In today’s world of welfare, food stamps, government housing, and white guilt, Mr. Wilson doesn’t know any better than to ask for handouts from and to pass blame on white people.
But Baltimore elected its first black mayor in 1987. Today, the mayor, the police chief, the fire chief, and half the police force are black. Two thirds of the population and most of the city council are black.
Those neighborhoods Wilson complains of didn’t start out as slums. Whites saved and worked hard to build those neighborhoods. They maintained them, repaired them, and loved them. But after the riots in Baltimore in 1968, whites panicked and sold their property at desperation prices and fled.
Now those neighborhoods that were once filled with lovely and loved homes are wastelands of broken-down buildings inhabited by people who have been told by and have believed their evil Democrat overseers that they are doomed to be victims.
Allen West: Obama Creating Myth Of Modern-Day Racism
Tom Hinchey — December 30, 2014
Charles Payne asserted to Lt. Col. Allen West on Fox News Live Sunday that many people believe President Barack Obama is the central reason why race relations seem to be getting worse in the United States. Colonel West commented that he grew up in the inner city of Atlanta and remembers what race relations used to be like. West said that racial division is what Obama wants.
“For President Obama, when you look at it from his perspective as a progressive socialist community organizer, he believes that race relations are fine, because of the impact they’re having on what they believe is social justice. So when you have this incredible divide amongst us, because that is the aim and the goal of collectivism, which is what the president believes in, then everything is fine for him.”
Colonel West pointed out that the president and Al Sharpton are perpetuating a mob atmosphere:
“When you have someone like Al Sharpton visiting the White House and providing him counsel eighty-two times and standing and putting pressure on Sony and other individuals, and this angst that has happened, and this mob atmosphere that is going on, this is really what the president would like to have – this vomiting of dissension. But that is not what the inner city needs right now. We need economic growth. We need better education opportunities. But that’s not the focus.”
Payne added that President Obama is stoking racial division because he is unable to improve the economy.
“I would actually argue that a lot of times the president’s fallback position with respect to stoking the anger and anxiety with race is because of an inability to move the economic needle … It feels like at every turn that he could blame or hint or suggest that racism was at the fault of criticism, the fault of failure, he took that.”
West responded that, although the nation has a black president and many other black people serving in positions of authority, it still is not good enough for Obama.
“Well, one of the things is that they created that atmosphere back early in 2009. Eric Holder said that we were a nation of cowards when it came to race. And you look at the fact that we have elected and re-elected the first black president, but yet he still believes that that’s not enough. We have the National Security Advisor, the Department of Homeland Security. I don’t know what more else you need to have.”
Who is the real sellout?
By Allen West – December 11, 2013
One of the many insidious monikers hurled at black conservatives is “sellout.” Black liberals who fear the rise of independent-thinking blacks are threatened by those of us who refuse to be stuck on the 21st century economic plantation of the white progressive socialists.
I find it absolutely disgusting how the black community continues to fawn over a person who took it upon himself to make one of his first decrees the cancellation of the DC school voucher program for young deserving black children. That person of course is President Barack Obama.
And his policies continue to damage the black community. Case in point: Tom Allison of the Huffington Post shows the abject decimation of opportunity for young blacks ages 16-24.
Nearly one in four black 16- to 24-year-olds was out of work in November, compared to only about one in ten white workers in the same age group.
In other words, as we enter the sixth year of the Obama economy, the failed economic policies of the “first black president” are exacerbating the unemployment of all black Americans. While Obama is yukking it up taking “selfies” at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows in November 2013 black workers aged 25 to 34 had an unemployment rate of 13.6 percent. A year ago the rate was 12.7 percent. This is more than double the rate of white workers in the same age group at 5.9 percent.
Black workers have consistently seen higher unemployment rates that whites, but these numbers are certainly disturbing, and epidemic.
The fact that the nation’s black young adults are worse off than they were a year ago should be a serious concern for our nation’s leaders. The recovery is slow enough as it is, but the widening the racial gap among young people makes this issue even more urgent to address.
But is it actually a concern for Obama and the coalition of race baiting, poverty-prophet black leaders? Combine this with the deplorable state of the black family, crumbling inner cities, astronomical murder and incarceration rates, and you have a recipe for disaster. However, as former Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Emmanuel Cleaver stated, “President Obama knows he has a certain amount of deference given to him. But if there were anyone other than him in the White House we would be marching.”
So I ask all of you proud black liberals, who is the real sellout? Those of us who offer solutions for economic growth, education, restoration of the black family, and a future of opportunity — or your self-proclaimed messiah incarnate President Obama who is selling you to his white progressive socialist masters for your blind obedience and vote?
Bolding added by CtH
Allen West posted this 48 minutes ago. It clocked an additional 50 LIKES in the time it took me to open up this text file to blog it! LOL
In Washington DC there are three things that must be balanced: politics, policy, and procedure. We just witnessed the despicable failure of American stewardship by Harry Reid and the Senate liberal progressives in killing the House legislation that leveled the playing field for hardworking middle income American families. Instead, led by the egomaniacal, arrogant Barack Obama, Democrats have proven themselves hypocritical elitists who seek to abuse the American people in the political game of “blame checkers” to attain power. I think if Assad, Putin, or Rouhani were House Speaker there would have been more communication. The House GOP is focused on good policy, as Obamacare is an abysmal partisan piece of garbage. The House GOP should now follow regular order procedure and pass prioritized federal government spending bills. America, let us promise to never again elect as President any charismatic, community organizing liars who play lots of golf.
Bill O’Reilly did a scathing segment on President Obama and the race problem. Video embedded @ http://www.ijreview.com/2013/07/67526-oreilly-president-obama-the-race-problem/
Bill Cosby was condemned by black leaders for his oft-stated opinion that blacks should fix their own problems and not just bitch about white racism and gimme more money [4:59]