Tuesday

Why Is The Left In America So Filled With HATE? ... J. D. Longstreet

Why Is The Left In America So Filled With HATE?
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
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Their bitterness and hatred is stunning in its depth and intensity.  Their hate knows no bounds. It is America's political left of which I write.  

Anything or anyone not toeing the progressive/Marxist/socialist line of America's political left is the lowest of the low beneath even their respect for a gnat.

Their gall overfloweth.  They foul and sour the very air with their violent language, their profane speech, their threats (implied and otherwise), their cock-sure overconfidence scrawls FEAR across their foreheads.

They have no respect for anyone other than themselves.  Common decency in addressing another human being who may hold a differing opinion is avoided like the plague.

Their use of the vilest of profane language in the pubic square is their trademark.  Having a conversation with them is akin to walking barefoot through a livestock pen -- in the dark. 

They are the bully in every conversation or discussion.  Their use of vocal force to dominate a debate, especially when they are losing to common sense, only demonstrates the shallowness of their own knowledge stream and their feeling of inadequacy amidst a gathering where the mean age is over ten years.

They lash out in all directions when they perceive a threat to their well guarded empty vault of morals.  They guard well that which they do not have and transfer the evil which they do.

They are like frightened, terrified, children. Unsure of themselves, they flounder in a sea of grey on a black and white planet.

Narcissistic and hypocritical they claim love and respect for all while they harbor hate, and revulsion for anyone not like them, or anyone not deferring to them, or anyone disagreeing with them.

They are takers and users unable, or unwilling, to make or give.  There is no true charity in them.

They outwardly sing praises to freedom while they, themselves, are slaves to an authoritarian political philosophy.   They would enslave the world in an instant given the chance. 

Their favorite weapon is bureaucratic despotism wielded through government agencies shielded from pubic accountability. 

They love the cowardice of dictatorship.

They are all apparatchiks of a strong centralized authority -- the state.  It is to the state they bow and pay homage and their allegiance.    

They have created, and they sustain, a permanent underclass of underachievers in America from whom only a vote is required to receive largesse from the country's treasury.

They have given America the Square Deal, the Fair Deal, and the Great Society -- all referred to as "progressive" when, in fact, all are socialist introductory programs, which ultimately enslave their participants.

They cry "fairness" without ever telling us their definition of fairness.

They cry "equality" while never explaining that, to them,  some are more equal than others.

They cry "Social Justice" while never explaining that social justice is only another name for socialism, an introductory form of communism/Marxism.

They will not hesitate to use a nation's pain to further their agenda even when that pain involves the deaths of thousands at work or a score of children at school.  Their motto, their creed, is: "never let a crisis go to waste."

They will pour into the streets to save the live of a condemned murderer -- or -- take the life of an unborn baby.

They have shown a great tendency to worship nature rather than nature's God -- to worship creation, rather than the Creator.

The left lives and breathes in a world of their own making,  a world where they writhe in self-hate, amid pustules of resentment, their reason clouded by anger, guilt, doubt, and their own self-loathing.  They have yet to understand the oppression they complain of is self-inflicted by the weight of the guilt they feel for living in a country like America and taking advantage of the freedom and the liberty -- freely given them -- while they snipe at, and openly attack, the very foundations of the country that has been so very kind to them.

The rancid attitude of the left has poisoned the American political process and has infected the American citizenry so deeply that a total breakup of the country would not be unexpected.

The only joy they seem to be able to attain is by creating a mob in the streets where they make complete and utter fools of themselves (to the amusement of of millions) by protesting the very thing(s) that makes America great, unique, and exceptional.

If the description above seems to fit the symptoms of a mental disorder to you, the reader, I must confess that I had the same reaction when reading over them a second time.  It is cause for wonder, is it not?

I feel sadness and sorrow for the political left. Paraphrasing the scriptures:  "They, among all men, are the most to be pitied."




© J. D. Longstreet
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Thursday

2010 Election Just a Preview? ... J. D. Longstreet

2010 Election Just a Preview?
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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I was reading a piece by John Ransom at TownHall.com the other day in which he said: "Wonks and politicians may not see it, but those guys are in the process of self term-limiting out of business anyway- either by votes or by pageviews. 2010 was just a preview, (emphasis mine) not a conclusion even accepting the standstill in the 2012 election."  SOURCE:  http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/johnransom/2012/12/30/on-obamacare-and-guns-we-wont-comply-n1476096/page/2

I think Mr. Ransom is right. 

A drive through my community and you will see a fresh crop of Gadsden flags sprouting from flagpoles and door posts all over the county, including the doorpost of my own home and office.  The Gadsden flag is the flag with the golden field and a coiled rattlesnake with bared fangs and the phrase:  "Don't tread on me."  It is quickly becoming the emblem of choice for those who intend sending the government a message. That message is clear.  "This far and no farther!  We've had our fill and we intend to fight back!"

Mr. Ransom refers to our resistance as non-compliance.  I would call it nullification. See, I believe, as did my Confederate ancestors, that every state has the power of nullification.  It is the states'-rights doctrine that a state can refuse to recognize or to enforce a federal law passed by the United States Congress. 

Americans are saddled with the damnable law called "Obamacare" that is going to strangle us to death financially and with smothering government intrusion into our lives, and very soon now, we are going to be slammed with all sorts of gun control laws that seek to disarm, neuter, geld, and make impotent the American citizen in the face of the government making him, for all intents and purposes, a slave of the government.

No matter how much the DPM (Democratic Propaganda Ministry), known as the Mainstream Media, reports on all the wonderful benefits of Obamacare the American citizen still hates it and wants it gone.  It is a horrible law and needs to be repealed in its entirety.

Frankly, I see no way short of states nullifying the law and standing up to the Congress -- as sovereign states -- and saying "Hell, NO!  We will NOT comply with your law!" 

Sometime a well placed metaphorical two by four applied skillfully, and with abundant force, to the head of the opposition will get their attention.  In the case of my Confederate ancestors the application of the two by four, over a couple of decades, still did not work and they had to take it to another level.  They dropped the metaphors and went physical.

A truism is a fact that stubbornly holds fast no matter the lies surrounding it.  One such truism you can always count on is this:  "Fools always rush in!"

With the Newtown Massacre I was counting backwards from ten waiting for the gun control fools to rush in.  Of COURSE they DID!  HOW could they NOT?  They are emotional people. They can not control themselves.  They are convinced -- to their core -- that THEY are so much more intelligent than you and I and THEY care so much more than you and I,  and that THEY have an obligation through "Noblize Oblige" to see that we do the right thing  -- even if they have to force us into it by weight of law.

Of COURSE it is the HEIGHT of hypocrisy.  But understand -- these people ARE hypocrites!  But they are dangerous hypocrites.

Blinded by their own arrogance and super-sized self esteem they have blundered into a realm where even angels fear to tread.  

Only those deprived of a modicum of good judgment would be so absolutely gullible as to believe they can force their brand of cowardice,  their ignorance of firearms, their fear of the appearance of certain weapons, their utter repugnance at the thought that another living human being may, just MAY, have the COURAGE to stand up for themselves and their fellowman by using a firearm in self-defense -- or in the defense of others -- would dream, even in a fevered Morpheus inspired nocturnal assignation, of forcing -- F O R C I N G -- mind you, their gun control laws on the people of the Old Confederacy.  (Did I mention that ONLY a FOOL would do this???)

Look.  There is a strong sense among citizens of this country that America is about to come apart at the seams.  The rush to arm one's self is as American as, well, using the gun to attain freedom and then using the gun to PRESERVE that freedom once it WAS attained.  It is "what we do."  It happens to be exactly what we are doing right now.

No one should be surprised when  confrontation(s) between federal and state law enforcement agencies become numerous.  Nor should anyone be surprised when shooting begins, as it indubitably will.  

If such laws are, indeed, passed citizens will demand that enforcement be overridden by either sovereign state nullification or state sponsored non-complianceIf the Congress does not finally come to its senses and wipe such offensive tripe from the US Code, I have concluded it is well within reason to expect a number of states to begin secession procedures.

I think it is prudent to issue a warning to our national legislators in the Congress that they are tip-toeing on extremely thin ice.  One can say, with no hesitation, a purge of Congress is in the offing in the next election cycle (in 2014) IF they insist on placing their political careers on the line -- and in jeopardy -- by foolishly aligning themselves with the gun control hysterics.

I must agree that the historic election of 2010 was, indeed, a preview of 2014, a prequel,  even.  The electorate is in no mood for additional hijinks by the Congress.  They are going to demand a reckoning, and they will begin at the ballot box.
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Tuesday

AMERIKA: The Police State ... J. D. Longstreet

AMERIKA:  The Police State
You Asked For This!  No. You Demanded it!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstree
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The old adage: "be careful what you ask for --  because YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT" is absolutely true when applied to America today.

More evidence that America is not just "becoming" a police state but is already deep into that brutal condition slapped me right in the face at the top of the Drudge report on the morning of November 20th, 2012.  The screaming headlines read:  "SENATE BILL LETS FEDS READ YOUR EMAIL."

Reading a bit farther and I learned the bill is even worse and more dangerous than the headlines would lead one to believe.   It actually allows allows the feds to read your e-mail WITHOUT FIRST OBTAINING A WARRANT!   And it gets worse.  It's not JUST your e-mail, either.

The "teaser" line to the article says: "Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans' e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files."  (emphasis mine!)

We recommend you read the entire article which you will find here:  http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57552225-38/senate-bill-rewrite-lets-feds-read-your-e-mail-without-warrants/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title

Welcome, Comrades, to the bold new "Obama World!" 

This is a "told you so" moment,  if there has ever been one.   And it is only going to get worse. But, hey.  This is what America said she wanted -- cradle to grave monitoring by the federal government.

The article goes on to say the following:  "A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans' e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, (emphasis added) giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law."

The " ... rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies -- including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission -- to access Americans' e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant. It also would give the FBI and Homeland Security more authority, in some circumstances, to gain full access to Internet accounts without notifying either the owner or a judge."  (Again -- Emphasis added)

The article by Declan McCullagh at CNET NEWS goes on to say:  "The list of agencies that would receive civil subpoena authority for the contents of electronic communications also includes the Federal Reserve, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Maritime Commission, the Postal Regulatory Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Mine Enforcement Safety and Health Review Commission."

More freedom and liberty -- gone!  Of course, there is a chance this bill will not clear the full Congress.  (It is due to come up for a vote in the Senate on Thursday, November 29th.)  But don't count on it.

Many Americans now believe we have a government out of control, a rogue government bent on sealing America off into a new form of police state, a leftist dictatorship with Obama at it's head as President for Life, or some such grandiose title.  For those who still do not grasp what is happening, maybe the veritable blizzard of Presidential Executive Orders about to bury America after January 20th, 2013, will convince them.  But I doubt it.

Whatever happened to the Constitution?  If you are not familiar with the US Constitution you are most likely in the majority of Americans today.  Those of us who DO remember when the US was a constitutional republic understand that this is more evidence that the US Government has abandoned the constitution in favor of a socialist dictatorship.

I know. I know.  It's not a police state -- until the police come for YOU!  Believe me -- they are coming.

A commenter on a blog asked recently:  "What on earth would give the people we elect to represent us the idea that we want to live in a society which is monitored and controlled to this extent?"   To this scribe the answer is clear: The people we elect.

The police state is not coming to America -- it's here.  It may be a form of a "soft" police state, but that won't last.  A nation cannot flirt with despotism.  America did in 2008 and it gave us the election of 2012 and unless the people of the nation rise up and state "ENOUGH" it will lead us to another even more powerful dictator -- if there is a change, at all, in the occupant of the Oval Office.  After all, when the government no longer feels constrained by the constitution -- anything is possible.

So, this is the way American freedom and liberty dies, huh?   We're going out with a whimper, not a war cry, on our knees rather than on our feet fighting like hell to protect our birthright.

In my naïveté, up 'til the election on Tuesday November 6th, I had thought my fellow Americans would make a fight of it.  On the following morning I was disabused of that deeply mistaken belief. It was as if the revolution had been called -- and nobody showed up!

I think Americans will be surprised at the rapidity with which the change-over from constitutional republic to socialist dictatorship will proceed.  The lightening speed of the transition is due to many decades of advance planning. 

Like the many executive orders now resting in a secure vault somewhere have been written, rewritten, and finessed, (even before the election) to expedite their issuance and enforcement early next year, the installation of America's socialist dictatorship was planned long ago. The foundation has long been laid.  Like a prefab building, all that remains is for the pieces to be set atop the foundation and bolted in place.

Now we are ALL just gawkers watching our prison being constructed right before our eyes.

© J. D. Longstreet
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Monday

Reaping The Whirlwind ... J. D. Longstreet

Reaping The Whirlwind
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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A whirlwind is a vertical column of air whirling around itself as it moves over the surface of the Earth.  Think about that for a moment.

Now.  Consider this:  "For they sow the wind; and they reap the whirlwind."  That is from the Old Testament book of Hosea chapter 8 verse 7.

Like so many of the conservative commentariat,  I am STILL trying to analyze why America deliberately decided to turn a corner, or choose a path, that will unquestionably lead to its own destruction.  

The choice to forsake a constitutional republic for a socialist, collectivist, Marxist, form of government is surreal.  It's like something from a bad science fiction movie in which the population is entirely controlled by some malevolent entity intent upon controlling the world.

I made a terrible mistake (concerning the recent Presidential Election) when I assumed the American people still had enough common sense, enough discernment, enough honor left to do the right thing

The American electorate proved me wrong.

Our ship of state was (is) (so obviously) headed toward the jagged rocks I assumed we would remove the less-than-adequate helmsman and replace him with a real mariner who would stir us away from certain destruction on the shoals and rocks. I was wrong. 

The reelection of Obama was a grand victory for ignorance.  It is the pay-off for years of indoctrination in our public schools.  The old Judeo-Christian ethics have been purged from our public education system in favor of secular humanism.  You can lay the blame for paving the way for it at the feet of our leftist, radical, Supreme Court and the Court's rulings from as far back as the 1960's. 

Abraham Lincoln is given credit for saying: "The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next."  Whoever said it -- it was spot on. 

If you, perhaps, thought those of us who warned for decades of the trouble ahead for America due to the secular (and even religious) humanism being taught in our public schools were just blowing smoke -- consider the following carefully: Expanding upon the role the public education establishment should play to bring about the goals described in the Humanist Manifesto II, John Dunphy wrote: "I am convinced that the battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers that correctly perceive their role as proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes and respects the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being...The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and new -- the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent with the promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of 'love thy neighbor' will finally be achieved."  SOURCE:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanist_Manifesto      

The generation of Americans who elected -- and then reelected -- Obama were graduates of this public school system.  They were programmed to act as automatons, to choose loyalty to the state over loyalty to God and their family.  They marched to the polls and did as they had been told, indeed, had been taught -- indoctrinated to do.

Author Ron Taylor, in his book  "Agenda 21: An Expose of the United Nations" in which he writes of  the  "Sustainable Development Initiative and the Forfeiture of American Sovereignty and Liberties" says the following:  "It is their stated goal...to steal one generation of children and teach them to place loyalty to the state above loyalty to family."

See, this generation knows almost nothing of American history.  They know next to nothing about the Judeo-Christian origin of America.  They are ignorant of our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights.  The only thing they know about capitalism and the American system of free markets is what they were taught -- that capitalism is bad.  They know far more about the benefits of Socialism and Marxism and "equality." 

"Those coming out of years of humanistic brainwashing masquerading as public education know little of the Bible, America's Christian origins and founding documents, and the blessings of free-market capitalism. Instead, they know a great deal about sex education, values clarification, moral relativism, Darwinian evolution, Socialism and Marxism, earth worship, multiculturalism, one-world globalism, Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, and appeasement foreign policy. Products of these schools comprised the Obama voters in 2012." 
SOURCE:  http://www.bibleprophecyblog.com/2012/11/there-arose-another-generation-after.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BibleProphecyBlog+%28Bible+Prophecy+Blog%29#                    

The definition of discernment is:  The cognitive condition of someone who understands.  It also means:  The trait of judging wisely and objectively.  We learned on November 6th that "discernment" is something that is "verging" on extinction in America today.  We no longer know our right hand from our left -- nor good from evil.  Thanks to moral relativism, better known as political correctness, modern Americans believe there is no such thing as good and evil, or right and wrong.  Everything is, well, relative. 

It no longer matters what scripture teaches us, what history teaches us, what experience teaches us, what common sense teaches us, nor what plain old morality teaches us. No.  Now it is -- how do I feel about it.  "I," and/or "Me," is at the center of their very existence. 

For a perfect example of this self-centered life, one has only to listen to one of our President's speeches.  Try to keep a running tally of the number of times the words "I" and "Me" and "MY" are spoken in a single address.  What is equally troubling is how effective the narcissism indoctrination of our young scholars has been.  For the most part, they don't even notice the over-abundant use of those personal pronouns "I" and "me" and the  "possessive" adjective "my,"  because,  to them, it's NORMAL!   How inexpressively sad that is.          

Some years ago, I left my church when I "discerned" it was swinging away from the Gospels and embracing the apostate teachings of the leftist political agenda.  Now, we have social justice, environmentalism, inclusiveness, tolerance, multiculturalism, all lovingly spoken of from the pulpits of our religious community. 

With all the respect I can muster for those of America's religious community who have sold out to mammon, allow me to ask:  Are you REALLY surprised that the leftist agenda you supported, and led your flocks to support, would come back to bite you?   As you have now learned, you cannot pick and choose which parts of the leftist agenda you will support and which parts you will not. It is all -- or nothing!

The reason so many are so concerned about the reelection of Obama is not JUST his Socialist/Marxist agenda only.  It is the sudden understanding that this was a culmination of all the work the progressive left has done in our schools and our churches since, at least, the late 1940's.

The progressive left has successfully created a hybrid American.
They have created a society wholly dependent  upon others for, well, everything.  Easily led these new Americans can be made to do, say, and believe anything their masters want.  They are the perfect slaves.  And they are self perpetuating.

Ultimately, it means the death of America -- the stabilizing force on the planet. Without America, chaos will reign on planet earth. 

THAT is why we are so troubled and upset by the results of the election.  Obama's reelection was the final step toward a single world-wide government or "global governance."

For many decades now we have diligently sown the wind.  Now, we shall reap the harvest from that which we have so blithely sown -- the whirlwind.  

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Sunday

A State Of Palestine Will Solve NOTHING! ... J. D. Longstreet

A State Of Palestine Will Solve NOTHING!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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If you think things are bad in the Middle East today, wait until there is a "state" of Palestine!

The creation of a Palestinian state will do nothing to bring stability to the region.  In fact, there will be more war, more instability, and more suffering.

A Palestinian state would effectively open up a front that starts ten miles from Tel Aviv and reaches 1,000 miles deep across the Arabian Peninsula to Teheran. That, alone, will be cause for Israel to go on their highest military alert and stay there 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In other words… all the time. 

The buffer zone Israel counts on to give her time to activate her reserves and get them mobilized will no longer exist.  That short period of time, so vital for the defense of Israel, will be gone.  Therefore, Israel will have no choice but to adopt what, for all practical purposes, will be a “state of war” as a normal, everyday, lifestyle.

And it won't just be Israel in the gun sights of the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians.  Little Jordan will be toast!

If you are among those who have bought into  the school of thought, which says Israel would be the first target of a Palestinian State military, then may we respectfully suggest that you "think again!"  

No.  The military minds have another thought on that.   They think Jordan will be Target One.  

Why?

Think about it for a moment.  Eighty percent of Jordan's population is made-up of those Arab refugees who call themselves Palestinians.  They HATE the Hashemite Kingdom. In fact, they tried to overthrow the little kingdom over 40 years ago -- in 1970.  

Think about this, also:  Jordan is the only  remaining moderate, western-oriented Arab state in the Middle East.  The Palestinian State cannot allow the continued existence of Jordan as it is today.  Nope.  Jordan has to be brought to heel.

Once Jordan has been taken back, effectively, to the 11h or 12th century, then the State of Palestine's military will be enlarged by the wholesale enlistment/conscription of those Palestinians already in Jordan -- THEN they can turn their attention -- and their guns -- on Israel.

What we can expect is a blood bath in the Middle East.  These so-called Palestinians are the people who personify HATE and teach it to their children less their vigor for killing Jews grows dim.  Even their children's textbooks teach hate!

Why is no one -- outside the world's banking community -- asking about Palestine's  preparations for taking it's place among the nations of the world?  It's a legitimate question and one, I think, for which the answer is chilling.

Don't you think the US and other countries should be asking if there has been any preparation for oh, say, industrialization for the new country of Palestine?  How far along are they on developing export markets?  And, for goodness sakes, we need to know if the government of Palestine has given any thought, at all, to negotiating trade arrangements with their next-door neighbor, Israel?

I think we all know the answer to every one of the above questions is… NO. 

So, it is safe, then, to assume that a state of Palestine would be racked with poverty,  which will require billions of dollars in foreign aid (A huge chunk of which will come from the taxpayers of the US) from which the chieftains of the new state of Palestine will bleed off their shares -- and get rich -- while piling up hordes of cash in numbered bank accounts far from the Middle East.

Creating a State of Palestine is, itself, a terrorist plot against the world.   The UN will be creating a second rogue state in the Middle East.  It would better be named "West Iran" than Palestine. The state of Palestine will be run from Tehran, owned and operated by the mad mullahs of Iran.

A Palestinian state will only ensure the continuation of war, terrorism, and bloodshed.  The one thing we can be sure it will NOT bring to the Middle East is… peace.

When one stands back and considers, as objectively as possible, the problems caused by recognizing a Palestinian state one can instantly see that the stage is being set for a massive regional war in the Middle East with Israel, Iran, the US, Russia, and China ALL involved. 


For my Christian brethren this may sound uncomfortably familiar.  Things happen in that part of the world when the ancient markers are moved -- or removed. 

Establishing a State of Palestine would not necessarily be the beginning.  It could, in fact, mark the end.

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Friday

Shout Racism And Stop The Debate! ... J. D. Longstreet

Shout Racism And Stop The Debate!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
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I've had it up to my lower eyelids with the left's tarring of everyone who does not agree with them as racists.

See, right THERE, I'm a racist!  OK.  So be it! 

I am convinced that shouting "racist" is a coward's device to evade having to put up or shut-up. It allows a coward to claim to have won an argument by silencing the opposition.    
Look, if you want to play in the big boy's league you gotta get rid of the thin skin -- no matter the color it happens to be.

I am a southern white male. I have been labeled a racist all my life and frankly, I have never really gotten used to it.  I learned to put up with it, and ignore it, as much as possible. But now that I have attained a, ahem, certain age, damned if I will hold my silence any longer.

Let me spell it out for you.  If you cannot debate your position without resorting to screaming "racist" then you need to look up the word "transference."  For those of you who have yet to master the use of a dictionary, transference, simply put, is when you call someone something that you, in fact, are.  Or, you accuse someone of holding and opinion, that you, in fact actually hold. (Ask any shrink.)  You are transferring your feelings onto your opposition.  Boil it all down and you get the school yard version:  "It takes one to know one!"

A very nice southern lady, one of or vaunted "steel magnolias" told me the other day, upon hearing the ladies of the Congressional Black Caucus refer to Senator John McCain (and others) racists, that she was sick of it.  She expressed her feelings ever so delicately to me by saying, "I think I'll puke!"

I wonder, do they have any idea how foolish they appear?  Or do they just not care?   It must be the latter.

Look, black folks in America are going to have to accept that they are no longer in the cat bird's seat.  They are no longer the number one minority in America.  That position is now owned by the Hispanics.  Guess which group will no receive the most attention now?  Uh-huh. 

African Americans are going to have to decide to either act like grown-ups or continue to kick the sides of their cribs for attention.  The latter is going to less effective every day.

The black community in America needs better leadership.  If you really want to know who is "keeping you down" -- look to your own leadership.  Requesting a UN affiliated group to monitor US election? Indeed!  Did you think we wouldn't resent the heck out of that move?  Oh, I wonder if those monitors were monitoring Congressman  Allen West's loss in Florida?  Huh?     

White America is tired, broke, and more than a little disgruntled.  We're in no mood for the childish game of name-calling. 

Now, for those of you, especially in the NFM (Non-Fox Media), who swore paradise had been found when America elected its first black President -- going so far as to refer to our era as "Post Racist America" --  how foolish do you feel now, huh? 

Racism is not confined to one skin color. Anyone who tries to convince you otherwise is full of it -- or has an agenda.  I vote for the latter. 

Look at the so-called "poverty-pimps"  who seem to find every TV camera and microphone in the continental USA when there is a disturbance between people of the white persuasion and people of  the black persuasion. I'll refrain from giving them more publicity by referring to them by name. You already KNOW who they are.

Only a fool believes racism can be wiped out.  As long as there has been more than one race on this planet there has been racism -- and there always will be.  It is the nature of the beast.  We tend to fear and distrust those not like us.  It is a defensive mechanism.  Nature wired us that way to help us survive in a cruel world.

We have worked for millenia to overcome that natural inclination.  Sometimes we are successful.  But most of the time we are not.  So, we learn to live with it as best we can.  It's what civilized people do.

Now,  having said all the above, it is my opinion that as long as folks continue to point fingers and shout racism at other folks, regardless of skin color, the tension between the races will continue to peg the needle on the tension meter.

So far as America being in a Post Racism Era, that's hogwash.  Race relations in America today are not that far removed from what they were in the 1960's.  Deal with it!

As far as Obama being black, or half black, (whatever!) I could not care less.  Heck, I might even like the guy! I doubt it! But lightening does strike occasionally!  It's his politics I disagree with, his political philosophy, his socialist agenda, all that.

There is a very good chance that Mr. Obama will be the last black President America has for a very long time.  The political left has so threatened everyone else with the "racism sobriquet" that no one wants to go through that abuse again by electing another black person to that high office.

The point is -- shouting racism to get your way has a downside. It not only makes you look stupid, it also convinces people who know better, that you are. And it will come back to bite you. 

The "Estrogen Brigade" of the Congressional Black Caucus would do well to consider (in future) what they are going to say BEFORE stepping before cameras and microphones -- and making fools of themselves.  As Lincoln is supposed to have said:  "It is better to remain silent and and allow people to think you a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."   Harken, ladies, harken!

© J. D. Longstreet
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