Somewhat predictably, Juan Williams tells us that the senseless murder of the Australian baseball player in Duncan, Oklahoma should not be made into “racial politics”.
Williams makes some very excellent points about the glorification of “Thug Life” and the decline and dissolution of Black families (as well as white and hispanic ones). But Williams misses the point entirely. He misses it so widely that one has to wonder if it is deliberate obtuseness on his part.
What is the cause of the outrage is not “revenge” for the shooting of Trayvon Martin, but the despicable and all-encompassing double standard set in place by the very racial politics Williams asks US not to play. Williams claims no racial motive to the killing.
Would he say so if a white teen pulled the trigger on a black man, and that white teen had been found to have expressed his hate for 90% of black people? I don’t think so, and if Williams is honest, he would say the same.
Williams does acknowledge PART of the double standard. And he is right, even insightful, in doing so.
Today too many in the mainstream media do not report on black-on-white crime or even black-on-black crime because it disrupts the liberal narrative of African Americans as victims and whites as the historical perpetrators of racial crime.
The thinking is if Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton don’t hold protests over it, it must not be a major issue or a real problem for the black community.
What Juan Williams misses, perhaps intentionally, is the “elephant in the room”. Or, in this case, donkey. We are used to the blatherings and ravings of detestable bigots like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, and the inane, ill-informed vituperations of Hollywood half-wits. We recognize the extreme liberal bent and double standard of the mainstream news media, who uses its agenda to shape every word they broadcast or print.
The problem with Williams’ misplaced warnings is that the racial vitriol of Sharpton and Jackson and the legion of ignorant, ill-spoken pseudo-celebrities of Hip-Hop and Rap, and the double standard of a fundamentally dishonest news media, has gotten official endorsement
from the Obama Administration, indeed, from the President himself. He, and his Attorney General Eric Holder have injected themselves into countless incidents in their eagerness to play the racial politics that Williams decries. The incident in Cambridge with Obama’s personal friend
(and race-baiter) Henry Louis Gates, where Obama called the very proper actions of a white officer “stupid”. The refusal of Holder to investigate and seek prosecution of minority (read: black) criminals is well-known in the Justice Department. Don’t believe me? Believe him, then
. I doubt even Juan Williams is ready to admit that the New Black Panther Party isn’t about race.
Then, of course, there is the Zimmerman-Martin case. Amidst deliberate attempts to deceive and misinform on the part of the media (MSNBC altering the audio of a 911 call is just one example), Obama opens his mouth to tell us the sympathy for the victim, largely based on race. “If I had a son…” Eric Holder’s comments on and off the record, and his expressed desire to pursue civil rights charges despite the FBI investigation finding no racial motive, come on the heels of an acquittal of the defendant in a jury trial. Mister Due Process himself. (Isn’t he the guy that wants secret deliberations for assassinating Americans without charge?) And there are others, if those stark examples were not shameful enough.
That, Mr. Williams, is racial politics. Now, when a white man is shot and killed by a black youth who has expressed his racial hatred a number of times, there are crickets from those politicians. Not a word. Because, to our President, and to the senior law enforcement official in this country, it IS about race. Their bigotry, and their official endorsement of the race-baiters that contribute to inflaming racial tensions, is laid bare for all who care to take an honest look at the character of these men. It isn’t pretty. One can be virtually certain that, had a white teen pulled the trigger to shoot a young black man in the back, and then have been found to have expressed his racial hatred over and over again beforehand, somehow the President and the Attorney General would have already made ample comment on the incident, expressing racial solidarity with the victim and calling for yet another “national conversation”.
Let’s not play “racial politics”? Way too late for that, Mr. Williams. We have had more than four years of racial politics, driven from the very top of our Government. And if you want to know who is to blame for that? Look no further than our President and Attorney General.