Black People : The Scourge Persists- Bob Herbert

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    The Scourge Persists By BOB HERBERT [​IMG]

    Did we really need Jimmy Carter to tell us that racism is one of the driving forces behind the relentless and often scurrilous attacks on President Obama? We didn’t know that? As John McEnroe might say, “You can’t be serious.”
    “There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president,” said Mr. Carter. I guess he was aiming his remarks at those who contended when Mr. Obama was elected that we had achieved some Pollyannaish postracial society. But it’s hard to imagine, after all the madness and vitriol of the past few months, that anyone still believes that.
    For many white Americans, Barack Obama is nothing more than that black guy in the White House, and they want him out of there. (Mr. Carter knows a little something about kowtowing to that crowd. During his presidential campaign in 1976, he blithely let it be known that he had no problem with residents “trying to maintain the ethnic purity of their neighborhoods,” and he tossed around ugly terms like “black intrusion” and “alien groups.” He later apologized.)
    More than three decades later we have Sherri Goforth, an aide to a Republican state senator in Tennessee sending out a mass e-mail of a cartoon showing dignified portraits of the first 43 presidents, and then representing the 44th — President Obama — as a spook, a cartoonish pair of white eyes against a black background.
    When a gorilla escaped from a zoo in Columbia, S.C., a longtime Republican activist, Rusty DePass, described it on his Facebook page as one of Michelle Obama’s ancestors.
    Among the posters at last weekend’s gathering of conservative protesters in Washington was one that said, “The zoo has an African lion and the White House has a lyin’ African.”
    These are bits and pieces of an increasingly unrestrained manifestation of racism directed toward Mr. Obama that is being fed by hate-mongers on talk radio and is widely tolerated, if not encouraged, by Republican Party leaders. It’s disgusting, and it’s dangerous. But it’s the same old filthy racism that has been there all along and that has been exploited by the G.O.P. since the 1960s...."
     
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    black people did not need to hear that as we already know. carter is speaking to white people.
    i'm happy that he did so.
     
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    Tru'dat.

    However, I would ask bob herbert if carter needed our permission/blessing to say what he had said.
     
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    The funders, founders and supporters of the renewded global white supremacy

    such as Paul Volcker, of the Pilgrim's Society
    George Soros, emisary for the Rothschilds
    Zbigniew Brzezinski Rockeffelor apointed creator of the Trilateral Commision
    Larry Summers CFR
    Bob Gates CFR
    Jim Jones CFR
    former IMF members
    former Federal Reserve chiefs
    former Goldman Sachs magnates

    and other advisors or members of the president's administration

    had known about the public grassroots white reaction to a Black man being in charge of the so called USA, just as much as they kew the reaction of these folks to a Black boss on thier job,
    since Obama was at Harvard.

    I think the message should be clear to the national Black community regarding what we as a people must be prepared to do for our economic
    prosperity and survival.

    Racism and the manipulation of racist propaganda are a tool of state craft to be turned on and off

    controling large numbers of people

    Saint Maurice was not denegrated in Germany but revered

    but hundreds of years later, the SS wanted to wipe out all folks Black like him,

    today Obama had more cheers in Germany then any where else and most of us here have friends and family that enjoyed thier stay in Germany

    so it is a sociological switch, that is turned off and on for the bnefit of the oligarchy
     
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