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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The False Narrative

The False Narrative

I was listening to the Chris Plante radio show the other morning on the way to work and was intrigued by his take on the appearance before Congress by the Director of the US Secret Service, Mark Sullivan, in regard to the White House State Dinner interlopers, Michaele and Tareq Salahi.  

While poor security at the White House is a serious matter, it wasn’t the party crashers that caught the attention of Mr. Plante.  No, Chris focused on the question by liberal Democratic Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton that was posed to Mr. Sullivan.  Her question was designed to make a point.  She said something to the effect of, “Isn’t it true that President Obama has received four times the number of death threats at this point in his Administration than any other President?”  This number, “four times” has often been quoted by big media.  Representative Norton clearly asked the question in order to reinforce the point that the US is a racist nation.  

The Congresswoman must have been stunned when the Director responded – No, the number of threats are “at the same level as it was” during the two previous administrations.  

Like Chris Plante, I too had heard the media report a number of times that President Obama had received four times as many death threats as any previous president at this point in his presidency.  I accepted it as a sad reality that America is still a racist nation.  After all, this was an objective measurement of racism in our nation.  The only thing that separated President Obama from Bush and Clinton was, on the face of it, the color of his skin.

And didn’t the White House accuse the tea party folks and the town hall meeting folks of racism?  I doubted the latter, but wasn’t their view at least minimally supported by the objective measurement of death threats against this President?
But it wasn’t true!  The White House knew it, but instead of clearing up this falsehood, they perpetuated it and embraced it.  Apparently it was part of a widespread false narrative that is vital to the powerful grip the Democrats have on black American voters.  It is, in fact, something the Democrats and liberals generally treat as absolute gospel.  It is shouted from CNN and MSNBC and treated as truth by The New York Times and The Washington Post.  It is undisputed fact according to CBS, NBC, and ABC.

In fact, talk to any liberal and you will find an almost fanatical belief that America is a terrible, racist nation.  But, clearly on the basis of the objective fact that President Obama has had no more death threats than any other previous President, belies the narrative that America is a racist nation.

You and I have been conned, the American people have been conned and most hurtful of all, black Americans in particular have been conned.  This is a scam that makes Bernie Madoff look like a piker.

The truth is out.  The ruse is over.  Yet, liberals are in denial.  Democratic politicians aren’t just in denial, they choose to maintain this false mantra because if the truth gets out their death lock on the black community will be gone.  Without 95% of the black vote, the Democrats will be gone as a national power.

But perhaps the Democrats have nothing to worry about.  Facts be damned.  I’m sure that you and I can count on a continued narrative from the liberal news media and the Democratic politicians that America is a racist nation.

That is not to say that there is no racism in America.  That would be like saying there is no sin in America.  Fallen men will always succumb to finding a reason to hate.  After all, that’s what racism is, hatred.

Nevertheless, accusing a group of Americans of racism just because they are members of another political party or advocate limited government, a government of laws, and adherence to the US Constitution, is a slander equally bad as racism itself.

The Democrats and liberals in the media will continue to lie to the American people, and especially to black Americans because it suits their narrative and because their grip on political power depends on it.

They conveniently leave out of the narrative the fact that it was Democrats who tried to block passage of Civil Rights legislation and it is the Democrats who have a former member of the Klu Klux Klan as a sitting US Senator.  

They seek not a colorblind society where, as Dr. King sought, men and women are not judged by the color of their skin, but by the quality of their character.  No, they seek a color conscious society that enables them to keep and expand their power over the lives of all citizens.

But the sands of time are running out on that misguided strategy.  It is a political house of cards that is sure to collapse.  In many ways black America is much more in tune with conservatives than with liberals.  

They oppose abortion, they support school prayer, they seek quality education, they cherish freedom and opportunity, and yes, they support lower taxes.  But as long as they still believe that America is racist, and conservatives in general are racist, they will not support Republican candidates.  How much longer can the Democrats and their allies in the news media sustain this false narrative?  Only time will tell.  But, indeed, it is just a matter of time.

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