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Obama Blames Slavery For The Looting In Ferguson, MO

From Mediaite:

Obama on Ferguson: ‘I Have to Be Careful About Not Pre-Judging Events’

By Tina Nguyen | August 18, 2014

While Barack Obama may have his own personal feelings towards the death of Michael Brown and the deterioration of order in Ferguson, Mo., he took pains during his press conference today to stress that he is, first and foremost, the President of the United States, and that the investigation in Brown’s death is still in progress.

In other words, Obama refused to condemn the rioting and the looting because he is the President of all of us. Including rioters and looters. And since he must love all of his children equally, he cannot condemn their behavior.

Besides, they all have good excuses. They are disadvantaged. And their ancestors were once slaves.

“I have to be very careful about not prejudging events before these investigations are completed, because these are issues of local jurisdiction,” he said during a Q&A during a press conference, in which he announced that he was sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson on Wednesday. “The [Department of Justice] works for me, and when they’re conducting an investigation, I have to make sure I don’t look like I’m putting my thumb on the scales one way or the other.”

Thank goodness our great leader is so circumspect. Heaven knows he has never pre-judged before. Like in the case of his would-be son, Trayvon.

Speaking generally, though, he said that as President, he could address the root causes of this violence:

The desire for nice things without having to work for them? Funny, but he doesn’t even mention that.

Part of the ongoing challenge of perfecting our union has involved dealing with communities that feel left behind; who, as a consequence of tragic histories, often find themselves isolated, often find themselves without hope, without economic prospects. You have young men of color who are more likely to end up in jail, or the criminal justice system, than they are to end up in a good job or college.

It sure sounds like slavery is the root cause. ("As a consequence of tragic histories.") And it sure sounds like Mr. Obama is making excuses for these looters because their ancestors were slaves 150 years ago.

Part of my job that I can do without any potential conflicts is to get at those root causes. Now, that’s a big project. We’ve been trying to carry it out for a couple of centuries, and we’ve made a lot of progress, but we haven’t made enough progress…

In other words, Obama believes he can solve the problem of people stealing stuff by giving them more stuff, so they won’t have to steal so much.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Obama Blames Slavery For The Looting In Ferguson, MO”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Roger Simon over at PJM has clearly stated that it’s LBJ’s fault.

    Interestingly, before I read his column this morning, I came to the same conclusion last night. In 1964/65, Johnson was quoted as saying he’d have the “nigras” (as he pronounced it) voting democrat for the next hundred years. Not an exact quote but it’s out there, somewhere.

    By convincing the blacks they are, indeed, victims 24/7/365, and by their 90% subscription to that line of “thinking”, they are, in effect, stunted both politically and professionally. By giving them everything and removing the stigma of having to work for a good life, it has also removed the responsibility issue.

    For—A person will only take care of/protect that which is theirs if they earned it. That includes family, personal belongings, and their own character. Thus, by removing the incentive to earn anything, they care little about same.

    So, the next issue to arise is the warped interpretation of “injustice” and what’s “fair”.

    I am not surprised that huge segments of any population can carry on a perpetually skewed rationale. I mean, after all, look at islam. Also, look at black “culture” that glorifies killing cops, beating women up, taking drugs and being a thug.

    Yeah….and—-wow. (in a sick-to-my-stomach sort of way).

    The solution, if there is one, will take at least three times as long as the 50 years it took to get here.

    For a black person,

    OJ was innocent
    Trayvon was sweet little boy
    Brown was just walking home from his grandma’s house and wasn’t bothering anyone.

    But beyond that, the blacks have intentionally segregated themselves in their actions, their words (ebonics? oh, please), their thinking and their attitude.

    They have, for the last fifty years been taught (and believe) that white people want to suppress them, keep them from succeeding and steal from them. Seems the democrats have mastered the art of kissing their asses while preventing them from leaving the lower caste.

    As Simon pointed out, the democrats don’t mind a rich black, so long as they stay on the plantation of oppression and victimhood. But people like Condoleeza Rice, Ben Carson, Allen West, etc. are to be derided and scolded for not being “down with the struggle”.

    I honestly thought that old story would die out by the time I reached middle age because it was such BS. But….I never counted on the likes of the socialist machine needing that narrative so badly to perpetuate their power.

    So we are now in the profit-sharing aspect of LBJ’s “Great Society”.


    • Astravogel says:

      If I may add to your distinguished list, that Acting White Tom, Thomas Sowell. He
      is the anathema to the victimhood of the hoods in the hood, and they didn’t build their hoods.

    • captstubby says:

      rusty, those quotes have been used in these books,
      the exact ones escape me at this time.

      when LBJ
      was a Senator:

      “These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference. For if we don’t move at all, then their allies will line up against us and there’ll be no way of stopping them, we’ll lose the filibuster and there’ll be no way of putting a brake on all sorts of wild legislation. It’ll be Reconstruction all over again.”

      “I’ll have the ni**ers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”

      The Years of Lyndon Johnson
      Robert Caro

      The Path to Power (1982) covers Johnson’s life up to his failed 1941 campaign for the United States Senate.
      Means of Ascent (1990) commences in the aftermath of that defeat and continues through his election to that office in 1948.
      Master of the Senate (2002) chronicles Johnson’s rapid ascent and rule as Senate Majority Leader.
      The Passage of Power (2012) details the 1960 election, LBJ’s life as vice president, the JFK assassination and his first days as president.
      In November 2011, Caro announced that the full project had expanded to five volumes with the fifth requiring another two to three years to write. It will cover Johnson and Vietnam, the civil rights era, his decision not to run in 1968, and eventual retirement.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    Urban Blacks pre-Great Society – http://goo.gl/7O9YWk

    Urban Blacks courtesy of Great Society – http://goo.gl/RkwhXG

    Next question

  3. mr_bill says:

    “The [Department of Justice] works for me, and when they’re conducting an investigation, I have to make sure I don’t look like I’m putting my thumb on the scales one way or the other.”

    No, nerobama, the DoJ doesn’t work for you. It’s supposed to work for the American people. In a sane world, the DoJ would have been indicted under RICO statutes already for the ongoing criminal enterprise it has become under your esteemed “leadership.”

  4. Reality Bytes says:

    Bach in the ’60’s before all this my old man befriended the first black (the officially approved* term of the period) man ever to serve within the state’s university system. Having grown up in the Bronx, which usually meant going to the YMCA in Spanish Harlem (cause that was high class compared the neighborhood my Dad came from). The basketball courts, ball fields & locker rooms at the Y were integrated because everyone was the same. They were all poor.

    So, while this young black professional attained such a high status, he was not shunned but not accepted into the social circles of the time; unless you count (1) invites to very public, very liberal events but never to anyone of their homes & (2) my Dad always taking wanting to take him to lunch; in front of everyone to see can you imagine that; mostly because Pop didn’t see the difference.

    One of my all time favorite lines came from when my father told this man that if he were black, he’d be the most racist guy out there.

    Dad’s friend looked at him & calmly replied, “Ray, if you could be black just one Saturday night, you’d never want to be black again.”

    We lost something along the way. You can have class and still celebrate our differences. They’re what made our country so great in spite of our short comings. At the end of the day, there is no difference. At least not from 35,000 looking down from Air Force One there isn’t. We’re all the same & need to be put in our place & the sooner the better it is for the elitist class.

  5. Portlandia says:

    @ Rusty Shackleford — “They (blacks) have, for the last fifty years been taught (and believe) that white people want to suppress them, keep them from succeeding and steal from them. Seems the democrats have mastered the art of kissing their asses while preventing them from leaving the lower caste”.
    Amen, in addition if not somewhat off topic, American blacks are the most racist individuals that I have ever met. I am half asian half white and I can say that in the late 70s/early 80s (when the boat people came over to the Pacific NW) I experienced racism mostly from blacks. God help me, but I don’t have any sympathy for their cries of racism. American Blacks seem to hate everyone — whites (of course), hispanics, asians, and even other blacks ( they’re too light-skinned or they’re too dark skinned)….pathetic.

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