by Yvette Carnell
Last week a racist degenerate named Dylann Roof walked into Emanuel AME church and blew away nine black members. After a manhunt that spanned two states, Roof was apprehended, but not before being taken to Burger King for a sumptuous snack.
Roof’s expression of racial hatred was not a first. Fact is, there have been over a dozen attacks on black churches in the last two decades alone. So in the aftermath of this massacre, blacks were rightfully outraged, not just at the slayings, but also the terrorist’s fast food meal, the lack of “hope and change”, the Confederate flag, and that Roof was taken into custody unharmed, while John Crawford and Tamir Rice had both been pumped full of bullets while holding toy guns.
This is more than enough to leave the black community, and any community not devoid of empathy, seething with rage. We have a black president, numerous other black faces in high places, black millionaires, and even a couple of billionaires, but the strength [of?] white supremacy is still mightier than any black fist you’ve ever punched into the air.
Our self-loathing black president is himself an eager tool of the one percent’s status quo.
Even as Obama gathered with mourners today, there is probably a drone buzzing above the heads of brown people in some Middle Eastern country, as they too, like the nine lost in Charleston, wonder what they did to deserve their fate. When it comes to fighting brown-on-white terrorism, however, Obama is clear and uncompromising:
“We will never erase the evil that lies in the hearts of some human beings, nor stamp out every danger to our open society. But what we can do — what we must do — is dismantle networks that pose a direct danger to us, and make it less likely for new groups to gain a foothold,” Obama said in 2013 during a speech on drones.
In America though, Obama can’t be bothered to even try to tackle systemic racism, and his Justice Department hasn’t made white supremacist hate groups enemy number one either. The KKK, a terrorist organization that once dismantled black life by turning it into black death, still gets marching permits for the town square. So it should come as no surprise that Obama’s response to home grown terror fell to the level of perfunctory religiosity and entertaining antics.
At the eulogy podium for Rev. Clementa Pinckney today, Obama appeared more interested in applying the balm to soothe the black community’s upset than once and for all putting racist groups and impediments to black success out to pasture. Not anger, not even righteous indignation, would work its way into Obama’s eulogy speech.
With a saccharine chorus of “Amazing Grace”, Obama took the Black Community in his arms and gave us the equivalent of a conciliatory, “there, there” pat on the head. Give Obama his due: He knows how to handle the blacks.
Don’t Look Now, But Barack “Amazing Grace” Obama Just Sang the Black Community Back to Sleep
President Obama did exactly what he needed to do to calm the restless Negroes:
1.) Encourage black people to keep forgiving:
“The alleged killer could have never anticipated the way the families of the fallen would respond when they saw him in court in the midst of unspeakable grief, with words of forgiveness. He couldn’t imagine that.”
2. Cheer on Republicans for their mostly symbolic gestures:
“It’s true a flag did not cause these murders. But as people from all walks of life, Republicans and Democrats, now acknowledge, including Governor Haley, whose recent eloquence on the subject is worthy of praise…”
3. Call for another useless conversation on poverty instead of action to combat it:
“Perhaps we see that now. Perhaps this tragedy causes us to ask some tough questions about how we can permit so many of our children to languish in poverty…”
4. And sprinkle it with a jab about racial bias and black names:
Maybe we now realize the way a racial bias can infect us even when we don’t realize it so that we’re guarding against not just racial slurs but we’re also guarding against the subtle impulse to call Johnny back for a job interview but not Jamal…
5. Oh! And Obama sang, because there’s nothing black folk love more than a sangin’ black president.
It is a painful irony, that Obama’s best week comes only a week after nine black people were slain while worshiping.
Furthermore, John Newton, the writer of “Amazing Grace”, was a slave trader for more than two decades, so I guess the song was fitting. I’m not proud of you, Mr. Obama, but Newton is probably grinning in his grave.
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