21st Century Wire says…
Barack Obama continued to stoke the flames of ‘racial divide’ during a Friday afternoon press conference at the White House, opting to discard the lifeless body of Trayvon Martin, in favor of himself as the true victim in this whole event. It was a bizarre and self-indulgent fantasy, one that only a highly capable narcissist could revel in:
“You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son,” he said. “Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”
This was an incredibly irresponsible statement coming from the commander-in-chief, one that was poised to illicit a negative reaction.
In the days following the Zimmerman verdict, the US President did the right thing by not provoking the racially charged rage that was already burning across America. Choosing instead, to remain silent. Even his harshest critics applauded him for taking the stately route.
That goodwill did not last long.
As the week went on and the verdict had a chance to sink in, Obama began feeling the heat from both African-American and politically correct white pundits on MSNBC, as well as the NAACP, and of course, political advisor-cum-street agitator – he of Freddie’s Fashion Mart fame, Al Sharpton.
This was all the impetus the community-organizer-n-chief Obama needed to hypnotize the public with a race-baiting plea, instead of condemning the Sharpton’s “bash mobs” that have been popping up all over the country.
In what could have been a defining moment for the President to unify the public after violent reprisals, quickly turned into a shallow cheap shot, designed to misdirect and create guilt. Instead, it became a press conference that simply hit the reset button on gun control legislation, while sparking old tensions over ‘engineered‘ racial divide.
Obama’s political rhetoric, was equaled by the media prejudice from Chris Matthews of the show HARD BALL. Matthews, was in a panel discussion with former RNC chairman Michael Steele and Vice President of NBC Val Nicholas, where he proceeded to apologize to blacks on behalf of whites over past racism.
Below is video with Chris Matthews, that illustrates the kind of politically correct collective liberal guilt propaganda – that is constantly, and deliberately, used to polarize the political scene in America. Watch:
The full quote of Matthew’s apology for ‘white people’ over racism is seen here:
“We gotta continue this conversation gentlemen, privately and on television. I mean a lot of people out there, I’ll just tell you one thing and I’m speaking now for all white people but especially people who’ve tried to change the last 50 or 60 years and they, a lot of them have really tried to change and I’m sorry for this stuff.”
On the show The FIVE, host Greg Gutfeld, had this to say in response to Matthews white-guilt-complex:
“See all white liberal guilt does is create symbolic inaction to alleviate the guilt of the white liberal, or worse, creating real action that hurts.”
Gutfeld, is seen putting this into a more focused point of view, explaining the dynamic of ‘white guilt’ that is projected on to the public. The media prefers to divide, rather than discuss the real issues facing American inner cities, such as the rise in black on black crime.
In an article by Crystal Wright of the Guardian, titled “Beyond George Zimmerman: where’s the outrage about black-on-black crime”, she points out some of the statistics that are ignored by the media and this administration:
“Why aren’t so-called black leaders outraged and marching over the recent shooting rampage in Chicago. During the 4 July holiday weekend, including the Wednesday leading up to it, 62 people were wounded by gun violence in Chicago and 12 others killed. The holiday shooting spree raised Chicago’s homicide tally to 200 for the year. Last year about 500 people were killed, and most of those killing and being killed in Chicago are black. According to the Chicago Tribune, “blacks make up about 33% of the city’s population, they accounted for nearly 78% of the homicide victims through the first six months of 2012.”
These shocking statistics should prompt Obama, Sharpton, Jackson and other black leaders who have demanded ‘justice for Trayvon‘ to also speak out against the abhorrent violence in Chicago.
Has the true political agenda of these ‘charlatans’ and ‘confidence men’ finally been exposed?
The race politics used by this administration and the media have perverted the work of legendary civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King jr.and global icons such as Nelson Mandela, both of whom did much to repair the socially engineered racial tension we still face today.
Any bloodshed at the hands of ‘vigilante Trayvon mobs’ should be the responsibility of those who of have sought to politicize the tragedy from the very beginning.
The White House press conference was a new low for the US president, a president, that has bottomed out in terms of his public appeal. Obama has been plagued by scandals and back door trade deals, while continuing to manipulate public perception over the rule of law. He has debased and reduced America, into a black and white argument.
The failing president characterized Trayvon Martin’s death as one that only African-American communities could understand: “when you think about why in the African-American community at least, there’s a lot of pain around what happened here.”
Obama’s message appears to also suggest that any attack on Trayvon is also an attack on him.
This is modern class warfare , one that has disguised its true intentions, eroding national sovereignty through a series of upheavals, emerging to take away our rights.
Obama’s approach to salvaging his presidential legacy, is not that dissimilar to a parasite feeding off of its host, programmed to survive at all costs, even if it eventually causes the death of that host.
Below is the New York Times article detailing how the US President Obama’s has used the Trayvon-Zimmeran event as a race pulpit…
In the Wake of Zimmerman Verdict, Obama Makes Extensive Statement on Race in America
New York Times
By Mark Landler and Michael D. Shear
A jury on Saturday found George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, not guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Mr. Martin in early 2012. The verdict haselicited marches and protests across the country, although there has been little violence. The killing of Mr. Martin, an unarmed black teenager, ignited a national debate on racial profiling and civil rights.
President Obama, making a surprise appearance on Friday in the White House briefing room to address the verdict in the Trayvon Martin killing, spoke in personal terms about the experience of being a black man in the United States, trying to put the case in the perspective of African-Americans. They were Mr. Obama’s most extensive comments on race since 2008, and his most extensive as president.
“I think it’s important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that — that doesn’t go away,” Mr. Obama said in the briefing room. “There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me.”
Mr. Obama issued a statement shortly after the verdict. But on Friday, he talked more broadly about his own feelings about the verdict and the impact it has had among African-Americans. “You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son,” he said. “Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”
He added: “I don’t want to exaggerate this, but those sets of experiences inform how the African-American community interprets what happened one night in Florida. And it’s inescapable for people to bring those experiences to bear.”
Mr. Obama also said he and his staff were examining policy options, and he raised questions about the wisdom of laws like Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.