Hypocrisy and Racism (My Rant for Today)

Posted: January 27, 2012 in Articles, Constitution, Freedom, government, Politics
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I haven’t ranted in a while so here it is for today.

There is a lack of integrity that exists in America when what one man does is wrong but when another does it it’s right. 

I have been consistent in my critique’s against both the Bush and Obama administration but it seems to me that it’s okay for this President to do whatever he wants to do as long as he is “black” and our community will support him though he is doing many of the same things that the so-called  “white” politicians do.

In my experience many politicians are more loyal to their party and their agenda than to the people that they are supposed to serve and I find this to be true to many of the democrats, republicans, and judiciary that we have in office today.  Anyone that has the nerve to say that my words are untrue can save your comments because if you cannot find the integrity to complain about this President for increasing the debt as Pres Bush did you are a hypocrite.

If you cannot find the integrity to criticize this Pres for growing government, illegal wiretaps, shady business deals, making us more dependent on foreign oil, saying one thing and doing another, not taking responsibility for the people who he hired when they do something wrong (Eric Holder and others), crony capitalism, in bed with big business, being in the 1%, partisan rhetoric, taking money from big oil, starting military conflicts (Libya), hiding government data from the public, campaign contributions from big banks, campaign contributions from Wall Street, secret meetings with big business, and the list goes on and on. 

All of these things that were repeated day in and day out during the Bush administration as travesties of justice, even by this President I might add but now it seems that a lot of people have amnesia and it is suddenly okay to do these things.  It’s one thing to recognize the history of President Obama’s election to the highest office in the land but it is another to as free citizens not criticize his administration just because we are the same skin color or belong to the same party affiliation that he belongs to. 

Many of you know the disdain that I have for Speaker Boehner and many of the Republican elites and I criticize those goons as much as I do the President because they ALL are damaging this country and it is “We the people” that are the losers.

I find it laughable that many of the black folk that I know call anyone that critiques President Obama negatively racist when them themselves openly critiqued President Bush negatively and would’ve slapped someone for calling them a racist.  Many of these same people often talk negatively about other races, and will talk about a white person like a dog even when they have never spoken to them to find out anything about them. 

The word “wetback” is blatantly bantered about in the black community and is ignorantly used in reference to most of Hispanic decent while we hide behind the issue of race as if it was our shield instead of God.

I love my heritage as an American Black Man and I am proud of the history that we have contributed to this country and our way of life yet lately I find myself discouraged that so many people have devolved into supporting this President just because he is black for it makes us more of the racist than the actual racists (same to the white folk, Asian folk, Italian, etc., when they support someone just because they are the same race).

We need to get past this race thing and judge our politicians honestly for what they accomplish and not because of their race or political party affiliation. 

When we do this America will be stronger and this nation will again take it’s place as the leader of the world.

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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Comments
  1. Amen to that…..

    The worst thing we could do to our community is to blindly follow any one person because they are black!!! Being a person of color is just one mechanism of disenfranchisement. Obama is black, yes, but he too is privileged. He doesn’t have to worry about whether is children eat or not, whether he’ll be employed tomorrow or whether he can pay his bills. One thing that unfortunately is often overlooked in our community are these other factors that determine our consciousness: whether you are male or not, rich or not, educated or not, employed or not, better spoken, better breed, better colored? These are all mechanisms that undo our collective progression. The further removed from the idealistic perception of a white, male, rich, educated American, the more you become conscious because you see the broader picture. Poverty, black plight, sexism, children left behind.

    We do ourselves a huge disservice, forgetting the many mechanisms to divide us. We have to be critical not only of those who don’t understand our plight but even with ourselves.

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