July 19, 2010
A War amongst OurselvesBy Pamela Geller
It is becoming increasingly clear to anyone paying attention that the seeds of division are being sown with increased vigor by Obama's shadowy machine.
America, in her naïveté and eternal hopefulness, thought that electing Barack Hussein Obama would be the final chapter on race in America and would hammer the last nail into a well-deserved coffin for the divisive racial narratives that demagogues and provocateurs have used for so long to tear down this country. Little did America know that Barack Obama was the candidate of exactly those demagogues and provocateurs.
In a stunning reversal of decades of progress and harmony, during which spokesmen from the hate fringe like Louis Farrakhan were cast outside the realm of decent society, Obama's presidency has ushered in the era of the hater. In the new doublespeak, hate is good.
And every single good, decent American who is standing up for individual freedoms, small government, and self-reliance is now evil.
Sowing the seeds of division is a pillar of Obama's short but destructive presidency. It started early. The Boston incident involving Henry Louis Gates gave a clear indication of how he would inflame the populace with racist rhetoric. Back in July 2009, in a prime-time press conference, Obama smeared and libeled a good, decent (white) police officer with a spurious charge of racism. The police officer was just doing his job. In fact, the perp was the racist and the hater:
Obama grabbed the opportunity on national television, in yet another seizure of the airwaves, to divide and create discord. I wrote about it here. That incident was not a blip, but an opening salvo.
...Obama and company's opening salvo. That was a red flag for America.
Concurrently, Americans began to speak out against statism, big government, high taxation, and increasing encroachment on our liberty. The movement, aptly named the Tea Party, exploded onto the scene and hit the streets on April 15, 2009, in protest against the socialist bailouts that Obama had imposed upon the people. Tax Day drew crowds in cities nationwide. They were summarily ignored by the White House in the feeble hope that it would all blow over. Hardly. The phenomenon went into overdrive with the health care debate that summer.
The response by Obama and Company was to paint millions of Americans as racists and bigots. The fabricated stories were easily debunked, but the leftstream media rushed to them like sharks to chum. The libelous press piled on. Despite the lack of any evidence, the libel continued -- and in the place of any hard evidence, new videos appeared last week. Obama's machine created fraudulent images: one Think Progress video attacking the Tea Parties included video shot in 2006, before the Tea Party movement even existed.
Why? What was the objective in creating such divisive hate propaganda? Sowing the seeds of war.
Furthermore, Obama's Department of Justice refused to prosecute the heinous menacing of polling places on Election Day by the new Black Panther Party. They stood outside the polling places with nightsticks, warning that Obama would be president. One of the panthers said that "the black man was going to win the White House no matter what." With the Black Panther brandishing nightsticks and swinging them menacingly, the police were called. One of the Black Panthers and his night stick were moved. Do you think little old white ladies would want to walk past a Black Panther with a nightstick? Yet the Black Panther voter intimidation case was dropped even though the case had already been won. Post-racial? No, post-American.
One brave American stood up. J. Christian Adams, a former lawyer for the Justice Department, kept the case alive. He pointed out that the "1965 Voting Rights Act protects voters from voter intimidation. You're supposed to be able to go vote without somebody with a weapon shouting racial slurs at you like these folks were doing in Philadelphia. ... they said, 'You're about to be ruled by the black man, Cracker.' They called people 'white devils.' They menaced, they tapped their baton. They tried to stop people from entering the polls." Adams charged that the Justice Department was now declining to prosecute cases if the defendants were black and the victims white, and said, "It's the easiest case I ever had at the Justice Department. It doesn't get any easier than this. If this doesn't constitute voter intimidation, nothing will."
Christian Adams is no disgruntled DoJ employee. He was senior level, with a stellar performance record. And there was corroboration: former FEC Commissioner Hans A. von Spakovsky stated, "I can confirm a number of facts stated by Mr. Adams in his testimony before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about the voter intimidation lawsuit filed against the New Black Panther Party and several individual defendants." Civil Rights Division Attorney Karl Bowers agreed: "In my experience, there was a pervasive culture in the Civil Rights Division and within the Voting Section of apathy, and in some cases outright hostility, towards race-neutral enforcement of voting-rights laws among large segments of career attorneys.
The racist war machine went into high gear again when the NAACP adopted a libelous resolution condemning "racist elements" in the Tea Party movement. They called on the movement's leaders to repudiate bigotry, despite cries from Tea Party members across the country that the "resolution" was just a "political ploy." It was worse than that. It was a declaration of war against good, decent people. A missile at the heart of American unity, subversion to melt the melting pot.
I have spoken at many a Tea Party event, and there is no finer, more decent group of patriotic Americans in the country.
Stealing a page from the NAACP, unindicted co-conspirator the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) calls itself a civil rights group. That's like al-Qaeda calling itself a human rights organization. Co-opting the fallacious "victim" playbook, the offensive hate sponsors and supremacist groups came scurrying out of their rat-holes. The Islamic supremacists were gleeful and joined the lynch mob. CAIR backed the vile NAACP resolution on Tea Party racism. Divide and conquer. Blacks have been the slaves in the Islamic world for centuries: in Arabic, the word for "black" and for "slave" are the same: abeed. Slavery continues today in some Muslim countries, but no one speaks of it because it is against sharia to insult Islam. (Whether or not it's true is irrelevant. Just shut up and dig, kuffar.)
Predator Louis Farrakhan joined in this malevolent campaign when he sent a three-page letter along with two books to the heads of sixteen Jewish organizations. In it, he charges Jews with being "anti-Black" and demands reparations -- in the spirit of making amends for the injustices Jews have supposedly done to blacks.
Farrakhan's idea of amends is another six million Jews to the pyre.
These are the leading insurgents in the war against America. The objective is to pit American against American. The post-American president is sowing the seeds of hate and racism, creating divides that never existed before his presidency.
Nothing is static. Everything is fluid, and where this is leading is not going to be pretty.
Pamela Geller is the editor and publisher of the Atlas Shrugs website and former associate publisher of the New York Observer. She is the author of The Post-American Presidency (coming July 27 from Simon & Schuster).