After you’ve read this article, Burt hopes you’ll enjoy “Bloom(berg)ing Idiots.”
By this time, most people are aware that, according to those on the Left, the only racists in America are white conservatives. In much the same way, they dismiss the likes of Thomas Sowell, Ward Connerly, Condoleezza Rice, Walter Williams, Larry Elder, Shelby Steele and Allen West, as inauthentic blacks. In other words, the Left is so befuddled by reality that they ignore pigmentation in favor of politics.
By “authentic,” they apparently mean that if a black person is productive, well-educated and responsible for his family, he can’t really be black. Instead, authenticity is determined by how much welfare the person collects, how badly he mangles the language, how little schooling he’s had and how many illegitimate children he’s sired. Apparently, extra points can be earned if he uses or traffics in drugs and has spent some time in jail.
However, if a black person wants to avoid all that bad stuff and cut to the chase, he can, like Colin Powell and Juan Williams, establish his bona fides by endlessly voicing his support of Barack Obama.
Ever since Lyndon Johnson destroyed the black family back in the 1960s, America’s blacks have been systematically brainwashed by the Democrats. So successful has the campaign been that by now they actually believe it’s the Republicans who want to return them to the plantation, or, as Joe Biden put it, “Put y’all back in chains.”
Unfortunately, by this late date, too many are too dumb to recognize that the inner cities in which they dwell are latter-day plantations. But these days, it’s not the plantation owners who are keeping them barefoot, pregnant and illiterate; they’re doing it to themselves. Instead of having to pick cotton for their keep, all that’s required of them is that they regularly troop out and vote for the likes of Charles Rangel, Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee and Barack Obama.
Speaking of stupidity being rewarded, California is dropping eighth grade algebra because 80% of black and Hispanic students consistently fail the subject. The bad news is that overpaid and over-pensioned members of the vile teacher’s union can’t teach the subject. The good news is that apparently they’re still failing students. I had assumed in this age of grotesquely inflated high esteem that the worst grade they were allowed to give teenagers was B-minus.
It recently occurred to me that when the rabid environmentalists blithely changed “global warming” to “climate change” in order to accommodate Al Gore in the face of lower temperatures, it was like a casino arbitrarily changing red to black and black to red on the roulette wheel in order to more easily fleece the suckers.
In the wake of Obama’s ongoing campaign to disarm Americans, a reader sent me a 20-word message that sums up the case for making the Second Amendment tamper-proof: “Guns are a lot like parachutes. If you need one and don’t have one, you’ll probably never need one again.”
Another reader, who approved of my suggestion that the NRA begin producing TV commercials featuring real life people who have used guns to protect their homes and families, felt that the NRA should have its own network. I pointed out that only a certain number of NRA’s four million members would ever tune in. The NRA doesn’t need to change the minds of conservatives, after all. It needs to change the hearts of those without minds; namely, liberals.
In conclusion, I hope that by this time, you have all seen the video of Dr. Benjamin Carson addressing the National Prayer Breakfast. If you haven’t, I urge you to track it down. For nearly half an hour, Dr. Carson, a black neurosurgeon, made his case against this administration on everything from taxes to death panels. His tone was always civil, and he never once raised his voice.
But what made his remarks truly memorable was that Obama was seated on the dais, no more than four feet away, quietly seething. In fact, towards the end, if you look closely, you can see smoke coming out of those remarkable ears.
My major concern for the good doctor was that at any second, Obama was going to call in a drone strike.