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In Conservative Media, A “Race War” Rages (We're all racist for believing our own two eyes)
BuzzFeed ^ | May 20, 2012 | McKay Coppins

Posted on 05/21/2012 6:24:58 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

It was near midnight on April 14 when the Chevy Cavalier carrying Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami rolled to a stop at a red light in Norfolk, Va. As the pair waited, one of a crowd of teenagers on the sidewalk threw a rock at the passenger seat window, prompting Forster to get out of the car and confront the aggressor.

That's when the beating began.

Forster later said the crowd swarmed, taking turns punching and kicking him in the ribs and face. When Rostami got out to help, the attackers moved on to her, pulling her hair and dealing one blow after another. Police eventually arrived, the crowd dispersed, and the victims were left shaken and bruised, but not gravely injured. Local authorities wrote it off as an all-too-routine assault in a city whose violent crime rate is well above the state average. Even the Norfolk newspaper where the victims worked, the Virginian-Pilot, skipped the story, which the editor deemed un-newsworthy. That was before Bill O'Reilly found out about it.

The Fox News host turned the incident into national news by adding one detail: The attackers were black, and the victims were white.

If you've spent much time consuming conservative media lately, you've probably learned about a slow-burning "race war" going on in America today. Sewing together disparate data points and compelling anecdotes like the attack in Norfolk, conservative bloggers and opinion-makers are driving the narrative with increasing frequency. Their message: Black-on-white violence is spiking — and the mainstream media is trying to cover it up.

This notion isn't necessarily new to the right, which has long complained about stifling political correctness in the media and about "reverse racism." But the race war narrative has gained renewed traction during the Obama years, as various factors — from liberals' efforts to paint the Tea Party as racist, to the widely-covered Trayvon Martin shooting — have left conservatives feeling unfairly maligned, and combative.

"I wouldn't call it political correctness, I would call it lying," said Tucker Carlson, editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller, describing what he considers to be the media's racial double-standard. "To the press, the only hate crimes are straight white men somehow committing acts of violence against people who are not straight white men. When in fact, the real world is a lot more complicated than that."

Conservatives have been fighting allegations of racism for years, regularly crying foul when liberals demonize them for opposing policies like affirmative action. But the catalyst for the latest pushback on the right was Democrats' attempts to brand the Tea Party "racist," said Abigail Thernstrom, a conservative scholar of race and George W. Bush appointee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

"I think the 'R-word' is the worst, most damning word in our vocabulary now," she said. "So of course Morgan Freeman comes out and calls the whole Tea Party racist, and the media treats it like it's OK. This had been a source of annoyance for some time" — but the absurdity of the racist-Tea-Party narrative was enough to spark vocal dissent, she said.

"I think it's only recently that there have been outspoken voices, particularly on blogs, saying, 'Shut up Jesse Jackson, we're tired of you,'" she said. "There's been increasing impatience with the media's indulgence of people who have no moral legitimacy."

The conservative media's in-your-face reporting of black-on-white crime is a sort of demonstration project — a rebellious response to decades of fielding allegations of racism from the cultural elites who run the mainstream press. And to many on the right, the Norfolk story is emblematic of the bias Carlson described.

Outraged that the national media didn't give this story the same extensive coverage as the Martin shooting, O'Reilly launched into a campaign that has stretched over several nights of Fox's top-rated show. Along the way, his team has uncovered an early police report that described the assault as a hate crime (authorities said it was a clerical error), and found neighborhood kids who speculated on camera that the assailants were exacting racial revenge for the death of Trayvon. O'Reilly has also publicly shamed the local newspaper for ignoring the story, and even called on Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to intervene in the investigation.

"This is a major story," O'Reilly said on his show one night earlier this month. "We cannot have Americans of any color being set upon by violent mobs. That cannot stand in this country. The Factor will continue to demand justice in Virginia."

But while Norfolk may be the most high-profile chapter yet in the "race war," it's hardly the only one conservatives have highlighted. Over the past four years, the Drudge Report has run dozens of headlines chronicling acts of violence against white victims — often by black youths.

In one particularly memorable Drudge front page last year, the site culled the newswires for articles about "urban" crime that took place over Memorial Day weekend, and then grouped them together. Among the headlines: "Miami 'war zone' during urban weekend;" "Rib fest at Rochester beach turns rowdy;" and "Unruly urban crowd shuts down Nashville water park."

And on September 15, 2009, Drudge led with the headline, "WHITE STUDENT BEATEN ON BUS; CROWD CHEERS." The story — which showed video of a black teenager in Illinois beating up a white classmate — went viral in the right-wing blogosphere, prompting Rush Limbaugh to weigh in.

"In Obama's America, the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering," Limbaugh declared.

It is an article of faith among many conservatives that Obama has exacerbated nationwide racial tensions. Ward Connerly, a veteran California anti-affirmative action activist and leading black conservative, accused the president of trying to take political advantage of "racial disputes," rather than diffuse them.

"Obama has been more racial than any white president has ever been in my lifetime," said Connerly, adding, "Candidly, I think that race relations are probably worse now among the average person on the street than they were the day President Obama was elected."

Last week, Thomas Sowell, a prominent black intellectual on the right, crystalized the conservative race war theory with a viral column describing an active, nationwide cover-up of black-on-white crime:

What the authorities and the media seem determined to suppress is that the hoodlum elements in many ghettoes launch coordinated attacks on whites in public places. If there is anything worse than a one-sided race war, it is a two-sided race war, especially when on of the races outnumbers the other several times over. Though his column was aggregated as an expose of the "spike in black-on-white violence," Sowell himself did not cite any statistics, relying instead on anecdotal evidence.

Indeed, the irony of the race war narrative's latest flare-up is that it comes at a time when national crime rates have reached historic lows — including reported hate crimes against whites. According to a report released by the FBI, there were 575 anti-white bias crimes reported in 2010 — up slightly from the 545 reported in 2009, but distinctly lower than the 716 reported in 2008. Overall, the past decade has seen a downward trend in anti-white bias crime. What's more, hate crimes against blacks have continued to outstrip those against whites by about four-to-one: In 2010 alone, there were 2,201 reported. Violent crimes across the spectrum reached a four-decade low in 2010.

But to conservatives, the argument is less about a spike in the actual statistics — or in the eternal, low-profile neighborhood tensions that have been part of the American story since Irish and Italian kids were clashing in the New York City slums of Five Points — than it is about changing the politics of race and the right.

Dan Riehl, a conservative blogger who runs Riehl World View and contributes to Breitbart News, said that black-on-white violence isn't as predominant as other criminal-victim dynamics, but he still argued the news media have a special incentive to over-report stories of white criminals.

"There are special interest groups on the left that exploit reports of white-on-black crime for political gain," Riehl said. "The media keeps doing these stories because because people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton drum up more talk around them."

In response to this perceived bias, some in the conservative media have opted to tackle racial taboos head on, gleefully upending traditional journalistic practices and taunting the PC police. Nowhere was this defiant attitude more apparent than at The Daily Caller earlier this year as the drama of the Trayvon case unfolded.

"I was struck by the immediate, uncloaked assumption by the media that Trayvon Martin was innocent," said Carlson. "As a journalist, I would never assume that — black, white, with Skittles, without Skittles. The coverage of that was so dishonest it was unbelievable."

Carlson pushed back aggressively in his own newsroom: "My instructions were really clear: find out all the information you can and let's print it."

As a result, the Caller was the first outlet to find and publish the contents of a Twitter feed belonging to Martin. Many of the Tweets were crass and sexual, studded with teenage bravado, demeaning language about women, and drug references. Carlson seemed to take delight in fighting the accepted mainstream media narrative that Martin was nothing but an angelic victim.

"Of course we got attacked and people said we were racist, but I didn't care," Carlson said.

As the Trayvon case has died down, the Caller has continued to follow the race wars with combative coverage, recently publishing an interview with the sister of an assault victim in Mobile, Ala. who claimed a black "mob" attacked him after he tried to stop a robbery.

Stories like these have plenty of detractors, who say they appeal to the worst instincts of their white audience. Curtis Lawrence, diversity chairman for the Society of Professional Journalists, said best practices generally dictate that news outlets should only identify a criminal suspect's race when there's evidence suggesting it was a factor in the crime — otherwise, he said, they run the risk of recklessly affirming negative racial stereotypes.

And Cheryl Contee, founder of the left-leaning black blog Jack and Jill Politics, blasted this type of coverage as fear-mongering propaganda.

"Pushing the notion of a 'race war' or raising the specter of black on white crime serves to frighten those who might be considering voting for Obama in November," she said, adding, "It's perhaps the most naked attempt to date to use fear of The Other to bring back those who may be increasingly alienated from conservative policies."

But for conservatives who have long believed themselves unfairly criticized for talking about race, the current moment is something close to vindication.

"I think there has been a long simmering mild anger and frustration about this double standard, this way that conservatives are treated," said Connerly. "And we're now seeing that come out."

The new online right, meanwhile, seems to be well past the fear of being called racist, and they say the focus on black-on-white crime isn’t going to go away.

"If a group of white youths beat up a black kid, the press would certainly name the race of the victim and the race of the alleged perpetrators," said the Caller’s Carlson. "It's as simple as that."


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: georgezimmerman; internet; reverseracism; rushlimbaugh; talkradio; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman

1 posted on 05/21/2012 6:25:05 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not a racist, but I am certainly a culturist. I’ve called myself a culturist for going on 35 years now. e.g. people who wear hoodies even when it is hot or indoors deserve my close attention. And I care not what race they are. Same with low hung pants.


2 posted on 05/21/2012 6:30:20 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bookmark Bump


3 posted on 05/21/2012 6:31:07 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

—As the Trayvon case has died down...—

We’re in the eye of the storm on that one. There is no evidence to even hold Zimmerman. Wait until charges are dropped or he is acquitted. It will probably be mayhem in some cities.


4 posted on 05/21/2012 6:36:30 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sometimes, in my most cynical moments, I think affirmative action, black studies programs, black only schools, networks, beauty contests, etc. are all designed to eventually start a race war...and then I realize I'm not being cynical.

God created variety. My guess is He likes variety in all things, since he created so much of it.

We all had better learn to see things through His eyes and our hearts instead of the race goggles we've been using.

We won't be able to explain ourselves when that time comes if we don't.

We've lost way too much as it is playing this stupid, satanic game; why take this foolishness all the way to paying the ultimate price for it?

5 posted on 05/21/2012 6:38:33 AM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happing to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: cuban leaf
Wait, until Obama is kicked out of office and see what happens..
You watch, Obama will bring up the possibility of race war if he isn't reelected soon. He'll try to scare people into voting for him.
6 posted on 05/21/2012 6:45:32 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: null and void

Going to post this to Mary (snicker)


7 posted on 05/21/2012 6:45:51 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (government health officials seem to have the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
According to a report released by the FBI, there were 575 anti-white bias crimes reported in 2010 — up slightly from the 545 reported in 2009, but distinctly lower than the 716 reported in 2008. Overall, the past decade has seen a downward trend in anti-white bias crime. What's more, hate crimes against blacks have continued to outstrip those against whites by about four-to-one: In 2010 alone, there were 2,201 reported.

This is the same agencies that refused to charge Voter intimidation against the Black Panters whom hung out in front of voting places back in 08?

Yeah, Let's see. If it's white on Black it must be a hate crime. If it is Black on white it's just kids being kids.

And these dipshits wonder why there is finally some push back from those on the right.

8 posted on 05/21/2012 6:46:27 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Indeed, the irony of the race war narrative’s latest flare-up is that it comes at a time when national crime rates have reached historic lows — including reported hate crimes against whites.”

Well, there you go again. Part of the Conservative argument is that these crimes are routinely unreported by the police, which the article conveniently fails to note.

“Stories like these have plenty of detractors, who say they appeal to the worst instincts of their white audience.”

These same anonymous “detractors” didn’t say a word about the Trayvon Martin coverage appealing to the worst instincts of the black audience, now did they? No bias there, clearly. /sarc


9 posted on 05/21/2012 6:48:43 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The fact that the legacy media chose the Trayvon-Zimmerman incident to bolster the case for white hatred of blacks is instructive to say the least.

If this is the best example then there must be an extreme lack of actual white-on-black violence.

The alleged black hater turns out to have a black ancestor, has a Peruvian mother, and is known to have mentored young black kids.

Meanwhile, to date the only proven crime in the story is the New Black Panther Party's offer of a bounty for Zimmerman's death.

10 posted on 05/21/2012 6:49:06 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: baddog 219

—He’ll try to scare people into voting for him.—

I strongly agree with that. I believe that the election cycle itself and its fallout will be part of the catalyst that drives his meltdown.


11 posted on 05/21/2012 6:51:50 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
described the assault as a hate crime (authorities said it was a clerical error)

Lots of those clerical mistakes lately...

Mike

12 posted on 05/21/2012 6:52:19 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: cuban leaf

As with the OWSers, I think any problems that might occur will be much worse in non-CCW and non-stand your ground states. This will not be coincidental.


13 posted on 05/21/2012 6:52:33 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Overall, the past decade has seen a downward trend in anti-white bias crime.

I think the very nature of the Norfolk incident shows that perhaps reported crimes against whites has gone not the actual crimes.

14 posted on 05/21/2012 6:54:39 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I wouldn't call it political correctness, I would call it lying," said Tucker Carlson, editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller, describing what he considers to be the media's racial double-standard. "To the press, the only hate crimes are straight white men somehow committing acts of violence against people who are not straight white men. When in fact, the real world is a lot more complicated than that."

He sums it up succinctly.

15 posted on 05/21/2012 6:57:24 AM PDT by Crucial
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those black kids were doing their part to even the score, and establish justice that the system hasn’t given them. Don’t expect the media to raise an alarm, not when they’ve been educated to understand how all white people are racists.

If you are colorblind, or believe in treating all people fairly and rewarding people for what they do and who they are, you are still a racist if you are part of the establishment that has held the black man and other minorities down since the first white man set foot on this continent. That’s why you are a racist if you are a conservative or Republican or Tea Party member. It has nothing to do with what you do, or what you believe about people, or races, individuals. You are a racist if you support the establishment(America), and you are a racist if you are white. There is nothing you can do about it. So I say what the hell! If leftist radicals want to call me a racist, let them. If leftist minorities and thugs come to harm my family, I will do worse to them. They have perverted their minds with corrupt culture and doctrines of hate, and I’ll leave it up to the media to tolerate it.


16 posted on 05/21/2012 6:57:58 AM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just wait and see what happens if Obama were to not retain the Presidency.

In my neighborhood, the doors will be locked, the indoor lights low, the outdoor lights high and the guns at hand.

I hope it is a really cold November in Minnesota.

17 posted on 05/21/2012 6:58:45 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Eric Holder is a success in his top announced goal as Attorney General precisely because he is a racist. He said on February 18, 2009, "Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards. Though race-related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race."

Holder has his dialogue on race, and we now know the truth. White America has almost completely outgrown its racist past and now judges people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. Far too many individuals in black America, thanks to racists like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Eric Holder, who wallow in racist rhetoric, are still mired in racism to such an extent that those beliefs interfere with attaining real accomplishments. This is a dialogue worth continuing: What are black "leaders" going to do to help people move past a focus on race to a celebration of ability and accomplishments, regardless of peripheral details such as skin color?

18 posted on 05/21/2012 7:01:00 AM PDT by Pollster1 (“A boy becomes a man when a man is needed.” - John Steinbeck)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s not a war until BOTH sides are shooting. Like George got, it’s not a fight, it’s a beating. And like George, we’re the neighborhood watch volunteer with a gun.


19 posted on 05/21/2012 7:08:54 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now is a good time for conservatives to get their ducks in a row with respect to race with Holder stating that whites cannot claim that they can be a victim of a hate crime, white voter intimidation going unpunished and Obama possibly getting elected for a second term.


20 posted on 05/21/2012 7:25:39 AM PDT by Crucial
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To: pallis
Those black kids were doing their part to even the score, and establish justice that the system hasn’t given them.

They don't want equality, they want superiority. They want to be on top, taking what they have been told was taken from them, and punishing the ones they've been told has "kept them down all this time from their glory".

The ones in power want a race war. They want a reason to suspend the constitution and assume military control. Just observe the militarization of the LEO's under zero, and how the DOJ has become the biggest law breaker while they advance their agenda. They are trying to strike a match and light the fire that will burn the constitution...

Keep a cool head, and an eye on the weather...

21 posted on 05/21/2012 7:29:18 AM PDT by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: cuban leaf

If they persist in calling people racists when they are not, people may well become racists.


22 posted on 05/21/2012 7:44:02 AM PDT by expat2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The new online right, meanwhile, seems to be well past the fear of being called racist, and they say the focus on black-on-white crime isn’t going to go away.”

This is the most important sentence of the entire article (which was a good one).

One hopes that the gentle readers of this very forum have lost “the fear”, and that we can see a more frank dialogue about such matters here, as well.


23 posted on 05/21/2012 7:55:56 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

White-on-black crime is almost always considered “hate-based”. Black-on-white crime, while far more frequent, is never designated as hate-based, even when it is clearly so. Then fools cite the statistics to say that white-on-black hate crimes occur far more often than the opposite.

Talk about self-fulfilling! The very fact that white-on-black crime, while so rare, is considered hate-based so much more frequently than its opposite is clear evidence of bias against whites.


24 posted on 05/21/2012 8:03:10 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

White-on-black crime is almost always considered “hate-based”. Black-on-white crime, while far more frequent, is never designated as hate-based, even when it is clearly so. Then fools cite the statistics to say that white-on-black hate crimes occur far more often than the opposite.

Talk about self-fulfilling! The very fact that white-on-black crime, while so rare, is considered hate-based so much more frequently than its opposite is clear evidence of bias against whites.


25 posted on 05/21/2012 8:08:31 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was one of two white people in the presence of a violent mob comprised of 100% black persons 40 years ago. I was not the one who was the focus of their anger, so I was able to quickly flee headfirst out a small high window, sustaining nothing worse than massive bruising all over my torso from the window itself. It took many years before I didn’t feel anxious around black people. I love all races of people. We all need to love one another.


26 posted on 05/21/2012 8:19:36 AM PDT by Texas Gal (Yay shariah. It's as great as diarrhea.)
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To: FreedomPoster
Yes, the perps are cowards. Only attacking in superior numbers, and by surprise. I'm not sure they've got the courage to actually riot. That would bring in necessary firepower from the national guard.

What I'm wondering about is whether someone said or implied to them that they would be exempt from prosecution or that prosecution would go light?

Another question, is this what BO and company are counting on to justify declaring martial law?

27 posted on 05/21/2012 8:24:56 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: Missouri gal

Eric Holder made it very clear that he would not prosecute “his people”.
The federal attorney assigned to the black panthers case was ordered to drop the case.

That was the signal.
I expect that the obama community will riot whether obama wins or loses.
If baraq loses, the media will encourage and cheer lead the riots.
If baraq wins, it will be like a NBA championship celebration.

They have been given free reign by the thugs in charge.


28 posted on 05/21/2012 8:37:07 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some people you can’t civilize and they come in all colors.


29 posted on 05/21/2012 8:40:18 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: pallis

Pallis, you are absolutely right and I couldn’t agree more. Since Obummer & Holder are pulling the strings, those black kids (and some black adults)who never pull their own weight, can’t compete in the work place, or lead meaningful lifes, think under this administration they can “even the score” for perceived past injustices, and gives low life whites the impetus to respond in kind. This will not improve the quality of black or white lifes in any way, just deliver pain and revenge. Those who will suffer will be all the blacks and all the whites, regardless of their feelings on the matter, just based on skin color. Now that is racist!


30 posted on 05/21/2012 9:00:08 AM PDT by kiltie65 (ui)
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To: Texas resident
Am guessing Holder will be gone by November. If Republicans are smart enough, they will indict him asap. Once legal proceeedings are in the works, he resigns.
31 posted on 05/21/2012 10:15:39 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: Missouri gal

That’s an interesting question. Technically, I don’t think the Feds can do so, the governors have to do it. This was one of the issues surrounding Katrina - Bush couldn’t send Federal people in unless invited in by the State governor, and Blanco was slow to act, causing a delay in the relief efforts.


32 posted on 05/21/2012 11:11:40 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Texas resident
They have been given free reign by the thugs in charge.

Well, Holder has shown a reluctance to prosecute the intimidation of white voters and openly stated that hate crime laws don't apply to whites. I'd say that rioting throughout America would please the Obama administration greatly.

33 posted on 05/21/2012 3:43:09 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: pallis

You got it right. I’ve said it before: the left has made it so there is no longer any incentive to NOT be racist, since they will treat you as such no matter what you do, if it is convenient for them.


34 posted on 05/21/2012 3:43:09 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: GBA
Sometimes, in my most cynical moments, I think affirmative action, black studies programs, black only schools, networks, beauty contests, etc. are all designed to eventually start a race war...and then I realize I'm not being cynical.

God created variety. My guess is He likes variety in all things, since he created so much of it.

We all had better learn to see things through His eyes and our hearts instead of the race goggles we've been using.

We won't be able to explain ourselves when that time comes if we don't.

We've lost way too much as it is playing this stupid, satanic game; why take this foolishness all the way to paying the ultimate price for it?


Agreed. However, what worries me that if this scenario does come to be, many of us might be forced to choose a side in order to survive. I don't like to be shunted into making a decision like that, bu it seems like "the powers that be" are forcing us to. B-( I don't feel comfortable in bringing this up but I do think it does need to be discussed.
35 posted on 05/21/2012 5:54:55 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: expat2
If they persist in calling people racists when they are not, people may well become racists.

Well, it is like the saying, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." I know our side tries to reach out with our hands and try to become friends. It is the right thing to do in order to get along even though we might not agree on a few things. Trouble is that the disagreements are huge right now, many cases 180 degrees out of phase and you have the race hustlers who push this and the sheeple they preach to buy it. So like Charlie Brown kicking the football with Lucy where he gets fooled and beat up all the time, we do the right thing to reach out and in so doing, 99% of the time, we get a bloody stump in return. Sadly, somewhere, sometime, our side will get sick of it and some will turn into racist by default and/or if the "balloon goes up" will be forced to make a hard and terrible choice in order to survive.

Sadly, this has been simmering for a while but I think the heat would have gone down slowly, that is, until Obama was elected and the wounds reopened with fury. My boss put it this way, in many cases, race relations have been tossed back to 1970 if not further.
36 posted on 05/21/2012 6:11:30 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good article. Sadly, I think war IS coming. How soon is an open question, but soon, sooner than we think, I fear.


37 posted on 05/31/2012 12:32:50 AM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Survival. This violence and coverup is another reason Obama is going to lose. People aren’t shy and unassuming in the voting booth. Obama won’t win VA that’s for sure


38 posted on 09/03/2012 6:47:51 AM PDT by SaintDismas
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