Skip to comments.Time For Obama’s ‘Fiercely Patriotic’ Marxist Mentor Derrick Bell
Posted on 03/10/2012 8:03:48 PM PST by smoothsailing
Time For Obamas Fiercely Patriotic Marxist Mentor Derrick Bell
March 10, 2012
At Time yesterday, Sally Kohn defended the antisemitic activist Derrick Bell using two textbook Alinskyite tactics:
Derrick Bell was one of the first legal scholars to talk about race in America. The median net worth of white households in the United States is 20 times that of black households. Black students in our nations public schools are three and a half times more likely to be suspended or expelled than their white peers. Black rates of unemployment have been consistently double the rates of white unemployment since 1972 when the government first started tracking such data. Professor Bell argued that such statistics were not the result of inherent inferiority of African Americans but the persistence of structural racism that the legacy of slavery and racial discrimination on which our nation was built has, intentionally or unintentionally, left indelible marks so that the rhetorical level playing field has never truly existed. His beliefs were not anti-American, as conservative critics have alleged, but rather fiercely patriotic, wanting to extend the promise of America to all.
First, note how Kohn polarizes the debate into two sides. Through the creation of fake conflicts, community organizers can galvanize moderates and gullible “liberals” to support things they otherwise would not. That’s why the issue of race is exploited like this — just to rally people to fuel their Marxist economic goals. Hence why Obamacare took such high priority in the first term.
Kohn and other Alinskyites know how to set the rules of engagement in their favor. Only two possibilities: these shocking statistics come from blacks’ genetic inferiority or continued white racism. Never mind the third option, that these statistics mean nothing and that there are books filled with cultural studies and economic statistics refuting this pseudo-intellectual sophistry and demonstrating black people as more than capable of succeeding without condescending whites alleviating their guilt through increased government handouts.
Second, observe the attempt to wrap Marxism in a patriotic cloak, and the use of a generality like “the promise of America to all.” Alinskyites do this regularly whenever questions of their political ideology arise. Recall when Media Matters blogger Oliver Willis asked Obama if he considered himself a progressive and the former Alinskyite teacher managed to claim Abraham Lincoln as a progressive:
Questioner: Mr. President, youre often pressured from both the left and right on one issue or another, and then even within the Democratic Party you get pressured from the more conservative, more progressive side of the party. So Im curious, you sort of govern as a sort of as a pragmatist, and Im wondering if you view yourself as a progressive.
THE PRESIDENT: Well, I mean, the problem with labels is everybody thinks they mean different things. So I would define myself as a strong progressive in the sense that I believe in that essential American Dream that everybody gets a chance to make it if theyre willing to work hard, that government has a role to play in ensuring opportunity by making sure kids get a decent education and can afford to go to college; that workers are able to train and retrain for the jobs of the future; that were building strong infrastructure; that we are using our diplomacy alongside our military to protect our national security; that we believe in the Bill of Rights and we actually act on it, even when its inconvenient; that we are promoting the equal treatment of citizens under the law.
Those core beliefs that America prospers not just when a few people do well but when everybody has the chance to do well, when weve got a growing middle class, where we people are able to live out their dreams without the barriers of race or gender or sexual orientation, those are things I deeply believe in. In that sense, though, I think Abraham Lincoln was a progressive.
He was a Republican. He was the first Republican President. And that just gives you a sense of how these categories change so much.
It used to be that the values I just described had a home in the Republican Party as well as the Democratic Party. I think its only been in recent years that you cant find that articulation of some of these values in the Republican Party, and that in fact if you champion them that youre considered some wild-eyed radical. Thats a shift, and not a good shift, in terms of our public debate.
Read Matthew Vadum’s Subversion, Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers for more on Alinskyite tactics in action.
Kohn’s reliance on these rhetorical weapons comes as no surprise. Visit her personal site and see how she describes herself in her page’s banner:
“Pragmatic radical” sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
This Lesbian Lunatic makes me ill, just looking at her, gives me the creepy crawlies, nevermind that voice! Auuuggggghhhh!
His beliefs were not anti-American, as conservative critics have alleged, but rather fiercely patriotic, wanting to extend the promise of America to all.
Nothing is EVER promised to anyone in America, except Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
Just because Mr. Bo Derrick wants Americans “promise” extended, doesn’t mean it’s gonna get extended to anyone ...particularly those who don’t wish to pursue it.
Perhaps libs and radicals just ought to get the first premise right, and start at least by promising LIFE. We can then go from there.
It couldn't possibly be due to the 'corrupt to the core' African-American aka Black culture that preaches to its members that acting in a civilized manner or studying hard in school is 'acting white' and should be avoided at all costs . . . Nah!
Not that modern white culture is any better. mind you.
Obama is an insidious manipulator without compunction.
I strongly believe Newt is the only candidate that can expose Obama behind the smooth lies.
... take a trip to Africa and tell me about their successes.
Africa is HUGE as is the population. Show me one success. I can show you a couple , within the frameworks of Christianity, but on their own accord they are genocidal maniacs. It is a long standing tradition there.
Then, we have these idiots here how get “doctorates”, who only regress. “Educated fools”.
Makes me think of the saying, you can take the boy out of the country, but you cant take the country outta da boy.
Absolutely! Someone else who understands this is Andrew McCarthy:
"In Alinskys view, the only radicalism that had a chance to succeed was the one that could bore inside bourgeois institutions, co-opt the language, and move the mainstream in the radical direction but only as fast as political conditions would allow. Remaining radical but being coldly pragmatic kept the Alinskyite both effective and viable, allowing him to keep coming back for more."
25 years ago, we had Ronald Reagan, Johnny Cash, and Bob Hope.
If you can't appreciate the pure beauty of the violin after hearing this, something's wrong with your ears.
Or you can get raw with these strings.
How about this gamechanger from America's Got Talent (which they SHOULD have won).
And finally, this, dedicated to the one and only rdb2, whose eyes are growing dim.
Either way, the violin is sweet yet LETHAL.
The racism industry in America today is a cash cow and they will get their Benjamin’s ‘by any means necessary’, even at the cost of their own souls. Sad.
Except for the black professor he tried to blackball at Harvard because he didn't go along with Bell's racist claptrap. That man didn't deserve the promise of America I guess.
No... I am not saying that.
They have many, MANY, difficulties. Genes is one part. I blame the tribalism that they never graduated away from/ They never evolved nor had a civilization. Hopefully they are moved by Christianity.... Islam AINT the answer.!
You need to post that if you haven’t already.
It’s quite good. Please feel free to post it if you want, I’m turning in shortly.
...Im turning in shortly.
Me too. C ya.
Africa lacks the easily navigable major rivers that mark much of the rest of the world, except for the Nile. There's the Congo but it was never an easy river to deal with. It is exposure to trade with alien cultures and even warfare that makes civilizations. Without trade you get static tribalism, without trade routes new ideas don't come along very often. Traders bring ideas, conquerors teach ideas, and victors return home with ideas, but people in isolation, however peaceful their existance may be, tend to stagnate. There's no need for innovation, no influx of new ideas, etc. They develop, but very slowly because there is no pressing need for solutions.
Thomas Sowell has an interesting book called COnquests and Cultures, IIRC, that is worth a read for its discussion of how geography, trade, and warfare influenced various civilizations around the globe.
there was one civilization. A very brief one.
Some would say Egypt was another, which is a huge lie....
Lets look at meso America...so in comparison for all Africa....
My only thought on this is that Mr. Bell should watch “The pursuit of happyness”
I think the main problem with liberals is they can’t deal with the fact that life just isn’t fair.
They want to make life equal, and perfect, for everyone. But it just doesn’t work that way.
Some people are born with certain gifts. They will naturally succeed in this life more than others. God teaches us to be grateful for what we’re given, make the best of what we’ve got, and share with others that are less fortunate.
Liberals want to level it all, to play God.
Hey you prejudiced Freepers! Give the President a break! Just look at all he’s accomplished in less than four years in office. Can you blockheads not imagine the greatness that will surround our nation like a halo in Obama’s next term? Having the first family, Moochell, Malaria and little Shasha around won’t hurt the White Hut’s image a bit.
AMAZING !!! He really HAS done something...
An impressive list of a pathetic, sociopath, Muslim Communist’s accomplishments!
First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, receive it, and then deny he was a foreigner later in his life.
First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in. (How is that even possible??)
First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States
First President to violate the War Powers Act. (Libya,the Sudan, the Congo and Central African Republic.)
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
First President to defy a Federal Judge’s court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product, many of them don’t need or want, from a third party.
First President to spend over a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his donors and supporters.
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat, instead of getting the illegal immigration problem adressed by all of the government.
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. , including those with criminal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees. (BP)
First President to end Americas ability to put a man in space.
First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present, so he could stay on vacation.
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law he doesn’t agree with, unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.
First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory. (Boeing)
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN...., immigration lawsuits).
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 90+ to date.
First President to hide his past medical, educational and travel records.
First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
First President to go on multiple global ‘apology tours’.
First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends, paid for by the taxpayer.
First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense, and to have that pet flown on government jet to be with the family on vacation.
First President to repeat “the Holy Quran tells us”, and that, “the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth”.
First President to take a 17 day vacation.
So, how is this hope and change working out for you?
“Show me one success.”
During the UN’s sustainability conference in South Africa in 2003, economists polled people in the shantytowns. They asked the residents what they wanted most. Their answers:
1. The rule of law
2. Private property.
Maybe we can trade these Africans for our America-hating “African-Americans.” One-for-one.
I suggest that these South Africans could move into places like Detroit and turn it around real quick, and they wouldn’t take any crap from the leeches. We need a new population in America that will take it to the commies in their inner city strongholds.
Well, America is about means, not just ends. What America really promises is equality before the law, not equality of outcomes. Lefties always conflate the two, knowing full well that they're conflating them. That's what disgusts me about the left -- the 24/7 intellectual dishonestly.
Well said: succinct and to the point!
... but the same people deny the whites private property.
That’s quite a record of accomplishment.
JFK’s goal was to put an American on the moon by the end of the decade. It happened.
BHO’s goal is to make America a third world hellhole by the end of the decade. He’s on pace.
An outside opportunist who seeks gain at the expense of the locals. Kinda sounds like the carpetbaggers, a generally scummy bunch.