I actually listened to Obama’s “race” speech by accident. I had opened up C-Span radio’s streaming feed awaiting their promised presentation of the audio of the Heller oral arguments and his speech happened to be broadcast while I had the feed going.
I’m not a big fan of Pat Buchanan…in fact I think I disagree with him more often than I agree with him, but his column in Human Events online says many of the things I was thinking while I was listening to the speech, and much more clearly and succinctly than I ever could.
What is wrong with Barack’s prognosis and Barack’s cure?
Only this. It is the same old con, the same old shakedown that black hustlers have been running since the Kerner Commission blamed the riots in Harlem, Watts, Newark, Detroit and a hundred other cities on, as Nixon put it, “everybody but the rioters themselves.”
Was “white racism” really responsible for those black men looting auto dealerships and liquor stories, and burning down their own communities, as Otto Kerner said — that liberal icon until the feds put him away for bribery.
Barack says we need to have a conversation about race in America.
Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation. White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to.
This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions, grievances and demands heard…
Go read the whole thing.
Hat tip to my friend Charles.