What the Left and the MSM pass off as political news and intelligent commentary has been confused – the true with the false and the false with the true.
Democrats’ “Racism” Mantra Does Not Resonate with Reality
By Dennis Jamison August 13, 2019
The current “Democratic” or “Progressive” Party’s strategy to use the cries of racism and white supremacy as a mantra leading to the 2020 elections is an example of politicized racism, or selective/targeted hatred. It demonstrates a thought process that attempts to marginalize one’s primary opponent(s) and cast reasonable doubt into the minds of anyone who would ally themselves with such an opponent. It is a clever strategy or effort to manipulate the minds of low-information voters who, if they do vote in any national elections, vote with limited reasoning. Especially, the strategy is aimed to manipulate people of color, or those who empathize with their “plight.”
Yet, many intelligent black citizens have seriously awakened to the political ploy. However, when they do, they are called out. Recently, CNN’s Don Lemon attacked Rev. Bill Owens, the founder of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP). Apparently, Lemon took issue with Rev. Owens for attending a recent meeting with President Trump, in which the two discussed concerns regarding poverty-stricken areas. Lemon essentially insinuated during the live interview that the pastor should not be taken seriously because of his alleged shield for Trump’s “racism.” The CNN host practically accused him of being a sellout to his race.
Lemon asked, “So the president tweeted today he was looking forward to his meeting with wonderful inner-city pastors… any concern for you that the president used this meeting with black leaders to insulate himself from the criticism?”
Rev. Owens replied, “I don’t think so. I don’t think that at all because I have been to the White House four times in five months… So it was nothing about insulating him from anything. He wanted to hear from us, what our concerns were and what he could do to help us.”
Such was the nature of the questioning or the interrogation as it could be more appropriately described. Lemon continued, “So I know it’s hard for you, you think it’s hard to believe that Trump is racist… but he’s repeatedly used racially-charged language. He consistently attacks black and brown elected leaders. So, why is that hard to believe, pastor?”
Owens replied, “I find President Trump a leader of all colors. He attacks whom he will. He’s his own man. And I can’t dictate what he should or shouldn’t do. But he does not just attack black people,” answered Owens. “He attacks anybody, and you know it.”
Lemon jumped at the chance to attack Owens’ faith as a Christian. “So, as a man of faith, as a Christian, you’re saying he attacks anyone. It sounds like you’re condoning attacks? Is that Christianly or godly?”
Rev. Owens pushed back: “I’m just stating a statement of fact… I’m not condoning anything. I’m stating a statement of fact. President Trump does not pick the people he attacks because of color. He attacks anybody he feels needs it.”
“Is that okay with you?” Lemon shot back.
Rev. Owens retorted, “Well, I’m not his judge!”
Yet, the Left and their MSM barking dogs want to be the judge of people who support President Trump. Additionally, they want to be the judge and jury and public character assassins when they can get away with it. It is quite likely that their day of judgment is upon them. Rev. Owens will likely face a lot of criticism for his stand in support of Trump.
He went on to explain that he is currently trying to help black young people and poor people of color in the United States. He explained, I’ve done it, and I’ll do it again, and I will work with this president on that agenda.”
Lemon asked, almost in an accusatory tone, “Did you work with President Barack Obama on that agenda?”
Owens fiercely shot back: “I worked with all presidents on that agenda — all presidents. I work with anybody who wants to help this country and help our inner-city young people. I don’t want them to have to go through what I went through to get where I am. Thank God I’m blessed; starting from nothing on the other side of scratch, I have three university degrees because God blessed me and this great country.”
Another strong voice that came out in support of President Trump was Rev. Alveda King, the niece of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She spoke out strongly against the “racist” accusations coming against President Donald Trump. King has spoken on several occasions via various platforms to provide a clear counter to the continual smear tactics of the Left and their MSM “barking dog” behavior. King recently told “Fox & Friends” that such characterizations of Trump as a racist would not be a depiction of the truth. “President Trump is not a racist,” King said.
Rev. Alveda King went on to explain, “I’ve had the experience of going head to head with genuine racists.” And she would ask Trump accusers if they’ve “ever met a real racist.” She continued, “President Trump has said, ‘We all bleed the same,’ he’s very clear on that, and he has done so much for all Americans, including African-Americans.” Rev. King’s solution to America’s problems begins instead by those on both sides of the political aisle need to “look for solutions” with each other. “We have to overcome evil with good… When people call each other racist, we are one blood,” and continuing, she came to a sharper focus “One human race, different ethnicities — we’re not color blind, we can see, but that is for the purpose of appreciating each other, and we have to do that.”
Essentially, one can tell the niece is echoing the words of her famous uncle. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. must have left a deep impression upon her, as she arose as a wise spiritual leader in this time of division and hatred. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. also rose above the petty negative in his speech entitled, “I Have A Dream” in which he also looked at the divisive issues that splintered America and he called for brotherhood as well:
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former Slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood… I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character… I have a dream that one day… right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers…
It almost seems impossible to conceive that around 50 years ago, people in a part of our country had grown so callous to the value of human beings that entrenched hatred led to extremes of brutality and murder as a way to ensure political and social control of their fellow human beings. Yet, when we look at some of the violent crimes of hatred, against people of color, against the people who are religious, or even against people who simply support the POTUS in a public way, maybe it is not so hard to imagine.
A Christian clergyman, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., stood up and spoke out at the risk of his family’s safety and at the risk of his life to change the nation for the better. He faced genuine racists that not only had possessed the internal attitude, but also had helped to create a political system that institutionalized racism through forced segregation. That reality is what Rev. King had to risk his life to fight—the manifestation of personal racism into a legalized political system. This was what the “Democratic” Party established in the South. That was after slavery was abolished! Their oppression was real, not imagined, their tyranny over human lives was truly substantial, not hypothetical.
No matter how much the Left and the MSM barking dogs seek to redefine what racism is, or who a racist is, the reality is that it will be incredibly difficult to have hollow accusations match the real nature of the Democrat control of the South only around 50 years ago. Whether by implication or by vociferous accusation, calling people racists for their opposition to political policies does more damage to the denotative meaning of the word than any other journalistic effort. It represents a gross and purposeful distortion of truth.
Amazingly, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. defined racism as a disease – essentially a disease of the heart that one would see as hatred. In his collection of sermons, Strength to Love, in the sermon entitled, “Loving your enemies,” he explained:
Why should we love our enemies? The first reason is fairly obvious. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction…
Another reason why we must love our enemies is that hate scars the soul and distorts the personality. Mindful that hate is an evil and dangerous force, we too often think of what it does to the person hated. This is understandable, for hate brings irreparable damage to its victims. We have seen its ugly consequences… in the terrible indignities and injustices perpetrated against millions of God’s children by unconscionable oppressors.
But there is another side we must never overlook. Hate is just as injurious to the person who hates. Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true…
So, if Dr. King’s assessment is correct. and racism is a disease reflecting the absence of love in the human heart, then all the accusations, all the implications, or all the blatant uses of the label of racist or racism will not correct the fundamental problem. Unfortunately, the ones who employ such crude tactics may already know that. It is extremely unfortunate, but many black Americans and organizations within the black community like the present day Black Lives Matter, or the Black Muslims of the 60s, and the Black Panthers, who rejected Dr. King’s assessment of racism and his dream even while he was working with the black communities.
America is indeed a land of diversity, but not all voices raised in what appears to be indignation over racism are in harmony. Some people simply follow what others say without much serious or rational thought. Some are confused. And others are filled with genuine hatred themselves. To be a racist, one normally displays symptoms of hatred, or the absence of love towards others. There is no one political party that has a monopoly on hatred, yet God is surely observing all in America in this time, and certainly, He can distinguish what is inside the hearts of humanity. Bearing false witness against one’s fellow human beings is a serious crime in God’s eyes. What the Left and the MSM pass off as political news and intelligent commentary has been confused – the true with the false and the false with the true.
Hopefully. Americans who have eyes to see, and ears to hear, will pay close attention. Divided, “We the People” will fall. United, the government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
Dennis Jamison reinvented his life after working for a multi-billion dollar division of Johnson & Johnson for several years. Currently retired from West Valley College in California, where he taught for nearly 10 years, he now writes articles on history and American freedom for various online publications.
Formerly a contributor to the Communities at the Washington Times and Fairfax Free Citizen, his more current articles appear in Canada Free Press and Communities Digital News. During the 2016 presidential primaries, he was the leader of a network of writers, bloggers, and editors who promoted the candidacy of Dr. Ben Carson. Jamison founded “We the People” – Patriots, Pilgrims, Prophets Writers’ Network and the Citizen Sentinels Network. Both are volunteer groups for grassroots citizen-journalists and activists intent on promoting and preserving the inviolable God-given freedoms rooted in the founding documents.
Jamison also co-founded RedAmericaConsulting.com to identify, counsel, and support citizen-candidates, who may not have much campaign money, but whose beliefs and deeds reflect the role of public servants rather than power-hungry politicians.