Joe Biden Stirred Resentment NOT Harmony or Healing at the Tulsa Race Massacre “Reconciliation”
By Jonus Freeman – 6/1/21
In reflecting on Joe Biden’s remarks in Tulsa at the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre on Tuesday, one has to wonder whether he truly considers himself president of all the people, or just those he can easily pander to on divisive issues. Last tweek, I wrote of the plans in the works for the the 100th anniversary commemoration of the Tulsa Race Massacre. Indeed, Joe Biden did emerge from the White House and showed up at the event in Tulsa. It may have been critically important to the Left that he make the most of the very well-staged production to remind Americans of our divisive past. Unfortunately, his attempt at providing some semblance of hope for racial harmony was limited to comments about how many racially mixed couples appear in various television commercials.
I challenge you: Find today, when you turn on the stations, sit on one station for two hours. And I don’t know how many commercials you’ll see, eight to five, two to three out of five have mixed-race couples in them. That’s not by accident. They’re selling soap, man,” Biden said to a laughing crowd in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “Not a joke,” he added.
Seriously, he may not have been joking; but, now we have the answer to what Joe was so involved with during those months last summer while hanging out in his basement.
Political activist Stacey Abrams did not show up as scheduled as the keynote speaker for a nationally televised event set up by the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission. It was announced to those who were planning on attending the Abrams speech that “Due to unexpected circumstances with entertainers and speakers, the Centennial Commission is unable to fulfill our high expectations for Monday afternoon’s commemoration event and has determined not to move forward with the event at this time.”
The cancellation of the event four days before it was to occur was odd, but a CBS news report stated that the planned broadcast was cancelled because of a lawyer demanding millions of dollars for survivors and some heirs of victims. Apparently, demands made of the Commission were considered unreasonable. According to CBS News, the lawyer claimed that the survivors had not agreed to participate in the event, and he was representing their demands for $1 million each for the survivors of the massacre and an additional $50 million fund for survivors and descendants.
Those demands were based upon the law firm of Solomon-Simmons, stating that they “requested” the “reparations” and made no demands. The Oklahoman on Friday stated that the “managing partner with Solomon Simmons Law, said the heart of the matter was the centennial commission’s decision to cancel its event because it was unwilling to give reparations to massacre survivors and their descendants.” There are definitely two sides to this controversy. However, IMHO, ambulance chaser verbiage at whatever level, still shows up as lawyers trying to make a quick buck off of legitimate victims.
Stacey Abrams not showing up, however, may not have gone over well with all the people expecting to hear her “words of wisdom” to help all of the “unwoke” learn more about “equity” and “systemic racism,” the Marxist-originated concepts revealing the Socialists’ intent of dividing Americans utilizing their latest weapon of race-based identity-politics. However, the accusations of white supremacist domination are not entirely inaccurate. The original 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre was likely initiated by the Ku Klux Klan as my article last week explained. Is it that hard to believe that a Klan member helped to found Tulsa? Is it so hard to believe that Oklahoma had been dominated by the Democrat Party since the days of the Civil War?
It is also extremely ironic that there is very little reflection or any attribution that Tulsa County Sheriff William McCullough, a white man and a Republican, stood up to the mob of those White Supremacists that night of May 31, 1921, and he did so to protect the accused black teenager Dick Rowland to make sure there would be no lynching and that the law was upheld. Rowland had been arrested, but it became clear later that it was for his own protection. It was clear that after a brief investigation that there was no “assault” upon a young white lady as media reports had indicated. There is also very few media references today to the fact that Black patrolman, Henry C. Pack, helped in the arrest of Dick Rowland. As reports of the day indicated, Rowland was in danger of being lynched. Is it that hard to believe that a Klan dominated Tulsa would want to lynch a black man for assaulting a white woman in 1921?
Of course, Joe Biden’s speech was not cancelled, and unfortunately, he decided to use emotionally divisive points amidst the historic facts he brought out, but did not choose to impart the important historic facts just mentioned in the previous paragraph. They do not fit the narrative that is being driven by the concepts of the divisive Critical Race Theory. That is one of the Democrat-Progressives’ or Socialist-Communists’ main narratives in this time. Biden and the “Democratic” Party didn’t need Stacey Abrams to fan the flames of resentment over race- based political pandering. Biden used the occasion to spew a good amount of divisive and inflammatory rhetoric to those gathered at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa:
We must address what remains the stain on the soul of America… What happened in Greenwood was an act of hate and domestic terrorism with a through line that exists today still. Just close your eyes, remember what you saw in Charlottesville four years ago on television. Neo-Nazis, white supremacists, the KKK coming out of those fields at night with lighted torches, the veins bulging as they were screaming. Remember? Just close your eyes and picture what it was.
The question I asked in the article last week was whether the Commemoration of the Tulsa Race Massacre would be motivated by genuine reconciliation or driven by resentment and a desire for revenge or retribution. Biden’s words definitely did not aim for honest and sincere reconciliation which could lead toward healing. He spoke words of division and disharmony between races – not encouraging people to forgive and love and unite, but to continue to breed resentment over the racial crimes that were fomented by his Party, and the terrorist arm of his Party, the Ku Klux Klan. Yet, he never apologized for his Party fomenting such racially-based crimes in the South. Even Obama, while president would not apologize for such crimes, or for the criminal enterprise of slavery prepetuated by his Party. And, he was asked just to apologize on behalf of the Party, when he would not even talk about the concept of reparations over slavery. He was asked and did nothing.
What may be even worse, is that Joe Biden said nothing of the Black Nationalists who marched through Tulsa over the weekend threatening Whites with violence and even threatening to “kill all Whites” in videos on Twitter (so much for Twitter’s hate speech removal policies). But, Biden coming to Tulsa in the wake of such a racist-driven, hate-laden, overt demonstration of intimidation, and not addressing it for what it is, not even offering a peep of condemnation, shouts volumes. And, for the mainstream media not to show the footage of the Brown Shirts of BLM and Black Nationalist terrorists marching through the streets of Tulsa makes their silence inextricably tied together in their duplicitousness.
The Tulsa commemoration of this horrible event in America in 1921 was totally understandable and the evil that happened there is to be seriously condemned – especially due to the mainstream media’s long inattention to this horror. But to use this despicable tragedy and the collective suffering of the people as a political event, or a fundraising opportunity, to exploit the situation is also despicable. This was to be a time of reconciliation, of igniting healing, not resentment. Democrats were collectively behind the original race massacre in 1921, and they seem to claim no historical responsibility for such horror. In truth, they dishonor those who lost their lives in such a manifestation of inhumanity to one’s fellow man.