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    Comment from Lou - I have many black friends and love them. I do not hate people because of the color of their skin. But I do not like it when people spread hate like the Obama's have done. It was white people that elected Obama and they still both preached that whites hate blacks. They are both simply racist against white people. Hate and racism is not a black or white issue, it is a hate and prejudice issue. I did not vote for Obama because of his values and the way he mocked Jesus and the Bible. But there are many black men I would vote for if they ran.



    Glen B Smith
    To:
    Lou Newton

    Oct 31 at 4:16 PM

    Michelle Obama Says She ‘Can’t Make People Not Afraid of Black People,’ Laments ‘White Flight’

    October 30th, 2019

    By Amanda Prestigiacomo

    Copied from the DailyWire.com

    Former First Lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday that she “can’t make people not afraid of black people . . . But maybe if I show up every day as a human, a good human, doing wonderful things, loving my family, loving our kids, taking care of things that I care about — maybe, just maybe that work will pick away at the scabs of our discrimination . . . Maybe that will slowly unravel it.”

    “That’s all we have,” Mrs. Obama continued. “Because we can’t do it for them, because they’re broken. Their brokenness in how they see us is a reflection of this brokenness. And you can’t fix that. All you can do is the work.”

    The former First Lady also lamented so-called “white flight” during the summit interview. Former First Lady Michelle Obama continued:

    “As families like ours — upstanding families like ours who were doing everything we were supposed to do and better. As we moved in, white folks moved out because they were afraid of what our families represented,” she said, according to The Washington Examiner.

    “I want to remind white folks that y’all were running from us . . . This family, with all the values that you read about, you were running from us. And you’re still running because we’re no different than the immigrant families that are moving in,” Mrs. Obama claimed. “The families that are coming from other places to try to do better. But, because we can so easily wash over who we really were — because of the color of our skin, because of the texture of our hair — that’s what divides countries, artificial things."

    Journalist Amanda Prestigiacomo added,

    In 2018, Americans named Mrs. Obama the most admirable woman, edging out former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to Gallop polling. Oprah Winfrey came in a distant second to Mrs. Obama.

    Moreover, Mrs. Obama’s husband, former President Barack Obama, “was the winner among men for the 11th consecutive year, including one year as president-elect, eight as president and two as former president,” Gallop reported.

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    COMMENT:

    A Roman Catholic parent does not allow his children to be unsupervised with RCC priest or to attend RCC sponsored camps for children. His reasoning is that the RCC priesthood has long been a protected hideout for all sorts of sexual perversion. He acknowledges that the vast majority of RCC priests are not perverts, but because they all wear the same vestments, no one can discern which priest will rape his children. He hopes for a day when the RCC is free from sexual predators, but until then, he will remain cautious on the side of protecting his children.

    Question: Should the behavior of this Roman Catholic parent be labeled prejudice or judicious? If this parent were a black man who lived in the Republic of Ireland and all the RCC priests were of Irish ancestry, should his behavior be labeled racial prejudice?

    Are white people prejudice against black people without cause?

    Some children are afraid of Santa Clause. It is beneficial for children to be afraid of anything different or strange. The origins of such fears are in self-preservation and are considered normal. Fear of Santa Clause exposes the necessity of avoiding the unknown or at least being cautious. Once the child has adapted to the official role of Santa Clause, the fear subsides and Santa is accepted.

    Both these examples, a child's fear of Santa and the RCC parent, describe appropriate behavior and the process required to change that behavior. The RCC priesthood must establish itself as safe for parishioners, and the child must become acclimated to the role of Santa. In the situation with the RCC the blame falls entirely upon the RCC priesthood and requires change made by priests, while with the child who is afraid of Santa requires familiarity and assurances.

    To switch these two resolutions where the child who is fearful of Santa is now required to become trusting of priests through familiarity and assurances as though the RCC priesthood is totally innocent of rampant sexual perversion is potentially dangerous, even if the odds of one's RCC priest being a sexual pervert is lower than not being one. It would be negligent and careless for the RCC parent to be expected to remediate his caution through assurances by the RCC priest and increased contact (familiarity) of his children.

    This illustration exposes the flaws of Mrs. Obama's position. White flight is like a child being afraid of Santa Clause and unlike the RCC parent being justifiably restrictive with his children when it comes to RCC priests.

    Mrs. Obama is right on when she said, "I can’t make people not afraid of black people." The only way American black people can overcome the stigma against them is the same way the RCC must overcome the stigma against priests. A significant number of American blacks must change their behavior where the number of their crimes are no more than crimes committed by the people they wish would not be prejudice against them. As long as black Americans represent the high percentage of crimes on the daily news, white people will remain "afraid" of black people.

    Mrs. Obama continued with the common black racial rhetoric of placing the blame on the broken white race. She said, “That's all we have. Because we can’t do it for them, because they’re broken. Their brokenness in how they see us is a reflection of this brokenness. And you can’t fix that. All you can do is the work.”

    It seems this would be akin to saying the RCC parent is broken and not the RCC priesthood.

    Mrs. Obama blames "the color of our skin . . . and the texture of our hair — that’s what divides countries."

    How, then, does she account for this Gallop Poll in 2018?

    Americans named Mrs. Obama the most admirable woman, edging out former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to Gallop polling. Oprah Winfrey came in a distant second to Mrs. Obama.

    Moreover, Mrs. Obama’s husband, former President Barack Obama, “was the winner among men for the 11th consecutive year, including one year as president-elect, eight as president and two as former president.”

    Mrs. Obama bounces between the necessity of American blacks to follow the Obama family example to change American society and blaming the brokenness of white people with having prejudices based upon skin color and hair texture. Obviously, the above Gallop poll or the electing of Mr. Obama as president twice would have never happened if the opinions of the majority of Americans were based upon skin color and hair texture. However, the likelihood might be the contrary. If Mr. Obama had been a white first term senator with same lack of administrative, foreign relations, economic, or leadership experience or record and no military service, could such a white man won over the long serving, former POW, white Senator John McCain? I guess Mr. Obama's win might represent the brokenness in the guilt felt by white people, but it cannot represent racial bias based on skin color and hair texture.

    Observing advertising, television programs, media, movies, music videos, and college and professional athletes indicate there are a far greater percentage of American blacks represented than the 13% of the American population they compose. How does this happen if the opinions of the majority of Americans are biased against black people because of skin color and hair texture? Obviously, any bias against black people must not be because of their skin color or hair texture anymore than there is a bias against RCC priests because of their vestments. However, it is wise advice not to let RCC priests baby sit your children, even if not wearing the vestments while proclaiming, “I can’t make people not afraid of RCC priests." Fear of what RCC priests might do to your children breeds from the behavior of the priests rather than from the parents who fear them. The same fear or caution is being realistic about American blacks. Avoiding American blacks reduces the likelihood of becoming a victim. Experience, knowledge, and wisdom provide many avenues to be avoided. Not to follow such cautions is broken behavior.

    It is brokenness to allow my six-year-old granddaughter to be escorted to the restroom by the department store Santa Clause or a strange black or white female? Does not allowing such things exhibit unreasonable fear? The character of the enforcing cherub near the toilet throne is assumed whenever my grandchildren enter a public restroom – even for my thirteen-year-old.

    Mrs. Obama, label my behavior as fear and brokenness if you must to justify your own feelings about your skin color and hair texture, but the correct labels are experience, knowledge, and wisdom rather than racism.

    As long as the American black community is represented by such rhetoric as Mrs. Obama and the Reverend Al Sharpton the racial divide continues.

    30 October 2019 the old scribe

    Ps. The last three people personally aided financially are American blacks. The young man before these three is Hispanic.

    None of these people approached me, but I approached them. Experience, knowledge, and wisdom also aids in recognizing people in need and not just those where caution is advised.
    Last edited by Lou Newton; November 3rd, 2019, 01:05 AM.
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