Today in post-racial racism

Post-racial racism? How can that be possible? We’re in a post racial society where Americans no longer see color. I mean, we elected a black man as president, so we’re definitely in a post-racial society!

Y’all know we’ve been hearing that BS for the past four years and we social justice activists all know it’s pretty much unfounded.

Courtesy The Huffington Post

 

Shown above is a flyer to a conference for white Christians only that was held this week in the town of Winfield, Ala., hosted by an Alabama pastor. When asked about the whites only policy, the pastor told a local affiliate:

The organizer of the event, Rev. William C. Collier says that his Church of God’s Chosen (Christian Identity Ministries) is not a hate group but adds that he believes “the white race is God’s chosen people.”

Collier defends why only white Christians are invited.

“We don’t have the facilities to accommodate other people. We haven’t got any invitations to black, Muslim events. Of course we are not invited to Jewish events and stuff,” Collier said.

Separate facilities to “accommodate” other people? What type of facilities are  needed to accommodate besides extra hotel rooms? I didn’t know we people of color required such extra hoops and hurdles for organizers to jump through just to make us on par with the chosen race of people who are in attendance. I guess racists continue to teach me something new about people of color each day.

In a wink and a nod to Confederate sympathizers, Ted Nugent has mused that perhaps this country would have been better off if the South was victorious in the Civil War. Writing for The Washington Times (you know, that other Washington, D.C., paper),  the rock star, criticizing U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, lamented what he feels is the overreaching of the federal government when it comes to the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010.

Because our legislative, judicial and executive branches of government hold the 10th Amendment in contempt, I’m beginning to wonder if it would have been best had the South won the Civil War. Our Founding Fathers’ concept of limited government is dead.

Because of the chief justice’s vote, Fedzilla just burped and is now prepared to gobble up even more of our tax dollars, more of our GDP and limit even more opportunity in the private sector.

Chief Justice Roberts‘ opinion was that Obamacare was a tax, not a mandate under the Commerce Clause to purchase a product, and thatCongress can levy any tax it wants.

As I recall, the president and the government’s very own attorney who argued the case before the Supreme Court said that Obamacare was not a tax. Fascinating, Mr. Chief Justice, that you legislated from the bench that Obamacare is a tax.

Following the chief justice’s logic, our professional political punks in Washington can mandate any tax-penalty they choose. For example, if you don’t buy an Obama-approved green energy automobile, our Fedzillacrats could tax us for refusing to do so. That’s the essence of this ruling.

Obamacare will now join Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as another unaffordable, unsustainable, runaway, unaccountable social program.

Our entitlement programs have bankrupted America. We have dug a financial crater so deep that many doubt we can ever climb out. With his vote, Chief Justice Roberts didn’t give Fedzilla an even bigger shovel, he gave Fedzilla an earth mover with which to dig bigger financial holes.

Quite possibly, with his vote, Chief Justice Roberts just engineered the ultimate demise of this great experiment in self- government. If you think we are skating on financial thin ice now, just wait until 2014 when the full financial tsunami of Obamacare comes crashing down.

(As an aside, don’t you just love how…poorly written this is?)

Ooh, scary stuff. You’d think Roberts and company had declared the U.S. Constitution null and void, and the United Nations had set up a transitional government to bring America and its people under the control of Great Britain or worse–the French!

Is Nugent implying the South would be more inclined to not only retain the institutions of slavery, Jim Crow and promote the myth of docile white womanhood, but also not be vulnerable to having its central government taken over by a Kenyan Muslim socialist who was groomed by his black father and white mother to become the president of the Confederate States? Is Nugent implying American would have been better off it had been controlled by a sector of the country that thrived economically, politically and socially on the subjugation of an entire race of people?

Clearly Nugent is not playing the race card by lamenting the North’s victory in the Civil War. Clearly Nugent is not implying racist, white supremacist notions that black people would have been better off if the south had won the war as we most likely would still be enslaved–thus making it impossible to have a Barack Hussein Obama becoming president. Clearly Nugent wouldn’t espouse those type of ideas because the good ol’ U.S. of A is in a post-racial Utopian state and no such ideas and musings would even cross the minds of our good citizenry.

Nugent, who has a history of inexplicable rants, is clearing playing to the racist notions many whites have about Obama’s presidency and is using what I call the New Southern Strategy politicians are now employing to play on the racial, ethnic and religious suspicions and anxieties and nationalist pride as they equate the president and his policies to Marxist, Islamic (a.k.a., inherently un-American) practices.

As expected, Nugent will deny his use of racial overtones in his assertion and he will use some sort of post-racial euphemism (but I don’t even see color!), go to great lengths to explain how anti-racist he is and how his critique is solely based in the inherent policy differences he has with the president.

We all know if that was the case, his lamentation about the South not winning the civil war would not have even crossed his mind and he would not have felt the need to appeal to the racial biases his political fan base may have towards Obama, black folks and other people of color in general.