Saturday, February 21, 2009

Nation of Cowards?

What the hell is Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States, talking about?

"Though this nation has proudly thought of
itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been
and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards,"
said Holder, nation's first black attorney general.

"It is an issue we have never been at ease
with and, given our nation's history, this is in some ways
understandable," Holder said. "If we are to make progress in this area,
we must feel comfortable enough with one another and tolerant enough of
each other to have frank conversations about the racial matters that
continue to divide us."

Has Holder been living in a cave the past fifty years? We haven't made progress in race relations? Has the fact that the President of the United States is an African-American somehow escaped his attention? His statements would have been valid in 1960, but in the 2009 version of America, they clearly lack credibility. Maybe he has yet to learn that he is the first black Attorney General, I know Bobby Kennedy sported that Hyannis Port tan, but he wasn't a black man.

Bobby's older brother, John, was elected president in 1960, and began to seriously address race issues in the United States. This of course was because of the efforts of Martin Luther King to educate people, and bring racial problems to a national level. Since then, racial issues have been at the forefront of most political platforms.

Considering that African Americans represent around 12% of the US population, it would seem that we, as a country, have resolved many of our racial issues. Hispanics represent over 15% of the American population, and Asians number around 15.2 million, the second largest minority after African Americans. Of course there will always be problems in a diverse society such as ours, but overall, Americans, despite what Holder says, seem to be overcoming racial boundaries.

Holder has proved himself a fool, and has readily bought into Obama's doom and gloom governmental leadership plan. In early 1944, when German support for the war effort was deteriorating, German diplomat Ulrich von Hassel wrote in his diary that "anxiety and horror hold sway". It has become apparent that the Obama plan is to create anxiety and horror among the American populace. In doing that, he hopes that we will blindly follow his misguided policies.

We should ask ourselves, "why do we now have an Attorney General who is so clearly out of touch with reality"?

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