Crimes Of Political Expediency – From My Vault
The recent decision in Pennsylvania that showing identification to vote was somehow discriminatory and disenfranchises poor (read blacks) people is a disgraceful court ruling. Following is my syndicated column from October 26, 2004. It addresses this very problem. “I Was Right Then And I’m Right Now.”
There are reasons beyond the socioeconomic that keep people trapped in defeatism and marginalization. One is how many of the people think of themselves and what the elite liberals think of them. Their inculcated patterns of behavior are counterproductive to reality. And such behaviorisms are accompanied with an incomprehensible primary causal factor of “It’s because I’m black.”
As I have said before, so I say again: The crime of ignorance that accompanies such a mindset, pales in comparison to the crime liberal whites and blacks commit for political expediency.
As I have written before, blacks and Hispanics are given passes for irresponsible behavior and lack of personal responsibility – passes that elude other groups who are unable to use race as a reason for same.
At no time in recent history is this more glaringly obvious than in the primal cries of voter suppression and voter intimidation. Once again, blacks and Hispanics – but especially blacks – are the useful idiots of liberal socialists.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]Voter suppression and voter intimidation are this election cycle’s James Byrd and Matthew Shepard. At what point will these people open their eyes to the injustice they willingly accept being perpetrated upon them?
Liberal special-interest groups registered large numbers of inner-city black and Hispanic voters, but are not teaching them what to do when they get to the ballot box. It is highly unlikely these people (if they vote at all) know how to operate the machine or exactly where their polling place is or know anything more about the candidate than his name. It is unlikely they know what is expected of them when they arrive.
My son now votes by absentee ballot, but from his birth, I took him with me to vote. He remembers my explaining why we vote, why I was voting for a particular candidate and what the issues were. I received no small amount of pleasure having him experience the entire process. I took pride in knowing one day he would be able to participate by casting his own vote. Yet he sometimes still calls me with a question. Who will these people call? Who has prepared them to confidently participate?
A professional colleague keeps his voter registration in his wallet. It gives his name, address and where he is to vote. He goes to the polls and expects to show registration and/or a photo ID, or a utility bill to authenticate who he is so there is no question of his being a legitimate voter. Of course, he is white … liberals expect him to be responsible (sarcasm intended).
Yet it will be incidents born from precisely such lack of preparation and understanding on any level that will unleash legions with cries of disenfranchisement.
When the NAACP arrives at a Missouri polling center with a busload of questionable voters and one minute left to vote – who is realistically responsible for suppressing the vote?
When liberal registrars are paid in crack cocaine, who is suppressing the vote?
When people go to the wrong polling place and are turned away, is it suppressing the vote, or the center doing its job? I have gone to the wrong polling place in the past – being instructed where the right place was for me to go did not offend my sensibilities.
During the recent mayoral election in Philadelphia, Pa., why wasn’t the destroying of mayoral candidate Katz’s signs and union thugs bullying voters viewed as suppression or intimidation?
Where is the dignity – where is the responsibility – when a federal judge in Ohio rules that people (referenced as mostly poor, which is code for blacks) can cast ballots at the wrong polling places? Based on an argument that said people vote mostly Democrat and would be dissuaded from participating in the election process if forced to follow the same guidelines as (heaven forbid) responsible voters (read white).
Liberals are intent on two things this election: undermining established election laws and using uneducated blacks to do it. How many of these useful idiots will even be permitted into the halls to await the returns on election night? How many of these who so willingly submit to marginalization will be permitted even a sniff of coffee at the homes of those who have used them?
The only thing more despicable than these Mohockian reprobates, are those who sell their souls for a seat at Barmecide’s table. If you want to know what liberals really think about blacks and women, just look at what they reduce them to.[adsanity id=11210 align=alignleft /]
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here