Romney's Not Too White, Liberals Are Too Bigoted
Here it comes and to those of you who have been following me it should come as no surprise. That said, in all fairness, anyone with a modicum of common sense had to know it was coming also. I’m talking about the racial attacks against Mitt Romney. Let me once again make it clear–I am not a Romney supporter nor will I be. So following is not a treatise in support of “my candidate.”
The Washington Examiner is reporting that a bigoted, white, liberal group is calling Romney “too white for blacks to like.” The Examiner reports: “The group is directed by Razor & Tie co-founder Cliff Chenfeld, former Media Matters for America president Eric Burns, former AOL chief creative officer and co-founder of theknot.com Michael Wolfson, and former New York Times journalist Andrew Zipern. ‘The Message’s [an online media hub] unique mix of entertainment experience, political and messaging savvy, online creativity and distribution expertise, and a journalist’s eye makes it the platform Democrats and progressives need to lift their voices above the Republicans and have a cultural conversation that molds this election cycle and beyond,’ added the release.” (Liberal Group Calls Romney Too White For Blacks To Like; WashingtonExaminer.com; 7/10/12)
Let me sum it up for you. The sensus plenior of their admonition their saying, “The message…makes it the platform Democrats and progressives need to lift their voices above the Republicans and have a cultural conversation that molds this election cycle and beyond” is this: They are advocating the use of racial politics to brand all Republican and conservative candidates as anti-blacks. The objective being to incite blacks to oppose Republicans/conservatives based solely on color of skin.
The only way their message gets any more offensive is that there is no shortage of blacks who are eagerly willing to buy into such a sinful, divisive message.
The question that is asked by fair-minded individuals is: “When will this kind of evil stop?” The simple answer is that it will stop when We the People stop allowing this type of discourse to gain traction.
The way to accomplish that is to confront it head on. What does it say pursuant to the opinion white liberals have of blacks? What does it say about the opinion that many blacks have of themselves? Need I point out that cities and states across the nation have blacks in key leadership positions? Did whites help them get elected or vote for them? Was the black vote by itself enough to elect Obama or did it take a substantial number of white votes?
As I said, the admonitions of the bigoted, white, liberal groups are not only contemptible, but they also show the low opinion they have of blacks. The overwhelming majority of Americans, regardless of their political persuasions, could not be less interested in holding blacks down. But there is a small subsection of hateful, malevolent, bigoted, white Marxist liberals who aspire to use race to keep blacks in line with their agendas and to bludgeon others into silence.
The level of black animus toward whites, before Obama, his wife, and their Marxist-Leninist minions took office, may not have necessarily been on the decline as such, but it was nowhere near the level it is today.
It is my unapologetic opinion that racial assignations have never been anything but a tool to keep us separated and to foment antagonism between people based on color of skin. White bigots used it during slavery and during the Jim Crow era. The Klu Klux Klan used it to divide and terrorize. Now the progeny of those groups are using it to keep blacks angry and segregated.
It is a shameful act to prostitute race as currency in order to retain power and rank. Blacks should be outraged that these bigoted liberal groups think so little of them as to treat them in such a way. They should be outraged that the man they champion as president advocates, in unprecedented proportions, the murder of their unborn babies.
When Romney spoke to the NAACP, he spoke of what amounted to fiscal responsibility and of moving forward as a nation. When Joe Biden spoke to the same group, his message was one intended to incur anger and disenfranchisement. When Eric Holder spoke to them, his message was intended to foment fear and animus. Both Biden and Holder used hot-button cliches to paint Republicans as racists out to do them harm and deny them opportunity.
You and I know the truth. We know America is not out to suppress blacks and if blacks would stop to take a reasonable look around them–they would realize that there isn’t a cadre of whites hiding behind bushes to ambush them. They would realize that blacks who do not share their backward-thinking, self-limiting thought processes are not sellouts or Uncle Toms.
Those of us who embrace truth and equality must vigorously oppose racial assignations–because as long as they are subscribed to, liberal bigots will have the ammunition they need to keep us divided and untrusting of one another.
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