HERE’s an article I think everyone should read. I won’t do more than a brief excerpt — I think the emotional verbiage is more than a bit over the top — but the sentiment is sound, and that’s what I agree with. The article refers to “our-first-black-attorney-general” Eric Holder’s comments:
Race issues continue to be a topic of political discussion, but “we, as average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race.”
Holder’s speech echoed President Barack Obama’s landmark address last year on race relations during the hotly contested Democratic primaries, when the then-candidate urged the nation to break “a racial stalemate we’ve been stuck in for years” and bemoaned the “chasm of misunderstanding that exists between the races.” Obama delivered the speech to try to distance himself from the angry rhetoric of his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
NOTE to Eric Holder ~and~ Barack Obama: It’s difficult in the extreme to have anything like an “open and honest discussion about Race” when the vanguards, the standard-bearers of Racial Issues in the Liberal contingent, the Jesse Jacksons and the Al Sharptons, shut down all open and honest discussion with cries of “RAAAACIST!!!” whenever they don’t like the topic.
If you don’t like the fact that there’s no open and honest discussion on race, then shut the race-baiters up, would ya please?
Rob Lamb’s response:
So that is our first black attorney general, well let me tell ya Holder you are in insult to all black patriots is this country.You need to look inward to find the cowardice my friend. The cowardice that comes from the too many millions of people who do not have the intestinal fortitude to pay attention in school, work hard, do the right things in life, get a job, any job, stand up for themselves, and start their lives with heads held high; instead they blame drugs, alcohol, and a vile, contemptible, loathsome system which has been gone for over a hundred and forty years. Millions of Americans of all colors do the right thing every day, but there are far too many who use the cowardice of ‘injustice’ to write off all their lack of self esteem.
Injustice? Sure, there are still injustices. Just remember, I received no ‘justice.’ None. Just thousands of dollars of debt, a felony record, and a bullet hole in my chest and the pain of knowing my family suffered as a result. But I went on with my almost-ruined life, held menial jobs to get back on my feet, and have seen my kids through college and graduate school.
Rob also explains why he’s so bitter about Holder’s statement, which is worth the read in itself. Take a few minutes today (or this weekend) and read the whole thing.