Sunday, August 25, 2013

An Inconvenient Conversation

In view of recent brutal murders, I wonder if Eric-"Americans are cowards"-Holder is still hungering for a "conversation on race."

An 88-year-old WWII veteran who was wounded in action during the war was beaten to death by two black teenagers in Spokane, Washington. Where are the inflated expressions of outrage from our self-righteous president?

The president was "not aware" of the Christopher Lane murder, according to his spokesperson. There will be no press conference called to express his fury over the young white man shot dead by blacks as he was jogging in Oklahoma. Dead white people apparently are irrelevant to this president.

I wonder if the murderers in these two slaughters look like President Obama's imaginary son? Or is that distinction reserved exclusively for black victims rather than black perpetrators? Rhetorical questions, of course. To President Obama, race relations seem to be a one-way street; blacks are always the victims.

The damage the Obama administration has done to interracial relations in this country is enough to make the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. do backflips in his grave. As we approach the 50th anniversary of King's "I Have a Dream' speech, whatever happened to "the content of their character" as the priority in human relationships? Race is being falsely injected into almost any topic of discussion originating at the Obama White House.

I think I know who the "cowards" are, and skin color has nothing to do with it. That might be worth a "national conversation." But I won't hold my breath.