If you follow the
political games of the left leaning Democratic Party, you no doubt realize
that this party has long been hijacked by radicals and malcontents who are
only happy when they are offended.
are the race pimps of the NAACP, the gender pimps of the National Organization
of Women, the radical environmentalists who are really just socialists posing
as nature lovers, and of course the gun grabbers who hate the right to self-defense.
is a strange, dysfunctional bunch to be sure. And to be certain this collection
of whiners has surely issued forth some of the most asinine comments ever
to fall on a Conservative’s ears. And just when you think you have heard
it all, just when you think, “no way they can say anything any more inane
than that,” they top themselves.
Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) is the latest Liberal to not be content just residing
at the very bottom of the pit of asininity. No, my friends, Ms. Lee has proceeded
to start digging. Recently Ms. Lee found offense at the naming of hurricanes.
Yes, the names of these destructive and deadly storms are not inclusive enough
to suit Sheila Jackson Lee.
like some of the storms to have African-American sounding names. Is this
what diversity has come to mean in America? Are we now so petty that everything
must be multi-cultural?
is the depth to which the race baiters in our country have now sunk? Creating
racial incidents for Blacks to be offended over has long been a favorite
activity for people like Ms. Lee. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have made
very lucrative careers at it.
sudden offense over the naming of hurricanes is surely the worst example
of playing the race card unnecessarily. This ridiculous stand is not going
to help race relations in America. If anything it will serve to divide us
instead of uniting us.
should do better by her constituents than playing the role of victimized
and oppressed Black woman. Frankly, if the naming of hurricanes is the only
problem a Black Congresswoman faces then race relations are in tremendous
the truth is race relations are pretty good here, better than ever before
and improving every year. The fact is this, the average American could really
care less what color their neighbor or co-worker is. Out here in the real
world, where Ms. Lee does not reside, the vast majority of us see clearly
that skin color is no real measure of anything.
simply a color, and the fact is it IS only skin deep. The fact Ms. Lee and
the NAACP and Jesse Jackson are afraid to face up to is this: the war against
racism is largely over. Racism, while it will never be completely obliterated,
is effectively gone from this nation.
are no more separate schools. The segregation, which is my beloved South’s
great shame, is no more. No more Whites Only signs hang anywhere in America.
Those who fought the civil rights war won, and rightfully so.
For some that fought that war there was a catch, however. Once they had gained
victory for equality, the need for protests, boycotts, and raising of our
collective conscience was also gone. This is not good for those who have
come to make their living off fighting racism.
likes of Jesse Jackson, the NAACP and obviously Sheila Jackson Lee have sought
to keep fighting the fight even if it means creating racism where there is
none. We all know how the Confederate flag, fought under by Southerners of
all colors and religions, has been used as a wedge to embitter Black Americans
by these race pimps.
everything and everyone is a possible target for these folks. Southerners
have seen our heritage raked over the coals repeatedly. Many have had their
careers and lives ruined for uttering some innocent remark, which has been
blown out of proportion. Is this what we fought the war against real racism
for? So we can now find offense and injustice in everything?
Sheila Jackson Lees of the world creating racism is simple job security.
She has bamboozled her constituents into believing she is defending them
from racism in America. If they ever saw the truth then they might reject
her message of petty bitterness and vote for someone else. So Ms. Lee and
those like her will continue to invent racist events to ensure they retain
their power. Guess it beats actually working for a living.
who cared enough to fight against the bigotry which at one time was a problem
in America did a noble deed. Their fight does not deserve to be perverted
by the Sheila Jackson Lees of the world.
Doug Hagin is a freelance writer.