Aware that I had written on the subject of the three amigos of racial divisiveness in the past, Barack Obama, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson (substitute Eric Holder for Jesse Jackson here), it was time for an instant replay!
In light of the goings on in Ferguson, Missouri, the presence there of Al Sharpton along with the insertion by Barack Obama of himself into the case, a look back at what the endgame for these men might is most definitely warranted!
Is a U.S. race war on the horizon? (TPC, August, 13, 2013)
Or has a race war already begun?
Barack Obama, Al Sharpton and the Reverend Jesse Jackson have been consistent and vociferous participants in the discussion of race in the United States!
Unfortunately, however, to date this participation has proven to be destructive, not constructive, with an endgame that is still somewhat unclear but getting clearer all of the time.
So what exactly is the endgame for these men?
The list below of black-on-white violence since the death of Trayvon Martin may provide some clarity as there has been little actual, and certainly no forceful, public mention by these three amigos of race baiting about any of these crimes.
Why is that?
Why is the only time this President or Sharpton speaks to a specific case it has to do with racial incidents that they cherry pick having the potential to incite and divide rather than heal and bring together?
Why is that?
This seemingly one-sided use of the bully pulpit to create a racial divide did not start for these men with the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case.
I first became aware of the existence of Al Sharpton when Tawana Brawley burst onto the scene in 1987 making what would later be proven to be false accusations of rape against 6 white men that included a police officer.
'...Brawley, then a 15-year-old girl living in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., accused Pagano and five other white men of kidnapping her and raping her over a four-day period in some woods.
Brawley is black. Enter one Al Sharpton, then an obscure minister, ranting, raving and race baiting.
Sharpton, along with two lawyers -- Alton Maddox and C. Vernon Mason -- acted as Brawley's supporters and "advisers."
They bought -- hook, line and sinker -- her tale of being abducted by two of the men and then driven to some woods, where the abductors and four other men raped her.
Sharpton and Brawley's other two "advisers" refused to have her cooperate with state officials. Sharpton called then-New York Gov. Mario Cuomo a racist, and insisted that having Brawley talk to the state attorney general would be akin to having a concentration camp inmate talk with Adolf Hitler....'
For President Barack Obama the use of his position of power to insert himself into specific cases began early on.
In 2009 there was an arrest made in Cambridge, Ma. by a white officer of a black Harvard professor that, thanks in no small part to Obama, became a racially charged situation.
'The Presidency Is Not A Bully Pulpit To Protect Friends (at least until your final days in office), And Certainly Not The Place To Create Racial Tension
Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates is Arrested by Police Sgt. Jim Crowley in Cambridge, Ma.
Regardless of the facts of the case, this is not the venue for the Commander in Chief who appoints the Attorney General (the highest law enforcement official in the land) to get involved and inject his opinion as to the facts that have yet to play themselves out. Of notice is that the arrested is a FOO (Friend of Obama).
The need for a hands off policy is particularly true in a racially charged case where the President comes down on the side of the accused, and invokes the history of racial injustice in the country. All this at a prime time news conference that was meant to plug the holes in the sinking health care reform ship....' (Source)
So is fomenting a race war in the United States the ultimate goal for these men?
That remains to be seen of course and we can only hope that the answer is no but if their arbitrary vocality and silence concerning specific crimes can be used as a guide, it very well might be!
Here are examples of black-on-white incidents since the Trayvon Martin shooting from the blog, Fire Andrea Mitchell:
April 2012 Ohio – Elderly white man Dallas Watts beaten by six juveniles in Ohio while they yelled – THIS IS FOR TRAYVON
April 2012 Chicago – Two black teen beat up a white male in because “they were mad about Trayvon Martin case”
April 2012 Gainesville, Florida – 5 to 8 could blacks attack white man leaving permanent damage to face while yelling Trayvon
April 2012 Baltimore – Black mob beats white tourist in Baltimore – crowd laughs and steals his belongings
April 2012 Arizona – Black male shoots and kills 29 year old ‘white-Hispanic’ Daniel Adkins who had mental capacity of a 12-year-old
April 2012 Oklahoma – Tyrone Woodfork beats to death elderly couple – rapes 85 year old woman
May 2012 Texas - Black man Matthew Lee Johnson robs, sets 76 year old Nancy Harris on fire – she died from her injuries
May 2012 Texas – Antowann Davis takes butcher knife stabs 29 year old Martha Jones at Target store in Dallas
May 2012 Georgia – Black mob of three beats to death Marine and Iraq War Veteran
May 2012 Virginia – Mob of between 30-100 black teens brutally beat white male and female reporters
May 2012 Tampa Florida – Four blacks beat and rob young U.S. Army soldier
June 2012 Georgia – Two black teens allegedly stab to death white pizza delivery woman and mother.
July 2012 Indiana – 24-year-old Jacqueline Gardner (Mother of two) ‘allgedly’ killed by three blacks over $85 tip money
July 2013 Georgia – Joshua Chellew beaten, killed by four blacks
After not guilty verdict for Zimmerman:
July 2013 Baltimore – Blacks yell ‘This is for Trayvon’ beat up Hispanic in Baltimore
July 2013 Houston – Blacks assault white grandmother in Houston during Trayvon protests
July 2013 South Carolina – Marley Lion 17 year old shot to death by four black gangbagers for no reason
July 2013 Connecticut – Five or six black teens for the savage beating of a New Haven Connecticut businessman, steal scooter
July 2013 Maryland – 3 black thugs beat, rob white man in Maryland yelling this is for Trayvon Martin
August 2013 Oklahoma – Australian baseball player Chris Lane killed by two black teens because ‘they were bored.’
August 2013 Memphis – David Santucci murdered ‘allegedly’ by 3 blacks in Trayvon Martin revenge killing
August 2013 Spokane – Delbert Belton World War II veteran beaten to death by two black thugs
August 2013 Memphis – Two blacks douse white man with gasoline, set on fire
August 2013 Poughkeepsie New York – Jovan Tyrek Rogers black thug kills 99-year-old Fannie Gumbinger