RACISM UNDERLYING THE ELECTION
THAT NO ONE WILL TALK ABOUT
By: Roderick T. Beaman
I am, naturally, a politically inclined person. When the topic comes around, I am
always willing to participate in the discussion. I try to explain my (extremely)
libertarian position so that it makes sense. I am always willing to accept and respect the
opinion of anyone else, provided he accepts and respects mine.
I have never been reluctant to take a stand with the exception of with one group -
blacks, unless the particular person is a Republican, a conservative or a libertarian and
that means very few of them. I now wait until I find out his political inclinations.
Every time I have made an exception, I have always come to regret it. I have concluded,
very reluctantly, that the reason is an ingrown racism that has become part and parcel of
In college, I knew several blacks. Wed talk about things politic but there was
never any hostility. I agreed with Barry Goldwaters reservations about the 1964
Civil Rights Bill and wound up fascinated with Malcolm X after reading the memoriam for
him in National Review. I always have had a keen interest in what I felt was a raw deal
that blacks had been given in this country; first by bigots and later by those with
good intentions that the road to hell is paved with.
As the years have passed, I have noticed a greater and greater tendency on the part of
various pundits, black and white, to impute racism to anything that can roughly be called
conservatism or libertarianism. First there were the code words. When crime in
the streets became an issue in the 1960s, why it was just a camouflage for get the
blacks, never mind that the vast majority of people likely to be victimized by crime
were blacks themselves. Pointing that out was dismissed.
Assaults on blacks by whites, such as in New York Citys Bensonhurst and Howard
Beach, are given front-page and lead story news while reverse incidents are ignored. They
were so very convenient because they occurred in one of the very most liberal cities in
the country. "If these things happened in New York City, just imagine what lurks in
the minds of the rest of those white people."
The entire matter has gotten so bad that Marc Lamont Hill has made a career out of
finding the latent racism at work even in a compliment about a black person. When someone
commented that Barack Obama was articulate, he and other blacks found it insulting because
it meant that other blacks werent or that it was unusual if a black were. I guess I
should cease my admiration for Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell. It has gotten so bad
that one hesitates to wonder if we are permitted to comment at all about anything a black
This circle-the-wagons attitude hit me with the O. J. Simpson trial. Many commentators
had noted the racial aspect of the trial with one saying that Simpson did not have a lot
of sympathy among blacks due to a perceived lack of involvement by him. Yet, when the
verdict was announced, the evening news showed students at one famous black college
erupting into smiles, cheers and high fives. It was as if all of them had been on
This has now permeated all of politics and everyday life in this
country. Racism is now accepted to be in the heart of every white person and failure to
accept it and act and think accordingly is evidence of it.
The Clinton presidency was bad enough but the dispute over the Gore-Bush election
brought it into focus. Just about every move the Republicans made was assailed as racist.
With Barack Obama it has gone on steroids.
Since he took office, anything critical of him has been ascribed to the inherent racism
of Americans but there is more to this than a simple black-white parameter. I voted for
Alan Keyes for president in the 2000 Republican primary. I thought then, and still do,
that he would have been a far better president than George W. Bush but I highly doubt
whether he would have been accorded the same protectionism and immunity from criticism
that has been given to Obama.
Barack Obama, not only is black ( but we should note, only about one-third) but his
platform tells the world he hates this countrys free market system. That makes him
an unalloyed hero to the Left and blacks who have been conditioned to resent the system
that has given them the highest standard of living of any other black group in any other
country in the world.
People like Williams, Sowell, Keyes, Clarence Thomas and Herman Cain are sell-outs,
Oreo Cookies, Uncle Toms. Now, Barack Obama, hes a REAL MAN! (For this, I have to
thank Tom Wolfe and his essay, Radical Chic.) So immune to criticism is Barack Obama that
you cant use him as a target for the usual political jokes. Two experiences spring
to my mind.
I have a mock stop smoking program that I distribute in my office. Its step wise,
starting with beating the patient with his choice of a bull whip or rubber hose to prevent
scarring, through extinguishing his cigarette in his eyeball and finishing with what I
call the ultimate in horror and cruelty; calling the patient up in the middle of the night
and playing a Barack Obama speech over the telephone to him. Obviously, its a joke
but it has gotten people to stop smoking.
A patient of mine showed it to a black female pharmacist who, she said, was outraged
and demanded she take it out of her pharmacy, not even put in her wastebasket. Thats
racist, she said.
In another case, in a health club locker room, a group of guys were talking about the
inefficiency and corruption of government. I then told a joke that had made the rounds
when Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi were Senate Majority Leader and Speaker of the House. It
involved a priest asking for Pelosi and Reid to come to his bedside to be with him as he
died. They dutifully came to his bedside but asked why he chose them for this honor. The
priest looked from one to the other, with a look of peaceful contentment and said, "I
wanted to be like Jesus and die between two thieves."
I updated them to John Boehner and Barack Obama figuring they would be biracial and
bipartisan targets. The one black guy became incensed and asked, "Am I supposed to
get anything out of that? I think its disgusting." He never spoke to me again.
I learned a lesson. When you cant make a politician the butt of political jokes like
that, this country is in trouble.
Black and marinated in communism, he is perfect for the Left, far better than even
Malcolm X could ever be. You see, a few inconvenient facts about Malcolm have been lost in
history. He despised liberals and rejected government help as a vehicle for black
advancement. He even went so far as to endorse Barry Goldwater in 1964 (gasp!!!) while
just about every black leader went running to Lyndon Johnson with his blatantly
unconstitutional civil rights bill that has given us quotas and other violations of our
privacy. How dare any upstart black tell a liberal that blacks dont need the
government? In fact, how dare anyone, black or white, tell the government it isnt
needed. Such insolence!
And so, as Barack Obama puts his destruction of The Constitution into high gear through
the various bureaucracies and Executive Orders, he will do so with the impunity of knowing
that his race insulates him in his excesses to complete the socialization of this country.
Vladimir Ulyanov Lenin would be proud.
Dr. Roderick T. Beaman is an osteopathic
family physician practicing in Jacksonville, Florida. Born in New York City, he attended
New York University as an undergraduate. A recipient of a 2003 Ron Paul Liberty in Media
Award, he has had dreams (delusions?) of becoming a writer. He has written a novel that he
has given up hope of ever getting published and so has made it available for the asking
He is a regular columnist for Ether Zone.
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Published in the November 27, 2012 issue of Ether Zone.
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