Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dear Barack

Dear Barack    By Mychal Massie

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This is intended to be an open letter to you, Barack Obama. I will dispense with the usual salutatory “Dear Mr. blah blah” because to address you as same would mean that I accept you as my president, which I cannot and do not. I know that my words will offend those for whom the color of your skin means more than the quality of your job performance. But I place a high premium on the performance of the man who occupies the position you do. A performance that is based on leadership, loyalty to America and adherence to the Constitution of The United States. I view you, in the absence of any of those qualities, as a seat-holder for an American leader who embodies those qualities, and who has respect for We the People of this great nation, which you are doing your best to defile.

Barack, many Americans wanted to see you do well not because they accepted your leadership and vision for America because they did not. They wanted you to do well because you are the first person of color to occupy the most powerful office in the world. I suffered under no such illusions.

I knew that any person who would viciously fight against saving children who had survived an attempted abortion, arguing defacto, as you did, that these children who were outside the womb and capable of surviving must not be provided care to keep them alive could not be trusted to act in the best interest of our nation. You can reread my syndicated column “Darth Democrat” (; 11/16/04). You remember that one I’m sure. You certainly should after the response it evoked from you.

The legislation you savagely fought to defeat in Chicago would have sentenced Sarah Smith, Dr. Imre Teglasy, Heidi Huffman, Josiah Presley, and Gianna Jessen as well as many other children who survived despite attempts to murder them by abortion.

Barack, President Kennedy was driven to relationships outside of his marriage. By any reasonable definition of the word addicted, he was addicted to prescription pain pills for the chronic back and related pain he suffered every hour of his life in the White House. And it is documented that it was the dead people voting en masse that enabled him to defeat Richard Nixon for the Presidency. But he loved America. He served his country in the military, and he suffered life-altering injury. You’re nothing like he was.

Lyndon Johnson was as bigoted as they came, but he reached out to Republicans to pass legislation (the Civil Rights Act) to end social injustice. Bill Clinton was a serial philanderer and physically abused women, but any condemnation afforded him pales in comparison to that which is due you. Even Jimmy Carter, a southerner who often referred to how well his “mamma took care of the nigras that worked for them,” didn’t foment racial discord.

In the history of The United States, no president has worked as systematically to enrage racial tensions between Americans as you have. I know that you would disagree publicly, and that those who worship the color of your skin will either disagree or say, "so what."

Barack, your legacy could have been not only that you ended racial problems in this country, but also you had it within your power to diminish racial strife worldwide. Instead, you have shamelessly exacerbated and fomented racial discord in America and, I argue, by default around the world.

You are quick to malign and undermine the authority of police, specifically the Cambridge police, whom you publicly called “stupid” when, in fact, they were doing their job to make sure of the safety of Professor Gates.

You have given your tacit support fully aware that your Attorney General, Eric Holder, issued an edict within the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, whereby he refuses to prosecute any civil rights cases in which the victim and/or aggrieved is not black.

You interjected yourself into the Trayvon Martin situation but have been silent in the aftermath of the vicious murder of Christopher Lane, the 22-year old East Central University baseball player in southern Oklahoma. The media and district attorney are claiming the murder wasn’t racially motivated, but you know full well that had three white teens murdered a black person, the assessment would be different.

World War II veteran, Delbert “Shorty” Belton, aged 88, in Spokane, Washington was brutally beaten to death and robbed by black teenagers, and you have had nothing to say. And we cannot help but notice that you had nothing to say about the police officer who suffered a fractured skull at the hands of blacks as he was trying to rescue a woman being assaulted. Perhaps you thought he was “stupid,” too?

The silence coming from you is deafening pursuant to (the black) teenager De’Marquise Elkins who is accused of shooting 13-month old Antonio Santiago in the face, resulting in the baby’s death during a robbery attempt of the baby’s mother.

You have had nothing to say about the 10,000-plus blacks murdered by other blacks from the day George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin in self-defense to the day George Zimmerman was found not guilty of all charges. How silent would you have been if whites had murdered 10 blacks?

You have offered no condemnation of the horrific threats and taunts by the New Black Panthers, which included raising money across state lines for the purpose of offering a reward for the murder of George Zimmerman and calling for white babies to be killed.

President Eisenhower sent National Guard to insure Arkansas schools were integrated. You sat silent and allowed your Justice Department to refuse to prosecute New Black Panther members for intimidating white voters in Philadelphia, PA.

You have had the opportunity to lead America away from the aberrant behavior and animus by many blacks as well as, for all intents and purposes, to retire racial discord to the ash heaps of American history. Instead, you have worked to fertilize and promote racial animus and hostility toward whites by blacks.

A leader wouldn’t do that. Not even the past presidents from your own party – a party whose history is steeped in racial prejudice – have contributed to racial discord as you have. It would be nice if I could wish you well, but, as it is, I can only wish you were gone.

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