As part of her response to the recent shootings in Minnesota, Baton Rouge and now Dallas, Hillary Clinton spoke with MSNBC’s Lester Holt today about what she’ll do to improve race relations, if elected.
“Madam secretary it seems we have been stuck on this conversation about race in this country in a perpetual loop. We’re not getting very far; some would argue we’ve slipped backwards. President Obama has spent eight years on this and hasn’t been able to move the needle. How will you move the needle on race relations? Is there a moonshot type strategy?”
Hillary’s response is not only ironic but hilarious-
“..I think everyone understands that we have some very deep divides in our country and if we don’t start adressing them and that’s a matter of urgency and its not just for some people to do it, but it’s for all of us to do it, then I believe that we will find ourselves in an even worse downward spiral…”
What’s remarkable is that she’s just been endorsed by Barrack Obama, one of the most divisive figures of our time, who just stated in a press conference that, “All of us as Americans should be troubled by these shootings- Because these are not isolated incidents — they’re symptomatic of a broader set of racial disparities that exist in our criminal justice system.”
This kind of race-baiting not only fuels the fire of movements like Black Lives Matter and the New Black Panthers, it’s completely erroneous. Not only do studies show that police officers kill more whites than blacks, but that of all the homicides committed against blacks, ninety percent were committed by other blacks. This, however, doesn’t fit into the narrative that’s perpetuated by the political and media bullies on the left. So it’s conveniently left out and instead President Obama begins his usual discourse on- you guessed it- gun control.
“The vast majority of them do their job in outstanding fashion. I also indicated the degree to which we need to be supportive of those officers who do their job each and every day, protecting us and protecting our communities. Today is a wrenching reminder of the sacrifices they make for us.
We also know when people are armed with powerful weapons, unfortunately, it makes attacks like these more deadly and more tragic.
In the days ahead, we will have to consider those realities as well.”
Its important to note that whenever someone is killed by a white person (or a very pale Hispanic) and they’re black, it’s an issue of race and justice is sought long before the evidence begins rolling in, like in Ferguson. But it never stops there because we’ve seen the riots, the looting and the violence that occurs. In fact, it wasn’t long after the Dallas attack that people began looting a convenience store nearby and pouring alcohol over news crew vehicles. This was before the suspect was revealed to be Micah Johnson, an army veteran and a black man. It’s all a direct result of the narrative that’s being passed as truth: that there’s an implicit bias within Americans and our police force.
The point is, blaming Americans and our police force for the actions of a few is divisive. That’s why its laughable (or disheartening) when Clinton or Obama address Americans in such a way. Divisive speech is a part of their native tongue, as witnessed in this video.