Playing The Race Card Yet Again

Once again a black person is using their race to explain their inappropriate actions. Rep Cynthia McKinney, accused of striking a Capitol Hill police officer, stated Friday that the officer started the incident by “inappropriately touching and stopping” her after she walked past a security checkpoint. Joined at her side were the usual suspects, Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover. And why was the touching and stopping ‘inappropriate’? Why else, because the policeman is a white male and she is a black female.

Now, let’s move away from the fantasy to the reality and describe what seems to have actually happened in the real world, not the one where Cynthia McKinney apparently lives. While visiting an office that she does not work in and does not frequent that often, and while not wearing an idenfitying lapel pin that members of Congress usually wear to identify themselves, McKinney bypassed the checkpoint. The officer, noticing that she had skirted the checkpoint and was unable to identify her, called for her to stop. When she refused, he chased her down and grabbed her shoulder. She responded by turning around and punching the police officer.

As she states:

“Let me be clear. This whole incident was instigated by the inappropriate touching and stopping of me, a female black congresswoman,” McKinney said. “I deeply regret that this incident occurred.”

The sad part is that this is practiced by members of our elected officials, such as McKinney, successfully using the method in order to get themselves in a position of power and making sure that they are allowed to do whatever they want without any reprisals simply because they are perpetual ‘vicitms’ when they are most often people who have had a privileged background themselves

Of course, this happens more and more frequently because no one is willing to step to the plate and call it what it is. The tactic is used by those who want to convince those who are not as intelligent or learned in psychology and history. Instead, they seem to target their constituent, the people who they can get to support them, the people who go through their days making decisions on emotion, fear and hatred of those who are different than them.

The worst part, though, is that with all of the crying ‘racism’ that occurs in this manner in order to acquire and keep power by those who prey upon the uneducated real instances of racism are dismissed out of hand by the educated and aware and people are truly victims of such despicable actions are left to themselves and the perpetrators are free to continue their evil ways. And by not calling out those who prey upon those uneducated among us we who are aware of what is going on but fearful of being labeled as racists ourselves as the expected tactic of the powermonger are only letting the situation get worse, letting the real racism go unchecked out of our fear.

The reality is many of us who see what is truly going on are going to be labeled as racists by these people anyway. Even though, as is with my case and with many I know, there are no racist bones in our bodies, if we don’t support every cry of racism by the true racists who use the race card to acquire and maintain power, we will be targeted and attacked in order to convince their followers that they shouldn’t pay attention to our words since we are supporters of the ‘white devil’.


Why have to earn your position of power or learn to deal with the ramifications of your own actions when you can instead manipulate and tear others apart for your own gain? Why be aware of the facts behind a situation when you can just listen to the cries of racism and support it out of hand, directing your anger and frustration with your own lot in life at a now identified villain? Why pay attention to the damage that your insane accusations will do to our society and specifically the race relations that have been getting worse for the past 30 years, not better, precisely BECAUSE of this type of behavior?

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain…

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